Gulf Times - Horn-of-Africa
Coronavirus surges in Djibouti as population ignores measures

Coronavirus surges in Djibouti as population ignores measures

Djibouti has seen a rapid spike in coronavirus cases, with the Horn of Africa nation now recording the highest prevalence on the continent as the population largely ignores measures imposed by authorities.

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict.

At least 18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of Africa

At least 18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of Africa

Flooding and strong winds caused by a tropical cyclone left at least 18 people dead and thousands homeless across two countries in the Horn of Africa, an aid agency said on Monday.

Libya crisis affecting fight against people smuggling: Bashir

Libya crisis affecting fight against people smuggling: Bashir

Omar al-Bashir said security issues in Libya had made Khartoum's fight against human trafficking "more expensive".

Yemen war adds to rising fears for ships in Horn of Africa

Yemen war adds to rising fears for ships in Horn of Africa

Yemen's worsening conflict is contributing to a spike in piracy in the region, with Somali pirates taking advantage of a reduced international naval presence and more readily available weaponry to carry out attacks.

Somali militants ram car bomb into hotel, 13 killed

Somali militants ram car bomb into hotel, 13 killed

Islamist militants rammed a car bomb into the gate of a hotel and stormed inside, killing at least 13 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said.

Suicide bomb kills at least 29 at Somalia's main port

Suicide bomb kills at least 29 at Somalia's main port

A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia's biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police said, an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants.

Ethiopia says will not escalate border clash with Eritrea

Ethiopia says will not escalate border clash with Eritrea

Ethiopia and Eritrea both suffered casualties during weekend skirmishes along their border but Addis Ababa will not escalate the dispute on its own, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.

Shabaab group kills 17 in twin blasts in Somali town

Shabaab group kills 17 in twin blasts in Somali town

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group bombed a busy junction and a nearby restaurant in the town of Baidoa, killing at least eight people, a police officer and the group said.