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Voting underway in Djibouti with president seen successful fifth time period

Djibouti (Axadle) - Voters headed to the polls on Friday in the tiny but strategically important Horn of Africa nation Djibouti, with President Ismael Omar Guelleh widely expected to win a fifth term and extend his 21-year-long rule. The desert nation of less than one million people lies on one of the world's busiest shipping routes, the Gulf of Aden, and hosts U.S., Chinese, and French military bases, letting it punch above its weight. Guelleh, 73, is one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders. He was picked to succeed…

Djibouti voters called for the election in a context

Presidential elections in Djibouti on Friday 9 April. The head of state, Ismaël Omar Guelleh, is running for a fifth term. The opposition that challenges the electoral process boycotted. Before the president, in power since 1999, there is therefore only one candidate: Zakaria Ismail Farah, an almost unknown entrepreneur who runs as an independent. Djiboutier is called to the election in a tense context. The presidential election is being held in a security context that has deteriorated in recent months. Conflicts…

the hotels called for rescue to escape

As hospitals on the Big Island are on the verge of implosion due to the massive arrival of patients with Covid-19 in its severe form, the Council of Ministers decided this week to urge hotel owners from the capital to hire patients with milder forms. as reported from Antananarivo, Laure VerneauHotel owners in five facilities in…

meeting at a summit in Maputo, SADC announces a

On the southern part of the African continent, the regional organization of SADC presented on Thursday afternoon, April 8, the conclusions of its extraordinary summit, which was organized as soon as possible on security and humanitarian crises in Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique. Two weeks after the spectacular and deadly attack on Palma by a group claiming to be international jihadists, five leaders…

After the talks flopped, Farmajo accused of lacking leadership in Somalia

After the talks flopped, Farmajo accused of lacking leadership in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia - Political pressure continues to escalate in Somalia following the recent statement by the Council of Presidential Candidates, which now accuses outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of not showing "leadership" at the time when it is necessary. The harshly worded statement comes hours…

after the failure in Kinshasa, tensions increased

The failure, on Tuesday, April 6, of a three-day conversation in Kinshasa about the Ethiopian mega-hydroelectric dam built on a tributary of the Nile, weighs on the climate in the region. As the second phase of tank filling approaches, the positions seem further apart than ever. Sudanese negotiators left Kinshasa very angry.…

Daesh attack kills 12 in Mozambique, victim

In Mozambique's war-torn city of Palma, 12 people believed to be foreigners were found beheaded after a Daesh-alleged attack on the city, a local police chief told state television station TVM. The news comes when South African leaders will meet in Mozambique's capital Maputo on Thursday to discuss ways to respond to extremist rebels. The police chief, Pedro da Silva, told reporters visiting the city that he could not be sure of the nationalities of the 12 people, but he thought they were foreigners…

Egypt, Uganda sign intelligence agreement as

As the latest round of negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over Ethiopia's plans to build a dam on a tributary of the Nile failed to bring anything of value to the table and tensions between African nations continue to rise, Cairo and Uganda have signed an agreement on the division of military intelligence. According to a statement from Uganda's National Defense Force (UPDF) released late on Wednesday, the agreement was signed between UPDF's Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and the…

How Farmajo is reportedly frustrating ahead of elections in Somalia

How Farmajo is reportedly frustrating ahead of elections in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia - Outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo frustrates ongoing talks ahead of elections in the Afisiyooni Center within the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Northeastern State President Said Abdullahi Deni has told Voice of America Somali in the latest twist on the Horn of Africa. Deni said Farmajo's…

Int’l partners shoot warning against Somalia’s political stakeholders

Int'l partners shoot warning against Somalia's political stakeholders MOGADISHU, Somalia - A section of members of the international community has sent a warning to Somalia's politicians following Wednesday's collapse of the Afisyoni conference, which was to address a number of challenges ahead of the country's elections. The Villa Somalia leadership had accused the federal states of…

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