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Russia to Build Military Bases in 6 African Countries

“The speculative report is an utterly false and mere extension of a covert and pathetic smear campaign” – Eritrea’s Minister of Information

Russia was “contractually assured” it would be allowed to build military bases in Eritrea, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Sudan. (Photo: Russian Defense Ministry)

BY TESFANEWS*

Russia is moving to expand its sphere of influence in Africa through new military bases in a move military experts say is aimed at building a military force in the form of a Russian-type AFRICOM capable of competing with the role the US military command in Africa (US AFRICOM) plays. Continue reading Russia to Build Military Bases in 6 African Countries

Press Release // Al-Jazeera’s Relentless Campaigns of Disinformation

Al-Jezeera have started, once again, spewing false and ludicrous allegations against Eritrea; this time re: a secret UAE run military prison in Assab.

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

The Doha-based Al-Jezeera TV Stations – both English and Arabic Channels – have been spewing false and vicious news about Eritrea this week. This is not, of course, the first time for these Channels to broadcast ludicrous allegations against Eritrea. Continue reading Press Release // Al-Jazeera’s Relentless Campaigns of Disinformation

No Worries If Russia Opens Military Base in Eritrea: U.S. Official

NOTICE: Please be advised that the following story by the Addis Fortune reporter was found to be misleading and inaccurate. Please read the official transcript of the press briefing HERE.

Misplaced Concern, or? So far, neither Russia nor Eritrea had expressed intentions to open a military base on Eritrean soil. (Photo: Donald Yamamoto (right) and new US Ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor (centre) © Addis Fortune)

BY SAMSON BERHANE | ADDIS FORTUNE

At a time when western powers are vying to open a military base in the Horn of Africa, a high official of the United States government, in a press briefing held last Friday, signaled that his government would not have a problem if Russia opened a military base in Eritrea. Continue reading No Worries If Russia Opens Military Base in Eritrea: U.S. Official

UAE Can Fly Warplanes from New Berbera Base

Somaliland Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire said, the U.A.E. armed forces can launch military attacks from the Berbera base with the preliminary agreement placing no limits on the operations they can carry out.

BY ABDULAZIZ OSMAN | VOA NEWS

A top official said Friday that forces from the United Arab Emirates could soon be flying fighter jets from a new base in the breakaway republic of Somaliland.

Somaliland Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire said the UAE could use the base in the town of Berbera for any purpose, including “training, surveillance and military operations.” Continue reading UAE Can Fly Warplanes from New Berbera Base

Djibouti Finalising Deal for Saudi Military Base

The one power that has been barred from building a base in that country is Russia.

Djibouti’s foreign minister said his country is finalising an agreement to allow the establishment of a Saudi Military Base with Riyadh.

By John Aglionby and Simeon Kerr | for Financial Times

Djibouti is finalising an agreement with Saudi Arabia to allow the Gulf state to build a military base in the Horn of Africa nation as Riyadh takes a more assertive approach to regional security.

Djibouti, a Muslim nation that is strategically located on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, already hosts US and French military facilities. The first Chinese base outside of China is also under construction and due to open this year, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Djibouti’s foreign minister told the Financial Times. Continue reading Djibouti Finalising Deal for Saudi Military Base

Foreign Help Building Eritrea Bases NOT Violation Unless Benefits Eritrean Military: UN

The burden of proving guilt. The use of Eritrea’s land, waters and airspace by other countries to conduct military operations in a third state is NOT a sanctions violation as long as the external support for the construction of the military installations, such as the provision of technical assistance, training, financial and other assistance, doesn’t benefit the Eritrean military directly. UN unable to prove that yet.

By Michelle Nichols | Reuters,

United Nations sanctions monitors warned in an annual report released on Friday that possible foreign support for a new military base and seaport in Eritrea and the presence of foreign weapons and equipment were likely in violation of an arms embargo.

The monitors told the U.N. Security Council last year that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had established a military presence in Eritrea as part of the Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, which lies just 40 km (25 miles) across the Red Sea from the poor Horn of Africa nation. Continue reading Foreign Help Building Eritrea Bases NOT Violation Unless Benefits Eritrean Military: UN