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allAfrica.com: Somalia: 'Djibouti Agreement Does Not Concern Us' - Al Shabaab (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: 'Djibouti Agreement Does Not Concern Us' - Al Shabaab (Page 1 of 1): "A spokesman for Somalia's al Shabaab insurgent group has rejected a peace agreement signed between the country's interim government and the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS).

Muktar Robow 'Abu Mansur,' the al Shabaab spokesman, told local radio stations that 'the Djibouti Agreement does not concern us [al Shabaab].'"

New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers - NYTimes.com

New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers - NYTimes.com: "WASHINGTON — A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic lawmakers briefed on the details said Wednesday.

The plan, which could be made public next month, has already generated intense interest and speculation. Little is known about its precise language, but civil liberties advocates say they fear it could give the government even broader license to open terrorism investigations."

Ethiopian Olympic Committee failed our athletes and country :: Ethiopian Review

Ethiopian Olympic Committee failed our athletes and country :: Ethiopian Review
By ER reader

What a beautiful joy to see our athletes wining their race and representing our Ethiopia in the international venues such as Beijing where the world is focusing for the last two weeks, their effort s presented to the world the other side of our Ethiopia than the poverty, famine or hunger (though Woyanne is playing games with these words).

Like most of Ethiopians, I waited for hours to see our athletes at the opening ceremony, and the moment came but my long wait was in vain. Instead I saw unknown individuals, except Miruts Yifter holding the flag, representing Ethiopia in one of the best event ever held and watched by billions of people around the world. I said where is Haile, Tirunesh, Kenenisa, Meseret, Berhane, Gete or even Derartu or Fatuma?

Then I started to look into why our athletes were not part on the opening ceremony, and the first reason which came is shortage of budget! The Ethiopian g…