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Sudanese Refugees Trapped in Ethiopian Forest Amid Violent Attacks

Folks hunker down by improvised abodes near Awlala Camp, Amhara region, Ethiopia, dated May 31, 2024. Image courtesy of Alfatih Alsemari/Handout via REUTERS. For licensing inquiries, hit them up.War-weary refugees escaping Sudan's civil unrest for neighboring Ethiopia claim they've had to move again, seeking refuge in forests and along roadways after relentless assaults by armed assailants turned their tents into swiss cheese.Around 8,000 souls vacated the Kumer and Awlala refugee camps, established by the United Nations in…

Northeastern State’s Top Cop Charges Security Force with Repeated Officer Assaults

Bosaso (AX) - Major General Muumin Abdi Shire, the top dog of Northeastern State Police, cried foul against the Northeastern State Security Force (PSF), pointing fingers and alleging relentless harassment of his officers. He particularly blamed the PSF for an assault on Bosaso’s central clink, which left two cops injured, adding that PSF operatives snatched two officers accused of stirring trouble in Bosaso midweek. "We apologize to the public for the frequent grave crimes. Our gripe is with the president of Northeastern…

Mohamed Nur, the Infamous Brixton Slasher, Receives Life Sentence for Brutal Murders and Random Assaults

London (AX) - A dangerous man committed random slasher attacks in Brixton, south London, and received a life sentence. Mohamed Nur, 34, got life with a minimum of 32 years for killing Johanita Kossiwa Dogbey, 31, and slashing three others. On May 1, 2023, Nur attacked Ms. Dogbey, stabbing her thrice in the neck while talking to her grandmother. She begged him to stop before succumbing to her injuries. Court records show he had previously attacked Rebecca Wilkes, Tomasz Kmiecik, and Katie Matthews in quick succession. Judge…

North Western of Somalia President Warns Controversial Agreement with Ethiopia Could Prevent Red Sea Threats

North Western of Somalia President, Muse Bihi Abdi, believes the deal with Ethiopia can ensure 'freedom of navigation' in the region where Houthi rebels have targeted international ships. The controversial agreement between North Western of Somalia and Ethiopia involves leasing land near the Red Sea to improve the safety of ships navigating the Gulf of Aden. Somalia has strongly opposed the deal, emphasizing that no part of its territory will be given away. Muse Bihi Abdi emphasized that the arrangement with Ethiopia would…

Savage assault on Danab troops in Middle Shabelle leaves casualties in its wake

In Mogadishu, an armed group confronted Danab soldiers near Eel Baraf in Middle Shabelle, resulting in casualties on both sides.The Danab troops, who had left Jowhar and were traveling to Hiraan, clashed briefly with the militias. The exact number of casualties is unclear.The attack appears to be driven by tribal loyalties, as the soldiers were off-duty and returning to Hiraan. This incident highlights a resurgence of clan-based conflicts.This skirmish is part of a series of violent incidents along the Hiraan-Middle Shabelle…

Mass Exodus from Rafah: UN Reports 800,000 Displaced as Gaza Suffers Fatal Israeli Attacks

In the central Gaza Strip, smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike on May 18, 2024 . Over the past week, approximately 800,000 Palestinians have been displaced from Rafah in the southern Gaza city due to Israel's offensive, according to Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the UNRWA. Lazzarini expressed deep sorrow over the consistent displacement of Palestinians in a statement issued on Saturday. "Throughout the conflict in Gaza, Palestinians have had to flee multiple times in search of safety, but they have never found it,…

Baidoa Under Siege: Homes Targeted in Brutal Hand Grenade Assaults in Southwest Somalia

Gunmen lobbed grenades at two homes in Baidoa, the temporary administrative hub of Southwest state, on Sunday night. One grenade was aimed at Kurow Amhar's house, a member of the regional Darwish army. Another explosion targeted the residence of the former Minister of Information in the Southwest administration, Ilyas Ali Noor, who now heads the Tubsan Agency. No one has taken credit for the attacks, and security forces have not released any details, with no reported injuries.

Escaping Danger: Sudanese Refugees Seek Safety Outside UN Camp in Ethiopia After Brutal Assaults

Over 1,000 Sudanese refugees escaped a United Nations camp in northern Ethiopia due to violence, per refugees and UN sources. Around 7,000 of the 8,000 camp residents fled on foot after being attacked and robbed by local militias. Detained by police after leaving Kumer camp, located 70 km from the Sudanese border in Ethiopia's Amhara region, the refugees remain anonymous for safety. UNHCR confirmed that 1,000 people felt unsafe at Kumer and left due to security incidents on Wednesday. Ethiopian government officials,…

Somali Officials Dismiss Amnesty’s Findings on Civilian Harm in Turkish Drone Strikes

The Somali government refuted the Amnesty International report accusing it of causing civilian deaths in Turkish drone strikes in Lower Shabelle. Deputy Information Minister Abdirahman Adala clarified that the military operations against al-Shabab have not resulted in civilian casualties. Minister Abdirahman Al-Addala assured that the military is vigilant and there have been no civilian casualties in any operation. He mentioned that the government has designated targets for the Turkish drones and conducted follow-up…

Beware: Paying Ransom May Spark Fresh Somali Pirate Onslaught

In a recent update regarding piracy near Somalia, EU NAVFOR ATALANTA highlighted a significant increase in activity posing a threat. The pirates' strategy involves taking over dhows to use as bases for attacks up to 600 nm away from shore, blending in with regular sea traffic. While no new attacks have occurred in the last week, the potential payment of ransoms could lead to more dhow hijackings, fueling future raids on ships. Reuters reported a $5 million ransom was paid for the release of the Bangladeshi bulker Abdullah,…

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