Is this a shift in strategic relation between Ethiopia and Kenya or part of the Egyptian gov’t propaganda attack against Ethiopia?
Kenya supports Egypt’s “positive stance” on the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), President Uhuru Kenyatta told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in a phone call on Tuesday. Continue reading Kenya Supports Egypt’s Position in Nile Dam Rift With Ethiopia
According to FAO, the latest Desert Locust outbreak is the worst in 25 years
A serious and widespread Desert Locust outbreak is destroying crops and pasture across eastern Ethiopia and neighboring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya with a high risk of further spread.
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
The Migratory Pests Control Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture informed that Desert Locust control operation is still underway in the Northern Red Sea Region of the country.
According to the information from the unit, so far more than 17,000 hectares of land infested with desert locust is treated in Northern Red Sea Region starting from November 2019.
Continue reading Desert Locust Situation in Eritrea
Banked on political and economic wars between Eritrea/Ethiopia and Sudan/South-South, Kenya launched the Lamu port mega project in 2012 with pomp and fanfare. Eight years later, the political crisis in those countries ends, yet the project is behind schedule and still suffering from both monetary and political constraints.
MARTIN MWITA | THE STAR
Lamu Port could fail to attract Ethiopia and South Sudan markets who might opt for the Djibouti and Eritrea ports, according to the Shippers Council of East Africa (SCEA).
The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project pegs its sustainability on the two countries.
According to the shippers council, the end of political and economic wars between Ethiopia and Eritrea following the July 2018 peace has created a conducive environment for trade.
Continue reading Kenya Fears Eritrea, Djibouti Threat to Lamu Port, Lapsset Corridor
With the usual swap between Kenya and Ethiopia for the chairmanship role is no longer acceptable, differences, however, between Kenya and Djibouti have prevented the bloc from deciding the next country to chair IGAD.
AGGREY MUTAMBO | DAILY NATION
Kenya and Djibouti could both miss out on the chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) as the regional bloc seeks to resolve simmering differences between Horn of Africa countries. Continue reading Kenya-Djibouti Row Delays Choice of New IGAD Leader
Founding IGAD members Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti have been sidelined by Ethiopia and Kenya since the duo start manipulating it as if it is an extension of their foreign ministry. Business as usual no more as other member states start vying leadership position this time.
AGGREY MUTAMBO | DAILY NATION
Services at the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) could be crippled following a stalemate on who becomes chief executive officer and chairman of the bloc.
Normally a calm organisation focusing on Horn of Africa’s political scene, members seeking to lead IGAD for the first time since its formation in 1996 are agitated.
Continue reading IGAD Battles Internal Wrangles
Uganda becomes the first team to win the inaugural CECAFA U-15 tournament after beating Kenya 4 – 0.
The tournament has been special throughout, the camaraderie between players and teams, the different culture on display spoke volumes. Eritrea was greeted in the tunnel by the Ethiopian players after their win over Sudan. The Sudanese did the same the very next day, this time they greeted their close neighbors South Sudan. Continue reading Uganda Wins CECAFA U-15 Championship
The Eritrean team lost 2-1 to Kenya though they show a spectacular display of performance.
S omalia played against Sudan in match day #7 of the CECAFA under-15 tournament that is underway in Asmara. Both teams sat in the bottom of their group after having lost both of their last two matches. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 7 Recap
CECAFA U-15: A resounding victory for Eritrea against Sudan (6-0).
Match day five of the CECAFA under-15 boys challenge cup began with the early kick off between Burundi and Kenya. Both teams, confident from their previous two wins, were looking to record their third and put one foot in the semi-finals. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 5 Recap