By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Umit Bektas | ANKARA
The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday by an off-duty police officer who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" as
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 15 December 2016
The European Union invests €170 million to tackle instability and irregular migration in the Horn of Africa
The European Commission has today approved a package of 11 new actions under the EU Trust Fund for Africa to improve stability
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today releasing its annual worldwide round-up of journalists who are detained, held hostage or missing.
The numbers are rising dramatically. A total of 348 journalists are currently detained worldwide – 6% more than were detained at this time last year. The
The 26-year-old man applied for asylum to avoid persecution in his country of origin after being found out by other Eritreans in Israel; his lawyer explains that he would be in danger if forced to return to Eritrea.
The Population and Immigration Authority (PIA) recently granted
Saudi plans to open a military base in the tiny Rea Sea state of Djibouti have raised concerns among Egyptian officials, as strained relations between Cairo and Riyadh show little sign of improving.
The base, which will reportedly be built "very soon", would threaten national security, and
US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers.
A report in the New York Times says the agencies had "high confidence" about Russian involvement in hacking.
A CIA assessment reported by the Washington Post
Forget Objectivity: For The Atlantic Council, Eritrea’s Prison State Isn’t That Bad
by Martin Plaut
By François Christophe, December 2016
Risk analyst on sub-Saharan Africa, who worked at the French embassy 2008 – 2009
Original source with references
Eritrea is in many ways one of the world’s few totalitarian states, although
In the last 25 years in Eritrea, “The crimes of enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder have been committed as part of a widespread and systematic campaign against the civilian population. The aim of the campaign has been to
Around eleven o’clock on the night of October 10, 2015, Samson Arefaine learned that he had been selected to play on the national soccer team of Eritrea, a sliver of a nation in the Horn of Africa. For two months, he had been in a
Incoming president, Adama Barrow, says Jammeh called him offering his congratulations after shock result
The Gambia’s autocratic president, Yahya Jammeh, who once claimed a “billion-year” mandate to rule, has conceded defeat after a shock election loss to a real-estate developer who once worked as a security
By Andrew Korybko
Global Research, December 03, 2016
Oriental Review 2 December 2016
The first part of the research on the Horn of Africa described the regional state-to-state political dynamics, and now it’s time to delve into each country more in depth in order to acquire a heightened sense of
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki in Cairo in a meeting that was a "deliberate move" against Ethiopia, political sources in Cairo told The New Arab.
The two leaders met on Tuesday to discuss enhancing bilateral relations across all levels and projects
December 2nd is an international awareness day to end slavery. On this awareness day, the world is called upon to stay awake and aware paying attention and making efforts to understand the ugly faces of slavery. Those who see and understand the sufferings of those
Leading Sudanese opposition groups on Saturday called for a three-day nationwide strike against fuel subsidy cuts even as security forces cracked down on activists in a bid to quell sporadic protests.
The authorities announced a 30-percent hike in petrol and diesel prices this month that has