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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:59 min | 5 d ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Proposals That they show him as an action man and in campaign branded aid to typhoon survivors There's a family man discussing anything from conspiracy theories to his favorite chocolate To better understand the revival of the Marcos family brand we've traveled to their stronghold butak in a locus mortar Supporters of the Marcos family call this area the solid north opponents say it received preferential investment by the Marcos family when they were in power In my four years as Philippines correspondent I've seen how social media has been exploited to revise dictator Ferdinand Marcos corrupt and authoritarian rule to one of aspirational leadership And it's been so widespread and unchecked that many people up and down the country are now parroting the misinformation with absolute conviction A man who knows about the Marcos good life is ABC's former Asia correspondent Jim Laurie He was in the Malacca young palace the day the family fled the country for exile in Hawaii in 1986 She had thousands of shoes She had the gold plated bathroom in a very very poor country It just somehow seemed obscene He finds his testimony repeatedly challenged online They will say things like I don't believe this This must be doctored video from 1986 It couldn't be true In May the Philippines will decide who their next president will be It's clear that the election is becoming a referendum on what version of the past people believe in Haru Johnson reporting from Manila Listening to NewsHour from the BBC World Service I'm lease two sets No fool food no fuel no funding That was yesterday's dire warning from the UN's World Food Program which says its operations in northern EPO are about to grind to a halt This growing humanitarian crisis comes in the midst of continuing tensions and bloodshed The UN says at least a 108 civilians were killed this year alone in government air strikes against tigray The raids are continuing even though to grind rebels retreated to their own stronghold last month after the government recaptured some strategic towns Now earlier this week the U.S. president Joe Biden called Ethiopia's prime minister abiy Ahmed to express his concern There's talk of peace but sounds of war I've been speaking with Alex dewal executive director of the world peace foundation and a research professor at Tufts University The best guesses really are but a terrible famine is raging with only occasional glimpses of really how dreadful the suffering is And what is the main driver of this deteriorating humanitarian situation Is it predominantly the government blockade The government blockade is overwhelmingly responsible The UN has been saying since June that about a hundred truckloads of food aid are needed every day to feed about 5 million people And no more than ten to 12 maximum have been getting in on a daily basis But meanwhile in the rest of Ethiopia partly due to economic crisis partly due to drought Very major food crisis Not as deep but much much broader is beginning to develop And this is deeply alarming not only the Ethiopian government but all the donors that would normally be stepping up with generous food aid and other forms of assistance Is that concentrating minds and Addis Ababa in particular the Ethiopian leader abiy Ahmed I think absolutely so The government is essentially bankrupt It's run out of money to pay civil servants to pay the army It can't meet its import bill Foreign direct investment has dried up loans and grants of ground to a halt So it's going over an economic cliff edge And although prime minister abiy Ahmed says he has friends in China and the United Arab Emirates and Russia and so on None of those can actually step up and pay the huge bills that are required to bail out the economy It's only Washington D.C. the Europeans and the international financial institutions that can do that And this is the basic explanation for why prime minister Abbey is beginning to do something of an about face in reconciling with the Americans and beginning to talk about the prospects of political negotiations with the tigrayans And when you say reconciling with the Americans of course you're the dramatic departure of the special envoy Jeffrey feltman He's now handed over to another senior American official David satterfield is this also part of this perceived shift that you're mentioning That's part of it The Americans have been trying to balance the conduct of the Ethiopians with their mass atrocities their use of starvation as a weapon of war have outraged their core values with the fact that they need to deal with the Ethiopian government as an important strategic partner And they seem to have decided on a balance now And as part of that balance the new special envoy David satterfield will be traveling with the assistant Secretary of State for Africa Molly fee to Ethiopia in the coming week And that will send a strong message that the U.S. government has a cogent position and that its position includes both carrots and sticks and one would expect the carrots to be some sort of financial bailout in the medium term in response to the Ethiopians beginning some sort of peace process and apparently what's head of President Biden's agenda getting humanitarian aid into tigray You mentioned the strategic issue when it comes to the United States What is America's interest there If Ethiopia were to go into state collapse and in many respects actually it is already deep into that dive into being a failed state The economic and the security ramifications are very far reaching It's a country of over a 100 million people One would expect an implosion in Ethiopia to send shockwaves across the region including waves of migrants into neighboring countries and up to the Mediterranean and into Europe And the Horn of Africa and Red Sea is a cockpit for strategic rivalry with Russia and especially with China And there's another player on the block when it comes to peacemaking and that's Kenya What is that initiative And is it being backed by others as well The Kenyans have been extremely discreet obviously Kenya is deeply concerned about Ethiopia And the very fact that the Kenyans have been playing this very quietly and have been gathering the support of a number of African countries Europeans and also the Americans is an encouraging indicator that something is afoot Something to watch That was Alex of all executive director of the world peace foundation We'll take Kazakhstan now nearly two weeks since protests began there The authorities say a total of 225 bodies were taken to mortuary's during the unrest including 19 members of the security forces The demonstrations first began in opposition to a hike in fuel prices but they soon evolved into violent discontent There's also some evidence that it may have been fueled by a power struggle within Kazakhstan's ruling elite A correspondence to Rosenberg reports from the largest city almaty In a country the size of Western Europe there is one question people are struggling to answer Why Why was Kazakhstan rocked by violence The worst unrest here since the fall of communism.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

07:22 min | Last month

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"The Civil War in northern Ethiopia has gotten most of the media attention lately but in the south the government has launched a huge crackdown against its political adversaries This is the story of a human rights lawyer his mystery death and a government fighting for its survival Here's NPR's eighter Peralta As soraya kadir explains it her husband has always been a pain for the Ethiopian government Let me all our life around Coming soon But I'm still hurt Come on He's not afraid He argues strongly with the government about injustice in the law He is deep knowledge of the law and he's a headache for them Abdul jabbar Hussein was one of Ethiopia's most prominent human rights lawyers No matter who was in power when an opposition leader was unjustly detained he took the cases that no one wanted So when the government of prime minister abiy Ahmed began rounding up politicians in his home region of auto miya Abdul jabbar took on the most prominent cases Saraya says it's also when the threats began Text messages to his phone and one time a lady showed up at their house She warned me that he had to stop before death came to my house Abdul jabbar was angry that people he assumed were government agents threatened his family So I heard him shout on the phone kill me but leave my family alone A zombie that could either be I asked reunion Yes well done would be useful He was telling me he is doing the right thing and he was just working to defend justice and the constitution A month later saraya received a call from Abdul jabbar cell phone the person who called set her husband had collapsed Saraya found his lifeless body dumped in a CD side street She rushed him to a hospital on a rickshaw Look there's a great honor You want us to think about this They stopped us outside They didn't let him in and they didn't even care Government officials told her and the Ethiopian public that he died of complications from diabetes But this happened in August as the country was embroiled in the Civil War and as the government rounded up thousands of political dissidents Soraya knew their story did not add up I never thought the death would come to my house but it happened And it is coming to every house every house is mourning We are living in complete darkness Prime minister abiy Ahmed took power in 2018 following years of protest by Ethiopia's largest ethnic group the oromos They felt marginalized under the authoritarian regime led by ethnic tigrayans Abbey himself in a normal promised to respect human rights but within a couple of years he went to war against the tigrayans and broke ranks with many romos Some of whom have joined the Civil War against Abby's government I think what happened in Romeo is really tragic That is I will not Professor of law at keele university in the UK He says Avi ended up siding with factions of Ethiopia's second largest ethnic group the amharas who have pushed for a more imperial premiership As elections drew closer owl says that Abby made a political calculation that in order to win he had the sideline his political adversaries in autoimmune with opponents in jail or boycotting because of the harassment Abby ran essentially unopposed I think fundamentally what we see with Abby this is someone that is determined to use whatever tactic whatever strategies necessary to concentrate his power It took a few days in a few changes in meeting places before I finally meet Hamza Muhammad A prominent otomo activist He's a skinny guy with a shy smile he sinks into his seat almost as if he doesn't want to be seen He fears he'll be snatched up at any moment Even I can't work I can move in freedom Back in June the government held him for three months accusing him of smuggling sim cards into the house of Abe's top political opponent Hamza was thrown into the infamous Michael laui prison Gabi's government had closed the jail vowing to end state terrorism But it's back in use Hamza says he was held the naked in a refrigerated cell When we asked the prime minister's office about these claims a spokeswoman said we were simply hearing from a few malcontents But the government's own human rights commission has documented mass indiscriminate arrests of oromos It found even children had been detained Hamza says he documented a thousand young oromos under arrest The worst part he says is that he hasn't spoken to his mother for more than a year He doesn't want the government to trace his calls or go after his mother the way they've gone after his father My father is dated over three times in hierarchy If I post anything on Facebook they immediately arrested my values My family Hamza hated Ethiopia's previous government He let acts of civil disobedience against it But abi's Ethiopia he says is worse He's going to he's the dating everyone So this country can't be said The video is shaky but you can see the face of Abdul jabbar Hussein a human rights lawyer The man who took the video and shared it with NPR doesn't want to be named because he fears retribution Khalil boru a shake was on call at the hospital that they to wash the bodies of the deceased When she's ready there is government that follow us That's why the video is shaky They are trying to film while security agents surround the room You see Guatemala's hands in the video you see him gingerly removing surgical material You see that Abdul jabbar's face is swollen And then as they turn his head you see a huge gash in the back of his head There are many angels at the back of his head By certain material the navy seems like an eyebrow something Says it took him an hour and a half to wash the blood off his body All of us seeing this person is assassinated After he said those words assassinated he received so many threats he had to flee Ethiopia Abdul jabbar's wife saraya says as soon as she publicly doubted he died of diabetes threats came her way too Her family warned her you'll be killed But what hurts the most she says is that a man who gave his life to fight for justice Is likely never to.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:50 min | Last month

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Going to be processed into heroin The Taliban are not stopping drug production In fact they've been taxing it for years They don't want journalists seeing it being traded That's why we're filming from inside the car At the market outside the city of Kandahar stall holders have thick plastic bags filled with black opium paste laid out in front of them Under the previous government trade is paid off corrupt officials but sold their goods in secret Now under the Taliban there's no need to hide One opium merchant agreed to speak to us anonymously Since the Taliban take over we have become completely free but the prices have raised a lot They have doubled both of opium and hearing because it's possible the Taliban will ban it at some stage They destroy lots of people's lives around the world Do you feel bad when you're selling it It is not to go to work to be honest but people are badly affected by 40 years of war in our suffering If the international community help us in antifreeze Afghanistan's fund the Taliban could ban it like they did when they were in power before In a remote field in southern Helmand province farmer RAS Muhammad and his young nephews are digging small water channels His bare feet and clothes are caked in mud Life here is a struggle They grow wheat for food and opium to sell And there is nothing else that earns us money like this Governments have come and gone but they didn't do anything for us They haven't provided us with other seats to grow That would help me buy food for my family We don't like them but there is no other choice For now with Afghanistan's economy collapsing in a drought in large parts of the country it seems they'll be more drugs planted and more on the streets Both here and abroad Secondary reporting from Afghanistan Nala Bella is a town in the amhara region of northern Ethiopia known for its distinctive rock hewn churches dating from the 12th and 13th centuries it was captured in August this year by a tigrayan rebels after they defeated an Ethiopian gum defensive in their neighboring Tigray Region a government forces recaptured lalibela earlier this month and went on to push rebels out of several towns they'd occupied on the road to the capital Addis Ababa but now the tigrayan rebels are reported to be back in control of lalibela after apparently meeting their resistance from government forces Alex Tavares executive director of the world peace foundation and a research professor at the Fletcher school Tufts University joins a slide from the United States and mister Duval how do you explain this flip flopping of control over lalibela Well I think what it shows is that the tigray defense forces which had advanced to within about a 140 kilometers of two weeks ago and which then withdrew withdrew in actually quite good order largely undefeated They withdrew because they were came under relentless attack from the skies from drones which have been provided by turkey Iran and China through the UAE which made those forward positions unsustainable But essentially what I think we see is that their army is still intact quilt still quite capable of fighting So we may be in for a very long war So would you say that this month the beginning of a counter offensive by the tigrayans and can we expect to see them pushing back down the road to adaba It's not at all clear what is in prospect While the drone arsenal remains intact while the government of Abby Ahmed can maintain that level of swarms of drones It would be a remarkably difficult for the tigrayans to make that sort of advance And I think the prospect of there being a battle for Addis Ababa in the near future therefore is improbable I mean there have been a lot of reports from the tigrayans previous occupation of la la Bella that it was very oppressive that it was very cruel They don't seem to be winning any allies If indeed the objective is finally to march on Addis Ababa and possibly take control of the whole country The I think what we're seeing is what was feared some months ago after the tigrayans one control of tigray And of course the grid defense forces were immensely popular within tigray But what happened subsequently was it became really a people to people war between the tigrayans and the amhara And this is a war in which no one can win and in which the brutality will be and have been inflicted on the civilian population on both sides The to grants have not made their ultimate political objective very clear and one of the difficulties that the army was having as it did advance south towards Addis ambas was that the political leadership had done really nothing to assuage the concerns of the general Ethiopian population of the intent was not to install that he grants in power They gave some indications that it would be otherwise but they hadn't clarified their political agenda to the public as a whole And very very briefly mister Duval any prospect of a diplomatic solution a lot of publicized efforts to negotiate between the two sides but anything happening off the radar The efforts by the Nigerian former president and AU special envoy all the segment up appear to have been rebuffed recently by abiy Ahmed But president Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has a very discrete low profile initiative which we hope will yield some fruits the Ethiopians really need peace Thanks Alex Duval executive director of the world peace.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:14 min | Last month

