Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus surges in Djibouti as population ignores measures

Horn of Africa nation has imposed nationwide lockdown as number of coronavirus cases soars.

Coronavirus surges in Djibouti as population ignores measures

Djibouti

East Africa struggles with heavy rains as thousands displaced

Flood-hit Djibouti, Kenya struggle to cope after major downpours affect hundreds of thousands across the Horn of Africa.

East Africa struggles with heavy rains as thousands displaced

Djibouti

Modern life fails to intrude on Djibouti's 'White Gold' miners

Home to more than six million tonnes of salt, camel caravans still take the precious resource to Ethiopia.

Modern life fails to intrude on Djibouti's 'White Gold' miners

Yemen

Yemeni refugees choose baboon-infested tent city over Saudi camp

Scores of refugees have refused to be housed in Saudi-funded units over the kingdom's military campaign in Yemen.

Yemeni refugees choose baboon-infested tent city over Saudi camp

Yemen

'Worse than an oven': Saudi-funded camp won't be liveable by May

Yemenis fear they could suffocate due to intermittent electricity and soaring temperatures in new housing units.

'Worse than an oven': Saudi-funded camp won't be liveable by May

Djibouti

Death toll climbs after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

At least 52 killed and scores missing after two boats sink on voyage to Arabian Peninsula.

Death toll climbs after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

Djibouti

Five migrants dead, 130 missing after boats sink near Djibouti

According to witnesses, the overloaded boats carrying migrants faced large waves, and eventually buckled.

Five migrants dead, 130 missing after boats sink near Djibouti

Djibouti

Yemenis flee across Red Sea to escape war

Thousands of families have made the dangerous trip to Djibouti from Yemen, where the government there allows the refugees to live either in a camp or in the capital city.

Opinion

Why the US is engineering political change in East Africa

The competition between great powers has triggered a string of major political developments in East Africa.

Mehari Taddele Maru

by Mehari Taddele Maru

Mehari Taddele Maru

Yemen

Yemenis find refuge, little else, in Djibouti's Obock camp

More than 1,500 Yemenis are languishing at a camp in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger and anguish is widespread.

Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign peace deal at Saudi Arabia summit

Peace agreement bolsters historic peace accord between former Horn of Africa enemies after two decades of enmity.

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign peace deal at Saudi Arabia summit

Africa

Eritrea consolidates Horn of Africa peace

Restoration of diplomatic relations among Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia signals an end to region's conflict.

Eritrea consolidates Horn of Africa peace

Africa

China's Xi pledges $60bn for Africa's development

Xi Jinping pledges $60bn in financial aid to African countries and pledges to write off debt for poorer nations.

Women's Rights

Domestic abuse adds to Yemeni refugee women's woes in Djibouti

NGOs and refugees say women can face economic and physical abuse, but fear speaking out due to stigma.

Domestic abuse adds to Yemeni refugee women's woes in Djibouti

Yemen

Yemeni refugees feel abandoned in squalid Djibouti camp

Yemeni refugees struggle to wait out the war in the heat of Djibouti, longing to return home.

Hyenas, wolves and disease 'welcome' Yemenis fleeing war