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Base race in the Horn of Africa

BY David Brewster Saudi Arabia has recently finalised a deal to establish a naval base in Djibouti. Its UAE ally has just built major naval and air facilities at Assab in nearby Eritrea. The UAE also runs a military training centre in Mogadishu in Somalia, and is rumoured to be seeking access to port and air facilities at Berbera […]

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Eritrea’s Military Got Help From U.A.E., Foreign Firms, UN Says

By Nizar Manek November 12, 2017, 12:53 AM EST Gulf nation reportedly setting up base in Horn of Africa Assistance would violate eight-year UN arms embargo on Eritrea Emirati armed forces show their skills during a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi. […]

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The UAE’s Military and Naval Reliance on Eritrea Makes the War in Yemen Even Riskier for the U.S.

 From Just Security By Rahma A. Hussein Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:50 AM   The Saudi-led coalition’s near three-year conflict in Yemen appears to be converging on the Houthi-controlled city of Hodeidah. Foreign diplomats, international humanitarian NGOs, and experts have rightly voiced concerns of the humanitarian disaster that would result if an operation to […]

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Testing the waters: Somaliland dives into the international arena

From The Messenger By Jason Patinkin for The Messenger With a sea breeze to his back, Ali Farah Negeye greets the lunch crowd at the Al Xayat restaurant in the Somaliland port city of Berbera. For the last fifteen years, he’s served lemonade and fried barracuda to a steady stream of regulars, who debate the […]

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UAE likely to be building a naval facility in Eritrea

Jeremy Binnie, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 18 April 2016 Satellite imagery (right) showing the new military camp and the construction of a new port facility at Assab airport in Eritrea on 4 March. Al Khatem, a dredger operated by the UAE’s National Marine Dredging Company, can be seen operating at the site. The […]

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Saudi Arabia and the GCC are Expanding To Eritrea. Geopolitical Implications for Ethiopia

By Andrew Korybko Global Research, November 18, 2015 Recent media reports indicate that Saudi Arabia and the UAE have contracted Eritrea’s government for assistance in the War on Yemen, using the East African state as a transit and logistics base for their operations, as well as 400 of its troops for cannon fodder in Aden. Add […]

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Saudi Arabia, U.A.E Paying Eritrea to Back Yemen Fight, UN Says

From Bloomberg   Ilya Gridneff African nation allowed use of land, airspace, UN report says Potential violation of UN resolutions if compensation misused Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are paying Eritrea to help fight its anti-Houthi military campaign in Yemen in an agreement that may violate United Nations sanctions against the Horn of […]

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UN REPORT: UAE, SAUDI USING ERITREAN LAND, SEA, AIRSPACE AND, POSSIBLY, ERITREAN TROOPS IN YEMEN BATTLE

The United Arab Emirates has leased a key Eritrean port for 30 years and along with its Gulf ally, Saudi Arabia, has established a military presence in Eritrea in return for monetary compensation and fuel supplies. United Nations investigators have also received reports that 400 Eritrean troops are embedded with UAE forces battling Houthi rebels in […]

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Six dead after al-Shebab attack UAE convoy in Somalia

From Middle East Online   The scene of the attack Somalia’s Shebab insurgents killed at least six people Wednesday in a suicide attack on a diplomatic convoy from the United Arab Emirates in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to both police and the Islamists. “We have confirmed the death of six people, four of them […]

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Why Flydubai is Operating Four Flights to “Unknown Somaliland”

From ventureafrica.com Dubai-based budget airline, flydubai’s inaugural flight to Hargeisa, Somaliland landed yesterday at Hargeisa Egal International Airport marking the launch of a direct four times weekly service to Hargeisa, making it the first carrier to ply the route. Somaliland has been an autonomous region of Somalia for more than 20 years, but its self-proclaimed independence […]

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