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President Haaf leaves his base amid talks over Galmudug elecion

President Haaf leaves his base amid talks over Galmudug elecion

Galmudug president Ahmed Duale Gelle Haaf has “moved out” of Dhusamareb in central Somalia as the Federal Minister of Interior is in the town for talks with local leaders.
The regional leader left his office with&nbsp…

Ethiopia’s PM says army chief of staff shot thwarting coup

Ethiopia’s PM says army chief of staff shot thwarting coup

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff was shot while trying to thwart an attempted coup on Saturday in a federal state north of the capital Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.
Speaking on state television late on Sa…

Somali forces take new ground from Al-Shabaab

Somali forces take new ground from Al-Shabaab

Somali special forces and their allied AU soldiers have successfully retaken Xarshanley near the ancient port city of Barawe on Sunday from Al-Shabaab.
According to the reports, the troops are conductin…

The Latest: Ethiopia spokesman says military chief killed

The Latest: Ethiopia spokesman says military chief killed

Sunday June 23, 2019

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Ethiopia. (all times local):11:30 a.m.A spokesman for Ethiopia’s prime minister says the head of the country’s military has been shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa.Nigussu T…

Ethiopia’s Amhara state chief killed amid regional coup attempt

Ethiopia’s Amhara state chief killed amid regional coup attempt

Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser attacked in their offices by ‘mercenaries’ in country’s north.
Sunday June 23, 2019
Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen, president of Amhara regional state and Ethiopia’s Army Chief General Seare Mekonnen
The head of Ethiopia’s Amh…

Turkey opposition seeks to repeat win in Istanbul redo vote

Turkey opposition seeks to repeat win in Istanbul redo vote

Sunday June 23, 2019By DEREK GATOPOULOSphotoj1In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019 photo, Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, waves to supporters as he speaks at a rally in Istanbul, ahead of the June 23 …

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopia plan for political transition

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopia plan for political transition

Sunday June 23, 2019Sudanese protesters chant slogans demanding a civilian government as they make barricades on a road in Omdurman [Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP]Ruling military generals and protest leaders have been wrangling over the make-up of a transitiona…

Ethiopia coup attempt leaves army chief shot, says PM

Ethiopia coup attempt leaves army chief shot, says PM

Sunday June 23, 2019Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister. Photograph: ReutersGunfire reported in Addis Ababa as well as Bahir Dar, regional city where armed group reportedly tried to seize power
Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, the prime…

Ethiopia army chief shot amid unrest

Ethiopia army chief shot amid unrest

Sunday June 23, 2019Mr Abiy has taken measures to end repression, but ethnic violence has increased/GETTY IMAGESEthiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says the country’s defence chief of staff has been shot following unrest in the northern Amhara region…

Diaz-Canel Closely Follows Case of Kidnapped Cuban Doctors

Diaz-Canel Closely Follows Case of Kidnapped Cuban Doctors

Sunday June 23, 2019Havana, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, tweeted on Saturday that he spoke with his counterparts in Kenya and Somalia about the case of the two Cuban doctors kidnapped in Africa.
I held phone conversation…