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ETHIOPIA, A LONG-TERM US PARTNER IN PEACE AND SECURITY Why is Eritrea the world’s fastest-emptying nation? When Democracy is Messy: What Can Ethiopia Learn from the American Predicament? Who are Eritrea’s foreign friends? Eritrea: Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy
 

ETHIOPIA, A LONG-TERM US PARTNER IN PEACE AND SECURITY

From The Reporter 15 Jul, 2017 By Yonas Abiye 0 Comments  Chargé d’ Affaires of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Peter Vrooman, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He began his career in 1991. His most recent posting was as the Spokesperson for the US Embassy in New Delhi.  Prior to that assignment, Peter worked as […]

Why is Eritrea the world’s fastest-emptying nation?

The UN likens Eritrea’s forced conscription – sometimes for decades at a time – to slavery. Hundreds of thousands have fled. Here’s why. Photo by: AP Eritrea has been consistently one of the top five biggest source of refugees in Europe for the last decade. Since the Eritrean government began indefinite national service in 2002, hundreds […]

When Democracy is Messy: What Can Ethiopia Learn from the American Predicament?

By the Strathink Editorial Team Editors’ note: It is not often that one compares America’s 250+ years liberal democracy to a country like Ethiopia and its democracy of barely 25 years. However, America’s current crisis of democracy reminds us that democracy is messy and maybe still in its experimental stage as states grapple with a […]

Who are Eritrea’s foreign friends?

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 been guilty crimes against humanity would not […]

Eritrea: Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy

From al Jazeera A pastiche of daily encounters illuminating the disfigured Dadaist reality of present-day Eritrea. Anecdotes like these have been the new normal in Eritrea for over adecade now, writes Zere [AP] by Abraham T Zere @abraham_zere Abraham T Zere is the executive director of PEN Eritrea in exile. If available at all, facts […]

Calling Out the Haters: Africa thought again and chose Dr. Tedros

May 27, 2017

By the Strathink Editorial Team Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) made history. For the first time, an African was elected to lead the U.N.’s premier global health institution. This was also the first time member countries elected the person to lead. One of Africa’s own—Dr. Tedros Adhanom—is set to lead a critically important […]

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Open the Doors of Washington, D.C.’s Ethiopian Embassy

May 26, 2017

by the Strathink Editorial Team There is no question today that security for embassies is a high priority for governments around the world. Global terrorism is a threat to everyone. Embassies are highly visible symbols of a country’s government and stand as a convenient target for terrorist acts. However, despite several high profile acts of […]

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Ethiopian wins race to be next leader of UN health agency

May 23, 2017

 From ABC News By JAMEY KEATEN AND MARIA CHENG, ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — May 23, 2017 The Associated PressDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, from Ethiopia, candidate to the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), leaves after delivering a 15-minute speech during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the […]

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Ethiopia’s Progressive Example Shows the Way to a New Era in World Health

May 21, 2017

By Ariel Pablos-Méndez, MD, MPH (Ariel Pablos-Méndez was the Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID from 2011–2016.) Historians will view the past 25 years as a truly golden era in global health. New resources and political leadership have led to unprecedented progress that has improved the health of billions of people worldwide. Sustained campaigns […]

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Let’s Call the Attack on Dr. Tedros by Its Proper Name: Colonialism

May 19, 2017

The transparency of recent accusations against Dr. Tedros Adhanom, one of two leading candidates for the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is all too clear. It reflects the desperation of those who seek to undermine the candidacy of Dr. Tedros. Why? There are two likely suspects—those who are mired in […]

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Why Did Somaliland President Deny Dr. Bulhan Exit?

May 8, 2017

From Somaliland Sun By Yusuf M. Hassan Dr Hussein Bulhan Somalilandsun- Ordinary citizens, intellectuals and government officials in Somalia shall not the opportunity to publicly debate the issue of Somaliland sovereignty. This opportunity was to have been availed courtesy of public speeches on the issue by prominent Somaliland intellectual Dr Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan in Mogadishu. […]

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WHO D-G Election: How Ethiopian Tedros’s Track Records Makes Him Best Man For The Job

May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017 This May, at the 70th World Health Assembly, the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be elected by Health Ministers of Member States. The race for the plum job couldn’t come at a more crucial time for the WHO, considering its failures during the Ebola epidemic, which hit several […]

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Peace, Prosperity and Global Health Security

April 28, 2017

From the Huffington Post By Dr. Tedros Adhanom Today and tomorrow, the African Union and my country of Ethiopia are proudly hosting the first Core Group Meeting of the Munich Security Conference held on the African continent. Senior leaders from Africa, Europe and the U.S. have gathered in Addis Ababa to exchange ideas on how […]

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The WHO failed on Ebola. With a future pandemic inevitable it needs reform

April 27, 2017

From The Guardian Andrew Mitchell The World Health Organization will soon have a new head. Ethiopia’s former health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the outstanding candidate World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. Health ministers from around the world will vote for a new head of the organisation. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty  Thursday 27 April 2017 […]

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG: The Right Person at the Right Time

April 21, 2017

Next month the World Health Organization (WHO) will choose its new Director General. WHO, formed in 1948 with the portfolio of international health, is having its member nations vote for the new head for the first time in its history. This is a milestone for the organization as it tries to create an identity in […]

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