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Is a new peace process starting in eastern Congo? | CSMonitor.com

If all goes well, eleven heads of state (or their delegates) will soon gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to sign the snazzily-titled: “Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region.” What can we expect for this framework? An early copy I have seen suggests that it provides more questions than answers, although it ...

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Ethiopia starts peace talks with separatist rebels | Boston.com

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government and separatist rebels say they have started negotiations. Ethiopian officials and representatives of the Ogaden National Liberation Front, or ONLF, met in Kenya for peace talks last week, the rebels said in a statement Saturday. For more on this story, visit: Ethiopia starts peace talks with separatist rebels – News – Boston.com.

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YEMEN: Tortured for ransom | IRIN Middle East

HAJJAH, 12 March 2012 (IRIN) – The discovery of 70 battered men and women held captive in a remote area of Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate near the Saudi Arabian border has sparked an investigation into the torture and extortion of African immigrants by criminal gangs, say local authorities. The men and women, Oromos and ethnic Somalis from Ethiopia’s Somali Region, had ...

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At least 23 die as Ethiopian troops battle Somali Islamist insurgents | guardian.co.uk

At least 23 people have been killed in an attack on Ethiopian troops by al-Qaida-linked Somali insurgents near the two countries’ border. Residents in Yurkud village said the battle lasted several hours. Mohamed Hussein said he had seen at least 17 dead fighters from the al-Shabab insurgency lying on the ground after the battle stopped. “We have never seen fighting ...

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SOMALIA: Thousands flee to Mogadishu after Afgoye fighting | IRIN Africa

NAIROBI, 28 February 2012 (IRIN) – A renewed offensive against Al-Shabab insurgents by Somali government forces, backed by Ethiopian, Kenyan and African Union troops, has sparked another influx of civilians to the capital Mogadishu, locals told IRIN. “Since 18 February, we estimate that between 10,000 and 11,000 families [60,000-66,000 people] have arrived in Mogadishu, fleeing fighting or the fear of ...

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