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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.

Ethiopian Embassy In Yemen Shelled

AFRIANGLOBE - The Ethiopian embassy in Yemeni capital Sanaa was shelled on Friday, the Foreign Ministry has said. "We believe it is a collateral damage occurred in the crossfire between the warring factions in the Yemeni capital," said ministry spokesperson Tewolde Mulugeta.

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.

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.

Yemen’s Former President Abdullah Saleh Seeks Refuge In Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has decided to flee to Ethiopia to escape a likely attack by armed Houthi militias, after the group directed many threats at him and besieged his home, a media source close to the presidential palace said.

Tens Of Thousands Of Ethiopians Enslaved In Yemen

AFRICANGLOBE - Every year, many Ethiopians, escaping one of the poorest countries in the world, pay brokers to transport them across the Gulf of Aden, through Yemen, into Saudi Arabia.

Scores Of African Migrants Drown Off Yemeni Coast

AFRICANGLOBE - At least sixty migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members drowned on May 31 in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the UN has said.

Over 30,000 African Migrants and Migrants Arrive in Yemen So Far...

AFRICANGLOBE - In Yemen, UNHCR has recorded the arrival of over 30,000 refugees and migrants so far this year. Most are Ethiopian nationals, with the rest coming from Somalia and a very small number from other African countries. In total, and since 2006 when UNHCR began gathering data, close to half a million people (477,000) have arrived in Yemen by taking the perilous boat journey from the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopians In Yemen Describe Kidnapping and Torture by Arab Smugglers

AFRICANGLOBE - Record numbers of migrants from the Horn of Africa are crossing into Yemen, most of them on their way to find better opportunities in Saudi Arabia and other rich Gulf countries. But many do not make it any further. Seeking a new life, they end up unwitting victims of a smuggling racket designed to exploit the migrants at each juncture of their journey.

Being Black Is No Joy for Somalians and Ethiopians in Yemen

AFRICANGLOBE - Many Africans from war-torn Somalia and Ethiopia seek their luck across the sea in Yemen. Luck they hardly find. Racism they do. The Black man on the bus, they pat him on the head and push him in the back. They make jokes about his pronunciation of the name of the market he is going to. He sits still, waiting for the humiliation to pass.

Anti-American Demonstration Continues to Spread Throughout Arabia

The fallout from an inflammatory anti-Muslim video made in the United States continued to fester throughout the Arab World, as anti-American protests spread to...

Somali’s al Shabaab Crumbling Says African Union Commander

Somalia's al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab fighters are close to collapse, with large numbers fleeing the war-torn country headed for Yemen, the commander of the AU forces...

Record Number of African Refugees and Migrants Cross the Gulf of...

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 20 January 2012, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Despite growing instability and a worsening security in Yemen, a record 103,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from the Horn of Africa made the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden and the Red sea in 2011. Last year saw an almost 100 per cent increase from 2010 when 53,000 people made the same journey. The previous highest number of arrivals we have seen was in 2009 when 78,000 people made the journey. UNHCR has been gathering data on the mixed migration flow from the Horn since 2006.

Somalians Flee Yemen Amids Xenophobia and Attacks

Continuing unrest and xenophobia in Yemen have prompted an upsurge in the number of migrants and refugees returning to Somalia, with up to 6,000 reported to have travelled back across the Red Sea since the beginning of October.

U.S. Expanding Network of Drone Bases to Hit Somalia, Yemen

As Somalia undergoes its worst famine in six decades and Yemen slides into civil war, the administration of President Barack Obama is expanding its network of bases to carry out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in both countries, according to reports published in two major U.S. newspapers Thursday.
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