Archive | Opinion Roundup

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Economy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Regional Issues5 Comments

New York Times Correspondent Jeffry Gettleman’s Tribute to Himself: Another Paean to the White Man in Africa

By the Strathink Editorial Team New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman loves Africa. We know this because he titled his book “Love, Africa.” “Love, Africa” is a memoir about Jeffrey Gettleman’s rise as a journalist—and what a story. The thrills and chills of a Pulitzer prize winning journalist chasing a dream of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Editorial, Ethiopia, Kenya, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Somalia2 Comments

Calling Out the Haters: Africa thought again and chose Dr. Tedros

By the Strathink Editorial Team Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) made history. For the first time, an African was elected to lead the U.N.’s premier global health institution. This was also the first time member countries elected the person to lead. One of Africa’s own—Dr. Tedros Adhanom—is set to lead a critically important […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Regional Issues0 Comments

Open the Doors of Washington, D.C.’s Ethiopian Embassy

by the Strathink Editorial Team There is no question today that security for embassies is a high priority for governments around the world. Global terrorism is a threat to everyone. Embassies are highly visible symbols of a country’s government and stand as a convenient target for terrorist acts. However, despite several high profile acts of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue, Regional Issues0 Comments

Let’s Call the Attack on Dr. Tedros by Its Proper Name: Colonialism

The transparency of recent accusations against Dr. Tedros Adhanom, one of two leading candidates for the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is all too clear. It reflects the desperation of those who seek to undermine the candidacy of Dr. Tedros. Why? There are two likely suspects—those who are mired in […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Regional Issues0 Comments

Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG: The Right Person at the Right Time

Next month the World Health Organization (WHO) will choose its new Director General. WHO, formed in 1948 with the portfolio of international health, is having its member nations vote for the new head for the first time in its history. This is a milestone for the organization as it tries to create an identity in […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue, Regional Issues14 Comments

Who Will Be Ethiopia’s First Woman Ambassador to the United States?

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia has had a strong diplomatic presence in Washington, D.C. since 1945, interrupted only from 1977-1992 when the U.S. and Ethiopia cut formal diplomatic relations. Since 1992, with the emergence of the EPRDF-led government, the Ethiopian embassy has had four ambassadors: Berhane Gebre-Christos, Kassahun Ayele, Samuel Assefa and Girma Birru. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Economy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup4 Comments

Ginbot 7 and the Ethiopian Diaspora: Next Steps

By the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega, leader of Ginbot 7, a self-described terrorist group committed to overthrowing the Ethiopian government “by any means necessary,” is back in the United States. Why? Presumably, the economist turned military commander of a 200-man army based in Asmara is here to raise money and the flagging hopes of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Democracy, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security20 Comments

Twitter @Strathinknet

  • Attention Ambassador Raynor: Welcome to Addis. @Strathink has a few tips for successs. https://t.co/8RYk19nbNK… https://t.co/UAqrt53354
    about 18 hours ago
  • Read what @Strathink thinks the new U.S. Ambassador to #Ethiopia should know. @DipNote @mfaethiopia #Eritrea @EthiopianThinkT @USAIDEthiopia
    about 2 days ago
  • RT @RwandaGov: "The United Nations must treat all the people it serves with impartiality and respect," President #Kagame told #UNGA yesterd…
    about 2 days ago
  • RT @UNSomalia: WATCH: #UNSOM’s video for #PeaceDay2017. Many voices, one goal: #Peace in #Somalia. Click for full video: https://t.co/1VDDB…
    about 2 days ago
  • Somalia's youth rising! https://t.co/gWIQ1VbH2I
    about 2 days ago
  • Attention Ambassador Raynor: Welcome to Addis. @Strathink has a few tips for successs. https://t.co/8RYk19nbNK… https://t.co/UAqrt53354
    about 18 hours ago