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President Mohamud Calls on Somali AU Chair Nominee to Step Down in Favor of Djibouti

Mogadishu (AX) — Fawzia Yusuf Adam, Somalia's pick for the African Union (AU) Chair, declared that Somali authorities and four federal member state chieftains are urging her to step down. This pressure comes from Djibouti's President, Ismail Omar Guelleh. During a presser in Mogadishu on Thursday, Adam clarified her unwavering stance: she won't budge from her AU Chair race, slated for 2025. "Leaders told me to step back. I emphasized the seat's significance, but they wouldn't listen. They think Djibouti should get it. I…

Ethiopian Rights Watchdog Calls for Ceasefire Amid Intensifying Clashes in Afar and Somali Regions

.custom-text { color: #0e101a; background: initial; } ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AX) — The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has urgently called for a ceasefire amidst rekindled hostilities, civilian casualties, and displacement in the Afar and Somali regions. Though a ceasefire pact was inked in April, the situation has worsened since early June with scattered skirmishes verified by local authorities. "Combat must end, and focus on durable peace should be amplified," declared the EHRC…

Somali President Urges Norwegian Diaspora to Reinforce Battle Against al-Shabab

Oslo (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud declared that his administration has reclaimed vast territories from al-Shabab in the past two years, even though the militant group has stepped up attacks on military installations in Galmudug and Hirshabelle States. Speaking to the Somali diaspora in Oslo on Tuesday, President Mohamud touched on issues of security, politics, national progress, constitutional amendments, and the ongoing battle against al-Shabab across different regions. "Securing the nation, finalizing…

Somali Government Urges Rapid Removal of Burials from School Policia Cemetery in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (AX) - Residents of Mogadishu have ten days to remove their relatives' remains from the School Policia cemetery, where a naval base is set to be constructed.At a press briefing held at the cemetery Monday, Defense Minister, Somali Police Force Commander, Banadir region's Deputy Security Commissioner, and notable Sheikhs demanded the immediate exhumation of bodies.Defense Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Noor underscored that the land, originally federal property, is intended to serve as a command hub for the Somali Navy…

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…

Nagelsmann Calls for Increased Aggression from Germany Following Draw with Ukraine

Germany struggled to penetrate Ukraine's defenses in their second-last exhibition game before Euro 2024, despite unleashing 27 shots in Nuremberg. Julian Nagelsmann urged Germany to ramp up their intensity after their nil-nil clash with Ukraine in Nuremberg. Despite a barrage of 27 attempts on target at Max-Morlock-Stadion, the Euro 2024 hosts couldn't notch a win ahead of the tournament starting June 14. Nagelsmann acknowledged the need for improvement before their bout with Scotland in the European Championship opener…

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa Urges National Unity Following ANC’s Historic Loss of Majority

Discontent over unemployment, economic disparity, and persistent power cuts whittled down the ANC's voter support to 40.2 percent, a steep drop from the 57.5 percent it held in 2019. The main rival, the Democratic Alliance (DA), captured 21.6 percent, while the up-and-coming uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), steered by ex-president Jacob Zuma, seized 14.7 percent, cornering a portion of the ANC's base. The official tally showed the ANC securing 159 spots in the 400-seat National Assembly, a significant reduction from 230. "Our…

Vancouver Whitecaps Coach Sartini Calls for Bold and Aggressive Play Against Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City will host the Vancouver Whitecaps in a crucial MLS match on Wednesday. The Vancouver team, currently in seventh place, is urged to be more aggressive according to coach Vanni Sartini. Sartini emphasizes the importance of winning against teams lower in the standings to maintain their playoff position. The Whitecaps have struggled to secure wins in recent matches, losing ground in the competition. Sporting KC, with only two wins this season, face a tough challenge as they try to turn their season…

Neville Calls for Greater Effort from Austin FC against Portland Timbers

Austin FC and Portland Timbers are set to clash at Q2 Stadium on Wednesday seeking to capitalize on their recent successes. Phil Neville expressed satisfaction with Portland Timbers' recent form but acknowledged there is still room for growth as they gear up to face Austin FC. After a string of nine winless MLS games, Portland managed to secure victories in two of their last three matches, including a 2-1 win against Sporting Kansas City over the weekend. With 16 points in the Western Conference, the Timbers are now…

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