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

FUTURE DIRECTIONS INTERNATIONAL 12 September 20183 Background Located in the strategic Horn of Africa region, Djibouti has successfully exploited its coastline by offering both port access and military bases to foreign countries. Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a thirty-year struggle. The resolution of a border war in 2000 has since then left...

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...

Middle East Eye 19 July 2018 Somalia and its neighbours must focus on achieving internal unification, or any benefits reaped from new investment will be...

NewsDeeply 19 July 2018 For decades, Djibouti has benefited economically from the standoff between Ethiopia and Eritrea. But as the two countries move...

AFRICA TIMES 6 July 2018 The last week of June saw a close to bidding from five specialist canal-digging companies for a project to establish a 38 mile-long, 200 metre-wide canal between Saudi Arabia and its neighbour. After the Saudis, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with the emirate last June, the proposed “Salwa Canal” would geographically ostracise...

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...

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...

AFRICAN ARGUMENTS 1 May 2018 Despite officially being banned from operating in Somalia this March, DP World is set to begin a project later this year...