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Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People

From the New York Times By JOSHUA HAMMERJAN. 6, 2017 Harding, one of a handful of foreign reporters who have visited Somalia on a regular basis in recent years, followed the charismatic Nur as he braved death threats and tried to revive the ruined city. Part on-the-ground war reporting, part investigative biography, Harding’s book captures […]

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Taking Stock of the Philosopher King’s success stories and hollow promises

Editor’s note: This piece is written by one of our guest contributors. by David Elias In the poorly written drama that is Eritrean politics, this is the time of the year when the dictator of Eritrea—the omniscient Isaias Afeworki—will start clogging the airwaves in the impoverished nation with longwinded tales of his regime’s “monumental success […]

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Ethiopia Opens Massive Gibe 3 Hydroelectric Dam on Omo River

By ELIAS MESERET, ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Dec 17, 2016, 12:36 PM E Ethiopia on Saturday officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns by environmentalists about its impact downstream and upon neighboring countries. Ethiopia aims to produce 15,000 megawatts of electricity through its dams […]

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In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War

By MARK MAZZETTI, JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and ERIC SCHMITTOCT. 16, 2016 Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia in 2012. About 200 to 300 American Special Operations troops work with soldiers from African nations to carry out raids, senior American military officials said. Credit Reuters WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has intensified a […]

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“Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat

The following is the text of the Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Bruton testimony presented at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Africa. The title of the hearing was, “Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat.” Strathink will respond to this testimony shortly.   Bronwyn Bruton Deputy Director, Africa Center at the Atlantic Council Hearing Before the House […]

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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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Is Genocide in South Sudan Next?

Strathink Editorial Team In a world saturated with bad news, the recent eruption of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital not only is tragic but threatens the entire region.  Since December 2013, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar have been dismantling the fragile political unity of the world’s newest state and […]

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South Sudan: Clashes erupt in Juba hours after UN plea

BBC Share Image copyrightAFP Image captionGovernment helicopter gunships were seen over Juba on Monday South Sudan strife Renewed fighting has broken out in South Sudan between forces loyal to the president and vice-president. A reporter in the capital, Juba, told the BBC gunfire and large explosions could be heard all over the city. He said […]

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Eritreans in Ethiopia demonstrate over abuses back home

AP A woman dressed in the colors of the Eritrean flag stands symbolically chained, at a demonstration by Eritrean refugees and dissidents outside the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Thursday, June 23, 2016. Hundreds of Eritrean refugees and dissidents in Ethiopia have demonstrated against alleged human rights abuses committed by Eritrea’s […]

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Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of contemplating full-scale war

GENEVA | BY TOM MILES Ethiopia is contemplating full-scale war against Eritrea, an Eritrean official told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday, as he defended his country against allegations of crimes against humanity. Eritrean and Ethiopian troops clashed along their border on June 12. Each has accused the other of starting the hostilities. Last […]

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