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21 February 2019 China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is undergoing its most extensive reform in thirty years. Combined with China’s expansionist foreign policy, the West and its allies ought to be concerned. Since 2013, China has been weaving a network of assets and tightening its grip on strategic...

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION 20 February 2019 John Bolton Summary The Trump Administration’s new Africa Strategy is based on three tenets. The first is advancing U.S. trade and commercial ties with nations across the region to the benefit of both the United States and Africa. The second is countering the threat from radical Islamic terrorism and violent conflict. ISIS,...

THE NATIONAL INTEREST 17 February 2019 by MOLLIE SALTSKOG AND COLIN P. CLARKE Beijing’s international pipeline networks are exposed to various dangers. China’s...

IOL BUSINESS REPORT 18 February 2019 by ABDOURAHIM ARTECH AND AARON MAASHO INTERNATIONAL –  Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a deal to build a pipeline...

CNBC AFRICA 18 February 2019 The meeting was held in a spirit of brotherhood that reflected the excellent relations between the two countries. At the same time, it also provided a unique platform for both countries, to serve as a venue for the determination of both governments to demonstrate a renewed resolution to continue to play a pivotal role in the progress of the...

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST 17 February 2019 by KINLING LO China Merchants Port Holdings accused of infringing port agreement of United Arab Emirates’ DP World with Djibouti Case to be heard in Hong Kong – a belt and road first A lawsuit against China’s main state-owned port builder by the Middle East’s largest port operator in the tiny African nation of Djibouti...

AFRICA  NEWS 14 February 2019 Authorities in Ethhiopia’s Oromia state say up to 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have...

QUARTZ AFRICA 14 February 2019 by ABDI LATIF DAHIR After decades of a centralized economic model and antiquated socialist red tape, Ethiopia is opening...

THE ARAB WEEKLY 17 February 2019 If China is going to fill the power vacuum created by American detachment from the region, it will represent an important...

REUTERS 17 February 2019 by AARON MAASHO & MARK POTTER ADDIS ABABA, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a deal to build a pipeline to transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in the Red Sea state, officials said. Ethiopia found extensive gas deposits in its eastern Ogaden Basin in the 1970s. China’s POLY-GCL Petroleum Investments has been...