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"abby ahmed" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:54 min | 3 weeks ago

"abby ahmed" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"With the matching button touching. We will bury this enemy with our blood and bones. That's what Ethiopia's prime minister Abby Ahmed told his country soldiers this week. It's been a year since a rebellion began in the north. In the Tigray Region. And the country's leader is preparing for the violence to reach his doorstep. On Tuesday, a state of emergency was declared, as rebels from the tigrayan people's liberation front or TPLF, march towards Addis Ababa, the capital. The TPLF had previously dominated the federal government for nearly three decades. Abby urged civilians to take up arms. America and Britain advised its citizens to leave the country. Civilians in tigre had been subjected to brutal, violence and suffering. While Abbey rallied his troops, the UN announced the results of an investigation. All sides in Ethiopia's conflict it reported have committed human rights abuses that could amount to war crimes. Including unlawful killings and extra visual executions, torture, sexual and gender based violence, violations against refugees and forces meant of civilians. The UN said the crisis could only be resolved through negotiation. Talks look far from likely. Instead, the capital of Africa's second most populous country may soon become a battleground. There is definitely a sense that we're entering in scary new phase, the rebels have made serious gains. Tom Gardner is The Economist's East Africa correspondent, based in Addis Ababa. There is unclear yet whether they are capable of taking the capital or more precisely when they might be able to do that. And how surprising are these developments in particular the advances at the rebels have made? I would say pretty surprising if you look at it from a perspective of a year ago when very few people would have imagined it would come to this. The TPLF had attacked military bases in the north and Abby Ahmed the prime minister then promised to apprehend them and bring them to justice. It was meant to be over in a matter of weeks. And at first it did seem that that might be the case. Within a month, Ethiopian forces paramilitaries from the amhara region next auto tigray and troops from neighboring Eritrea who are allied with Abby, captured almost all of tigray and the TPLF leaders, they disappeared into the mountains and Abbey declared prematurely turned out victory. Tom given it Abbey and the Ethiopian forces were in such a strong position. How has it come to this? Well, over the last 8 9 months, the TPLF have staged a really dramatic comeback by June they'd recaptured most of their region of tigray and since then they've been expanding from there. They crossed into the neighboring region of vampiro. And in the last week, they'd claimed control of two strategically important towns. And in fact, I think probably a third now in the last day or so. They're marching into a far in a bid to control the road and rail links to Djibouti. That's really important. And would make a siege of the capital possible. And in fact, it sort of eerily resembles their path to Addis Ababa in 1991, which up to 17 years of guerrilla struggle took them from tigray to the throne in Addis Ababa, where they controlled the central government for almost 30 years until 2018. That was the year that they were pushed out of power by protest, which resulted in abiy Ahmed's appointment as prime minister. And what's changed to the power dynamics since last year? How is it that the tigrayans have been able to gain so much strength and turn the tide against Abby's army? Well, I mean, first and foremost, the atrocities, widespread atrocities, massacres, rape, looting, that took place over several months in tigray was an extraordinarily effective recruiting sergeant for the TPLF and defense forces, huge numbers of highly motivated youths seem to have joined their forces. And they're under the command of very effective and very experienced generals. At the same time, there has been a mounting rebellion in Abbey's own region of oromia led by the aroma Liberation Army, and they've said they've joined forces with the terrains in the last few days. They've actually linked up, recriminations are already flying on the federal side. I mean, Abby's blaming foreign mercies are fighting alongside the TPLF. Others around him accused domestic traitors of leaking battlefield intelligence to the TPLF. And then in amhara, which is this important region allied to the federal government in all this, many of them are beginning to blame the federal government effectively for self sabotage. This week, I'll be declared an emergency. What does that entail? The emergency decree grants the government sweeping powers of arrest, restrictions on free assembly movement enables a really fierce clamp down on media deemed to be backing the TPLF. It also appears to lay the ground for military conscription already in recent weeks we've been seeing that amar is government has been sending armed young men, some of them armed, I should say only with machetes or knives in their thousands to the battlefield. People around the prime minister, including one of his top advisers recently said, you know, that's what's needed to defeat the rebels. You need mass mobilization of the entire population and the UN and the EU all are calling for diplomatic solutions for a mediation for negotiated settlement. Abby's response is such calls for talks are in a front to sovereignty. Meanwhile, the TPLF sense victory. And it doesn't appear to have much interest anymore in talks either. You're in Addis Ababa, the rebels are closing in. The prime minister is telling civilians to prepare to fight. What do you expect to happen next? I think it would be foolish to discount the possibility of fighting on the streets of the capital on the streets of Addis Ababa, which is the seat of the African Union. And almost since the moment the first shot was fired, this has been a war characterized by atrocities and possible war crimes. And the longer it goes on, the fear is, that is only going to worsen. Tom, thank you very much for joining us. Thank you..

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"abby ahmed" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

03:06 min | Last month

"abby ahmed" Discussed on WBUR

"Industrial levels But they didn't spell out what that would actually involve Even Antonio Guterres the United Nations secretary general struggled to sound optimistic he left Rome for Glasgow he said with his hopes unfulfilled but not buried The Algerian president Abdul majid taboo has ordered the state energy company to stop exporting gas through a pipeline that crosses neighboring Morocco because of a dispute between the two countries The pipeline supplies more than half of Spain's gas as well as much of Morocco's Australia has allowed the resumption of international air travel without the need for quarantine for the first time in more than 18 months Australia imposed some of the world's toughest COVID travel restrictions last year from Sydney his shimmer Khalil In a very emotional day here at Sydney airport at one of the arrival gates and we're just looking at families now arriving This is one of the flights People are just making their way back Some people have said that after waiting for such a long time it doesn't seem to feel real People have arrived here to embrace this to cheers And of course tearful reunions fully vaccinated Australians and Australian residents have now been able to come home from overseas quarantine free for the first time in nearly two years You're listening to the world news from the BBC Ethiopia's prime minister Abby Ahmed has urged his supporters to use any weapons they have to stop an advance by tigrayan rebel forces He issued the appeal on Facebook after the rebels said they'd made further territorial gains in the amhara region taking them closer to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Japan's main stock index the nicaea rose by more than 2% in early trading on Monday After the governing liberal Democratic Party held on to power in a general election The pole was considered a test for the new prime minister fumio kushida who won the LDP leadership contest in September The party lost some seats but performed better than predicted The LDP has held power almost continuously for more than 6 decades 9 firefighters training inside a cave in Brazil have died after the roof collapsed They were part of a larger group of almost 30 taking part in the exercise in São Paulo state The remote cave isn't accessible to vehicles or heavy machinery The publishers of the Oxford English dictionary in Britain have chosen the word vax as their 2021 word of the year The lexicographers pick an annual expression which they consider reflects current preoccupations more details from Elizabeth Needham Bennett The word vaccine is first recorded in English in 1799 Words related to it have spiked in frequency this year with a surge in the use of vax as well as double axed unvexed and anti vaxxer Oxford languages and Collins each decide their own word of the year Last year Collins chose.

