The Geopolitics of East Africa with Thomas Mountain – (Interview)

Independet Journalist Thomas C Mountain discussing Horn of Africa issues with Eric Draitser from Boiling Frogs Show
Independet Journalist Thomas C Mountain discussing Horn of Africa issues with Eric Draitser from Boiling Frogs Show

By Eric Draitser,

This week, Eric has an in-depth conversation with independent journalist Thomas Mountain.  They discuss the current political situation in Ethiopia, grounding the discussion in a historical framework that informs an understanding of the politics of today.

Eric and Tom examine the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as some of the internal issues in Eritrea such as education, democracy, and poverty reduction.  Mountain provides his analysis as someone living in Eritrea and who is familiar not only with the politics of the country, but the daily lives of its citizens.  Also, the two break down the imperialist nature of the mission in Somalia and some of the historical background to the continued conflict there.

Additionally, Eric and Tom also provide a detailed analysis of the war in Mali and the imperial agendas of France and the US in the region.

For today, we’ll present only the free preview of the interview until the full interview become available in 6 weeks time from now, according to Thomas Mountain.


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2 thoughts on “The Geopolitics of East Africa with Thomas Mountain – (Interview)

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  2. Thomas Mountain compares Ethiopia with the west…it's unfortunate how reporters like can't see Africa as Africa, with all the beauties and cultures balance their view. If I wasn't an Ethiopian who grew up in the country side and know the day to day life…it would be like a disaster zone to hear it from your mouth about.

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