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Everyone knows…

To our readers: The Strathink Editorial Team is pleased to announce a new weekly feature called “Everybody knows…” . The objective of this feature is to bring facts to a political discourse often held hostage to rumors, gossip and innuendo. “Every knows…” will look at what people say and think to be true–despite facts to […]

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The Role of Civil Society in Ethiopia’s Current Crisis: Who will make the first move?

By The Strathink Editorial Team  Introduction: Civil Society in America’s 220-year-Old Democracy On January 20th, America once again re-enacted the peaceful transition of power—a political transition that has continued unbroken since 1797. President Obama, a Democrat, sat with former Presidents Carter (Democratic), Clinton (Democrat) and Bush (Republican) while the new president (Republican) was sworn in […]

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South Sudan Bill limits foreign aid workers amid humanitarian crisis

  In Summary The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) bill, passed by parliament on Wednesday, means no more than a fifth of aid workers can be from abroad, a level many aid workers believe is simply not viable. Aid agencies already employ large numbers of South Sudanese — often far higher than the 80 per cent level […]

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Africa: Development Finance Talks in Ethiopia Close to Collapse – Charities

Nearly $1 trillion in illicit finance – the fruits of tax evasion, crime and corruption – is estimated to leave poor countries each year, according to Global Financial Integrity, a policy research group. The G77 wants the current U.N. tax committee to be upgraded to a political body with more power and money and universal […]

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South Sudan risks ‘catastrophe’ with new aid agency law, warn NGOs

From The Guardian Umbrella group of aid organisations voices fears over potential humanitarian repercussions of bill that would impose 20% limit on foreign staff  Sacks of food are retrieved following an aid drop near a village in Nyal, in South Sudan’s Unity state. NGOs are concerned about moves to limit foreign agency workers. Photograph: Tony […]

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In bid to counter al-Shabab, Kenya tightens noose on aid efforts for Somalis

From DevEx By Flavie Halaisflaviehalais A member of the Kenya Defense Forces at the airport in Kismayo, Somalia. The city was liberated from al-Shabab by the combined forces of the Kenyan and Somali military in October 2012. Kenya has recently launched a number of initiatives meant to protect the country’s borders against the terrorist group. Photo […]

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