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Ethiopia: Nowhere to hide for insurgent forces

Ethiopia: Nowhere to hide for insurgent forces

At least 123 militiamen of the Ogaden National Liberation Front- the rebel forces fighting the Ethiopian government have been killed by Ethiopian army....
New Djibouti port is “all about Ethiopia”

New Djibouti port is “all about Ethiopia”

Ethiopia, Djibouti's biggest port client, expects a boom in its import and export activities as Djibouti gets ready to construct a new port at...
Japan reveals military plan in Djibouti to fight Somali pirates

Japan reveals military plan in Djibouti to fight Somali pirates

The Japanese government is to build its foreign military base in Djibouti. The plan is aimed at strengthening and sustaining its fight against Somali...
Ethiopian Airlines negotiates with Djibouti to restore flights

Ethiopian Airlines negotiates with Djibouti to restore flights

Ethiopian Airlines has been barred flying to one of its international routes, Djibouti, after a dispute between the Djiboutian Civil Aviation Authorities and the...
African Union summit ends with anti el-Shabab plan

African Union summit ends with anti el-Shabab plan

As the 15th AU summit closed today in Kampala, African Union chairman, also president of Malawi Bingu wa Mutharika said that the big turn...
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Somalia: Military reinforcements from African nations begin

AU commission chairman, Jean Ping has said that two African states, Djibouti and Guinea are ready to immediately deploy a battalion each to Mogadishu...
Ethiopia – Djibouti: Row erupts over new port directive

Ethiopia – Djibouti: Row erupts over new port directive

A row has erupted between Ethiopia and the government of Djibouti over the latter’s promulgation of a new directive, issued last week, that will...
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German Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle and Federal Development Minister Niebel travel to Africa

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Federal Development Minister Dirk Niebel will be visiting Tanzania, South Africa and Djibouti from 7 to 11 April. In...
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Djibouti: UNAMID Chief meets Djibouti President, who pledged support for peace in Darfur

The African Union United Nations Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, accompanied by a high level delegation including Deputy JSR for Operations...
Sudan-Eritrea strengthen ties against UN Eritrea sanctions

Sudan-Eritrea strengthen ties against UN Eritrea sanctions

The Khartoum government of northern Sudan has moved to strengthen alliances with Eritrea by condemning the United Nations sanctions on Eritrea, which came after...
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Germany and Djibouti agree on close cooperation

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met the Foreign Minister of Djibouti, Mr Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, on February 23. The two men agreed that the...
Ethiopian economy highly affected by Djibouti port tariffs

Ethiopian economy highly affected by Djibouti port tariffs

Exorbitant charges, among other factors, incurred by Ethiopia at the Port of Djibouti, have seen the landlocked eastern African country's economy hit the doldrums,...
East African crisis: Cold feet from the West and an unrelenting weather

East African crisis: Cold feet from the West and an unrelenting weather

Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti ... East Africa is currently experiencing a severe drought that is threatening, according to the UN...
Djibouti: American Meteorologists modernize Djibouti Airport weather installation

Djibouti: American Meteorologists modernize Djibouti Airport weather installation

Last week, service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force in the Horn of Africa installed an antenna at the Ambouli International Airport to...
Horn of Africa: International interest in region growing

Horn of Africa: International interest in region growing

While foreign policy specialists believe it is important that solutions to economic and political challenges in the Horn of Africa — Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti...
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Horn of Africa at risk of further insecurity as tensions rise

A UN report says regional and international security is being threatened by escalating tensions between Djibouti and Eritrea. The UN recently deployed a fact-finding mission...
Djibouti a death trap as conflicts and drought threaten population

Djibouti a death trap as conflicts and drought threaten population

According to the official UN report on Djibouti, food supply and emergency aids is would be needed to keep the larger part of the...
Dubai World Africa sponsors first East African Investment Conference

Dubai World Africa sponsors first East African Investment Conference

The inaugural East African Investment Conference being held in Kigali Rwanda, has attracted prominent industry leaders and sponsors, including massive world market investor Dubai...
The United States monitoring activities in the Horn of Africa

The United States monitoring activities in the Horn of Africa

The United States has condemned Eritrea's military aggression against Djibouti in the vicinity of the border between the two countries at Ras Doumeira, a...
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Egypt beats Djibouti and tops group in World Cup / African Nations Cup qualifiers

Egypt dominated a weak Djibouti side 4-0 here in the second match of the 2010 World Cup qualification campaign, less than a week after...
GM-UAW reach deal to end strike

GM-UAW reach deal to end strike

Negotiators from the United Auto Workers union and General Motors reached a tentative agreement on a deal early Wednesday to end a two-day old...