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"abby ahmed" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

07:49 min | Last month

"abby ahmed" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"It is a very kind of risky thing to do for the Ethiopians to start acquiring weapons. Effectively using resources which are available because Western countries have been supported with Ethiopia from places like Iran. I mean, that is something that Western countries will have a very low level of tolerance for. And is likely to accelerate the risk to Ethiopia losing all kinds of international support, I think. So I think they do need to be very, very careful because too many of the things that are happening at the moment will contribute to fragmentation and self destruction rather than the way out of this conflict. Tell us a little bit about what the UN's role is here. I mean, obviously, struggling to get aid into the country. But in terms of creating that mediating voice or bringing people to the table, how useful is it? By the UN has been clear that it wants to support mediation efforts promoted by the AU and others. And I think that is that's the right approach for the UN to take to get behind African led. Supported try to get the Ethiopian parties together and find a more peaceful way forward. The UN does play an essential role in mitigating the human cost of this conflict, especially trying to stave off the famine. And of course, one of the other things that's happened recently is the Ethiopian authorities have thrown out 7. I think senior UN humanitarian staff really because those people were observing too much of the Ethiopian campaign to start the declines into submission. And prime minister Abby Ahmed doesn't want the world to see what he's trying to do in northern Ethiopia. And that's why those UN people were thrown out. It is very important that as increasingly interestingly, because neighbors have been saying, humanitarian assistance does reach people who are on the verge of survival now because of the war. I mean, you were warning the United Nations about this in April. What are your feelings now about the fact that in the 6 7 months on things are much, much worse? It's heart rending to see the danger of huge progress in Ethiopia over the last 30 years. You know, my first visit to Ethiopia was in the mid 1980s where peace remember a million people died in a famine. And since then Ethiopia's transformed itself completely, people had decent lives, agriculture is Flores as a national road network. Every child goes to school, there's healthcare for everybody. There are factories. There are railways. There are dams built. This were enormous achievements, but to see them put at risk over what at the end of the day ought to be a solvable political argument is I think tragic and heart rending for all of Ethiopia's trends above all, of course for the people of Ethiopia themselves. To Mark locock, thank you so much for joining us on the globalist. You're listening to Monica 24. UBS has over 900 investment analysts from over 100 different countries. Over 900 of the sharpest minds and freshest thinkers in the world of finance today. To find out how we could help you contact us at UBS dot com. 7 21 here in London, the European Union is considering reopening its diplomatic mission in Kabul. Last week, Moscow hosted in Afghanistan conference with the Taliban and Russia China and Pakistan say they are willing to consider to aid to Afghanistan. So things seem to be going in one direction you could argue is accepting the Taliban's authority in Afghanistan and inevitability. Well, let's hear from lino Donnelly's a columnist for foreign policy magazine. And a former AP and AFB bureau chief in Afghanistan, leaving just before the Taliban took over. Welcome, lyn good to have you with us. Hi, thanks, Emma. How are you? Very well, thank you. Just explain to us that about what the EU's intentions are. Well, it seems that what the EU wants to do is reopen an office in Kabul. And staff it with not only its own diplomats, but also share it with other missions as well. And from what I can understand, this is part of an effort to ensure that some humanitarian aid makes it into Afghanistan. They're stopping short of recognition. In fact, have said specifically, this isn't about recognizing the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan, but it is about supporting Afghanistan's people. How does it do that? Because it sounds an impossibility. Well, I think that that's a good question and I was out with them with the European diplomat last night as it happened. And that was the question that came from her lips as well. What do you do? Do you stand on a street corner and hand out cash in food to Afghan people as they're passing by you? If you're not cooperating with the Taliban, where do you stop short of some level of recognition? So I don't really know, but there have been announcements from the EU's emergency services that their third emergency delivery of medicines arrived in the last couple of days and more out of come. But then again, where is it going? How has it been distributed? Who are they dealing with? I think there's a lot of questions. I think, you know, it's not a bad thing for them to do, of course, but how they're doing it is still unclear. Will this provide an opportunity for the European Union to act as a monitor of the situation? You know, Emma, a few years ago, well, quite a few years ago, I worked for the EU's mission in Kabul. It was quite short lived because I didn't enjoy it. Or see the point in it. At that time, the EU was putting €2 billion into Afghanistan a billion of it was unilateral and a billion of it was multilateral. There was a large staff on a large mission and they looked at a very broad range of issues from women's rights to agricultural production. And none of the money was followed. So how they do it now when the Taliban are in control and movement is even more restricted. I have no idea. They haven't done it before. They never followed the money. They never knew where it was going or how it was being spent. There was so risk averse and a conscious of their own security that people who worked for the mission were not allowed, outside the walls of the mission. So how do they do it? Big question. So begs the question a moment ago, you said this is not a bad thing to do. And yet you are questioning it's not necessarily its purpose, but it's ethic. Where do you bring those two ideas together? Well, I think that, well, you've got China at the moment he's talking with the leadership of the Taliban in Doha and the Qatari capital. The Turks, the Iranians, the Pakistanis, the Chinese and the Russians are all in there. Their embassies never closed. So maybe it would be more about working with those countries that do have a relationship with the Taliban. To ensure that the humanitarian crisis is relieved to some extent. Otherwise, I think it's one of those roads of good intentions, you know, the situation in Afghanistan for Afghanistan's people at the moment is spiraling.

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"abby ahmed" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

04:27 min | Last month

"abby ahmed" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Weapons during warranty gray. She's an award-winning senior. International correspondent for cnn for more. She's joining us from london and welcome back to democracy. Now this is explosive About the explosives that the theo paean government was transporting. Can you lay out the the significance of this. And also then the response of the gop government well it goes to the heart of the narrative that ethiopia and our have been positing right from the beginning of this conflict that the people's liberation front attacked ethiopia in their northern command which they did but the people that have always that they attacked job because there was a joint ethiopian. Our train plan to attack them to finish them as was put at the time now. If european are trae have always denied that they say november fourth. They were blindsided. They needed to launch this law enforcement. Operation november fourteenth the rocketed asmara and that was when the two former enemies allies came together. What we found it tangles. It dissolves all of that narrative because we found right from the first week of november that these flights were going back and forth gun-running between the two allies. So even before the. I've hit us. They were already planning on on attacking. Tigray and airtran needed this weaponry to able come down from the north into to grace this narrative that somehow the gop government was caught. Unawares begins to crumble. Then you also have the reality of how ethiopian airlines has built itself up into the name that it is today which is through its relationship through its decades long alliance with the us. With american aviation giant boeing so it is tax payer funded favorable access to us. Markets worth hundreds of millions of dollars that has built that fleet. That is now being used as an apparatus of war and to conduct to bring weaponry into a region. Where by the us government's own findings. Ethnic cleansing is happening as we speak. Amy and for people who aren't familiar with the conflict Who have heard of the ethiopian eritrean conflict that ping resolved. How great fits into all of this. To gray was the region from which the senior partners in the coalition that ruled ethiopia for almost thirty years came from the tv after degrade people's liberation front. They held the presidency under the now and his successor. Before the demonstrations that installed nobel laureate ibm who himself was a part of the teepee laugh led. Government led coalition. So you can't say that. What this is is an existential conflict overpower over ibn ahmed and his allies in our in neighboring eritrea centralizing role and taking it back from the who were elected to govern to even after abby ahmed came into power but beyond that more importantly and i think often when we have these conversations. How complicated this conflict is we allow the reality to be obscured what this is targeting of innocent civilians who share the same ethnicity as the former rulers of ethiopia. Integrate it is a minority which has disproportionately ruled ethiopia. But but it is still a minority. It has almost six million innocent civilians in and around those who are now part of this conflict and is those civilians that the ethiopian government and its allies in the regional ethnic unheard. Her voices are targeting solving. I want to ask you about facebook's spokes involvement. It was raised in the senate hearings yesterday. But i want to go to your stunning investigation for cnn. Documenting ethnic cleansing in ethiopia. Headlined men are marched out of prison camps than corpses float down the river. We're gonna play the full report now. Courtesy of cnn a warning to our listeners and viewers report includes graphic descriptions and images. This is the driven a source of life for the people living along its banks.

