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South Sudan agrees to deploy regional protection force

From al Jazeera The decision comes after months of hesitation by South Sudan after soaring violence erupted in Juba in July. South Sudan agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated force in Juba [Thomas Mukoya/Reuters] The South Sudan government has agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated regional force in Juba, a spokesman […]

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Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Will End but A Luta Continua

  By the Strathink Editorial Team The Ethiopian Government has declared a “state of emergency” following a series of protests that have rocked the country to its core. Disenchantment with the government, high rates of unemployment, rising costs of living and the absence of a platform for expressing any opposition to the government (e.g. legislature) […]

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Ethiopia: Directive for the Execution of the State of Emergency[full text]

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 7:59 am by Daniel Berhane A Directive issued on Saturday detailed the restrictions imposed as per the State of Emergency. It is to be recalled a State of Emergency was decreed a week earlier by the Council of Ministers, as the Parliament was in recess. The Decree, which […]

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Politics of fear in South Sudan

This from African Arguments in July 2016 DANIEL AKECH THIONG This is a country where a considerable number of citizens are crammed into UN protection camps out of fear of their own government. Debris from fighting between forces of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, in July, 2016 in Juba, South Sudan. Samir Bol / Press […]

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Repression, resistance and poverty: Secretly filmed photos and video smuggled out of Eritrea

Martin Plaut Eritrea remains one of the most repressive countries on earth, but the government of President Isaias Afewerki has attempted to downplay this reality. No international media are allowed to have a correspondent based inside the country. But in the run-up to the 25th anniversary in May this year the international media were invited […]

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America’s Approach To Somalia Has Failed. It Now Has Two Options

From World Politics Review Steven Metz Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 One of the most momentous decisions the United States made after 9/11 was to go on the offensive against violent extremists, seeking to cut them off at their source. This was to be done by helping governments in the Islamic world provide prosperity, security, justice […]

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Moving Away from a Binary Narrative on Ethiopia: Land, Ethnicity and Governance (Part 2)

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi once said to journalist Jonathan Dimbelby, “Africa’s downfall has always been the cult of personality. And their names always seem to begin with M. We have had Mobutu and Mengistu and I am not going to add Meles to the list.” This year’s anniversary […]

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Ethiopia pledges probe into killing of protesters

From Al Jazeera The Ethiopian government says it will investigate allegations that security forces killed hundreds of protesters. Ethiopian government has said it will launch an independent investigation about the killing of protesters by security forces during anti-government demonstrations but denied that the police violence in the country is “systematic.” “I have to reiterate once […]

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South Sudan government to review U.N. decision on extra troops

By Denis Dumo | JUBA South Sudan said on Sunday it would consider the U.N.’s decision to authorize sending extra troops to the country following an eruption of fierce fighting, softening its stance after initially rejecting the initiative. The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize an extra 4,000 troops on Friday, drawing a swift response […]

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Change Is On Its Way: Eight Things Eritreans Should Know

Strathink Editorial Team Recent events along the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea combined with the Eritrean President’s ill health have created a sense of unease within the Eritrean community. There is a feeling of uncertainty both inside Eritrea and among members of the Eritrean diaspora about a future without President Isayas. For twenty-five years, Isayas […]

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