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Gonzalez is a conflict analyst In 2021 the situation is critical in only 71 municipalities So we can say we're in the same warriors before because that covered most of the country Instead we've moved on to localized fragmented conflicts that no longer ever national dimension Our last quarter there was an immense sense of optimism during the ceremony 5 years ago when then president Juan Manuel Santos and fart guerrilla leader Rodrigo londono shook hands and signed the peace agreement But a peaceful life still eludes many Colombian families Matthew Charles reporting from Colombia You'd have thought that Ethiopia has quite enough going on what was a spreading conflict in the north against fighters from the tigray people's liberation front and militia from the oromo Liberation Army and even though prime minister abiy Ahmed was pictured near the front line in army fatigues last week claiming imminent victory rebel forces say they are gaining the upper hand and now we're hearing that Ethiopian forces have killed several Sudanese soldiers along their common border The Horn of Africa analyst Rashid abdi has been telling me why this clash is dangerous for the region Relations between Ethiopia and Sudan have been up and down throughout the decades In the last 30 years we have seen periodic tensions between the two countries over a whole host of issues But during the EPRDF and Bashir times there was I think an attempt by both steps to find some kind of a model that's within the border tensions After the overthrow of Bashir and the takeover by the military and the coming in of abi the old system of managing both attentions collapsed And remember there is a big territory between Sudan and Ethiopia called faca which is a fertile agricultural land which is coveted by people from the amhara region of Ethiopia who have encroached on this territory for decades But the Sudanese during the time of Bashir did not expel them What they did essentially was to have a sort of a co habitation and a system of sharing revenue and also exploiting the resources there collectively And this system worked very well But then in the last two years tensions have been building up and the Amara state sent in militias to try to rest control of that territory from the Sudanese farmers And that is why these tensions have now escalated to a very serious border crisis Well the Ethiopian army is said to have killed at least 21 Sudanese soldiers And that's at the time when Ethiopia is actually fighting a very vicious conflict in tigray It's fighting wars on other fronts What does this mean Does it create more conflict in the region It speaks to just this very I think conceived conflicts multiple conflicts across Ethiopia Ethiopian army has basically collapsed The state is reliant on ethnic militias and actually the conflict border tensions with Sudan have been prosecuted largely not by the conventional army but by the ethnical issues And I suspect that this is probably a way of the amhara state setting its claim and saying that you may think that is now weakened but we will fight this we will fight you and we will stack our claim to this territory What does it tell us about Sudan though Well Sudan also has its own turmoil but there is I think some confidence and some kind of unity between the political parties as well as the military on the need to retain fascia as soon as editor And I think if you look at also conventions and the long history there is a strong support for Sudan's position even at the AAU So that explains why the Sudanese are confident and they went last year to start reclaiming fascia Rashid abdi talking on New Zealand Distribution of the BBC World Service news hour in the United States is made possible.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:00 min | 2 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"I never thought this day would come. But God is good. Yes, he is. Thank you. Thank you for those who marched. Those who pray most of the ones who prayed. Yes, lord. Yes, you guys. Thank you. And now quiz, which you know him as a mom. I know him as quiz. Yes. He will now rest in front. That was wonder Cooper Jones Ahmad Arbery's mother, who spoke to reporters outside the courthouse shortly after the guilty verdict had been announced. Now what happens next? Well, we are expecting sentencing. We don't know when that will take place at this stage. We do know however that the crimes that the three men have been found guilty of do come with a minimum life prison term. There is also a suggestion to that an appeal may come. There have been some legal scholars in the state of Georgia who've been speaking to the U.S. media today. They suggest that an appeal is likely. But the interest in this case and the way the case and the trial itself was conducted has gained so much scrutiny over these past days that the responses have come from across the political spectrum and from all tiers of the U.S. establishment. U.S. president Joe Biden issued a written statement. He said that while the guilty verdicts reflect our justice system doing its job, that alone is not enough. And I would like to read you a part of the statement issued by a U.S. vice president Kamala Harris she is of course a lawyer herself. And she chose to respond to the way the trial, particularly by the defense council had been conducted. This is some of what she wrote in her statement a little earlier today. The defense council chose to set a tone that cast the attendance of ministers of the trial as intimidation. And dehumanized a young black man with racist tropes. The jury arrived at its verdict despite these tactics. And she concludes his statement by saying Ahmad Arbery was a son. He was a brother. He was a friend. His life had meaning. We will not forget him. We honor him best by continuing the fight for justice. Monaco's Thomas Lewis, you're listening to the globalist. Nearly a year since it's a hostilities began between tigrayan rebels in the north of EPO, Ethiopia and government forces. Are we any closer to a ceasefire? There appears to be no dip in the fighting, but is the U.S. right there for and saying that peace could be reached. Well, Dr. Laura Hammond is a professor in development studies. It's so as University of London. Good morning Lara. Good morning. Just outlined for us the latest state of the fighting, please. Well, the state of the fighting is that the TPLF led forces continue to move slowly, but surely closer to Addis Ababa. They seem to be around 200 to 300 kilometers outside of the capital city at the moment. And I think the latest the most significant developments have been the declaration by the prime minister abiy Ahmed that he himself and several of the leading political coalition are going to the front lines as they say it leads a battle from the front. They say they're going in there. It also says that he's taking Olympians with him. And the fact that you have the prime minister leading the charge literally in this suggests that there is absolutely zero sign that this thing is cooling down in fact quite the opposite. It would seem so, for sure. And it also harkens back to a long history of Ethiopia than Ethiopia has this image of the Ethiopian emperor's leading their troops into battle, which some have said is either a statement of intense bravery or intense desperation, one can't really be sure. The difficulties that we have here at the moment among anything is that both sides seem to be absolutely convinced of victory. Explain the situation around that would you? Yes. The TPLF for reasons that one can see when you look at the map of how much territory they've taken in a short period of time, believe that they are in a position of strength. And that while they claim their objective is not to take out a salvo, what they want to do is to get themselves into such a position of strength and superiority over their enemy that they can increase their demand or make sure that their demands are met. And at the same time, particularly from the vantage point of Addis Ababa where it's clear that the TPF would not be welcome were they to enter the city. The federal forces feel that they are in a strong position to be able to push back the TPLF. So each side has been claiming that the war is almost over and that they are almost on the verge of victory. While all this is happening, there seems to be a sort of parallel story developing with the African Union doing all its doing all it can to try to find a negotiated end to the fighting. Tell us what's happening along that storyline, would you? And how it seems to be that what the African Union and the United States is saying seems to have zero resemblance to what is actually happening on the ground. Yeah. I mean, I think that those who are involved in trying to find a peaceful solution are trying to always give peace a chance to the last possible moment, it has to be said. The African Union under former Nigerian president of Assange has been involved in a lot of shuttle diplomacy trying to talk to each side as has the U.S. and..

