Meb Keflezighi became the first American in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon, while defending champion Rita Jeptoo took the women’s race with a course record, one year after a pair of homemade bombs killed three and injured 264 at the event’s finish line.
A day-long mutiny by Eritrean soldiers this week signals growing discontent with President Isaias Afwerki’s two-decade grip on power and economic hardship, said analysts including Dan Connell at Simmons College.
Ethiopia accused neighboring Eritrea of backing gunmen who killed five European tourists yesterday in the northeastern region of Afar. Eritrea’s ambassador to the African Union rejected the accusation as an “absolute lie.”
Chalice Gold Mines Ltd., an Australian explorer for the metal, expects China SFECO Group to complete an $80 million purchase of its stake in Eritrea’s Zara mine by August, Chief Executive Officer Doug Jones said.