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John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House

Sunday December 9, 2018 By Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, would step down by the…

E. African leaders inaugurate Chinese-built dev’t projects in Ethiopia

E. African leaders inaugurate Chinese-built dev’t projects in Ethiopia

Sunday December 9, 2018 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday inaugurated the Chinese-built Jimma Industry Park in Ethiopia’s western…

Blast Kills 2 senior military commanders in Somalia

Blast Kills 2 senior military commanders in Somalia

Mohamed Olad Hassan Thursday December 6, 2018 Two senior Somali military commanders and several soldiers were killed Thursday when a roadside bomb blast hit their vehicle south of Mogadishu. Officials…

Bloody rivalry erupts between al-Shabab, IS group in Somalia

Thursday December 6, 2018 A bloody rivalry has emerged between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters allied to the Islamic State group, who have begun…

Somali officials report deadly US-backed raid on al-Shabab

By Abdi Guled Wednesday December 5, 2018 NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali commandos backed by U.S. forces raided two al-Shabab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing…

Kenyan leaders say KDF to stay in Somalia to bring peace and stability

Kenyan leaders say KDF to stay in Somalia to bring peace and stability

Friday November 30, 2018 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday reiterated that troops will keep fighting al-Shabab militants in Somalia until peace and stability is restored to the region. Kenyatta…

Daughters of Al-Shabab

Wednesday November 28, 2018 Youth unemployment has been described as a ticking time bomb in Kenya, a nation where three quarters of the population are younger than 30. Due to…

Somaliland: A colorblind nation and the new regional Kaleidoscope of politics

Somaliland: A colorblind nation and the new regional Kaleidoscope of politics

Monday, November 26, 2018 President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” of Somalia seems to be not interested any longer to pursue the negotiations between Somalia and Somaliland Since the collapse of the…

African Union Peace & Security Council delegation on an assessment mission in Somalia

Monday November 26, 2018 A twenty-seven-member delegation from the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) arrived in Somalia to assess the political and security situation in the Horn of…

A Controaversial Islamic Leader And His Followers Killed In Galkayo Attack

A Controaversial Islamic Leader And His Followers Killed In Galkayo Attack

November 26, 2018 Al-Shabaab suicide bomber and gunmen on Monday stormed a religious centre in Galkayo town of central Somalia, killing at least 20 people. According to witnesses, the group…

Somali region unveils reconstruction project for old port in country’s north Share Tweet Email Share Hiiraan Online Sunday November 25, 2018 BOSSASO (HOL) – Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Friday unveiled a $40 million project for a rickety port’s reconstruction plan aimed at benefiting communities in the country’s northeastern part amid a new battle for foreign investment projects in the region stirred by UAE’s port investment in the neighboring breakaway territory of Somaliland. Garacad port’s reconstruction project by a Turkish construction firm, would also rebuild highways to allow easier access to the historic coastal town’s port which has once served as a major piracy hub for years before the end of Somalia’s once notorious sea gangs, thanks to the EU’s naval forces that brought an end to the menace that threatened the world’s international shipping lines. Unveiling the grand project, Puntland’s president Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas said that the reconstruction of the port which is expected to last two and half years would be undertaken with funds raised by local business communities. “Only one port cannot fulfill the needs for the entire Puntland people, therefore, the reconstruction of the Garacad port would further help in improving our economic infrastructures.” Ali said during a ceremony unveiling the project in the town on early Sunday, referring to Bossaso seaport. Mr. Ali said that once the construction of the 636m-meter port is completed it would ease the process of delivering goods to the coastal areas that have relied on land transport and Bossaso port to receive commodities from abroad. Among the port’s reconstruction plan is highway ramps that would help give vehicles and people access to the dockyard of the port, the second in the region which currently relies on its main seaport in Bossaso, the region’s commercial as its only point for direct access to the maritime transport. The project is also expected to help create job opportunities for the region which has seen increase in the rate of unemployment among its youth in recent years. It is estimated that 70% of the region’s 3 million population is under 30.

Somali region unveils reconstruction project for old port in country’s north  Share  Tweet  Email  Share Hiiraan Online Sunday November 25, 2018    BOSSASO (HOL) – Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Friday unveiled a $40 million project for a rickety port’s reconstruction plan aimed at benefiting communities in the country’s northeastern part amid a new battle for foreign investment projects in the region stirred by UAE’s port investment in the neighboring breakaway territory of Somaliland.  Garacad port’s reconstruction project by a Turkish construction firm, would also rebuild highways to allow easier access to the historic coastal town’s port which has once served as a major piracy hub for years before the end of Somalia’s once notorious sea gangs, thanks to the EU’s naval forces that brought an end to the menace that threatened the world’s international shipping lines.  Unveiling the grand project, Puntland’s president Abdiweli Mohamed Ali  Gas said that the reconstruction of the port which is expected to last two and half years would be undertaken with funds raised by local business communities.  “Only one port cannot fulfill the needs for the entire Puntland people, therefore, the reconstruction of the Garacad port would further help in improving our economic infrastructures.” Ali said during a ceremony unveiling the project in the town on early Sunday, referring to Bossaso seaport.  Mr. Ali said that once the construction of the 636m-meter port is completed it would ease the process of delivering goods to the coastal areas that have relied on land transport and Bossaso port to receive commodities from abroad.  Among the port’s reconstruction plan is highway ramps that would help give vehicles and people access to the dockyard of the port, the second in the region which currently relies on its main seaport in Bossaso, the region’s commercial as its only point for direct access to the maritime transport.  The project is also expected to help create job opportunities for the region which has seen increase in the rate of unemployment among its youth in recent years.  It is estimated that 70% of the region’s 3 million population is under 30.

