Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Turkey, Algeria sign several agreements

Turkey and Algeria signed a number of agreements late Monday in the Algerian capital in presence of Turkey’s president and Algeria’s prime minister. Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Ahmed Ouyahia at a hotel in Algiers and a ceremony was held afterwards...

Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF sets Congress date, new PM latest March 3

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has set a date for its much awaited congress, local media portal, the Addis Standard reports. The EPRDF’s Council is expected to begin its meeting on Thursday March 1, 2018. The...

Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of ’80s and ’90s, dies at 54

Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54. The actress was described as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated film industry. She used one name onscreen,...

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,...
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President Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate for trial

The articles of impeachment charging US President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were delivered...
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US soldier killed in Kenya is identified after Alshabab attack that left 3 Americans dead

 A U.S. Army specialist killed with two other Americans in an attack Sunday by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya has been identified by...

3 Americans killed in Al-Shabab attack at Kenyan military base

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that...

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

 Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region,...

Somalia: Spare the civilians, Red Cross and Red Crescent tell warring parties

Mogadishu (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) call on all armed...