China’s Strategy In Djibouti: Mixing Commercial And Military Interests

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China’s Growing African Footprint Could Lock The US Out From Its Lone Africa Base

On the days before and after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on his first official trip to Africa, one issue has risen as the main concern among American officials: China’s ascendant role in the African continent. Continue reading “China’s Growing African Footprint Could Lock The US Out From Its Lone Africa Base”

Djibouti Signs Port Deal With Singapore-Based Pacific International Lines

Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal Management Company has signed a deal with Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) to raise by a third the amount of cargo handled at the port, the country’s Ports and Zones Authority said on Tuesday. Continue reading “Djibouti Signs Port Deal With Singapore-Based Pacific International Lines”

US General Warns Of ‘Significant Consequences’ For Military If China Takes Control Of Key Port In Africa

The port in Djibouti, where the Pentagon has a military base, has been seized from its former operators – and US lawmakers worry it will be turned over to Beijing Continue reading “US General Warns Of ‘Significant Consequences’ For Military If China Takes Control Of Key Port In Africa”

China Dominant In Djibouti Port Spat

Geoff Hill

There are only two sea routes linking Europe with East Africa and much of Asia. Either you sail around the Cape of Good Hope or through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea.

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Arabs, Europe, U.N. Reject Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

LONDON – Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was ditching its leading role as a peace mediator. Continue reading “Arabs, Europe, U.N. Reject Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital”

Press Release: Rohingya Community Crises

The President of Republic of Somaliland;

H.E. Ahmed Mohamed (Sillanyo) Continue reading “Press Release: Rohingya Community Crises”

Football For The Stateless

By: Supriya Nair
Men don’t need passports to dream of becoming Messi, as people the world forgot know Continue reading “Football For The Stateless”

UN Leashed

The UN has long been derided as little more than a talking shop. But that is not down to the UN itself, but rather, the powerful nations that seek to use it as a tool, argues Xiaochen Su. Continue reading “UN Leashed”

New Book Offers Look At World’s Unnoticed Countries

What makes a country? What’s to stop you from planting a flag in your own front yard and declaring your home a sovereign nation? Continue reading “New Book Offers Look At World’s Unnoticed Countries”

North Korea Fires First Ballistic Missile Of Trump Era

SEOUL // North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday, drawing a strong response from US president Donald Trump who vowed “100 per cent” support for key ally Japan as he appeared with prime minister Shinzo Abe. Continue reading “North Korea Fires First Ballistic Missile Of Trump Era”

China Seizes U.S. Underwater Drone In South China Sea, Prompting A Formal Complaint

The Pentagon on Friday demanded the return of a U.S. Navy underwater drone Friday that was seized by a Chinese military vessel in the South China Sea, Continue reading “China Seizes U.S. Underwater Drone In South China Sea, Prompting A Formal Complaint”

World’s Biggest Camel Producer Targets Middle East, Asia Exports

Somalia, home to a third of the world’s camels, is targeting new export markets as it looks to boost foreign-exchange earnings from its livestock trade. Continue reading “World’s Biggest Camel Producer Targets Middle East, Asia Exports”

How A Sleeping Kyrgyz Boy Prompted Poverty Conversation

This image of a Kyrgyz boy sleeping on a piece of cardboard has triggered a furor on social media, and a wider debate about poverty in the Central Asian country. Continue reading “How A Sleeping Kyrgyz Boy Prompted Poverty Conversation”

China Sets Up Shop In Africa

By   Jeffrey Payne

China’s military strategy takes a substantial leap with the construction of its first overseas military installation in Djibouti. Continue reading “China Sets Up Shop In Africa”

Bangladesh Executes 2 Opposition Leaders Despite Concerns

New Delhi, India — Bangladesh executed two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war, a senior jail official said Sunday, despite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed and threats of violence by their supporters. Continue reading “Bangladesh Executes 2 Opposition Leaders Despite Concerns”

In Asia, Obama Takes Softer Tone On Human Rights, Corruption

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia— In Southeast Asia, President Barack Obama has taken a softer tone on human rights and corruption in a part of the world that rights groups claim is rife with abuses. Continue reading “In Asia, Obama Takes Softer Tone On Human Rights, Corruption”