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US ends economic embargo on Sudan

Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ 3:41 am

(Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee – Associated Press) The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an eleventh-hour push to expand ties with the long-estranged [...]

The Military Base put Somaliland in Jeopardy

Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 5:10 am

(Kudos Nahur – Berbera, Somaliland) The potential UAE military base in Berbera has seen controversy even within Somaliland presidency and its cohorts. Apart from these, there are various stakeholders connected to the port militarization [...]

The Impact of China on Western’s Policy towards Africa

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 4:57 am

Berhanu Tsegay (from MoFEC) [Oct, 2013] Abstract Driven by its own energy demands that are exponentially increasing as a result of its booming economy China has already begun extensively to play the field in Africa by offering a mix of loans on [...]

Arabs dirty game in Somaliland once again

Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 5:06 am

(Kudos Nahur – Hargeysa, Somaliland) Somaliland’s delegation has been in United Arab Emirates (UAE) negotiating with DP World for the management of Berbera Port. But all of a sudden, local media reported that the Somaliland delegation [...]

Isaias Afeworki shooting to all directions – To achieve what?

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:35 pm

This piece of article is to examine the hostile foreign policy of Eritrea, under President Isaias Afeworki, in the last 25 years: the motive behind and the realization of the intended goals. Eritrean scholars are welcomed to respond to this article [...]

Egypt’s destructive policy: The response of the Horn of Africa

Sunday, October 23, 2016 @ 5:13 am

Unlike in the past, Egyptian hidden agenda to keep the horn of Africa in crisis came to be challenged by Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, the Sudan and Ethiopia. These countries assured that they will not die for the greedy cause of Egypt in this [...]

Deliberately Induced Political Chaos to Destabilize Ethiopia

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 6:25 pm

(Ahmed Deeq Hussein) Ethiopian peoples, nations, and nationalities have been enjoying stable, peaceful, and co-existence for last 25 years with ethnic based federalism and under governance of 1995 constitution of Federal Democrat republic of [...]

Hate speech, ethnic tension ahead of Kenya’s 2017 elections

Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

(Peter Alingo) As Kenya prepares for elections next year, the political die seems already cast. With the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) facing off against the ruling Jubilee Coalition, the political temperature is rising. Political [...]

Djiboutian General Soubagleh appointed as Commander of AMISOM

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

(Press release – AMISOM) Mogadishu, 19 July 2016 – The new Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia Lt. General Osman Noor Soubagleh has formally assumed office. Lt. General Soubagleh who replaces Lt. General Jonathan Rono [...]

Ethiopia: Senior ONLF militant and 6 others killed, captured

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 @ 11:49 pm

Ethiopian government claimed to have killed and captured fighters including the logistics head  of Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). An ONLF unit crossing into the country through the southeastern border with Somalia was captured on Monday [...]

Paper | Ethiopia and the African Union

Sunday, July 3, 2016 @ 6:12 pm

(Mehari Taddele Maru[1]) (2013) Introduction This article investigates Ethiopia’s contributions to and its influence in the AU. It also explains and analyses the role its leaders have played in the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and in the [...]

AU Commission Elections: from bad to worse?

Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

It has been four years since the controversial, highly contested and divisive campaign and election of the current chairperson of the AU Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in 2012. With Dr Dlamini Zuma’s incumbency coming to an end and her [...]
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