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Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like

Meet Lula Ali Ismaïl, Djibouti’s ‘First Lady of Film’

Lula Ali Ismaïl’s first feature-length film, Dhalinyaro, was a smash hit in her home country — and beyond

The SADC will regret its approach to Mozambique’s insurgence

The SADC has been lackadaisical in its response to the insurgency in Mozambique and in so doing, is putting several other southern African countries at risk

SOS: Covid-19 leaves stranded Africans distressed and abandoned

Many African governments have paid little more than lip service to their citizens stranded all over the world

Exclusive: The US military’s plans to cement its network of African bases

Formerly classified documents reveal an ambitious $330-million project to upgrade US military bases in Africa

African countries aren’t borrowing too much: they’re paying too much for debt

African governments are issuing and listing their Eurobonds on established international debt markets – usually London and Irish Stock Exchanges

Africa must help end the war on its doorstep in Yemen

The Horn of Africa will not get stability and security without accountability and peace in neighboring Yemen

Continent must be smart about funding

To limit dependence on China, Africa has several options to raise cash for infrastructure development

Djibouti’s squandered independence

My country is not independent. It’s an open air prison, writes Daher Ahmed Farah

Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup

But is Hargeisa sacrificing its values in its quest for independence?

An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa

A deal brokered by Ethiopia to develop the port at Berbera will have a ripple effect across the Horn of Africa

Three reasons the continent should treat Tillerson visit with scepticism

Leaders would be right to note that unless partnership agreements are reaffirmed, America’s declining influence and importance will continue.

China dominant in Djibouti port spat

There are only two sea routes linking Europe with East Africa and much of Asia. Either you sail around the Cape of Good Hope or through the Suez Canal

Djibouti’s greatest threat may come from within

Military superpowers, which now include China, rely on Djibouti’s increasingly fragile stability

As China aims for ‘world-class army’, Asia starts to worry

China's military budget has grown steadily for 30 years, but its 'world-class army' is not a strategic threat — for now.

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