Coalition-backed Yemeni forces launch Taiz offensive


Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have launched an offensive to retake the key battleground province of Taiz from Houthi rebels, a military commander told AFP news agency. Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have been pressing to recapture parts of Yemen seized by the Shia Houthi rebels who … more

Hostage Situation over – At least 100 people reported to have died at Bataclan concert hall in Paris (BBC) – Witness Describes Attack at Bataclan Theater in Paris As ‘Bloodbath’ (CNN)


rance has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after scores of people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks in Paris. At least 100 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris. Gunmen took many hostages there before … more

Eritrea allegedly banned from CECAFA Senior Challenge


By Kennedy Langat Eritrea will not participate in this year’s 38th edition of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup which is scheduled to start on the 22st of this month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye said all other member countries have confirmed participation in the annual regional tournament. CECAFA allegedly … more

The Emirati Navy Arrives in Eritrea


Analysis Stratfor has detected an Emirati naval presence in the Eritrean port of Assab that may indicate Eritrea’s support of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Satellite imagery taken Sept. 16 appears to show three landing craft docked in the port that are not vessels known to exist within the Eritrean … more



News coming in from Francistown is that only 14 Eritrean players will be taking their flight home from Gaborone this evening while the other ten have refused and opted to remain in the custody of Kutlwano Police in Francistown. The visiting national team which was supposed to have jetted out … more

Ethiopia’s Hailemariam re-elected prime minister


Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was re-elected as prime minister Monday for a second term in widely expected result with the ruling coalition holding all seats in parliament. The 50-year-old Hailemariam has overseen a smooth transition in the vast Horn of Africa nation since he took … more

Ethiopia opens Sub-Saharan Africa’s first tramway


ADDIS ABABA — Sub-Saharan Africa’s first modern tramway opened in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, marking the completion of a massive Chinese-funded infrastructure project hailed as a major step in the country’s economic development. Even before the ribbon was cut, several hundred residents were queueing for a ride on the … more

Mola Asgedom, head of the Ethiopian opposition, Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) based in Eritrea flees to Sudan along with his soldiers after clashes with the Eritrean army.


September 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A well placed Sudanese source revealed today that a dissident Ethiopian general fled to Sudan on Friday evening along with his soldiers after clashes with the Eritrean army. The source who spoke to the Turkey-based Anadolu news agency on condition of anonymity said that General … more

Eritrea warns of Ethiopia war ‘sabre-rattling’


Nairobi (AFP) – Eritrea has accused arch-rival Ethiopia of “sabre-rattling” and of threatening to invade, with the neighbours still in a tense standoff following a 1998-2000 border war. Asmara’s Ministry of Information said in a statement that war-like rhetoric from Ethiopia’s main party in the ruling coalition — the Tigrayan … more