Largest US military exercise in East Africa begins

A US-led military exercise code-named “Justified Accord” begins in Kenya yesterday, with more than 20 nations taking part in what has been billed as the largest event of its kind in East Africa. The 11-day exercise, which will end next Thursday, is aimed at increasing participating countries’ readiness for peacekeeping missions, crisis response and humanitarian […]

Ethiopia-Somaliland army chiefs meet amid regional tensions

The army chiefs of landlocked Ethiopia and the self-declared Republic of Somaliland have been discussing military cooperation as concern grows over a deal that could give Ethiopia a naval base on the Gulf of Aden. The two sides signed a deal on January 1, recognized to give Ethiopia commercial and military access to the sea. […]