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The protests and unrest in Oromiya have posed the biggest ever threat to its continued rule, and have stoked ethnic tensions. ... He has to dismantle laws that encourage differences," he said, referring to Ethiopia's federal system which redrew regional boundaries along ethnic lines when implemented in ...
Mark Zuckerberg laid out Facebook's role in the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Rohingya in an interview published on Monday with Vox. Zuckerberg said that both Buddhists and the Rohingya were being incited towards violence in messages sent on the website. He added that the social media network was able to stop ...

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A one-year program to give officials of ethnic minority groups and from underdeveloped western regions exposure to the work practices of central departments began Monday. The 225 officials will attend a three-day training course covering topics including the spirit of the 19th ...
'I am, however, grateful that my father learned a lot about my ethnic background and understood my culture whereas I find that many parents of adoptees know nothing about their adopted children's background. They really should learn because our heritage is a right – something we feel may have been ...
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia's parliament swore in Abiye Ahmed as prime minister on Monday with a mandate to implement democratic reforms aimed partly at defusing ethnic tensions in the Oromiya province from which the former army lieutenant general hails. The ruling coalition picked Abiye last ...
Nearing the end of the second decade of the 21st century, it would seem nearly impossible to bring a fresh perspective to the lumbering era that dominated Eau Claire's economy in the late 19th century. Yet that's exactly what historian Brian Blakely set out to do — through exhaustive research of newspaper ...

For a century, the Turkish state imposed a rigid national identity on its citizens, one that excluded ethnicity and underscored “pure” Turkishness. The government's opening of its records has mesmerized people. As Turks absorb the news of their own ethnic diversity, the century-old idea of racial purity, ...
(pp) Tapestry Thai weaver3 An ethnic Tai Yai woman dances in her traditional costume during the Colours of Doi Tung festival. Many ethnic minorities on Mount Doi Tung have seen their lives transformed after the Doi Tung Development project was introduced in 1988. (Photo: Pichayada Promchertchoo).
If you are simply looking at your friend, you would likely draw more conclusions about their race and less so on a specific ethnicity. Because the Latinx diaspora is such a large ethnic group, there are Latinx people who are racially Black, brown, or white; or nationally Dominican, Panamanian, Mexican—the ...
Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes. At least 13.1 million Congolese need humanitarian aid, including 7.7 million who are severely food insecure, the UN Security ...
Hyderabad-based Startup 'GoliSoda', on Wednesday announced the launch of 10 ethnic natural beverages under the brand name 'GoliSoda'. The proprietary, preservative free, ethnic thirst quenchers with seasonal local produce will be available in major drive-ins and in 90 restaurants in Hyderabad ...
The special guest for the evening was Juliet Castaneda (JuJu) from the VH1 reality show “Love and Hip Hop.” Before the event started, OWE member and organizer Oumar Diallo explained its intentions. “I've always wanted to bring a diverse speaker on campus,” Diallo said. “More specifically, it just so ...
Brand marketers may be making strong progress in achieving gender balance among CMOs, but there's much work to do when it comes to attaining ethnic diversity, according to the ANA's inaugural CMO “scorecard.” The scorecard is designed to highlight marketers' progress at establishing gender ...
Ethiopia's ruling coalition on Tuesday elected as leader Abiy Ahmed, from the country's largest ethnic group the Oromo, paving the way for him to become prime minister, state media reported. As the leader of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Abiy is set to take over ...
Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes. At least 13.1 million Congolese need humanitarian aid, including 7.7 million who are severely food insecure, the UN Security ...
Hong Kong Unison welcomes the move to review the language requirements to reflect the actual proficiency needed for the positions, to provide equal opportunity to non-Chinese (ethnic minority) candidates, and to offer a role model for equitable recruitment to the private sector. Unfortunately, the Civil ...
Using mobile phones of their parents, some school children have been involved in spreading hate speech against ethnic groups and religions, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has found. A senior CID officer said detectives had found that a number of school children had formed social media ...

