Tag Archive | Violence

President of Ethiopia’s Somali region resigns, federal forces deployed

President of Ethiopia’s Somali regional state has resigned his position following a security crisis that involved federal forces and regional forces under his command. Senior officials of the region told the Voice Of America’s Somali service that Mohamoud Omar popularly referred to as Abdi Illey was to be replaced by the region’s Finance Minister Ahmed […]

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Economic Reform, Peace with Eritrea and Medemer: Some Questions

By The Strathink Editorial Team The trajectory of change that has taken place in Ethiopia since the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn this year has been extraordinary. What was once unthinkable, such as privatizing public enterprises and peace with Eritrea, is now on the table. The euphoria, bordering on almost religious fervor, with which […]

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Why Facebook Should Facedown

This piece came in from one or our readers. It discusses the profoundly negative role social media, especially Facebook, is playing in Ethiopian politics, especially among the Ethiopian Diaspora. By Shilla Mereb 22 March 2018, Addis Ababa I chose to write this reflection because a friend of mine urged me to do so while discussing […]

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Social media from America are stoking Ethiopia’s ethnic violence

February 22, 2018 · 12:30 PM EST By James Jeffrey Overlooking the camps for Somalis displaced by ethnic violence in the lee of the Kolenchi hills in the Somali region. Credit: James Jeffrey/PRI The Ethiopian diaspora in the US uses social media to great effect in shaping coverage of events back home, especially the protest movement that […]

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Freedom House on Recent Events in Ethiopia: Racist and Condescending

by The Strathink Editorial Team It is understandable that Freedom House, in their own words “an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world,” expresses its concern about the current situation in Ethiopia. What is not understandable, but rather irresponsible, is the narrative they present that attempts to explain […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Ethiopia, Regional Issues3 Comments

(From one of our readers) Ethiopia at the Crossroads: Win-Win or Zero-Sum?

Strathink received this article today from reader Abebaye Tegen. Although the editorial team does not agree with some of the information here presented as facts and some of the conclusions reached by the author, we do agree that a dialogue should be the first order of business for the government. We also agree that there should […]

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Violence in Tel Aviv as 1000s celebrate Eritrean independence

Violence breaks out as thousands of illegal immigrants gather in Tel Aviv Convention Center to celebrate Eritrean independence. By David Rosenberg   Illegal African immigrants in Tel Aviv Violence broke out as thousands of illegal immigrants from Eritrean gathered on Friday at the Tel Aviv Convention Center to celebrate 25 years since their country gained […]

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Burundi rivals talk in bid to end political violence

From The Digital Journal By Aymeric Vincenot, Esdras Ndikumana (AFP) Government and opposition rivals are meeting in Burundi Friday seeking a deal after days of deadly demonstrations against a third term bid by the president, as international pressure mounts to end the crisis. At least 18 people have been killed, including protesters and police, and […]

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Amid spike in arrivals, number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia passes 200,000 – UN

A South Sudanese woman and her two children rest under a tree after fleeing their country and crossing into Ethiopia at the Pagak border entry point earlier this week. Photo: UNHCR/R. R. Thot 1 May 2015 – The number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia since fighting broke out in South Sudan […]

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Hundreds of students seek refuge outside US embassy in Burundi

  REUTERS | 01 May, 2015 15:04 A protester throws stones at a burning car belonging to members of Burundi’s police force who were detained by paramilitary officers, accused by civilians for shooting and killing a national military officer, during clashes between protesters and riot police in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura April 30, 2015. Image by: THOMAS […]

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