Today, two events seem to have an effect in putting US dominant existence in the Horn of Africa to an end. These are the military arrival of China in Djibouti, and the popular uprising in Ethiopia. The US’s long-term dream of having permanent military base in the region has now faced serious challenges after Djibouti chose to work with China in a more intimate manner than with US.
Needless to say that US military station in the region dates back to 1950s during which it opened naval bases in Eritrea. It left the base for Diego Garcia because the 1974 revolution in Ethiopia brought unfriendly political landscape in the region. Now, the situation looks reappearing, as the military arrival of China in Djibouti stews the United States temper. Continue reading Why Trump’s Administration Needs to Rethink about the Horn of Africa→
Obstructionist states paralyze the UN and prevent it from carrying out its mandate. When the obstructionist state is a member of the UN Security Council, it leads to further frustration by member states and undermine the efficacy and legitimacy of the Security Council. Notwithstanding the fact that the mainstream media have ignored the latest un-diplomatic and egregious action by the United States, Inner City Press, now fast becoming the only credible source at the UN, reported the following on 19 April 2016: Continue reading US’ Obstructionist Role on the UN Security Council→
As the flagrant invasion over Eritrea, which was carried on from May 1998 to June 2000, was dealt a blowing rebuff, it is to be noted that a comprehensive peace agreement aimed at resolving the alleged border dispute was concluded in December 2000 in Algiers. The Algiers Agreement was reached following the mediation by representatives of the international community–the United Nations and African Union–to which the US Administration, the European Union and the Government of Algeria are signatory guarantors for the said accord to enter into effect. Continue reading Contravention Of International Law, An Embarrassment to the Int’l Community→