Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ethiopia parliament passes $13bn budget after World Bank, IMF praise

The Ethiopian parliament on Friday unanimously passed a 320.8 billion birr ($13.9 billion) budget for the financial year of 2017/18, the amount represents an...

Ethiopia worried that Gulf crisis could destabilize Horn of Africa region

Ethiopia says it is concerned about the wider security implications arising from the ongoing Gulf crisis on the Horn of Africa region. Prime Minister Hailemariam...

Stories of a Lifelong Fascination With Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

A memoir is an opportunity for a writer to put his or her life on trial, but few follow through and condemn themselves too....

Kenya seeks to restrict political commentary on social media ahead of elections

Kenyan authorities should ensure that proposed social media guidelines do not prevent journalists from reporting critically or close the space for public debate ahead...

Here are the 12 African game changers you need to know

Who is changing the game in Africa? That’s the question NewAfricanWoman magazine put to the public as they prepared to host the New African...

Somaliland Diplomat meets with New African Union head in Addis Ababa

A Republic of Somaliland Diplomat met with the Chairperson of the African Union H.E. Moussa F. Mahamat at AU premises, Addis Ababa, where the AU's ordinary summit...

Parties launch manifestos as Kenyan elections near

This week has been a busy one for the two main political parties in Kenya. They have launched their manifestos with lofty promises as...

Media: Report accuses Kenya government of abetting abuse of journalists

A newly released report has accused the Kenyan government of failing to fulfill its obligations to protect freedom of expression and media freedoms. The report by...

Djibouti sides with Saudi Arabia in Qatar Crisis

Djibouti has announced its ‘solidarity’ with a Saudi-led coalition boycotting Qatar diplomatically and economically over the Gulf nation’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood and...

Ethiopia Eyes Role in DP World-Managed Port in Somaliland

Ethiopia is in talks to acquire shares in a joint venture involving DP World Ltd. that will manage a port in northern Somalia, a...

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In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp

July 27, 2017 Ununley, Somaliland—The drought was coming again, and everyone knew it – the latest manifestation of an ancient, recurring problem that has...

End of the Book Fair ? Not Really

Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

Turkey’s Forward-Basing Posture in places like Somalia

EDAM's latest analysis covers Ankara's military basing strategy beyond its borders, that currently consists of military bases in Northern Cyprus, Qatar and Somalia, as well...