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on UN News

UN News

04:33 min | 2 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. Efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccine production should be matched by access to the syringes needed to inject them, and there could even be a global shortage of needles for regular immunization campaigns next year. The World Health Organization, WHO said on Tuesday, based on a scenario where around 7 billion people need two doses of coronavirus vaccine between now and 2023, the UN health agency said that a shortage of at least 1 billion syringes could occur if manufacturing does not pick up. Lisa hedman, WHO senior adviser, from the access to medicines and health products division, warned that a generation of children might miss scheduled immunization jabs, unless manufacturers find a way to make more single use disposable syringes. When you think about the magnitude of the number of injections being given to respond to the pandemic, this is not a place where we can afford shortcuts shortages or anything short of full safety for patients and healthcare staff. The WHO expert said, she told journalists in Geneva, that more than 6.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines are being administered globally per year, which is nearly double the number of routine inoculations delivered annually. A shortage of syringes is unfortunately a real possibility and here's some more numbers. With the global manufacturing capacity of around 6 billion per year for immunization syringes, it's pretty clear that a deficit in 2022 of over a billion could happen if we continue with business as usual. Miss hedman explained that reusing syringes even after they've been sterilized was not advised as harmful bacteria remained present. She also noted that syringes were particularly prone to transport delays because they took up ten times the space of a vaccine. To Ethiopia now where UN humanitarians repeated their call on Tuesday for unimpeded aid access to communities caught up in the yearlong escalating conflict in the north of the country. Across the country, some 20 million people need humanitarian assistance, including 7 million directly affected by the fighting in the north of the country, according to UN aid office archer. The development follows a warning from the UN's political chief to these Security Council on Monday that there was grave uncertainty surrounding the future of Ethiopia and for the stability of the wider Horn of Africa, speaking in New York under secretary general for political and peace building affairs, rosemary decale, noted that the risk of Ethiopia descending into widening Civil War was only too real. In recent days to grand forces have advanced south towards Addis Ababa in coordination with the aroma Liberation Army, mister Carlo said, in Geneva, UN humanitarian ultra confirmed that the UN's top emergency relief official Martin Griffiths met Ethiopian prime minister abiy Ahmed and de facto authorities in tigray at the weekend, which spokesperson Jens laka said that mister Griffiths had addressed challenges related to the suspension of humanitarian flights, the availability of fuel, cash and supplies, bureaucratic obstacles, and humanitarian personnel. In tigray, he met our partners and engaged with the de facto authorities under need for access and protection of civilians through all areas under their control and respect for humanitarian principles. He also met with women, affected by the conflict, including survivors of sexual violence. Mister Griffith said that these women were desperately focused on daily survival repeating their need for basic support such as food and medicine. It is now three weeks since the last overland 8 convoy reached tigray while 369 relief trucks remain held up in neighboring afar region, said archers, mister Laker, who added that 100 trucks need to reach people in crisis every day. At least 11,000 people have fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC since last weekend, seeking shelter in neighboring Uganda. The UN said on Tuesday, in an alert, UNHCR, noted that this was the largest refugee influx into Uganda in a single day for more than a year, and that most of those who crossed the border were women and children. The development follows fighting between militia groups and national armed forces in North Kivu's rotary territory, witnesses reported fighting in the villages of binger, Kenya Uruguay, and chanzu, they were among many who fled with their cooking utensils, sleeping mats, clothing, and livestock, although Uganda's borders are closed to asylum seekers because of COVID-19 restrictions, UNHCR commended the authorities for granting a humanitarian exception and allowing safe passage to people seeking safety. But the UN agency expressed concerns that local capacity and services may soon be overwhelmed, adding that more resources are urgently needed to help the new arrivals. Daniel Johnson, UN news..

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:51 min | 2 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on AP News

"Protest was a part of a series of demonstrations being staged around the world to coincide with the conference in Scotland An 18 year old activist from Brazil Valentina ruers doesn't feel young people's voices are being heard They are only saying what they have been saying for decades which is only false promises Samoan activists Brianna is worried for her country When we globally think of climate change we think of harsh impacts in the future like a dystopian future but for the islands it's the present we're living right now Two a.m. was given the stage at the beginning of the conference known as cop 26 where she told leaders about the effects of climate change already being felt in her country She said she would know of her words were really listened to by the end of the conference Karen Chammas London U.S. hiring rebounded in October Excellent news from the Labor Department as 531,000 jobs were added last month A very strong October jobs report saw strong job growth income growth a decline in unemployment and particularly long-term unemployment And Greg McBride who's the chief financial analyst with bank rate dot com says there's a good news bad news scenario when it comes to incomes Average hourly earnings were up 4.9% year over year That's definitely good news Unfortunately that's tempered to a large extent by the price increases that we're seeing Which is due to supply chain issues It's a condition we're likely going to have to deal with for much of 2022 I'm Shelley Adler Ethiopia's tigray forces are joining other armed groups to form an alliance against prime minister at the Ahmed after a year of war that has killed thousands of people the new union includes a tigre forces as well as the aroma Liberation Army and 7 other groups from around the country The alliance now known as the united front of Ethiopian federalist forces was signed into being in Washington Organizers say the group will be both political and military with the aim of deposing prime minister abiy Ahmed to seek a political transition after a year of devastating war U.S. special envoy Geoffrey feltman is meeting with officials in the Ethiopian capital amid calls for an immediate ceasefire and talks I'm Karen Chammas After two straight months of disappointing numbers American employers sharply picked up their hiring in October Companies added 531,000 jobs last month the most since July as employers found more success in filling millions of open positions The solid gain comes as other parts of the economy are showing strength against the pandemic Service companies say sales are up sharply more Americans bought new homes last month and consumer confidence also rose Economists hope as more COVID-19 vaccinations suppress the delta wave more people will look for and find work The unemployment rate take down.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:56 min | 2 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on AP News

"The protest was a part of a series of demonstrations being staged around the world to coincide with the conference in Scotland An 18 year old activist from Brazil Valentina Russ doesn't feel young people's voices are being heard They are only saying what they have been saying for decades which is only false promises Samoan activists Brianna frew in is worried for her country When we globally think of climate change we think of harsh impacts in the future like a dystopian future but for the islands it's the present we're living right now Two a.m. was given the stage at the beginning of the conference known as cop 26 where she told leaders about the effects of climate change already being felt in her country She said she would know of her words were really listened to by the end of the conference Karen Chammas London U.S. hiring rebound in October Excellent news from the Labor Department as 531,000 jobs were added last month A very strong October jobs report saw strong job growth income growth a decline in unemployment and particularly long-term unemployment And Greg McBride who's the chief financial analyst with bank rate dot com says there's a good news bad news scenario when it comes to incomes Average hourly earnings were up 4.9% year over year That's definitely good news Unfortunately that's tempered to a large extent by the price increases that we're seeing Which is due to supply chain issues It's a condition we're likely going to have to deal with for much of 2022 I'm Shelley Adler Ethiopia's tigray forces are joining other armed groups to form an alliance against prime minister abbe Ahmed after a year of war that has killed thousands of people The new union includes the tigri forces as well as the aroma Liberation Army and 7 other groups from around the country The alliance now known as the united front of Ethiopian federalist forces was signed into being in Washington Organizers say the group will be both political and military with the aim of deposing prime minister abiy Ahmed to seek a political transition after a year of devastating war U.S. special envoy Geoffrey feltman is meeting with officials in the Ethiopian capital amid calls for an immediate ceasefire and talks I'm Karen Chammas After two straight months of disappointing numbers American employer sharply picked up their hiring in October Companies added 531,000 jobs last month the most since July as employers found more success in filling millions of open positions The solid gain comes as other parts of the economy are showing strength against the pandemic Service companies say sales are up sharply more Americans bought new homes last month and consumer confidence also rose Economists hope as more COVID-19 vaccinations suppress the delta wave more people will look for and find work The unemployment rate ticked down from 4.8 to 4.6% Sagar Meghani Washington.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

