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Eritreans in the Netherlands complain of pressure to support youth congress

From The Guardian Claims of ‘systemic intimidation’ as top Eritrean official Yemane Gebreab arrives on Dutch soil to address youth wing of African country’s ruling party The visit of Eritrean presidential adviser Yemane Gebreab, who will speak at an Eritrean government youth rally in the Netherlands, has been branded ‘awkward’ by the Dutch cabinet. Photograph: […]

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Eritrea’s Perpetual Winter

By The Strathink Editorial Team Last week there were reports that 20 members of a rebel movement—known as the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM)—had been captured while attempting to attack the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The dam, now close to completion, is expected to quadruple Ethiopia’s current electricity and export […]

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A Measured U.S. Strategy for the New Africa

We don’t like what comes out of the Atlantic Council on Eritrea and Somalia under the name Bronwyn Bruton, but J. Peter Pham more often than not hits the mark. Rumors of Dr. Pham being named Undersecretary of State for Africa is good news to the policy community in Washington, D.C. Here are his thoughts […]

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Migrants on benefits in Switzerland ‘use money to travel back to nations they’re fleeing’

ERITREAN migrants claiming asylum in Switzerland are using their welfare benefits to travel back to the danger zones they have previously fled to take a holiday. By REBECCA PERRING & MONIKA PALLENBERG PUBLISHED: 14:36, Thu, Jan 26, 2017 | UPDATED: 21:33, Thu, Jan 26, 2017 GETTY Switzerland has been hit by the escalating migrant crisis […]

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PFDJ’s Expensive Lobby Campaign: Offering Whatever is Left of its Services for Hire

Note to our readers: We are including here another article written by guest contributor David Elias. His articles on Eritrean President Isias Afewerki have generated a great deal of discussion. Please us the comments section to voice your opinion.           Eritrea’s Trifecta: Bronwyn Bruton, Isias Afewerki, Henry “Hank” Cohen David Elias […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Economy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Regional Issues10 Comments

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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Posted in Congress Watch, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uncategorized0 Comments

Explaining President Isaias’ deep-seated antipathy toward the people of Eritrea

Dear readers: We are pleased to post another article from our contributing editor, David Elias, on Eritrea. Please let us know your thoughts about Eritrea, Isias Afewerki and the people of Eritrea. David Elias In my previous two articles I have made an attempt to lay bare the mendacious declarations of the PFDJ with regard […]

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The Philosopher King and his impressive diplomatic adventures in Vanuatu and Tuvalu

Note to our readers: Below find part 2 on Eritrea’s philosopher king. Please let us know your thoughts. David Elias In my previous article, I have tried to set the record straight on the self congratulatory assessment of the state of Eritrean economy made by the small cabal of pro-Isaias henchmen that forms the inner […]

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Taking Stock of the Philosopher King’s success stories and hollow promises

Editor’s note: This piece is written by one of our guest contributors. by David Elias In the poorly written drama that is Eritrean politics, this is the time of the year when the dictator of Eritrea—the omniscient Isaias Afeworki—will start clogging the airwaves in the impoverished nation with longwinded tales of his regime’s “monumental success […]

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Why do EU leaders still think they can engage with Eritrea’s regime?

From the Guardian Martin Plaut European officials under pressure to cut migration should have learned by now that ignoring human rights violations is unlikely to succeed Eritrean refugee children play at a refugee camp in the Tigrai region in Ethiopia. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters As the European parliament hosts another Eritrean politician in the hope of […]

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