Meanwhile from schooling to employment, ethnic minorities who account for over 3.8 percent of the local population, or 254,700 residents, in Hong Kong continue to be considered outsiders. They are often discriminated against at job interviews, despite being very much part of Hong Kong's historical fabric ...
Najib with the students from SJK(T) Puchong who won awards at the Kaohsiung International Invention and Design Expo in Taiwan and the Indonesian Invention and Innovation Promotion Association. – Bernama. PUTRAJAYA: The number of Indian students in public institutions has yet to hit the 7% target ...
Vice-chairman Ko Myo Win of the All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF), and political and ethnic affairs analyst U Than Soe Naing join me for the discussion. I'm The Irrawaddy Burmese edition chief reporter Kyaw Kha. U Than Soe Naing, which stage has Myanmar's peace process reached?
Somjit is among the ethnic minorities on Doi Tung, whose population of about 11,000 people consists of various tribes including Akha, Lahu, Tai Lue and Lawa. They also share the hills with ethnic Shan people and Chinese descendants of the 93rd Division of the Kuomintang's Nationalist Army who fled ...
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, consecutive governments have failed to solve the ethnic crisis in the city of Kirkuk, and last year's failed northern Iraq independence referendum ... In Kirkuk, Kurds, Turkmens and Assyrians came under constant pressure to renounce their ethnicity and register as Arabs.
I was greeted with a scowl and told, “That doesn't count.” Well, I suppose for some it doesn't. When I told my daughter this, she gave me a blank, expectant look. The fact of the matter is that we really don't know all that much about our ethnic heritage. Most of what we “know” comes from family lore that may ...
A new study shows York County is "pretty healthy" overall, but a closer look shows the area's minority populations are being left behind. That's no surprise to Jerry Spegman, a spokesman for County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, which produces the annual County Health Rankings Report. This year ...
An otherwise quiet week has provided a salutary reminder of the wisdom of a question posed by my colleague Matt Dickinson in this forum earlier this month: who would work for the FA? The governing body's plan to appoint a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) coach to work with each of the 28 ...
Big companies in Hong Kong say they are hiring more ethnic minorities in a nod to greater workplace diversity, and to lend a more personal touch to their interaction with clients. On the government's part, it was relaxing rigid Chinese language requirements for civil service posts, so that more non-native ...
Hong Kong-born Filipino Jianne Soriano feels she didn't have a voice while growing up as a member of an ethnic minority in Hong Kong. That prompted her to make Own Voices: Breaking Stereotypes, a multimedia project comprising documentary-style videos and photographs that tell first hand the stories ...
The ethnicity of authors' in the study was determined using a machine-learning technique that analysed author names. The researchers – Bedoor AlShebli, Talal Rahwan and Wei Lee Woon — looked at two types of ethnic diversity. One type, dubbed “group level”, is the variety among the author list of a ...
... “to come together across religious, national, and ethnic divides.” “South Asians have done so much for this country but we do not have a unified voice, and we hope to change that,” Adhami said. In the past, the SAC has addressed Islamophobia and anti-black sentiment within the South Asian community, ...
The FA is preparing to take positive action to promote black, Asian and ethnic minority coaches by making it mandatory for all England teams to have an ethnic minority coach as a member of their staff. In an indication of how seriously the FA is taking the issue, The Times has learnt that Gareth Southgate ...
The largest and strongest coalition of armed ethnic organisations in Myanmar has congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election as Chinese president after ... The coalition, led by the United Wa State Army, the most powerful armed ethnic group in Myanmar's autonomous region along the Chinese border, said ...
A biobank for ethnic minorities will be established in the southwestern province of Yunnan, according to a blog affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Yunnan Ethnic Minorities Biobank will collect biological samples — including blood and tissue — from consenting members of the province's ...
Though still predominantly homogenous, the demographic mix in Hong Kong has seen an increase in the number of non-Chinese in the past 10 years. According to the 2016 population by-census, the number of ethnic minorities increased significantly, by 70.8 per cent, over the past 10 years, with ...
Last week, United Nation investigators briefing the press about the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar pointed their fingers at a surprising perpetrator: Facebook. The officials said that hate-filled Facebook posts have helped amplify deadly ethnic tensions in the country, where military strikes since last August ...