03:19 min | 2 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Either it's Peter Kafka and I wanted to tell you that we've wrapped our latest season of land of the Giants. It's the podcast that explores the biggest, most important tech companies of our time. This time we looked at Apple company that changed with a computer is and then changed what a phone is. The iPhone has given Apple tremendous power. But it's forced the company to make compromises it didn't expect. Apple says privacy is a fundamental human right, but it also conflicts with its need to follow the laws of every country it operates, especially in China, and its App Store generates billions in profit, but that doesn't work for everyone. Apple basically is preventing me, a small business owner from servicing my customers, the way of service them for many, many years for decades, and they're saying no, you can't do it that way. Meanwhile, what exactly is going on with Apple TV plus? My sense is Apple doesn't want to win the streaming wars. They want to be extremely highly regarded for their taste. Land of the Giants, the apple revolution from recode and the vox media podcast network, this season is sponsored by web flow and you can catch up on the entire series. Now wherever you get your podcasts. Or shall you go? The thing about the military coup in Sudan, it's actually far from the only one to happen this year in Africa. No, unfortunately, we're seeing, when we call democratic regression or a series of military coups, take place across the region. Alden young is a UCLA historian and the author of transforming Sudan, he says there's at least a half dozen other countries in the region whose democracies are backsliding. We just saw Chad had a military transition, rebels are threatening to advance on Chad's capital and the military has taken over the government following the death of president Idriss Deby. And this was cosigned in a really strange way by president Macron of France, and the United States didn't make much objection. And we've seen military takeovers in Niger. Overnight an attempt to overthrow the government was thwarted and in Mali. Dressed in full military regalia the man who led Mali's second coup in 9 months is officially sworn in as president. And a cooling Guinea. On this mobile phone video, the 83 year old president appears disheveled. He's being detained by the country's special forces. Men meant to protect him, now hold him in custody. And then Ethiopia would for a long time was one of the bright spots in the Horn of Africa. We've seen a brutal Civil War, and we've seen authoritarian consolidation under the Nobel Prize winner abiy Ahmed, many opposition parties are also boycotting the election, because leading members have been jailed. They accuse the government of rolling back many of abiy Ahmed's initial reforms. We've also seen a non democratic transition in Tunisia. My first decision is the freezing of the functions of parliament..

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:32 min | 2 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"In 1935, emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia handed down one of the more bracing proclamations ever to have been issued from a throne. Italian forces had been massing on Ethiopia's northern borders for some while, with ill disguised intent. As marshal Emilio de Bono ordered his legions forward, Ethiopia's leader summoned his people's resistance as follows everyone will now be mobilized and all boys old enough to carry a spear will be sent to Addis Ababa. Married men will take their wives to carry food and cook. Those without wives will take any woman without a husband. Anyone found at home after the receipt of this order will be hanged. Ethiopia's present prime minister abiy Ahmed deliberately or otherwise is echoing the emperor's singularly uncompromising defiance this week. Like Haile Selassie before him Ahmed has appealed to Ethiopians to arm themselves against invaders from the north and done so in blood curdling resolute terms asking his fellow citizens to organize and march through legal manner with every weapon and power in order to prevent reverse and bury the terrorists that have come to the destruction of the country. There are, however, a few key differences between now and then. For a start, Ahmed is seeking to stiffen sinews not against a predatory foreign power bent upon occupation, but against other Ethiopians. Specifically the tigrayan people's liberation front or TPLF of the northern Ethiopian province of tigray. Moreover, there is a reasonable argument that Ethiopia is not at this time the imminent victim of colonial subjugation, but the instigator of an ill considered conflict which looks increasingly like it might go off in its prime minister's face. And there is the cosmetic complication that while highly Selassie in full dress uniform could barely stand upright for the weight of his chest full of medals, not all of themself awarded, one gong he did not possess was the Nobel Prize for peace, which are Ahmed won in 2019 for forging detente of a sort with neighboring Eritrea. It's probably worth rewinding to reflect on how we got here. Last September, the TPLF held a regional election despite a nationwide postponement of such votes due to COVID-19. This was seen correctly as willful snook cocking in abiy Ahmed's direction. As part of wide ranging reforms Ahmed had effectively purged Ethiopia's national government of the TPLF, which had dominated the country's politics for decades, despite representing barely 6% of Ethiopians. Matters escalated until Ahmed sent Ethiopia's army in. The resulting conflict has been terrible first and foremost Ford to grains. At least 10,000 people have been killed, millions have fled their homes, and there have been widespread and plausible reports of atrocities committed by federal troops and indeed by their tigrayan opponents. Civil wars rarely bring out the best in anyone. But it is not going smoothly for Ethiopia either. The TPLF won national power the first time back in 1991 as a guerrilla insurgency. Now rebranded as the tigray defense forces, they have demonstrated that they well remember how this kind of war is waged. If abiy Ahmed's recent call to arms sounds startlingly urgent, he may have his reasons. The TDF having by now retaken most of tigray are on the march. In the last couple of days, the TDF claimed to have captured the towns of desi and compulsion in amhara province. Another rebel group, the oromo Liberation Army says it has seized khamisi 53 kilometers further south down the highway which leads to Addis Ababa, now just 325 kilometers away. The oromo Liberation Army represent a further complication of Ethiopia's escalating crisis. Despite claiming to represent the ethnic group from which Abby Ahmed himself hails, they are informal cahoots with the TDF and hoping to break off a separate sovereign or a mere. A state of emergency has now been declared in Addis Ababa. Citizens have been asked to register their firearms and participate in preparing measures to defend the capital. City authorities have asked neighborhoods to coordinate with police and there have been suggestions of some sort of conscription of youth. A city of 5 million people is on a war footing. These precautions may not and hopefully will not turn out to be necessary. If the TDF and its allies keep the towns they have captured, they also now have a choke hold on Ethiopian freight. Kombucha sits at the vital junction of the highway which links Addis Ababa to the port at Djibouti, landlocked to Ethiopia's principal sea cargo hub. It may be that the TDF believed that this will be sufficient to force our bi Ahmed to come to terms. Much now depends on whether the tigrayans merely want a province or the country. For Monica 24, I'm Andrew Muller..

