Qatar’s conflict with its neighbors affects the Horn of Africa

Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study It began as a squabble between Arab allies, but the standoff between Qatar and its neighbors is threatening to engulf the Horn of Africa. When Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives declared at the beginning of June that they were severing diplomatic relations …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 March 2017

A compilation of Africa news headlines from around the globe, published over the past 24 hours. Dubai Chamber of Commerce participates in Africa investment conference Source: Gulf News Journal New trade facilitation tool launched to enhance intra-Africa trade Source: Coastweek/Xinhua Nigeria’s exports to South Africa hits N552.2 billion in 2016 Source: Premium Times South Sudan-Ethiopia …

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Money from Middle East fuels tensions in Horn of Africa

Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together. Religion has also played a part. The expansion of Wahhabism – the interpretation of Islam propagated by Saudi Arabia – has been funded by the …

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Africa News Headlines for 16 January 2016

A selection of news headlines about Africa south of the Sahara published over the past 24 hours. India scouts for oil and gas assets in Africa on crude price fall Source: Economic Times Gabon’s Ping Chosen As Main Opposition Candidate For 2016 Polls Source: Leadership SPLM-IO leadership recalls back to Pagak senior members of advance …

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Lessons in refugee hospitality from the Horn of Africa

Tamara Wood, UNSW Australia The unique response of the Horn of Africa region to Yemeni refugees could offer lessons to countries and regions dealing with similar influxes elsewhere. Escalating internal fighting and Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen have led to an estimated 21.4 million people – more than 80% of its population – being in …

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