Qatar hosts FIFA Arab Cup 2021 in buildup to next FIFA world cup

Qatar will host in the December this year FIFA Arab Cup, a tournament grouping Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa, in preparation for the FIFA World Cup which the country is set to stage next year. The Read more

Security challenges in the Horn of Africa: The regional Authority of Igad held an extraordinary meeting in Djibouti

Faced with a particularly turbulent end of the year in the Horn of Africa, the regional authority of Igad held an extraordinary meeting Sunday in Djibouti, in the presence of the chairman of the African Union commission, to discuss the Read more

Gulf Crisis: “Blackmail, corruption used to force African countries to join unlawful blockade” – Qatari FM

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt for using bribe and blackmail to pressure African countries to join their side in the diplomatic showdown opposing it to the four boycotting countries. In an interview with Read more

Beijing will boost military ties with Djibouti – Top official

China will boost military ties with Djibouti, strategically located in the Horn of Africa, state media reported on Thursday. China is seeking closer ties with African nations that could help it gain access to natural resources and provide new markets. Read more

Majority of African Countries Want Morocco Re-Take its Place in African Union

Several African countries have been urging Morocco to return to the African Union for many years. They say they want to see the North African Kingdom, one of the founding members of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) regain its Read more

Yemen: Al-Qaeda more cooperative than Saudi coalition and Houthi rebels, UN aid chief

UN aid chief, Stephen O’Brien, told the Security Council that delivering humanitarian aid in Yemen is a major challenge as warring parties continue to limit access to areas under their control. He lamented the inconsistency of the Houthis and their Read more

Saudi Arabia: Salman Foundation,UNICEF sign accord to bring relief to Yemeni refugees in Djibouti

U.N. Humanitarian agency UNICEF and King Salman’s Foundation signed on Saturday a memorandum of understanding to bring relief aid to Yemeni refugees who fled to Djibouti. The accord was signed by King’s Royal court Consultant and Supervisor General of the Read more