Tag Archive | Ginbot 7

Make Your Voice Heard on Senate Resolution 168

by the Strathink Editorial Team It is understandable why Senator Ben Cardin and his co-sponsors have proposed this unhelpful Senate Resolution 168. Maryland, the state Senator Cardin represents, is home to a large number of Ethiopian Americans. Other co-sponsors, such as Senator Al Franken of Minnesota and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, represent states with […]

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Ginbot 7 and the Ethiopian Diaspora: Next Steps

By the Strathink Editorial Team Berhanu Nega, leader of Ginbot 7, a self-described terrorist group committed to overthrowing the Ethiopian government “by any means necessary,” is back in the United States. Why? Presumably, the economist turned military commander of a 200-man army based in Asmara is here to raise money and the flagging hopes of […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Democracy, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security21 Comments

To the Ethiopian Diaspora: It Is Time To Speak Out

By the Strathink Editorial Team  In 2013, the Ethiopian government adopted a Diaspora Policy to engage Ethiopians worldwide into the process of nation building. Recognizing the enormous potential of its hyphenated citizens around the world, the government enacted measures to encourage participation—whether investing financial or technical resources—into the country’s development. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign […]

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The Donkeys of Asmara: Berhanu Nega’s Story in the New York Times

by The Strathink Editorial Team Joshua Hammer, a prize winning journalist who writes about Africa, took on the strange and sad story of Berhanu Nega in a New York Times article entitled, “Once a Bucknell Professor, Now the Commander of an Ethiopian Rebel Army.” And why not? Berhanu Nega’s story is made for Western audiences—an […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues65 Comments

Are British Lives More Valuable than Ethiopian Lives: The Curious Case of Andargachew Tsige

  By the Strathink Editorial Team I raised the case of Andargachew Tsege in my meeting with the Prime Minister, making it clear that while progress has been made, with regular consular access now in place and a transfer to a federal prison, further steps are required. I have now received a commitment from the […]

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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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“We Have to Pay With Blood”: Berhanu Nega’s Struggle for Relevance and Legitimacy (Part 1)

  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 in his search for relevance and legitimacy through […]

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Tax Free Terrorism, Part 3: Why is the U.S. Harboring a Terrorist?

  By The Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopian satellite television (ESAT) announced that Berhanu Nega, self-confessed terrorist and leader of Ginbot 7, left Europe and arrived in the United States several days ago. Berhanu Nega was in Brussels at the misguided invitation of E.U. member Ana Gomes (Portugal) to promote his violent political agenda by exploiting […]

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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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EU Parliamentarian Ana Gomes: Is a self-described terrorist the only person who can talk about Ethiopia’s drought?

European Union Parliamentarian Ana Gomes has announced that she has invited Ginbot 7 leader Berhanu Nega to address the European Parliament on, “Drought and Famine in Ethiopia.” This attempt to legitimize the role of Berhanu Nega in current Ethiopian politics has compromised the dignity of the European Parliament and the already questionable credibility of Ms. […]

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