Rights groups protest the conviction of Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, saying Ethiopia is using its antiterrorism laws to silence dissent.
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From the arrest of more than 100 Ethiopian opposition activists, journalists, and columnists, to the arrest of two Swedish journalists, Ethiopia's government is showing its intolerance of dissent.
Egypt and Ethiopia used to be at odds over shared usage of the Nile River's water resources, but Egypt's new leadership seems to prefer cooperation.
The leader of the northern arm of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement says the growing conflict is "about democracy and transformation," not land.
Rebel fighters trample on a head of Muammar Qaddafi inside the main compound in Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, on Aug. 23.
Despite the United Nations' insistence, the Sudanese Army is refusing to pull out of Abyei until Ethiopian peacekeeping forces are fully deployed.