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"abby ahmed" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

05:48 min | 5 months ago

"abby ahmed" Discussed on WBUR

"Ethnic cleansing, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and everywhere across the region. There are these reports of hunger people's stores of food have been looted. Farmers aren't able to plant their crops and people are starting to starve. We don't have enough food, shelter, sleeping materials and clothing. For the war. We fed our Children three times a day. But now we cannot. And yet the Ethiopian government is blocking relief groups from reaching the most vulnerable people. And duckling. All of this violence, the murder and the rape. Is all of this on the orders of Prime Minister A B. Well. At first, he denies it. But as reporters and aid workers start to get access to Tigre, the terrible reality on the ground is undeniable. Now it's important to say and the, um stresses this that all side to this conflict, including the degree and rebels have carried out abuses. But it's also true that the vast majority of those abuses are being committed by the Ethiopian military and its allies. And Declan, who are its allies. What do you mean by that? When Abby Ahmed goes to warranty Gray. He doesn't just send in the Ethiopian military. He needs help. The Ethiopians can't hold down this region on their own. And then to the great surprise of just about everybody. That help comes from Eritrea. The old full whose forces crossed the border into Tigre and start fighting alongside the Ethiopian military. Wow. So this is Abby. Al eyeing with a foreign power Eritrea Country that Ethiopia itself fought a long, bitter war with That he concluded the peace deal with In order to attack his own people. It's absolutely astonishing. And so in the early weeks of this campaign you have these are trained soldiers that are boosting the government's effort to defeat the two grants and for the air trains themselves. This is a kind of payback because Remember a couple of decades earlier. They fought this war with Ethiopia largely against two grand soldiers, and for them, this is their opportunity to come and some measure take their revenge. Declan, what's happening now with the conflict? The war is rumbling on and the humanitarian situation is especially dire. Aid groups say that over five million people in Tigre urgently need immediate food assistance and that 350,000 people are already living in famine conditions and that if things don't get better by next September, the region could be in the grip of a famine on a scale that hasn't been seen in Ethiopia in decades. And at the same time, there is a huge international pressure on Abiomed now to stop the fighting immediately and to send those air trained troops home who are doing so much damage. And instead of that, we're having an election. Right? Almost forgot about the election. What's happening with that? Well, it's been postponed a couple of times, but it's going ahead next Monday. It's not going to take place integrate all and there are several other regions where ethnic violence has been flaring. The government has effectively imposed a kind of localized military rule in those areas. So already we know that the vote won't be taking place in those places. The European Union has refused to send election monitors. And the State Department issued a statement just last Friday, saying that it's gravely concerned about the conditions in the country when this vote is going to take place. So, Declan hearing you lay all of this out and seeing how quickly Bobby and Ethiopia Have turned Essentially in a span of 18 months. He's gone from Nobel Peace Prize winner, two alleged ethnic cleanser. How did the world the Nobel Committee and foreign leaders everywhere? So drastically miscalculate. It's interesting. I've been speaking to several. You know Western officials and sources about this, and one of them said to me, you know in the West because we don't pay that much attention to what goes on in Africa. We tend to categorize African leaders either as soaring hopes and democratic idols if you like. And bad guys and after he won the Nobel Peace Prize, especially Abby Ahmed was very firmly put in the category of a good guy, and there's a real sense that people took their eye off the ball, and they weren't paying attention to the warning signs of what Has now come to pass in the country with such tragic consequences for ordinary Ethiopians. So where are we now? With Ethiopia? What's going to happen there? You know, there's a real sense that the world is now waking up to what's going on. Officials are telling me this isn't just about a devastating civil war or even about this tragic famine that is looming, but this is about very stability of the Ethiopian state. When you look at all of these sort of centrifugal forces that are pulling the country apart, arguably in places the question is now not just whether the Ethiopians can be persuaded to pull back or some sort of peace settlement can start. But whether they can stop this what some people are looking on as a.

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Eritrea Agrees to Withdraw Troops From Tigray, Ethiopia Says

The California Report Magazine

00:26 sec | 8 months ago

Eritrea Agrees to Withdraw Troops From Tigray, Ethiopia Says

"Months of denial. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abby Ahmed admitted for the first time this week that Eritrean troops were in the northern region of T dry and yesterday after talks with Eritrea's president is Icka Afwerki in the Eritrean capital, Asmara. Abby announced that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its troops from the border region. But interestingly, the Eritreans have made very little comment on Mr Abby statement.

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"abby ahmed" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

01:54 min | 10 months ago

"abby ahmed" Discussed on KPCC

"My reporters recently talking about how they're trying to basically figure out what's going on from these refugees who are in Sudan. They're getting a lot of these kind of reports of what's going on, and they're trying to deliver aid there. But in terms of getting the actual aid directly into the region, it's extremely extremely difficult. This violence is also brought criticism upon Ethiopian Prime Minister Abby Ahmed, who just over a year ago was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize here is part of his acceptance speech back then. Sustaining peace is hard work yet we must cherish and nurture it. It takes a few to make war but takes a village and the nation to build peace. Jenna. However, we've seen international public sentiment towards the Ethiopian prime minister change over the past few months. Well, it's been pretty rapid decline in terms of perceptions. You know, he got the Nobel Peace Prize and for good reason, you know, he did help bring peace and end the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea Longstanding war But, you know, I think one of the things we've seen kind of over and over is that the West tends to maybe a little prematurely pick who we're going to be the big reformers and leaders of peace. We've seen this kind of happened time and time again. We saw this with on songs hoochie It was kind of lauded as a pro democracy reformer and you know she was in in Myanmar. Only to, you know, come to sort of power there. She doesn't have full power and essentially, you know, indoors or at least turn her head to, you know, genocide against the range of Muslim minority. We saw that early on in Syria with President Bashar al Assad when he first came to power. It was very much seen as you know, because he was educated in the West that he was going to be this kind of western reformer and time and time again. We've been proven wrong. We'll pick up this conversation in just a few minutes with Jennifer Williams, senior foreign editor.

