China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base

By Brad Lendon and Steve George, CNN Story highlights “This base can support Chinese Navy to go farther,” Chinese paper says Djibouti has become host to several foreign military powers (CNN)China has dispatched troops to Djibouti in advance of formally establishing the country’s first overseas military base. Two Chinese Navy warships left the port of Zhanjiang on Tuesday,…

Teddy Afro: ‘Because of our government, our country is divided’

The Guardian The musician’s latest album, with songs hailing Ethiopia’s glorious past, is the fastest-selling record in the country’s history. But his political views have made him enemies at home  Teddy Afro … somewhat unintentionally, a flag-waver for the Ethiopian opposition. Photograph: Mulugeta Ayene/AP Tewodros Kassahun’s manager meets me on a quiet suburban road inside…

WHY IS EPRDF APPEASING THE OROMO EXTREMIST ELITES?

By Yared Gizaw The Oromo extremist elites have repeatedly told us that their vision for Ethiopia is as follows: Option 1: Recreate/restructure Ethiopia under the domination of Oromos’ in which: – Oromo language and culture to be dominant with “Wake Fatah” as dominant religion. – New name and flag for Ethiopia – Addis Ababa (Finfine) the…

Which countries will have the largest economies by 2100?

Which countries will have the largest economies by 2100?    Robert Parker, CEO at Holborn Assets (1999-present) Answered Apr 29 This is the political map of Europe in 1800 and the world map And here is Europe in 1919: and the world map: Something changed in 100 years? Well, the entire world was changed. A…

How Egypt Is Slowly Losing Its Hold Over the Nile River?

WPR By Julian Hattem For millennia, the Nile River has served as the backbone of Egypt, the lifeblood of its people. Gradually, though, the land of the pharaohs is losing its grip. Late last month, Uganda hosted the first ever heads-of-state summit aimed at resolving disagreements over the waters of the Nile. But it produced…

Egypt’s Nubians call for their right to return home

Aljazeera Successive governments have made a series of failed promises to compensate displaced Nubians for their losses. In 2014, the Egyptian government officially recognised the Nubians as an ethnic group and promised them the right to return to their homeland [Tara Todras-Whitehill/Getty Images] by Nicola Kelly As the call to prayer crackles through the village…