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From the print edition Once again Ethiopia is in the headlines.It is not for its dazzling double digit economic growth, nor for its once familiar tale of famine and poverty that it tries so hard to leave behind, or not even for two consecutive mega state visits by the US …

Kalkidan Yibeltal Protests against the new Addis Ababa and Oromia Integrated Development Master Plan proposed by the Addis Ababa City Administration sparked a nationwide deadly protest by university students inside several universities located in Oromia regional state, the country’s largest stat.  Protests have gone dire as Oromo students who protested …

Amel Boubekeur   ALGIERS – Despite his failing health, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term last month, with 81% of the vote – or so the regime claimed. In fact, far from signaling growing political stability, the 77-year-old incumbent’s sham victory underscores just how few options Algerians have …