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"abby ahmed" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

06:30 min | 1 year ago

"abby ahmed" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"You're with the world Running for student body president is a bit different at universities in Lebanon. School elections tend to mirror what's happening in Parliament and in Lebanon. Parliament seats are allotted two different religious groups. So this year on campus, a big surprise secular students claimed up students like Yara address. She was elected student body president of ST Joseph's University in Beirut, and I asked her why victories for secular students in Lebanon are so significant? This victory is very important because it has showed us that maybe maybe we have a chance as secular, independent students toe like We can make a change. We will put in place where we can take a decision where we can present students and independent student council free off sectarian parties free off political parties that has transformed the country toward yesterday. So you're a what was the platform that you ran on as a secular candidate for student body president and on this secular political list, like how did you communicate that You were a different sort of candidate. When we introduced people to our campaign. We told them that we believe in three values, which which are secularism, Social justice and social democracy on we believe that in order to achieve that we too, have a secular state. And what about nationwide? Do you think this change in student governments around the country might foreshadow a similar change in the national government? Do you all know that students all over the world? They're the change. You know a lot off revolution started with students. A lot of revolution started within universities on, but we can assure them that it's not going to be easy, but it's going to be worth it in the end, because when we can change the dynamics and the systems within our universities, we can make a change on the nation's 11. So it sounds like you think Lebanon's national government would run better if politics were not organized by religion. So how can secular candidates change this? When we can enter the parliament as secular, not students? We won't be students anymore. When we can't and turn the parliament a secular candidates are secular Parliament members. We know that we can change this because you know it's not going to be easy. And like whenever people hear us talk about these things, and we want a secular state, Lebanon they think we're insane because they think you know this system is not going to change. But it has changed. Lebanon's economy is also in disarray. How's that affecting education for university students as enrollment gone up or down? And what does the future look like for students graduating and finding jobs? What we're living today regarding our economy is affecting our tuitions. And now our tuition. It won't only double but it will trip. But of the amount on why, knowing that when we graduate, there's high percentage that we won't find a job or we're going to be forced to leave our country to find a job or we're going to work in jobs that aren't don't get along with our degrees. I'm also curious how much that explosion that rocked Beirut this past summer and the whole subtext of massive corruption did that have any effect on the outcome of the of the university elections? We know now that the corruption and the Lebanese university and the corruption we're facing all around our country that exploded in our faces and all the students, they stopped caring about politics. They stopped caring about their political affiliations. They stopped caring about their political parties. When they found out that these same people are responsible for the death off more than 200 people and the destruction off more than 500 houses. You're still in school. Jara. What gives you hope about the future in Lebanon? You know, it wasn't an immense joy when when I was elected as president off my student council and my faculty Because I felt like, Well, maybe we have you still have a chance in this country. Maybe I don't have to, You know, pack my bags and apply for my masters and just leave. Because maybe something will change in the new future. I'm more attached to my country now, because I feel like I have responsibility. I have something to offer and I can just I can just leave. Everything behind because This country needs us. If we leave, who's going to work on it? Who's going to change our system? Your address, is a psychology student at ST Joseph's University of Beirut. She won an election for president of the student body running as a secular candidate. Yara. Thank you for speaking with us. Good luck. Thank you. Conflict in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region began more than a month ago. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abby Ahmed has said the fighting is mostly over. And that now is the time to rebuild Tigre. But the United Nations doesn't see things that way. The U. N human rights chief Michelle Basha let's said today that the situation is spiraling out of control with appalling impact on civilians. I'm joined by the world's Africa correspondent Ali Maca, Condi Halina. What is the latest news about this conflict? Where do things stand today? Well, according to the government, it's essentially over and now they're at the stage of tracking down suspects or those who were involved with the Tigre People's Liberation Front or TPLF, who, of course, was on the other side of the conflict. And the government has been putting up in trim administrations and in areas that are quote unquote liberated from the TPLF. They've begun humanitarian activities there, but of course, because communications mostly remain blacked out, and they're still restrictions on independent journalists. It's not actually clear what the reality is. And we know that the T p L F has said that they're not standing down. On. Even the government has admitted that there are still some smaller, more rural areas that they don't control in that there have been some instances of sporadic shootings. So where does support stand widely in Ethiopia? For Abby Ahmed and the fighting? Are there Ethiopians who are calling for peace when I was in Addis on the streets? I didn't hear anyone actively supporting a conflict and people wanted peace, Ethiopia and recent years I mean, has had different types of conflicts or crises. So I didn't see anyone who was looking for more of that. But there was a lot of support for Robbie people who shared the government's stance that this was kind of a last resort, quote unquote law enforcement operation a necessary step against the TPLF. But there were others on the opposite side. Who Even if they didn't actually support the TPLF. They agreed with their message that the government was essentially attacking ethnic T grands in the area..

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"abby ahmed" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"abby ahmed" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Market Where manual with the world we're co production of GBH, BOSTON NPR X Iran will be a major policy challenge once President elect Joe Biden takes office. Already, Iran's nuclear program is the center of attention. Earlier this week, Iran's parliament passed a bill that would suspend U. N inspections of its nuclear program and boost uranium enrichment. Interestingly, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Post said that they did not like the parliament's resolution. This comes just days after one of Iran's top nuclear scientists was killed on the outskirts of Tehran. John goes, Vignon leads the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania. John, How do you read this bill passed in Iran's Parliament. What message are they trying to send? Yeah, I mean, I think actually the first question that has to be answered. There is Who is they? I mean, what we're seeing perfectly demonstrated here is that there is a politics in Iran. There is a political process, and there are different factions and different points of view. The Parliament's currently is dominated by more conservative, more hardline voices. They're very skeptical of any kind of negotiations with the U. S. And they're sending a very clear message that their basic We put in the government in a very tight position. As you say, the president and the government of very much been opposed to this bill. It's important to remember that there is a presidential election coming up in Iran. About six or seven months time. So there's already a lot of jockeying for who will be the new president and probably will not be a reformist or a moderate. It will probably be a hard line. So where does this leave President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif if they are eyeing a possible return to the JCP away the nuclear deal with us at some point I think it depends on who you are. But I think that from the perspective of perhaps some of the more constructive hardliners, they will say that actually, this is potentially they're sort of strength in the hand of Iran and negotiations very similar to the way hardliners in the U. S. Will say that Things like increased sanctions or even assassinations and somehow strengthen the hand that actually make negotiations easier. I'm not sure I agree with that. Probably the thinking among hardline circles is that by suspending cooperation with the additional protocol of the IAEA and increasing enrichment and centrifuges, Iran is increasing its leverage. So the parliaments in favor the Guardian Council's in favor. The president of foreign minister are not in favor. How do all these dynamics including the killing recently of motion? Factories a day. The nuclear scientists. How does all this complicate the Biden administration's ability to engage in diplomacy with Iran? I think that was very much the idea. In fact, as we suspect the Israelis were behind this, I think it was obviously to make Biden's job much more difficult in terms of Being able to go back to the deal. Look, the fact is, is that the window is very tight. When the new administration comes into power in Washington, it will have at the most five months to be able to do any kind of serious negotiating with Iran. I think before you administration comes to power in Iran Which is to say is likely to be more anti American. Probably, you know, a full return to the J C p l. A seems ambitious, they would have to move quickly. And of course, this recent assassination is going to really complicate that. Today, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, said that Iran will come back into compliance with the nuclear deal if the incoming Biden administration lives all sanctions against Iran. And if I read the details about the bill correctly, they've given essentially an ultimatum of February 2nd 2021 for the sanctions to be lifted. That's about 10. Days after Biden gets into office is this realistic? Yeah, I think that's interesting. Actually, I think that is actually a negotiating tactic. You know, it puts the Biden administration into the incoming by the administration into much more difficult position. It kind of increases the pressure on them and lets them know that they don't have you know they don't have all day. I think that without this, there was a very real risk that given everything else that's going on with the pandemic and the economy and so on that Biden administration might come into power and maybe take its time a little bit with Iran. Negotiations take the upper hand and all the rest of it, But this is going to sharpen minds in Washington. I think that's the that's the intended effect. Let's just be honest. I mean negotiations with America or Rep respond at times with America right now is just not going to be a vote winning strategy in the Iranian presidential election, which is going to be held in May or June of next year. For really obvious reasons. I mean, the fact is that the road Honey Administration put all of its faith in this idea of a J C P l. A negotiated it. It was a signature foreign policy achievement. They were made to look like idiots domestically by the U. S withdrawal from the JCP away, So I think the political atmosphere for reformist or more moderate or pragmatic president to win the election next year in Iran. Is pretty low. You're a historian John. You've got a book coming out. So entitled America and Iran a history 17 22 the President. What is your long view of U. S Iran Relations 18th century to today is a pretty long view. Yeah. Look, I think the big picture that emerges out of that book and out of my work is that the atmosphere of tension that we see between Iran and the U. S. Today is not the way it's always been. I mean, I think this is what was really striking for me is that the overwhelming majority? Of the history of relations between these two countries. There was a tremendous atmosphere of mutual admiration, respect and even idealization. The last 40 years really isn't what characterizes the U. S Iran relationship. Historically, this was a relationship, great warmth and affection and admiration. Don't you believe we can get back there again? One day. I don't think it's it's around the corner. But there's no reason why these two countries have to remain enemies forever. It is good to hear that optimism John Goode's Vinny on the executive director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, thank you very much. Thank you for having me. In Ethiopia Prime Minister Abby Ahmed has declared that the conflict in the northern Tigre region has come to an end obvious calling for reconciliation and unity. But Ethiopia society remains as fractured as ever, on top of that authorities are being accused of ethnic profiling. As the world Slowly Maca Condi reports from Addis Ababa. The fighting in northern Ethiopia was sparked on November 3rd when fighters with Atika Hi People's Liberation Front attacked an Ethiopian government military base. TPLF hold it preemptive action, Prime Minister Abby Ahmed called it treason, regardless Won t Brian businessman I spoke with says the impact was felt immediately by ordinary people from the region. He asked to remain anonymous, out of fear of political Reprisal, reported in your committee met together frequently travel abroad, but on that day, they asked me to show a common lady. Cabella idea is the national identification card here in Ethiopia..

