In Africa, praise for Saudi Arabia reveals diplomatic dance

2018-10-24 13:42

As shocking details in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi approached a crescendo, the war-torn nation of South Sudan this week issued a rare foreign ministry statement.

Djibouti nationalises key port terminal after row with Dubai

2018-09-11 12:18

Djibouti has ordered the nationalisation of the Doraleh Container Terminal, a vital port facility, after a long spat with leading global operator Dubai Ports World.

Eritrea and Somalia restore ties, want UN sanctions lifted

2018-07-31 13:25

Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries have announced in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia's leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed.

Djibouti launches 'Africa's biggest free trade zone'

2018-07-05 19:03

Djibouti on Thursday launched the first phase of Africa's biggest free-trade zone, seeking to capitalise on its strategic position on one of the world's busiest trade routes.

At least 18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of Africa

2018-05-21 19:59

Flooding and strong winds caused by a tropical cyclone left at least 18 people dead and thousands homeless across two countries in the Horn of Africa, an aid agency has said.

US files complaint over Chinese laser use in Djibouti

2018-05-04 15:33

The Pentagon says the US has issued a formal complaint to China over the use of lasers near the military base in Djibouti that were directed at aircraft and resulted in minor injuries to two American pilots.

Tillerson aims to show US cares despite Trump's Africa slur

2018-03-08 10:31

President Donald Trump hasn't spoken much about Africa, and what he's said has been far from flattering. It falls to his top diplomat, on his first official visit to the continent, to show the US still cares.

Djibouti ruling party claims landslide parliamentary win

2018-02-26 17:03

President Ismael Omar Guelleh's ruling party has claimed a resounding victory in Friday's parliamentary elections in Djibouti, taking nearly 90% of seats after the opposition largely boycotted the poll.

Niger raid highlights US forces' growing Africa role

2017-10-20 20:59

The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, which is rapidly becoming a major center of US military action.

Pilot, 2 trainees dead in military plane crash in Djibouti

2017-08-04 07:40

An official in Djibouti says a pilot and two female military trainees have died after their small aircraft crashed.


UN chief praises meeting of Djibouti, Eritrea

2018-09-18 13:21

The UN chief Antonio Guterres has hailed a summit between Djibouti and Eritrea in Saudi Arabia, voicing hope in a statement that it would help create "greater peace" in the region.

Djibouti hails 'new era' of ties with foe Eritrea

2018-09-06 20:15

Djibouti has hailed a new era in its relations with rival Eritrea, whose foreign minister paid a surprise visit to the country as part of a regional bid to soothe tensions between the neighbours.

Sudan summons EU envoy over criticism of Bashir visits

2018-07-12 16:05

Sudan summoned the European Union ambassador to its country to protest against an EU statement criticising Uganda and Djibouti for hosting its President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

Hope for peace as Ethiopia backs down in Eritrea standoff

2018-06-07 21:07

Ethiopia's surprise declaration that it will implement a nearly 20-year-old peace agreement with its neighbour Eritrea could spell an end to a long cold war that has damaged both countries, analysts say.

UN extends African peace mission in Somalia

2018-05-16 16:18

A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, has received unanimous Security Council backing until July 31.

China floods Africa with needed dollars, stoking US concern

2018-03-10 17:58

The United States is sounding the alarm that the Chinese money flooding Africa comes with significant strings attached

Tillerson says China 'encourages dependency' in Africa

2018-03-06 21:02

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China's approach to development in Africa "encourages dependency" that puts the continent's long-term stability at risk

UN says 30 African migrants, refugees drowned off Yemen

2018-01-26 16:38

The UN says at least 30 African migrants and refugees have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen earlier this week.

Medical aid rushed to stricken Somalia after bombing

2017-10-18 05:58

Somalia's allies have sent planes carrying medical supplies and doctors, while the diaspora rallied to donate blood to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.

China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

2017-07-21 20:00

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China's top diplomat to the African Union has said, as the Asian giant's military role overseas grows.

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