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No War, No Peace, No Matter

By The Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia-Eritrea relations today are no better than they were seventeen years ago with the signing of the Algiers Peace Agreement. It is a relationship defined by no war, no peace. Periodically fighting erupts along areas on the border—not enough to declare escalation but enough to remind everyone that all is […]

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What Donors Say About Ethiopia: Resilience!

Dear readers, In a recent interview with Devex, newly appointed USAIDAdministrator Mark Green was asked about reforming the agency (USAID) and the way it provides humanitarian assistance. Administrator Green used the case of Ethiopia as a model of responding to food insecurity. Here is what he said: One of the stories that we talk about […]

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Seven Things the New U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Should Know About Ethiopia

by The Strathink Editorial Team U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed career foreign service officer Michael Raynor as the new U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. Ambassador Raynor, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, is no stranger to Africa. He served as Ambassador to Benin and executive director to the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs. He […]

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On Meles Zenawi’s Passing; The Light Dimmed But Was Not Extinguished

  When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the path of men. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow By The Strathink Editorial Team Five years ago this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, departed this earth leaving behind a shocked and grieving nation, his three precious children and his beloved […]

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Congressman Chris Smith’s Change of Heart: A Shift in U.S. Policy Towards Ethiopia

Editor’s note: Go to 13:33 to listen to the Chairman’s statement. By the Strathink Editorial Team An amendment offered by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, to House Resolution 128 has signaled an important shift in U.S. policy towards Ethiopia. […]

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Eritrea Extorts UK Refugees to Fund Somalia’s al-Shabaab Islamist Fighters [SPECIAL REPORT]

From the International Business Times By Gianluca Mezzofiore Members of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militant group on a desert drill (Reuters) Eritreans living in the UK are being forced by their own government to pay a “diaspora tax” that ultimately funds the secretive country’s network of influence in the Horn of Africa, including supporting the al-Shabaab group of […]

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ETHIOPIA, A LONG-TERM US PARTNER IN PEACE AND SECURITY

From The Reporter 15 Jul, 2017 By Yonas Abiye 0 Comments  Chargé d’ Affaires of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Peter Vrooman, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He began his career in 1991. His most recent posting was as the Spokesperson for the US Embassy in New Delhi.  Prior to that assignment, Peter worked as […]

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Why is Eritrea the world’s fastest-emptying nation?

The UN likens Eritrea’s forced conscription – sometimes for decades at a time – to slavery. Hundreds of thousands have fled. Here’s why. Photo by: AP Eritrea has been consistently one of the top five biggest source of refugees in Europe for the last decade. Since the Eritrean government began indefinite national service in 2002, hundreds […]

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Eritrea: Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy

From al Jazeera A pastiche of daily encounters illuminating the disfigured Dadaist reality of present-day Eritrea. Anecdotes like these have been the new normal in Eritrea for over adecade now, writes Zere [AP] by Abraham T Zere @abraham_zere Abraham T Zere is the executive director of PEN Eritrea in exile. If available at all, facts […]

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DISPATCH The Rehabilitation of Africa’s Most Isolated Dictatorship

FROM FOREIGN POLICY Eritrea is coming in from the cold. Could that spark a shooting war with Ethiopia? ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two recent and seemingly incongruous events may one day be seen as symbolic turning points for Eritrea, an authoritarian, one-party state often referred to as Africa’s hermit kingdom. The first was a bloody […]

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