Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ethiopia PM: Security agencies committed ‘terrorist acts’

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his country's security institutions tortured and committed "terrorist acts" against its own citizens in the past, in a...

U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics

The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel...

JOINT COMMUNIQUE SOMALIA AND ETHIOPIA: Full Text

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER BILATERAL TALKS BETWEEN H.E MOHAMED ABDULLAHI MOHAMED ‘FARMAAJO’, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA AND H.E (DR.) ABIY AHMED...

Ethiopia-Eritrea reconciliation project meets resistance from border communities

The decision by Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to resolver a border dispute with Eritrea has met stiff resistance from members of Badme town which was...

Lawmaker calls for end to US taxpayer money for Somali National Army

The hope for Somalia is the hope for most countries around the world: peace and long-term stability. As part of that effort, the United States...

Trump’s North Korean gamble ends with ‘special bond’ with Kim

Nearly five hours of unprecedented and surreal talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un culminated on Tuesday with fulsome declarations of...

Austria to shut down mosques, expel foreign-funded imams

Austria's right-wing government plans to shut seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams in what it said was "just the beginning" of a...

UN Security Council Urges Somaliland, Somalia’s Puntland to Start Dialogue

Welcoming security, economic and political reforms in Somalia — including the peaceful election of a new Speaker of the House of People and resumed...

‘Somalia at a critical juncture’ says UN’s political chief in her first visit

Unity is essential for Somalis to achieve lasting peace and stability, the top United Nations political affairs official said on Thursday during a visit...

Somaliland Council of Ministers Pass Draft Bill Granting Parliament Quotas to Women, Minorities

The Republic of Somaliland Council of Ministers, Thursday, infused  a fresh breath of life to the nation's politics by unanimously passing a draft bill...

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Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM’s olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from...

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat...

Somalia Moves to Block Somaliland Special Arrangement with International Partners

Heedless of the fact that the Republic of Somaliland is not a federal state under Mogadishu's jurisdiction, Somalia wrote to international partners objecting their...