The Gulf has the resources and the authority; the Horn the geography, the land, and the population. Everyone sees the asymmetries that push the ... complementary characteristics into a game of push-and-pull. In this fourth part of our series, we look into those constant power plays between the African and Gulf states in the Red Sea region.
Ten years ago the Red Sea was a backwater at the centre of the world. Today there is no place in the world with a greater and more complex involvement ... by regional powers. In the third part of our series, we look at why the Red Sea region continues to hold so much power.
The Red Sea is governed by an alphabet soup of international agreements and peppered with dozens of strategic ports and military bases. To help ... you navigate, here is a non-exhaustive list of the principal players and treaties and locations.
A simmering feud between Ethiopia’s Federal Government and leaders in the Tigray region has escalated into armed confrontation which threatens ... to turn into a civil war, with long-term repercussions for stability across the Horn of Africa region. Urgent intervention is needed to reduce tensions and commit both parties to a cease-fire and negotiations.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced this morning that the National Defense Forces (ENDF), was given an order to start a military offensive ... against the Tigray's People Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray regional state in the north-east of the country.
There is growing pressure on the British government to return various artefacts and treasures looted from Ethiopia at the end of the 19th century. ... Though the Ethiopian government has been in talks with authorities in London for their permanent return and pledged to bring lawful and political pressures to bear, its efforts have borne little success so far.