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Response by William Davison to “A Tale of Two Journalists”

To our readers: Below you will find a response to our Opinion Matters piece, “A Tale of Two Journalists.” This response was written by Guardian journalist William Davison. We would like to thank Mr. Davison for his comments. They are fair and balanced and we appreciate the civility of the discourse. We take his criticisms […]

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To the Ethiopian Diaspora: It Is Time To Speak Out

By the Strathink Editorial Team  In 2013, the Ethiopian government adopted a Diaspora Policy to engage Ethiopians worldwide into the process of nation building. Recognizing the enormous potential of its hyphenated citizens around the world, the government enacted measures to encourage participation—whether investing financial or technical resources—into the country’s development. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign […]

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Moving Away from a Binary Narrative on Ethiopia: Land, Ethnicity and Governance (Part 2)

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi once said to journalist Jonathan Dimbelby, “Africa’s downfall has always been the cult of personality. And their names always seem to begin with M. We have had Mobutu and Mengistu and I am not going to add Meles to the list.” This year’s anniversary […]

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Ethnicity, Land and Governance: Ethiopia at a Crossroads (Part 1)

  by the Strathink Editorial Team Recent events in Ethiopia reveal the growing pains of a country in transition. Just twenty-five years ago, Ethiopia was slowly waking up after nearly two decades of a failed experiment to impose an ill-suited socialism on a country that had just thrown off the last vestiges of feudalism. The […]

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Ethiopian, Eritrean Troops Clash on Border, Horn Affairs Says

William Davison Ethiopian and Eritrean troops clashed at several border locations on Sunday, local website Horn Affairs said, citing sources it didn’t identify. Ethiopia’s government said it had no reports of incidents. Fighting involving heavy artillery began around 5 a.m. and continued until at least early afternoon, the Addis Ababa-based website said. The incident could […]

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In Eritrea, Everyone is a Soldier

by the Strathink Editorial Team The recent documentary film by France 24, “A Visa for Asmara, Eritrea,” is a study of despair. Despite the depressing news that comes out of Eritrea daily, it is still shocking to see the fear and despair on peoples’ faces when asked questions about their country’s government. Their fear is […]

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Notes from Ethiopia: the jazz revival in Addis Ababa

A hypnotic mix of musical styles, Ethio-jazz has a fascinating history and is enjoying a comeback at venues across the city – and it’s not just names from the past who are setting the tempo  Meleket performing at African Jazz Village. Photograph: Oliver Gordon Oliver Gordon I’m submerged in a heaving, sweaty mass of bodies, […]

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We Live in Interesting Times: How the West Views Africa

The Strathink Editorial Team We live in interesting times. Our world today is faster, more connected and, in many ways, smaller than the planet we inhabited just twenty years ago. Yet, one part of our world seems surprising unchanged if we view that region from the perspective of the West—Africa. Despite the profound changes that […]

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Posted in Burundi, Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Editorial, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Somaliland0 Comments

Ginbot 7’s Eritrean Adventure

By the Strathink Editorial Team The recent news that yet another Ginbot 7 leader, Neamin Zeleke, has imploded because of a disagreement with Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki does not portend well for the organization. Just last year, Andachargew Tsige, now in Ethiopian custody, blew the whistle on the massive dysfunction within the leadership, leading Berhanu […]

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The Addis Ababa Master Plan: Federalist Growing Pains

by the Strathink Editorial Team Washington, D.C., is home to the largest number of Ethiopians in the world outside Addis Ababa itself. It is also the capitol city of the United States. Article One, Section Eight, of the U.S. Constitution permits the establishment of a “District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular […]

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