Mahdi A. Issa

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China Is Turning Ethiopia Into a Giant Fast-Fashion Factory

Standing in a sunny office in Indochine International’s brand-new factory, Raghav Pattar, vice president of this Chinese apparel manufacturer, is …

Watch: “Shark Tank” judges reject the idea Amazon spent $1 billion on

In November 2013, an entrepreneur named Jamie Siminoff pitched his idea for a “smart doorbell” on the reality show <i>Shark Tank</i>. The show’s judges turned him down. Siminoff forged ahead with the concept, and this week we learned that Amazon is buying his company, Ring, for over $1 billion.<p>In his <i>Shark</i> …

In Africa, War Over Water Looms As Ethiopia Nears Completion Of Nile River Dam

A new mega-dam being built by Ethiopia on the Nile River is threatening to spark a war over water and shift political influence in northeastern Africa.<p>Ethiopia sees the dam as the key to its economic future, but its neighbor to the north, Egypt, fears the dam could spell doom for its water supply, …

Trump Hides Under Desk After Diet Coke Can Opens Loudly

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a moment of high drama at the White House on Tuesday morning, Donald J. Trump dove under his desk after a can of Diet Coke opened with an unexpectedly loud sound.<p>Moments earlier, Trump had pressed a button on his desk, summoning Vice-President Mike Pence to the …

'Pillar of the community' deported from US after 39 years to a land he barely knows

<b>Amman, Jordan (CNN) —</b> With nothing but the clothes on his back and less than $300 in his pocket, Amer Adi was put on a plane and deported to Jordan, the country he left 39 years ago to pursue his American dream.<p>His 94-year-old mother sat in a wheelchair at the arrivals gate, overcome with emotion …

Trump Administration

Nutella discount sparks chaos in French supermarkets

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a saying amongst chocolate-spread connoisseurs that although you can't buy happiness, you can buy a jar of Nutella. So when a French supermarket chain discounted the chocolatey goodness by 70%, shoppers were keen to get more than their fair share.<p>Chaotic scenes were reported at …

Nutella

Guess which US immigrants improve their English skills fastest

Donald Trump doesn’t think languages other than English belong in the US. During his 2016 presidential campaign, he criticized Jeb Bush for speaking “Mexican,” because “this is America.” He also wants people’s English-speaking skills to determine whether they get to move to the United States.<p>It is …

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Ethiopia's political crisis deepens amid EPRDF deadlock on the way forward

(OPride) — Ethiopia’s political and security crisis shows no signs of abating. Authorities on Friday imposed nightly curfew at a number of public …

Review: Ethiopian Airlines 787 Business Class Toronto to Addis Ababa - Live and Let's Fly

While my 13hr flight on Ethiopian Airlines featured old-school business class seats, the warm service and tasty food made up for it.<p>After a great …

Airlines

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

<b>Tripoli, Libya (CNN)</b> -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.<p>Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings.<p>One of the unidentified men being sold in the …

Tripoli

"If we can party when we win, we can party when we f****** lose!" Adam Lallana reveals the secrets of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has revealed what life at Anfield is like under Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, who doesn't even let a defeat spoil the …

Soccer

Paradise Papers reveal how tax havens damage Africa

The new leaks of financial records illustrate how powerful individuals and companies across Africa use offshore havens to not only avoid paying …

Ethiopia's incredible economic rise

Ethiopia’s economy is booming, and despite the country’s current political turmoil, the IMF thinks the good times will last.<p>In 2000, Ethiopia, the second-most populous country in Africa, was the third-poorest country in the world. Its annual GDP per capita was only about $650. More than 50% of the …

Africa

It’s been 30 years since Africa’s last great revolutionary leader was killed

Thirty years after the assassination of Africa’s last revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, the front cover of this week’s edition of the pan-African magazine <i>Jeune Afrique</i> is entitled “Who Killed Sankara?” The question has swirled since October 15, 1987 when the charismatic army captain was killed …

The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you're probably familiar with all three and know that they're serious conditions requiring medical …

Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested

FOR centuries the city of Harar, on the eastern fringes of the Ethiopian highlands, was a sanctuary, its people protected by a great wall that …

Race & Ethnicity

Tom Price probably wishes he could take back these tweets on 'reckless' government spending

As the taxpayer-footed price tag of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's private travel balloons to over $1 million, he’s probably wishing …

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions?

<b>Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia's Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC's Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether it can be stopped.</b><p>Dozens of people are reported to have died in clashes across Ethiopia's …

How the NSA Built a Secret Surveillance Network for Ethiopia

“A warm friendship connects the Ethiopian and American people,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. “We remain …

Why Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize Won’t Be Revoked

HONG KONG — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who once embodied her country’s fight for democracy, came under increased pressure on Monday to denounce a military operation that has caused thousands of Muslim refugees to flee across the border to …

New President an heir to a fortune

The 55-year-old US-educated multi-millionaire, whose family owns an array of businesses, properties and land, is the son of Kenya’s first president …

International Criminal Court

TSMC in full production mode on chipsets slated for iPhone 8, Huawei Mate 10

The fall is not too fall away and the parts have to start coming together if there’s any chance for those flagship smartphones to ship in time. For …

Minneapolis police chief resigns six days after an officer kills an unarmed Australian woman

Less than a week after the Minneapolis police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman, the city's chief has resigned amid uproar that saw international scrutiny and protests.<p>Chief Janee Harteau said Friday she left her post after the mayor asked her to step down.<p>"Last Saturday's tragedy, as well as …

Burundi: 'horrific times' for critical press

One year ago in Burundi, journalist Jean Bigirimana disappeared without a trace. The government is playing down the case, but critics say freedom of …

Samsung might get aced out of big iPhone chip deal

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to hang on to Apple’s A-series iPhone chip orders in 2018, a new report claims.<p>The report contrasts with one published earlier this week, suggesting that Samsung would be taking over the role of A12 chip manufacturing, on …

Apple

This is why al-Shabab won’t be going away anytime soon

By Tricia Bacon<p>On June 14, the terrorist group al-Shabab — an al-Qaeda affiliate — attacked a pizza restaurant in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, by detonating a car bomb and sending in assailants. More than 30 people were killed. Earlier in June, al-Shabab overran a military base in the …

Can you pass the US citizenship test?

The national success rate – getting six of these 10 questions right – is 91%. How will you do?<p>Anyone hoping to become a naturalized US citizen must pass a civics test that assesses their knowledge of US history and government. To pass, applicants need to get at least six of 10 questions right.<p>Most …