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Why Are There So Many Military Bases In Djibouti?

AFRICANGLOBE - Djibouti, a small country on the Red Sea, is already home to military bases from the US and France, the former colonial power, but China's interest is now becoming increasingly apparent. What makes this horn of Africa nation attractive to global military powers?

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.

Its Time For Ethiopia And Its Neighbours To Take The Bull...

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia’s dealings with its northern neighbour Eritrea are extremely tense due to an ongoing border dispute between the two countries. After the end of a 30-year war in 1991, the two countries still have not found common ground. While Ethiopia has flourished and has become one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, Eritrea’s economic fortunes have not improved.

Houthi Rise In Yemen Raises Alarm In Horn Of Africa

"Eritrea and Yemen have restored diplomatic relations suspended since the 1995 war." Their relations were suspended due to claims and counterclaims on the strategic Hanish Islands, which Eritrea invaded. The resumption of diplomatic relations was reflected by the recent visit of a Yemeni ambassador to Eritrea, with whose leader, Isaias Afeworki, he held closed-door talks.

10 Amazing, Fun & Interesting Facts About Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia, officially known as Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a country located in the Horn of Africa (northeastern Africa). It is surrounded by Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya. It is the 2nd most populous country in Africa. Let us know some interesting facts about Ethiopia

Egyptian Dictator Goes To Addis Ababa

AFRICANGLOBE - Following the 1978 Camp David accords with Israel, President Anwar Sadat declared, “The only matter that could take Egypt to war again is the Nile water.” To this day, Egyptian engineers are stationed as far as Lake Victoria, in Uganda, monitoring activities along the river.

Water Security No Longer A ‘Future Threat’ For Sahelian Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Anyone living in the Horn of Africa, along the Nile, or near Lake Chad knows that water-related issues are among the most severe and wide-reaching security threats in Africa, and have been for some time now.

Surprising Map Shows All The African Countries Where The U.S. Has...

AFRICANGLOBE - Thirteen nations – stretching from the Horn of Africa to Mali’s western border – already house U.S. troops involved in “actual military operations.” Their presence is widely considered part of an expanding “shadow war” in the region – and the American people know very little about it.

U.S. And Djibouti Sign Agreement For Permanent Military Base In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States and Djibouti have signed a new 10-year lease on a U.S. military base in the Horn of Africa nation that the White House called a critical part in fighting terrorism. President Barack Obama announced the deal Monday at a White House meeting with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh.

Thousands Of Africans Being Held Captive In Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

AFRICANGLOBE - Since the beginning of 2009 thousands of refugees from the Horn of Africa have been abducted and held for ransom in the Sinai desert. They include men, women, children and infants fleeing from desperate circumstances in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan. An estimated 95% are from Eritrea.

Lifan Motors of China Mulls Africa Expansion After Opening Ethiopian Plant

AFRICANGLOBE - Lifan Industry Group Co., a Chinese automaker, plans to spend $3.5 million moving into a new vehicle-assembly plant in Ethiopia next year as it seeks to expand in Africa, General Manager Liu Jiang said.

US Military Behind Africa News Websites

The website's headlines trumpet al-Shabab's imminent demise and describe an American jihadist fretting over insurgent infighting. At first glance it appears to be a...

The Ogaden Problem: Will an Old Insurgency Tip the Balance in...

Hopes that one of the Horn of Africa‘s longest running conflicts could soon come to an end foundered when peace talks between the Ethiopian...

An African Victory, A Powerful Woman, A Racial Truth

AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time in modern history African forces had defeated a European power bent on forging an empire in Africa. And once again in the history of Ethiopia, the victory was influenced by a powerful Ethiopian woman, Empress Taitu.

Ethiopia Calls for Long View on Sustainable Development in Horn of...

Ethiopia called today from the General Assembly not only for immediate aid to help the 13.3 million victims of drought and famine in Somalia and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa but also for the "even more crucial" means to achieve sustainable development in the region.

UN Ramps Up Aid in Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa As Number...

The United Nations reported today that nearly a million more people need humanitarian aid across the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, bringing the total to 13.3 million, while funding to save lives there faces a shortfall of nearly $1 billion.