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Djibouti to spend $330 mln on port expansion

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Djibouti plans to spend US$330 million on expanding its port, an exercise that is expected to be complete by 2014 and to...

Ethiopia doubts Eritrea’s intentions in border deal

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Ethiopia says a border agreement by Eritrea and Djibouti to end their two-year stand-off should be taken with scepticism because arch-foe Eritrea...

Russia welcomes Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute settlement

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The Russian Foreign Ministry said in an official statement that "as a result of intensive diplomatic efforts undertaken over the past few...

Qatar to deploy troops to Djibouti and Eritrea

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A high military delegation led by the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Army arrived in Djibouti as a part of diplomacy...

African Union welcomes Eritrea, Djibouti mediation deal

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The African Union recently lent support to a mediation agreement between Eritrea and Djibouti, whose bitter border standoff is seen as potentially...

Piracy prompts Japan to open naval base in Djibouti

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Japan is opening its first overseas army base in Djibouti, a small African state strategically located at the southern end of the...

Eritrea will bow to UN sanctions: Djibouti

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United Nations sanctions imposed on Eritrea last year will stop it interfering in Somalia, Djibouti's foreign minister says. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf told...

Ethiopia, Djibouti row erupts over new port directive

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A row has erupted between Ethiopia and the government of Djibouti over the latter's promulgation of a new directive, issued last week...

Eritrea appeals for Arab sympathy

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With his brinkmanship diplomacy facing a dead-end, Eritrea's strong man, Isaias Afwerki, approached members of the League of Arab States ("Arab League"),...

Somalia, neighbours prepare for assault on al Shabaab

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Countries bordering Somalia are planning to coordinate a major assault against positions held by al- Shabaab militia in Somalia, using ethnic Somali...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...