Jammeh ‘Award’ Coverage Reflects Chill in Gambian Press
By Frank Smyth, September 24, 2010, The Comittee to Protect Journalists

The claims are false. Regarding “your query asking for confirmation of Gambian reporting on the Gambian president receiving awards and a letter from President Obama,” White House National Security Council…

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Pentagon’s Latest Friend is Africa’s Newest Tyrant
By Frank Smyth, December 15, 2002, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld last week became the highest ranking American official to ever visit Africa’s newest nation, the small state of Eritrea on the Red Sea across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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Infallible Nation?
By Frank Smyth, September 24, 2001,

I was riding a bike on a busy avenue in the Eritrean capital of Asmara when, one after another, several citizens of the newly independent nation began ordering me to stop. Why?

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Africa’s Inexplicable Horn
By Frank Smyth, May 18, 2000,

Ethiopia’s former communist leader, Mengistu Haile Mariam, prolonged a famine in northern Ethiopia in the mid-1980s to dry out two Marxist insurgencies that were each deeply rooted there.

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France’s Feeble Demand
By Frank Smyth, February 3, 2000,

One trait that France and the United States have in common is that each nation acts like it has moral authority to lead the world.
The opportunity for global leadership rests largely on other factors…

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Growing Pains in the Horn of Africa?
By Frank Smyth, August 19, 1999,

Many developing nations have borders that were first established by colonial powers. But few embrace their colonial heritage as closely as does Eritrea, a tiny nation of 3.6 million people that amicably seceded from larger Ethiopia in 1993.

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Africa’s Horn War
By Frank Smyth, April 29, 1999,

Secessionist struggles stoke nationalist passions, but they do not necessarily correspond to ethnic groups. While ethnicity burns the fire in the Balkans, ethnic Tigrinyans lead both Ethiopia and Eritrea into battle in the war on the African Horn.

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