Ethiopia, whose energy needs are constantly growing, remains dependent on Djibouti’s infrastructure policies – and keeps demanding more. But the announced extension of the port of Horizon could be compromised by another project: the Damerjog petrochemical complex. Djibouti’s business landscape...
Ethnic unrest in the aftermath of the killing of Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa has left at least 166 people dead, officials say. A top police chief said 145 civilians and 11 security personnel died in Oromia region alone. Ten people...
Ethiopia seemingly treating publication of the map that shows Somalia as part of Ethiopia as suspicious and has started an investigation into it. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia has apologized on Monday for a map of Africa that is not...
Abdirahman Mahdi, the Ogaden National Liberation Front’s (ONLF) foreign secretary, talks to Al Jazeera’s Martine Dennis After 30 years of unsuccessful protests, even violence, Mahdi denies it is time for Ethiopia’s Somali rebel group ONLF to give up their dream...
Dahabshiil Group has donated 20 million birr to businesses affected by the fire at Jigjiga’s Taiwan Market. Dahabshil CEO Abdiarshid Duale who traveled to the city of Jigjiga and met with the president of the Somali regional government said that they...
Somaliland is keen to conclude an MoU deal with Ethiopia that would see Addis Ababa recognize Somaliland as an independent state. Somalia’s strong opposition to the deal could increase already tense relations. Somaliland is commemorating the anniversary of its unilateral...
Al Mariam's Commentaries June 9, 2015 Today, Dennis Hastert, the former Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1999-2007) and lobbyist appears in U.S. federal court for arraignment (enter a plea of guilty or not guilty) on charges that...
By Ali Hassan Abdulle Somaliland is advancing the construction of a new port in Lughaya, a historic city in the Awdal region, amid ongoing discussions about its strategic agreements with Ethiopia. The government has allocated $1 million to this project,...
The Ethiopian government has officially closed its border with Somaliland on Wednesday. The Ethiopian authority in Togwajale, the border township which links SL with Ethiopia has enforced a directive barring people to cross into Ethiopian soil. Basic food commodities such as...
Ethiopia’s on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a ‘water war’. There is no doubt that the dam has become a source of serious tension among Egypt, Ethiopia,...