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Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG: The Right Person at the Right Time Eritreans in the Netherlands complain of pressure to support youth congress Who Will Be Ethiopia’s First Woman Ambassador to the United States? Testing the waters: Somaliland dives into the international arena Despite talk of good relations, security concerns darken Egypt-Sudan ties
 

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

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 […]

Eritreans in the Netherlands complain of pressure to support youth congress

From The Guardian Claims of ‘systemic intimidation’ as top Eritrean official Yemane Gebreab arrives on Dutch soil to address youth wing of African country’s ruling party The visit of Eritrean presidential adviser Yemane Gebreab, who will speak at an Eritrean government youth rally in the Netherlands, has been branded ‘awkward’ by the Dutch cabinet. Photograph: […]

Who Will Be Ethiopia’s First Woman Ambassador to the United States?

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia has had a strong diplomatic presence in Washington, D.C. since 1945, interrupted only from 1977-1992 when the U.S. and Ethiopia cut formal diplomatic relations. Since 1992, with the emergence of the EPRDF-led government, the Ethiopian embassy has had four ambassadors: Berhane Gebre-Christos, Kassahun Ayele, Samuel Assefa and Girma Birru. […]

Testing the waters: Somaliland dives into the international arena

From The Messenger By Jason Patinkin for The Messenger With a sea breeze to his back, Ali Farah Negeye greets the lunch crowd at the Al Xayat restaurant in the Somaliland port city of Berbera. For the last fifteen years, he’s served lemonade and fried barracuda to a steady stream of regulars, who debate the […]

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 […]

South Sudan’s Man-Made Famine

February 27, 2017

From Foreign Policy The country’s warring leaders have left their citizens with two options – flee or starve. BY SIOBHÁN O’GRADY PALORINYA, Uganda – The bloodstain outside Peresi Saima’s house told her what she already knew. Still, she pushed the door to her home open just far enough to see her dead husband’s body slumped […]

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Response by William Davison to “A Tale of Two Journalists”

February 25, 2017

To our readers: Below you will find a response to our Opinion Matters piece, “A Tale of Two Journalists.” This response was written by Guardian journalist William Davison. We would like to thank Mr. Davison for his comments. They are fair and balanced and we appreciate the civility of the discourse. We take his criticisms […]

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Response by Graham Peebles on A Tale of Two Journalists

February 22, 2017

To our readers: Graham Peebles has written a response to our Opinion Roundup piece, “A Tale of Two Journalists.” We publish it here. I could not find an e-mail address on your site for some reason, so I will leave my response to this insulting attack here. I leave William to reply to the unfounded […]

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How an American Bureaucrat Became President of Somalia

February 21, 2017

From Politico AP Photo He was a refugee who embraced U.S.-style democracy. Now’s he’s trying to bring it home. By TAYLOR GEE On the morning of February 8, a civil servant from Buffalo, New York—a Somali by birth but an American by choice—walked into a heavily guarded airplane hangar in the battle-scarred capital of his […]

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A Tale of Two Journalists: Graham Peebles and William Davison on Ethiopia

February 18, 2017

By the Strathink Editorial Team Center stage in U.S. politics today is the role of the media. The new administration has declared the media “the opposition party” and the contentiousness between the government and the mainstream media has been unprecedented. Before continuing this editorial, and Strathink would like to point out that we are rigorous […]

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A Measured U.S. Strategy for the New Africa

February 17, 2017

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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Ethiopia on the Recent National Election in Somalia

February 16, 2017

The Ethiopian Government’s policy towards the National Election of Somalia is and has been based on the principle of total respect for the voice of the Somali people.  In compliance with this guiding principle, the Government of Ethiopia is ready to work together with a president elected by the people of Somalia.  As a neighboring country with […]

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Ginbot 7 and the Ethiopian Diaspora: Next Steps

February 13, 2017

By the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega, leader of Ginbot 7, a self-described terrorist group committed to overthrowing the Ethiopian government “by any means necessary,” is back in the United States. Why? Presumably, the economist turned military commander of a 200-man army based in Asmara is here to raise money and the flagging hopes of […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Democracy, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security18 Comments

Former Prime Minister Is Elected President of Struggling Somalia

February 8, 2017

From the New York Times By JEFFREY GETTLEMANFEB. 8, 2017 Photo Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Wednesday after he was elected president of Somalia.CreditSaid Yusuf Warsame/European Pressphoto Agency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former prime minister, was chosen on Wednesday as Somalia’s next president, capping a clan-based electoral process that had been widely criticized as corrupt even […]

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The Role of Civil Society in Ethiopia’s Current Crisis: Who will make the first move?

February 4, 2017

By The Strathink Editorial Team  Introduction: Civil Society in America’s 220-year-Old Democracy On January 20th, America once again re-enacted the peaceful transition of power—a political transition that has continued unbroken since 1797. President Obama, a Democrat, sat with former Presidents Carter (Democratic), Clinton (Democrat) and Bush (Republican) while the new president (Republican) was sworn in […]

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