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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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Al Jazeera UpFront – Are Ethiopia’s Oromo being violently repressed? | June 2016

Watch Getachew Reda and Lencho Leti debate recent events in Oromia on al Jazeera. Let us know what you think.

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Nevsun in Eritrea : Dealing With a Dictator – the fifth estate (video)

When a small Vancouver mining company Nevsun struck gold in a remote corner of Africa, it started with so much promise. In remote Eritrea, Nevsun built a mine that was generating $700 million in profits in its first four years of operation. But it was also generating a lot of controversy – because Nevsun was […]

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“We Have to Pay With Blood”: Berhanu Nega’s Struggle for Relevance and Legitimacy (Part 2)

by the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega came back to the United States on a mission—to re-energize a brittle and flagging organization breaking apart from Asmara to Washington, D.C. On January 31st, he gave a speech in Maryland to his followers. We look at Berhanu Nega through his own words. This is Part 2 in […]

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Ginbot 7’s Eritrean Adventure

By the Strathink Editorial Team The recent news that yet another Ginbot 7 leader, Neamin Zeleke, has imploded because of a disagreement with Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki does not portend well for the organization. Just last year, Andachargew Tsige, now in Ethiopian custody, blew the whistle on the massive dysfunction within the leadership, leading Berhanu […]

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Meeting on Post-Isayas Eritrea to Begin Tomorrow in Frankfurt

  Strathink readers are calling for more information on the Eritrean President’s health as well as steps to be taken by the international community to help Eritreans develop a smooth transition of power in a post-Isayas Eritrea. We are doing our best to keep our readers up-to-date. One organization, the Felsberger Institute located in Germany, […]

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The Strange Odyssey of Ambassador Herman Cohen

  By David Smith Ambassador Herman J. Cohen is no stranger to controversy in his long career of lobbying on behalf of foreign governments. Africa Intelligence called Ambassador Cohen “one of the most active American lobbyists for Africa in the 1990s. The American Prospect put it more cynically saying, “he [Ambassador Cohen] has emerged as […]

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Setting the Record Straight on “The Most Dangerous Professor in Ethiopia”

    By David Smith The contemporary narrative of terrorism is driven by the daily news reports of disaffected and marginalized young Muslims wreaking havoc on other Muslims in their quest for an Islamic caliphate. Yet, the reality is that terrorists come in many forms. A recent article in Ozy, a website (www.ozy.com) with original […]

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Normalizing Relations between Eritrea and the United States: Farsightedness or Foolishness

Normalizing Relations Between Eritrea and the United States: Farsightedness or Foolishness?   By Guest Editor  “Bringing in Eritrea from the Cold” Almost one year ago, Ambassador Herman Cohen, former US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, wrote an article advocating “bringing Eritrea in from the cold.”[1] What does that mean? It means, according to Ambassador […]

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Rwandan Foreign Minister: ‘Where is a white man convicted by the ICC?’

Is Rwanda choosing impunity over international justice? Louise Mushikiwabo is this week’s guest on Conflict Zone, DW’s top political talk show. Louise Mushikiwabo on Conflict Zone The Foreign Minister of Rwanda accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of having a racial bias and of being little more than a tool for Western countries “to manipulate […]

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