UN council urges Eritrea and Djibouti to end border dispute

2017-06-20 11:29

The UN Security Council is urging Eritrea and Djibouti to resolve their border dispute peacefully following the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Qatar.

Djibouti says Eritrean soldiers occupy disputed area

2017-06-16 21:00

A Djiboutian official says soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea occupied a contested mountainous area shortly after Qatari peacekeepers left the location this week.

Famine fuels resurgence of Somali piracy: US general

2017-04-25 11:59

Drought and famine seem to be fuelling a resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United States' top military chief in Africa said Sunday.

US Defence Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

2017-04-23 17:27

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States' only permanent military base on the African continent.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Moz, S Sudan

2017-04-03 08:22

Typhoid has claimed another victim in Harare, bringing to 10 the number of deaths from the disease in Zimbabwe, and three foreign petroleum engineers abducted by South Sudanese rebels have been released.

Somalia's quarter century of chaos

2017-02-09 18:48

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected Somali president, in the second presidential election since 1991 held amid tight security due to clashes between Al-Qaeda-linked fighters and African Union peacekeepers.

AU says Djibouti poll 'credible'

2016-04-10 21:17

The African Union says Djibouti's presidential election, won by a landslide by incumbent Ismail Omar Guelleh, was 'free and credible".

Djibouti women in Paris on hunger strike

2016-04-05 22:53

Nine women from Djibouti who are refugees in France have entered the 13th day of a hunger strike over alleged rapes.

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes - UN

2015-11-12 12:35

The number of people going hungry in eastern Africa is rising dramatically, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations says amid conflict as well as floods and failed rains due to El Nino.

Construction of key Djibouti-Ethiopia rail line to finish

2015-06-09 10:15

The leaders of Djibouti and Ethiopia will oversee the completion of a railway linking their two capitals on Thursday, with the ambition that the link might eventually extend across the continent to West Africa.


AU calls for calm as Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions mount

2017-06-17 20:07

The African Union has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions intensified over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.

Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

2017-06-14 20:15

Qatar says it's pulled its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border that it had mediated in long-running territorial dispute.

US Defence Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

2017-04-23 17:44

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States' only permanent military base on the African continent.

Rights group slams opposition arrests in Djibouti

2017-04-08 13:00

The International Federation for Human Rights has called for the "immediate and unconditional release" of opposition party members arrested last month in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti.

Nigerian pilot becomes first African to fly solo around the world

2017-03-31 10:07

A Nigerian born pilot for Air Djibouti Ademilola "Lola" Odujinrin has made history by becoming the first African pilot to fly solo around the world.

17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

2017-01-30 08:30

With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa, the UN food agency says.

Djibouti votes in presidential election

2016-04-08 21:10

Voters in Djibouti have gone to the polls, with iron-fisted ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh expected to extend his 17-year rule.

WATCH: On board crash landing plane

One passenger was sucked from a plane in a mid-air explosion outside Mogadishu, Somalia. The dramatic explosion occurred minutes into the flight and forced the pilot to make an emergency landing on Tuesday.

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Shabaab outlines plans for East Africa terror expansion

2015-07-17 17:56

The leader of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab rebels has issued an Eid message calling for a wave of new recruits in order to “lift the pain of Muslims” across East Africa.

Horn of Africa's Djibouti dreams of becoming 'new Dubai'

2015-05-24 14:28

For years the Horn of Africa nation Djibouti was seen by foreign powers as a far-flung military outpost overlooking the Gulf of Aden but now it wants to capitalise on its key position on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

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