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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 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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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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Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam

From The Wall Street Journal Addis Ababa’s plans expose rivalry with Cairo for regional power; ‘Egypt cannot live without the Nile’ By Matina Stevis-Gridneff in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dahlia Kholaif in Arab al Raml, Egypt Jan. 17, 2018  The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line. Ethiopia’s ambitious […]

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Russia’s Southward March to the Indian Ocean: Is Washington Turning a Blind Eye to Putin’s Cold War Renaissance?                                                  

by The Strathink Editoial Team During his December 2017 press roundtable in Addis Ababa, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, appeared blindsided when a reporter asked what would be the U.S. position if Russia starts negotiations to open a military base in Eritrea. Mr. Yamamoto responded by citing a litany of […]

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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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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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