Ethiopia has already signed several power purchase agreements with countries in the region, including Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania.
China will pay $100M rent annually for its military base – more than what the US and France pay, and has turned Djibouti into region’s securest and biggest port.
The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M
The world is less peaceful than it was in 2008, and the divide between more and less peaceful countries is getting starker
Electoral events this year highlight the manipulation, intimidation and contestation that mar democratisation processes in Africa. Yet despite these setbacks, some were considered transparent, free and fair