Tuesday, January 28, 2020

East Africa Fights for Life With Swarms of Locusts

East Africa's battles devastating locust swarms There's growing alarm in East Africa about huge swarms of desert locusts which are spreading across the region. Huge swarms...

Roadside Blast Hits Somalia Army Convoy Near Bal’ad

A powerful explosive hit a convoy of the Somalia National Army (SNA), Friday, north of the old textile factory town of Bal'ad some thirty...

Nigerian Banks Raise Loans to Deposit Ratio While Minimizing Risk

The loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR) is used to assess a bank's liquidity by comparing a bank's total loans to its total deposits for the same...
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Somaliland: Government Blocks Entry of Alternative Fibre Optic Cable

The government of Somaliland denied that it had any advance information of a submarine fibre optic internet cable entering the country from Berbera. "The government...

Somalia Invites Turkey to Drill for Oil in ‘Its Seas’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime...

Can Ethiopia Hold a Credible, Free, Fair Election in 2020?

PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline The much-anticipated announcement of voting...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Keeps up Pressure in Bold Raids on UN-Backed Villa Somalia Government

The militant Qaeda-linked group, Al Shabaab, keeping up the pressure on the weak, UN-backed federal government at Villa Somalia attacked Afgooye on Friday evening,...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Suicide Bomber Kills 3 , Injures 15 in Car Blast Outside...

An Al Shabaab suicide bomber targeting Turkish road engineers and their crew kills 3 and injures 9 more two of whom reported in critical...

Khadar Hussein Seeks Berth to Build Another Ambassador Hotel in Djibouti

The manager of one of Hargeisa's leading hotels, Khader Aden Hussein, arrived in Djibouti in December 2019. He is hoping to set up a new Ambassador Hotel similar...

Al-Shabab Attacks Killed 4,000 in Past Decade, Says Data-Gathering Group

Somali militant group al-Shabab recently said it does not intentionally target Muslims – but a new report indicates that whatever its intentions, the group...

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Is China Harvesting Muslim Prisoners’ ‘Halal’ Organs for Rich Saudis?

A new witness report confirms the "slaughter on-demand" of China's Muslim prisoners to provide "Halal" organs for rich Saudi customers. Shopping just got a new meaning: Welcome to death...

Somaliland Government Issues Warning Against ‘Chinese’ Coronavirus

Somaliland government has issued a warning against the new Coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed fifty-six people in China. In a press conference on...

Abiy, Afwerki, Farmajo Meet in Asmara

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo are in Eritrea for talks with President Isaias Afwerki aimed at strengthening ties...