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OPEN LETTER OF PETITION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

We are publishing here a very thoughtful letter to the U.S. Congress from Mr. Kebede Yiman on the current situation in Oromia and attempts by some extremist member of the Ethiopian diaspora to sabotage relations between the United States and Ethiopia. Tell us what you think. OPEN LETTER OF PETITION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE […]

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Uganda’s Would-Be ‘President for Life’ Can Be Beaten

From Foreign Policy BY SUZANNE NOSSEL Uganda’s Would-Be ‘President for Life’ Can Be Beaten “Nobody should be president for life,” declared U.S. President Barack Obama during a pointed speech in July before the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As parts of Africa boast rising standards of living, more stable democracies, and burgeoning modern industries, […]

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Strathink Endorses President Obama’s Pick for USAID Administrator: Gayle Smith

(Re-posted) Last week President Obama announced his decision to appoint National Security Advisor Gayle Smith as USAID’s next administrator, pending approval by the Senate. Strathink hopes that the approval process goes quickly. A number of people have publicly opposed the President’s nomination, including Washington Post journalist Howard French and economist William Easterly. Why? Mr. French […]

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t’s time for the US to press the reset button on Sudan

From African Arguments by Ahmed Badawi US sanctions have not worked and the factors that led to the embargo have changed. A rapprochement would be in both US and Sudanese interests. The sun may have started to set on his tenure in office, but US President Barack Obama seems to have no intention of slipping into cruise control with […]

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CNN executive flies to Kenya to apologise for ‘hotbed of terror’ claim

From The Guardian A senior CNN executive has flown to Nairobi to apologise for coverage calling the country a “hotbed of terror” ahead of Barack Obama’s visit in July. Many Kenyans were outraged by the report, which suggested Obama was likely to be attacked during his historic visit to the land of his father’s birth. […]

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South Sudan rebel general rejects interim government with Kiir, Machar

JUBA | BY DENIS DUMO South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L) and South Sudan’s rebel commander Riek Machar exchange documents after signing a ceasefire agreement during the Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Summit on the case of South Sudan in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa,… REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI A South Sudan rebel general has split with former Vice […]

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Ugandan president raps Obama over term limits

  President Yoweri Museveni. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has criticised US President Barrack Obama over his remarks about African leaders’ failure to respect presidential term limits and clinging on power for life. Addressing a joint press briefing on Moday with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Entebbe, 40 kilometers […]

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Africa: Why Did Ethiopia Become Focal Point for World Leaders to Come?

From The Ethiopian Herald Photo:  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Addis Ababa’s light rail system speaks to the country’s economic development. INTERVIEW By Robel YohannesOver the past few years, various government officials and world leaders have paid official visits to Ethiopia. Turkish President, Chinese Prime Minister, Italian Prime Minister, US President among other prominent world leaders have made […]

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How to Destroy a War Economy

From Foreign Policy To end the conflicts plaguing Africa, the United States needs to follow the money being made off of them — and stop it. BY JOHN PRENDERGAST How to Destroy a War Economy Throughout history, war may have been hell, but for small groups of conflict profiteers it has also been very lucrative. […]

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Approval of US leadership in East Africa is dropping – Gallup survey

By: JAMES KARUHANGA President Obama during his visit to Kenya last month. A Gallup survey says East Africans have lower confidence in US leadership compared to that of China. (Net) Approval of US leadership among Kenyans has fallen 35 percentage points throughout President Barack Obama’s tenure, while approval of China’s leadership has gained five points, says […]

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