NBC NEWS 10 December 2018 by DAN DE LUCE & COURTNEY KUBE Beijing has made deep inroads across the continent and now Russia is also trying to plant...

BLOOMBERG 11 December 2018 by IAIN MARLOW & DANDAN LI Countries are discovering that the promise of Xi Jinping’s signature infrastructure program...

OZY 11 December 2018 by  DAVID PILLING & EMILY FENG Not long ago, Chinese engineers were putting the finishing touches to two expensive rail projects...

NEW CHINA 9 December 2018 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (L), Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh (C), and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir...

MENAFN 9 December 2018 By ARIE EGOZ (MENAFN – SomTribune) The United States should boost its military presence in Djibouti and the region surrounding...

FINANCIAL MAIL 6 December 2018 by MICHAEL SCHMIDT Djibouti’s seizure of an Emirati-run port suggests the tiny Horn of Africa country is looking to leverage...

AFRICA TIMES 6 December 2018 by MONICA GITAU ast month, Ethiopia officially announced plans to launch its first earth observatory satellite, with China...

ASIA TIMES 5 December 2018 by MARSHALL AUERBACK At the end of World War II, much of Europe was in shambles and the continent was faced with the prospect of famine and years of future economic blight. Fortunately, the region’s prospects were transformed by the Economic Recovery Program (better known as the “Marshall Plan”), which injected billions of dollars into...

ASEAN ECONOMIST 30 November 2018 For the first time since the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum was founded in 1989, the group’s leaders...

THE INTERCEPT 1 December 2018 by NICK TURSE Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the media at the Pentagon on...