25,000 tons of Ukraine grain reach east Africa amid droughtDecember 5, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first shipment of grain as part of Ukraine's own initiative to supply countries in need arrived in Djibouti Monday for delivery to neighboring Ethiopia amid the region’s worst drought in decades.
UN: 3 dead, 28 missing after migrant raft sinks off of YemenNovember 7, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A raft carrying African migrants seeking a better life in the Gulf Arab states sank in waters off of Yemen late last month, leaving three dead and 28 others declared missing, the U.N. said Monday.
Invasive mosquitoes could unravel malaria progress in AfricaNovember 1, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Scientists say an invasive mosquito species was likely responsible for a large malaria outbreak in Ethiopia earlier this year, a finding that experts called a worrying sign that progress against the disease is at risk of unraveling.
DP World wins another ruling in battle over Djibouti portSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based shipping giant DP World said Tuesday it has won another ruling in a longstanding legal battle over the operation of a strategic port in the African nation of Djibouti.
1st Ukraine grain ship for Horn of Africa reaches DjiboutiAugust 30, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict.
UK Olympic great Mo Farah says he was trafficked as a childJuly 12, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Olympic great Mo Farah -- the winner of four gold medals and one of Britain’s greatest and best-loved athletes -- has been carrying a secret burden all these years: He was illegally brought to the U.K.
Mo Farah says he was taken to UK using another child’s nameJuly 12, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has disclosed he was brought into Britain illegally from Djibouti under the name of another child.
“The truth is I’m not who you think I am," the 39-year-old Farah told the BBC in a documentary called “The Real Mo Farah.”
China’s security deal with Solomons raises alarm in PacificApril 7, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands has sent shudders throughout the South Pacific, with many worried it could set off a large-scale military buildup or that Western animosity to the deal could play into China’s hands.
Egypt, Djibouti leaders meet to discuss ties, Ethiopian damFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Monday hosted his Djiboutian counterpart for talks on improving ties and a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River’s main tributary, which Egypt deems an existential threat,
Nearly 100 Vermont National Guard soldiers to come homeJanuary 12, 2022 GMT
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nearly 100 Vermont National Guard soldiers will return Thursday from Africa where they were deployed last year, the guard said.
The two units were deployed to Djibouti in eastern Africa as part of “Task Force Iron Gray” in March of 2021 to provide security, crisis response and partnership outreach, the guard said.
Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining ex-intelligence chiefSeptember 17, 2021 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A tense political dispute between Somalia's president and prime minister threatened to broaden into a regional crisis on Friday after the president accused neighboring Djibouti of unlawfully detaining his former national intelligence chief.
Algeria pummels Djibouti 8-0 in World Cup qualifyingSeptember 2, 2021 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — African champion Algeria pummeled Djibouti 8-0 to open its World Cup qualifying campaign on Thursday in ferocious form and extend its unbeaten run to 28 games.
Islam Slimani scored four, including the first goal in the fifth minute in Blida.
US to send first vaccine doses to Africa in coming daysJuly 16, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing 25 million doses this summer across the continent in partnership with the African Union.
Officials: Migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, some 200 missingJune 14, 2021 GMT
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.N. and Yemeni officials said Monday a boat capsized off the coast of war-torn Yemen a day earlier and some 200 migrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, were missing.
The shipwreck Sunday was the latest sea disaster involving African migrants seeking a better life in oil-rich Gulf countries.
Egypt president in Djibouti to forge ties amid Nile disputeMay 27, 2021 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian president held talks on Thursday with his counterpart in Djibouti as part of Egyptian diplomatic attempts to build more African alliances amid an ongoing water dispute with Ethiopia.
Death toll up to 42 after migrant boat capsizes off DjiboutiApril 13, 2021 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says the death toll has risen to 42 after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti early Monday...
UN: 34 migrants drown off Djibouti after boat capsizesApril 12, 2021 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thirty-four migrants have died after their boat capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migrants said Monday...
UN: 20 migrants die after thrown overboard en route to YemenMarch 4, 2021 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a voyage from Djibouti in East Africa to Yemen...
US military says its troop removal from Somalia is completeJanuary 17, 2021 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald Trump’s presidency...
8 migrants drown, 12 missing while trying to reach DjiboutiOctober 4, 2020 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says at least eight migrants have drowned and 12 are missing after smugglers forced them off a boat near the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti.
Norway, Ireland win UN council seats in vote amid pandemicJune 17, 2020 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Norway and Ireland won contested seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council Wednesday in a series of U...
Migrants cross Yemen war zone to find work in Saudi ArabiaFebruary 14, 2020 GMT
LAC ASSAL, Djibouti (AP) — “Patience,” Mohammed Eissa told himself.
He whispered it every time he felt like giving up...
DP World wins ruling against Djibouti over seized portJanuary 14, 2020 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — DP World said Tuesday it has won another arbitration ruling against Djibouti over the African country's seizure of a container terminal managed by the Dubai-based global port operator...
UN adds explosive components ban to Somalia arms embargoNovember 15, 2019 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday extended an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab extremists — and it imposed a new ban on ingredients for explosive devices the group is increasingly using...
US cutting counterterror forces in AfricaNovember 15, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China...
UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on SomaliaNovember 14, 2018 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries — but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab militants...
Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanesJuly 21, 2018 GMT
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's second most populous continent...
DP World profits reach $1.2 billion as port operator expandsMarch 15, 2018 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Global port operator DP World said Thursday its profits rose by 7 percent to nearly $1.2 billion in 2017 as the company expands internationally, including in East Africa where a legal row has erupted after Djibouti last month seized a container terminal run by the company...
China floods Africa with needed dollars, stoking US concernMarch 9, 2018 GMT
DJIBOUTI (AP) — The new electrified rail line snakes through the African desert, charting a course from a port along the Djibouti coast to Addis Ababa, the capital of land-locked Ethiopia...