Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Djibouti to build 300MW solar power plant

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Djibouti has launched a project to build a 300-megawatt (MW) solar power plant and is planning a 60 MW wind farm as part of an initiative to generate all th

Ethiopia’s EPRDF: An Unequal Partnership

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Even though the creation of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) predates the downfall of the Derg, its origin, evolution, structure and power-sharing...

Ethiopia Charges Jawar Mohamed with Terrorism

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Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses and other crimes that could bring life in...

US continues with UAV operations in Djibouti

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Despite reportedly considering operations elsewhere, the US military continues to focus on one site for launching drones in Djibouti, maintaining a squadron of unmanned...

Kenya submits data in Somalia border row

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Kenya has presented to the UN evidence of what it believes should determine its sea boundary dispute with Somalia. On Thursday, Attorney-General Githu Muigai...

Wajir East MP wants Kenya-Somalia border opened for tree trade, tracking of entrants

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Wajir East MP Abass Sheikh Mohamed wants the Kenya-Somalia border opened for free movement of goods and services. He said the “official but unpractical” closure...

The West’s Ignorance About China in Africa is a Feature Not a Bug

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Those of us who concentrate on Africa-China relations have long warned that the current framing of the relationship as a zero-sum arena in a...

Kenya: 83 chemists shut down, 83 operators arrested

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83 chemists have been closed down and 83 people arrested in an impromptu raid on illegal operators. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (KPPB) under the Health...

“General Gebre Heard” dismissal from IGAD likely okayed by Abiy Ahmed

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Colonel Gebregziabher Alemseged, a former Ethiopian army commander who headed operations during a large part of the Ethiopia’s 2006-2009 invasion and subsequent occupation of...

Obama in Africa: I’m Proud To Be First Kenyan-American President

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President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi on Sunday. "I am proud to be the...