Somalia

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:48:21 GMT
Somali Foreign Minister Says Will Never Accept Ethiopia's 'Attempt' to Annex Territory
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Somalia would never accept an attempt to annex a part of its territory, the country's acting minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation said on Friday, commenting on a sea access deal between Ethiopia ...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:49:09 GMT
Ethiopian Airlines Refutes Report of Suspending Flights to Avoid Somali Airspace
[Shabelle] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopian Airlines on Friday evening denied media reports claiming that it would reroute flights to avoid Somali airspace, which had previously been utilized for flights en route to Asia.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:27:54 GMT
Farmajo Expected to Be Back Home After Long Absence
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- The former president of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is expected to return to the country on Friday.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:02 GMT
Somali Military Court Sentences Six Moroccans to Death for Terrorism
[VOA] A military court in northern Somalia has sentenced six Moroccan nationals to death on terrorism charges, prosecutors and court officials tell VOA.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:05:52 GMT
Somalia Fronts Ex-Minister for AU Chairperson Top Seat
[New Times] Somalia has formally begun lobbying for its ex-Foreign Affairs minister Fawzia Yusuf Adam to be the next African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson in what could bring a direct challenge to Kenya's Raila Odinga, The East African reports.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:20:28 GMT
Somalia Is Now in a State of Climate Emergency, Says President
[Shabelle] Nairobi, Kenya -- In an address at the 6th Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, stressed the existential threat of climate change and the need for immediate global action.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:30:17 GMT
Somalia President Arrives in Turkey for Forum
[Shabelle] Antalya, Turkey -- The president of Somalia Hassan Sheikh has arrived in Antalya, Türkiye, to participate in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:38:03 GMT
Why Turkey Is Helping Somalia Defend Its Waters
[The Conversation Africa] Somalia and Turkey recently announced that they would expand the terms of a defence agreement first signed on 8 February 2024 to include the maritime sector. This came as tensions rose between Somalia and landlocked Ethiopia...

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:32:08 GMT
Somali Army Chief Meets AU Military Officials On War Against Al-Shabaab
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- The Somali Army chief, Ibrahim Sheikh, met with AU military officials to discuss ways to speed up the ongoing all-out war on Al-Shabaab militants.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 18:08:28 GMT
Somalia-Turkey Pact Inflames Maritime Spat With Ethiopia
[DW] Somalia's recent deal with Turkey has raised the stakes in a simmering maritime dispute with Ethiopia. Experts say it could escalate existing conflict in the Horn of Africa.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:34:33 GMT
AU Appoints New Deputy Head of Somalia Mission
[Shabelle] Addis Ababa -- The newly appointed Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) to Somalia, Mr. Sivuyile Thandikhaya Bam , on Sunday, February 25, 2024, arrived at the Mission Headquarters in M...

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:04:24 GMT
Somali Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation Advocate to Change Minds - and Lives
[UNFPA] Mogadishu, Somalia -- "I used to feel fear when it was night time," mother-of-two Nurto Abdi Osman told UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:53:03 GMT
Ethiopia Voices Concern About Somalia's Report to UN Security Council
[Shabelle] New York -- Ethiopia's envoy to the United Nations issued a statement saying that the government of Abiy Ahmed regrets "Somalia's accusations and the report it submitted to the United Nations Security Council on the 19th of this month."

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 04:44:11 GMT
'We Were Rich, Now We're Poor' - Life After Record Droughts in Somaliland
[African Arguments] Without measures to build long-term resilience, fears are growing that once prosperous herders will end up depending on aid.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:33:04 GMT
Op-ed / The Ethiopia-Somaliland Berbera Port Deal: a New Horn of Africa Hotspot
[Addis Standard] By the Horn of Africa Research Unit of the Emirates Policy Center (EPC)

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:33:04 GMT
Ethiopia Expresses 'Disappointment' Over Somalia's 'Unjustified Accusations' At UN Meeting
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations issued a statement yesterday saying that it is "disappointed" by the "unjustified accusations" made by Somalia during a UN Security Council briefing on 19 Februar...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:44:20 GMT
School Teacher Stabbed to Death in Mogadishu Buried After a Week
[Shabelle] Mogadishu -- After one week, today, the late Abdirahman Maclow Abikar, who was a school teacher, was killed a week ago in the school where he was a teacher.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:51:41 GMT
Online Briefing With Molly Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs - Michael Hammer, Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa - and John Godfrey, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan
[State Department] Johannesburg Hub -- MODERATOR: Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State's Africa Regional Media Hub. I welcome our participants logging in from across the continent and thank all of you for joining this discussi...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:58:31 GMT
Ethiopia Sentences 41 Al-Shabab Militants, Including Leader to Prison Terms
[Shabelle] Addis Ababa -- The Ethiopian government on Monday announced that 41 members of Al-Shabab fighters including a military leader were sentenced to jail terms. The leader is sentenced to life in prison.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:58:03 GMT
Ethiopia's Quest for Sea Access and the Question of Somali Sovereignty
[African Arguments] Debating Ideas reflects the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It offers deb...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:27:36 GMT
Somaliland Says Preparation for Implementation of MOU With Ethiopia 'On Track'
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Somaliland Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has said the Somaliland government is "on course without any wavering, and remain seized" of the implementation of the MoU signed with Ethiopia,...

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 23:27:05 GMT
UN Committed to Help Somalia Deliver 'For Its People'
[UN News] Somalia remains resilient and strongly committed to state-building but more is needed to sustain the gains made in the fight against terrorist insurgency, the UN Special Representative in the country told the Security Council on Monday.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 07:09:08 GMT
Tensions Escalate Between Somalia, Ethiopian Over AU Summit Incident
[VOA] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Tensions between Somalia and Ethiopia escalated over the weekend following allegations by Somalia's president that Ethiopian security forces tried to bar him from attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:59:38 GMT
'We Demand' - a Collective Statement to the African Union
[African Arguments] A movement of dozens of African civil society groups call on the AU to take actions in pursuit of climate justice, peace, and equality.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 10:12:41 GMT
An Israeli Plane Escaped Hijacking Over Somalia
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Hostile elements" attempted to take over the communication network of an El Al plane flying from Phuket to Ben-Gurion Airport on Saturday night and divert it from its destination, Israel's national airline confirmed o...

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 10:17:36 GMT
Somaliland Announces It Will Implement Sea MOU With Ethiopia
[Shabelle] Hargeisa, Somalia -- Somaliland said that an official agreement was recently signed with Ethiopia and a committee of experts was appointed to complete it.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:08:53 GMT
Ethiopia Keen to Reverse the Collision Course With Somalia to Economic Cooperation
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and Somalia have a historical, cultural, social and economic relation that dates back to antiquities. Despite a complex and often strained relationship, marked by periods of cooperation and conflict, the peoples of the two...

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 07:22:09 GMT
Al-Shabab Leader, Commanders of Terrorist Group Sentenced Up to Life Imprisonment
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- A court in Ethiopia has sentenced 41 convicts up to life imprisonment, including the leader of Somalia based terrorist Al-Shabab and its commanders.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 09:47:51 GMT
DR Congo, Somalia, Mali Amongst Highest Users of Child Soldiers
[UN News] As we mark the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers, commonly known as the Red Hand Day, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, reaffirms her commitment to the protection of children affec...

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 12:04:44 GMT
Ethio-Somaliland Port Deal Invigorates HOA Economic Ties
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