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E. Africa Summit Expected to Push Sudanese Parties Toward Referendum Deal

East African leaders are scheduled to meet on Tuesday in Addis Ababa to try to pressure north and south Sudan to settle critical issues blocking a January referendum on southern independence.  Our correspondent reports that ministers laying the groundwork for the summit are hoping for a breakthrough. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is in Addis...

Persecuted Journalists to Receive Awards for Their Work

The Committee to Protect Journalists lists 25 journalists from around the world who were murdered this year because of their work.  And countless others face threats, prison time and harassment.  Each year, the U.S.-based Committee honors journalists who risk their lives to do their jobs. This year, four journalists will receive the International...

Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Northern Yemen

The International Organization for Migration is urgently appealing for $1 million to help a group of more than 1,000 Ethiopian migrants stranded in northern Yemen return home.  The International Organization for Migration says the Ethiopian migrants, mostly young men, are stranded without food, water and shelter in the northern Yemeni border town...

Ethiopia's World Marathon Champ 'Angry' At Reports He Was Pressured To Retire

Road racing legend Haile Gebrselassie says he is angry and disappointed at a US newspaper report saying his on-again, off-again retirement may have been due to pressure from Ethiopia's government. The world marathon champ expects to be back in action soon.Speaking to reporters Friday, Haile Gebrselassie took some of the blame for what many thought...