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PFDJ’s Expensive Lobby Campaign: Offering Whatever is Left of its Services for Hire

Note to our readers: We are including here another article written by guest contributor David Elias. His articles on Eritrean President Isias Afewerki have generated a great deal of discussion. Please us the comments section to voice your opinion.           Eritrea’s Trifecta: Bronwyn Bruton, Isias Afewerki, Henry “Hank” Cohen David Elias […]

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Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People

From the New York Times By JOSHUA HAMMERJAN. 6, 2017 Harding, one of a handful of foreign reporters who have visited Somalia on a regular basis in recent years, followed the charismatic Nur as he braved death threats and tried to revive the ruined city. Part on-the-ground war reporting, part investigative biography, Harding’s book captures […]

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Explaining President Isaias’ deep-seated antipathy toward the people of Eritrea

Dear readers: We are pleased to post another article from our contributing editor, David Elias, on Eritrea. Please let us know your thoughts about Eritrea, Isias Afewerki and the people of Eritrea. David Elias In my previous two articles I have made an attempt to lay bare the mendacious declarations of the PFDJ with regard […]

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The Philosopher King and his impressive diplomatic adventures in Vanuatu and Tuvalu

Note to our readers: Below find part 2 on Eritrea’s philosopher king. Please let us know your thoughts. David Elias In my previous article, I have tried to set the record straight on the self congratulatory assessment of the state of Eritrean economy made by the small cabal of pro-Isaias henchmen that forms the inner […]

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Taking Stock of the Philosopher King’s success stories and hollow promises

Editor’s note: This piece is written by one of our guest contributors. by David Elias In the poorly written drama that is Eritrean politics, this is the time of the year when the dictator of Eritrea—the omniscient Isaias Afeworki—will start clogging the airwaves in the impoverished nation with longwinded tales of his regime’s “monumental success […]

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Ethiopia’s Challenge: Can it Rise after a Fall?

  By the Strathink Editorial Team The 6th century (B.C.) Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” During the past two years, Ethiopia’s EPRDF-led government has failed on a number of fronts, but the question remains: can they rise after a series […]

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Ethiopia Opens Massive Gibe 3 Hydroelectric Dam on Omo River

By ELIAS MESERET, ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Dec 17, 2016, 12:36 PM E Ethiopia on Saturday officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns by environmentalists about its impact downstream and upon neighboring countries. Ethiopia aims to produce 15,000 megawatts of electricity through its dams […]

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Why do EU leaders still think they can engage with Eritrea’s regime?

From the Guardian Martin Plaut European officials under pressure to cut migration should have learned by now that ignoring human rights violations is unlikely to succeed Eritrean refugee children play at a refugee camp in the Tigrai region in Ethiopia. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters As the European parliament hosts another Eritrean politician in the hope of […]

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Donald Trump and Africa

From the Brookings Institution Witney Schneidman For Africa, at stake in this election of Donald Trump is the strong bipartisan consensus in Congress that has been the cornerstone of U.S. policy toward the continent for the last three administrations. This consensus, supported by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, was predicated on the notion that Africa […]

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UN Commission of Inquiry Calls for Eritrean Leaders to Face Justice

Salem Solomon FILE – Eritrean refugees hold placards during a rally in support of a recent U.N. report that accused Eritrean leaders of committing crimes against humanity, outside the E.U. offices in Ramat Gan, Israel, June 21, 2016. A U.N.-backed commission assigned to investigate human rights violations in Eritrea is calling for a tribunal or […]

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