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Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

From BBC Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionDemonstrators celebrate the release of political prisoners in Adama, Oromia A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. Hundreds […]

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

From al JAZEERA 23 minutes ago Hailemariam said he will stay on as prime minister in a caretaker capacity until the ruling EPRDF party and parliament name a new premier [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]Ethiopia’s prime minister says he has submitted his resignation as both prime minister and the chairman of the ruling coalition. Hailemariam Desalegn’s announcement comes amid […]

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 […]

Base race in the Horn of Africa

BY David Brewster Saudi Arabia has recently finalised a deal to establish a naval base in Djibouti. Its UAE ally has just built major naval and air facilities at Assab in nearby Eritrea. The UAE also runs a military training centre in Mogadishu in Somalia, and is rumoured to be seeking access to port and air facilities at Berbera […]

Eritrean government closes down rural clinics

The government has shut down five rural clinics in Tsorona, Mendefera, Segeniety and Ingela village in Anseba region. The clinics had been giving primary health care in rural areas under the supervision of the  Catholic Church of Eritrea for long periods of time. Erena sources say that the shutdown comes after the government ordered all […]

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

January 18, 2018

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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Everyone knows…

January 6, 2018

To our readers: The Strathink Editorial Team is pleased to announce a new weekly feature called “Everybody knows…” . The objective of this feature is to bring facts to a political discourse often held hostage to rumors, gossip and innuendo. “Every knows…” will look at what people say and think to be true–despite facts to […]

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Dana Rohrbacher, Champion of Eritrea: He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name.

January 6, 2018

The Strathink Editorial Team has no comment on this insightful New York Times article and recent interview with Eritrean champion Congressman Dana Rohrbacher. By NICHOLAS FANDOSNOV. 21, 2017 Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, has come under intense political and investigative scrutiny for his closeness to Russia. CreditBill Clark/CQ Roll Call, via Associated Press WASHINGTON — For […]

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EPRDF: Might is Not Always Right!!!

December 31, 2017

To our readers: Strathink is pleased to present this personal reflection by Abebaye Tegen. We are always pleased to publish the thoughts of our readers and invite public discourse on these very important issues. Let us know what you think. A personal reflection for public discourse by abebayetegen@gmail.com The ruling party in Ethiopia, EPRDF, is in […]

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How to Win Back the Soul of the EPRDF: Leadership (Part 1)

December 16, 2017

By the Strathink Editorial Team “We cannot but feel deeply insulted that, at the dawn of the new millennium, ours is one of the poorest countries in the world,” he said, adding that “the darkness of poverty and backwardness” had dimmed the country’s once proud and powerful reputation. “A thousand years from now, when Ethiopians […]

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US and Sudan rebuild ties after decades of sanctions

November 30, 2017

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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What Can Isayas Afewerki Learn from Robert Mugabe?

November 30, 2017

The Strathink Editorial Team It should come as a surprise to no one that the removal of Robert Mugabe brings to mind the current rule of longtime strongman Isayas Afewerki of Eritrea. The commonalities between Mr. Mugabe and President Isayas are many. What are lessons to be learned from the rise and fall of a […]

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Time Waits for No Man—Even Isayas Afewerki

November 20, 2017

By The Strathink Editorial Team The new superhero movie, Thor: Ragnorok, is the story of Asgard, a fictional planet within the Marvel Comics universe. Ruled by a tyrant, the people of Asgard simply leave, unable to tolerate the vicissitudes of their cruel and destructive leader. In the end, Asgard, the planet, is destroyed by the […]

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Could Somalia’s biggest terror attack in history see a turnaround in combating al-Shabaab?

November 17, 2017

FROM ISS BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND GUSTAVO DE CARVALHO The attack in central Mogadishu on 14 October that killed more than 350 people has not drawn much attention from traditional or social media. Despite being the largest terror attack in Somali history, the now-common supportive hashtags disseminated globally after such deadly incidents – such as #PrayforMogadishu – […]

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Eritrea’s Military Got Help From U.A.E., Foreign Firms, UN Says

November 13, 2017

By Nizar Manek November 12, 2017, 12:53 AM EST Gulf nation reportedly setting up base in Horn of Africa Assistance would violate eight-year UN arms embargo on Eritrea Emirati armed forces show their skills during a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi. […]

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