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Farmaajo’s two key FMS allies to declare their position on term extension

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Two of Farmaajo’s key allies in the ongoing political stalemate are expected to declare their position on the term extension matter in a meeting with opposition presidential candidates.

Ethiopian Foreign Minister accuses Egypt, Sudan of ‘monopolizing’ Nile as talks stall

Ethiopian Foreign Minister accuses Egypt, Sudan of ‘monopolizing’ Nile as talks stall

Amr Salahi Demeke Mekonnen said Egypt and Sudan were trying to impose ‘hydro-hegemony’ on the Nile [Getty] As tensions between Ethiopia on the one hand and Egypt and Sudan on the other continue to rise over Ethiopia’s controversial Great Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Ethiopian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, has said that Ethiopia “cannot […]

Canada’s top court could be asked to rule if US safe for refugees

Canada’s top court could be asked to rule if US safe for refugees

Advocates say deal that allows Canada to quickly expel most asylum seekers at US border should be rescinded. A line of asylum seekers waiting to cross the Canada-US border near Champlain, New York, on August 6, 2017 [File: Geoff Robins/AFP] By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours Montreal, Canada – It was early April 2017 when Nedira Mustefa, an Ethiopian woman […]

Roadside blast in Somalia kills top military commander

Roadside blast in Somalia kills top military commander

Al-Shabaab terror group claims responsibility for attack Mohammed Dhaysane MOGADISHU, Somalia, At least two people, including a top national army commander, were killed when a roadside bomb targeted a military vehicle outside Bal’ad, Middle Shabelle region, an official said on Saturday. The attack occurred near Gololey on the outskirts of Bal’ad, an agricultural town 40 […]

Somalia’s Mohamed Farmaajo defends shock term limit extension

Somalia’s Mohamed Farmaajo defends shock term limit extension

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo. Somalia’s Parliament has passed a motion to extend his mandate by  two years. By Aggrey Mutambo President Mohamed Farmaajo of Somalia has gone on a charm offensive to blunt opposition to his controversial term extension on last Monday, even as he seeks more allies to negate a possibility of international isolation. […]

Somalia: turbulent leadership.

After thirty years of bandaging the country’s political leadership, institutions and federal system, the current atmosphere of Somali politics portrays that the best way forward is moving backward. Understandable, there are those who find this kind of thinking appealing because

Puntland State Votes Against President’s Extended Mandate

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik ) The legislature in the autonomous Somalian state of Puntland voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to deny the national president two more years in office after he extended his mandate.

After outcry, White House says Biden will lift U.S. refugee cap in May

WASHINGTON — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements.

President Farmajo meets the international community

Mogadishu (HOL) – The embattled President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, met with members of the international community on Saturday.

British teacher in UAE who had embraced Islam shares his Ramadan journey

British teacher in UAE who had embraced Islam shares his Ramadan journey

Dubai-based teacher Alexander Gabriel, who is unable to fast, makes the most of Ramadan Faisal Masudi, Chief Reporter Gabriel with his wife Hannah, daughter Luna and son Roman. Dubai: When British expat Alexander Gabriel, who has embraced Islam, found out he couldn’t fast, the news came as “a major blow” to him. The 32-year-old Dubai […]

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