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02:32 min | 1 year ago

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"News from the BBC World Service. We're coming to you live from London. I'm James Menendez on we're gonna start today in northern Ethiopia in the fighting between the government and the dissident authorities into Great province Last night, Prime Minister Abby Ahmed's ultimatum for degree and fighters to surrender expired. Meaning that his plant assault on the regional capital, MMA Kelly, home to about half a million people would begin today. Getting accurate information about that military operation is proving almost impossible. But a short time ago, we did contact Daniel Bahana, who we spoke to last on Wednesday, He's Thief, founder of an online news site called Horn Affairs. He's in MMA Kelly. What's the situation now? Where it's a bit surprising that when we wake up in the morning, the city everybody was kind of relieved. People are worried about you heard Mike money, toe conduct air strike or anything but thing happened and as far as the news from the front is called Salute, 98 kilometers away from there, according to the informant coming from that front, the invading army has lost woman from this morning from coffeehouses restaurants. Almost careful. It's not like It's a free water time, off course a bit down that much better than the feeling in the past four days, and so just to be clear there's no sign of military activity at all in the city. No, nothing at all. Given the communications have bean intermittent, the Internet and phones and so on T o. Most people in the city actually know what is going on and know that the Ethiopian government has announced that they will begin this offensive today. Yes, Yes, Actually, People are aware because one there is Mobil's from service that workers within two dry half of two great The surgeries in McCulloch and people are using that they're complicating each other. They just call outside off the great second, Mr took off the town. Everybody should this search there is television and radio. Everyone's house. Illiteracy is not interrupted yet. Therefore people are very much with us. Well, there's kind of a depressed mood yesterday because they're our off self 72 hours ultimatum, so people were there. A will was Daniel Bahana in McAllen, as he was mentioning, look already on TV are still working there. BBC monitoring in Nairobi's being listening in to the local news, and this was the top story on the regional state broadcaster. Great TV. Anomalies.

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01:53 min | 1 year ago

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"Ethiopia's prime minister says the final and crucial military operation will launch in the coming days against the government of the country's rebellious northern Tigre region. Prime Minister Abby Ahmed says the situation has gone beyond their look. He's actually calling the offensive a restoration off his rule. Yesterday he's deputy was in Uganda and Kenya. And he said that they have not asked this country's to mediate on. They say this operation is going to be short and they want to restore the rule in that region, and it's spilling over to the whole of Africa. Over the weekend, the forces in the Tigre region fired missiles into a smart in neighboring Eritrea. And up to 25,000 refugees are fleeing now into Sudan, the BBC's and soy says, says refugees or hungry, exhausted and terrified News and analysis. A town hold dot com Is that motorists have become or aggressive during the Corona virus pandemic, And the proof is in Baltimore County. The Baltimore Sun reports. Citations from speed ticket cameras in the county are on track to set a record officials say. The people drove faster this year is more people stayed home during the pandemic, The county has seen a 10% increase in speed camera violations so far in 2020. At the same time, Revenue from speed cameras rose by nearly 38% John Scott reporting they Senate Judiciary Committee will hear today. From Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey. They'll be questioned about their platforms handling of the election. With Republican zeroing in on a proceed anti conservative bias Democrats and want to talk about hate speech and the threat of misinformation online. Dr Bergen Dorsey will appear virtually before the committee, their second such appearance within a month. And on Wall Street down futures down 88 points.

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01:53 min | 1 year ago

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"All coming up in people fixing the world after the BBC News Hello I'm Debbie Russ with the BBC News. Ethiopia's prime minister Abby Art mood says a military operation in the northern Tigre region is entering its final phase, he said a three day ultimatum given to armed groups there to surrender. Had now expired and he would launch what he called a final act of law enforcement. His answer Oy! Prime Minister Abby Ahmed says the situation has gone beyond their log. He's actually calling the offensive a restoration off his rule. Yesterday he's deputy was in Uganda and Kenya on Dhue said that they have not asked this country's to mediate on. They say this operation is going to be short and they want to restore the rule in that region. And it's spilling over to the whole of Africa. Over the weekend, the forces in the Tigre region fired missiles into a smart in neighboring Eritrea, and up to 25,000 refugees are fleeing now into Sudan. Police in Germany have arrested three suspects in connection with spectacular theft of treasures from a museum in Dresden. That year ago, detectives raided 18 properties in the capital, including apartments, carriages and vehicles from Berlin, Jenny Hill reports. It was an audacious heist, which shocks Germany Last November, thieves broke into the historical green vault of dressed in state museum, getting away with jewels and treasure who's worth was said at the time to be incalculable. Now detectives who assumed that someone working in the gallery must have assisted the thieves. I've made what appears to be a significant development in the case this morning, more than 1000 officers raided homes, carriages and vehicles in Berlin and arrested three people in connection to the break in Believed to be members of a notorious criminal family.

