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Ethiopia’s premier rules out conflict with Somalia regarding Red Sea Access deal with Somaliland

Abiy Ahmed says Ethiopian, Somali peoples ‘bound by blood’
By: Anadolu Agency Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ruled out conflict with Somalia on Tuesday regarding a Red Sea Access deal with Republic of Somaliland. Ahmed told the federal parliament that Addis Ababa...

Suldaan Said Ahmed appointed as Finland’s Special Envoy on Peace Mediation in the Horn of Africa

Suldaan Said Ahmed appointed as Finland's Special Envoy on Peace Mediation in the Horn of Africa
Press Release By Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs On 23 January 2024, Finland Minister for Foreign Affairs Elina Valtonen appointed Suldaan Said Ahmed as her Special Envoy on Peace Mediation in the Horn of Africa. In...

Ethiopia’s deputy PM Demeke to be replaced by spy chief Temesgen

Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen addresses the 78th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 23, 2023. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Acquire Licensing Rights
By: REUTERS  Ethiopia's deputy prime minister Demeke Mekonnen, who has occupied the post for over 11 years under three successive prime ministers, will be replaced by spy chief Temesgen Tiruneh, a senior government official told Reuters on...

Ethiopia says Red Sea access deal with Somaliland not ‘assumption of sovereignty’ over any state

Ethiopia National Security Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Redwan Hussein
By: ANADOLU AGENCY Ethiopia on Sunday said its contentious Red Sea access deal with Somaliland is meant for cooperation and partnership and is not "annexation" or "assumption of sovereignty over the territory of any state."

Op-Ed: A Landmark Bilateral Agreement: Paving the Way for Somaliland’s Prosperity

Ethiopia, Somaliland sign “historic” MoU Allowing Ethiopia To Secure Access To Sea
By: Abdirisak Ahmed Ali Introduction: The historic meeting between officials from Somaliland and Ethiopia culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marking a transformative milestone. This pivotal agreement is poised to gain...

Ethiopia rejects Arab League stance on Somaliland agreement

Meles Alem (Ambassador), spokesperson Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
By: The reporter Ethiopia Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it categorically rejects the Arab League’s position on the recent understanding between Ethiopia and Somaliland, calling the League’s statement against the deal a “snub to Africa.”

Igad urges dialogue to end Ethiopia-Somalia row

Leaders pose for 'family photo' during the 42nd Extraordinary Assembly of Igad Heads of State in Uganda on January 18, 2024. From left: African Union Commission chair Moussa Faki, Igad Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu, and Presidents William Ruto of Kenya, Djibouti's Ismail Omar Guelleh, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Somalia's Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. PHOTO | PCS
By: THEEASTAFRICAN Leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) have called for a de-escalation of tensions between Ethiopia and Somalia. The meeting, chaired by Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti and Chairman...

Somaliland rejects Arab League statement over maritime deal with Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Somaliland sign “historic” MoU Allowing Ethiopia To Secure Access To Sea
In a statement released today, Somaliland expressed its rejection of the statement made by the Arab League during an extraordinary meeting on January 17, 2024, regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed between Ethiopia and Somaliland. The statement...

White House ‘Troubled’ by Deal Between Ethiopia and Somaliland

John Kirby, director of strategic communications for the National Security Council
By: VOA The White House sees national security concerns in a recent agreement giving Ethiopia leasing rights to the Red Sea coastline in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region, administration officials said Tuesday. But experts questioned Washington's commitment and...

Türkiye likely to extend Gulf of Aden mission amid Red Sea tensions

The Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik, prepares to sail toward the coast of Somalia for a NATO mission, Muğla, Türkiye, Feb. 1, 2010. (AP Photo)
BY DAILY SABAH WITH AGENCIES The Turkish naval staff deployed to the Gulf of Aden, Somali territorial waters and the Arabian Sea will see their mandate end on Feb. 10, but President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday...