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Locusts swarm into crisis-hit South Sudan as plague spreads across east Africa

Invasion is further food shortages in country struggling with drought and legacy of civil war Swarms of locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across east Africa have reached South Sudan, already reeling from widespread hunger and years of civil war, the country’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday.Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti are battling the worst locust outbreak in decades, and swarms have also spread into Tanzania and Uganda.
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Ethiopians face deserts and smugglers on the way to Saudi

LAC ASSAL, Djibouti (AP) — “Patience,” Mohammed Eissa told himself. The sun was brutal, reflecting off the thick layer of salt encrusting the barren earth around Lac Assal, a lake 10 times saltier than the ocean. People here say they belong to migrants who like Eissa embarked on an epic journey of hundreds of miles, from villages and towns in Ethiopia, through the Horn of Africa countries Djibouti or Somalia, then across the sea and through the war-torn country of Yemen.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Horn of Africa, Eissa, Lac Assal, LAC ASSAL Djibouti, Mohammed Eissa

Djibouti Part 4 Snorkeling

Our last day is what I was greatly looking forward to. After we had left the interior and returned to Djibouti City again with another stop at the Casino supermarket we went to a hotel for our last night. Finally a shower S and I shared a room she
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Djibouti Part 3 Ardoukoba Volcano

We woke up on the shores of Lac Assal wind beaten but ready for our next adventure. While we waited for another breakfast of bread and coffee I grabbed one of my granola bars some of our group talked to the local people who had set up our camp and made
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We will end female genital mutilation only by backing frontline activists

From the Gambia to Kenya, FGM has been fought most successfully at grassroots level. The world must pay heed I underwent female genital mutilation at the age of seven, while on holiday in Djibouti. When I returned to school in the UK my teacher told me that this happened to “girls like me”.Thankfully, this type of reaction is no longer common, and this country is much better equipped to protect girls at risk. FGM is now seen as a global issue, which we know has affected more than 200 million wom...
Tags: Health, UK, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Kenya, Fgm, Gambia, Djibouti, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Women's rights and gender equality

Kenya Sees U.S.-Africa Trade Pace-Setter Role; Warns on Security

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on TwitterKenya, set to negotiate a free-trade agreement with the U.S., sees itself as a pace-setter for bilateral deals with the world’s biggest economy in sub-Saharan Africa while remaining committed to integration on the continent, President Uhuru Kenyatta said.“We are definitely not breaking away -- Kenya has no intention whatsoever,” Kenyatta said when asked about the nation’s bilateral move with the U.S. at an...
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Djibouti Part 2 Lac Assal

So after our lunch stop during our road trip to Lac Assal my friends and I in the 'cool' car really enjoyed our time on the road. So I don't remember a whole bunch about the ride. We made a couple of stops including me apparently purchasing some obsi
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Djibouti Part 1 Lake Abbe

The local adventure travel group I typically use was offering a 5day trip to Djibouti Moonscapes and Whale Sharks. Of course I was on board when my coworker said I should go. We had an early morning flight on Ethiopian Airlines meeting up before boardi
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Can’t find the Middle East on a map? Here’s why.

If the Middle East is easier to find in the news than on the map, there's a good reason for that.The term is a fairly recent invention with myriad definitions and applications.In some versions, it extends further west than Ireland and as far north as Copenhagen. (Not) finding Iran At the start of January, as America's assassination of Iran's general Qasem Soleimani brought the two countries to the brink of war, there it was again: proof that most Americans can't find their #1 foreign enemy on ...
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Fear and Confusion as Fighters Overran a U.S. Airfield

WASHINGTON -- Armed with rifles and explosives, about a dozen al-Shabab fighters destroyed an American surveillance plane as it was taking off and ignited an hourslong gunfight this month on a sprawling military base in Kenya that houses U.S. troops. By the time al-Shabab was done, portions of the airfield were burning, and three Americans were dead.Surprised by the attack, U.S. commandos took around an hour to respond. Many of the local Kenyan forces, assigned to defend the base, hid in the gra...
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London court orders Djibouti to restore DP World's rights over Doraleh port - WAM

A London arbitration court has ordered Djibouti to restore DP World's right to operate the Doraleh Container Terminal as detailed under a 2006 concession deal within two months or pay damages, the state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.
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DP World wins ruling against Djibouti over seized port

DP World wins ruling against Djibouti over seized port:DP World said Tuesday it has won another arbitration ruling against Djibouti over the African country’s seizure of a container terminal managed by the Dubai-based global port operator. The company said a London tribunal ordered Djibouti to restore its rights and benefits under a 2006 concession agreement governing the Doraleh port within two months or pay damages. DP World estimates it has lost $1 billion since Djibouti took over the termina...
Tags: Travel, London, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Ethiopia, Djibouti, DP World, Somaliland, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Doraleh

Japan Approves Ship Dispatch for Middle East Intel Gathering

(Bloomberg) -- Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved the dispatch of a Self-Defense Forces ship to waters close to a Middle Eastern flash point on an intelligence-gathering mission, which would be separate from U.S.-led operations in the area.The naval vessel will carry about 200 personnel and one or two helicopters, according to documents distributed to reporters by the government, which didn’t say where the ship will be based. The intelligence-gathering unit will also include two planes currently...
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Review: The Great Green Wall

