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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.

Ethiopian Billionaire Being Held Hostage By Saudi Thug Bin Salman?

AFRICANGLOBE - Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi is in the custody of authorities and has been charged with corruption and bribery, a Saudi official said on Thursday — more than a year after the tycoon was held in the kingdom’s controversial "anti-corruption campaign".

South African Govt Wants To Sell Africa’s Largest Weapons Manufacturer To...

AFRICANGLOBE - South African weapons manufacturer Denel has a problem as it fights to survive. Its potential saviour is Saudi Arabia, now drawing fierce criticism following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But after being mismanaged for years and tainted by a far-reaching influence-peddling scandal, state-owned Denel now needs the kind of help that the deep-pocketed Saudis can provide.

Sudan Struggles To Halt Economic Crisis As Cash Runs Out

AFRICANGLOBE - Many cash machines in the Sudanese capital have run out of banknotes as the government scrambles to prevent economic collapse with a sharp devaluation and emergency austerity measures.

Saudi Arabia To Build Military Base In Djibouti

AFRICANGLOBE - Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said a deal to build a Saudi military base in the country will happen “very soon.” “There are no hesitations on the deal and the delay is purely technical as such matters do take some time, and there are no political reasons behind it,” the minister said.

Saudi Arabian Prince Makes Unprecedented Call For Removal Of King In...

AFRICANGLOBE - A senior Saudi prince and grandson of the state's founder has issued an unprecedented call for change in the country's leadership. The kingdom has been buffeted by a series of setbacks recently: The precipitous drop in the price of oil, Saudi Arabia's key export, a draining war against Shi'ite rebels in neighboring Yemen and, most recently, two disasters during the recent hajj in Mecca that left over 800 people dead.

168 African Pilgrims Dead In Saudi Arabia

AFRICANGLOBE - Latest reports from various government and media sources indicate that at least 168 Africans were among the more that 700 killed in Thursday’s stampede in Mina, on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabian Officials Shift Blame On Africans For Pilgrimage Deaths

AFRICANGLOBE - At least 717 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence directorate said, as the death toll continued to rise. The head of the Central Hajj Committee, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, blamed the stampede on “some pilgrims from African nationalities,” Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV channel reported.

Saudi Arabia Beheads Two Ethiopians

AFRICANGLOBE - Saudi Arabia on Wednesday put to death two Ethiopians and a Saudi convicted of murder, bringing to 113 the number of executions...

Anger Over Arab Wars

AFRICANGLOBE - Sophisticated attacks by an Islamic State branch in Saudi Arabia show the jihadist group is better established there than previously suspected, and that fuelled by anger over Arab civil wars, Riyadh’s militancy problem is not going away.

Dumb Decision: Senegal To Send Troops To Join Saudi War In...

AFRICANGLOBE- Senegal's Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye confirmed on Monday that the West African nation would be sending a detachment of 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an international coalition cobbled together by the kingdom in its war effort in neighboring Yemen.

Sudan Joins Saudi Military Offensive Against Rebels In Yemen

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudanese officials confirmed today that Sudan joined the military operation led by Saudi Arabia on the Houthi rebels in Yemen, who have been in control of the capital Sanaa since September 2014. Sudan will provide ground troops and fighter jets, Abdelrahim Hussein, the Minister of Defence, said at a press conference in Khartoum today.

Saudi Arabia Uses Ebola Excuse To Ban Some Africans From Hajj

AFRICANGLOBE - As millions of Muslims begin the annual religious pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca, several thousand West Africans will be absent after Saudi Arabia banned travelers from three African nations.

Saudis To Employ Two Million Ugandans

AFRICANGLOBE - The partnership between HAM Property and Saudi Arabia Manpower Services Company (Smasco) will take Ugandans to Saudi Arabia to work as nurses, drivers and housemaids on two-year contracts. According to the agreement, routine recruitment over an unspecified period will add up to two million Ugandans.

Trafficked 17-Yr-Old Girl To Return To Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - She spent three months forcibly employed as a domestic help, first by a family in Saudi Arabia and then by an elderly woman in Mumbai. Then she spent 14 months in the Dongri children's home. Now, 17 months after leaving her country, Ethiopian native Tamir Ahmed Khamise is set to return home.

Egypt Seeks Saudi Help In Challenging Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt is preparing a formal request for Gulf intervention under the leadership of Saudi Arabia, in order to back Cairo’s stance vis-à-vis the ongoing dispute with Ethiopia about the Renaissance Dam. The mediation request comes as part of a basket of escalatory measures adopted by the Egyptian regime in January, following the breakdown of technical negotiations among the Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian water resources ministers.
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