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Eritrea Accuses Ethiopia of Blocking Satellite Transmissions

Written by Paul Richardson

Eritrea’s government accused neighboring Ethiopia of jamming its satellite broadcasts and threatened to take legal action, the Information Ministry said.

Ethiopia has been warned by the Arab Satellite Communications Organization that the interference is illegal, the Asmara-based ministry said in a statement on its website. Read more →

01-10-12: The Star-Ledger’s Photos of the Day

Written By Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger KIRYAT MALACHI, ISRAEL – JANUARY 10: (ISRAEL OUT) A girl with her face painted white looks on as Israelis of Ethiopian origin take part in a rally against racism on January 10, 2012, in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malachi, Israel. Read more →

Swedish journalists held in Ethiopia will not seek appeal; hope for pardon

Written by Per Nyberg, CNN

(CNN) — The two Swedish journalists convicted as terrorists in Ethiopia have opted to seek a pardon rather than appeal the verdict and their 11-year sentences, a Swedish official said Tuesday.

Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were convicted in December by a court in Addis Ababa after being accused of helping the Ogaden National Liberation Front, which Ethiopia has labeled a terrorist organization, and for entering Ethiopia illegally. Read more →

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