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:43 min | 3 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Called the de bark which is just a few miles from the front lines of this conflict And normally this would be a sleepy town in the simian mountains and now it's full of fighters and displaced people we've seen tanks getting ready to go into battle soldiers and local militia taking a break from the battle but local officials here say that tens of thousands of people have fled the war And so in every street here in every corner and every building there's just people It's a massive people I'm at a school right now And I've been talking to people and I keep hearing heartbreak Women who have lost their husbands their children to this war One young woman came here to have her baby came to this town to have her baby and suddenly she got word that her grandmother was killed by a shell She had her brand new baby on her back and she kept go back home because of the fighting and she was crying She was saying that there was no hope The people here are fleeing from an expanding war from a war that has now expanded into different states and officials here say that they don't have enough food or supplies for the number of people who keep arriving at this point the people here are sleeping outside They don't have enough food or even anything to cook with Who are the tigrayans and why are they fighting Ethiopia's central government Yeah so the TPL left the tigray people's liberation front They ruled this country for 27 years and they were pushed out of power recently and they're now fighting against the government that took power from them So this is a power struggle that has also pulled in some of the ethnic tensions that have existed in Ethiopia for centuries So if you ask people here why they're fighting they will tell you that it is about their survival as a people You'll hear much the same thing from the rebels so everyone views this as an existential fight And that tells you just how difficult it will be to bring this conflict to an end What has this war meant the people of Ethiopia It's been devastating I mean the economy has been hit hard Families have been ripped apart And the war has hardened feelings in a country that was already bitterly divided You know over the past few years I've reported in nearly every corner of this country and this is a huge country more than 100 million people And a few years ago when the prime minister abiy Ahmed came to power there was a renewed hope that Ethiopia would finally find peace that its people would finally live free But what I have seen over and over over the past couple of years in different parts of the country is what I'm seeing right now which is people forced to leave their homes because of violence And we've heard lots of warnings about impending famine in Ethiopia Have things gotten better on that front at all No not really I mean the international community says that the most dire conditions in this country are in the areas controlled by the rebels The government has imposed a de facto blockade in the region and the international community says that that has pushed hundreds of thousands of people to the brink of famine The international community has been pushing Ethiopia to allow more aid into the rebel held regions but nothing has really worked The U.S. has threatened sanctions and yesterday top American officials met with their allies about the situation here but concretely humanitarians say nothing significant has changed to avert a famine in this country It's worth noting that the government here says that the international community is exaggerating this crisis At NPR's aider Peralta speaking to us from northern Ethiopia take care aider Thank you.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:12 min | 3 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Overcast guys 74° it's four O 6 From NPR news it's all things considered I'm Audie Cornish And I'm Sarah mccammond the north of Ethiopia is virtually cut off right now in terms of information It's a black hole as one journalist recently put it Telecommunications are cut off and there's a very very little Internet access Kara Anna is the AP's East Africa reporter Very very little almost no humanitarian aid is now getting in No medical supplies at least for the past month No fuel for the past month And then food warehouses are going empty The Tigray Region has been at the epicenter of an ethnic Civil War for nearly a year now And after a month long ceasefire the tigray people's liberation front says the Ethiopian government has now launched a new offensive against them As the war drags on the government is also tightening its scrutiny of the press Our own correspondent Peralta recently had every piece of his equipment confiscated My microphones might recorders and I had to go from government office to government office trying to get it back And he was asked to defend his past reporting A sign he says of how things have changed from just a few years ago Back then prime minister abiy Ahmed's government promised a new Ethiopia in which human rights and personal freedoms and press freedoms would be defended And the government official told me look right now we are fighting a war for the heart of Ethiopia to keep this country together And they feel that they're entitled to curb some of these freedoms to keep this country together they say When I caught up with 8 or today I asked him to describe where he is now as he advances closer to the conflict So I'm in condor which is in the northern part of the country and we've been moving slowly northward toward the front lines of this war And you know just along the way we've been talking to a lot of people and what I've heard is humans whose opinions and feelings have hardened You know at the center of this conflict is a centuries old ethnic rivalry between amharas and tigrayans So when you talk to regular people they frame this war as existential They're out to kill us and we can't let them and I've spoken to teenagers and old men who say that they have weapons and they're willing to fight to the death But at the same time you know this is a war and with it comes heartbreak I saw you know one mom cry because her son her beautiful son she told me took off in the middle of the night to join the war in a town called the debris tabor today I spoke to dearest nega He's 64 years old and 7 of his family members were killed when rebels sheltered his home He lost four of his children and his wife And as we talked in front of his house he looked desolate And I asked him you know why he thought Ethiopians were willing to kill each other Let's listen He.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:03 min | 5 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"One of Cuomo's accusers former aide Lindsey boylan vowed to sue and condemn Cuomo's victim blaming in a statement she said quote it's a tragedy that so many stood by and watch these abuses happen adding quote my hope always has been that this will make it safer for other women to report their own harassment and abuse she said. The resignation takes effect in two weeks after which lieutenant governor Cathy hoko will replace him becoming the first woman governor of New York. The New York State judiciary committee is still looking into whether impeachment is possible. Meanwhile Cuomo could still face criminal and civil charges. He's also under investigation for covering up nursing home deaths early in the pandemic. As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to trend upwards in the United States Hawaii is the latest state to impose new measures including limiting the number of people permitted at social gatherings and events. Oregon is restoring a statewide indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people amidst the delta surge. In neighboring Washington state the immigrant justice group Larry's estancia is warning of a full blown COVID outbreak at the northwest detention center in Tacoma where over 170 cases have been reported since June the group is calling on Congress to end the Biden administration's inhumane policy of transferring and locking up asylum seekers. Meanwhile in Texas two judges ruled to temporarily allow local officials and two counties to require masks and schools and other public buildings despite Republican governor Greg Abbott's attempts to ban mask mandate statewide. In international news 6 Mexican states have been placed on the highest pandemic alert level as cases surge and vaccinations lag. Bangladesh has begun vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Cox's bazaar the world's largest refugee settlement amidst mounting cases nationwide. In Afghanistan the Taliban has now seized control of 9 provincial capital since Friday. Hundreds of Afghan soldiers have reportedly surrendered at the Kunduz airport sealing the Taliban's control over the city after they captured it over the weekend. Meanwhile Russian media is reporting Taliban fighters have also taken control of Afghanistan's borders with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Afghanistan's acting finance minister quit and left the country. The UN says there have been more than 1000 civilian casualties over the past month including the death of at least 27 children. Nearly a quarter of a million people have been internally displaced since May all this as uncertainty also looms and ongoing peace talks in Doha and with just weeks left before the U.S. completes its withdrawal. In Ethiopia as the months long conflict and the Tigray Region continues to escalate . UNICEF is sounding the alarm on the disastrous conditions faced by children. More than 100 children reportedly killed in recent attacks at least a 160,000 others are facing famine like conditions. Meanwhile Amnesty International reports hundreds of women and girls into gray have been raped subjected to sex slavery and mutilation by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops. This comes as the Ethiopian prime minister abiy Ahmed is urging eligible residents to join the armed forces as the government continues to fight rebels into gray and surrounding regions. Last week the Ethiopian government threatened to deploy its entire defensive capability against the tigray people's liberation front which now also entered the afar and regions. In Britain U.S. lawyers are presenting their case in a preliminary hearing challenging court's decision to halt the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States under the espionage act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. In Algeria at least 42 people have been killed as wildfires blaze through several rural areas burning homes and forests to the ground. At least 25 soldiers who battled the inferno are among the dead. The interior ministry suggested arson was to blame for dozens of active fires in the country as some survivors condemned the government for failing to respond to the unfolding disaster. As you see there are fires everywhere. We have not seen the government here. We do not have a state. The people is the government. Long live the members of the civil protection teams. Record breaking wildfires continue to rage across the globe from Greece to Siberia to the western United States. Meanwhile Chile says climate fueled record breaking decades long drought is causing devastation to agriculture and water levels. Chile recently approved a measure to limit private control of water supplies and enshrine access to water as a human right. In immigration news the Biden administration is being sued over the unsafe conditions faced by unaccompanied migrant children at two holding facilities in Texas. Children and teens detained at fort bliss army based narrow El Paso and oil workers camp in the city of pecos have reported abuse medical neglect prolonged detention and being subjected to mental distress. Their attorneys are demanding the Biden administration immediately release them arguing the U.S. government is violating the 1997 Florida settlement agreement which established legal requirements regarding the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. In other news from Texas the Republican ruled House of Representatives voted to authorize the arrest of Democrats who fled Texas last month to block the passage of sweeping voter suppression laws. The Texas House speaker then signed civil arrest warrants for 52 democratic legislators those who have already returned to Texas could be subject to arrest or forcibly return to the state capital in order to establish a quorum. The U.S. Postal Service has finalized its contested plan to slow down some first class deliveries as part of its efforts to slash spending. Postmaster general Louis DeJoy a Trump appointee announced the ten year plan in March opponents say the move will disproportionately impact small businesses middle and low income people as well as seniors and that the risks aren't justified by what's expected to be a low financial return. Meanwhile USPS is paying $120 million over the next 5 years to a major logistics contractor called XPO Logistics DeJoy previously served as an executive at XPO and continues to have financial ties with his whole company. And the Australian government's agreed to pay some $280 million in reparations to indigenous people who are forcibly separated from their families as children. From the early 1900s to the 1970s over a 100,000 indigenous children were ripped from their families and communities known as the stolen generation and sent to so called boarding schools as they Australian government enforced a program aimed at eradicating indigenous culture while some indigenous advocates welcome reparations. They fear history is repeating itself as indigenous children are still far more likely to be removed from their homes and placed under state custody than non indigenous children in Australia. And those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org the Warren peace report. I made me Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez a New Brunswick New Jersey. Taiwan. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:40 min | 5 months ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"All of this later in the show with Congress member ro Khanna. Disgrace New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he's resigning after months of mounting scandals and one week after the release of attorney general letitia James damning report which found Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women. Cuomo refused to take responsibility for his criminal acts as he announced his resignation. In my mind. I've never crossed the line with anyone. But I didn't realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. One of Cuomo's accusers former aide Lindsey boylan vowed to sue and condemn Cuomo's victim blaming in a statement she said quote it's a tragedy that so many stood by and watch these abuses happen adding quote my hope always has been that this will make it safer for other women to report their own harassment and abuse she said. The resignation takes effect in two weeks after which lieutenant governor Cathy hoko will replace him becoming the first woman governor of New York. The New York State judiciary committee is still looking into whether impeachment is possible. Meanwhile Cuomo could still face criminal and civil charges. He's also under investigation for covering up nursing home deaths early in the pandemic. As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to trend upwards in the United States Hawaii is the latest state to impose new measures including limiting the number of people permitted at social gatherings and events. Oregon is restoring a statewide indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people amidst the delta surge. In neighboring Washington state the immigrant justice group Larry's estancia is warning of a full blown COVID outbreak at the northwest detention center in Tacoma where over 170 cases have been reported since June the group is calling on Congress to end the Biden administration's inhumane policy of transferring and locking up asylum seekers. Meanwhile in Texas two judges ruled to temporarily allow local officials and two counties to require masks and schools and other public buildings despite Republican governor Greg Abbott's attempts to ban mask mandate statewide. In international news 6 Mexican states have been placed on the highest pandemic alert level as cases surge and vaccinations lag. Bangladesh has begun vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Cox's bazaar the world's largest refugee settlement amidst mounting cases nationwide. In Afghanistan the Taliban has now seized control of 9 provincial capital since Friday. Hundreds of Afghan soldiers have reportedly surrendered at the Kunduz airport sealing the Taliban's control over the city after they captured it over the weekend. Meanwhile Russian media is reporting Taliban fighters have also taken control of Afghanistan's borders with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Afghanistan's acting finance minister quit and left the country. The UN says there have been more than 1000 civilian casualties over the past month including the death of at least 27 children. Nearly a quarter of a million people have been internally displaced since May all this as uncertainty also looms and ongoing peace talks in Doha and with just weeks left before the U.S. completes its withdrawal. In Ethiopia as the months long conflict and the Tigray Region continues to escalate . UNICEF is sounding the alarm on the disastrous conditions faced by children. More than 100 children reportedly killed in recent attacks at least a 160,000 others are facing famine like conditions. Meanwhile Amnesty International reports hundreds of women and girls into gray have been raped subjected to sex slavery and mutilation by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops. This comes as the Ethiopian prime minister abiy Ahmed is urging eligible residents to join the armed forces as the government continues to fight rebels into gray and surrounding regions. Last week the Ethiopian government threatened to deploy its entire defensive capability against the tigray people's liberation front which now also entered the afar and regions. In Britain U.S. lawyers are presenting their case in a preliminary hearing challenging court's decision to halt the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States under the espionage act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. In Algeria at least 42 people have been killed as wildfires blaze through several rural areas burning homes and forests to the ground. At least 25 soldiers who battled the inferno are among the dead. The interior ministry suggested arson was to blame for dozens of active fires in the country as some survivors condemned the government for failing to respond to the unfolding disaster. As you see there are fires everywhere. We have not seen the government here. We do not have a state. The people is the government. Long live the members of the civil protection teams. Record breaking wildfires continue to rage across the globe from Greece to Siberia to the western United States. Meanwhile Chile says climate fueled record breaking decades long drought is causing devastation to agriculture and water levels. Chile recently approved a measure to limit private control of water supplies and enshrine access to water as a human right. In immigration news the Biden administration is being sued over the unsafe conditions faced by unaccompanied migrant children at two holding facilities in Texas. Children and teens detained at fort bliss army based narrow El Paso and oil workers camp in the city of pecos have reported abuse medical neglect prolonged detention and being subjected to mental distress. Their attorneys are demanding the Biden administration immediately release them arguing the U.S. government is violating the 1997 Florida settlement agreement which established legal requirements regarding the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. In other news from Texas the Republican ruled House of Representatives voted to authorize the arrest of Democrats who fled Texas last month to block the passage of sweeping voter suppression laws. The Texas House speaker then signed civil arrest warrants for 52 democratic legislators those who have already returned to Texas could be subject to arrest or forcibly return to the state capital in order to establish a quorum. The U.S. Postal Service has finalized its contested plan to slow down some first class deliveries as part of its efforts to slash spending. Postmaster general Louis DeJoy a Trump appointee announced the ten year plan in March opponents say the move will disproportionately impact small businesses middle and low income people as well as seniors and that the risks aren't justified by what's expected to be a low financial return. Meanwhile USPS is paying $120 million over the next 5 years to a major logistics contractor called XPO Logistics DeJoy previously served as an executive at XPO and continues to have financial ties with his whole company. And the Australian government's agreed to pay some $280 million in reparations to indigenous people who are forcibly separated from their families as children. From the early 1900s to the 1970s over a 100,000 indigenous children were ripped from their families and communities known as the stolen generation and sent to so called boarding schools as they Australian government enforced a program aimed at eradicating indigenous culture while some indigenous advocates welcome reparations. They fear history is repeating itself as indigenous children are still far more likely to be removed from their homes and placed under state custody than non indigenous children in Australia. And those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org the Warren peace report. I made me Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"By the Bloomberg nine sixteen years from any all right thank you Douglas says CDC is expecting disruption of everyday life as you say in the U. S. it says it is not a question of if but when HHS secretary Alex Cesar says all precautions are being taken senior member of the international Olympic committee has raised the possibility of a cancellation or postponement of the twenty twenty games in Tokyo if the outbreak has been contained by the end of may president trump says Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia sort of my or should recuse themselves in all cases because he perceives them to be anti trump democratic debate tonight heading in the South Carolina primary this weekend in super Tuesday next week Harvey Weinstein stayed overnight at Bellevue hospital in Manhattan after his convictions rather than going to Ryker's his spokesman says medical attention for some kind of chest pains US president Donald Trump says he's close to inking trade deals with India this on the last day of his trump to India trip with meetings with prime minister narendramodi U. S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo says so far the cease fire in Afghanistan is holding he says of it continues the U. S. will sign a deal to reduce troops there global news twenty four hours a day on Erin a QuickTake by Bloomberg power by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in San Francisco I'm at Baxter are prime already thanks very much time now for the daybreak Asia paper and tea leaves review where we take a look at some of the leading US stories in newspapers and media websites and broadcasters here in the region from CCTV president xi jin ping going back to the well saying that China is confident and capable of achieving both social and economic development targets already laid out that's even with the advance of the corona virus he made these comments just in the last day to the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed and that was in a telephone call he stressed the importance of securing grain and food supplies while fighting the virus from various local news outlets just an update on what we're experiencing here because you may be watching Hong Kong and Singapore closely to see what could happen if there's a break out in the United States so we got that warning from the CDC lots of events and things shut down most of us are working from home here in Hong Kong but for those who are not here's a couple of developments health officials found traces of covert nineteen virus on a tap handle in a bathroom at a Buddhist temple in north point so in that district north point and also on a prayer book there seven people who had been to the temple recently are now known to have caught the illness and by the way our numbers here in Hong Kong all right eighty five now KFC shut down its branch in north point that same district there after member of staff and her son caught the virus the worker is the sister of a fifty seven year old woman who is confirmed to have the virus after visiting the north point temple that's at the center of this going up right now in terms of KFC they said they closed down that particular branch but they they didn't feel that that the woman had much contact with people because she was just in charge of cooking the chicken all right that is is to look at the mediate that it's here before the top of the hour Kathleen well Brian want to welcome now here in.

