Will the United Arab Emirates control the Red Sea’s African coastline?
Already running commercial ports in Djibouti and Berbera, the UAE are developing more and more military installations on the Red Sea, to Ethiopia’s consternation. [...]
Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), who are allies of circumstance in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), are moving into East Africa so as to combat the Houthi rebels in Yemen more effectively. Behind their shared wish to control the Red Sea, however, both are courting countries in the region in the service of their own interests. [...]