The Sunday Guardian 9 June 2018   I wonder how many Indian politicians in Lutyens Zone go to bed each night worrying about China. If they don’t,...

SUDAN TRIBUNE 9 June 2018 Ethiopia’s two regional allies Sudan and Djibouti have welcomed a pledge by the Ethiopian prime minister to implement a peace deal with Eritrea signed in 2000 ending a border dispute between the two countries. The decision which was announced last Tuesday entails the withdrawal of Ethiopian army from the disputed border town of Badme in line...

Sunatimes 10 June 2018 Ethiopia, landlocked since the secession of Eritrea a quarter century ago, may consider building a naval base in neighboring Kenya to strengthen its military capabilities, the head of the state shipping company said. The facility could form part of a port the Kenyan government is building at Lamu, said Roba Megerssa Akawak, chief executive officer...

Daily Maverick 23 May 2018 Lessons from successful state collaboration against piracy must be extended to other maritime threats. First published by ISS...

Jane’s 360 23 May 2018 China has begun to rapidly construct a pier at its military base in Djibouti, confirming earlier reports that it would build a dock at the facility. Satellite imagery shows construction began sometime after 30 April and extended more than 330 m into the sea by 20 May. It is being constructed by trucks that are moving material from a quarry...

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...

Arab  News 23rd May 2018 As strife-torn Yemen marks its unity day, thousands of Yemeni refugees in neighboring Djibouti say they have little to cheer about Perched strategically on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti is the only country in the world to welcome refugees from Yemen DUBAI: Yemen this week celebrated its national unification day, marking 28 years since the...

The Reporter 19th May 2018 Ethiopia’s 30% goods to be shipped via Somaliland After forming a tripartite port development agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, the Government of Somaliland, which is yearning to gain an international recognition, has made arrangements to commence the construction of new port facilities at the Port of Berbera. During...

Business Ghana 23 May 2018 20,000 people were affected by flooding in Djibouti, more than 10,000 people were displaced in Somaliland, and homes and fishing boats were destroyed in Puntland. “This cyclone left a trail of destruction when it hit Puntland and Somaliland. The storm then continued to Djibouti, where it caused major flooding, not least in Djibouti city....

CNBCAFRICA 21 May 2018 As countries across the Horn of Africa embark on ambitious programmes to attract foreign investment, Djibouti seems a stable option...