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‘I was euphoric’: Eritrea’s joy becomes Ethiopia’s burden amid huge exodus

From The Guardian Since peace dawned in July, Eritrean refugees have flooded into Ethiopia. But the weight of new arrivals has left the region struggling to cope, raising fears the border could close again Global development is supported by About this content Tom Gardner in Mekele  People go about their business along the border between Eritrea […]

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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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A Leopard Never Changes His Spots: The Truth about Isayas Afewerki

By the Strathink Editorial Team A leopard never changes his spots. He just changes what tree he sleeps in. And so it is for Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki. After twenty years of “no war, no peace,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was able to bring his recalcitrant neighbor to the table. The two leaders met […]

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AL-SHABAAB’S MATA HARI NETWORK

From the website warontherocks.com, we re-publish a shocking piece by Katherine Petrich on al-Shabaab’s exploitation of women to gather intelligence from the Kenyan authorities who buy sex in the slum districts of Nairobi. KATHARINE PETRICH AUGUST 14, 2018 COMMENTARY I recently spent several weeks in the slum districts of Nairobi, researching al-Shabaab’s criminal activities in […]

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Engineer Semegnew Bekele Devoted His Life to Ethiopia’s Ambitious Dam

The Wall Street Journal is one of the world’s premier newspapers. The fact that the WSJ  published an obituary for Engineer Semegnew Bekele is evidence of his global reputation for expertise, commitment and passion. We reprint the obituary  here. Project manager of what is expected to be Africa’s biggest dam found shot dead in his […]

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Ethiopian Nile dam manager found shot dead in his car

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The project manager of a $4 billion Ethiopian dam was found shot dead in his car on Thursday, police said. Investigators inspect the scene, where Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam Project Manager Simegnew Bekele was found dead in his car in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July, 26, 2018 REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri […]

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Isayas Afewerki to Visit Ethiopia

Eritrea’s President Isayas Afewerqi is due to visit Addis Abeba on Saturday, in a return gesture to Ethiopia’s delegation tour to Eritrea last week. On his visit in Addis Ababa, Isayas Afwerki will speak to invited guests at the Millennium Hall. Isayas has not visited Ethiopia since the war 1998 Last week Ethiopian high-level delegation led […]

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South Sudan Cease-fire Violated Within Hours

From The New York Times ImageSupporters of President Salva Kiir of South Sudan in Juba, this month. Mr. Kiir and rival Riek Machar, Mr. Kiir’s former deputy, agreed on the “permanent” cease-fire earlier this week after their first face-to-face talks in nearly two years.CreditAkuot Chol/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Associated Press South Sudan government troops […]

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South Sudan rivals sign peace deal, effective after 72 hours?

SOUTH SUDAN South Sudanese rival leaders signed a peace agreement in Khartoum on Wednesday under which a ceasefire would take hold after 72 hours, Sudan’s foreign minister said, although a rebel spokesman rejected other points. The minister, Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, said the agreement also included the opening of crossings for humanitarian aid, the freeing of […]

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The Dividends of Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea

True peace is not just the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. U.S. civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King   By the Strathink Editorial Team The recent gestures by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki to resolve the impasse between the two countries following the […]

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