Monday, September 21, 2020

India Joins DCOC – A Red Sea, Indian Ocean Task Force Against High...

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The Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCOC) was originally signed in 2009 by Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania...

Somalia Court Sentences Al-Shabab Member to Life Sentence for Role in US Base Attack

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A military court in Somalia has sentenced a militant Islamist to life in prison for his role in a deadly attack on a US...

Ethiopia to Demonitize its Economy with New Currency to Stop Hoarding

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The Ethiopian government has unveiled a set of new bank notes as a part of its efforts to curb cash hoarding, illegal trade activities,...

The Scramble for Military Bases in Africa Despite AU Concerns

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Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime raids. The reports are based on...

Failure of Farmajo, Afwerki, Abiy Proposed Horn of Africa Bloc May Destabilize Region

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Relations in the Horn of Africa are complex and complicated. They are characterised by deeply ingrained rivalries between Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia in a conflict-ridden region....

Revealed: The CIA and MI6’s Secret War in Kenya

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US and Kenyan diplomatic and intelligence officials tell Declassified UK why the CIA set up a covert paramilitary counter-terror team, how it flies recruits...

World Bank Appoints Keith Hansen for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda Office

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The World Bank has appointed Keith Hansen as the new Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective September 8, 2020. Hansen, who has...

Ethiopia Bars Journalists From Flying to Cover Tigray Regional Voting

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At least 12 people, including four journalists and a senior think tank analyst, were barred on Monday from flying to Tigray, four of the...

Somaliland’s New Cold War Diplomacy

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Capitalizing on the Nile impasse, reversing Abiy Ahmed’s ‘One Somalia’ policy, and into the orbit of Taiwan and the U.S. In 2020, Somaliland’s internationally and...

3 African Countries, Yemen at Risk of Famine – UN Chief

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that there is a risk of famine and widespread food insecurity in four countries affected by conflict — Congo,...