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Monday, May 17, 2021
Countering China in Africa
The American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) published on 17 May 2021 its Defense Dossier , which contains an article titled " Counterin...
Can China Buy Influence in African Foreign Ministries?
The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation posted on 14 May 2021 a story titled " China to Build Kenya's New Foreign Affairs HQ, Pledges S...
Why Chinese Contractors Win Big Construction Projects in Africa
The South China Morning Post published on 17 May 2021 an article titled " Chinese Contractors Win Majority of Mega Projects in Africa...
Sunday, May 16, 2021
US Issues Strong Statement on Events in Tigray Region
The US Department of State issued on 15 May 2021 a statement titled " Continuing Atrocities and Denial of Humanitarian Access in Ethio...
Friday, May 14, 2021
Challenges Ahead for Somali Elections
The Middle East Institute (MEI) posted on 12 May 2021 an analysis titled " A Rigged Election in Somalia Could Open the Door to Civil W...
More Advice for US Horn of Africa Special Envoy
Ethiopia Insight posted on 14 May 2021 a commentary titled " Open Letter to the US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa " by Moh...
What Africans Think of China and US
The Elephant posted on 10 May 2021 an analysis titled " East or West? What Africans Think of China and America " by John Githon...
State Department Summary of U.S. Special Envoy Trip to Horn of Africa
The Department of State released on 14 May 2021 a statement titled " Travel by U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltm...
Ethiopia Clamps Down on Journalists
The New York Times published on 13 May 2021 an article titled " As Ethiopia Fights in Tigray Region, a Crackdown on Journalists &quo...
Thursday, May 13, 2021
UN Agrees that Military Forces Are Blocking Aid in Tigray Region
CNN published on 13 May 2021 an article titled " UN Confirms Military Forces Blocking Aid in Ethiopia's Tigray Region Following ...
Sudan: Typical of Africa's Challenges?
The Brenthurst Foundation published in April 2021 a discussion paper titled " Sudan: A Metaphor for Africa? " by Greg Mills. The ...
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
CNN Team Visits Axum and Encounters Eritrean Soldiers
CNN published on 12 May 2021 a story titled " Eritrean Troops Disguised as Ethiopian Military Are Blocking Critical Aid in Tigray &q...
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Chinese Contractors in Africa
The China-Africa Research Initiative published in May 2021 a study titled " Chinese International Contractors in Africa: Structure and...
The Nile Water Issue as Seen from South Sudan
The South Sudan News Agency published on 25 April 2021 an analysis titled " Analyzing the Struggle over the Nile River: The Need for ...
Political Destabilization in the Horn of Africa
Aljazeera published on 10 May 2021 an article titled " The Tripartite Alliance that Is Destabilising the Horn of Africa " by Go...
Monday, May 10, 2021
Ethiopia Insight posted on 10 May 2021 an analysis titled " Ethiopia's Debt: An Economic and Political Liability " by Feder...
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Head of Ethiopian Orthodox Church Speaks Out on Situation in Tigray
The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Mathias, recently spoke out via YouTube in a 15 minute video on the situation in Tigr...
Friday, May 7, 2021
Somalia Renews Ties with Kenya
The New York Times published on 7 May 2021 an article titled " Somalia Moves to Defuse Tensions at Home and Abroad " by Abdi La...
Ethiopia Rounds Up Tigrayans
Reuters published on 7 May 2021 a special report titled " Ethiopia's Crackdown on Ethnic Tigrayans Snares Thousands " by Gi...
US General Says China Making big Bets on Africa
The Associated Press published on 6 May 2021 an article titled " General: China's Africa Outreach Poses Threat from Atlantic &quo...
Thursday, May 6, 2021
CORRECTION: Five US Senators Call for Reform before Ethiopian Elections
In a 29 April 2021 letter to US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman , five US senators expressed concern about the increa...
Chinese Infrastructure Loans to Africa and Entrepreneurship
The China Africa Research Initiative published in May 2021 a paper titled " Do Chinese Infrastructure Loans Promote Entrepreneurship i...
Comparing the Influence of the US and China in Africa
War on the Rocks posted on 6 May 2021 an analysis titled " The Eagle and the Dragon in Africa: Comparing Data on Chinese and America...
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
What Does Eritrean President's Visit to Sudan Mean for Ethiopia?
The Associated Press published an article on 4 May 2021 titled " Eritrea's President Visits Sudan Amid Tensions over Ethiopia &qu...
Shinn VOA Interview on Ethiopia, Eritrea, GERD, and China
The Voice of America on 3 May 2021 ran a series of short written and video programs in different languages drawing on a ten minute intervi...
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