Browsing Category

East Africa

East Africa | Axadle | Somali English News Source, That, you can depend on. From, the expert view you can trust.

Coordinator of Disarmament Program in DRC Dismissed

Jean-Bosco Bahala Sacked Over Entebbe Meeting Jean-Bosco Bahala Ousted After Disputed Gathering in Uganda Jean-Bosco Bahala, who served as the Democratic Republic of Congo's Coordinator for the Program on Disarmament, Demobilization, Community Recovery, and Stabilization (PDDRC-S), found himself jobless after a contentious assembly in Entebbe, Uganda. It was announced with immediacy on Tuesday, July 23. The previous day’s gathering featured delegates from the Alliance Fleuve Congo (AFC) platform,…

Kenya’s Rugby Sevens Aspire for Victory in the 2024 Olympics

Kenya Shujaa's Olympic Journey: From Relegation to Redemption On Wednesday, July 24, the rugby sevens competition will commence at the Paris Olympic Games. Among the contenders is Kenya Shujaa, a team of high hopes representing Africa. Having rejoined the Elite World Circuit after being dropped last year, their participation in Paris comes with the prospect of professional recognition. For them, the stakes couldn’t be higher. At the training grounds of Kasarani Stadium, located on Nairobi's outskirts, the Kenyan players…

Somali Army Chief Visits Wounded Soldiers Following Fatal Encounter with Al-Shabaab

Somalia's Army Chief Visits Wounded Soldiers After Fierce Battle with Al-Shabaab MOGADISHU, Somalia - Major General Ibrahim Sheikh Muhydin, the Chief of Defence Forces for the Somali National Army (SNA), paid a visit to soldiers injured in Monday’s violent clash in Southern Somalia. This confrontation involved the army and Al-Shabaab insurgents attempting to seize military outposts. Accompanied by police chief Brigadier Sulub Ahmed Firin, known for his pivotal role in upholding law and order, Major General Muhydin…

Ugandan Police Detain Demonstrators as Anti-Corruption Protests Commence

Ugandan Authorities Clamp Down on Anti-Corruption Protests Ugandan law enforcement detained several demonstrators as anti-corruption rallies kicked off. Peaceful protestors gathered to voice their frustrations about government corruption, demanding transparency and accountability. However, the police swiftly intervened, dispersing the crowd and making several arrests. "They can't silence our fight for justice!" shouted one of the demonstrators before being taken into custody. Many citizens, fed up with rampant corruption,…

Somali Military Achieves Numerous Victories Over Al-Shabaab

Somali Forces Celebrate Triumphs Over Al-Shabaab KISMAYO, Somalia - Monday marked a significant milestone for the Somali National Army (SNA), as they reported a remarkable performance in their recent engagements. The SNA's strategic maneuvers resulted in the death of over 120 Al-Shabaab militants across three distinct operations, targeting the insurgents who attempted assaults on military installations. Joint efforts of the Somali National Army and Jubaland Security Forces secured victories in three separate…

A Swedish Diplomat’s Journey Through the Great Lakes Region of Africa

New EU Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Announced The European Union is gearing up to introduce Johan Borgstam, an experienced Swedish diplomat who has served in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya, as its Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region. This significant announcement is slated for July 24, 2024. Borgstam’s nomination will be brought to the attention of the 27 ambassadors from the EU's permanent member states. Over recent times, the EU has vocalized its intent to establish a dedicated…

Uganda: Law Enforcement Dispatched in Kampala to Counter Protest

Braving the Ban: Young Protesters in Uganda Stand Firm Against all odds, clusters of Ugandan youth took to the streets on July 23, 2024. They defied an enforced ban on rallies, despite heavy barricades and riot cops swarming Kampala. This bold act of defiance came even as numerous members of their movement faced arrest, their legal counsel revealed.

Ethiopia: a landslide in the southern region of the country

Catastrophic Landslide in Southern Ethiopia Claims Lives Catastrophic Landslide in Southern Ethiopia Claims Lives On July 22, relentless downpours triggered a devastating landslide in southern Ethiopia, causing the tragic death of at least 229 individuals. This preliminary count, disclosed by local officials a day later, could potentially increase as rescue operations continue. The natural disaster struck hard, leaving communities in ruin and echoing a grim warning on the impacts of extreme weather.…

Local Official Reports Death Toll Rises to 146 Following Southern Ethiopia Landslide

Southern Ethiopia Landslide Leaves 146 Dead, Local Official Confirms "A devastating landslide in southern Ethiopia has taken a harrowing toll, leaving 146 individuals dead," a regional authority reported. Natural disasters often hit this area around this time of year, turning serene landscapes into sites of tragedy. Eyewitnesses recounted scenes of chaos and despair. "It was like the ground swallowed everything," noted a survivor. This incident, unfortunately, is not isolated. Landslides during the rainy season bring…

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More