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Political party training: China’s ideological push in Africa?

The Brookings Institution The ideological aspect of China’s engagement in Africa has always been an intriguing topic for observers. There is a history to it. During the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese government spent great efforts and resources on “exporting revolution” (communism and revolutionary war) to developing countries, particularly in Africa and Southeast Asia. Since the […]

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Ethiopian, Eritrean Troops Clash on Border, Horn Affairs Says

William Davison Ethiopian and Eritrean troops clashed at several border locations on Sunday, local website Horn Affairs said, citing sources it didn’t identify. Ethiopia’s government said it had no reports of incidents. Fighting involving heavy artillery began around 5 a.m. and continued until at least early afternoon, the Addis Ababa-based website said. The incident could […]

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Australian company seeks potash mining licence in Eritrea

Reuters By Edmund Blair NAIROBI, May 3 Australia mining group Danakali Ltd has applied to Eritrea for a mining licence for its Colluli Potash Project, which is expected to start production in 2019, the company’s chief executive said. Eritrea, which became independent from Ethiopia in 1991 after years of fighting, wants to establish a mining […]

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Tiny Djibouti thinks big with a complex web of infrastructure spending tied to Ethiopia – and Chinese credit

From: Berhane Habtemariam AFP It’s not a model democracy, though, with strongman Guelleh, in power since 1999, seeking a fourth term in a vote slammed by the opposition as a sham Trucks load cargo at Djibouti port. (Photo/AFP). THE tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, which votes Friday in presidential elections, is hitching its […]

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Djibouti Is Hot

How a forgotten sandlot of a country became a hub of international power games. By Monte Reel | March 23, 2016 Photographs by Guillaume Bonn/INSTITUTE Bloomberg News The bartender measures a shot of Johnnie Walker Red Label in a steel jigger and dumps it over ice. A waitress sets the glass on a tray and […]

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Money Given to Kenya, Since Stolen, Puts Nike in Spotlight

New York Times By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN Photo Kenyan runners, feared by rivals from other countries, training in the Rift Valley north of Nairobi in January.CreditSimon Maina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  NAIROBI, Kenya — When a Chinese clothing company swooped in and offered to sponsor Kenya’s famed runners, Nike panicked, Kenyan officials say. “Can we talk about the situation?” a […]

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China Setting up Shop Next to Key U.S. Drone Base in Africa

Foreign Policy BY PAUL MCLEARY Not content to build new military airstrips on a string of artificial islands in the South China Sea, Beijing is branching out even further, having just secured basing rights next door to Washington’s most important drone base in Africa. The eastern African nation of Djibouti has long been a critical component […]

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Ethiopia: World’s Fastest Growing Economy

Bloomberg News ADDIS ABABA (HAN) February 6, 2016 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Stability Initiatives News. The East African nation led the pack of fastest-growing economies — not just in Africa, but in the world — in 2015. While many African nations are struggling to cope with plunging currencies and falling revenue from commodities, Ethiopia’s economy grew 8.7 percent […]

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With China’s Naval Base, Djibouti Could Become ‘Africa’s Singapore’

From International Business Times BY  MORGAN WINSOR  @MORGANWINSOR   General view of a tourist village in Obock, Djibouti on Feb. 10, 2008. PHOTO: JOSE CENDON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES  Skiffs sit on April 12, 2015, on a beach in Obock, a small port town in northern Djibouti where China is expected to soon begin building its first oversea military outpost. PHOTO: TONY […]

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China Is Getting Ready to Surge Troops Into Africa

Military deploying to protect Beijing’s people and investment by PETER DÖRRIE Chinese activities in Africa have expanded massively during the last decade. To be sure, most of this has been purely economic—such as bartering access to natural resources in exchange for loans. But these money-making activities have grown so much in recent years, China is […]

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