Tag: Red Sea

Sudan rejects reports of Iran’s bid for Red Sea navy base, as Russian base is on hold

March 12, 2024

Sudan has dismissed all reports of Iran’s intention to establish a naval base on the country’s Red Sea coast, which comes at a time when ... Read More

Operation ‘Aspides’: EU’s upcoming Red Sea naval mission to protect ships from Houthi attacks

February 1, 2024

The European Union has announced its plans to launch a naval mission in the Red Sea by mid-February aiming to protect commercial vessels against Iran-backed ... Read More

Red Sea crisis to affect global trade, fuel inflation in Africa and beyond

January 30, 2024

Escalating attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on ships in the Red Sea have not only unraveled a key global trade route, sending shipping and insurance ... Read More

US’s Blinken starts four-nation West Africa tour to boost democracies amid Sahel concerns

January 23, 2024

The US top diplomat’s tour of four African countries began on Monday (22 January) with a visit to Cape Verde, as the Biden administration seeks ... Read More

Somalia: no mediation with Ethiopia until Somaliland port deal cancelled

January 19, 2024

The Ethiopia-Somalia feud continues as Mogadishu has called on Addis Ababa to retract its deal with Somaliland, ruling out on Thursday (18 January) any possible ... Read More

UN warns against Red Sea crisis escalation, as disrupted shipping prompts Africa price concerns

January 15, 2024

The United Nations has warned against escalation in the Red Sea following multiple airstrikes by US and UK forces targeting Houthi rebels in Yemen who ... Read More

Somalia’s new law ‘nullifies’ ‘illegal’ Ethiopia-Somaliland port-access deal

January 8, 2024

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has signed a law that “nullifies" the contentious memorandum of understanding between Ethiopia and a breakaway Somaliland region in a ... Read More

Somalia lashes out at ‘null and void’ Ethiopia-Somaliland port deal

January 4, 2024

Somalia has vowed to defend its territorial integrity by "all legal means possible" after a destabilizing deal inked on Monday (1 January) that has seen ... Read More

Rough waters: EAC firms brace for costly imports as freight ships shun Red Sea

December 27, 2023

East African countries have been hit hard by higher freight costs and longer cargo delivery time, as Yemen's Houthi rebels step up attacks on ships ... Read More

US unveils new multinational naval protection force to stop Houthi attacks in Red Sea

December 20, 2023

The United States and a host of other nations are creating a new global security force 'Operation Prosperity Guardian' to help protect and defend ships ... Read More