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Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Why Regional Integration in Africa Is Desirable

Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Why Regional Integration in Africa Is Desirable

Unexpectedly, I received volumes of comments, questions and compliments in response to a piece published in this column earlier in the month. The vast majority of comments indicated that most of us are not aware of the happenings in the Horn of Africa. I was left puzzled that some people did not know that Sudan, […]

Rwanda’s Kagame Tells Djibouti ‘African Unity Not Theory’

Rwanda’s Kagame Tells Djibouti ‘African Unity Not Theory’

President Paul Kagame has said that African unity is the most practical way for the continent to reach its potential and to make the most of globalisation. President Kagame made the remarks in Djibouti yesterday while addressing the country’s parliament and cabinet on the last day of his two-day official visit. Kagame told the lawmakers […]

Ethiopia, Djibouti Talks Bode Well for Horn Region

Ethiopia, Djibouti Talks Bode Well for Horn Region

This week, prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had presented a six month performance assessment report of his government to the House of Peoples Representatives. Foreign relation and diplomacy were among the overarching themes. The kernel of the tasks in the diplomatic sphere were fighting out poverty and sparing the country the attendant ills of this carcinogenic […]

Ethiopia, Djibouti Elevate Ties With Infrastructural Connectivity – Premier

Ethiopia, Djibouti Elevate Ties With Infrastructural Connectivity – Premier

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said Ethiopia and Djibouti would expand joint infrastructural development activities that ensure mutual benefits. The Premier made the remark on Monday while holding talks with Djibouti’s Minister of Economy and Finance Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh. The two sides exchanged views on the joint protection of the Ethio-Djibouti railway line and the planned […]

Faith and Money From the Middle East Fuelling Tensions in the Horn of Africa

Faith and Money From the Middle East Fuelling Tensions in the Horn of Africa

Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together. Religion has also played a part. The expansion of Wahhabism – the interpretation of Islam propagated by Saudi Arabia – has been funded by the massive oil wealth of the kingdom. […]

Investment Minister Welcomes Djiboutian Desire to Invest in Agricultural Sector

Investment Minister Welcomes Djiboutian Desire to Invest in Agricultural Sector

The Minister of Investment Mudathir Abdal-Ghani Abdal-Rahman stressed, in a meeting with the Djibouti Minister of Housing, Rehabilitation and Environment Musa Mohamed Ahmed, the importance of developing the economic cooperation through revitalization of the joint ministerial committee to accomplish the mutual interests of the two countries. The minister stressed his ministry full cooperation with the […]

Khatumo Leader Ali Khalif Galaydh in Djibouti for a Peace Deal

Khatumo Leader Ali Khalif Galaydh in Djibouti for a Peace Deal

Khaatumo regional state leader Ali Khalif Galaydh is in Djibouti for talks with Somaliland over continued conflict between the two regions. A source has told Radio Dalsan that a peace deal is expected to be signed between the two at a meeting in Djibouti. Ali Khalif Galaydh travelled to Hargeysa on Sunday then flew to […]

17 million people in the Horn of Africa face food crisis – Food and Agriculture Organisation

17 million people in the Horn of Africa face food crisis – Food and Agriculture Organisation

Over 17 million people in the Horn of Africa face food crisis, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao). Those people are from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, the according to the agency, attributing the situation to widespread drought in the Horn of Africa due to few […]

New African Railways Ride on Chinese Loans

New African Railways Ride on Chinese Loans

Earlier this month, the first train rumbled down the tracks of a $3.4 billion electric railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti and its access to the Red Sea. The 750-kilometer (466 miles) line, expected to carry up to five million tons of goods per year, promises to have a massive impact on the economies of […]

Humans are destroying the world; wildlife populations plunge 60% in just two generations

Humans are destroying the world; wildlife populations plunge 60% in just two generations

When you take a look at the Earth as a whole, people are responsible for the vast majority of its problems. From all of the pollution, to the terrorism and destruction, human beings do not treat our planet with the respect that it deserves. While it is easy to pass off these issues as not […]

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