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The Russian Challenge to U.S. Policy in Africa

From Informed Comment Gregory Alonso Pirio and Robert Pittelli | Informed Comment | – – The United States and its Western allies, for the most part, consider the Cold War long over, and with the sanctions levied against Russia in 2014 in response to its confiscation of Crimea from the Ukraine, many in the corridors […]

Moving Away from a Binary Narrative on Ethiopia: Land, Ethnicity and Governance (Part 2)

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi once said to journalist Jonathan Dimbelby, “Africa’s downfall has always been the cult of personality. And their names always seem to begin with M. We have had Mobutu and Mengistu and I am not going to add Meles to the list.” This year’s anniversary […]

Ethiopia pledges probe into killing of protesters

From Al Jazeera The Ethiopian government says it will investigate allegations that security forces killed hundreds of protesters. Ethiopian government has said it will launch an independent investigation about the killing of protesters by security forces during anti-government demonstrations but denied that the police violence in the country is “systematic.” “I have to reiterate once […]

Is Teff the New Super Grain?

New York Times By ANAHAD O’CONNOR CreditiStock When Laura Ingalls, an avid runner from Boston, found out after a routine blood test that she was iron-deficient, she turned to the kitchen instead of the medicine cabinet: She started eating teff. A grain the size of a poppy seed that hails from Ethiopia, teff is naturally […]

Ethiopia’s Failure to Communicate: Some Recommendations for Mr. Getachew

Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s Communication Minister Getachew Reda is not in an enviable position. As the face of the Ethiopian government, Mr. Getachew must defend the horrifying images of unrest broadcast over traditional and social media to audiences that have no idea the context of Ethiopia’s problems. Even the most sophisticated journalist has a difficult […]

The Russian Challenge to U.S. Policy in Africa

August 29, 2016

From Informed Comment Gregory Alonso Pirio and Robert Pittelli | Informed Comment | – – The United States and its Western allies, for the most part, consider the Cold War long over, and with the sanctions levied against Russia in 2014 in response to its confiscation of Crimea from the Ukraine, many in the corridors […]

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Moving Away from a Binary Narrative on Ethiopia: Land, Ethnicity and Governance (Part 2)

August 26, 2016

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi once said to journalist Jonathan Dimbelby, “Africa’s downfall has always been the cult of personality. And their names always seem to begin with M. We have had Mobutu and Mengistu and I am not going to add Meles to the list.” This year’s anniversary […]

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Ethiopia pledges probe into killing of protesters

August 21, 2016

From Al Jazeera The Ethiopian government says it will investigate allegations that security forces killed hundreds of protesters. Ethiopian government has said it will launch an independent investigation about the killing of protesters by security forces during anti-government demonstrations but denied that the police violence in the country is “systematic.” “I have to reiterate once […]

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Is Teff the New Super Grain?

August 17, 2016

New York Times By ANAHAD O’CONNOR CreditiStock When Laura Ingalls, an avid runner from Boston, found out after a routine blood test that she was iron-deficient, she turned to the kitchen instead of the medicine cabinet: She started eating teff. A grain the size of a poppy seed that hails from Ethiopia, teff is naturally […]

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Ethiopia’s Failure to Communicate: Some Recommendations for Mr. Getachew

August 15, 2016

Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s Communication Minister Getachew Reda is not in an enviable position. As the face of the Ethiopian government, Mr. Getachew must defend the horrifying images of unrest broadcast over traditional and social media to audiences that have no idea the context of Ethiopia’s problems. Even the most sophisticated journalist has a difficult […]

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Rampaging South Sudan troops raped foreigners, killed local people

August 15, 2016

By JASON PATINKIN FILE – In this Monday, July 25, 2016 file photo, some of the more than 30,000 civilians sheltering… Read more NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice. “Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape […]

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South Sudan: Killings, Rapes, Looting in Juba

August 15, 2016

Arms Embargo, Additional UN Sanctions Needed (Nairobi) – Soldiers killed and raped civilians and extensively looted civilian property, including humanitarian goods, during and after clashes between government and opposition forces in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, in July, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. In many cases, government forces appeared to target non-Dinka civilians. As a […]

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Ethnicity, Land and Governance: Ethiopia at a Crossroads (Part 1)

August 15, 2016

  by the Strathink Editorial Team Recent events in Ethiopia reveal the growing pains of a country in transition. Just twenty-five years ago, Ethiopia was slowly waking up after nearly two decades of a failed experiment to impose an ill-suited socialism on a country that had just thrown off the last vestiges of feudalism. The […]

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A Reporter’s Guide To (Gov of) Eritrea

August 15, 2016

Sal Younis is back! Read his letter to Western Reporters published in Awate. Written by: Salyounis Dear Western reporter: You are in Eritrea for a “rare visit.”  Actually, it is not so rare anymore but your editor will insist that he put that phrase because it gets viewers/readers/listeners.  That or “exclusive.”  Almost all you knew […]

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Peace in Somalia: how can AMISOM succeed?

August 15, 2016

Institute for Security Studies The African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been active since 2007 – but the mission is struggling to fulfil its peace-support function and is dealing with a plethora of challenges, including an increasing number of attacks from al-Shabaab. The June 2016 attack on the Ethiopian contingent in Halgan highlighted […]

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