Tag Archive | Conflict

The Election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed

by the Strathink Editorial Team This week the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Party (EPRDF) voted for Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister following the resignation of Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn. Dr. Abiy Ahmed leads the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), one of the four parties of the Front. In a parliamentary system, the governing party elects the country’s […]

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Why Facebook Should Facedown

This piece came in from one or our readers. It discusses the profoundly negative role social media, especially Facebook, is playing in Ethiopian politics, especially among the Ethiopian Diaspora. By Shilla Mereb 22 March 2018, Addis Ababa I chose to write this reflection because a friend of mine urged me to do so while discussing […]

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Social media from America are stoking Ethiopia’s ethnic violence

February 22, 2018 · 12:30 PM EST By James Jeffrey Overlooking the camps for Somalis displaced by ethnic violence in the lee of the Kolenchi hills in the Somali region. Credit: James Jeffrey/PRI The Ethiopian diaspora in the US uses social media to great effect in shaping coverage of events back home, especially the protest movement that […]

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UN Security Council repeats demands for South Sudan warring parties to come to peace

Addis Ababa, 22 May 2015 (WIC) – The United Nations Security Council has condemned the renewed and ongoing large scale violence in South Sudan’s Unity state, saying military offensives by pro-government forces had led to the displacement of over 100,000 civilians and with another 300,000 civilians being denied access to the aid being provided by humanitarian […]

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A Boat Carrying 1000 Somalis from Yemen due to dock at Bossaso port

Addis Ababa, May 13, 2015 (WIC) – A boat carrying approximately 1000 Somali refugees from Yemen is expected to dock at Bossaso port in the regional state of Puntland in forthcoming hours according to the Puntland administration. The boat, which reportedly set out a day before, is ferrying Somalis including women and children who are fleeing […]

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