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President Farmajo in Dhusamareb Town for peace trip

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been warmly welcomed on Tuesday to Dhusamareb town, along with Galmudug State leader Ahmed Dualle Geelle Haaf. President Farmaajo was received by cheering residents, state and federal officials who traveled to the town in advance to take part in the welcoming ceremony. On arrival, President Farmajo addressed the local […]

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Tension remains high in Garbaharey district

A tense of battle was reporting mounting in Garbaharey district, the regional capital of Gedo province in southwestern Somalia. A resident told Radio Shabelle that the tension was sparked by a dispute over the ownership of a house in the city which is now under construction. The local who asked not to be named said […]

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Grenade blasts rock Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Suspected Al Shabaab militants have carried out double grenade explosions in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday night. The first attack took place in Suuqa Holaha area in Heliwa district after a hand grenade was hurled at a security checkpoint. A similar blast was heard around the residence of the deputy commissioner of Heliwa district on social affairs, […]

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African Union Chief Says Leaders 'Furious' Over Trump Remark

The African Union ambassador to the United States, Arikana Chihombori-Quao, tells VOA that African leaders are furious at derogatory remarks on immigrants from the continent and Haiti attributed to President Donald Trump. She says she expects more form…

ENGLISH – TOP NEWS 2018-01-17 05:47:08

An aide to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has revealed how generals warned him to step aside as protests against him grew, or face being “lynched” like Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. Massive street protests against 93-year-old Mugabe erupted after the military briefly took power in November following the veteran leader’s sacking of then-vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. […]

Egypt doesn’t want war with Sudan and Ethiopia: al-Sisi – Sudan Tribune

The Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Monday said his country isn’t conspiring against Sudan and Ethiopia stressing Egypt isn’t planning to go to war against its “brothers”. Al-Sisi’s statements come amid rising tensions between Egypt on the one hand and Sudan and Ethiopia on the other. The are several issues between Cairo and Khartoum including […]

My Australia: From washing dishes to Qantas executive – SBS

Former refugee Jamila Gordon has worked in technology for Qantas and IBM – but she had a tough start. ‘My Australia’ is a special SBS News series exploring cultural heritage and identity, and asking what it means to be Australian in 2018. Jamila Gordon is a long way from the small village where she was […]

Somali forces kill Al-Shabaab militants in southern region

Several Al-Shabaab militants were killed on Tuesday in heavy fighting between Somali National Army and the militant group near Baidoa town, southwest Somalia, officials said. Security Minister of Southwest State in Somalia Hassan Hussein Mohamed told Xinhua by phone that the militants’ attempt to capture two areas was thwarted. “The terrorists attacked SNA and Southwest […]

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Those captured Tukaraq were SNM militiamen, says Puntland Minister

Puntland Information Minister Abdi Hersi Ali has accused Somaliland of supporting Al-Shabab militant, he said in a press conference in Bosaso Tuesday. “I know that Somaliland behind 85% of Al-Shabab violence in Galgala hills of Bari region,” he said. In the past few days, tensions between Puntland and Somaliland have escalated after forces from Somaliland […]

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Kenya Opposition Leader Vows to Inaugurate Self as ‘Peoples’ President’

NAIROBI — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose National Super Alliance (NASA) contests the results of October’s re-run election, has defiantly vowed to inaugurate himself the “peoples” president’ at the end of January, if there is no dialo…