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

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Press TV  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 to hold talks with senior officials, including presidents, parliament speakers and foreign ministers, [...]

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

Iran and Hezbollah’s Exploitation of Africa

June 18, 2016 Leveraging the Lebanese Diaspora Much of the Lebanese diaspora business community in Africa is a source of donations and taxes for Hezbollah, and these individuals and businesses also send money to Lebanese charities and social service providers, many of which are run by or give their money to the terror group. This [...]

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

Djibouti President Guelleh with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. (Photo/SPA). 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

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 of Africa.. “I have never heard your name before nor knew that we have diplomatic relations,” one Iranian wrote [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|Djibouti|

Djibouti cuts ties with Iran; Jordan summons Tehran envoy

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 with Iran after the attack on Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashhad by apparently organized [...]

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

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 Iranian strategy to advance its “global power” ambitions, to balance the pressure of the international community on its nuclear project and [...]

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