Desert locust infestations are set to worsen along the Red Sea as a second generation of the pest insects breeds in Yemen and Sudan through January, the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said.
A day-long mutiny by Eritrean soldiers this week signals growing discontent with President Isaias Afwerki’s two-decade grip on power and economic hardship, said analysts including Dan Connell at Simmons College.
Ethiopia accused neighboring Eritrea of backing gunmen who killed five European tourists yesterday in the northeastern region of Afar. Eritrea’s ambassador to the African Union rejected the accusation as an “absolute lie.”
Most African nations are failing to match developmental gains with improved security for their citizens, increasing the risk of social discord, a Mo Ibrahim Foundation study of governance on the continent found.
Chalice Gold Mines Ltd., an Australian explorer for the metal, expects China SFECO Group to complete an $80 million purchase of its stake in Eritrea’s Zara mine by August, Chief Executive Officer Doug Jones said.