Protests in Sudan won't fade away and the country's leader is fast running out of options.
With closer relations among countries in the Horn of Africa, there are talks of great economic integration, but Somalia would be the loser if that went ahead too soon.
The government was reopening the country’s eastern border with Eritrea, said Sudanese President Omar al Bashir. It was closed in early January, 2018.
The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic interests.
In a shocking diplomatic thaw that reshaped the Horn of Africa, this year Ethiopia's prime minister announced his country would fully accept a deal ending a 20-year border war with Eritrea.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has the momentum to strengthen Ethiopia's democratic institutions and restore trust in the system. The trick is to turn this goodwill into tangible policy change.
Border conflicts have marred east African states for decades, but some political goodwill has finally emerged in the region, seeking to build an enduring peace.
The UN Security Council lifted the arms embargo, all travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions against Eritrea.
The worst of the refugee crises might be over, but migrants seeking a better life are finding new ways to Europe.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed the deal in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah in the presence of Saudi King Salman and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Ethiopia and Eritrea had been at war for 20 years over the location of boundaries between the two countries.
Under Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia has instituted reforms including releasing political prisoners, diluting state control of the economy and making peace with northern neighbour Eritrea after two decades of hostility.
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