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Washington Wakes Up to East Africa's Importance

Nov 29, 2018 | 11:00 GMT
A man holds the flags of Eritrea, left, and Ethiopia as he waits for the arrival of Eritrea's president at an airport in Gondar, northern Ethiopia, on Nov. 9, 2018.

A man holds the flags of Eritrea, left, and Ethiopia as he waits for the arrival of Eritrea's president at an airport in Gondar, northern Ethiopia, on Nov. 9. Profound changes are afoot in the Horn of Africa -- something that won't escape the attentions of great powers like the United States.

(EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States wants to draw down its presence in Africa, but militancy -- as well as the interest of its greatest rivals -- will prevent it from abandoning the Horn of Africa....

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