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"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"To created all this hell on earth what did he get he got the Nobel Peace Prize let me ask you this little Ponti up did the taking out of Saddam Hussein lead to more chi chaos in in the Middle East Saddam Hussein allowed to Christian churches other religions go on it did not lead to an Iran backed by the way you saw this vote just a few days ago saying that the US troops leave Iran or Iraq binding resolution that was all the Shia who are of course friends with Iran in a restaurant they were they were all factions that it comes from Shia militia organizations that to a vote from probably should have been taken over the two sure this Twelver apocalyptic vision so we have a rather unpleasant situation there that would not have existed again headset stayed in power he was not a nice leader he and his sons would take people out to a fact to a plastic topping factory they would drop people alive food first into plastic choppy machinery spend here their screams as they were tune up alive by the machinery so they were not nice people I don't mean to say that he would not have been a mega power he would not have been a massive weaponize power if it had not been for the Iran Iraq war indirectly killed by Jimmy Carter problem Jimmy Carter precipitated all kinds of evil and yet the Nobel committee so that in order to kick the bush family implications there express to install them they went ahead and gave the peace prize to Jimmy Carter they later gave the peace prize to broccoli Baba and we know by their procedures but they had to make the decision to give him the peace prize during his first eleven days as president Obama did during his first eleven days of president to serve the peace prize I have no idea but he then proceeded to the plan so they gave it to him just for being elected president I I I didn't know what that that's up to you I mean was that an act of global teas perhaps but now we look at his name Hussein we wonder Hussein is a very special name of this year tradition and so on we want and and of course his Muslim family from Kenya were major slaveowners recently hated the British with British should come in and outlawed slavery in Kenya and so the Obama family had to give up all their slave those nasty colonial powers ending slavery in our country like that no the world we have been real politique by the way Craig Smith and I talk a lot about this in our latest book and and how much time we have time for you to mention the book absolutely get a book called money morality in the machine it's the seventh book we've done you secret got about once a week with the covered on fox we also have been a brand new white paper called China's top secret war how bizarre or China is is is led us into a stray federal pensions now are based in part on owning stock by the government in Chinese companies that may not even really exist that kind of thing federal about China you give me the title of the book again so people can remember it low okay money morality and the machine what they really need to remember is how you get it the good news is you can get this book absolutely.

