All posts by: EAM Editorial Board

21 December 21

Chad to play pivotal role in regional peace

Under Chad’s transitional president Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, the country is moving to take up a more active, and more constructive, role in regional security. This is exemplified by the country’s latest move to deepen relations with Morocco in order
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16 November 21

How ‘Blood and Bones’ in Ethiopia Could Upend Neighboring Djibouti

The civil conflict between Abiy Ahmed’s central government in Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is taking a dangerous turn, with the former ruling party’s forces approaching Addis Ababa amid fears a TPLF takeover would drive the entire
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04 October 21

As East African terrorism moves West, the DRC is in the spotlight

A recent raid on a terrorist cell in Sudan’s capital Khartoum with suspected links to ISIS (also referred to as Daesh) is throwing once again a limelight on East Africa’s persistent problem with terrorism and the high price in blood
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01 July 21

For economic recovery, Mozambique cannot shun fuel marking

The World Bank recently approved a substantial development loan of $150 million for Northern Mozambique which will directly benefit social and economic resilience by boosting grass roots initiatives in approximately 300 rural locales. The fund will bring much-needed relief to
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31 May 21

Shortage of vaccine doses threatens Africa’s COVID-19 immunisation program

Panic is spreading in Kenya as coronavirus vaccine doses are running low and many people are unable to get their second jab on schedule. Kenyan health authorities have said that less than two percent of the country’s population of more
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08 April 21

To heal, Ethiopia must urgently investigate sexual violence in Tigray conflict

International pressure is mounting on warring parties in Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region to halt attacks against civilians as reports of human rights abuses snowball. The UN recently raised the alarm over the atrocities and, in particular, called for a stop
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01 April 21

Djibouti a nation in demand despite democratic deficit

Egypt sent a high-ranking delegation to Djibouti in March, inaugurating a new era of bilateral relations between the two countries. Unsurprisingly, the visit has raised suspicions that Cairo had its own interests at heart, especially with regard to its aim
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14 January 21

AfCFTA: Djibouti obstinacy threatens to undermine African free trade and investment

Djibouti obstinacy threatens to undermine African free trade and investment While the British and European media might be preoccupied with the death rattles of Brexit, an even more momentous trade deal is unfolding in Africa. The African Continental Free Trade
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16 December 20

Despite low numbers of Coronavirus deaths in Kenya, cynical business moves leave millions of citizens without work

The latest figures from the World Bank show that Kenya’s unemployment rate has doubled between April and October, reaching 10.4% as the country’s economic fragility is exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic. At just over 1,500 Covid-19 related deaths, Kenya has
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15 July 20

Mozambique is taking a high-tech approach to fuel fraud

A vessel was recently seized in Angola’s northern Zaire province, apparently in the act of smuggling some 2,425 litres of fuel across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This type of downstream oil theft is a growing
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