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May 5, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebecca Wani's odyssey began in 1992 when raiders attacked her village in southern Sudan, killing her father. She fled in panic, beginning a life among people she barely knew. Six years later, the 27-year-old stands forlornly outside a U.N. office in suburban Cairo, hoping to be granted a status that she reckons she richly deserves: refugee.
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May 5, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebecca Wani's odyssey began in 1992 when raiders attacked her village in southern Sudan, killing her father. She fled in panic, beginning a life among people she barely knew. Six years later, the 27-year-old stands forlornly outside a U.N. office in suburban Cairo, hoping to be granted a status that she reckons she richly deserves: refugee.
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July 7, 1985 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
At night, the villages in the Semien Mountains of Ethiopia fall silent early, for no electric light burns to keep the people awake. The cooking fires smolder to white powder ash, and the darkness seals down like a locked box. Mulu Abebe, 36, lay awake on the night of Feb. 8, 1984, his mind uneasy in the enveloping stillness. "Our grandmothers and our grandfathers used to tell us that one day we would go to the Holy Land," Abebe, an Ethiopian Jew, recalled recently.
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