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04:28 min | 1 year ago

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"Under Ethiopian government control asses far as we know. S O. Of course, getting reports on the front line has been very difficult. But what we've seen in the media is that much of Western degree has been taken by government forces yesterday. Those reporting that there will be sending medics in the frontline to attend to casualties and other injuries and that there is humanitarians of point being given Last night, Prime Minister Abby said that demented situation will be dealt with by his government. He is ready to resettle and re integrate jokin spleen from the conflict. This is a bit difficult because there's been various flashpoint crisis not just within two dry where the operation is taking place. But then the two ground forces also fired into the empire of Regional State, which is supporting the federal forces and conflict. It also find into a smarter in their attract, and it's creating many flashpoints would make it very difficult for there to be any control over the military operation or for its limited scope to be achieved within a short time. Indeed, we were talking to Jen Heh, Ziman, emergency quarter coordinator for the U. N refugee agency, the UNHCR earlier in the program, saying, You know there were literally thousands of people streaming across the border. Into Ethiopia. It's making so interested to Sudan from Ethiopia, making the situation incredibly difficult for them to manage. What are you hearing? Well in Sudan, the eastern region has been receiving the majority of the refugees. The state TV in the country said that 25,000 people have arrived so far. They expect this to escalate to as many as 200,000. The regional governor off the 100 of state. He said that the UN's response has been quite slow down itself is dealing with a very tense political transition. It's in a very die economic situation, it might not be able to fully absorb the humanitarian constantly took and conflict. At the same time judges this country reporting on the state TV is able to give us sort of clear picture of how many people are coming in how much support they might need, and it's going to be in the thousands, so there will be a very big humanitarian crisis, not vicinity of here, but across the region as well. The Ethiopian government Aziz you say, Abby Ahmed has said this is he considers this to be an internal matter. But with thousands of people streaming across the border, and we reporting earlier on atrocities in the northern region that human rights commission is still trying to get Access to it would seem all those words ring hollow now, really, don't they? And there is talk off foreign governments getting involved in the dialogue to try and sort this out, so so tell us what you've heard about that. Where it's true. There is a lot of regional and international pressure mounting on if you appear not just on the mediation, but to stop the fighting yesterday, the deputy prime minister Domenica mechanism had meetings with the Ugandan leader and the Kenyan president who formed the IGA additional mark of the Horn of Africa region. Two leaders appealed for dialogue. There are reports that Nigeria's former president or passenger, is heading to Cuba over the conflict, and he took it has been very resistant to the idea off dialogue. Yesterday in a meeting between if your base security adviser and the Djibouti president and what he called for a peaceful resolution, but it also went on to commit an internal dispute with this mirror is the language of Ethiopia. Impact on the conflict, of course, will be felt across the weak and the firing of record rockets by the TPL left into Eritrea. The US turn back now and internationalized conflict in many countries of being fucked in or being called into this conflict. Killed him. Pulling out troops from Somalia, for instance, will create a vacuum, so it's not just an internal political stalemate, but there's an increased security threat across the region and then escalated humanitarian crisis. Beverly. Thank you for the update, BBC monitoring barely Archie and following the situation in that the Northern Tigre region off Ethiopia. Let's talk now about the man described as one of the richest religious leaders in Africa. Controversial Pastor Shepherd Bush, eerie Who was wanted in South Africa. Indeed, he was on bail in South Africa on corruption charges, but he skipped bail at the weekend and returned to his native Malawi. Now, Mr Bashir, he founded his own evangelical church. Our correspondent. Nonsense. Masako has gone to the Malawian capital a long way to investigate and joins us Now. Non, sir. First.

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05:01 min | 1 year ago

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"Let's turn away from the U. S election for a moment because there is fierce fighting in Ethiopia, the most important country in the Horn of Africa. It's the second most populous in the continent. And there are reports of heavy fighting continuing in the northern region ofthe Tigre after Ethiopia's Prime minister Abby Ahmed, who just a year ago you'll remember won the Nobel Peace Prize announced he was sending troops to the rest of area. He said two grand troops had attacked a federal army base, all of which is prompting the threat ofthe civil war. As well as regional instability. A short time ago, I spoke to Dr Howell Hello, who is Ethiopian himself and a senior lecturer in law at the university off keel first, what's behind this offensive? This is a conflict that many soul coming. But the latest incidents that symptom is committed. The situation is in massacre against civilian populations in the only original estates in Westwood, Lenka In a soon as news of the massacre. Kim the federal government gun toe accused TPLF, which is a Tigre peoplesliberation fronts that now governed by region. For working in coordination with the Animal Liberation Front to carry out this particular Masako. Do you think that it can also be defined as it stands at the moment as a civil war? Oh, absolutely. This is a similar in the sense that this is a regional government fighting the central government. The world will, of course know Prime Minister Abby Amad as the man who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year for formalizing peace with neighbouring Eritrea is Thiss Civil war inside Ethiopia won that Prime Minister Abby can win. It's very difficult to say civil wars usually don't really have clear winners and clear losers, especially in the context where the fighting is between. Original government and the central government where the regional government has significant resources Artists disposal degrade generally is part ofthe Ethiopia, where most of the words that you pay a fort or the last four digits have before so this is a battle hardened society and also have access to Most ofthe Ethiopia's highly sophisticated military hardware, so I don't think there would be a clear winner and ultimately uniting the country population. The political settlement that is being debated will suffer significantly as a result of this confrontation, and in terms of the risk and the stakes for Ethiopia. How would you characterize those? This is going to be a very complicated, very protracted conflict. So if Bobby with his vision off, creating a more centralized Emori unitary state if he prevails, then it is likely that his vision for the future of Serbia would have a significant post. But if TPLF wins is a confrontation or monies to bring ivy to a negotiation, then the current political settlement which creates it and build regions and grants, autonomy allows reaches to use their own language develops their culture. This kind of federal arrangement would have a chance to continue. So somewhere in the middle, I think there is a possibility off these forces making, but the war continues and tensions running high. The likelihood of two forces coming together would be very, very limited unless the international community takes the time invests. Enough resources to force the two regions to come to anyone, in your view is that the possibility of any threat of regional instability as a result of what's happening inside Ethiopia? Absolutely. It is a major countries in the Horn of Africa region, Nuytinck. It's a country that play a significant part. It stablize the largely on unstable region. So you have Somalia to Easter retreat to the north, stand A ll countries with sedition. Security challenges, highly fragile region. The descent off that you've been estate into a civil conflict would have significant gratification. That was Dr Howell. Hello Senior Electorate Law in law at the university off keel talking to us about the fighting taking place between the tea grands on DTH e Ethiopian army. He is calling it, Of course, a civil war in anything but name do keep up to date with what's happening in other parts of the world, not just a In the United States. Of course, all eyes are on the outcome of the US election by keeping in touch with our website BBC dot com Forward slash news You're listening to the BBC.

