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Why Trump’s Administration Needs to Rethink about the Horn of Africa

Trump’s Horn of Africa policy challenges.

There is no evidence that Africa in general and the Horn of Africa in particular will be a priority for President Trump in the way it has been for his three immediate predecessors. Can this be a blessing for the US to correct past policy failures in the region or will he be indifferent?

By Temesgen Tesfamariam,

Today, two events seem to have an effect in putting US dominant existence in the Horn of Africa to an end. These are the military arrival of China in Djibouti, and the popular uprising in Ethiopia. The US’s long-term dream of having permanent military base in the region has now faced serious challenges after Djibouti chose to work with China in a more intimate manner than with US.

Needless to say that US military station in the region dates back to 1950s during which it opened naval bases in Eritrea. It left the base for Diego Garcia because the 1974 revolution in Ethiopia brought unfriendly political landscape in the region. Now, the situation looks reappearing, as the military arrival of China in Djibouti stews the United States temper. Continue reading Why Trump’s Administration Needs to Rethink about the Horn of Africa

Donald Trump Is Elected President

Donald Trump wins the U.S. election in stunning repudiation of the establishment and long-held ideals of American democracy.

Trump beats Clinton. Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Congratulations President-elect Donald Trump.

By Matt Flegenheimer and Michael Barbara | New York Times,

Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy.

The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions throughout the country and the world, where skeptics had watched with alarm as Mr. Trump’s unvarnished overtures to disillusioned voters took hold. Continue reading Donald Trump Is Elected President

Obama Devalues the Legacy of Slavery

United States in the past used to interven uninvited in the affairs of other countries under the banner of fighting terrorism, Democracy, Human Rights and Freedom. Now, there is a news found execuse for intervention – Slavery!

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

There is nothing more disturbing and frustrating than to see the legacy of blacks and slavery evoked incorrectly or to see someone using it for cheap PR point and demean its importance. But when it is the president of the US doing it against people of an African nation on a global stage it is outright shameful.

In a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), President Barack Obama raised the issue of human trafficking as a scourge that needs serious global attention. In his speech, President Obama likened the current global human trafficking situation to slaveryPresident Obama said that he does not evoke the word slavery lightly but to underscore the importance his administration places on human trafficking he is compelled to do so. Continue reading Obama Devalues the Legacy of Slavery

Obama and Meles Zenawi’s Ticket

Meles’ presence at the G8 meeting was representing not only his failed and hunger stricken country but also for a God forsaken dictator that money can buy

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

For decades, the West fed the people of Africa lies about democracy, the rule of law, standing for the rights of people, freedom of press etc… ad nausea. But contrary to the advertising and flouting of these grandiose’ ideals, Western nations have served Africans tyranny with all its vice on a bloody platter. The Bush administration, Tony Blair and their Western allies were notorious for cuddling African tyrants like Meles Zenawi.

When President Obama run for the White House, his lead slogan was, “Change We Can Believe In.”  Continue reading Obama and Meles Zenawi’s Ticket