REUTERS 14 November 2018 by PATRICIA ZENGERLE WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Two prominent U.S. senators expressed alarm on Tuesday about the military and political consequences if China gains control of a port terminal in Djibouti, and said they were concerned it could further boost Beijing’s influence in East Africa. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

MAIL ONLINE 14 November 2018 Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (L), Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (C) and Somalia’s President...

THE NIGERIAN VOICE 12 November 2018 by KEN CHENDO & OSELOKO H OBAZE China is out to conquer the world, and many countries have unwittingly fallen...

CHANNEL NEWSASIA 13 November 2018 UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti. Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 15-member council...

DAILY TRUST 12 November 2018 President Xi and African leaders at the FOCAC summit in Beijing, September 2018 Africa is facing a looming debt crisis, say...

COLOMBO GAZETTE 9 November 2018                       The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ethiopia and Permanent...

GLOBAL NEWS WIRE 8 November 2018 Loans from China ‘shape Djibouti’s economic development’ BEIJING, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A senior...

NEWS AFRICA 8 November 2018 ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopian military said on Wednesday that it has decided to reestablish a naval force despite the country’s landlocked geographical location. The East African country disbanded its navy force more than two decades ago following the separation of Eritrea, leaving Ethiopia without access to a major...

THE DAILY MAVERICK 6 November 2018 by  GEOFF HILL Members of the Turkish Human Rights Association hold pictures of missing Saudi Arabian journalist...

AFRICA NEWS 7 November 2018 by ABDUR RAHMAN ALFA SHABAN Eritrean ports will be major beneficiaries of proposed United Nations lifting of sanctions on the country and recent regional developments. This is the view of a former United States Assistant Secretary of State, Herman Cohen. According to Cohen, the trade potentials of the port of Massawa, which faces the Middle...