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East & Horn Africa

After 20 years, Ethiopia, Eritrea border reopens

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, centre left is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, centre right upon his arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPAThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday (September 11), cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe's Red Sea ports.

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South Sudan resumes pumping 20,000 bpd from oilfield suspended since 2013

An  oil field in South Kordofan, Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Photo:Abd Raouf/AP/SIPASouth Sudan has resumed pumping 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude from the Toma South oilfield, where production had been suspended since 2013, the Sudanese oil minister Azhari Abdulqader said.

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Djibouti: Small country, big stakes

 

VCG VIA GETTY IMAGESWith its strategic location in East Africa, Djibouti is building ports and other transport infrastructure to serve as a link between the continent, the Middle East and Asia

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TANZANIA: The winding road to bank consolidation

Credits: JONES NDEKIA

The sector is struggling with too many bad loans and small lenders, but the government seems wary of raising capital requirements due to weak investor interest

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Day in the life: driver Ali Hussein

Stefan Volk/LAIF-REA

By day, driver Ali Hussein shows visitors the sights of Djibouti, but at night he navigates a different side to the city

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Logistics: Ports and power plays

 

Vincent Fournier for JARepercussions over controversial ports deals in  the Gulf of Aden put Djibouti and Somalia at the heart  of a big-stakes game. While landlocked Ethiopia spreads its diplomatic hand, the Gulf States and world superpowers are bringing their own conflicts to the table

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