Somalia attack on US base Sep 30, 2019 - US military base, Italian military convoy attacked in Somalia. Al-Shabab terrorists take credit. Italy convoy attacked. Separate attacks targeted a US military base in Baledogle Somalia and a European military convoy in Mogadishu. A bomb attack was followed by a gun battle with US special forces.
Ethiopia disputed dam Nov 5, 2019 - President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and voiced support for negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a giant hydroelectric dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile.
US base in Kenya attacked Jan 5, 2020 - Al-Shabaab jihadists attack military base in Kenya that houses US & local troops. The terrorists attacked Camp Simba naval base in Manda Bay in Lamu County on Kenya’s coast, bordering Somalia. www.rt.com/news/477492-al-shabaab-attack-kenya
Locusts hit East Africa Jan 19, 2020 - The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa posing a threat to food. The outbreak has affected parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea and Uganda could be next. The insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops in Kenya. A typical desert locust swarm can contain up to 150 million locusts per square kilometer.
Egypt Ethiopia Sudan GERD Disputed Ethiopia dam Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Mar 4, 2020 - President Donald Trump told Egypt President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi we will keep up efforts for a deal among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over GERD dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile. The 3 countries had expected to sign a GERD accord in Washington last week but Ethiopia skipped the meeting.
Ethiopia has ambition to become Africa’s biggest power exporter. But that has sparked fears in Cairo that Egypt’s already scarce supplies of Nile river water would be further restricted. 100 million people are dependent on the Nile.
Israel-Sudan peace? Aug 25, 2020 - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants normalization between Sudan and Israel. He took off for Sudan Africa on the first official direct Tel Aviv-Khartoum flight Tuesday, a day after meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Israel and Sudan do not have diplomatic relations. Sudan has served Iran for years! www.timesofisrael.com/pompeo-takes-off-on-first-official-direct-tel-aviv-khartoum-flight