THE TRUMPET 25 February 2019 by JEREMIAH JACQUES China is exerting control over East Africa’s only major strategic container terminal in a move that...

RFI 7 February 2019 by  LAURA ANGELA BAGNETTO A fisherman in Lughaya, Somaliland, looks out from the cold storage facility on the Gulf of AdenRFI/LA...

THE EAST AFRICAN 2 February 2019 by ALLAN OLINGO East African Community heads of State (from left) Uhuru Kenyatta, Paul Kagame, Yoweri Museveni, John...

REUTERS 17 January 2019 by NITA BHALLA NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ethiopia passed a law on Thursday giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them with more dignity and reducing reliance on foreign aid. Home to Africa’s second largest refugee population after Uganda, Ethiopia hosts...

REUTERS 15 January 2019 by AARON MAASHO ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Protesters in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region have blocked the landlocked country’s main route to the sea to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, organisers said on Monday. The demonstrators started a five-day blockade of the highway to neighbouring Djibouti on Sunday, Mahi Bule, a member...

BBC NEWS 9 January 2019 by KUMAR MALHOTRA Foreign military personnel inspect equipment at a Russian defence show Russia’s recent activities in...

CHATHAM HOUSE 8 January 2019 by DR ALEX VINES OBE Xi Jinping at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing in September 2018. Photo: Getty Images. There...

COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE HORN OF AFRICA 12 December 2018 by Petty Officer 1st Class NICHOLAS SCOTT U.S. Department of State and interagency officials attend a briefing titled “Triggers of Regional Instability” during the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) East Africa Security Forum (EASF) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 11, 2018. The EASF is an...

THE EXCHANGE 11 December 2018 by KIMANI CHEGE Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While...

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...