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Djibouti, the tiny Horn of Africa nation with the highest number of coronavirus cases on the continent per capita, has reversed course on a plan to begin lifting lockdown measures this week, saying it was premature.
The death toll from the sinking of two boats carrying migrants to Yemen from Djibouti rose to 52, the UN migration agency has said, appealing to regional leaders to take action to stop such tragedies.
Five people are dead and about 130 missing off the coast of Djibouti after two boats carrying migrants capsized, the UN migration agency has said.
The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries - but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabaab militants.
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 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 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.
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.
A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, has received unanimous Security Council backing until July 31.
The United States is sounding the alarm that the Chinese money flooding Africa comes with significant strings attached
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has crossed 190 000, with nearly two-thirds of the fatalities in Europe, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources.
Thirty bodies have been found after some 130 migrants went missing off Djibouti when two boats capsized in rough waters, the UN migration agency has said
The Burundi army has said it opposed a request by the African Union that it withdraw 1,000 soldiers serving in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by February 28.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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