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How to Win Back the Soul of the EPRDF: Leadership (Part 1)

By the Strathink Editorial Team “We cannot but feel deeply insulted that, at the dawn of the new millennium, ours is one of the poorest countries in the world,” he said, adding that “the darkness of poverty and backwardness” had dimmed the country’s once proud and powerful reputation. “A thousand years from now, when Ethiopians […]

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US and Sudan rebuild ties after decades of sanctions

From The National       The Trump administration lifted a 20-year-old sanctions regime on Sudan and some predict the country could be removed from a list of state sponsors of terror Joyce Karam November 27, 2017 For many Americans, Sudan is at worst known for providing a safe haven for Osama bin Laden and the […]

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What Can Isayas Afewerki Learn from Robert Mugabe?

The Strathink Editorial Team It should come as a surprise to no one that the removal of Robert Mugabe brings to mind the current rule of longtime strongman Isayas Afewerki of Eritrea. The commonalities between Mr. Mugabe and President Isayas are many. What are lessons to be learned from the rise and fall of a […]

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Time Waits for No Man—Even Isayas Afewerki

By The Strathink Editorial Team The new superhero movie, Thor: Ragnorok, is the story of Asgard, a fictional planet within the Marvel Comics universe. Ruled by a tyrant, the people of Asgard simply leave, unable to tolerate the vicissitudes of their cruel and destructive leader. In the end, Asgard, the planet, is destroyed by the […]

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Eritrea’s Military Got Help From U.A.E., Foreign Firms, UN Says

By Nizar Manek November 12, 2017, 12:53 AM EST Gulf nation reportedly setting up base in Horn of Africa Assistance would violate eight-year UN arms embargo on Eritrea Emirati armed forces show their skills during a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi. […]

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Eritrea backing armed groups against Ethiopia and Djibouti – U.N. experts

From Africa News Dear readers, Stay tuned for our next editorial, “Eritrea is not a place, it is a people.” Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban A United Nations report says Eritrea’s continued support for some anti-government elements continue to heighten security in the Horn of Africa region. The activities of the said groups are intended at […]

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What Trump’s stance on Africa means for continental security efforts

From the Institute of Security Studies America’s preference for cost-saving at the UN while pursuing bilateral approaches is affecting African peacekeeping. 06 NOV 2017  /  BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND NDUBUISI CHRISTIAN ANI When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States (US) in January, many wondered what his administration’s policy towards Africa would be. Ten months later, it […]

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Somalia Bombing Exposed the Security Cracks That Have Allowed Al-Shabab to Thrive

From World Politics Review On Oct. 14, a huge truck bombing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killed at least 350 people, the deadliest act of terrorism in the country’s history. The manner and scale of the attack reveal much about the security situation in Somalia and the ongoing war against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. In an email […]

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Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

From The Washington Post  Death toll from blasts in Somalia’s capital rises At least 300 people were killed after two truck bombs went off in Somalia’s capital on Oct. 14, the deadliest attack in the country’s war with Islamic insurgents. (The Washington Post) By Kevin Sieff and Abullahi Mire October 16 at 9:53 AM NAIROBI — The death toll from two […]

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No War, No Peace, No Matter

By The Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia-Eritrea relations today are no better than they were seventeen years ago with the signing of the Algiers Peace Agreement. It is a relationship defined by no war, no peace. Periodically fighting erupts along areas on the border—not enough to declare escalation but enough to remind everyone that all is […]

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