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The Minister drew particular attention to Somaliland's achievements as a democratic and dynamic country in the last decades, and to the fact that international recognition could improve prosperity in the whole Horn of Africa by fostering foreign ...
Somali pirates have reportedly hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel off the Horn of Africa to use it as a mothership in attacking bigger and more valuable ships, Press TV reported.
A severe drought is ravaging the Horn of Africa, with at least 17 million people facing hunger across eight countries, including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
The consequences of South Sudan's conflict are significant for US interests. peace could be an early win for the Trump administration.
But, "as always in the Horn of Africa, politics is the Achilles heel," says Verhoeven. "If you've been studying this region, then you know how quickly and how dramatically things can change.
Ten Christians have been arrested in Eritrea ahead of a protest vigil in the name of Christian prisoners who died in captivity in the Horn of Africa nation. According to Open Doors USA, no charges have been pressed against the group, which includes ...
26 years on, Somaliland's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterates the case for independence. In recent weeks, East Africa has made headline news for all the wrong reasons.
The current drought situation in the Horn of Africa is worryingly familiar, and according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the situation is deteriorating faster than expected.
A recent report released by Larry Gostin of Georgetown Law school disclosed that under Tedros' reign and chief health officer of the Horn of Africa country, the Ethiopian government covered up a cholera outbreak, at the time referring to it as an acute ...
Ethiopian goldsmiths were famed for creating eye-catching ornaments and beautiful decorative objects in the Horn of Africa.
... and to free the democratic space. Both groups whiles admitting the key role - economically and security wise - that Ethiopia played in the Horn of Africa region, said it was unacceptable that the government continued to stifle dissent and arrest ...
Measles outbreaks have now being reported in three drought-affected countries in the Horn of Africa, including Ethiopia (3481 cases), Kenya (11 cases) and Somalia (7,031 cases).
A senior European diplomat has warned the growing military presence of the United Arab Emirates in the Horn of Africa could prompt conflict in the region and add to massive migration towards Europe as well as create extremism and a threat to European ...
Speck-sized Djibouti, sitting directly across the water from Yemen in the Horn of Africa, has been benefitting from Chinese largesse that has strengthened the power of the ruling family.
Some 90,000 young migrants from the Horn of Africa were displaced either internally or across borders due to conflict in South Sudan and other regional instability.
"The hunger threat has repeated in sub-Saharan Africa, notably in the Horn of Africa, was caused by a new drought," Yildiz said at the opening of an event sponsored by Turkey, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the UN ...
A Danish Air Force Challenger. The Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) has deployed a Challenger 604 maritime surveillance aircraft to support the French-led Combined Maritime Force (CMF), which was set up to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean waters off the ...
There has been an ever rising demand of the people in the Horn of Africa for regional peace and stability. IN recognition of that, nations in the region have exerted various efforts under the auspice of the African Union Commission in a bid to ease the ...
A Danish Air Force Challenger. The Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) has deployed a Challenger 604 maritime surveillance aircraft to support the French-led Combined Maritime Force (CMF), which was set up to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean waters off the ...
Kenya drought From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya, (CAJ News) -WORSENING drought and conflict have triggered a wave of displacements, disease and death in the Horn of Africa region.Central, northwestern and southeastern Kenya, Uganda's ...
Although promoted in the name of "political reform," "economic development," and "drought relief," the "London Conference on Somalia," hosted by the British government in London from May 12 to 13, served as a planning forum for imperialist military ...
The government of landlocked Ethiopia secured rights to access and use the Red Sea port of Berbera in Somaliland at which Dubai-based DP World has just ...
Sudden spike draws attention of human rights groups as well as local European Union delegation which has asked authorities to enact moratorium on death ...
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc is changing its attitude towards Africa after the massive increases in migration in the past few years.
Maritime police are seen aboard oil tanker Aris-13, which was released by pirates, as it sails to dock on the shores of the Gulf of Aden in the city of Bosasso, ...
Right now, 17 million people in the Horn of Africa are at risk of starvation. Massive crop failures, due to lack of rainfall, have led to a problem so dire that senior United Nations officials called this the worst humanitarian crisis they have faced ...
Rainfall The late onset of seasonal rains (March-May) has affected central, northwestern and southeastern Kenya, Uganda's Karamoja region, and southern and ...
Mixed migration flows within, from and to the East Africa and Yemen region continued to be affected by a number of complex dynamics, including conflict, drought and economic reasons among others.
The recent hijacking of a ship by Somali pirates was the first such incident off the Horn of Africa since 2012, and more ships are being targeted off West Africa.
They spoke at a high-level conference to address the Horn of Africa nation's deepening humanitarian and security crisis.
Gerry Northwood, of maritime security firm MAST and a former British royal navy captain with experience commanding warships in the region, said the area around the Horn of Africa and a section of water known as the Socotra Gap - between Somalia and ...
Vulnerable populations in Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya continue to face life-threatening acute food insecurity, following delayed and erratic seasonal rains across the Horn of Africa, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early ...
navy Petty Officer 1st Class Celeste Dunlap, left, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa's command fitness leader, reviews scores with an assistant command fitness leader at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 28, 2017.
NIAMEY, Niger (SomaliUpdate Online) - On the opening day of its 60th Ordinary Session, DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa human rights Defenders Project) called on the African Commission on Human and Peoples' rights (ACHPR) to urge the ...
The panoramic article by Desta reviews the Information and communications technology for peace (ICT4P) literature on the Horn of Africa (the Horn) and showcases the varying levels towards which peacebuilders in the Horn have been able to exploit the ...
The Horn of Africa is facing one of the worst droughts in decades, leaving more than 14 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in urgent need of food assistance.
After taking advice from The Foreign Policy Committee, the government today decided to deploy a detachment consisting of a Challenger airplane to support the ...
Updated | A U.S. soldier has been killed during an operation targeting al-Shabab in Somalia, the first American service member to be killed in the Horn of Africa country in more than 20 years. The U.S. military command in Africa (AFRICOM) said on ...
Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Middle East and Africa to "reaffirm key U.S. military alliances" and engage with strategic partners.
Ethiopia is one of several African states in the Horn of Africa and East Africa suffering from drought, but has more resources and infrastructure to cope than many.
After being forced out by international naval forces in the late-2000s, piracy seems to have returned with a vengeance to the Horn of Africa. The increase in maritime banditry in the region is a blow to the long battle to stem piracy that has been ...
Somalia, a country of 12.3m, has one of the most illustrious histories among Muslim states, prosperous for thousands of years as a trading nation perched on the strategic Horn of Africa, an early convert to Islam. As with all of Africa, it went into ...
On World Press Freedom Day, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the ever-present and evolving threats facing journalists working in volatile political context, often thrust onto the front lines of human rights defence as they report on ...
The U.N. refugee agency is issuing an urgent warning: The risk of mass deaths from starvation in the Horn of Africa is growing, making the humanitarian crisis inevitable.
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 ...
The Horn of Africa will receive additional 59 million euros to improve stability in the region and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement.
Nairobi (Xinhua) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday that it has secured 10.7 million U.S. dollars to help roll back famine in South Sudan and to assist hungry people in Horn of Africa countries hit by drought. WFP Regional Director for ...
Nairobi - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$10.7 million (75 million Danish Krone) contribution from the government of Denmark to help roll back famine in South Sudan and to assist hungry people in Horn of Africa ...
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed addresses women leaders at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on February 1, 2017. She urged the US to bolster its relations with Kenya and help it fight al-Shabaab.


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