Eritrea Closes Border Crossings to Ethiopian Travelers

By ELIAS MESERET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea has partially closed two border crossings with Ethiopia that opened this year after the former East African rivals made peace and restored relations, an Ethiopian official said Friday. Thousands of people have crossed the border that had been closed for two

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Michael Eric Dyson: Professor, Political Activist and Hip-Hop Scholar

by Elizabeth Ash and Amanda Van Orden — October 5, 2018 Beyoncé’s  2017 Grammy Awards performance  of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” may not be the typical start to a class at Georgetown University. But for professor Michael Eric Dyson, pop-cultural emblems and music videos regularly feature in his “Sociology

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Gambia’s Neighbors Reportedly Prepare Troops to Oust Dictator

Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy Magazine While the world braces for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, another inauguration in West Africa has regional leaders worried: Gambia’s. West African countries are reportedly preparing for a military intervention in Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down on Thursday, the day

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