WHEN the accidental Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, visited Djibouti last week, no one was paying much attention until he mentioned his country was working on a defense pact with Djibouti against Eritrea.
IN a message he sent to President Vladmir Putin of Russia, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea said “although his country is not a supporter of the Cold War, the fact that the past 25 years witnessed a uni-polar world marred by wars, continued crises and deep sufferings attests to the need for a global change which is more characterized by equal participation.”
South Sudan’s defense cooperation pact with Egypt might be incensed due to Ethiopia’s alleged support to rebels led by former vice president Dr. Reik Machar
IT SEEMS that South Sudan is attempting to distance itself from Ethiopia of late. On Sunday, 22 March South Sudan signed a bilateral military cooperation with Egypt, following a visit to Cairo by a delegation led by defense minister Kuol Manyang Juuk. The signing comes a week after state-owned News Agency of South Sudan reported Egypt condemned rebel leader Riek Machar, and promised to send troops to South Sudan in support of the government. Continue reading Is South Sudan Falling-Out with Ethiopia?→