Abiy Ahmed & Co: Change And Euphoria In Horn Africa, And One Of The Most Unlikely Events Of The 21st Century So Far

Are Gulf powers pushing for the unification of the Horn of Africa under the leadership of Ethiopia, and the “De-Turkification” of Somalia?

Surprised? African Migrants From The Horn Braving It To War-Torn Yemen For The Gulf, Are Far More Than Those Trying For Europe

Despite Yemen’s vicious war, a vigorous kidnapping and torture-for-ransom industry, and threats of deportation by Yemenis and Saudis, Ethiopians and Somalis continue to travel to Yemen hoping to reach the Gulf.

A Dangerous Military Race In Horn Of Africa: How The Gulf Crisis Could Lead Ethiopia, Eritrea And Djibouti To War

A meeting of the Nile Basin states called by Ugandan President Museveni broke down, a reflection of growing Egyptian-Ethiopian tensions. Egypt meanwhile is boosting military cooperation with Eritrea.

A Rough Guide To Foreign Military Bases In Africa: You’ll Be Surprised How Many There Are

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 Prodigal Son Returns: Short On Money And Friends, Egypt Rediscovers Its African Roots

A major issue is Egypt’s entrenched culture of racism against black Africans. However, there is now more than US$8 billion of Egyptian investment in the rest of Africa and it contributes a hefty 12.5% of the AU’s budget