The overcrowded boats, carrying mostly Ethiopians, capsized shortly after departing the east African country of Djibouti.
Kalandula Angola Lake Abbé Cape Coast Lake Kivu, from Kibuye Democratic Republic of Congo Ghana The Atlantic Sahara, Aïr
 United States Census Bureau, "Trade in Goods with Djibouti," accessed 3/27/2016. USAID, "Food Assistance Fact Sheet
As for the stay-at-home in North America, its last descendant disappeared along with the American horse, massive short-faced
While most countries welcome the Chinese investment and inclusion in Beijing's trading network, there is mounting concern as to whether it will actually be able to pull off such a large, complex undertaking. Shannon Tiezzi, managing editor of The Diplomat, has been following the development of the "One Belt, One Road initiative," particularly in Africa. She joins Eric & Cobus -- in the podcast above -- to discuss the global implications of OBOR and its impact in Africa.
There has been plenty of discussion about the impact of the persistent low oil price on economic performance, employment, and political stability. Less discussed has been its impact on foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Riyadh's decision to execute Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr at the start of this month, the Iranian response, and the political fallout have raised the Middle East's sectarian temperatures to the highest level since the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s.
Xi Jinping is known for a lot of things, but tightrope walking is not one of them. This week however he has embarked on a tour of the Middle East that has seen him stop in both Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.
When our rafts were bitten by crocodiles or hippos, complications presented we hadn't imagined. I call my friend Scott Siegler
Move over Europe and North America, here comes China! Europe, Latin America's second largest trading partner and the U.S., the first, are set to be overtaken by China in the near future. It is predicted that in one year China will have surpassed the EU and in 12 it will have done the same to America.
The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.
Japan is determined to be a force for peace and stability in the war-torn Middle East, yet until and unless its constitution is changed to permit the country to project its power in a meaningful manner militarily, its ability to influence events in other regions of the world will remain limited.
This past week 11 clinicians and medical students in the Red Sea country of Djibouti received training and began a 3-month pilot program to perform tests to detect Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), a degeneration of the lining of the eye, often associated with diabetes.
Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot
A whole series of such symphonic exuberance follows, accompanied by the plane's almighty shudderings. After a while the 'music
Some may like it hot, but on a recent visit to Djibouti, one of the hottest places on earth, it was sheer boredom that drove me out into the searing noonday heat. I just got fed up with sticking in the delightfully air-conditioned micro-climate of my hotel.
Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.