January 7, 2016

As New Threats Emerge, U.S. Closes Drone Base in Ethiopia

The United States is pulling the plug on its drone operations in southern Ethiopia as demands on its fleet of unmanned aircraft expand elsewhere across the continent with the rise of the Islamic State in Libya, and extremist militants in Nigeria, Mali, Chad and Cameroon.

Since 2011, the U.S. had been using the air base in Arba Minch, 250 miles south of the capital,.. Read more.

Foreign Policy

Related,
‘Mutual decision’: US shuts down drone base at Ethiopia’s ‘request’ - RT
Embassy official: US shuts down drone operation in Ethiopia - Washington Post

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