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A Fieldnote on How U.S. Military Officials View the People's Liberation Army Security Base in Djibouti

The Chinese military on August 1 formally opened its first overseas military base in Doraleh, Djibouti. According to the Chinese government, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) base in Djibouti will be used to support peacekeeping and humanitarian missions in Africa and the Middle East. However, ther


Yemen: Blockade by Saudi-Led Coalition Hindering Medical Aid

SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 17, 2017-The Saudi-led coalition's continuing blockade of Yemen's ports and airports is significantly hindering the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontires (MSF) and other humanitarian organizations to provide lifesaving assistance to people in the

MSF USA - 2017-11-17 16:10:28

Chinese company signs MoU on Djibouti LNG project investment

LNG World News POLY-GCL Petroleum Group, a joint venture between China POLY Group and GCL Group, signed a memorandum of understanding with Djibouti on investing $4 billion in an LNG export project. The memorandum, signed on Monday, will be followed by negotiations over concession agreements with th

SHALEMARKETS.COM - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Djibouti signs preliminary deal with China's POLY-GCL for $4 bln gas project

DJIBOUTI, Nov 16 (Reuters) - China's POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to invest $4 billion in a natural gas project in the tiny Horn of African nation of Djibouti. The project includes a natural gas pipeline, a liquefaction plant and an export ter

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-16 09:17:50

Senegal's largest airport cleared for launch

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CNN - 2017-11-16 09:42:35

UPDATE 1-Egypt's El Sewedy Electric looking to expand, build warehouses

(Adds details, background) CAIRO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Egypt's El Sewedy Electric , the largest listed cable company in the Arab world, is working to increase its exports and aims to establish six logistics warehouses in the next five years, its chief executive said on Thursday. Ahmed El Sewedy said

REUTERS - 2017-11-16 14:25:36

Hugh Mercer first-graders get hands-on lesson in kindness, compassion

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Djibouti: Inter-agency operational update; response to the Yemen situation, October 2017 [EN/FR]

Since conflict in Yemen erupted in early 2015, thousands have been fleeing the country for safe haven. The situation has worsened as Yemenis also suffer disease and famine. Djibouti has welcomed around 38,000 Yemeni refugees, many of whom have moved on to other countries, but those who have stayed,


Why Al-Shabaab targets Kenya - and what the country can do about it

Kenya has suffered the far-reaching effects of repeated attacks by Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorist group for years. Tourism has declined. Jobs have been lost and foreign direct investment has withered. The greater Horn of Africa region bordering Somalia has also suffered, but statistics indicate


A Tough Ticket to Get: One Man's Harrowing Path Out of Yemen

Mohammed al-Jabry wanted to save his cancer-stricken grandfather. That meant getting the 69-year-old out of one of the world's most overlooked war zones: Yemen. It would require venturing through a country al-Jabry barely recognized after years of living abroad. Yemen has been decimated by the confl


Many brave cold temperatures for Veterans Day ceremony

LOGAN - It was a brisk day for a ceremony, but the cooler temperatures didn't deter dozens of people who gathered in Worthington Park Saturday to honor those who served, those who are serving and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the annual Veterans Day ceremony. The Hocking County Color


The U.S. and Others May Have Been Wrongly Sanctioning Eritrea for Years Over Alleged Al-Shabab Support

For the past eight years, Eritrea-a tiny country in East Africa-has been under a comprehensive arms embargo and tough sanctions on political leaders. The sanctions were imposed in 2009 by the U.N. Security Council after it found that Eritrea had "provided support to armed groups undermining peace an


These 5 Things Could Challenge China's Rise

During his presidency, George W. Bush famously asked Hu Jintao, then president of China, what kept him up at night. Hu replied that it was job creation: how would he be sure that he could provide employment for the twenty-five million people entering the workforce every year? Hu's China was a differ


Yemen: Key messages on the continued closure of Yemen's ports - 13 November 2017

Download PDF (243.39 KB) The man-made humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen is getting worse. Prior to the closure of Yemen's borders, over two and a half years of conflict had transformed Yemen into the world's largest food insecurity crisis, seen deplorable attacks against civilians and civilian infra


Extending Arms Embargoes on Somalia, Eritrea, Security Council Adopts Resolution 2385 (2017) by 11 votes in Favour, 4 Abstentions

SC/13065 SECURITY COUNCIL 8099TH MEETING (AM) Key Representatives Disagree on Text's Effectiveness with Sanctions, Compliance The Security Council today extended the modified arms embargo on Somalia and the authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports until 1


U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA

A U.S. Navy Sailor from Park Rapids, is nearing the end of his yearlong tour at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, as the Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa director of logistics. Captain Bruce Weidner, a U.S. Navy Reservist stationed out of San Diego, joined the active duty Navy 27 years ago in 1989.


With Nikki Haley's Africa visit, White House finally gets it right

Getty Africa Watchers, myself included, have been critical of President Trump's perceived disregard for Africa, which has been punctuated by clumsy attempts to engage the continent. When President Trump walked out of the G-20 session on Africa in Hamburg, Germany in July, substituting in his daught


UN Group Recommends Dropping Inquiry into Eritrea's Ties to Al-Shabab

After years of inquiry, the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has found no conclusive evidence of Eritrean support for al-Shabab militants in Somalia, an allegation that led to sanctions in 2009. In its latest report, the group identified violations of those sanctions and recommended that


Marine on the mound in McMinnville

After serving four years in the Marines, Cason Cunningham wanted to follow another dream and play college baseball. Linfield junior Cason Cunningham always had a dream of playing college baseball, that is, after becoming a United States Marine. "Got to go to the Maldives, Hawaii and the Philippines,


Japan's C-2 Appears at Dubai Airshow

A Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) C-2 airlifter is appearing here at the Dubai Airshow during a deployment termed a flight training exercise but obviously intended also to market the type. A second mission a week later will take a C-2 to New Zealand, where the government expects to acquire transport