Friday, July 20, 2018

UAE to pledge $2 billion in projects for Somaliland

The Government of the United Arab Emirates is expected to announce a $2 billion investment and development package for the Republic of Somaliland, according...
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UN human rights chief points to ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

The United Nations human rights chief today lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar which has led to more than 300,000...

Hamas ready to reconcile with Fatah: reports

Group which rules Gaza had previously demanded Fatah end punitive measures as precondition for reconciliation deal. Hamas says it is ready to discuss reconciliation with the...

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the 'world's most persecuted minority'? Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as "the...

Somalia ‘plans to file legal complaint against UAE’ over Somaliland base

Somalia’s internationally-backed government is reportedly planning to file a legal case against the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for setting up a...

Burma: 400 killed amid ‘massacre’ of Rohingya Muslims

Almost 400 people have died in clashes between security forces and Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the country's military commander has said. The numbers, posted on...

Iran, Saudi Arabia to exchange diplomatic visits: Iranian foreign minister

Iran and Saudi Arabia will exchange diplomatic visits soon, Tehran said on Wednesday, indicating a possible thaw in relations between the regional rivals since...

In the Race Between Turkey and the UAE, Somalia Wins

Highlights The base in Somalia will be Turkey's second overseas installation, but it will be focused more on assisting Somalia than demonstrating Turkish military...

Qatar Ends Visa Requirements For 80 Nations, Leaves out ‘Somalia’

“Qatar is now visa-free for over 80 countries around the world,” says Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker of state-owned Qatar Airways, as...

A Dangerous Gulf in the Horn: How the Inter-Arab Crisis is Fuelling Regional Tensions

The Gulf crisis and the scramble for military outposts in the Horn of Africa are exacerbating regional tensions that risk triggering a conflict. In...

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Al-Shabaab Launches ‘Aggressive’ Child Jihadi Recruitment in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have ramped up “aggressive” child recruitment efforts, forcing outgunned residents who refused to surrender their kids to...

US amends terrorist designations of al-Shabaab, completes FTO review

US Government Press Release The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Shabaab – an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Somalia – to include al-Hijra and...

How Africa Tweets 2018

Portland’s fourth study into ‘How Africa Tweets’ has found African governments are not immune from global issues such as fake news, the rise of...