Saturday, September 21, 2019

China ‘negotiates military base’ in Djibouti

Beijing's presence "welcomed", raising prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in tiny Horn of Africa nation. China is negotiating a military base in a strategic...

Somalia: Traders complain of big loses as Kenya-Somalia border remains shut

When Kenya closed its border with Somalia in 2014, most Mandera County residents thought it was a short-term measure to curb Shabaab terror attacks. This,...

Child bride auction goes viral in South Sudan, sparks outrage

Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones made up the final price in a heated...

2015 Cecafa: Uganda and Ethiopia advance

Uganda and hosts Ethiopia will meet in the semi-finals of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Thursday. The Cranes saw off guest side Malawi...

Abdi Illey: Ex-president of Ethiopia’s Somali region arrested, flown to Addis Ababa

Former president of Ethiopia’s Somali regional state, (Abdi) Mahamoud Omar, a.k.a. Abdi Illey, is being held under federal custody barely twenty-four hours after he resigned...

Dusit terror suspect got Sh9m on M-Pesa

A suspect linked to the Dusit terror attack received Sh9 million from South Africa in three months and sent it to Somalia, the Anti-Terror...

A tale of two ports: Somaliland challenges Djibouti

Djibouti may not quite be the “Singapore of Africa” yet, but the Horn of Africa’s smallest country still plays an oversized role in global...

China rapidly expands port, military base in Djibouti

China has not stopped investing in Djibouti, a country in East Africa bordering on Somalia and Ethiopia. Beijing continues to construct a military base and...

As forgiveness sweeps Ethiopia, some wonder about justice

Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No-one knows how many were tortured. But some of...

Congolese Ex-Vice President Bemba Gets 18 Years for War Crimes

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in prison for murder, rape and...

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Did President Farmajo of Somalia Cancel Planned Visit to U.S.?

Somalia President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has cancelled his planned trip to New York this week as the Horn of Africa nation faces political crisis...

The UAE Will Triumph Over Iran in the Next Middle Eastern War

As Iranian bluster again increases, it could very well be Abu Dhabi that teaches Tehran a permanent lesson. The eleventh annual Council on Foreign Relations’...

Somaliland: Frankincense Dates Back to Biblical Days

Franincense was as good as gold im ancient times Early civilizations used camels to transport frankincense along the global trade routes. It was one of...