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The Dividends of Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea

True peace is not just the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. U.S. civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King   By the Strathink Editorial Team The recent gestures by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki to resolve the impasse between the two countries following the […]

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Democracy according to Eritrea’s Afwerki, then and now

From al-Jazeera On the 27th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence, Isaias Afwerki should remember what he once said about democracy. by Abraham T Zere Isaias Afwerki is the first President of Eritrea, a position he has held since its independence in 1993 [Reuters] Today marks the 27th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence, hard-won after a 30-year war […]

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Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container

From al-Jazeera   by Fatma Naib Women were kept separate from the men and were routinely abused by smugglers and guards [File: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters] In recent months, it has been revealed that African migrants and refugees have been sold in open markets as slaves in Libya, and are held against their will in inhumane conditions in […]

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Why is Eritrea the world’s fastest-emptying nation?

The UN likens Eritrea’s forced conscription – sometimes for decades at a time – to slavery. Hundreds of thousands have fled. Here’s why. Photo by: AP Eritrea has been consistently one of the top five biggest source of refugees in Europe for the last decade. Since the Eritrean government began indefinite national service in 2002, hundreds […]

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Judges deem Eritrea unsafe for migrants’ return as Home Office advice rebutted

The British Home Office will alter its much-criticised policy on Eritrean asylum seekers, after a legal ruling found that the majority of those fleeing the country risk persecution or serious harm on returning. The ruling, which could affect thousands of Eritreans, one of the largest groups to seek asylum in Britain every year, contradicts the […]

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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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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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Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan

UN agencies have warned that up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan will face severe food shortages in the coming months [Reuters] Tens of thousands of people have fled fighting in northwestern South Sudan between government troops and a newly formed rebel group, as food shortages in the country hit their highest levels in […]

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Somali Refugees In Kenya Struggle In Shadow Of Forced Return

06/29/2016 12:01 pm ET Angela Wells Refugees Deeply AP/JEROME DELAYMuhumed Surow grieves following the burial of his 12-month-old daughter Liin Muhumed Surowlays at UNHCR’s Ifo Extension camp outside Dadaab, Eastern Kenya, on August 6, 2011 Kenya’s November deadline to shut down camps and repatriate Somali refugees leaves a community living in dangerous limbo, with some […]

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The Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Bruton on Eritrea: Seriously?

The Strathink editorial team is working on a response to the Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Burton. In the meantime, we leave it to our readers to evaluate her defense of Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki. A finding of crimes against humanity would be indefensible, said the Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Bruton BY ASHISH KUMAR SEN   Eritrean refugees […]

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