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Somalia and Djibouti to deploy troops to South Sudan.

Regional bloc IGADhas mandated Somalia and Djibouti to deploy troops to South Sudan to safeguard security and the implementation of the peace agreement. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad), in a statement to the media on Monday afternoon, said Somalia and Djibouti have been endorsed by the regional bloc to be among the South Sudan […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somalia Under Renewed Scrutiny Over FGM After Two More Young Girls Die.

Two more girls in Somalia have died after undergoing female genital mutilation, just weeks after a high-profile case prompted the attorney general to announce the first prosecution against the practice in the country’s history. Two sisters, aged 10 and 11, bled to death last week after they were cut in the remote pastoral village of […]

September 17th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif was found guilt of being a member of ISIS by supreme court of Australia

An Adelaide nursing student has been found guilty of being a member of the terror group ISIS. A Supreme Court jury returned the verdict against 23-year-old Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif on Monday after three hours of deliberations. Abdirahman-Khalif was remanded in custody for sentencing at a later date. She moved to Australia from Somalia when she was […]

September 17th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Djibouti Denies Accusations of Arms Trafficking

Djibouti (Prensa Latina) The government of Djibouti today denied accusations of its alleged involvement in the funding and facilitation of arms trafficking in the Horn of Africa. A report from the British company EXX Africa pointed out that Djibouti, which is strategically located, is a transit place for arms trafficking, allegedly replacing Eritrea in those […]

September 17th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Several killed in ‘ethnic motivated’ attacks in Addis Ababa

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 16, 2018) The last three days has seen bloody and deadly attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa in what residents and social media activists described were ethnic motivated, with an Oromo youth group known as Qeerroo brutally attacking other groups. ESAT received several gruesome photos of […]

September 16th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign accord in Saudi Arabia.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were in Saudi Arabia on Sunday ahead of a meeting described as the signing of a peace accord between the two East African nations. Terms of the agreement to be signed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in the […]

September 16th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Ethiopian airstrike kills 70 Al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

Mogadishu-A new report says Ethiopia‘s air force has killed about 70 al-Shabab extremists in an airstrike in neighbouring Somalia. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate says the airstrike was meant to thwart an al-Shabab attack on an Ethiopian contingent of the multinational African Union force. The report says “two vehicles packed with weapons” were destroyed. It […]

September 16th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign new peace agreement in Saudi: UN

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to sign a peace agreement “cementing” the relations between the two former Horn of Africa bitter rivals, according to a United Nations spokesperson. Farhan Haq said on Friday that the signing ceremony will be hosted by Saudi King Salman in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. UN […]

September 15th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

UN Envoy: Somali Leaders’ Lack of Trust Stymies Progress.

United Nations Envoy to Somalia Michael Keating says lack of trust among Somali leaders is complicating progress on the political and security fronts, and says the country’s federal and regional leaders need to compromise. Keating, who is leaving the office October 1, says there has been progress on the technical level in terms of agreeing […]

September 14th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

U.S. carries out air strike in Somalia as it backs local troops.

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Thursday it had killed two militants in an air strike in Somalia this week during a battle between U.S. and Somali government troops and al Shabaab Islamist fighters. The military’s Africa Command (Africom) said the strike was carried out on Sept. 11, in the central Somali village […]

September 14th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

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