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Straight Talk on Strathink

By the Strathink Editorial Team Strathink would like to address head on the comments made on certain websites that Strathink is a “mouthpiece for the EPRDF” and even more often a “mouthpiece for the TPLF.” We are not. We began as a platform for news about the Horn of Africa but over the last few […]

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First Speaker of Parliament Dies, at 62

January 28 , 2019 Dawit Yohannes, former Speaker of parliament, has died today in New York, at the age of 62. Dawit Yohannes, former Speaker of parliament, has died today in New York, at the age of 62. Dawit had served as Speaker of the house for two terms beginning 1995. He was the first […]

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Who are Eritrea’s foreign friends?

From MartinPlaut.wordpress.com Date: 26/06/2017Author: Martin Plaut8 Comments by Leonard Vincent and Martin Plaut Introduction You might think that a regime that incarcerates and tortures its citizens – regularly; that holds its people in complete subjection – would be cold-shouldered.[1] You might think that a government that is held by a United Nations Commission to have […]

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Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge

No comment. James Jeffrey/IRIN MEKELLE/Ethiopia, 15 November 2018 James Jeffrey Freelance journalist based in Addis Ababa and regular contributor to IRIN A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top of a ridge marking the Ethiopia-Eritrea border. After having their details jotted down by bored-looking Eritrean […]

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‘I was euphoric’: Eritrea’s joy becomes Ethiopia’s burden amid huge exodus

From The Guardian Since peace dawned in July, Eritrean refugees have flooded into Ethiopia. But the weight of new arrivals has left the region struggling to cope, raising fears the border could close again Global development is supported by About this content Tom Gardner in Mekele  People go about their business along the border between Eritrea […]

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The Betrayal of Love, Forgiveness and Magnanimity: Ethiopia’s Opposition Fails the Test

By The Strathink Editorial Team   There is infinite power in the visual—a single photo can create a collective sub-consciousness that captures the humanity of the moment. Who can forget the images of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed embracing Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki? Who can ignore the image of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) soldiers dancing […]

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Jawar’s Foolishness

By the Strathink Editorial Team   “Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding” (Proverbs 9:6)   Jawar Mohamed’s recent interview with Addis Standard should finally put to bed any notion of Jawar’s potential to make a positive contribution to Ethiopian politics. He unfailingly represents the sad adage that a little […]

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A Leopard Never Changes His Spots: The Truth about Isayas Afewerki

By the Strathink Editorial Team A leopard never changes his spots. He just changes what tree he sleeps in. And so it is for Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki. After twenty years of “no war, no peace,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was able to bring his recalcitrant neighbor to the table. The two leaders met […]

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AL-SHABAAB’S MATA HARI NETWORK

From the website warontherocks.com, we re-publish a shocking piece by Katherine Petrich on al-Shabaab’s exploitation of women to gather intelligence from the Kenyan authorities who buy sex in the slum districts of Nairobi. KATHARINE PETRICH AUGUST 14, 2018 COMMENTARY I recently spent several weeks in the slum districts of Nairobi, researching al-Shabaab’s criminal activities in […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Kenya, Regional Issues, Somalia0 Comments

President of Ethiopia’s Somali region resigns, federal forces deployed

President of Ethiopia’s Somali regional state has resigned his position following a security crisis that involved federal forces and regional forces under his command. Senior officials of the region told the Voice Of America’s Somali service that Mohamoud Omar popularly referred to as Abdi Illey was to be replaced by the region’s Finance Minister Ahmed […]

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