Civil war reignites Somali-Afar tensions
As Afar forces battle with Tigray Defense Forces in the region's north-west, Somali-Issa and Afar communities have begun fighting in the south-east.
French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly is due to travel to Djibouti on 21 November to discuss renewing the 10-year agreement that allows France to station troops there. Djibouti, which hosts seven foreign military contingents, is an island of stability in a region wracked by a coup in Sudan, the escalation of war in Ethiopia and political deadlock in Somalia.
Anti-drone solutions manufacturer Skylock, boosted by the network of its powerful holding company, Avnon Group, has been chosen to protect several administrative complexes in Addis Ababa and to equip the Ethiopian army, who are still fighting in Tigray province.
The parties in the conflict ravaging Ethiopia are sending out very different signals about their willingness to sit down and talk peace. Prime Minister Abiy for his part has shown no intention of talking to the Tigray People's Liberation Front after eleven months of civil war.