LONDON, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Black, Asian and ethnic minority workers in Britain are a third more likely than white people in Britain to be stuck in temporary work or jobs with zero-hour contracts, the country's biggest trades union body said Saturday. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) issued figures to ...
Naw's experience is shared by many of Myanmar's ethnic minorities, a multitude of more than 130 different groups with their own cultures, histories and languages who make up some 40 percent of the country's population. For decades the Karen, Shan, Mon, Chin and other minority groups have been put ...
Nearly 200 villagers displaced by repeated clashes between two rival ethnic armies in Kyaukme township in Myanmar's northern Shan state arrived safely in Kyaukme city on Friday, where they are seeking shelter until the hostilities die down, rescue workers said. The latest round of clashes between troops ...
During our recent search for Michigan's Best bakery, we visited several bakeries that were baking up special ethnic treats from specific countries. It was interesting to try things that you won't find at every bakery. We had Scottish meat pies, Kolache, Baklava, Cannoli, Krakelingen, Strudel and more on our ...
The death of Caliph Harun Al-Rashid in 808 and the eruption of a civil war between the followers of both of his sons – Al-Amin and Al-Ma'mun – proved a turning point in the power structure. The rift between the brothers took on ethnic-national dimensions; the overwhelming majority of Arabs supported ...
Pernille Skipper, political spokesperson with the left wing Red Green Alliance (Enhedslisten), accused the Social Democrat leader of suggesting non-ethnic Danes should not be allowed to take part in political debate. “I can see that the Social Democrats think that you can't have an opinion on the lockout of ...
To make matters even more complicated, their older children are beginning to marry and have kids of their own. With all these Duggars roaming around and reproducing, we can't help but wonder what their ethnicity is... Let's start simply. While the Duggar family hasn't publicly spoken out about their origins, ...
WELLSBURG — Multicultural Week at Brooke High School took an unexpected turn Wednesday when an unknown number of students complained about how the school was stereotyping certain ethnic groups. Last week, the high school released a list of suggested attire students might wear to represent ...
In addition, people living in Mahnomen County are more than twice as likely to report being in poor or fair health than their counterparts in Carver County. This year, the “County Health Rankings” took a particularly close look at racial and ethnic inequities in health outcomes. “There are differences by race/ethnicity in length ...
“There is no ethnic cleansing or genocide in our country,” said U Aung Tun Thet, the chief coordinator of the Myanmar government body dedicated to the Rohingya crisis. “Accusations are very easy to make, but we are not involved in anything at all.” Some 700,000 Rohingya, a mostly stateless ethnic group ...
Women from Australia's tiny Uighur community stepped out on Thursday to protest alleged discrimination by the Chinese Government against the ethnic minority. Uighurs, who are a Muslim Turkic minority living in Xinjiang in China's north-west, have called on Canberra to act on reports the Chinese ...
According to Senior Equal Opportunities Officer Raymond Ho, schools would say as justification that they have no experience in admitting non-Chinese speaking students, or that they are not inclined to take ethnic minority students because the language of instruction is Cantonese. Schools may even ...
Throwing its weight behind the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, the 'Free Karachi ' campaign, launched by Muhajirs in the US to raise awareness about the plight of Muhajirs, said religious minority and ethnic groups in Pakistan were increasingly becoming victims of gross human rights violations perpetrated ...
The 2018-19 Hong Kong budget has earmarked HK$500 million for a steering committee under the chief secretary to strengthen support for ethnic minorities and enhance collaboration within the government. Hong Kong Unison suggests that part of the HK$500 million be used to develop a systematic ...
Hong Kong has kindergartens that provide free half-day programmes, but one in four has shut its doors to ethnic minorities while far more do not give such pupils any support in learning the Chinese language, which is crucial for their social mobility. These findings by the Equal Opportunities Commission, ...
President Michael D Higgins is scheduled to join a celebration today of the first anniversary of the State's acknowledgement of Traveller ethnicity. The organisers say the unique event, at Dublin's Royal Hospital, will showcase Travellers' rich culture and heritage spanning music, art, craft, language and ...


 

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