Archive | Djibouti

Melkam Gena!

The Strathink Editorial team would like to wish our Christian readers as well as people of all faiths a joyous new year. May 2017 bring peace to a troubled world.

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Interview with Ambassaodr David Shinn on the Horn

  From Joomla Who is David Shinn and what is his relationship with the Horn of Africa? A:  David Shinn, who has a BA, MA, and PhD from George Washington University, served from1964 through 2000 as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.  Nearly all of his assignments dealt with Africa either […]

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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 […]

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Al-Shabaab Now

Strathink came across this interesting piece on al Shabaab from OurManintheHorn.com   BY OURMANONTHEHORNIN TERRORISM Based on open source material and testimony from recent defectors, the aim of this post is to provide an insight into the current state of al-Shabaab (aS). As we enter Ramadan, a period that is traditionally accompanied by an upsurge […]

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Human smuggling kingpin with Canadian interests arrested

ERIC REGULY PALERMO, ITALY — The Globe and Mail The suspected criminal kingpin of a human smuggling and trafficking network – who said he had planned to invest some of his fortune in Canada – has been arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy. Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who is 35 and was born in Eritrea, […]

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Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on “Terrorism and Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Bureau of African Affairs’ Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on “Terrorism and Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa” on May 10, 2016.

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UAE likely to be building a naval facility in Eritrea

Jeremy Binnie, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 18 April 2016 Satellite imagery (right) showing the new military camp and the construction of a new port facility at Assab airport in Eritrea on 4 March. Al Khatem, a dredger operated by the UAE’s National Marine Dredging Company, can be seen operating at the site. The […]

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The Zombie Nation in the Lion’s Den

Center for Policy Analysis and Research By Abdiwahid Abdullahi* April 12, 2016 Since the awakening of the Somali nationalism in 1945 after the defeat of Dervish warriors in the Godan plains of Nugal, the Somalis were dreaming to settle an old grievance that divided the Somali inhabited territories. The arrival of the Europeans had not […]

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Tiny Djibouti thinks big with a complex web of infrastructure spending tied to Ethiopia – and Chinese credit

From: Berhane Habtemariam AFP It’s not a model democracy, though, with strongman Guelleh, in power since 1999, seeking a fourth term in a vote slammed by the opposition as a sham Trucks load cargo at Djibouti port. (Photo/AFP). THE tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, which votes Friday in presidential elections, is hitching its […]

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Djibouti Is Hot

How a forgotten sandlot of a country became a hub of international power games. By Monte Reel | March 23, 2016 Photographs by Guillaume Bonn/INSTITUTE Bloomberg News The bartender measures a shot of Johnnie Walker Red Label in a steel jigger and dumps it over ice. A waitress sets the glass on a tray and […]

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