Category Archives: Politics

Nairobi, Kenya, hotel and office complex rocked by explosions, gunfire

NAIROBI, Kenya � A blast and heavy gunfire sent workers fleeing for their lives at an upscale hotel and office complex in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday.

“We are under attack,” one person in an office inside the complex told Reuters, …

Desert Locust Bulletin 483 (December 2018)

General situation during November 2018

Forecast until mid-January 2019

Desert Locust outbreak develops in Sudan and Eritrea

Favourable ecological conditions and extensive breeding caused a Desert Locust outbreak to develop in the winter breeding areas along the Red Sea coast …


BUJUMBURA, Burundi looks set for yet another clash with the African Union, after its army said it opposed a request to withdraw 1,000 soldiers serving in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by Feb 28.

Burundi Army Spokesman, Colonel Floribert … Analysis: Violent Qemant dispute fueling explosive Amhara-Tigray divide

In early November, a Qemant community militia erected a checkpoint to search for weapons as people passed through their district in Amhara region.

The travelers were attending an event recognizing that Negade Bahir, a town of around 7,000 people, would …

Trump’s Africa strategy should have cast China as a regional partner, not a global adversary

US President Donald Trump has finally approved a New Africa Strategy. His national security adviser, John Bolton, described the contents on 13 December at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington. He began positively, declaring that:

lasting stability, prosperity, independence and …

Ethiopia Reopens Embassy in Eritrean Capital

Ethiopia has reopened its embassy in Eritrea, the latest step in rapidly improving bilateral ties that have reversed two-decades of conflict between the two countries.

Ethiopia’s state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting company said Thursday that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reopened the embassy …