Tag Archive | United States

ETHIOPIA, A LONG-TERM US PARTNER IN PEACE AND SECURITY

From The Reporter 15 Jul, 2017 By Yonas Abiye 0 Comments  Chargé d’ Affaires of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Peter Vrooman, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He began his career in 1991. His most recent posting was as the Spokesperson for the US Embassy in New Delhi.  Prior to that assignment, Peter worked as […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Ethiopia, Policy Dialogue0 Comments

When Democracy is Messy: What Can Ethiopia Learn from the American Predicament?

By the Strathink Editorial Team Editors’ note: It is not often that one compares America’s 250+ years liberal democracy to a country like Ethiopia and its democracy of barely 25 years. However, America’s current crisis of democracy reminds us that democracy is messy and maybe still in its experimental stage as states grapple with a […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Ethiopia, Policy Dialogue, Regional Issues1 Comment

Who Will Be Ethiopia’s First Woman Ambassador to the United States?

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia has had a strong diplomatic presence in Washington, D.C. since 1945, interrupted only from 1977-1992 when the U.S. and Ethiopia cut formal diplomatic relations. Since 1992, with the emergence of the EPRDF-led government, the Ethiopian embassy has had four ambassadors: Berhane Gebre-Christos, Kassahun Ayele, Samuel Assefa and Girma Birru. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Policy Dialogue0 Comments

Can Military Might Alone Defeat al-Shabaab?

March 21, 2017by Mustafa Bananay A Somali woman walks past a soldier protecting a nomad settlement at Sadumay. Somalia, December 1, 2014 (Sipa/Associated Press) Developing a “security pact” to tackle insurgent jihadists al-Shabaab, who continue to stifle state-building efforts, is one of the key agenda items at the upcoming high-level conference on Somalia scheduled for […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somalia, Somaliland0 Comments

Eritrea’s Perpetual Winter

By The Strathink Editorial Team Last week there were reports that 20 members of a rebel movement—known as the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM)—had been captured while attempting to attack the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The dam, now close to completion, is expected to quadruple Ethiopia’s current electricity and export […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Economy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup4 Comments

How an American Bureaucrat Became President of Somalia

From Politico AP Photo He was a refugee who embraced U.S.-style democracy. Now’s he’s trying to bring it home. By TAYLOR GEE On the morning of February 8, a civil servant from Buffalo, New York—a Somali by birth but an American by choice—walked into a heavily guarded airplane hangar in the battle-scarred capital of his […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Economy, Regional Issues, Somalia, Somaliland0 Comments

One study says the United States is no longer considered a “full democracy”

From The Huffington Post Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening protesters rally in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on April 18, 2016 (Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts) Before the election, the U.S., along with 19 other countries, shared the honor of being a “full democracy” in an index maintained by The Economist Intelligence Unit. But after global […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy0 Comments

U.S. Push to Halt Genocide in South Sudan Unravels at United Nations

  The Security Council is balking at an arms embargo that is too little, too late for the world’s youngest nation. BY COLUM LYNCH Faced with a dire U.N. warning of a possible genocide in South Sudan, the United States was set this week to finally embrace an arms embargo against the world’s newest country […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Defense News, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, South Sudan0 Comments

The US elections (and their aftermath), covered as we do African elections

From https://eldahshan.com/2016/11/13/the-us-elections-and-their-aftermath-covered-as-we-do-african-elections/ Had to be done (actually surprised it hasn’t already): Writing about the latest US elections like US media writes about African countries. **COUNTRY CRISIS WATCH** [insert CNN “breaking news” type of jingle] The US of A, a nation located in the center of the North American continent, is shaken by its latest electoral results, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Democracy, Regional Issues0 Comments

Donald Trump and Africa

From the Brookings Institution Witney Schneidman For Africa, at stake in this election of Donald Trump is the strong bipartisan consensus in Congress that has been the cornerstone of U.S. policy toward the continent for the last three administrations. This consensus, supported by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, was predicated on the notion that Africa […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Economy, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments

Twitter @Strathinknet

  • Long live the women of #Somalia! Somali women rising and bringing the country with them. https://t.co/Jn2EWicf3A
    about 18 hours ago
  • As President of UN Security Council in September, #Ethiopia should propose long overdue sanctions against… https://t.co/I3Gtrl8DYP
    about 18 hours ago
  • RT @messengerafrica: 7 killed in #Somalia explosion; government forces gain ground https://t.co/eZOWN5yT7G
    about 1 day ago
  • Congratulations to Amb. Berhane! He is Ethiopia's finest public servant. He has given his entire life to serving th… https://t.co/ABHnL5Cl1i
    about 3 days ago
  • RT @HarunMaruf: BREAKING: With Somali flag in the background, Mukhtar Robow announces he quit Al-Shabab. https://t.co/WMKQHtCUe9
    about 1 week ago
  • Long live the women of #Somalia! Somali women rising and bringing the country with them. https://t.co/Jn2EWicf3A
    about 18 hours ago