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 aid. President Xi... 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 won the minimum... 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 Afwerki, his first... 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 political changes in... 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. The Associated Press... 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 standoff. Abiy signed... 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 has been truly... Read more »

Can Ethiopia and Eritrea be friends? | Eritrea

It’s been an unprecedented few days in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a historic visit to Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, for a peace summit on Sunday. The... Read more »

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed in Eritrea for landmark visit | Eritrea News

With hugs and cheers, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have met for the first time in more than 20 years amid a recent thawing in relations between the two long-time East... Read more »

Ethiopia and Eritrea agree to normalise ties, reopen embassies | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to restore relations following a landmark meeting between the two countries’ leaders in Asmara, aimed at ending decades of diplomatic and armed strife. The announcement on Sunday capped... Read more »