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"abiy ahmed" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"On fox today because that so there's this guy named Jordan and he's a healthy guy is a dad of six and he works as a guide in Alaska but then he goes to the doctor and he's diagnosed with cancer stage four and here's the thing he had switched from medical insurance to Medicare which is a Christian health care sharing ministry so the question for Jordan and his wife Jenny was is really gonna work our medical bills exceeded a hundred and sixty thousand dollars Medicare members shared all our bills it was about more than just the money to this is a real community megashare is is a family a group of people that stick with you through the hardest times of your life I just don't know how I could have done it without measure it's so worth looking into there's a reason this is growing so fast if you want to find out more here's a number for you eight four four ninety one Bible it's eight four four ninety one Bible eight four four ninety one Bible the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today's correspondence got car reports Ethiopian prime minister they Akhmed Ali wins the gold medal in nearly one million dollar prize for his efforts in particular Ford initiative resolving a border conflict with neighboring Eritrea following a recent flare up of old ethnic rivalries in announcing the prize Norwegian Nobel committee chair to retry Sanderson said Akhmed wasted no time in resuming peace talks with Eritrea when he took over as prime minister in April of twenty eighteen we were of.

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister

Bloomberg Best

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister

"The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today's correspondence got car reports Ethiopian prime minister they Akhmed Ali wins the gold medal in nearly one million dollar prize for his efforts in particular Ford initiative resolving a border conflict with neighboring Eritrea following a recent flare up of old ethnic rivalries in announcing the prize Norwegian Nobel committee chair to retry Sanderson said Akhmed wasted no time in resuming peace talks with Eritrea when he took over as prime minister in April of

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Nobel Peace Prize: Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wins

Charlie Parker

00:23 sec | 2 years ago

Nobel Peace Prize: Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wins

"Has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for twenty nineteen two is the opium prime minister I'll be off all day he was honored for bringing an end to a brutal twenty year long war between Ethiopia and its province of Eritrea Swedish teenage climate activists Greta Thunberg was thought to be a front runner for the coveted

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