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Straight Talk on Strathink

By the Strathink Editorial Team Strathink would like to address head on the comments made on certain websites that Strathink is a “mouthpiece for the EPRDF” and even more often a “mouthpiece for the TPLF.” We are not. We began as a platform for news about the Horn of Africa but over the last few […]

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New York Times Correspondent Jeffry Gettleman’s Tribute to Himself: Another Paean to the White Man in Africa

By the Strathink Editorial Team New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman loves Africa. We know this because he titled his book “Love, Africa.” “Love, Africa” is a memoir about Jeffrey Gettleman’s rise as a journalist—and what a story. The thrills and chills of a Pulitzer prize winning journalist chasing a dream of […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Editorial, Ethiopia, Kenya, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Somalia2 Comments

Response by William Davison to “A Tale of Two Journalists”

To our readers: Below you will find a response to our Opinion Matters piece, “A Tale of Two Journalists.” This response was written by Guardian journalist William Davison. We would like to thank Mr. Davison for his comments. They are fair and balanced and we appreciate the civility of the discourse. We take his criticisms […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Editorial, Ethiopia, Uncategorized1 Comment

Response by Graham Peebles on A Tale of Two Journalists

To our readers: Graham Peebles has written a response to our Opinion Roundup piece, “A Tale of Two Journalists.” We publish it here. I could not find an e-mail address on your site for some reason, so I will leave my response to this insulting attack here. I leave William to reply to the unfounded […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Ethiopia1 Comment

A Tale of Two Journalists: Graham Peebles and William Davison on Ethiopia

By the Strathink Editorial Team Center stage in U.S. politics today is the role of the media. The new administration has declared the media “the opposition party” and the contentiousness between the government and the mainstream media has been unprecedented. Before continuing this editorial, and Strathink would like to point out that we are rigorous […]

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Posted in Countries, Democracy, Ethiopia, Regional Issues7 Comments

Eritrea: Unexpected Eritrean Journalistic Voice Rises in Ethiopia

From AllAfrica   Photo: Jacapo A street in Asmara, Eritrea (file photo). By James Jeffrey Addis Ababa — It took Eritrean journalist Estifo* seven years to save up enough money to pay a fixer to get him and his family from the capital, Asmara, to the shared border with Ethiopia. After they crossed the border […]

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Djibouti Is Hot

How a forgotten sandlot of a country became a hub of international power games. By Monte Reel | March 23, 2016 Photographs by Guillaume Bonn/INSTITUTE Bloomberg News The bartender measures a shot of Johnnie Walker Red Label in a steel jigger and dumps it over ice. A waitress sets the glass on a tray and […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Djibouti, Economy, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments

The Last Newspaper in Burundi

DISPATCH from Foreign Policy Media houses have been shuttered, journalists attacked, and critics of the government murdered. But one broadsheet is still covering the African country’s descent into chaos. BY TY MCCORMICK BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Christophe Nkezabahizi toiled for years at Radio Télévision Nationale du Burundi (RTNB), the mouthpiece of a regime that would eventually kill him […]

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BBC to provide North Korea and Eritrea with radio services as part of £85m boost to World Service

By Ewan Palmer North Korea, Ethiopia and Eritrea will benefit from the additional funding to BBC’s World ServiceGetty The BBC has announced it will launch new radio services in North Korea and Eritrea as part of the government’s promise to invest £85m ($128m) a year in the World Service by 2017/18. The government announced the “single […]

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Ethiopia plans to offer private television broadcasting license in GTP II

Addis Ababa, 3 October, 2015(WIC) – Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority said it planned to offer Private Television Broadcasting license for efficient and qualified state based and private media companies in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) period. Legal and advertisement director of the authority Gizaw Tesfaye said the authority targeted to provide television licenses […]

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