Entries by Abbas Daher Djama

South Sudan signed an oil pipeline deal with Ethiopia and Djibouti

Landlocked South Sudan has signed an important oil pipeline deal with Ethiopia and Djibouti in a bid to reduce its dependence on Sudan – amid a deepening oil crisis. This agreement provides the construction and exploitation of southern oil pipeline- which makes up 98% of its budget – via its southern neighbour. A memorandum of understanding     […]

Al Shabaab abandon Kismayo amid AU attack

Islamist militants in Somalia say they have withdrawn from their southern stronghold of Kismayo, following an African Union (AU) military attack. Kenyan and Somali forces launched a beach assault on al-Shabab’s last major bastion on Friday but encountered fierce resistance. Al-Shabab commander Sheikh Mohamed Abu-Fatma confirmed the withdrawal orders to AFP: “We got orders from […]