Archive for the ‘Djibouti’ Category

The Horn Of Africa States: Conflict, Crises, And Capitalism

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the Horn of Africa: It is quite clear that there is an intense almost cut-throat competition for the Horn of Africa States region lately, involving major, middle and even regional powers. This is no longer ideological as was in the past between capitalism and communism but economic and access to […]

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How Tiny Djibouti Said ‘No’ to the US Over Houthi Red Sea Attacks

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a look at Djibouti, the East African country that is host to Chinese, French and US naval bases — but it has warned Washington not to use its territory to confront militants attacking global trade: Captain Mohammed Houssein Omar patrols one of the most dangerous coastlines in the world. Until the Israel-Hamas […]

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Global Strategic and Economic Interest In Djibouti

Via Frontera News, a look at international strategic and economic interest in Djibouti: It was no accident that James “Mad Dog” Mattis made Djibouti one of his first overseas trips as US Secretary of Defence, this tiny African country on the Horn of Africa is home to the USA’s only African military base, a significant hub for […]

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An East African Port Deal the World Should Applaud

Via The National Interest, commentary on how – although many are skeptical of the newly announced deal between Ethiopia and Somaliland – it has the potential to benefit the entire region of the Horn of Africa, Egypt, and the Red Sea: Many countries’ skepticism of a recently announced deal that gives Ethiopia naval basing rights in […]

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The China-Built Addis-Djibouti Railway Gains Steam

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at a new approach to utilizing the potential of the two-country railway line between Ethiopia and Djibouti has already been producing several of the desired results. A people-centered turn is yet to come: The Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway (AADR) has been in operation since 2018 – the year when we […]

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U.S.-China Tensions Have a New Front: West Africa

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on the competition between the U.S. and China to secure relationships in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea: In August, Ali Bongo, then-president of the Central African nation of Gabon, made a startling revelation to a top White House aide: During a meeting at his presidential palace, Bongo admitted he […]

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