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IGAD officially Launched the study report conducted on “Al-Shabaab as a Transnational Security Threat”Report

Horndiplomat-Today, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD’s) Security Sector Program (IGAD SSP) in collaboration with Sahan Foundation has officially launched the study report conducted on “Al-Shabaab as a Transnational Security Threat”. Al Shabaab has aspired to become a truly regional organization, with the membership and...

Tattoos in the Horn

Horndiplomat-Unique facial and body markings are used across the Horn of Africa to enhance female beauty, reports James Jeffrey adding that though popular and colorful, “ some are more controversial than others” Elegant touch In Somaliland, where woman have a reputation for elegance and paying attention...

Eritrea: High-Level Eritrean Government Delegation Attends China-Africa Cooperation Forum

Asmara — A high-level Eritrean government delegation headed by Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, Head of PFDJ Economic Affairs, has taken part in the China-Africa Cooperation Forum conducted in Beijing city, from 26 to 30 July. During the session at Ministerial level, the process registered in the...

Djibouti Joins Africa Finance Corporation

Horndiplomat-LAGOS, Nigeria, 28 July 2016,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Djibouti has become the newest member of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), an international investment grade multilateral finance institution investing in key infrastructure projects across Africa. Mr Ali Guelleh Aboubaker, Minister of Investments in the Office of the...

Ethiopia: Moving Towards Deeper Ethio-Djibouti Integration

Horndiplomat-Recently, Ethiopia hosted the 14th Ethio-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting. The two sides concluded their meeting signing of the list of agreed minutes presented by the experts on the three clusters: Political, Security and Social Affairs; Economic and Commercial issues; and the Port and...

Djibouti Telecom wins Djibouti Cup

By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar Horndiplomat-The winners were presented a trophy, 25 gold medals as well as a cash prize. Djibouti Telecom FC have beaten Dikhil FC 4-2 to clinch the Djibouti Cup, two months after winning the national football league. The hotly-contested match attracted tens of thousands...

Ethiopia, Djibouti, China to launch $4B nat. gas project

By Addis Getachew Horndiplomat-Under the project, Ethiopia could export 10M cubic meters of LNG to China each year Ethiopia says physical work on a massive $4 billion cooperative natural gas project between Ethiopia, Djibouti, and China will soon be launched. The announcement was made Thursday by Ethiopian...

Djibouti signs $75 mln financing deal for fuel imports

Horndiplomat-Djibouti has approved a $75 million financing agreement with a unit of Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank to help the Horn of Africa nation to buy refined petroleum products, its energy minister said. Energy Minister Yacin Houssein Bouh said the deal with International Islamic Trade...

Why Many Nations Have Military Bases In Djibouti

Horndiplomat-Located in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti hosts troops from the U.S., China and France. So why is Djibouti so popular for military bases? The small African nation of Djibouti will soon be home to China's first major overseas military base. In fact, several world...

Djibouti faces new kid on the block

By James Jeffrey HORNDIPLOMAT-Despite Ramadan, there is no slackening at Djibouti's ports. Under the relentless sun, whippet-thin men glistening with sweat work the docks, taking what refuge they can in the shade cast by machinery and stacks of cargo. Image copyrightJAMES JEFFREYImage captionBerbera has a long...