A tropical cyclone has wrecked havoc across the Horn of Africa, leaving at least 15 people dead and tens of thousands displaced. Tropical cyclone Sagar, which means “the sea” in Hindi, formed in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and northern Somalia late last week. Since landing over the weekend, the cyclone system has caused heavy rains in both the Puntland and Somaliland...

CNN 16 May 2018 (CNN)The Chinese government is leveraging billions of dollars in debts to gain political leverage with developing countries across Asia...

Somaliland Press 13 May 2018 THE United States and China are squaring up over military strength in Africa, but Russia may be set to upstage them both on the continent’s busiest sea lane. News agencies in Somaliland report that Moscow has “been in talks at some depth” with this unrecognised country that broke away from Somalia in 1991, but has failed to win recognition. Stable,...

The Maritime Executive 10 May 2018 Landlocked Ethiopia has announced significant new steps to diversify its access to seagoing trade. Since the 1990s, it has depended almost exclusively upon the Port of Djibouti to handle its waterborne commerce, but it is making moves in Sudan, Somaliland, Djibouti and Kenya to create new options for Ethiopian shipping interests. On...

The diplomat  11 May 2018 11 May 2018  Wall Street Journal broke a story on May 3 quoting U.S. officials saying the Chinese military is targeting American aircraft over the new People’s Liberation Army base in Djibouti using a high-powered laser. China’s government is denying responsibility for the attacks, but its protestations are suspect and seem to reveal...

Daily Nation 10 May 2018 By SAMWEL OWINO MoBy AGGREY MUTAMBO Kenya is reaching out to Djibouti in a bid to benefit from the Horn of Africa nation’s strategic...

 Business Africa By GEORGE OMONDI Summary The Kenyan government has committed to set aside some land to enable Ethiopia set up the logistics...

South China morning Post 7 May 2018 Tom Plate says repeated calls by the two leaders to rally their fan base at home towards restoring national greatness...

U.S.MILITARY May 4 2018 Chinese personnel at the country’s first overseas military base in Djibouti have been using lasers to interfere with US...

China morning Post 4 MAY 2018 deputy assistant defence secretary for South and Southeast Asia, said the United States “should be concerned” about...