Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ethiopia hit by power cut as dam’s circuit breaks

A nationwide power cut hit Ethiopia overnight after a technical fault at a massive hydroelectric dam. Power cuts are common in Ethiopia, but rarely on...

Ethiopia to take stake in Port of Djibouti, its trade gateway -state media

Ethiopia will take a stake in the Port of Djibouti, its main gateway for trade, under a deal reached between the two countries, state...

Britain’s hostile environment has been a century in the making

Since at least 1919, migrants to Britain have been exposed to the brutality of those in power. The Windrush scandal is just the latest...

Hacked messages show Qatar appearing to pay hundreds of millions to free hostages

One morning last April, in the 16th month of a grueling hostage negotiation, a top Qatari diplomat sent a text message to his boss...

Somalia, US and UAE relations telltale of suspicions

In February this year, Somali judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf was elected the president of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). A few weeks later, the...

Welcome to Puntland: Where Men Don’t Consider Rape a Crime

And that's got to change Every morning, 28-year-old Officer Shamis Abdi Bile rises before dawn to make breakfast for her husband and three young children. She...

UAE role is crucial, says Puntland regional leader

Puntland President Abdiwele Mohamed Ali says autonomous region is counting on Bosaso port development The UAE's engagement with Puntland is crucial to development and security in the impoverished Somali...

Miraa traders find huge unexplored market in Somaliland

A fact-finding excursion by a miraa traders’ lobby has reported a huge untapped market for the stimulant in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland headquartered in Hergeisa. The Nyambene Miraa Traders Association (Nyamita)...

For medical workers in South Sudan’s war, just reaching the sick is a challenge

With the May-November rainy season, air evacuations become even more difficult In the absence of a functioning state, outside NGOs are left to provide healthcare...

French police detain billionaire Vincent Bolloré in Africa bribery probe

Industrialist’s holding company denies any irregularities in Guinea and Togo Vincent Bolloré, one of France’s most audacious industrialists who last week stepped down as chairman...

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Powerful Cyclone Mekunu threatening the coast of Somalia’s Puntland

The East Africa bloc's weather prediction center has issued a warning of an active tropical cyclone named Mekuku threatening the coast of Somalia's semi-autonomous...

Somalia: How AMISOM Contributing Countries are Milking the Somalia Crisis

The African Union Peacekeeping force in Somalia has been in the country for 10 years. The planned withdrawal has been pushed forward, amid concerns...

The Reinvention of Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr

From Sectarian Militia Leader to Populist Crusader in a Surprise Electoral Victory In April 2004, as American troops in Iraq were fighting multiple insurgencies, U.S....