Archive | Politics and Security

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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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Uncategorized5 Comments

The Election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed

by the Strathink Editorial Team This week the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Party (EPRDF) voted for Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister following the resignation of Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn. Dr. Abiy Ahmed leads the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), one of the four parties of the Front. In a parliamentary system, the governing party elects the country’s […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Ethiopia, Politics and Security0 Comments

Why Facebook Should Facedown

This piece came in from one or our readers. It discusses the profoundly negative role social media, especially Facebook, is playing in Ethiopian politics, especially among the Ethiopian Diaspora. By Shilla Mereb 22 March 2018, Addis Ababa I chose to write this reflection because a friend of mine urged me to do so while discussing […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Ethiopia, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security2 Comments

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

The Eritrea-Sudan border standoff: did Isaias whisper treason?

Martin Plaut In January this year Sudanese troops were sent to man the country’s border with Eritrea. The border was sealed: trade between the neighbouring states ceased. This has caused real hardship for many on both sides of the border – but particularly in Eritrea, which relies on imports from Sudan. So what is behind […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Defense News, Eritrea, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Sudan0 Comments

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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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Editorial, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Regional Issues13 Comments

Ethiopia’s Patriotic Middle Ground

For the second time in our history, Ethiopia’s political leader has resigned through a peaceful process. Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn has left office showing an essential political virtue: patriotic restraint. What this shows is that our country can have normal politics, writes Abdul Mohammed, a regional political analyst. The annals of our history are […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Ethiopia, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security, Regional Issues1 Comment

Social media from America are stoking Ethiopia’s ethnic violence

February 22, 2018 · 12:30 PM EST By James Jeffrey Overlooking the camps for Somalis displaced by ethnic violence in the lee of the Kolenchi hills in the Somali region. Credit: James Jeffrey/PRI The Ethiopian diaspora in the US uses social media to great effect in shaping coverage of events back home, especially the protest movement that […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

From al JAZEERA 23 minutes ago Hailemariam said he will stay on as prime minister in a caretaker capacity until the ruling EPRDF party and parliament name a new premier [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]Ethiopia’s prime minister says he has submitted his resignation as both prime minister and the chairman of the ruling coalition. Hailemariam Desalegn’s announcement comes amid […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments

Empty promises and death: What Eritreans found after agreeing to leave Israel

The Middle East Eye reports below on the situation of Eritrean refugees refused asylum by Israel. Fleeing to South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda, Eritreans and Sudanese are finding inhospitable conditions that make them question their decision to leave Israel “voluntarily”. Check back with us learn about the conditions of refugees in Ethiopia. Israel wants […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda0 Comments

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