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Russia’s Southward March to the Indian Ocean: Is Washington Turning a Blind Eye to Putin’s Cold War Renaissance?                                                  

by The Strathink Editoial Team During his December 2017 press roundtable in Addis Ababa, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, appeared blindsided when a reporter asked what would be the U.S. position if Russia starts negotiations to open a military base in Eritrea. Mr. Yamamoto responded by citing a litany of […]

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US and Sudan rebuild ties after decades of sanctions

From The National       The Trump administration lifted a 20-year-old sanctions regime on Sudan and some predict the country could be removed from a list of state sponsors of terror Joyce Karam November 27, 2017 For many Americans, Sudan is at worst known for providing a safe haven for Osama bin Laden and the […]

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Despite talk of good relations, security concerns darken Egypt-Sudan ties

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir meet ahead of the signing of a number of agreements between the two countries at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Oct. 5, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) CAIRO — In an interview with Al Arabiya TV in early February, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused […]

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Interview with Ambassaodr David Shinn on the Horn

  From Joomla Who is David Shinn and what is his relationship with the Horn of Africa? A:  David Shinn, who has a BA, MA, and PhD from George Washington University, served from1964 through 2000 as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.  Nearly all of his assignments dealt with Africa either […]

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Sudanese Soldiers Abduct Ethiopian Farm Workers Again

Horn Affairs JUNE 16, 2016 @ 7:18 AM by Daniel Berhane Sudanese soldiers raided an Ethiopian commercial farm on Tuesday,  The soldiers abducted at least five farm workers and seized two tractors from a commercial far near the border. The commercial farm raided by the Sudanese is located in Benshangul Gumuz region, Metekel zone, Guba […]

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Human smuggling kingpin with Canadian interests arrested

ERIC REGULY PALERMO, ITALY — The Globe and Mail The suspected criminal kingpin of a human smuggling and trafficking network – who said he had planned to invest some of his fortune in Canada – has been arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy. Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who is 35 and was born in Eritrea, […]

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‘The Shrapnel Finds Us Wherever We Hide’

Sudan’s Janjaweed are back. Only this time they’re better armed. BY TOM RHODES, MUSA JOHN NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — “They surrounded us, killed kids and women, burnt the village. We waited until nightfall, and then we escaped to the mountains,” said Kawthar Ali Adelan, who sought refuge from a March offensive by Sudanese armed forces […]

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‘State sponsor of terror’ Sudan seeks role as U.S. ally in Islamic State fight

By Carlo Muñoz – The Washington Times  NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Sudan is eager to forge closer ties with American and European intelligence agencies, possibly acting as a hub for Western-led counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State and other indigenous Islamic extremist groups, in a bid to ease U.S. economic sanctions that have been in place for […]

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Dam figures to revolutionize Ethiopia

Construction work is shown in June 2013, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, near Assosa in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, near Sudan. The dam will have the capacity to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity and become the biggest hydroelectric power station in Africa.ELIAS ASMARE, ASSOCIATED PRESS By TOM CAMPBELL / Staff columnist The greatest […]

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Sudan’s Islamists: From Salvation to Survival

International Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°11921 Mar 2016 AFP/Ashraf Shazly OVERVIEW There is an ideological vacuum at the heart of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP), its leaders no longer interested in a radical or reforming Islamist project yet offering no alternative political vision. President Omar al-Bashir’s 2015 re-election signalled a strengthening of the political […]

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