Monday, December 16, 2019

World News

U.A.E. Rallies to DP World’s Defense in Djibouti Port Dispute

The United Arab Emirates denounced Djibouti’s cancellation of DP World Ltd.’s contract to run the Doraleh Container Terminal, calling it an “arbitrary” flouting of a signed agreement.  “Djibouti government’s seizure of the Doraleh port is regrettable,’’ Minister of State for...

Ethiopia emergency to last six months

 Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities move to quell "chaos and unruliness". The council of ministers declared the country's second emergency decree in two years on Friday evening. It...

‘I Am Worried Ethiopia Will Explode’: Ana Gomes [member of the European Parliament]

A member of the European Parliament who is a fervent critic of the TPLF (Tigray People’a Liberation Front) said current political developments in Ethiopia could lead to conflict with tremendous consequences to the Horn of Africa. Speaking to ESAT on the phone, the Portuguese...

Blackwater founder’s FSG signs security deal with Somali region of South West State

Frontier Services Group (FSG), co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services for a regional development project in Somalia. Hong Kong-listed FSG said the deal was...

Over 410 non-Muslims fast to give food to Somalia

More than 410 non-Muslims participated in Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-a-thon, a charity event that offers the opportunity to experience fasting for one day. This year, for every person who registered and fasted, Hyatt Plaza and Qatar Charity will donate QR200...

Somali-American Competes in Hijab and Burkini for Minnesota Beauty Pageant

Halima Aden first came to the United States when she was 7, after her family left the refugee camp in Kenya where Aden was born. Since settling into Minnesota’s growing Somali community — according to census data, the largest such...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to stop protests

The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency effective immediately following a week of anti-government violence that resulted in deaths and property damage across the country, especially in the restive Oromia region. In a televised address on Sunday morning,...

Former MP Mohamed Afey to address refugee issues in new post

NEW YORK 10/02/2016. The United Nations has appointed ex-member of parliament for Wajir South as first special envoy to address the situation of Somali refugees. Mr Mohamed Abdi Affey, who was appointed on Friday, previously served as Kenya's ambassador to Somalia and...

US to Investigate Deadly Strike in Somalia

The U.S. military will investigate conflicting reports on Wednesday’s deadly U.S. airstrike in Somalia, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said. “In this instance as in all instances, when questions are raised about the actions of U.S. airstrikes, we pursue...

Theresa May: UK will send more troops to Somalia to fight Al-Shabaab

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to increase Britain's support for Somalia in the fight against militant group Al-Shabaab. In her maiden speech to the General Assembly in New York, Mrs May said that Britain had played a "leading role"...
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The Desert Locust ravages the Horn of Africa

 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that unless early and sustained...
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Boris Johnson, Conservatives secure smashing win in British election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a resounding overall majority in the United Kingdom's general election and will return...

U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief

An international push to secure sorely needed debt relief for Somalia may be derailed because of a bureaucratic blunder in Washington,...

Somali security forces kill 5 Al-Shabab fighters to end Mogadishu Hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a...

Armed men attack Hotel Near presidential residence in Somalia’s capital

Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the president’s residence and fighting was still going on, police and the...