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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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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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Ethiopia’s Challenge: Can it Rise after a Fall?

  By the Strathink Editorial Team The 6th century (B.C.) Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” During the past two years, Ethiopia’s EPRDF-led government has failed on a number of fronts, but the question remains: can they rise after a series […]

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Ethiopia Opens Massive Gibe 3 Hydroelectric Dam on Omo River

By ELIAS MESERET, ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Dec 17, 2016, 12:36 PM E Ethiopia on Saturday officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns by environmentalists about its impact downstream and upon neighboring countries. Ethiopia aims to produce 15,000 megawatts of electricity through its dams […]

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Rene Lefort’s “Ethiopia Crisis”: What We Know

  by the Strathink Editorial Team The discourse on Ethiopian politics is a bleak landscape of twisted and oblique narratives packaged in a one-size-fits-all generic model of “the African state” rather than “the state in Africa.” Current writing about recent events in Ethiopia theorizes the state as authoritarian, repressive and corrupt.  The cause of the […]

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Mr. Rene Lefort’s Not-so-strong Case for a Strongman in Ethiopia

To our readers: This week we feature commentary on Rene Lefort’s recent article, “Ethiopia’s crisis,” published in openDemocracy. Today we post an article by one of our readers, Elias Dawit. We encourage more submissions for posting in the hope that we can facilitate a reasoned conversation about Ethiopian politics, devoid of the polemics and narrow […]

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Can Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Lead to Genuine Reform?

Editors Note: From one of our readers. by Kassahun Alemayehu  The spike of unrest in parts of the country that preceded the Ethiopian government’s declaration of a state of emergency led many observers to ask, “Is Ethiopia’s success story of economic growth and political stability at last fizzling out?”  For fourteen years, Ethiopia has registered […]

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One Athlete + One Terrorist + One Narcissist + One Foolish European = Hypocrisy

by the Strathink Editorial Team Feyisa Lilesa, Berhanu Nega, Merera Gudina, and Ana Gomes are a mixed bag of political and ethical hypocrisy. Each occupies a uniquely singular place in contemporary Ethiopian politics. Separately they are short bursts of noise on the internet. Together they are a headline that outlives its usefulness in a few […]

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EPRDF: Once again on the wrong side of History

This came in from one of our readers.   by Abebaye Tegen The Ethiopian ruling party, for the first time in its quarter of a century in power, declared a state of Emergency following over a year of protest that claimed thousands of lives and a huge damage of property. Every day people are dying or jailed in […]

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