In his 30 year rule, Sudan’s Omar Hassan al-Bashir survived coup attempts, rebellions and war. Insiders say it was his failure to read the politics of the region, and maintain one key alliance, that led to his downfall.
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On the night of April 10, Sudan’s feared spymaster, Salah Gosh, visited President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in his palace to reassure the leader that mass protests posed no threat to his rule.
For four months, thousands of Sudanese had been taking to the streets. They were demanding democracy and an end to economic hardship.
Continue reading Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan’s Bashir was Destined to Fall
President Isaias Afwerki held extensive discussions today in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. The talks centered on status, recent progress & measures that will be taken to enhance bilateral ties of friendship & cooperation between the two countries.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed held talks with the President of Eritrea to further bolster links between the UAE and the African country. Continue reading Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Holds Talks with President of Eritrea
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said relations with Eritrea continue to grow
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, meets Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. Also pictured is Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. (Photo: Rashed Al Mansoori / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi)
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi welcomed the President of Eritrea for talks in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, in what marked the latest in a series of meetings following a peace deal with Ethiopia. Continue reading Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Welcomes President of Eritrea for Talks
Neither Djibouti nor Somalia can afford to start a diplomatic quarrel with the other at a time when their immediate neighbors and bigger powers are forming strategic alliances in the region.
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The quarrels between Djibouti and Somalia seems past. Somali President Mohamed Farmajo was in Djibouti since August 16 where he met with his counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh. Continue reading Somalia, Djibouti Agrees to End Diplomatic Rift
What will peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia mean for Djibouti and its fragile port monopoly?ly
Djibouti President perceives normalization with Eritrea as a zero-sum game. However, Ethiopia’s unexpected warming of relations with Eritrea challenges his country’s strategic advantage. What is he going to do about it?
KELSEY LILLEY | ATLANTIC COUNCIL
Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not necessarily a done deal, could usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa, resuming a thriving trade relationship and granting landlocked Ethiopia access to a new port. Continue reading Why Djibouti Is the Loser of Ethiopia-Eritrea New Peace Deal
President Isaias Afwerki held extensive talks, today in Abu Dhabi, with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Tuesday, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea. Continue reading Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Receives Eritrean President