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Ex-boss of Ethiopia’s notorious Jail Ogaden arrested

Ex-boss of Ethiopia’s notorious Jail Ogaden arrested

Sunday May 26, 2019

The former head of a notorious Ethiopian prison has been arrested and is expected to face trial.
Hassan Ismail Ibrahim, also known as Hassan Dhere, was arrested in neighbouring Somalia in a town where he had been hiding, followin…

Diplomatic Row Hits New Low as Somalia Bans Meetings in Kenya

Diplomatic Row Hits New Low as Somalia Bans Meetings in Kenya

By Eddy MwanzaSunday May 26, 2019

The Kenya-Somalia strained relations sunk even further following a new directive from the Ministry of Health & Human Services on Saturday.
In a letter addressed to UN agencies, donors and International partners, …

Sudan main opposition group rejects general strike call

Sudan main opposition group rejects general strike call

Sunday May 26, 2019Sudan’s main opposition group and supporter of the protest movement Sunday rejected its call to stage a two-day general strike because of a deadlock in talks with the ruling military.”We reject the general strike announced by some …

Uganda protests Rwandan military’s ‘violation of territory’

Uganda protests Rwandan military’s ‘violation of territory’

Sunday May 26, 2019Kampala says Rwandan troops crossed border and killed two men, but Kigali dismisses the account as ‘fake news’.
Uganda has protested an incursion by Rwandan soldiers on its territory that it said resulted in two deaths, a developmen…

Sudan, Algeria, Libya: new Arab spring stalls as Trump looks away

Sudan, Algeria, Libya: new Arab spring stalls as Trump looks away

Sunday May 26, 2019Simon TisdallProtesters gather outside the military headquarters in Khartoum last week demanding regime change. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFPThe US once led western states’ support of democracy around the world, but under this p…

Antonella Bundu: The first black woman to run for mayor of a major Italian city

Antonella Bundu: The first black woman to run for mayor of a major Italian city

Sunday May 26, 2019Twitter, Antonella Bundu | Screengrab from Bundu’s Twitter account, posted as a anti-fascist protest on May 10 2019.Antonella Bundu is running to become the next mayor of Florence. If she succeeds, she will be the first woman and th…

EU pledges to support peace in the Horn of Africa

EU pledges to support peace in the Horn of Africa

Saturday May 25, 2019The European Union is renewing its support for peace in the Horn of African even as peacekeepers in Somalia struggle with reduced funding.This was the message the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Fed…

Jubbaland briefly detain TV journalist over interview of victim’s family in Kismayo

Jubbaland briefly detain TV journalist over interview of victim’s family in Kismayo

SJS Saturday May 25, 2019         Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary detention of privately-owned SBC TV reporter Mohamed Sahal Omar (Ga’ma Dhere) in Kismayo on Friday morning, May 24, 201…

U.S. airstrike kills 2 al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia

U.S. airstrike kills 2 al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia

Saturday May 25, 2019The United States military said Friday its special forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabab network in southern Somalia on Wednesday, killing two militants.Ads By Google The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) which oversees Ame…

Turkish aid agency distributes food aid to IDPs in Ethiopia

Saturday May 25, 2019urkey’s state-run aid agency distributed Friday food aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the town of Gelan on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa.Gelan hosts more than 4,000 people who were displaced more than a y…

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