AFRICA NEWS 18 September 2018 by Daniel Mumbere The historic meeting between the leaders of Eritrea and Djibouti on Monday ‘opens a new page to promote...

CAPITAL NEWS 16  September 2018 By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at a press...

BLOOMBERG 14 September 2018 Country emerging from isolation after Ethiopia rapprochement Closer ties being forged with U.A.E., Russia, Saudi Arabia Eritrea is casting off its reputation as a hermit state and pushing to become a key player in one of the world’s most strategically important regions. Decades of eschewing international cooperation by the...

MENAFN 28 August 2018 Ambassador David Shinn (@ AmbShinn ) is a former senior US diplomat who served in the US State Department for more than 30 years with different assignments including Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. He is an adjunct professor of International Affairs at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Shinn frequently...

The Reporter 18 August 2018 The Horn Region is increasingly seen as an important strategic asset by regional and international powers. This has resulted...

FAIR OBSERVER 6 August 2018 With Ethiopia and Eritrea pushing for peace, will Djibouti declare diplomatic war?   These are heady times in the Horn...

BLOOMBERG 26 July 2018 Saudi Arabia took the extraordinary measure of temporarily halting oil shipments via the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, a key shipping lane for crude at the southern tip of the Red Sea, after it said two tankers were attacked by Yemen’s Houthi militia. The two vessels, each with a capacity of 2 million barrels of oil, belong to the Saudi National...

Emirates 24/7 21 June 2018 Five countries contributed 46.6 percent of Abu Dhabi’s total imports during the first three months of the current year,...

FP 14 June 2018  As the Middle East becomes ever more unstable, a surprising victor may be emerging: China. Under President Xi Jinping, China has accelerated...

The Wall Street Journal 1 June 2018 BERBERA, Somaliland—The battle for hegemony in the Middle East is playing out at an ancient African port where traditional dhow fishing boats now share space with giant container ships loaded around the clock by men in yellow high-visibility vests. Berbera, in the breakaway republic of Somaliland, is perched on a narrow shipping lane...