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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 […]

South Sudan rivals sign peace deal, effective after 72 hours?

June 27, 2018

SOUTH SUDAN South Sudanese rival leaders signed a peace agreement in Khartoum on Wednesday under which a ceasefire would take hold after 72 hours, Sudan’s foreign minister said, although a rebel spokesman rejected other points. The minister, Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, said the agreement also included the opening of crossings for humanitarian aid, the freeing of […]

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The Dividends of Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea

June 25, 2018

True peace is not just the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. U.S. civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King   By the Strathink Editorial Team The recent gestures by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki to resolve the impasse between the two countries following the […]

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How Ethiopia’s peace offer caught Eritrea’s regime by surprise

June 12, 2018

From al Jazeera Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki cannot afford to ignore Ethiopia’s peace offer. by Abraham T Zere 11 Jun 2018 Isaias Afwerki has been Eritrea’s president since 1993 [Reuters/James Akena] On June 5, Ethiopia announced it would fully accept and implement the 2000 Algiers Peace Accord that ended its border war with Eritrea. It also said it would accept […]

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Ethiopia’s New Leader: So Far So Good, But Mountains Still to Climb

June 9, 2018

Ann Fitz-Gerald Commentary, 5 June 2018 Horn of Africa, International Security Studies, Africa Dr Abiye Ahmed is Ethiopia’s new head of the federal government. He has already approved a motion to lift the national state of emergency and released an Ethiopian-born British resident and passport holder. But might these positive developments be precursors to tensions that could be […]

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Ethiopia says it is ready to implement Eritrea peace deal and privatize parts of the economy

June 5, 2018

From The Washington Post Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, talks to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Nairobi, May 7. (Reuters) By Paul SchemmJune 5 at 2:30 PMEmail the author ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s ruling party announced Tuesday plans to implement a long-moribund peace deal with Eritrea, opening the way for improved relations after 18 years […]

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Ethiopia ‘accepts peace deal’ to end Eritrea border war

June 5, 2018

From BBC Image copyrightAFPImage captionEthiopia had refused to remove its troops from the region around Badme, the dusty market town at the centre of the dispute Ethiopia’s governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. It says it will accept the outcome of […]

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De-Mystifying the Ethiopian Constitution (Part 1)

May 29, 2018

The Strathink Editorial Team presents here Part 1 of its series this week on the 1994 Ethiopian Constitution. In today’s atmosphere of change, Strathink would like to remind its readers that Ethiopia is a nation governed by the rule of law–its legal framework spelled out in the 1994 Constitution. Genuine change can only take place […]

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Democracy according to Eritrea’s Afwerki, then and now

May 24, 2018

From al-Jazeera On the 27th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence, Isaias Afwerki should remember what he once said about democracy. by Abraham T Zere Isaias Afwerki is the first President of Eritrea, a position he has held since its independence in 1993 [Reuters] Today marks the 27th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence, hard-won after a 30-year war […]

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Survivor Of Rwandan Genocide To Be Country’s First Female Neurosurgeon

May 23, 2018

From The Huffington Post Dr. Claire Karekezi says the genocide is what made her understand that “we cannot count on anyone but ourselves.” By Jenna Amatulli  Dr. Claire Karekezi will return to her home in Rwanda in July as the first and only female neurosurgeon in the entire country. The 35-year-old has been studying neuro-oncology […]

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Renowned Ethiopian American professor passes away at 83 Abiy Ford (1935 – 2018)

May 14, 2018

Strathink was saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Abiy Ford, a son of Ethiopia. He was a fierce nationalist who represented the best of Ethiopia while maintaining his pride in being an African American. He left his mark on the many students he taught on both sides of the world and will be […]

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