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What Is Saudi Arabia Up To In The Horn Of Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - The relationship between the United States and its longtime staunch ally in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, is on shifting ground. Why? Largely because U.S. foreign policy is focused less on the global war on terrorism and more on political and economic threats from the likes of China and Russia.

Eritrean Leader Isaias Afwerki Visits Somalia For The First Time

AFRICANGLOBE - Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Somalia for the first time in decades. He has held talks with his Somali counterpart, President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed, in the capital, Mogadishu.

Uganda, Zimbabwe, Eritrea Are Cool Places To Visit In 2019

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Uganda and South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province are the African destinations named in National Geographic Traveler’s ‘Cool list’ for 2019.

Arab Countries Expanding Into Eritrea, And It’s No Good For Ethiopia...

AFRICANGLOBE - Qatar has taken the lead in destabilizing the Horn of Africa out of ideological and unipolar-loyalty reasons, and it’s using its “legal” presence in Eritrea to facilitate this. The War on Yemen provided the other main GCC states of Saudi Arabia and the UAE with a ‘plausible justification’ for also ‘getting in on the action’, knowing just as well as Qatar does that Eritrea is a ‘double-hinged’ state that can be used to simultaneously project maritime and continental influence, with the latter case being against Ethiopia.

Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict: Is The U.S. Starting A Proxy War In Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Over the years, relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia have become very akin to a ticking time bomb, always ready to explode. On the 12th of June 2016, another timer went off as soldiers of both countries clashed at Tserona central front, an area located 75 kilometres south of the Eritrea’s capital, Asmara.

Israel Completes Construction Of Listening Post In Eritrea

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel has completed the construction of its largest listening post in the Red Sea Basin in efforts to monitor the movement of the Arab coalition involved in the Yemen conflict according to reports.

Ethiopia Threatens Action Against Eritrea

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia warned on Tuesday it would take necessary action against arch-rival Eritrea unless it refrains from an alleged destabilizing role in the volatile east African region. While addressing parliament, Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, accused the Eritrean government of continuing to engage in destabilizing peace and security of Ethiopia and the region at large.

How Powerful Is Ethiopia?

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia is Africa's oldest country and with tensions rising with its neighbor Eritrea, we were wondering just how powerful is Ethiopia?

Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Great Illusion

AFRICANGLOBE - In an interview with two ESAT journalists that was posted on YouTube last month, Isaias Afwerki raises the possibility of an economic union between Eritrea and Ethiopia to advance “common objectives”, similar to the economic arrangement that existed between Eritrea and Ethiopia during the 1991-1998 period.

Eritrea – Crying Wolf While Destabilizing The Horn Of Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Eritrea's independence was regarded as a welcome event heralding a new era of peace, democracy and development. Unfortunately, it took only a few short years before the behaviour of the new state dashed the high hopes of 1993.

Eritrea – A Victim Of Its Own Delusion

AFRICANGLOBE - It is a fatal mistake to ignore that Egypt, swaying between cooperation and confrontation, will not subscribe to Eritrea's tit-for-tat regional maneuver to weaken Ethiopia's march towards the achievement of its goals of national renewal and modernisation. After all, such an approach leads to mutual destruction.

Egypt Attempting To Use Eritrea Against Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea and President Abdel-fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt today held talks focusing on fostering bilateral and strategic relations in the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa and other critical issue facing both countries.

Eritrean Authoritarianism And Human Trafficking In Sinai

AFRICANGLOBE - On the world map, there is no such thing as an ‘ungoverned space,’ bar the two poles and our woefully under-regulated oceans. It is a neat, practical system, where all land is accounted for and all people know where they belong. That’s the theory, at least. The reality is a little different.

Eritrea: ‘The Sheer Numbers Of People Fleeing Tell The Story’

AFRICANGLOBE - Outside of Eritrea itself, there are very few people that know the country as well as Dan Connell, a journalist, an academic, and now a visiting scholar at Boston University’s African Studies Center. As a foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, he spent months in the trenches with the Eritrean freedom fighters.

Ethiopia Lashes Out At Eritrea, Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - An Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman has lashed out at longstanding rival Eritrea, accusing the latter of destabilizing the East Africa region, while also blasting Egypt for the latter's "malicious" media campaign against Ethiopia's multibillion-dollar hydroelectric dam project.

Israel Begins Expulsion Of African Refugees

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel has begun deporting African refugees from Sudan and Eritrea to Uganda, according to reports by an Israeli news outlets. Quoting senior government officials, Israeli media reported that over the past months dozens refugees had either left or agreed to leave Israel for Uganda.