Egypt’s el-Sisi in Sudan to discuss water, Halayeb | Sudan News

Egypt’s president is in Sudan to smooth tensions about water security and the disputed border region of Halayeb. Relations have been strained between the two countries, particularly over Ethiopia’s... Read more »

Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw in relations | Ethiopia News

Eritrea has reopened its embassy in Ethiopia in further evidence of a rapid thaw between the two countries that a week ago ended two decades of military stalemate over... Read more »

Ethiopia: The new China? | Ethiopia

The leaders of Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia have declared the end of a more than 20-year-long war, and it is hoped that it will help boost economic growth in... Read more »

China in the Middle East: Behind Xi’s economic charm offensive | Business & Economy

China, the world’s second-largest consumer of crude, has stepped up its investment in the oil-rich Middle East with a pledge of more than $23bn in loans and millions more in... Read more »

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan | News

The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after a ruinous civil war in the country started. A United States-drafted resolution... Read more »

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki in Ethiopia for landmark visit | Ethiopia News

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has arrived in Addis Ababa for a three-day state visit, as part of an unprecedented softening of tensions between his country and Ethiopia. Saturday’s visit by... Read more »

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace is good news for Africa | Eritrea

Diplomats from Ethiopia and Eritrea are calling it a “joint declaration of peace and friendship” but that innocuous name is masking what may be one of the most important... Read more »

Algeria halts refugee expulsions to Sahara after outrage | Algeria News

Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants and refugees into the Sahara Desert have nearly come to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two top security officials.... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Abiy says he wants to quickly roll out Eritrea deal | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said his government wants to implement a deal restoring relations with Eritrea quickly to “make up for lost opportunities” after a two-decade military... Read more »

Eritreans are happy about peace and wary of Isaias’ promises | Ethiopia

Ever since Ethiopia announced in early June that it will fully accept the terms of a 2000 peace agreement with neighbouring Eritrea, the pace of normalisation of relations between the two countries... Read more »