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Horn of Africa: UN welcomes Djibouti agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Thursday’s meeting in Djibouti with the foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with the Djiboutian head of diplomacy. The meeting, held on September 6 in Djibouti, resulted in the signing of a cooperation agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Through his spokesman, the UN chief stressed that “the […]

Horn of Africa: Tripartite summit to end Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute

Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed on Tuesday to initiate dialogue to resolve a border dispute between Eritrea and Djibouti, Abdinur Mohamed, the communications director in the office of the Somali president said. The leaders of the three Horn of African nations met in the Eritrean capital of Asmara and agreed to resolve the impasse […]

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Theresa May in Africa to boost post-Brexit fortunes

British Prime Minister Theresa May is traveling to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week on her first African tour to “deepen and strengthen” partnerships as the UK prepares to leave the EU in 2019. The trip “comes at a time of enormous change across Africa with a unique opportunity, as the UK moves towards […]

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Eritrea, Somalia poised to boost ties

An Eritrean government delegation, headed by Foreign Affairs Minister Osman Saleh and presidential advisor Yemane Gebreab, is currently holding high-level meetings in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The delegation members met with Prime Minister Hassan Khayre and President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed who briefed them on progress made to take up Somalia’s domestic and external challenges. The […]

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Horn of Africa: Somalia, Eritrea re-establish diplomatic ties

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday signed an agreement to re-establish diplomatic ties between the two nations, surprising observers and delighting citizens of the East African nations. According to the agreement signed in Asmara by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, the two countries will establish diplomatic relations and […]

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Uganda: court upholds age limit removal to let Museveni extend rule

Uganda’s constitutional court on Thursday endorsed the parliament’s decision to remove the presidential age limit of 75 years that could allow President Yoweri Museveni to extend his three-decade rule. Yoweri Museveni, a former guerrilla commander, is vying to run eternally the landlocked country, Africa’s biggest coffee exporter, which is planning oil production in two years. […]

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Somalia, Ethiopia to invest in four seaports on Red Sea

Somalia and Ethiopia will jointly invest in four seaports to attract foreign investment to the two countries, an official statement said. The move comes after an official meeting between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Mogadishu. The two leaders held talks on business, security, peace efforts and integration during […]

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Somalia: 27 Al-Shabaab militants killed in US airstrikes

The United States Special Forces have killed about 27 al-Shabab terrorists in northern Somalia, US Africa Command (Africom) said in a statement. According to Africom, the Saturday strike was conducted in cooperation with the Somali government southwest of Bosasso. Africom provided no additional details. The strike is the latest in a series of similar missions […]

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UN, Somalia seek $80 million in immediate relief for flood-affected populations

The United Nations and the Somali Government on Sunday launched a joint appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for the people affected by recent flooding in the country’s center and south. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the flooding – caused by the heaviest rainfall there in […]

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Somalia ready to take over security tasks from AU

Somalian government has called on African Union (AU) and United Nations to believe in the country’s ability to take over security responsibilities. The war-torn nation’s government trough the voice of its National Security Advisor, Abdi said Musse Ali, asked a joint team of the African Union and the United Nations to not judge the country […]

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