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Part 2 of the Nevsun (Bisha Mine) Series: “We are model corporate citizens, says Nevsun Resources” An Unholy Trinity: Eritrea, Nevsun Resources and the Atlantic Council In response to the Senate Resolution on Ethiopia “Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat Politics of fear in South Sudan
 

Part 2 of the Nevsun (Bisha Mine) Series: “We are model corporate citizens, says Nevsun Resources”

by the Strathink Editorial Team   Nevsun Resources, Ltd. is on a mission—to make money from the highly lucrative Bisha Mine in Eritrea and to present to the world a story that they are advancing human rights in the country known as “the North Korea of Africa.” Making money is a lot easier. The strathink […]

An Unholy Trinity: Eritrea, Nevsun Resources and the Atlantic Council

By the Strathink Editorial Team “This is about giant corporations who figured out that by spending, hey, a few tens of millions of dollars, if they can influence outcomes here in Washington, they can make billions of dollars.” Senator Elizabeth Warren Last week the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa held a hearing on Eritrea to […]

In response to the Senate Resolution on Ethiopia

Editors’ note to our readers: This is a parody of the recent Senate resolution on Ethiopia. Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia   RESOLUTION   Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in the United States.   Whereas the first pillar of the 2016 Ethiopia Strategy Toward North America is to […]

“Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat

The following is the text of the Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Bruton testimony presented at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Africa. The title of the hearing was, “Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat.” Strathink will respond to this testimony shortly.   Bronwyn Bruton Deputy Director, Africa Center at the Atlantic Council Hearing Before the House […]

Politics of fear in South Sudan

This from African Arguments in July 2016 DANIEL AKECH THIONG This is a country where a considerable number of citizens are crammed into UN protection camps out of fear of their own government. Debris from fighting between forces of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, in July, 2016 in Juba, South Sudan. Samir Bol / Press […]

Part 2 of the Nevsun (Bisha Mine) Series: “We are model corporate citizens, says Nevsun Resources”

September 21, 2016

by the Strathink Editorial Team   Nevsun Resources, Ltd. is on a mission—to make money from the highly lucrative Bisha Mine in Eritrea and to present to the world a story that they are advancing human rights in the country known as “the North Korea of Africa.” Making money is a lot easier. The strathink […]

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An Unholy Trinity: Eritrea, Nevsun Resources and the Atlantic Council

September 17, 2016

By the Strathink Editorial Team “This is about giant corporations who figured out that by spending, hey, a few tens of millions of dollars, if they can influence outcomes here in Washington, they can make billions of dollars.” Senator Elizabeth Warren Last week the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa held a hearing on Eritrea to […]

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In response to the Senate Resolution on Ethiopia

September 16, 2016

Editors’ note to our readers: This is a parody of the recent Senate resolution on Ethiopia. Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia   RESOLUTION   Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in the United States.   Whereas the first pillar of the 2016 Ethiopia Strategy Toward North America is to […]

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“Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat

September 16, 2016

The following is the text of the Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Bruton testimony presented at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Africa. The title of the hearing was, “Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat.” Strathink will respond to this testimony shortly.   Bronwyn Bruton Deputy Director, Africa Center at the Atlantic Council Hearing Before the House […]

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Politics of fear in South Sudan

September 16, 2016

This from African Arguments in July 2016 DANIEL AKECH THIONG This is a country where a considerable number of citizens are crammed into UN protection camps out of fear of their own government. Debris from fighting between forces of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, in July, 2016 in Juba, South Sudan. Samir Bol / Press […]

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Wishing Our Muslim Readers a Blessed Eid al-Adha

September 12, 2016

Strathink would like to wish our Muslim readers a blessed Eid al-Adha. May Allah grant all people peace and blessings.

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Happy New Year!

September 11, 2016

Strathink would like to wish all of our readers a very Happy Ethiopian New Year. We urge Ethiopians around the world to reflect on ways to live together in peace and harmony and to work together for a stronger, more prosperous Ethiopia for all Ethiopians. All of us at Strathink promise our readers that we […]

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Repression, resistance and poverty: Secretly filmed photos and video smuggled out of Eritrea

September 7, 2016

Martin Plaut Eritrea remains one of the most repressive countries on earth, but the government of President Isaias Afewerki has attempted to downplay this reality. No international media are allowed to have a correspondent based inside the country. But in the run-up to the 25th anniversary in May this year the international media were invited […]

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(From one of our readers) Ethiopia at the Crossroads: Win-Win or Zero-Sum?

September 6, 2016

Strathink received this article today from reader Abebaye Tegen. Although the editorial team does not agree with some of the information here presented as facts and some of the conclusions reached by the author, we do agree that a dialogue should be the first order of business for the government. We also agree that there should […]

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The Donkeys of Asmara: Berhanu Nega’s Story in the New York Times

September 5, 2016

by The Strathink Editorial Team Joshua Hammer, a prize winning journalist who writes about Africa, took on the strange and sad story of Berhanu Nega in a New York Times article entitled, “Once a Bucknell Professor, Now the Commander of an Ethiopian Rebel Army.” And why not? Berhanu Nega’s story is made for Western audiences—an […]

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