Somali region unveils reconstruction project for old port in country’s north Sunday November 25, 2018 BOSSASO (HOL) – Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Friday unveiled a $40 million project for a…

Ottawa: Police identify South Keys Shopping Centre homicide victim

Saturday November 24, 2018 Ottawa police have identified the victim of the South Keys Shopping Centre shooting death as Yonis Barkhadle, 27, of Ottawa. Barkhadle was found in the parking…

US Ambassador to Somalia Discloses Plan to Move Mission to Mogadishu From Nairobi

Friday November 23, 2018 United States Ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto on Friday disclosed that the U.S Mission to Somalia located at the U.S embassy in Nairobi, Kenya would soon…

Kenya: KCAA Probes 3 Airlines for Lifting Miraa On Unlicensed Aeroplanes

Friday November 23, 2018 The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is investigating three local airlines for operating miraa (khat) cargo business on the Nairobi-Somalia route. This comes barely a few…

Miracle baby emerges unscathed after falling onto tracks and under moving train

Miracle baby emerges unscathed after falling onto tracks and under moving train

Wednesday November 21, 2018 By John Hadden WATCH ABOVE: Footage shows ‘miracle baby’ emerge unscathed after run over by train. WARNING: Disturbing images. Viewer discretion is advised. A baby in…

Somali regional state executes soldier over elder’s murder

Somali regional state executes soldier over elder’s murder

Monday November 19, 2018 KISMAYO (HOL) – Somalia’s Jubbaland regional state executed one of its own soldiers by firing squad in the port city of Kismayo after a military court…

Undersea gas fires Egypt’s regional energy dreams

Undersea gas fires Egypt’s regional energy dreams

Sunday November 18, 2018 Egypt is looking to use its vast, newly tapped undersea gas reserves to establish itself as a key energy exporter and revive its flagging economy. Encouraged…

How Kenyan police let in Somalia’s Shabaab bombers

How Kenyan police let in Somalia’s Shabaab bombers

Friday November 16, 2018 Police officers at the Kenya-Somalia border let in five Al-Shabaab suicide bombers in February this year after receiving bribes, a new United Nations report says. The…

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

Wednesday November 14, 2018 The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries. Ads By Google…

Boeing didn’t disclose control feature eyed in Indonesia crash, U.S. pilots say

Boeing didn’t disclose control feature eyed in Indonesia crash, U.S. pilots say

Wednesday November 14, 2018 Boeing’s first 737 Max 9 jet is seen at the company’s delivery centre before a ceremony transferring ownership to Thai Lion Air in Seattle on March…

U.N. Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on Wednesday

U.N. Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on Wednesday

Tuesday November 13, 2018 The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after…

Somali-Australians condemn ‘scourge’ of terrorism

Saturday November 10, 2018 Somali-Australians have spoken out after Friday’s Bourke Street Mall incident, strongly denouncing the actions of Hassan Khalif Shire Ali. Ads By Google In what is being…

Chiefs given 24 hours to end Wajir clan clashes

Saturday November 10, 2018 Three more people have been killed in a retaliatory attack in ongoing inter-clan clashes in over land in Wajir County. The attack brings the death toll…

Suicide car bombers kill at least 17 near hotel in Somali capital city

Suicide car bombers kill at least 17 near hotel in Somali capital city

Friday November 9, 2018 Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 17…

Abiy government in Ethiopia brings guarded hope for political dissidents

Thursday November 8, 2018 By Maggie Fick Mulugeta Ayene/AP Long marred by military dictatorship and political repression, new reforms in Ethiopia are paving the way for greater political participation of…

Grenfell Tower bonfire: Five men arrested over video

Image captionThe Justice4Grenfell campaign group said the video “has caused great alarm and distress” Five men have been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence in connection with a…

Bare Knuckle Bouts in Madagascar? ‘It Is About More Than the Fighting’

Bare Knuckle Bouts in Madagascar? ‘It Is About More Than the Fighting’

Photographs and Text by FINBARR O’REILLY   © Finbarr O’Reilly for The New York Times From left, Rocky Ambanza, Vlan Fanamba and Mamadou riding through the streets of Andapa, Madagascar, to…

Somali regional election chief resigns amid allegations of manipulation

Monday November 5, 2018 BAIDOA (HOL) – The chairman of Somalia’s Southwestern state election commission has resigned Monday amid allegations of “blatant and unabashed’ attempts by some candidates to manipulate…

Kenya: Why Ahmednasir Wants DCJ Mwilu to Seek Asylum in Europe

Kenya: Why Ahmednasir Wants DCJ Mwilu to Seek Asylum in Europe

Kenyans.co.ke By PAUL WANJAMA Monday November 5, 2018 Senior Ahmednasir Abdullahi Senior Ahmednasir Abdullahi has advised Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu to seek political asylum in Europe.Responding to reports…

Ethiopian Airlines to land in Mogadishu for first time in four decades

Ethiopian Airlines to land in Mogadishu for first time in four decades

Friday November 2, 2018 Africa’s wealthiest and largest airline will have its first flight to Somalia’s capital in over 40 years today. Ads By Google Ethiopian Airlines has reported that…

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