An ex-Djibouti military man has been accused of committing treason, a move which saw him arrested and detained, sparking demonstrations on Friday, in an incident which has seen neighbouring Eritrea also sucked into the controversy. Continue reading Detention and Torture of ex-Air Force Pilot Ignites Djibouti Protest
Lamu Port could fail to attract Ethiopia and South Sudan markets who might opt for the Djibouti and Eritrea ports, according to the Shippers Council of East Africa (SCEA).
The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project pegs its sustainability on the two countries.
According to the shippers council, the end of political and economic wars between Ethiopia and Eritrea following the July 2018 peace has created a conducive environment for trade. Continue reading Kenya Fears Eritrea, Djibouti Threat to Lamu Port, Lapsset Corridor
Ethiopia’s new Navy will be based in Djibouti and the naval command head office will be in Bahir Dar. When Abiy Ahmed became Prime Minister, he announced that the country would rebuild its navy, redeeming its dissolution which occurred during the regime change in 1991 when the nation lost its water outlets. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Navy to be Based in Djibouti
BY AGGREY MUTAMBO | DAILY NATION
Kenya and Djibouti could both miss out on the chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) as the regional bloc seeks to resolve simmering differences between Horn of Africa countries. Continue reading Kenya-Djibouti Row Delays Choice of New IGAD Leader
BY AGGREY MUTAMBO | DAILY NATION
Services at the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) could be crippled following a stalemate on who becomes chief executive officer and chairman of the bloc.
Normally a calm organisation focusing on Horn of Africa’s political scene, members seeking to lead IGAD for the first time since its formation in 1996 are agitated. Continue reading IGAD Battles Internal Wrangles
A London Court of International Arbitration has ordered Djibouti government to pay $385 million plus interest in compensation to UAE global ports operator DP World for unilaterally breaching a 50-year concession contract over the Doraleh Container Terminal. Continue reading Court Ordered Djibouti to Compensate DP World With $385m
Based on the production sharing agreement, the Ethiopian government has a 15 percent stake while China’s Poly-GCL owns a majority 85 percent.
BY FANA BC
Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed an agreement to construct a 767km natural gas pipeline project linking the two countries.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Dr Samuel Hurcato, and Minister of Energy in Charge of Natural Resources of Djibouti, Mr Yonis Guedi, signed the agreement in Addis Ababa today. Continue reading Ethiopia, Djibouti Sign $4b Gas Pipeline Construction Project Deal
BY TARIKU DEBRETSION
Within a few months of signing a peace and cooperation agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in Asmara on July 7, 2018, things are changing at a staggering speed.
Telecommunications between the two countries have quickly resumed. Ethiopians and Eritreans at the border jumped at the opportunity to visit and trade with each other without even waiting for formal structures to be put in place. Continue reading The Dawn of a New Era in the Horn of Africa