Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Somalia: Death toll at Hotel Sahafi triple-blast rises to 44

Confidential sources put the death toll at yesterday's Shabaab triple-blast assault on Hotel Sahafi at Kilometer 5, Mogadishu, at forty-four, with more than 100...

Somali Pirates, a Kidnapping, Then a Facebook Message

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Somali pirates kidnapped and held Michael Scott Moore, a journalist, hostage for two-and-a-half terrifying years until a ransom payment secured his release in September...

The Vanishing Nuclear Taboo? How Disarmament Fell Apart

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On April 5, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama stood before a massive crowd in Prague and gave a soaring speech announcing his commitment to...

Somalia: Four fall dead in Mogadishu AMISOM-Shabaab gunfight

At least four civilians fell dead killed by AMISOM fire this morning at Bal'ad Ex-Control in Mogadishu north. Reports from the area state that Al-Shabaab...

Ethiopia: Erstwhile friends in struggle for reform could pose a problem for Abiy

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They were tortured for their political beliefs. They saw friends shot dead by security forces. They were forced to cut their hair and give...

UN warns of dire consequences of stand-off between Somalia federal government, states

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Ongoing tensions between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the country’s state authorities were centre stage, as the United Nations top envoy for...

Ethiopia: First Woman Supreme Court Chief right behind first female president

Ethiopia swore in its first female Supreme Court chief on Thursday, part of a wave of appointments of women to top government positions backed...

In Africa, praise for Saudi Arabia reveals diplomatic dance

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As shocking details in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi approached a crescendo, the war-torn nation of South Sudan this week issued a...

Ethiopia reaches partial agreement with Ogaden Liberation Front

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Ethiopia signed a peace deal on Sunday with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels from its Somali Region, whom it had previously outlawed as...

Young Somali men violently targeted in London. Why?

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Parents in London’s Somali community are concerned for their sons’ welfare – and some have even sent their children out of the capital AT LEAST...