East Africa: U.S. Special Envoy to Visit Egypt and the Horn

The US is sending its first ever Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa on a trip to Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia in what the State Department said was to address “interlinked” security issues in the region.

Mr Jeffrey Feltman on Tuesday embarked on a 10-day trip as the Special Envoy of the US to the Horn of Africa. His choice of countries to visit suggests the kind of issues he may address, such as the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile and the Tigray…

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