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|

U.S. Navy: Latest Somalia-Bound Arms Shipment Originated in Iran

March 30, 2016 A large arms shipment intercepted in the Indian Ocean by French naval forces earlier this month originated in Iran, the United States Navy has said. Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, a spokesman for the Navy’s Fifth Fleet, told CNN that the weapons were likely destined to go to Yemen by way of Somalia, though he would not indicate whether [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|North America, Somalia, USA, Yemen|

Somalia’s move to cut diplomatic ties with Iran economically motivated – MP

February 2, 2016 A member of Somalia Federal Parliament has criticized the move of the government to severe relations with Iran last month, Horseed Media reports. In an interview, MP Ahmed Aabi Aden pointed out that the decision was an unwise action conducted through an ”incorrect method” by the top officials of the Federal government. [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Somalia|

Somalia: ‘Kenya Has a Lot to Learn From Iran Which Has Faced Terrorism From Its Enemy Saudi Arabia’ – Iran Amb

January 20, 2016 The Iranian government has reaffirmed its support to Kenya in the war of terrorism following the Somalia attack which has claimed an unknown number of the Kenyan defence forces KDF soldiers. The people daily newspaper reported today that the Iran Ambassador Hadi said his government will continue to offer support to Kenya [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Kenya, Somalia|

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|

Somalia Severs Ties With Iran, Stands By Saudi Arabia Amid Regional Tensions

Residents walk through the Bakara market area of Somalia's embattled capital, Mogadishu, in 2011. January 7, 2016 Somalia announced Thursday that it has severed ties with Iran, according to local media. The East African nation joins a growing number of countries, led by Saudi Arabia, to cut off diplomatic relations with Tehran amid escalating tensions. [...]

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

Iran tries to gain foothold in Somalia [Special Report]

September 4, 2015 GAROWE, Somalia, September 4, 2015 (Garowe Online Exclusive)-Amid Gulf States' growing concern, Iranian government and charitable organizations are trying to gain a foothold in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation, informed sources tell Garowe Online. Iran sent a delegation consisting of senior diplomats and Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation officials to Somalia, forging [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|Somalia|

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|