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The Covid-19 crisis weakens access to education in Madagascar

In Madagascar, we are measuring the impact of Covid-19's crisis on education. Civil society raised this issue during an online debate this Saturday, September 26th. For six months, classes have been suspended on the Big Island, except for graduate class students, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. With our correspondent in…

Somali forces rescue children in raid on Al-Shabaab camp

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Several Al-Shabaab militants were killed in fragile Lower Shabelle on Friday, state media reported in ongoing operations targeting the Al-Qaida-linked group which is terrorizing security forces, civilians and even operatives audience in Somalia for decades. State media say the Somali national army killed 16 al-Shabaab militants in Barire, further weakening the authority of the country, which has suffered insecurity for two years, killing hundreds and more. seriously injured. Reports indicate…

Sudan rejects link between removal from US terrorism list and

KHARTOUM - Sudan does not want to link its removal from the list of American terrorism which hinders access to foreign funding for the country's economy with the normalization of relations with Israel, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Saturday. Sources said this week that US officials have indicated in discussions with a Sudanese delegation that they want Khartoum to follow the UAE and Bahrain and open relations with Israel. Sudan's designation as a sponsor state of terrorism dates back to its ousted leader…

opposition parties and some elected officials boycott the senatorial election

In Madagascar, about thirty opposition political parties met on Friday 25 September at the Panorama Hotel in the center of the capital Antananarivo. Among them the TIM party of former President Marc Ravalomanana and the HVM of the outgoing head of state Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The latter rejects the holding of the senatorial election on 11 December 2020. An election that they consider constitutional and hasty, especially because several municipalities do not have large voters, and because validation of the executive…

United States-trained forces recapture strategic Somalia town

MOGADISHU, Somalia - U.S.-trained Danab forces recaptured a strategic city in the hostile Lower Shabelle region on Friday, officials said in a statement, in a huge success against the militants, who wreaked havoc on the nation of the Horn of Africa in recent years. Reports indicate that the military team under the command of Danab, a contingent of the Somali National Army , stormed Mubarak's region in Lower Shabelle and successfully flushed out the militants, who controlled the key city which is a major supply…

Al-Shabab says they executes spy agent and soldier in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Al-Qaeda ally in Somalia, Al-Shabab claims to have publicly executed two men on Friday afternoon accused of spying for a regional intelligence agency and a soldier in the Hiran region, in the center of the country. The terror group announced the killings on its affiliated online media, claiming they were carried out by a firing squad in a public square in the strategic town of Buq Aqable, an al-Shabaab stronghold in the state. federal government of HirShabelle. The two men - Abas Mohamed accused of…

Somali parliament to vote on new electoral deal

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's parliament votes today on an electoral deal reached between President Farmajo and the leaders of the country's federal states on September 17 in Mogadishu following discussions under pressure from the US embassy. The political deal is expected to gain support from MPs in both lower and upper houses, with sources indicating that First Vice President Abdiweli Mudey is against the pact and is campaigning for the amendment. If the deal passes, the government, together with the federal…

The hero from ‘Hotel Rwanda’ admits they have formed a militant group behind armed attacks

Paul Rusesabagina, the polarizing hero from the hit film "Hotel Rwanda", admitted in a court in Kigali on Friday that he had helped form an armed group, but denied any role in its crimes. Rusesabagina is famous for his portrayal of Don Cheadle in the 2004 film, in which a moderate hutu is shown saving hundreds of lives in a luxury hotel during the 1994 genocide, leaving about 800,000, mostly Tutsi, dead. However, a more complex picture has emerged since he appeared in Kigali under arrest under mysterious circumstances…

The UN supports the new Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The United Nations has welcomed the appointment of Mohamed Hussein Roble as the new Prime Minister of the federal government of Somalia, which has struggled with stability, over 30 years after the ouster of military leader Siad Barre, who ruled the country for two decades. In July, the Somali parliament fired Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, claiming that after months of negotiations, he had not prepared for a one-person-one vote. Khaire served in the office for three years, the longest period ever…

Al-Shabaab militants attack intelligence base in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militants on Wednesday attacked a base occupied by the National Intelligence Security Agency , officials said in a statement in the recent raid, which still shows the group's ability to launch sophisticated operations against the government. Al-Shabaab has struggled to overthrow the fragile UN-backed Somalia government, which has been under siege for the past few years, but their efforts have often been thwarted by security forces. Al-Shabaab announced allegiance to Al-Qaeda…

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