CNBC 18 June 2018 Ethiopia’s foreign exchange shortage is due in part to its spending big on infrastructure projects. The current total left in the East African country’s coffers is equivalent to less than one month’s worth of imports, Reuters reported. Landlocked Ethiopia is keen to shore up its international trade infrastructure; for example, taking...

BBC News 14 June 2018 When Eritrea gained independence in 1993, Ethiopia suddenly found itself without a coastline and so it took the logical step of disbanding its navy. Now, it is reconsidering its decision and its latest manoeuvres in the region suggest it could be shopping around its neighbourhood to find a naval base it can use. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently...

africanews 13 June 2018 The decision by Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to resolver a border dispute with Eritrea has met stiff resistance from members of Badme town which was the epicenter of the war that killed tens of thousands on both sides. The 36 member executive committee of Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) announced on Tuesday that it...

New York Times 8 June 2018 If nature abhors a vacuum, politics abhors a military standoff, especially between two nations in one of the poorest, most...

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...

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...

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

AFRICA TIMES 23 April 2018 Senior United States official for African Affairs Ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto, the country’s Principal Deputy Assistant...

Africanews 22 April 2018 The United States Department of State on Saturday announced that a top official on African Affairs was due to tour three East...

U.S. News & World Report 3 July 2017 By Aaron Maasho Reuters ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Djibouti has asked the African Union to deploy observers...