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Djibouti - A CH-53E Super Stallion approaches a US Navy ship in the Gulf of Aden (Photo - Marine Corps)

U.S. Military Personnel Rescued At Sea After Helicopter Crash Near Djibouti

No one was seriously injured when a U.S. Marine helicopter crashed into the Arabian Sea Monday following training exercises in Djibouti, the U.S. Navy said.

Ethiopia - Commercial Bank of Ethiopia branch (Wikimedia Commons)

Ethiopia Considers Devaluing Currency

Ethiopia says it’s considering the World Bank’s suggestion to devalue its currency, the Birr, but government says it wants to minimise the impact on the wider economy.

Kenya - Aerial view of Kenya-Somalia maritime border (Wikimedia Commons)

Somalia asks UN court to determine its maritime boundary with Kenya in Indian Ocean

Somalia has asked the United Nations’ highest court to determine the maritime boundary it shares in the Indian Ocean with east African neighbor Kenya.

Djibouti - Prime minister meets Chinese premier (Xinhua)

Chinese premier meets Djibouti’s prime minister on ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Djibouti’s Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed at the closing ceremony of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing on Thursday.

Somalia - Italian EUNAVFOR patrol interdicts suspected pirates (EUNAVFOR)

European Union Naval Force Has New Operation Commander

On Thursday 28 August Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant handed over command of the European Union’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, to Major General Martin Smith MBE.

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