President Omar Guelleh: From Amazing Grace to Disgrace

By Con Coughlin, The increasingly erratic conduct of one of Africa’s more despotic rulers is raising serious concerns about the future of a vital American intelligence-gathering base that plays a central role in targeting al-Qaeda and Islamic State (ISIS) militants in countries such as Yemen and Syria. Since coming to power 1999, President Ismail Omar […]

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China Deal Threatens Only American Military Base in Africa

By Con Coughlin | The Telegraph, Attempts by China to increase its strategic involvement in East Africa have raised serious concerns about the future of one of America’s key intelligence-gathering posts on Islamic State and al-Qaeda. Since the September 11 attacks in 2001, the US military’s Camp Lemonnier, which is located in the East African […]

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