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19 killed in Sudan ethnic clashes: Tribesmen –

Sudanese tribesmen say deadly clashes between two ethnic groups in the country’s western region have claimed the lives of nearly 20 people. Leaders of Zayadiya and Berti ethnic groups said on Friday that the clashes had taken place around the Mallit area, north of the city of Al Fashir, the capital of the western North Darfur State. Witnesses say about 20 bodies were seen after the clashes. It is not clear which side initiated the deadly fighting.The Berti ethnic group also said 13 of its men were killed in the fighting, while the Zayadiya said it had lost six.

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Eritrean rebels claim attacks government on facility in Asmara – Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 15, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Eritrean opposition group has reportedly raided a government owned garage facility in the capital Asmara. Eritrean National Salvation Front (ENSF) in a statement said its armed wing has carried out the attack on Wednesday at the garage located in Qohawta neighbourhood in retaliation to the regime’s oppression against citizens including deny economic rights of the people. The statement alleged leaders of the country are looting national resources and the regime has intensified repression against civilians living in Asmara particularly at Arbaate Asmera and Tselot neighbourhoods and recently to the people of Adi Keih town. The statement didn’t disclose if there were causalities from government side following the attack but it admitted one of its fighters have sustained light wounds.

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Lawless Eritrea (video)

A United Nations investigation report into human rights in Eritrea has found "very clear patterns" of violations and an absence of rule of law. Eritrea's poor human rights situation is being...

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UN Investigators: ‘No Rule of Law’ in Eritrea

VOA NewsMarch 16, 2015 12:17 PMA United Nations panel investigating Eritrea says it has found "very clear patterns" of human rights violations and a total absence of the rule of law in the country. The chairman of the U.N. commission of inquiry addressed the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. Mike Smith said under the Eritrean government's rules, national service is universal and indefinite and that "most Eritreans have no hope for their future."He said the only thing most Eritreans can expect is life in the military or on a civil assignment for wages of less than $2 per day.

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Ethiopia’s Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

TFeven Tashome is a study in blue. The 21-year-old’s toenails are painted a rich cobalt, her scarf is baby blue and her leather handbag is ultramarine. To ordinary passersby in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, it’s a fashion statement; to members of Ethiopia’s beleaguered political opposition, it’s a secret handshake.Feven (Ethiopians go by their first names) is showing her allegiance to an opposition party with an odd name, and an even odder theme song. The Blue Party is one of Ethiopia’s few remaining opposition parties. Ethiopia is technically a multiparty parliamentary democracy, like Britain, but it is effectively run like a one-party state, with 99.8 percent of parliamentary seats controlled by one ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, or EPRDF.

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