Djibouti denies Iranian ships docked at its port

The Port of Djibouti, as seen from Ambouli, Djibouti on April 23, 2017. (Reuters) June 10, 2019 Djibouti denied on Sunday reports that claimed that Iranian warships had docked at its port. Djibouti’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dhiauddin Bamakhramah stressed that his country has had no contact with Iran since severing relations with [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Africa, Djibouti|

Iran’s Zarif to set off for West Africa

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 10, 2016. (REUTERS) July 24, 2016 Iran's sponsored Press TV reported that Zarif will leave Tehran on Sunday at the head of a politico-economic delegation for a six-day visit. Zarif is reported that he plans [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|

Iran and Hezbollah’s Exploitation of Africa

  Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) June 18, 2016 Leveraging the Lebanese Diaspora Much of the Lebanese diaspora business community in Africa [...]

By |June 18th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Sudan, Somalia and Djibouti cut ties with Iran, and Tehran laughs

Iran stalling probe into attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions January 8, 2016 IRAN and Saudi Arabia’s recent aggression is already playing out in Africa; Djibouti and Somalia have become the latest diplomatic ties with Iran to show solidarity with Saudi Arabia. Somalia’s government cut diplomatic ties and recalled its envoys after accusing the Iranian Embassy of [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan|

Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry In Africa: Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia Part Ways With Tehran As Riyadh Influence Grows

January 7, 2016 As tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia escalated Thursday, a growing number of Muslim countries in East Africa have started to choose sides. Sudan, Djibouti and now Somalia are standing by Riyadh and cutting ties with Tehran, a move that signals a shift away from Iranian influence in the region and a [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan|

Iranians mock Djibouti over decision to cut ties with Iran

  There has been no official information that Djibouti has cut off diplomatic ties with Tehran. (AFP) January 6, 2016 Djibouti’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran has been mocked by Iranians. Some Iranians resorted to social media platforms to criticised what they consider as the “tiny” Djibouti located in the horn [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|Djibouti|

Djibouti cuts ties with Iran; Jordan summons Tehran envoy

  Iranian security stand guard to protect Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran. (AP) January 6, 2016 Djibouti cut its diplomatic relations with Iran on Wednesday in solidarity with Saudi Arabia, Al-Arabiya news channel said, quoting an official source. Djibouti thus became the fourth country after Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Bahrain to cut ties [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|Djibouti|

Iran in the Horn of Africa: Outflanking U.S. Allies

July 12, 2012 By Jeffrey A. Lefebvre Summer 2012, Volume XIX, Number 2 During the Cold War, the Horn of Africa emerged as arguably the most highly penetrated regional subsystem in the world.1 Not only the two superpowers, but Middle Eastern regional powers intervened in interstate and intrastate conflicts there.2 Three geostrategic factors drew foreign [...]

By |July 12th, 2012|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen|

The Iran/Hezbollah Strategic and Terrorist Threat to Africa

  Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) March 28, 2012 by Karmon, Ely (Dr.) Abstract This paper summarizes the information concerning the Iranian, and Hezbollah, presence and activities in Africa and attempts to evaluate the importance of Africa in the overall [...]

By |March 28th, 2012|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|