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How to Win Back the Soul of the EPRDF: Leadership (Part 1) US and Sudan rebuild ties after decades of sanctions What Can Isayas Afewerki Learn from Robert Mugabe? Time Waits for No Man—Even Isayas Afewerki Could Somalia’s biggest terror attack in history see a turnaround in combating al-Shabaab?
 

How to Win Back the Soul of the EPRDF: Leadership (Part 1)

By the Strathink Editorial Team “We cannot but feel deeply insulted that, at the dawn of the new millennium, ours is one of the poorest countries in the world,” he said, adding that “the darkness of poverty and backwardness” had dimmed the country’s once proud and powerful reputation. “A thousand years from now, when Ethiopians […]

US and Sudan rebuild ties after decades of sanctions

From The National       The Trump administration lifted a 20-year-old sanctions regime on Sudan and some predict the country could be removed from a list of state sponsors of terror Joyce Karam November 27, 2017 For many Americans, Sudan is at worst known for providing a safe haven for Osama bin Laden and the […]

What Can Isayas Afewerki Learn from Robert Mugabe?

The Strathink Editorial Team It should come as a surprise to no one that the removal of Robert Mugabe brings to mind the current rule of longtime strongman Isayas Afewerki of Eritrea. The commonalities between Mr. Mugabe and President Isayas are many. What are lessons to be learned from the rise and fall of a […]

Time Waits for No Man—Even Isayas Afewerki

By The Strathink Editorial Team The new superhero movie, Thor: Ragnorok, is the story of Asgard, a fictional planet within the Marvel Comics universe. Ruled by a tyrant, the people of Asgard simply leave, unable to tolerate the vicissitudes of their cruel and destructive leader. In the end, Asgard, the planet, is destroyed by the […]

Could Somalia’s biggest terror attack in history see a turnaround in combating al-Shabaab?

FROM ISS BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND GUSTAVO DE CARVALHO The attack in central Mogadishu on 14 October that killed more than 350 people has not drawn much attention from traditional or social media. Despite being the largest terror attack in Somali history, the now-common supportive hashtags disseminated globally after such deadly incidents – such as #PrayforMogadishu – […]

How to Win Back the Soul of the EPRDF: Leadership (Part 1)

December 16, 2017

By the Strathink Editorial Team “We cannot but feel deeply insulted that, at the dawn of the new millennium, ours is one of the poorest countries in the world,” he said, adding that “the darkness of poverty and backwardness” had dimmed the country’s once proud and powerful reputation. “A thousand years from now, when Ethiopians […]

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US and Sudan rebuild ties after decades of sanctions

November 30, 2017

From The National       The Trump administration lifted a 20-year-old sanctions regime on Sudan and some predict the country could be removed from a list of state sponsors of terror Joyce Karam November 27, 2017 For many Americans, Sudan is at worst known for providing a safe haven for Osama bin Laden and the […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Sudan0 Comments

What Can Isayas Afewerki Learn from Robert Mugabe?

November 30, 2017

The Strathink Editorial Team It should come as a surprise to no one that the removal of Robert Mugabe brings to mind the current rule of longtime strongman Isayas Afewerki of Eritrea. The commonalities between Mr. Mugabe and President Isayas are many. What are lessons to be learned from the rise and fall of a […]

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Time Waits for No Man—Even Isayas Afewerki

November 20, 2017

By The Strathink Editorial Team The new superhero movie, Thor: Ragnorok, is the story of Asgard, a fictional planet within the Marvel Comics universe. Ruled by a tyrant, the people of Asgard simply leave, unable to tolerate the vicissitudes of their cruel and destructive leader. In the end, Asgard, the planet, is destroyed by the […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Editorial, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Regional Issues8 Comments

Could Somalia’s biggest terror attack in history see a turnaround in combating al-Shabaab?

November 17, 2017

FROM ISS BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND GUSTAVO DE CARVALHO The attack in central Mogadishu on 14 October that killed more than 350 people has not drawn much attention from traditional or social media. Despite being the largest terror attack in Somali history, the now-common supportive hashtags disseminated globally after such deadly incidents – such as #PrayforMogadishu – […]

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Eritrea’s Military Got Help From U.A.E., Foreign Firms, UN Says

November 13, 2017

By Nizar Manek November 12, 2017, 12:53 AM EST Gulf nation reportedly setting up base in Horn of Africa Assistance would violate eight-year UN arms embargo on Eritrea Emirati armed forces show their skills during a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi. […]

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Eritrea backing armed groups against Ethiopia and Djibouti – U.N. experts

November 12, 2017

From Africa News Dear readers, Stay tuned for our next editorial, “Eritrea is not a place, it is a people.” Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban A United Nations report says Eritrea’s continued support for some anti-government elements continue to heighten security in the Horn of Africa region. The activities of the said groups are intended at […]

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What Trump’s stance on Africa means for continental security efforts

November 8, 2017

From the Institute of Security Studies America’s preference for cost-saving at the UN while pursuing bilateral approaches is affecting African peacekeeping. 06 NOV 2017  /  BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND NDUBUISI CHRISTIAN ANI When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States (US) in January, many wondered what his administration’s policy towards Africa would be. Ten months later, it […]

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American Hypocrisy: H.R. 128

November 6, 2017

by The Strathink Editorial Team U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado, is calling on Congress to put House Resolution (H.R.) 128 to a vote following legislative postponement last month. What is H.R. 128? The resolution calls for the U.S. Department of State to review security assistance for Ethiopia unless certain conditions are met […]

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Eritrea: UN expert urges world not to turn its back on people fleeing unending human rights abuses

November 1, 2017

GENEVA (27 October 2017) – The people of Eritrea are suffering unending brutal human rights violations, and thousands continue walking for days in a desperate bid to reach the borders with neighbouring countries, the UN General Assembly has heard. Special Rapporteur Sheila B. Keetharuth listed multiple severe violations of people’s human rights, pleading with the […]

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