afrol News - The Foreign Minister of Djibouti, in talks with the US Embassy, called President Issaias Afwerki of neighbouring Eritrea "a lunatic". He also revealed Eritrea opposes any real Somali peace talks.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - With Sudan moving towards a referendum to determine whether the south remains part of the country or secedes, the international community has launched a major diplomatic push to keep the troubled process on track.
afrol News - The Ethiopian government is hailing Kenya for its registration of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) as "an organised criminal body." Several OLF rebels have already been killed and arrested in Kenya. Read more
afrol News - Departure points for an often deadly boat trip from Africa to Yemen may be shifting from Puntland to Somaliland, with Djibouti remaining the main transit point. Coastguards now receive training to halt and to rescue migrants. Read more
afrol News - The Ethiopian parliament today endorsed government's five-year "growth and transformation" plan, which seeks to maximise economic growth in the country. Agriculture is to become a major drive. Read more
afrol News - Less than one third of school-aged children in Somaliland receive education, and even these low numbers represent a doubling of schooling rates in one decade. An NGO is behind much of the success. Read more
afrol News - The government of Djibouti permitted the controversial private US security firm Blackwater "to operate an armed ship from the port of Djibouti" and to "use lethal force against pirates." Read more
afrol News - Voters' registration has begun in South Sudan, preparing for the 9 January referendum over independence. At the UN, concerns are increasing a non-perfect referendum may cause renewed warfare. Read more
afrol News - The Ethiopian government aims at doubling its still modest mining sector in the next five year. The Mining Ministry says the industry is "totally open" to foreign investors, with "no restrictions" at all. Read more
afrol News - Djibouti is attracting investments at a great scale, but economic growth remains slower than in the region, new data show. A boom in Ethiopian trade and use of the Djibouti port however secures sustainable growth. Read more