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GEOPOLITICAL MONITOR 20 September 2018 by Malik Ibrahim Last week, Djibouti upped the stakes in its long-running dispute with DP World, Dubai’s state-owned ports authority, as the tiny east African country bids to pry one of its key shipping hubs out of Emirati hands. At first glance, this might seem like...

IOL BUSINESS REPORT 17 September 2018 SIYABONGA HADEBE the IMF and World Bank had already left and also not concerned about the damaged they had caused....

FP 13 September 2018 By Salem Solomon, Casey Frechette Beijing’s funding could do tremendous good—if Africans fight for their own real interests. From...

STANDARD DIGITAL 13 September 2018 by  Dan Weku The curious development about Kenya’s dalliance with China is the negative public sentiment, especially the apprehensive view that the Chinese are a threat to the economy. But as the tide turned against their seeming dominance and debt diplomacy, African leaders were in Beijing seeking more loans from China. The story...

FUTURE DIRECTIONS INTERNATIONAL 12 September 20183 Background Located in the strategic Horn of Africa region, Djibouti has successfully exploited its coastline by offering both port access and military bases to foreign countries. Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a thirty-year struggle. The resolution of a border war in 2000 has since then left...

American Thinker 1 September 2018 The Obama years may have allowed China to infringe on American global power, but under Trump, the tide is turning....

ASIA TIMES 4 September 2018 When China calls, all Africa answers. And Beijing’s non-politicization of investments and non-interference in internal...

EX AFRICA 3 September 2018 LONDON, United Kingdom, September 3, 2018/APO Group/ —EXX Africa (EXXAfrica.com) published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa. The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti, which suggests that the Doraleh port terminal, which is now under government control and suffers from porous...

MENAFN 28 August 2018 Ambassador David Shinn (@ AmbShinn ) is a former senior US diplomat who served in the US State Department for more than 30 years with different assignments including Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. He is an adjunct professor of International Affairs at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Shinn frequently...

The Washington Post 22 August 2018 China has never spared any effort to portray its Belt and Road Initiative, a grand, trillion-dollar-plus global investment...