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.

Eritrea says Qatar silent over mediation of Djibouti spat

2017-07-05 22:38

Eritrea's ambassador to the African Union says Qatar, embroiled in a diplomatic spat of its own, has not indicated whether it will continue to mediate his country's border dispute with Djibouti.

AU sends delegation to Eritrea amid Djibouti border tensions

2017-07-04 17:29

The African Union says it will send a delegation to Eritrea as tensions grow between that country and neighboring Djibouti after the abrupt withdrawal of Qatar peacekeeping troops from a disputed border area.

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.


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.

Eritrea says Qatar must mediate border dispute

2017-07-04 20:01

Eritrea's ambassador to the African Union has said that Qatar must mediate with neighbouring Djibouti over the two countries' disputed border.

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".

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