MEMO | Iran has categorically rejected the allegation contained in a New York Times report that it is planning to attack the UAE Embassy in Addis Ababa. The denial was issued by the Iranian Embassy in the Ethiopian capital.
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Source | Iran is seeking to “activate sleeper cells” in Africa in order to attack “soft targets” in an attempt to avenge the killing of top commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike and its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh…
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Al Jazeera | The country’s intelligence and security service said suspects were working on direction of foreigners, local media report.
Ethiopia’s state-run media have said authorities arrested 15 people over a plot to attack the United…
AFP | A prominent Ethiopian opposition politician charged last year with terrorism faces "permanent health problems" after going on hunger strike for more than a week, his lawyer told AFP Friday.
Jawar Mohammed, a member of the opposition Oromo…
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NYT | The authorities said there were reports of at least two dead and 11 injured at the Afrik Hotel. A militant group, the Shabab, was believed to be behind the attack.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Militants with the extremist group al-Shabab stormed…
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Terrorism Monitor | Michael Horton
Ethiopia is a key prize in the scramble for influence and power in the Horn of Africa and broader Red Sea region. With its natural resources, population of 110 million, and well-equipped military, Ethiopia…
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Source: SOF News | John Friberg
U.S. Africa Command has announced the formation of Joint Task Force Quartz to oversee Operation Octave Quartz – a mission designated to reposition forces from Somalia and continue the assistance effort in Somalia.…
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Source: World Politics Review | Peter Kirechu
In November, as the Ethiopian government escalated its military campaign against the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed quietly ordered a drawdown of Ethiopian peacekeepers from…
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Source: Foreign Policy | Abdi Yusuf
U.S. troops are scheduled to leave the country on Jan. 15, opening the door for al-Shabab terrorists to step up their attacks. The new administration should recommit to protecting the country.
Years of hard-fought…
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Source: National Interest | Jordan Cope
With four burgeoning safe havens, ISIS has revived in Sub-Sahara and could be deadlier than ever.
Before 9/11, many forget that Osama Bin Laden largely made a name for himself in Sub-Saharan Africa.…
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