OZY 11 December 2018 by  DAVID PILLING & EMILY FENG Not long ago, Chinese engineers were putting the finishing touches to two expensive rail projects...

MERCURY 30 November 2018 Russia is stepping up its political and military presence in Africa. Already the European giant has upped its military ties to the majority of Africa’s nations, including Ethiopia, Libya, Niger and Chad. It’s upped its political influence in Zimbabwe, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is working on oil and gas projects...

ALL AFRICA 27 November 2018 by JIM SWAN Eritrea and Ethiopia have signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship today. The Agreement, which specifies...

CNN 15 November 2018 by  BETHLEHEM FELEKE ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki celebrate the reopening of...

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

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...

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...

REUTERS 6 November 2018 by  MICHELLE NICHOLS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council is considering lifting sanctions on Eritrea next week after a rapprochement with Ethiopia, although some members want to maintain some diplomatic pressure to ensure a dispute with Djibouti is resolved, diplomats said on Monday. A British-drafted resolution, seen by Reuters, proposes...

FOREIGN BRIEF 5 November 2018 by TOM CONNOLLY WHAT’S HAPPENING? Trade and diplomatic exchanges are blossoming across the Horn of Africa after a series...

OCP POLICY CENTER 31 October 2018 by RIDA LYAMMOURI here has been a flurry of activity in the Horn of Africa recently, where decades-old political disputes have suddenly been put to rest. The resulting changes have shattered the status quo in the region, putting the Horn on a new path where state-to-state relations are no longer marked by regional competition and frozen...