Port Deal Underscores Djibouti’s Reliance On Ethiopia

[ISS] When Djibouti makes international headlines, it is usually in connection with the many superpowers that have built military bases on its shore. France, the United States, China, Italy and Japan all have a major military presence in the tiny East …

[ISS] When Djibouti makes international headlines, it is usually in connection with the many superpowers that have built military bases on its shore. France, the United States, China, Italy and Japan all have a major military presence in the tiny East African nation. But for Djibouti's government, there is another major power that is even more important: Ethiopia.

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Conflict Prevention As Pragmatic Response to a Twofold Crisis – Liberal Interventionism and Burundi

[Chatham House] Contemporary conflict prevention depends on information gathering and knowledge production about developments within the borders of a state, whose internal affairs have been deemed precarious by external actors. The international commun…

[Chatham House] Contemporary conflict prevention depends on information gathering and knowledge production about developments within the borders of a state, whose internal affairs have been deemed precarious by external actors. The international community, especially the United Nations (UN), calls this early warning and early action. However, for governments whose affairs are considered in need of monitoring, preventive endeavours--and the knowledge production they entail-- can be seen as 'early aggression'. In this artic

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Somali Forces Clash With Al Shabaab in Mogadishu, 1 Dead

[Shabelle] At least one soldier was killed and several were wounded in Mogadishu after Somali security forces clashed with Al Shabaab militants on Monday, Police and witnesses said. The clash came following an attack against Somali Intelligence officer…

[Shabelle] At least one soldier was killed and several were wounded in Mogadishu after Somali security forces clashed with Al Shabaab militants on Monday, Police and witnesses said. The clash came following an attack against Somali Intelligence officers on a security patrol in a remote area in Kahda district which left one soldier dead and several wounded.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Tinubu and the Sisyphean Task

[Guardian] Sisyphus, a king of Corinth and ancestor of Bellerophone, is, according to classical mythology, condemned to roll a huge stone though it always rolls down again.

[Guardian] Sisyphus, a king of Corinth and ancestor of Bellerophone, is, according to classical mythology, condemned to roll a huge stone though it always rolls down again.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria