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FBI Ramps Up Suburban Raids in Explosive Feeding Our Future Bribery Scandal Investigation

Agents rummaged through several residences, including that of Mukhtar Shariff, who is entangled in the case. Acting on a snitch's tip about hanky-panky aimed at skewing the trial's result, they hauled off boxes of evidence from Shariff's crib in Savage, Minnesota, and poked around the cars outside. This marks round two of rummaging at Shariff's pad since the probe began. U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger highlighted the seriousness of the bribery buzz, remarking, "Any stunt to twist a trial’s verdict through bribery shakes the…

Somali Federal Government Ignites Development Initiatives in Northeastern State Despite Political Strains

Mogadishu (AX) - The federal government of Somalia has rekindled development efforts in Northeastern State of Somaliafollowing earlier political squabbles, which had thrown a wrench into various projects. Mohamud Abdirahman (Benebene), the Somali Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, mentioned on Monday that Northeastern State had previously put a brake on these initiatives but has now given the green light for their continuation. "We’re stoked about the revival of the Barwaaqo and Somalia Food System…

Ruto Demands Harmony as Verbal Clashes Erupt within Kenya Kwanza

President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua (left) at the Akorino National Thanksgiving Prayer Conference in Nakuru County on June 9, 2024. Image: PCS President William Ruto has appealed to figures in the Kenya Kwanza administration to cool the fiery rhetoric that has plagued his tenure of late. During the Akorino Annual Prayer Conference held on Sunday, June 9, at Nakuru Boys High School, Ruto emphasized the need for national unity and called on leaders to set a sterling example. "Tuungane, tushirikiane,…

Northeastern State’s Leader Deni Calls for Immediate Direct International Aid and Budget Support Amidst Federal Clashes

Garowe (AX) - Said Abdullahi Deni, the head honcho of Northeastern State, has called on Somalia's international pals to cook up a new system for multilateral development banks. This would allow them to directly dish out humanitarian assistance, development aid, and budget support to Northeastern State, especially as the political mudslinging between Northeastern State and the federal bigwigs escalates. On Sunday, President Deni fired off a letter to the global community, pointing fingers at the federal government for…

Devastating East Africa Floods Claim 528 Lives in the Midst of Intense Rainfall

Over 528 individuals have lost their lives due to heavy downpours and sudden floods wreaking havoc in East Africa, as stated by the United Nations relief agency on Friday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that about 1.6 million individuals have been affected by the calamity, with a majority hailing from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, including around 482,320 people in dire need of shelter.The OCHA revealed that humanitarian organizations throughout East Africa are actively collaborating with…

Escalating Crisis in Somalia: 1 Million Displaced by Drought, Floods, and Conflict

Somalia faces grave environmental and conflict-related issues currently. A historic drought in 2023, extensive flooding in 2024, and rising conflict with Al-Shabab have forced over a million people to flee. In a makeshift camp near Beledweyne, Samira struggles to care for her newborn daughter amidst the chaos caused by drought and conflict. The ongoing strife between the government and Al-Shabab has left many like Samira without basic necessities. The region is facing its worst drought in six decades, reminiscent of the…

Surviving the Drought: A Family’s Desperate Journey for Food in Somalia’s Crisis

In Somalia, climate change's harsh reality is a daily struggle. Once lush lands are now desolate, leaving families desperate for clean water. Drought devastates communities, displacing nearly 3 million people into IDP camps. Fatima and her family suffer extreme consequences due to drought. “Our farmlands are withering,” Fatima mourns about Balcad, her former farming village in southern Somalia, now decimated by drought. The failure of crops and the loss of livestock are now common. “We've lost everything,” Fatima laments,…

Egypt Strongly Stands by Somalia as Regional Tensions Escalate with Ethiopia

In Cairo, Egypt, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli expressed unwavering support for Somalia during a meeting with Somali Ambassador Elias Sheikh Omar Abu Bakr. The meeting took place on Sunday at the Cabinet headquarters in the New Administrative Capital. Madbouli emphasized the crucial role of Somalia's stability in achieving security and stability in the region. He expressed his eagerness to enhance cooperation between Egypt and Somalia and sent his regards to the Somali Prime Minister through Ambassador Abu Bakr.…

Amidst Resistance, Momentum Builds for Review of Somalia’s Constitution

Somalia’s leader, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has secured the support of key federal state leaders to revise the initial four sections of the constitution, a promise he made when he assumed office two years ago. Yet, he faces opposition from those who question the process. The latest developments were unveiled last week during the 9th meeting of the National Consultative Council (NCC) chaired by Mohamud. The NCC, which includes the President, Prime Minister Hamza Barre, Deputy Prime Minister Salah Ahmed Jama, and leaders from…

Kenya Showcases Booming Trade Relations with China at Africa Expo

In Nairobi, Kenya, the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE) 2024 commenced, showcasing the deepening trade and investment ties between the two regions. The event drew a prestigious delegation from Hunan Province in central China, emphasizing the strong partnership between China and Africa. Rebecca Miano, the cabinet secretary for the Ministry of Investments, Trade, and Industry, highlighted the expo's mission to unlock Africa's untapped potential by fostering connections with China's business community. Eric…

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