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Straight Talk on Strathink First Speaker of Parliament Dies, at 62 Ethiopia: “My house was burnt down and my farm destroyed” Who are Eritrea Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge
 

Straight Talk on Strathink

By the Strathink Editorial Team Strathink would like to address head on the comments made on certain websites that Strathink is a “mouthpiece for the EPRDF” and even more often a “mouthpiece for the TPLF.” We are not. We began as a platform for news about the Horn of Africa but over the last few […]

First Speaker of Parliament Dies, at 62

January 28 , 2019 Dawit Yohannes, former Speaker of parliament, has died today in New York, at the age of 62. Dawit Yohannes, former Speaker of parliament, has died today in New York, at the age of 62. Dawit had served as Speaker of the house for two terms beginning 1995. He was the first […]

Ethiopia: “My house was burnt down and my farm destroyed”

  11 DECEMBER 2018 “The ones who still have a house, a farm or a place to live went back but my house was burnt down and my farm was destroyed by youngsters during the ethnic clashes” says Aberash Abebe. Aberash and hundreds of thousands others have been displaced in South Ethiopia due to ethnic […]

Who are Eritrea’s foreign friends?

From MartinPlaut.wordpress.com Date: 26/06/2017Author: Martin Plaut8 Comments by Leonard Vincent and Martin Plaut Introduction You might think that a regime that incarcerates and tortures its citizens – regularly; that holds its people in complete subjection – would be cold-shouldered.[1] You might think that a government that is held by a United Nations Commission to have […]

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge

No comment. James Jeffrey/IRIN MEKELLE/Ethiopia, 15 November 2018 James Jeffrey Freelance journalist based in Addis Ababa and regular contributor to IRIN A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top of a ridge marking the Ethiopia-Eritrea border. After having their details jotted down by bored-looking Eritrean […]

President of Ethiopia’s Somali region resigns, federal forces deployed

August 6, 2018

President of Ethiopia’s Somali regional state has resigned his position following a security crisis that involved federal forces and regional forces under his command. Senior officials of the region told the Voice Of America’s Somali service that Mohamoud Omar popularly referred to as Abdi Illey was to be replaced by the region’s Finance Minister Ahmed […]

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Economic Reform, Peace with Eritrea and Medemer: Some Questions

August 5, 2018

By The Strathink Editorial Team The trajectory of change that has taken place in Ethiopia since the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn this year has been extraordinary. What was once unthinkable, such as privatizing public enterprises and peace with Eritrea, is now on the table. The euphoria, bordering on almost religious fervor, with which […]

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

August 3, 2018

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

July 26, 2018

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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Ethiopia or Eritrea? Border community fears split

July 21, 2018

From The Associated Press Peace process means Irob community could be rent in two with some ending up in Eritrea and others remaining in Ethiopia. Men from the Irob ethnic group walk in Alitena, a town in Ethiopia on the border with Eritrea [Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP] “This place is definitely Ethiopian,” said farmer Haise Woldu, […]

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Sidama expect referendum on statehood within a year after zone backs autonomy demand

July 20, 2018

From The Ethiopia Oserver July 20, 2018 | by William Davison |  Sidama campaigners expect a referendum within a year on becoming a region after the Zone Administration in Hawassa voted for statehood. The constitutional demand follows deadly ethnic violence in southern Ethiopia and elsewhere in the country during the recent national political transition. The July 18 decision […]

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Isayas Afewerki to Visit Ethiopia

July 12, 2018

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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Ethiopia Still Rising!

July 11, 2018

By The Strathink Editorial Team The recent bold and forward thinking moves by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, to further advance the country are a reflection of Ethiopia’s continuously upward trajectory of transformation and modernization. Although the narrative of Ethiopian history has become a political flashpoint for groups to express past grievances and […]

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Ethiopia and Eritrea declare ‘state of war’ over

July 9, 2018

From al Jazeera Leaders of Horn of Africa nations sign joint peace agreement, officially ending decades of diplomatic and armed strife. The five-pillar agreement states that the war between the two countries has ended [Yemane Gebremeskel/Twitter] Ethiopia and Eritrea have declared their “state of war” over after landmark talks between the neighbouring countries’ leaders, as part of […]

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South Sudan Cease-fire Violated Within Hours

July 1, 2018

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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