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Russia to Build Military Bases in 6 African Countries

“The speculative report is an utterly false and mere extension of a covert and pathetic smear campaign” – Eritrea’s Minister of Information

Russia was “contractually assured” it would be allowed to build military bases in Eritrea, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Sudan. (Photo: Russian Defense Ministry)

BY TESFANEWS*

Russia is moving to expand its sphere of influence in Africa through new military bases in a move military experts say is aimed at building a military force in the form of a Russian-type AFRICOM capable of competing with the role the US military command in Africa (US AFRICOM) plays. Continue reading Russia to Build Military Bases in 6 African Countries

The Great Game in the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa appears to be gearing towards a new order set off by a global competition of strategic interest by great powers in Africa.

BY MEHARI TADDELE MARU | TRT WORLD

The Horn of Africa appears to be gearing towards a new order set off by a global competition of strategic interest by great powers in Africa. In addition to internal political upheavals, the competition is precipitated by a struggle for influence in the region by the US and China. Continue reading The Great Game in the Horn of Africa

Djibouti – The Superpowers’ Playground

“We don’t have anything else but location” – Djibouti

By The Economist,

AT 2pm in the tiny African state of Djibouti everything stops. As the sun burns high in the sky people retreat to their homes, save for a few men lying in the shade of colonial-era walkways, chewing qat leaves that bring on a hazy high. In the soporific heat you would be forgiven for thinking that time had forgotten the New Jersey-sized nation. Yet its quiet stability within the volatile Horn of Africa has made the country of just 875,000 people a hub for the world’s superpowers. Continue reading Djibouti – The Superpowers’ Playground