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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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Africa’s $700 Billion Problem Waiting to Happen

The Horn of Africa region is central to the world’s maritime trade. It’s also beginning to fall apart. BY ALEX DE WAAL Back in 2002, Meles Zenawi, then prime minister of Ethiopia, drafted a foreign policy and national security white paper for his country. Before finalizing it, he confided to me a “nightmare scenario” — […]

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Ginbot 7’s Eritrean Adventure

By the Strathink Editorial Team The recent news that yet another Ginbot 7 leader, Neamin Zeleke, has imploded because of a disagreement with Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki does not portend well for the organization. Just last year, Andachargew Tsige, now in Ethiopian custody, blew the whistle on the massive dysfunction within the leadership, leading Berhanu […]

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Can the Fox Monitor its Activities in the Chicken House: The EU and Eritrea

by the Strathink Editorial Team The European Union (EU) has announced its decision to grant Eritrea €200 million of “new long term support to promote poverty reduction and socio-economic development.” European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: “The EU provides development aid where it is most needed to reduce poverty and support […]

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Eritrea conscription still indefinite, says Amnesty

From BBC Image captionMany Eritreans, including unaccompanied children, first flee over the border to Ethiopia Conscription in Eritrea continues to be indefinite despite the government saying last year it would be limited to 18 months, Amnesty International says. The compulsory service, which often lasts decades, is the main reason cited by those who flee the […]

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The Only Way to Stop African Migrants Is to Improve Life at Home

Aryn Baker / Addis Ababa @arynebaker Nov. 12, 2015      Jin Yu—Xinhua Press/CorbisPresident of the European Council Donald Tusk speaks at the press conference with Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat (L) and President of Senegal Macky Sall (R) following a two-day summit on migration that ended in Valletta, Malta, on Nov. 12, 2015. A two-day […]

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France’s Hollande: Eritrea ‘Becoming Empty’ as Residents Leave

French President Francois Hollande (r) talks to President of the European Council Donald Tusk at an informal summit on migration in Valletta, Malta, Nov. 11, 2015. VOA News Last updated on: November 11, 2015 5:10 AM French President Francois Hollande says Africa needs more international development aid in order to curb the flow of migrants […]

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A Wake Up Call for the International Community: Eritrea after President Isayas Afewerki

  By the Strathink Editorial Team Eritrean websites have been reporting on the serious health problems facing Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki. These are not mere rumors. Our sources confirm that President Afewerki is terminally ill and his demise is likely imminent. We say this as a fact and not the kind of gossip that tends […]

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The EU needs to change course in dealing with Eritrea

Just prior to the Valetta Summit on migration, the EU’s obsession with “normalizing” relations with the regime in Asmara has reached frenetic levels. The recent influx of migrants to Europe has many European nations running around for quick fixes,  particularly in light of the growing resurgence of far right movements and xenophobia taking hold throughout […]

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EU Appears Poised to Resume Development Aid to Eritrea

Addis Ababa, 16 October 2015 (WIC) – Eritrean refugees wait in a hanger to depart to Sweden.  The EU hopes to reduce the number of Eritrean migrants and refugees through aid programs aimed at stabilizing the country. Eritrean refugees wait in a hanger to depart to Sweden. The EU hopes to reduce the number of Eritrean […]

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