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Trashin’ Addis Ababa (New Flower)

Trashin’ Addis Ababa (New Flower)

Author’s Note: The purported prime minster of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, is a sanitary engineer with a master’s degree from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland. The sanitary engineering profession is…

Federal judge in Hawaii freezes President Trump’s new entry ban

Federal judge in Hawaii freezes President Trump’s new entry ban

A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued a sweeping freeze of President Trump’s new executive order hours before it would have temporarily barred the issuance of new visas to…

Mexico rejects US migration reforms as Trump calls deportation effort a ‘military operation’

Mexico rejects US migration reforms as Trump calls deportation effort a ‘military operation’

Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray sharpened the tone as he prepared for talks following a diplomatic row over President Donald Trump’s hard line on trade and immigration. Trump has outraged Mexico…

After court victory, Egypt rights lawyer Khaled Ali eyes presidency bid

After court victory, Egypt rights lawyer Khaled Ali eyes presidency bid

The congratulatory bouquet of flowers sitting in Khaled Ali’s austere downtown Cairo office has withered away, but the writing on the attached card is clear: “Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian.”…

What’s Anxious and Angry? The World on the Eve of Trump

What’s Anxious and Angry? The World on the Eve of Trump

LONDON — The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of NATO are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed. Just days before he is…

Forceful and tearful, Obama says goodbye in emotional speech

Forceful and tearful, Obama says goodbye in emotional speech

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation Tuesday night in an emotional speech that sought to comfort and encourage a country on edge over economic changes,…

President Trump: Out of Africa?

President Trump: Out of Africa?

(By Alemayhu G/Mariam) Author’s Note: In what I expect will be periodic commentaries on U.S. policy in Africa, I aim to offer unorthodox, paradigm changing, thought-provoking and controversial policy recommendations…

Trump and Putin, in the Barn

Trump and Putin, in the Barn

(By Gail Collins) I was raised in an era when we spent a lot of time worrying about Russia. That was because of Communism, which was such an obsession in my…

The Real Reason Gambia’s President Isn’t Stepping Down

The Real Reason Gambia’s President Isn’t Stepping Down

BANJUL, Gambia — One of the gentler techniques that Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has used to stay in power for the last 22 years is sacking his staff members seemingly…

Why the CIA Thinks Russia Wanted Trump to Win

Why the CIA Thinks Russia Wanted Trump to Win

In the weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, CIA analysts who work on Russia updated their assessment about Russian cyber meddling. They previously had assessed that Russia was trying…