Ethiopia in Turmoil of US, Saudi-Backed Coup, Not Reforms by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Aug. 20, 2018
August 22, 2018

Nearly five months after a change in power in Ethiopia, the country is witnessing an outbreak of deadly communal violence in several regions. The surge in conflict has come after many years of political stability in the Horn of Africa nation, stirring fears that the country may be facing widespread chaos and even break-up.

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Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia’s Foul Murder by Finian Cunningham

Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia’s Foul Murder by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Aug. 2, 2018
August 6, 2018

The apparent assassination of a highly regarded public figure has rocked Ethiopia to its core. Simegnew Bekele, the architect overseeing a prestigious hydroelectric project in Ethiopia, was shot dead last week in the capital Addis Ababa by an unknown attacker. Many people in the Horn of Africa country are now suspecting a foreign hand behind his brutal slaying.

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Eritrea ranked last for first time while G8 members, except Russia, recover lost ground

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Reporters Without Borders
Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2007

Bloggers now threatened as much as journalists in traditional media

Eritrea has replaced North Korea in last place in an index measuring the level of press freedom in 169 countries throughout the world that is published today by Reporters Without Borders for the sixth year running.

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