The “incidents” include suspicious activity, failed attacks, and, for the first time in two years, hijackings and kidnappings
The UAE has already “all but annexed” Socotra island, a poor, remote, and ecologically unique part of Yemen, off the coast of the Horn of Africa
Does Nkurunziza hope to tap into the anti-Rwanda sentiment that runs in SADC, fuelled partly by rivalry between Kigali and DRC, a SADC member?
It occurs in two-year cycles of positive (warmer) and negative (cooler) sea temperatures, and has become more extreme due to climate change. A negative Indian Ocean Dipole results in less rainfall over East Africa.
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