The United Arab Emirates is dismantling parts of a military base it runs in the East African nation of Eritrea after it pulled back from the grinding war in nearby Yemen, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. Continue reading UAE ‘Downsizing’ Eritrea Military Base
The Eritrean Air Force graduated yesterday, 31 May, 250 cadets on aircraft technology, air defense missile, and radar systems, aviation theories and pilots for different fighter aircraft in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki. Continue reading Eritrean Air Force Graduates 250 Cadets
In Somalia, which already lacks a strong central government, the foreign military presence risks aggravating matters and contributing to the country’s disintegration
BY MUSTAFA SALAMA | MIDDLE EAST EYE
Late last month, Somalia called on the United Nations Security Council to halt the construction of a UAE military base in Somaliland. Somalia’s ambassador to the UN slammed the deal to build the base in the port city of Berbera as a “clear violation of international law”. Continue reading Turkey-UAE Rivalry in Somalia Raising Tensions
BY BEREKET KIDANE
Since 2003, Eritrea has been an observer state at the Arab League, headquartered in Cairo. But has the time come for Eritrea to upgrade its observer status to a full-member at the Arab League? The Arab League is a regional organization with 22 members at present. All of Eritrea’s neighbors on the African Red Sea coast, including Djibouti, Sudan, and Somalia are full members of the regional organization. As an observer at the Arab League, Eritrea can go to some of the meetings but not all. Continue reading Has the time Come for Eritrea to Join the Arab League as a Full-member?
BY JONATHAN SAUL | REUTERS
Yemen’s worsening conflict is contributing to a spike in piracy in the region, with Somali pirates taking advantage of a reduced international naval presence and more readily available weaponry to carry out attacks.
“The regional instability caused by Yemen is important,” Colonel Richard Cantrill, chief of staff with the European Union’s counter piracy mission EU NAVFOR, told Reuters last week. Continue reading Yemen War Adds to Rising Fears for Ships in Horn of Africa
The government of the Republic of Somaliland [not yet recognized] has officially responded to statements made by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn last week during a joint press conference with Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, who was in the country on a state visit. Continue reading Somaliand Not Concerned by Ethiopian PM Comments: Minister