The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic interests. By MEHARI TADDELE MARU The Horn of Africa appears to be gearing towards a new order set off by a global competition...
When US security adviser John Bolton unveiled the Trump Administration's new Africa policy on Thursday, he made a point of talking about a single container port in the little East African nation Djibouti. Officials say that Doraleh Container Terminal...
The planning behind many of China’s major infrastructure projects abroad has been “downright inadequate”, leading to huge financial losses, according to the head of the country’s state export credit insurer. Wang Wen, of China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation, known...
With over 100 million people, Ethiopia is easily the most populous landlocked country on earth. When Eritrea seceded in 1993, Ethiopia lost access to its coastline, impeding its economic growth and limiting the nation’s ambitions of becoming a regional hegemon. No...
Paris-French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed support for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ambitious reforms and diplomatic peace efforts. The 42-year-old African leader was on a working visit Monday to France in his first trip to Europe since taking office...
Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and TE SubCom have partnered to set up a submarine cable system to link the East African coastline. The 5,400 kilometer cable system dubbed the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1(DARE1) will link Djibouti, Mogadishu, Mombasa and other...
Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of AfriCom, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he expected the Chinese base on the Horn of Africa to be operational later this summer. Without getting specific, Waldhauser said he recently met with Djibouti’s...
By M.A. Egge The Djibouti Interior Minister Hassan Omar Mohammed Burhan has revealed that the results of this government’s official visit in Somaliland over the week will be witnessed soon in the bolstering of bilateral relations between the neighbourly countries. “We...
Deal was intitally discussed in March and comes at a time when relations between the two countries have been steadily growingManama: Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said a deal to build a Saudi military base in the country...
China's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that it had "not heard" of any plans for other bases around the world after Djibouti, where China is building its first overseas naval base. In February, China began construction in Djibouti, strategically located...

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