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El Nino hits Ethiopia, on rebound from socialism after generous U.S. aid

El Nino's impact extends to South Africa's Mfolozi River which has dried up in the worst drought in more than 30 years. / AFP

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — More than thirty years ago, back in the Summer of 1985, the world came together to help famine stricken Ethiopia. The Live Aid Concerts in London and Philadelphia, raised both […]

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Many migrants to Europe come from Eritrea which is at peace but imploding

Eritrean migrants arrive in southern Italy. / AFP / Getty

Special to GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The aggressive opportunism of Eritrean President Isayas Afewerke is close to an implosion, but the prospect exists that the 69-year-old former revolutionary will lash out in a final attempt to reassert some regional […]

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U.S. bans flights to 6 countries that pose threats to passenger jets

American Airlines Boeing 777.

Special to By Miles Yu, The U.S. government has issued a sweeping ban on international passenger jets in the skies of 6 countries that pose danger to the safety of the flights. The six countries are Ukraine, Ethiopia, Iraq, Libya, […]

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Dueling state visit tours by China, Japan target Africa’s 54 nations

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Ethiopian counterpart Tedros Adhanom in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Jan 6. /Reuters/Tiksa Negeri

Special to By Willy Lam, Vicious competition between Asia’s two most powerful countries has spread to Africa, where China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are trying to woo the continent of 54 nations. […]

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Egypt launches stealth war with Ethiopia and its allies over the Nile

A photo of the Blue Nile in Guba, Ethiopia, during its diversion ceremony on May 28.  /William Lloyd-George/AFP/Getty Images

Special to Gregory R. Copley, Global Information System/Defense & Foreign Affairs Egypt’s Morsi government has initiated a return to covert war against Ethiopia, which controls the source of the Blue Nile, Egypt’s and Sudan’s principal source of water. The […]

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Sudan breaks from Egypt, supports Blue Nile dam in Ethiopia


Special to CAIRO — In a surprise move, Sudan has broken away from Egypt in the latter’s campaign to stop a hydroelectric power plant along the Blue Nile. The regime of President Omar Bashir said Khartoum supports the so-called […]

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Egypt fears losing much of the Nile to Ethiopian dam

The Grand Renaissance Dam hydroelectric project has diverted a short section of the river – one of two major tributaries to the main Nile – to allow the main dam wall to be built.  /William George/AFP

Special to CAIRO — Key opinion leaders in Egypt have expressed alarm over a foreign project to divert the Nile River. Officials said the regime of President Mohammed Morsi has been monitoring the launch of an Ethiopian project to […]

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Israel’s successful Sudan air strike delivered a pointed message to Iran

Flames engulf the Yarmouk munitions factory on Oct. 24.  /Reuters

Special to Global Information System Israel’s precision air strike on Oct. 24, against the Yarmouk weapons production facility in the suburbs of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was — apart from destroying a facility which provided rockets and missiles to […]

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