ARAB NEWS 3 October 2018 by YUN SUN China opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti in 2017. Now, after a year of operation, many details have surfaced to provide a better idea of Beijing’s reason for the base, and its wider global calculations predicated on the facility. Beijing has always couched the rationale for the base in benign terms. This narrative,...

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...

REUTERS 6 September 2018 ADDIS ABABA, Sept 6 (Reuters) – China has agreed to restructure some of Ethiopia’s debt, including a loan for a $4 billion railway linking its capital Addis Ababa with neighbouring Djibouti, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday. Abiy described the rescheduling as limited, but added that repayment of the railway debt has...

EURO NEWS 5 September 2018 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian ship docked in an Eritrean port for the first time in two decades on Wednesday and...

HORN  OBSERVER 4 September 2018 A container truck passes the main gate of Djibouti International Free Trade Zone after an inauguration ceremony in Djibouti...

New Business Ethiopia 27 August 2018 The conflict in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, which has resulted in the death of dozens of people in Jigjiga and Dire...

ETHIOPIA OBSERVER 10  August 2018 The wave of violence in Djibouti has injured and uprooted thousands of Ethiopians, in what was widely believed to be...

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...

All Africa 8 June 2018 Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire and his Djiboutian counterpart Abdulkadir Kaamil have discussed security and law enforcement cooperation between the two brotherly countries. The two leaders have signed several bilateral agreements on Thursday held talks in Djibouti city, where Somali premier is paying a two-day official visit began last Wednesday. The...