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Enhancing Defense Cooperation: Somalia Deepens Strategic Partnership with Turkey

Somalia and Turkey are strengthening military ties to enhance security and stability. Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur met his Turkish counterpart Yaşar Güler to discuss close cooperation between the two countries. The defense pact signed earlier this year shows Turkey's commitment to investing in Somalia's security forces. The GorGor elite troops have been trained and equipped by Turkey to fight against the Al-Shabab militants. The GorGor troops have been instrumental in eliminating Al-Shabab threats in Somalia. The…

Boosting Military Cooperation: Somali and Turkish Defense Ministers Forge Stronger Bonds at EFES-2024 in Izmir

Somali Defense Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur met with Turkish Defense Minister Yaşar Güler during the EFES-2024 Exercise's Distinguished Observer Day in Izmir. The ministers discussed enhancing defense relations between their nations. "Our Turkish comrades play a crucial role in strengthening our military, advancing it, and combatting the Khawarij," stated the Somali Defense Minister. The Defense Industry Products Exhibition on May 29-30 will exhibit products from 47 defense firms. The exercise will allow participating…

Boosting Community Engagement: Somali Police Chief Collaborates with Religious Leaders

Somali Police Chief General Sulub Ahmed Firin met with Somali clerics in Mogadishu to discuss improving cooperation between the police and religious leaders in the community. During the meeting, some scholars praised the police for their efforts in combatting the dissemination of inappropriate content on social media by young individuals. The clerics also appreciated the Chief's decision to consider the memorization of the Qur'an equivalent to possessing a high school diploma for those looking to join the Somali Police…

Boosting China-Africa Collaboration: Provoking Change Through FOCAC Initiative

Chinese and Ethiopian officials emphasized the need to strengthen collaboration between China and Africa within the framework of FOCAC. At the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, people are checking in at the new domestic terminal on May 18, 2024. The call for enhanced cooperation was made during a high-level conference in Addis Ababa titled "Revisiting Ethiopia's Role in FOCAC and the Way Forward." Eshete Tilahun, from the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, praised FOCAC for promoting infrastructure…

Boosting Collaboration: Kenya and Uganda Ink Pacts for Strengthening Partnerships

Kenyan President William Ruto warmly greeted Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at the State House in Nairobi on May 16, 2024. The two countries, Kenya and Uganda, inked multiple deals to strengthen their partnership. One of the agreements permits Uganda to bring in and transport processed oil products through Kenya from other producing areas. This move aims to solve issues faced by Uganda's oil sector, as stated by Kenya's President William Ruto. Ruto expressed optimism that these agreements will strengthen their bond and…

Highly-Anticipated Meeting between Somali Prime Minister and Kenyan Officials Boosts Cooperation

Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre touched down in Nairobi on Monday for the Kenya-Somalia Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) high-level conference happening from May 3 to 6, 2024. Top-ranking Kenyan government officials and Somali Ambassador to Kenya, Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, enthusiastically greeted the Prime Minister's delegation at the airport. Ambassador Abdulle expressed to reporters, "Somalia and Kenya have never been closer. Prime Minister Barre's visit will strengthen this bond and create new opportunities…

Enhancing Collaboration: Kenya and Somalia Forge Stronger Ties at Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting in Nairobi

Nairobi - High-ranking officials from Somalia and Kenya are currently participating in the Kenya-Somalia Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) meeting in Kenya, scheduled to run from May 3 to May 6, 2024. Leading the Somali delegation is Mohamed Fatir, the Director of Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, along with Ambassador Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, who serves as the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to Kenya. The conference is divided into two parts: the joint technical…

Embarking on the 15th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Vibrant Gambia

The 15th assembly of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) kicked off in Banjul, Gambia. Leaders from the 57 OIC member nations and beyond are expected to participate, as stated in the OIC declaration before the summit. Representing Turkey is Hakan Fidan, their foreign minister. The summit's primary goal is to fortify unity in tackling challenges encountered by the Muslim community and to foster cooperation and solidarity among member nations, in line with the OIC’s charter. The gathering will also focus on…

Enhanced Visa Restrictions for Ethiopians By EU Due to Government Deportation Impasse

The European Union headquarters announced an extension in visa processing time for Ethiopian citizens, increasing from 15 to 45 days. EU member states are now prohibited from exempting specific paperwork requirements or granting multiple-entry visas. Ethiopian diplomats and officials are now obligated to pay for travel visas.The European Commission, the EU's executive branch, has pledged to leverage visa regulations to pressure countries into cooperating with deportation procedures. Merely one-third of individuals instructed…

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