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Despite talk of good relations, security concerns darken Egypt-Sudan ties

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir meet ahead of the signing of a number of agreements between the two countries at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Oct. 5, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) CAIRO — In an interview with Al Arabiya TV in early February, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused […]

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A Measured U.S. Strategy for the New Africa

We don’t like what comes out of the Atlantic Council on Eritrea and Somalia under the name Bronwyn Bruton, but J. Peter Pham more often than not hits the mark. Rumors of Dr. Pham being named Undersecretary of State for Africa is good news to the policy community in Washington, D.C. Here are his thoughts […]

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Melkam Gena!

The Strathink Editorial team would like to wish our Christian readers as well as people of all faiths a joyous new year. May 2017 bring peace to a troubled world.

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Interview with Ambassaodr David Shinn on the Horn

  From Joomla Who is David Shinn and what is his relationship with the Horn of Africa? A:  David Shinn, who has a BA, MA, and PhD from George Washington University, served from1964 through 2000 as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.  Nearly all of his assignments dealt with Africa either […]

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The Russian Challenge to U.S. Policy in Africa

From Informed Comment Gregory Alonso Pirio and Robert Pittelli | Informed Comment | – – The United States and its Western allies, for the most part, consider the Cold War long over, and with the sanctions levied against Russia in 2014 in response to its confiscation of Crimea from the Ukraine, many in the corridors […]

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South Sudan: Clashes erupt in Juba hours after UN plea

BBC Share Image copyrightAFPImage captionGovernment helicopter gunships were seen over Juba on Monday South Sudan strife Renewed fighting has broken out in South Sudan between forces loyal to the president and vice-president. A reporter in the capital, Juba, told the BBC gunfire and large explosions could be heard all over the city. He said heavy […]

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Sudanese Soldiers Abduct Ethiopian Farm Workers Again

Horn Affairs JUNE 16, 2016 @ 7:18 AM by Daniel Berhane Sudanese soldiers raided an Ethiopian commercial farm on Tuesday,  The soldiers abducted at least five farm workers and seized two tractors from a commercial far near the border. The commercial farm raided by the Sudanese is located in Benshangul Gumuz region, Metekel zone, Guba […]

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Human smuggling kingpin with Canadian interests arrested

ERIC REGULY PALERMO, ITALY — The Globe and Mail The suspected criminal kingpin of a human smuggling and trafficking network – who said he had planned to invest some of his fortune in Canada – has been arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy. Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who is 35 and was born in Eritrea, […]

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Ramadan Mubarak

Strathink would like to wish all of its Muslim readers a blessed Ramadan

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‘The Shrapnel Finds Us Wherever We Hide’

Sudan’s Janjaweed are back. Only this time they’re better armed. BY TOM RHODES, MUSA JOHN NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — “They surrounded us, killed kids and women, burnt the village. We waited until nightfall, and then we escaped to the mountains,” said Kawthar Ali Adelan, who sought refuge from a March offensive by Sudanese armed forces […]

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