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War in Ethiopia Threatens to Engulf Horn of Africa
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War in Ethiopia Threatens to Engulf Horn of Africa
November 16, 2020

Africa’s second most populous nation is being plunged into catastrophic war which is also threatening to engulf the Horn of Africa. It’s scorched-earth geopolitics.

Regime-Change Mission in Ethiopia by Nobel Peace Laureate
November 11, 2020

After two years as prime minister Abiy Ahmed has overseen the collapse of a once strong and independent country, the only nation in Africa never to have been colonized by foreign powers.

Regime-Change Mission in Ethiopia by Nobel Peace Laureate
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Conflict Looms for Egypt and Ethiopia Over Nile Dam
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Conflict Looms for Egypt and Ethiopia Over Nile Dam
July 17, 2020

There is an underlying current for war that may prove unstoppable driven by two populous and thirsty nations whose leaders are badly in need of shoring up their political authority amid internal discontent.

Somalia: Erratic U.S. Policy Failure Doesn’t Get Noticed. But a U.S. Diplomat Struggling With an End-of-Career Crisis Might
June 5, 2020

The sheer level of America’s meddling and colossal bungling in Somalia led to Hollywood films like Black Hawk Down. Yet now a U.S. ambassador’s foibles and insecurities appear to be writing a new Hollywood script.

Somalia: Erratic U.S. Policy Failure Doesn’t Get Noticed. But a U.S. Diplomat Struggling With an End-of-Career Crisis Might
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It Is Time to Rethink Africa
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It Is Time to Rethink Africa
April 1, 2020

More often than not Africa is written about by the same people who write about every region of the world never making contact with anyone from any of them.

Trump Splashes Into Nile Dispute to Gain Leverage in Middle East
March 11, 2020

The Trump administration has weighed in to back Egypt in its long-running dispute with Ethiopia over a crucial hydroelectric dam about to come into operation.

Trump Splashes Into Nile Dispute to Gain Leverage in Middle East
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Russia-Africa ‘Shared Vision 2030’: Alternative to Neo-Colonial Pillage
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Russia-Africa ‘Shared Vision 2030’: Alternative to Neo-Colonial Pillage
October 28, 2019

Unlike the west, Russia has the advantage of having encouraged African development during the dark days of the Cold War and is thus infinitely more trusted than the west.

Trump’s Vision for Africa: the 1960s
July 26, 2019

Although Donald Trump can barely place a single country in Africa, his few utterances on the continent have yielded what can only be described as a nostalgia for the 1960s. It was a decade that saw three white minority-ruled governments ruling in South Africa, Rhodesia, and the South African territory of South-West Africa.

Trump’s Vision for Africa: the 1960s
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