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The Betrayal of Love, Forgiveness and Magnanimity: Ethiopia’s Opposition Fails the Test

By The Strathink Editorial Team   There is infinite power in the visual—a single photo can create a collective sub-consciousness that captures the humanity of the moment. Who can forget the images of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed embracing Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki? Who can ignore the image of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) soldiers dancing […]

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Jawar’s Foolishness

By the Strathink Editorial Team   “Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding” (Proverbs 9:6)   Jawar Mohamed’s recent interview with Addis Standard should finally put to bed any notion of Jawar’s potential to make a positive contribution to Ethiopian politics. He unfailingly represents the sad adage that a little […]

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Ethiopia Still Rising!

By The Strathink Editorial Team The recent bold and forward thinking moves by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, to further advance the country are a reflection of Ethiopia’s continuously upward trajectory of transformation and modernization. Although the narrative of Ethiopian history has become a political flashpoint for groups to express past grievances and […]

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De-Mystifying the Ethiopian Constitution (Part 1)

The Strathink Editorial Team presents here Part 1 of its series this week on the 1994 Ethiopian Constitution. In today’s atmosphere of change, Strathink would like to remind its readers that Ethiopia is a nation governed by the rule of law–its legal framework spelled out in the 1994 Constitution. Genuine change can only take place […]

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Fixing Ethiopia’s Narrative in the West

by The Strathink Editorial Team “Fixing Ethiopia Requires More Than a New Prime Minister,” an article written by Ms. Hilary Matfess and published on Lawfare, a foreign policy blog, is a perfect example of how not to write about African politics. In this essay, Ms. Matfess falls into the trap of Western scholarship and media […]

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The Demise of Ginbot 7: Rest in Peace (R.I.P.)

The editors of Strathink believe that Ginbot 7 is largely irrelevant and we have little to say about an organization that has become inauthentic and illegitimate in today’s Ethiopia. However, the extraordinarily revealing interview of Ginbot 7 leader Neamin Zeleke was hard to ignore.  by the Strathink Editorial Team Last week’s historic transition resulted in […]

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American Hypocrisy: H.R. 128

by The Strathink Editorial Team U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado, is calling on Congress to put House Resolution (H.R.) 128 to a vote following legislative postponement last month. What is H.R. 128? The resolution calls for the U.S. Department of State to review security assistance for Ethiopia unless certain conditions are met […]

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The challenge now is to renew Ethiopia with what is right with Ethiopia

  By The Strathink Editorial Team For the last several years, Ethiopia has been in the midst of a serious political crisis. Civil unrest in various parts of the country, particularly Oromia, triggered the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Ethiopia’s governing party, is undergoing what it calls […]

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The Smartphone Warriors of Minneapolis

by the Strathink Editorial Team Social media is king. The power of social media to influence large groups of people in the blink of an eye is unprecedented in modern history. But with great power comes great responsibility. This week Facebook removed the pages of Britain First from its online social media platform. Britain First […]

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Identity Politics in Ethiopia: Some Further Reflection on the Current Crisis (Part 2)

By The Strathink Editorial Team Introduction Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister and the government has just declared a state of emergency. Next week, the EPRDF will choose a new Prime Minister. The general consensus appears to support the new Prime Minister coming out of the OPDO. This will be the […]

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