Heavy fighting kills 20 in region bordering Tigray

23 July 2021 By AFP At least 20 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands displaced in “heavy fighting” between rebels and pro-government forces in Ethiopia’s Afar region, which neighbours war-hit Tigray, an official said on Thursday.  The sustained clashes in Afar highlight the potential for Ethiopia’s eight-month-old conflict to expand well beyond Tigray, where […]

South Africa destroys cartons of illegal and illicit cigarettes

The Citizen, 23 June 2021 By Marizka Coetzer (marizkac@citizen.co.za) According to Sars customs data, the export value of tobacco products increased from R14.24 billion in 2019 to R15.87 billion in 2020. Cartons of illicit cigarettes were turned into confetti yesterday when the South African Revenue Service (Sars) destroyed illegal products seized at various borders in South […]

River Nile dam: Egypt new African allies

BBC News, 24 June 2021 IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES Egypt is trying to strengthen its diplomatic and military clout in Africa amid an escalating dispute with Ethiopia over the building of a huge dam on a tributary of the River Nile, writes Egypt analyst Magdi Abdelhadi. The Egyptian Geographic Society, established in 1875, houses some valuable […]

Breathtaking Transboundary Natural Resource

Virunga National Park, DRC Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Virunga National Park is located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, within the Albertine Rift Valley. It includes a lush landscape that ranges from the Semliki River Valley to the Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Nyiragongo, and Nyamuragira. The presence of […]

Rwandan army abducts Ugandan soldier at border

Nation, June 15, 2021 By  Daily Monitor What you need to know: The capture of the soldier comes in the wake of frosty relations between the neighbouring countries that deteriorated in February 2019 when Rwanda shut its major border with Uganda. Ugandan officials have reported that Rwanda on Saturday took into custody a Ugandan soldier […]

Kenya-Ethiopia Opens One-Stop-Border-Post

Addis Abeba – Moyale, June 08/2021 – Today marks the start of Moyale Border operating as a One Stop Border Post (OSBP), as the Government border regulatory officials from Kenya and Ethiopia came together to commence operations. This means that, the border regulatory officials clearing traffic, cargo and persons from both Ethiopia and Kenya will now […]

Celebration of African Border Day

Addis Ababa, 7 June 2021: The African Union and its Member States are celebrating the 11th edition of the African Border Day under the theme, “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”. This statutory commemoration is held in the context of the implementation of the African Union Border Programme (AUBP), which aims to […]