Business & Economy

China to open its first naval base in Africa

With the establishment of a base in Djibouti, China joins the global contest for maritime and commercial supremacy.

by Geoffrey Aronson

War & Conflict

Yemeni refugees seek shelter in Djibouti

As Yemen's conflict grinds on, the refugee population at Djibouti's Markazi camp has quadrupled since late September.

War & Conflict

Yemen's war-displaced flood into Somaliland

Heavy fighting between Shia rebels and coalition forces has pushed thousands onto boats and into the Horn of Africa.


China 'negotiates military base' in Djibouti

Beijing's presence "welcomed", raising prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in tiny Horn of Africa nation.

Business & Economy

Africa's oil shock

The economic transformation of African countries and the falling price of oil.

by Zainab Usman


S Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola

African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw its 850 soldiers from Somalia.


Adapting to severe drought in northern Kenya

After worst drought in 60 years, traditional pastoralists find success raising cattle and growing crops.

Human Rights

UN report: Leader's death won't end al-Shabab

Confidential report says US killing of Ahmed Abdi Godane will not halt attacks by the armed group in East Africa.

War & Conflict

Mali: The forgotten war

France, Mali's former colonial ruler, is going back to its old colonial ways, writes Kane.

by Pape Samba Kane

Business & Economy

Al-Shabab gunmen attack hotel in Somalia

At least two African Union soldiers and two al-Shabab fighters killed in the raid, African Union tells Al Jazeera.


UK asylum seeker claims harrowing deportation

Somali man forcibly returned to Mogadishu says he is an 'easy target' for attackers.


Al-Shabab claims deadly Djibouti blasts

Somali armed group says it was behind Saturday’s twin attack on popular restaurant which left three people dead.


Somalis suspected in Djibouti suicide bombing

Interior ministry says two Somalis suspected of killing three in suicide attack on restaurant.