Why is Ethiopia's Abiy threatening its Red Sea neighbors

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed A New Threat to Regional Peace

The last thing the region needs is another conflict that diverts attention and resources from social and economic development. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently revealed his ambition to secure a seaport for his landlocked country through diplomatic negotiations or military force. This is yet another alarming threat to the security of the troubled Horn […]

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Is Landlocked Ethiopia Starting Another War Over Ports in HoA?

Ethiopia’s tone on securing its own seaport on the Red Sea is seen as either a distraction from domestic policy failures or the start of another regional war. Since 1991 when Eritrea gained independence from neighboring Ethiopia, one of the world’s oldest countries and Africa’s second most populous country, has been landlocked. With Eritrea in […]

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DP World Upgrading Eritrean Ports (Update)

“This Bloomberg report is inaccurate. There is NO contract between Eritrea and DP World to “upgrade, maintain Eritrean ports.” Eritrea is currently in discussions with a few potential partners.” – Gov’t official BY TESFANEWS Bloomberg business news today reported that the Eritrean government contracted DP World to upgrade and maintain the ports of Assab and […]

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EU Allocates €20m to Reconnect Eritrean Ports with Ethiopia Border

Purpose: To rehabilitate road connections between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports in order to boost trade and create jobs. BY RELIEF WEB Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is visiting Eritrea today, where he launches an initial €20 million project to rebuild the road connection between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports.

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Ethiopia Petroleum Enterprise Eyes Assab Port for Fuel Import

BY KALEYESUS BEKELE | THE REPORTER Following the landmark peace declaration between Ethiopia and Eritrea the Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE) is looking at the Port of Assab for fuel import. Reliable sources told The Reporter that EPSE is planning to import some amount of the country’s fuel import through the Port of Assab as […]

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Visits Eritrean Ports of Assab and Massawa

“The implementation of the Joint Peace and Friendship Declaration between Eritrea and Ethiopia New Year gift for both countries” BY SHABAIT The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed said that the implementation of the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia is New Year gift for […]

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Eritrean Ports, Pipeline Threaten Djibouti’s Ethiopian Trade Lifeline

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends of port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea about to open finds itself faced with losing most of the Ethiopian trade it has […]

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