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Institute for Security Studies (ISS) – An Outfit in Desperate Need of Reform

If ISS wants to remain a relevant voice in the UN reform process, it needs to clean its own house first.

ISS should not be allowed to use its consultative status to disseminate false and unsubstantiated allegations about Eritrea or any other member state as it will threaten its UN standing as well as integrity and reputation as a reliable think tank.

BY SARA TESFAY

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reports that as the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop, it is concerned about scams, negligent business practice, and misinformation. Continue reading Institute for Security Studies (ISS) – An Outfit in Desperate Need of Reform

Is Another Regional Alliance what the Horn of Africa Needs?

Let’s face it. IGAD more or less failed from becoming an effective, impartial and robust regional block. So how does the new tripartite alliance between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia affect IGAD and the interstate relations in the region?

BY SELAM TADESSE DEMISSIE

The new regional cooperation between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia come amid a long history of distrust and unresolved boundary disputes between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Djibouti and Eritrea, and Kenya and Somalia. It also comes on the heels of internationally praised rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Continue reading Is Another Regional Alliance what the Horn of Africa Needs?

Amid Red Sea Rivalries, Eritrea Plays for Independence

“Once considered to be among Africa’s most isolated countries, Eritrea’s evolving relationship with regional cooperation could have major implications for stability in the Horn of Africa.”

President Isaias proposes a regional bloc to balance the rising influence of Gulf states on the Red Sea region, notes Professor Harry Verhoeven, convenor of the Oxford University China-Africa Network.

BY HARRY VERHOEVEN | UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

When Eritrea’s president last month hosted the leaders of Ethiopia and Somalia to discuss “regional cooperation,” that initiative drew few global headlines. Still, Eritrea’s move should be noted by policymakers and others working for stability in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea region. Continue reading Amid Red Sea Rivalries, Eritrea Plays for Independence

Ethiopia, Somalia Leaders in Eritrea for Tripartite Summit

The three Heads of States are due to hold talks on a “wide range of issues”.

BY TESFANEWS

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and President of Somalia, Mohamed A. Mohamed have arrived in Asmara for Heads of State and Government meeting between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Upon arrival at the Asmara Airport, the two leaders was accorded warm welcome by President Isaias Afwerki, Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab. Continue reading Ethiopia, Somalia Leaders in Eritrea for Tripartite Summit

Kenya-Djibouti Row Delays Choice of New IGAD Leader

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.

BY 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

CECAFA U15: Match Day 9 Recap

After beating Sudan 4-0, Burundi advances to the semi-final as runner’s up from group A, while Kenya secure top spot. (Photo credit: Natnael Yebio)

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

Matchday 9 began with the final group matches in group A, Burundi played against Sudan in the early 2 o’clock kickoff. This match had little significance for Sudan who was already knocked out after their latest defeat in the hands of Somalia. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 9 Recap