STRATFOR WORLDVIEW 14 November 2018 What Happened: Two U.S. senators have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing their concern about Chinese involvement in Djibouti, Reuters reported Nov. 13. Specifically, both senators are worried about Djibouti’s decision to terminate DP World’s contract and nationalize the Doraleh Container Terminal,...

AFRICA NEWS 7 November 2018 by ABDUR RAHMAN ALFA SHABAN Eritrean ports will be major beneficiaries of proposed United Nations lifting of sanctions on the country and recent regional developments. This is the view of a former United States Assistant Secretary of State, Herman Cohen. According to Cohen, the trade potentials of the port of Massawa, which faces the Middle...

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...

AFRICA NEWS 3 November 2018 by ABDUR RAHMAN ALFA SHABAN United Nations Security Council, UNSC, is set to lift sanctions imposed on Eritrea, according to reports from the Councils most recent meeting. The move comes in the wake of the United States backing down on its long held stance that the sanctions remain in place. Eritrea has in the past accused the US of being behind...

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...

THE HILL 10 October 2018 by LUKE COFFEY Chinese President Xi Jinping first unveiled the massive Belt and Road Initiative in 2013. Since then, Beijing...

USNI NEWS 3 October 2018 by JOHN GRADY Chinese sailors watch a People’s LIberation Army Navy (PLAN) ship pull into Djibouti. Xinhua Photo China, through...

THE POST AND COURIER 1 October 2018 Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they pose for...

WASHINGTON POST 27 September 2018 by Josh Rogin Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to meet in Beijing...

THE SUN 12 September 2018 While Chinese debt diplomacy may not seem relevant to most Americans, it is a serious threat to US national security. Loans...