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The Economist, 25.05.14 East Africa is in danger of throwing away part of its new-found oil wealth   KAMPALA IN MARCH last year the heads of state of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan met among mangroves in Lamu, a Kenyan town on the Indian Ocean, to launch the construction of a port and oil pipeline together costing $16 billion that would serve all their countries...

Reuters, 11.05.14 Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L-R) pose for a photograph after the signing of the Standard Gauge Railway agreement at the State House in Nairobi May 11, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya/Pool  (Reuters)...

Dire Tube, 03.05.14   The negative impact of landlockedness on the trade and economic development of Ethiopia is highly pronounced because the country does not have a solid economic base, lacks well-developed transportation facilities, and doesn’t have strong neighboring trading partners. Even advocates of the Ethiopian government concur that physical isolation and...

4-traders, 12.08.14 ENP Newswire – 12 August 2014 Release date- 08082014 – As reported recently, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd has won the bid for the EPC Project of Doraleh Wharf in Port of Djibouti with the contract value of USD$420 Million. As one of the most important ports in the Red Sea and East African Region, the Project includes...

Sabahi, 11.08.14 International press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on Friday (August 8th) for the immediate and unconditional release of Djiboutian journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, who was arrested while covering opposition protests in a suburb of Djibouti City. Waiss, who works for La Voix de Djibouti, was covering a demonstration organised...

Sabahi, 24.07.14 Djibouti’s Secretary of State for National Solidarity Zahra Youssouf Kayad and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) representative in Djibouti Jacques Higgins on Tuesday (July 22nd) announced the launch of a food stamps initiative that will boost nutritional access for more than 3,700 households. Kayad and Higgins delivered the announcement...

Tesfa News, 24.07.14 PRESIDENT Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) has got a beautiful surprise for his opponents in the country. He quietly reconcile with his long time nightmare and rivalry Ismael Guedi Hared. Not only that. To cement their new found friendship, Guelleh allowed his daughter to marry Guedi’s nephew. But who is Ismael Guedi and why Ismael Guelleh fears him to...

All Africa, 18.07.14 By Zerihun Getachew Djibouti has disclosed it is the final stages of preparation to send extra troops to Somalia to enlarge support for AMISOM and the peacekeeping operations in that nation. Djibouti currently has 1000 troops operating in the central Hiiraan region in Somalia. Djibouti’s foreign minister, Mohamed Ali Yusuf, said on Wednesday...

Sabahi, 15.07.14 South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar met with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Djibouti on Sunday (July 13th) to seek support for his opposition movement against President Salva Kiir, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported. Machar and Kiir are engaged in peace talks mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Guelleh...

Bloomberg, 11.07.14 By Paul Richardson Djiboutian opposition leader Abdourahman Boreh blamed his rivalry with President Ismail Omar Guelleh for the government’s decision to cancel DP World (DPW)’s concession at the country’s port. Boreh, a presidential candidate in elections in 2011, also denied any wrongdoing during his tenure as chairman of the Djibouti Ports...