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04:17 min | 1 year ago

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"Supporters called for a halt at this count in Detroit, Michigan. That's caused counter protests across the country from Democrats with their message being to protect the vote. In other news the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abby Ahmed says a military offensive launched on Wednesday in the Tigre region will continue despite international appeals for restraint. Is to Abby, who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, said the operation was launched in response to a deadly attack on a military camp from Addis Ababa. Calle D. Can you will tell reports in a televised address to Prime Minister IBM, a declared the military operation is a success. He said it would continue. The federal government has already declared a six months of emergency in the state of two cry airspace has been closed by the regional government. Authorities in a dishonorable say the conflict is with a small group hell bent on destabilizing the country. TPLF has previously accused the central government off clothing to invade the region. An exiled former rebel leader and prime minister in Ivory Coast. Yeom Sorrow, has urged the army to intervene. Following Saturday's disputed presidential poll. Mr Sorrow issued a statement on social media calling on troops to restore constitutional order. The ivory in opposition boycotted the poll, which gave President Alison Water a third term. This's the world News from the BBC. England has joined other parts of the United Kingdom in entering a second block down to try to slow a resurgence of Corona virus infections. Households can no longer mix indoors and pubs, restaurants and nonessential shops have closed, but schools will remain open. On Wednesday, China's said it was barring entry to non Chinese travelers from the UK and Belgium, two of Europe's worst hit nations. Prosecutors in Brazil say there's enough evidence to charge the eldest son of President Jacob also narrow with corruption. Flavio Bolson Arrow who's a senator has been accused of diverting money from the state government in Rio de Janeiro when he was a local representative. A judge will decide whether to charge him are America's editor. Leonardo, Russia. Reports. Prosecutors in Rio say this scheme cost vast amounts of public money and implicated many other politicians and officials. It involved a substantial allowance given to each legislator to hire staff of their offices on the investigation found that several politicians came off most of the money and hired employees who agreed with the arrangement. Flammable Sonata who's the Brazilian president's eldest son denies any wrongdoing and says the allegations are politically motivated. Police in Hong Kong have launched a hotline for residents to report anonymously potential breaches of the national security law imposed earlier this year by Beijing. People have been invited to upload information via the wee chat messaging apple by text or email. The law carries possible life sentences for those convicted of subversion or calling for secession from China. Tropical storm has brought torrential rain to the central American state of Honduras, damaging buildings and triggering landslides. Officials say roads and bridges have been swept away. Hundreds of families who fled their homes have taken refuge in makeshift shelters. BBC news. Thanks for that news and welcome to your new state with me, Rahul and bullet coming up. We bring you the latest on the U. S elections as President Donald Trump launches a Siri's of lawsuits. To stop counting in a number of states is Joe Biden edges closer to victory. Whatever happens, Donald Trump has done better than most pollsters predicted. We look at how he defied the odds once again. Maybe you can keep up with the program by following the BBC World Service on Facebook in Twitter, and you can send us a text or what's that message on anything you hear? The number is plus 44 77 86 2050 for cutting you off their number on listeners..

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01:50 min | 1 year ago

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"Hell to protect the vote of every Pennsylvania. I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure that every vote counts. Some Trump supporters gathered outside vote counting centers in Arizona on Wisconsin, chanting stopped the steel. In Portland, Oregon, the National Guard were activated after an anti trump protest, calling for every ballot to be counted turned violent. The Ethiopian Prime minister Abby Ahmed says military offensive launched on Wednesday in the Tigre region will continue despite international appeals for restraint. Mr Abby, who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, said the operation began in response to a deadly attack on a military camp. He didn't say how many people were killed. England has joined other parts of the United Kingdom and entering a second lock down to try to slow a resurgence ofthe Corona virus infections. The latest daily figures show almost 500 people with covert 19 died in the UK the highest number since Mae Ana O'Neill has the details. From today. People must stay at home unless going out for work, essential shopping, education or exercise, or they could face police action. More than 20,000 finds have been issued for breach of Corona virus regulations between March in October, and about two thirds of those have bean toe under 35. The home secretary. Pretty. Patel has told senior police they must strengthen enforcement and use all powers available to make sure people comply. World News from the BBC Police in Hong Kong have launched a hotline for residents to report anonymously potential breaches of the national security law imposed earlier this year by Beijing. People are invited to upload information via wechat or by text or email. Log carries possible life sentences for those convicted of calling.

