Tag: Horn of Africa

Egypt’s president warns Cairo won’t allow any threat to Somalia amid dispute with Ethiopia

January 23, 2024

Cairo will stand shoulder to shoulder with Somalia and will not allow any threat to the Horn of Africa country, Egypt’s president has said, referring ... Read More

Somalia formally joins East Asian Community but enormous security challenges remain

November 30, 2023

Somalia has finally been admitted to the East African Community (EAC) as its eighth member, thirteen years after its original application to join, as the ... Read More

Ethiopian PM’s call for Red Sea port access sends jitters across Horn of Africa

November 10, 2023

Horn of Africa is concerned about a new war in the battle-scarred region after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s call for a direct port access ... Read More

Sudanese army calls again on civilians to register

July 4, 2023

Khartoum was rocked on Monday by heavy artillery fire from paramilitaries and the army, besieged on several fronts and once again calling for civilian reinforcements ... Read More

China woos Ethiopia, pledging food, trade, investments for Horn of Africa

May 31, 2023

While China’s global competition has been a well-known fact, Beijing now signals an expansion of its ambitions in the Horn of Africa, as evidenced by ... Read More

Jill Biden visits Kenya, calls for more aid to deal with record drought in Horn of Africa

February 27, 2023

US First Lady Jill Biden, who was on a two-day visit in Kenya over the weekend, called on wealthy nations to give more to countries ... Read More

Horn of Africa drought likely to become worse than 2011 catastrophic famine

February 24, 2023

Drought trends in the Horn of Africa are now worse than they were during the 2011 famine in which hundreds of thousands of people died, ... Read More

Hope for jobs rather than religion drives recruitment by armed groups in Africa — UN report

February 7, 2023

The lack of employment more than religious belief is what is driving people to join fast-growing extremist groups in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report ... Read More

Eritrea fuels Ethiopia’s bloody civil war in Tigray region in bid to crush its old foe

October 18, 2022

Eritrea is intensifying its involvement in neighboring Ethiopia’s civil war, including by instituting forced conscription to strengthen its army, in a bid to crush the ... Read More

First UN ship delivers food relief from Ukraine to drought-hit Horn of Africa

September 1, 2022

The first UN-chartered ship carrying Ukrainian grain to Africa since the flare up of the Russia-Ukraine conflict arrived in Djibouti on Tuesday (30 August) to ... Read More