Tag Archives: Horn of Africa

19 October 18

For the Horn of Africa, peace is the easy bit

For two decades, the Horn of Africa has been one of the most hostile corners of the world, its jagged topography reflected in the bitterness of its political relations. Yet the region has become a hive of diplomatic activity over
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02 October 18

Why are Gulf nations battling it out for the Horn of Africa?

Things are changing rapidly in the Horn of Africa with the recent peace deal between bitter rivals Eritrea and Ethiopia making the biggest headlines in recent months. There’s no doubt it’s a major breakthrough for the region but the deal
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01 October 18

Eritrea is rebuilding its global reputation – but what does this mean for human rights at home?

Eritrea has been, rather unaffectionately, labelled as Africa’s North Korea by a large section of the Western media in recent years. The secretive state was the single largest source of refugees arriving in Europe between 2014 and 2016 – which
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06 September 18

Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea leaders meet in Asmara

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki hosted a meeting with Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday.

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22 August 18

Djibouti: from island of stability to agent of chaos?

For the past decade, Djibouti has been a tiny haven in the Horn of Africa, mostly free from the tension simmering elsewhere in the region. This has produced an influx of investment that has turned Djibouti into one of Africa’s
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16 August 18

Somali president visits Djibouti amid diplomatic tension

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo arrived in Djibouti on Thursday amid diplomatic tensions between the two Horn of Africa nations.

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02 August 18

Eritrea, Somalia agree to restore diplomatic ties

Eritrea and Somalia’s leaders have agreed to restore diplomatic relations between the two nations following years of animosity.

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31 July 18

How ports in the Horn of Africa are shaping and breaking unlikely partnerships

Eritrea and Ethiopia’s unlikely peace efforts over the past few months have inspired a renewed sense of optimism for the Horn of Africa. The region’s bitter enemies have promised to become economic partners and Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed hasn’t
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29 May 18

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again, according to the latest annual State of Piracy report by the non-profit One Earth Future’s Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) program.

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19 December 17

UNHCR chief praises Djibouti over new refugee laws

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi has praised Djibouti after the government announced that all refugees camps in the country are to be considered as villages.

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