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THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 11 October 2018 Groundbreaking ceremony at Berbera, October 11 (Abdirahman Muse / Twitter) Dubai-based port operator DP World has...

CAJNEWS AFRICA 11 October 2018 by SAID ABOUBAKER China / US cold war increasingly turning sour each day. Cartoon by CAJ News DJIBOUTI, (CAJ News) –...

THE HILL 10 October 2018 by LUKE COFFEY Chinese President Xi Jinping first unveiled the massive Belt and Road Initiative in 2013. Since then, Beijing...

ALJAZEERA 9 October by MEHARI TADDELE MARU Eritrea’s President, Isaias Afwerki receives a key from Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed during a ceremony...

THE ZIMBABWEAN 9 October 20 One of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa. Mo Brooks with President Trump in the Oval Office. Brooks has echoed concern aired by Gen. Trust Magoba. Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security –...

BLOOMBERG 9 October 2018 Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman and chief executive officer at DP World, discusses the company’s legal issues with Djibouti over their port stake, the trade war, his expansion plans, the pressures on emerging markets and his outlook for oil prices. He speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East.” (Source: Bloomberg) View...

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW 7 October 2018 A China-built rail link between Ethiopia and Djibouti opened in 2016. There are concerns about how deeply indebted...

XINHUANET 4 October 2018 TUNIS, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) — Tunisia and Djibouti signed six agreements to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields during a three-day official visit of Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh to Tunisa, Tunisian presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. The agreements covers visa exemption, maritime transport, ports, information...

ARAB NEWS 3 October 2018 by YUN SUN China opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti in 2017. Now, after a year of operation, many details have surfaced to provide a better idea of Beijing’s reason for the base, and its wider global calculations predicated on the facility. Beijing has always couched the rationale for the base in benign terms. This narrative,...

THE EAST AFRICAN 4 October 2018 by FRED OLUOCH The railway line from Massawa Port into Asmara, Eritrea. There is a Free Zone Authority in Massawa targeting...