— by BEV QUESTAD — Inna Modja, a wildly popular Malian-French singer, takes a stunning journey across Africa, from Senegal on the Pacific to Djibouti on the Red Sea. As she travels, she and her band create music and collaborate with other singers and instrumentalists along the way. Her inspiration is The Great Green Wall. […]
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We've reviewed our travel advice for Djibouti to include information on local travel. See Travel. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Djibouti overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

By ELIAS MESERET, CARA ANNA and GEIR MOULSON ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s two-decade border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the “important reforms” that Abiy, Ethiopia’s leader since April 2018, has launched at home. The prize comes as Abiy faces pressure to uphold the sweeping freedoms he introduced, and critics warn that his ability to...
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The African nation at the center of a US-China tug of war

A dirt track at Djibouti's Doraleh Port leads to a series of unassuming single-story buildings that, earlier this year, hosted the world's two superpowers.
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China and the US face off in Djibouti

A dirt track at Djibouti's Doraleh Port leads to a series of unassuming single-story buildings that, earlier this year, hosted the world's two superpowers.
Tags: News, China, US, Stories, Djibouti, Doraleh Port

China and the United States face off in Djibouti as the world powers fight for influence in Africa

The China's People Liberation Army (PLA) first overseas base in Djibouti sits next to one of Djibouti's main ports -- and is a 15-minute drive from the US military's only permanent base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier.
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China will build string of military bases around world, says Pentagon

Locations could include Middle East, Pakistan, and western Pacific to protect Belt and Road Initiative, report saysThe US Defense Department expects China to add military bases around the world to protect its investments in it ambitious One Belt One Road global infrastructure program, according to an official report released on Thursday.Beijing currently has just one overseas military base, in Djibouti, but is believed planning others, including possibly Pakistan, as it seeks to project itself a...
Tags: China, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Pakistan, Pentagon, Pacific, US defense department, Djibouti, One Belt One Road, Belt and Road Initiative, Middle East Pakistan

African soccer president denies bribery allegations

DJIBOUTI (AP) — The president of the African soccer confederation has denied allegations of bribery against him made by a high-ranking official at his body who was then fired. CAF president Ahmad, who goes by one name, said he had no control over finances at the confederation after former secretary general Amr Fahmy accused him […]
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A Remarkable Rail Journey Into the Horn of Africa’s Past, and Future

A new train from the Ethiopian capital to the Djibouti coast offers a desert journey into parts of North Africa that have been off the tourist track.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Railroads, Deserts, North Africa, Djibouti, Horn of Africa, Travel and Vacations, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia

London court orders Djibouti to pay $385 million for exclusivity breach - UAE news agency

The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that the London Court of International Arbitration had ordered Djibouti to pay Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT), partially owned by DP World, $385 million plus interest for a breach of exclusivity.
Tags: London, Money, businessNews, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Djibouti, DP World, London Court of International Arbitration, Doraleh Container Terminal DCT

Al-Shabab says it executed 4 accused spies in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic extremist group says it has executed four men accused of spying for the British, Djibouti and Somali intelligence agencies. Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station on Sunday, saying they were carried out by a firing squad in a public square in Kamsuma, a town in […]
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Macron in Kenya, 1st French leader there since independence

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be in Kenya today in the first visit by a French leader since the East African nation’s independence in 1963. This is the latest stop in Macron’s Africa tour, followed by Ethiopia and Djibouti, focusing on investment and security in a region of increasing strategic importance. […]
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Macron warns of Chinese risk to African sovereignty

Macron arrived in Djibouti looking to reassert French influence in a former colony on the Horn of Africa where China has built a military base and invested billions of dollars in infrastructure. The French leader, who will also visit Kenya and Ethiopia on his current tour, cautioned that conditions attached to Chinese loans could be dangerous in the long term. "China is a great world power and has expanded its presence in many countries, especially in Africa, in recent years," he said alongsid...
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France’s Macron eyes investments in strategic Djibouti

DJIBOUTI (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is offering support for Djibouti to boost its economy and pursue further peace in the Horn of Africa region. Macron met with Djibouti’s President Omar Guelleh, who encouraged French companies to invest in local infrastructure. Macron heads later Tuesday to Ethiopia as part of an African trip aimed […]
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As China prevails, France's Macron shuffles his cards in Djibouti

Djibouti, strategically located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea on the route to the Suez Canal, hosts France's largest naval base on the continent and is home to some 1,400 personnel used to train African troops as well as to monitor the Horn of Africa and Yemen. "France considered Djibouti for too long to be a territory that was won," said a senior French diplomat based in the region. "But now the competition from China is fierce." Those comments echoed President Ismail Omar Guelleh'...
Tags: Science, France, China, Djibouti, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Horn of Africa, Ismail Omar Guelleh, Macron, Yemen France

Ethiopian migrants brave Yemen's war to find a better life in Saudi Arabia

They trudge, exhausted, along the desolate winding road to Obock in northern Djibouti, flanked on either side by a black, alien landscape created millennia ago by volcanic eruptions.
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The Ethiopian migrants braving Yemen's war to find a better life in Saudi Arabia

The economic migrants walk for days to Djibouti, to risk their lives to make the crossing to the Arabian Peninsula with no concept of the horrors that await them.
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