Tag Archive | Diaspora

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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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Ethiopia, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security2 Comments

“We Have to Pay With Blood”: Berhanu Nega’s Struggle for Relevance and Legitimacy (Part 3)

  by the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega came back to the United States on a mission—to re-energize a brittle and flagging organization breaking apart from Asmara to Washington, D.C. On January 31st, he gave a speech in Maryland to his followers. We look at Berhanu Nega through his own words. This is Part32 in […]

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“We Have to Pay With Blood”: Berhanu Nega’s Struggle for Relevance and Legitimacy (Part 2)

by the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega came back to the United States on a mission—to re-energize a brittle and flagging organization breaking apart from Asmara to Washington, D.C. On January 31st, he gave a speech in Maryland to his followers. We look at Berhanu Nega through his own words. This is Part 2 in […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Uncategorized0 Comments

Somalis returning to the motherland are finding their foreign ways out of favour

From The Guardian by Nadifa Mohamed Be it women wearing trousers or men with earrings, there is growing antagonism from those who want to maintain a ‘pure’ culture Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, is transformed between June and September every year as Somalilanders arrive from Europe, north America, the Gulf and the rest of Africa. […]

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Outside Eritrea looking in: a diaspora that stands divided

From the Guardian Stories sent to the Guardian reveal starkly contrasting views on the country – from those fiercely loyal to the government, to those who live in fear  Eritreans in Giessen, Germany. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA Maeve Shearlaw “I love my culture,” says Timnit Solomon. “Being Eritrean means you are a branch of a strong […]

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Empowering families to finance development with remittances and diaspora savings

Reuters/Rogan Ward – A girl heats water on an open fire at her home near the birthplace of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Mvezo, June 29, 2013. We all know it: there is no one magic formula when it comes to financing for development. The solution is a mix: public and private funds, […]

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