The Reporter 18 August 2018 The Horn Region is increasingly seen as an important strategic asset by regional and international powers. This has resulted...

Modern Ghana 16 August 2018   Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends of port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most...

The New Times 22 June 2018 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa...

2Merkato.com 22 June 2018 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Ethiopia and Djibouti are exerting efforts to further consolidate the existing bilateral relationship to economic integration. In a two days meeting which started on June 21 and which is held in Addis Ababa, the two countries tried to pinpoint and evaluate their achievements and failures in the process...

Ventures Africa 18 June 2018 China’s presence throughout Eastern Africa has become ubiquitous. From sprawling factories to road and rail construction, Chinese investment is often synonymous with infrastructure, aid and economic possibility. However, news that China will be slowing down its investment in Ethiopia, one of its major regional partners, could serve as a...

African Business 6 June 2018 Ethiopia will open its national carrier Ethiopian Airlines and state-owned telecom company to investors for the first time by selling minority stakes in the two firms. The move is part of a wider effort by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to reform East Africa’s fastest growing economy, which is dominated by the state. Ahmed, in...

New York Times 8 June 2018 If nature abhors a vacuum, politics abhors a military standoff, especially between two nations in one of the poorest, most...

The Bulletin 9 June 2018 Will Ethiopia become “the China of Africa”? The question often comes up in an economic context: Ethiopia’s growth rate is expected to be 8.5 percent this year, topping China’s projected 6.5 percent. Over the past decade, Ethiopia has averaged about 10 percent growth. Behind those flashy numbers, however, is an undervalued common feature:...

East African Monitor 23 May 2018 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 affairs by providing valuable real estate to foreign militaries and positioning itself as a crucial waypoint for maritime trade. A highly strategic location has helped Djiboutian president Ismail...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Economic Commission for Africa Carlos Lopes have hailed the opening of a new office in the ECA compound...