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“Democracy is Not Easy”: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Ethiopia

“We encourage the Ethiopian people as well to maintain patience, maintain support for your government through this change or this transition but also through this journey of pursuing democracy which takes time and effort. Democracy is not easy, it takes a lot of work.” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson This week U.S. Secretary of […]

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Ethiopia’s Patriotic Middle Ground

For the second time in our history, Ethiopia’s political leader has resigned through a peaceful process. Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn has left office showing an essential political virtue: patriotic restraint. What this shows is that our country can have normal politics, writes Abdul Mohammed, a regional political analyst. The annals of our history are […]

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Identity Politics in Ethiopia: Some Further Reflection on the Current Crisis (Part 2)

By The Strathink Editorial Team Introduction Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister and the government has just declared a state of emergency. Next week, the EPRDF will choose a new Prime Minister. The general consensus appears to support the new Prime Minister coming out of the OPDO. This will be the […]

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Social media from America are stoking Ethiopia’s ethnic violence

February 22, 2018 · 12:30 PM EST By James Jeffrey Overlooking the camps for Somalis displaced by ethnic violence in the lee of the Kolenchi hills in the Somali region. Credit: James Jeffrey/PRI The Ethiopian diaspora in the US uses social media to great effect in shaping coverage of events back home, especially the protest movement that […]

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Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

From BBC Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionDemonstrators celebrate the release of political prisoners in Adama, Oromia A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. Hundreds […]

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Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

From al JAZEERA 23 minutes ago Hailemariam said he will stay on as prime minister in a caretaker capacity until the ruling EPRDF party and parliament name a new premier [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]Ethiopia’s prime minister says he has submitted his resignation as both prime minister and the chairman of the ruling coalition. Hailemariam Desalegn’s announcement comes amid […]

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Everyone knows…

To our readers: The Strathink Editorial Team is pleased to announce a new weekly feature called “Everybody knows…” . The objective of this feature is to bring facts to a political discourse often held hostage to rumors, gossip and innuendo. “Every knows…” will look at what people say and think to be true–despite facts to […]

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Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container

From al-Jazeera   by Fatma Naib Women were kept separate from the men and were routinely abused by smugglers and guards [File: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters] In recent months, it has been revealed that African migrants and refugees have been sold in open markets as slaves in Libya, and are held against their will in inhumane conditions in […]

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Spoiler Alert: The African Union’s and IGAD’s Contribution to South Sudan’s War

Posted by Brian Adeba and John Prendergast on January 25, 2018 Download the full brief here. Spoilers on the battlefield and in the negotiations process have completely undermined the search for peace in South Sudan. After numerous threats from the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the lack of any meaningful and […]

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EPRDF: Might is Not Always Right!!!

To our readers: Strathink is pleased to present this personal reflection by Abebaye Tegen. We are always pleased to publish the thoughts of our readers and invite public discourse on these very important issues. Let us know what you think. A personal reflection for public discourse by abebayetegen@gmail.com The ruling party in Ethiopia, EPRDF, is in […]

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