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09:25 min | 1 year ago

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"To keep passengers safe. More information at Amtrak dot com Quit be presenting the awards eligible comedy Siri's Reno 911, starring Cary Kenny Silver. More information is available equity dot com With news our life from the BBC in London Let's turn now to political turmoil in the second most populous country in Africa, Ethiopia, which sits in the horn off the continent. It's been just over a year since the Prime minister Abby Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation. But things have not been going so well for Mr Abby since then, In June this year, a hugely popular musician Shalu, who ndez was gunned down and protest led to deadly clashes and with them. Inspector off more authoritarian rule. Tigre, an important region in the north, sharing a border with Sudan, and Eritrea is today holding elections against the wishes of the government in the capital Addis Ababa. The two Great People's Liberation Front has dominated Ethiopian governments for decades but was sidelined by Mr Abby, speaking to the BBC, A spokesman for the TPLF Getyou Redder explained why they'd wanted the election to go ahead is not a statement off anti federalists. Power is a confirmation of what they're saying is simply because the decision in actual against election doesn't mean that the region's should follow suit. What we're saying is we have a constitutional each Ryan, right? All right, that we have paid dearly for and we would not take no for an answer if it comes from central government. Well, let's go first to the BBC's Calculon bill tell in Addis Ababa You've been speaking to people in the Tigre region. Tell us a little bit about what you've been hearing about the polling stations and people's eagerness to vote. Yes, the voting seems to be underway quite peacefully. There have been any incident reported, And in some of the polling stations, there have been lines of people waiting for the stations to be opened as early as Ah, three in the morning. Ah! While the polling stations were opened at six. So it seems that a lot of people were eager to participate in this in this in this vote, and people have expressed their excitement to be casting their votes, so the general feeling in the region is one That ofthe excitement to be part of this process. And what about the reports that some two grand opposition politicians have been harassed and detained by security forces? Uh, yes, there. Five parties participating in this election, including the region's ruling party, which has been in Paris is the 19 nineties on and it seems that the pre election process I head off the pole ahead, off trays vote seemed to be pretty open for the initial period. But towards the end ofthe death period toward when we were getting when they were getting closer to the voting day, there seems to be some reports off harassment. At least that's what some of the Polish in some of the portions are saying. They're okay. Calculon, the belltower in Addis Ababa. Joining us live Thanks very much. That's here now from Dr Howell, Hello, senior lecturer at Keele University School of Law here in the UK. He's an expert on Ethiopia. How does he assess what's taking place? Integrate today is the voter legal Has Ethiopia's ruling party is claiming I don't believe there is no constitutional basis is to say that the vote is illegal as part ofthe it UPS federation. The guy original estate is a relatively independent states with extensive state ofthe rights under the Constitution to manage its Internet affair, so just because the federal government in the ruling party passed upon the election because it's found it inconvenient doesn't really mean that elections being held in the marriage in our constitution. Or illegal. So there's that there has been a lot of constitutional legal political disputes between the ruling party that trance, the federal government and the Tigre originally stated, So most of what we see now in terms with these provocations and debate within the federal government in the region has a lot to do with the political disagreements and ideological vision to have Rather than the constitutional legal issues that's used as a way of justifying this debate, so the elections have been postponed because of Corona virus, which is what the prime minister is saying. But clearly the tensions could result in Very really conflict. If the government in Addis Ababa decides that this is unconstitutional or illegal, or they decide that they want to intervene in an armed way, absolutely is they go as far US intervening in the greater United States using force that would mark a significant escalation off the dispute between the federal government in the Tigre of the United States since the coming into power off prime minister For the prime minister came to power. Soon as he came to power, he marginalized the TPLF tplf, either party that played the most significant role are responsible for the anti democratic practices in it. You appear for nearly three decades, and he created a new party. The TPLF refused to join this new party, The Prime Minster created part of the dispute now, both in terms of project and practice in in temples, ideological orientation has to do With this new party, which the prime minister created, which also most people believed is incapable of winning an election if the election were held. For example, in August. That's what is initially skated because it will only created in December off last year is the prime minister was to use Existing federal institutions to justify forceful intervention. I think that would mark a significant escalation and it's good also, frankly result in the vehicle break up off the two Penn State self when you when you talk about the possible break up of Ethiopia. Even if it's something that is potentially possible some way down the line. How important is to Grey as a region to the whole of Ethiopia? Very important. They are the third or the fourth largest Italy group in the country, historically a very important part off the tube. Instead, I think another important dimensional. This's that they are currently the only region that have certain level off. Independence and autonomy as part ofthe it UPS federation. Every other religion is totally under the control ofthe the new party that the prime minister created and the prime minister himself. The Constitution envisions highly independent original states. But impact is pulled under CPL. Left, and currently, the region's don't really have the kind of power that our immediate by the Constitution we have always had in their country. Highly authoritarian governments at the centre wanted to control and dominate. So in some ways, I think what we integrate region kind ofthe defiance. Refusal to be subordinated to the federal government is in keeping with the Constitution Just over a year ago, Prime Minister IBM ID was riding high. He just won the Nobel Peace prize. He was launching ambitious reforms, and now it looks as though it's possible that it's those reforms that have lifted the lid on ethnic tensions, all that he was never really capable of holding the country together in the first place. What do you think? I think, looking back now It's very clear that the prime minister will not lead it genuinely committed tow any off those reform agendas that He initiated. They appear now to be part of a broader strategical maneuver on his part to get political buy in from the various actors in the country until he considered its power after he consolidated power. I think the behavior that he has shown over the course of the last 67 month, particularly the last two months, starting at the beginning ofthe July when the artist assassinated he subsequently Eliminated almost all off the very strong political opponents to him from the political seat, and he is now presenting of the only person who can provide the cure for dubious heels. So it's very unfortunate Dependency has turned it into really typical kind of authoritarian leader that Africa has, which knows no since since the decolonization in the 19 sixties. I was Dr Owl al Oh, senior lecturer at Keele University School of Law. This is news hour. Distribution of the BBC News are in the U. S. 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"abby ahmed" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Makes it one getting down over the road island border through the ongoing work taking place in Pawtucket Kevin Brennan WBZ's traffic on the threes right on over now to the four day WBZ accu weather forecast and a with a snow like meteorologist Bob Larson and Bob it's looking spectacular outside nice right out of cold water breezy but at least we're seeing sunshine changes upcoming cloud cover will start to increase the centurion could he be a late day shower early nighttime shower buys sixty five to seventy clear later tonight and a low of forty five to fifty so still cool overnight sunshine tomorrow give way to clouds I've to about seventy the showers are likely tomorrow night will be fifty five to sixty warmer and more humid on Wednesday any showers and thunderstorms will be scattered about by large partly sunny Wednesday size seventy five to eighty add warmer Thursday a little less humid partly sunny high eighty to eighty five showers could return later Friday or Saturday I thank you weather meteorologist Bob Larson WBZ Boston news radio all right let's get a look at the map look at sixty one degrees in Woburn couple showers to Maynard and Acton where it's fifty eight degrees south of town with sixty one in Holbrook and in Boston at twelve twenty five it's partly cloudy and we're seeing fifty seven degrees time for doing the business here's Karen Moscow a statewide ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes takes effect today the law also slapped a seventy five percent excise tax on nicotine vaping products Massachusetts was the first state in the country to ban the products when governor Baker signed the bill in November Danvers based Abby Ahmed is a stock to watch it said the FDA has issued.

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Ethiopia says coup attempt thwarted, military chief killed

"An attempted coup has been foiled reporter, Catherine arms has details. Copious government blocked a coup attempt in the northern region of 'em HARA, according to the country's prime minister Abby, Ahmed, the failed coup in the region was led by an army general and others within the country's military among those killed with a general, the country's chief of staff and Harrah's regional leader. The US embassy reported gunfire in the capital on Saturday and urged caution Ethiopia's internet appeared to be shut down on

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Poland defies EU over Supreme Court judge appointments

"Wife of a jailed international banker as the first target of a new anti corruption law. Mira had GSA whose husband was convicted of. Wording, millions through Azerbaijan's largest Bank spent more than twenty million dollars. The London department store Harrods over a decade. She's been told to explain the source of her wealth. She denies any wrongdoing. A massive storm bearing down on the coast of Florida in the United States is expected to be the most destructive to hit the area in a century. Jane O'Brien is in Washington as hurricane Michael approached the Gulf Coast of Florida, the national weather service state capital Tallahassee issued a dramatic appeal to residents in its path to comply with the vacuum. Asian orders, but with conditions already deteriorating. Florida's governor Rick Scott said it was already too late for people living on the coast. A storm surge of up to four meters at expected in some areas, which the governor said was not survivable the category. Four hurricane appears to be strengthening making it poised to become the strongest hurricane on record to hit the region. You're listening to the latest world news from the BBC. Police have raided several of Belgium's top football clubs as part of a major investigation into alleged fraud and money laundering linked to play transfers local news reports say a prominent agent has been arrested in connection with the probe. Dozens of premises across the country were targeted involving more than two hundred police officers further raids also took place in France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia. Flash floods on the Spanish island of Majorca, an ano to killed at least ten people including tourists with a five year old boys. Still unaccounted for in one area enough rain to fill three bathtubs every square meter value. Just a few hours guy. Hedge co reports the town of Santa rents discarded side on the east of the island for the brunt of the flooding water, severely damaged buildings washed away trees and sent cars floating through the town hundreds of people stranded in their homes. Dozens of others were evacuated. Rainfall had been expected last night. But nothing like this downpour which experts say was freakish both in terms of its volume and the way it was so highly localized several hundred Ethiopian soldiers of marched into the prime minister's office in the capital Addis Ababa demanding a salary increase. According to the state broadcaster. They were allowed into the compound and held discussions with prime minister, Abby Ahmed, the situation was reportedly resolved. But no details of the agreement were given while this happened. There was no internet in the city. The United States is accused of his weight and government of involvement in the death of an opposition politician Fernando Albain earlier this week the authorities in Venezuela alleged that Mr. Albain who was fifty six a jumped out of a window of a notorious intelligence services detention center in Caracas he'd been arrested for alleged involvement the explosion of two drones during a military parade led by President Nicolas Madura BBC. News. We're at a moment of all hands on deck emergency for democracy historian, Nancy McLean. She intended to write a story about public education. I ended up on research trail that led me to Charles coke her book democracy in chains follows a trail from Brown versus board of education to Chile to right here in

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