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Somali Troops Perish in Devastating Southwest Landmine Blast

On Tuesday, a remote-controlled landmine detonation at the main checkpoint in Silberd town, Bakool region, southwestern Somalia, led to the deaths of three Somali National Army soldiers and several injuries. Al-Shabaab, a militant group, asserted responsibility for the Tuesday attack, claiming their operatives caused the fatalities and injuries among the Somali military personnel. No immediate details on the blast were provided by local officials or National Army leaders. This incident underscores the significant…

Brazil Chosen as Host Country for 2027 Women’s World Cup

Following the withdrawal of the United States and Mexico's co-host bid, Brazil has been chosen to host the upcoming Women's World Cup event. The United States and Mexico were originally favored to host the FIFA tournament but withdrew their offer in April. As a result, Brazil will be the host of the 2027 Women's World Cup, beating out a joint bid from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. South Africa also pulled their bid in November of the previous year. This left Brazil and the European collaborative bid as the only…

Unprecedented Surge in Refugee Permits in OECD Nations: Flourishing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Reuniting with Loved Ones

In Nairobi, a recent study revealed a substantial increase in permits issued to refugees for study, work, and family reunification in OECD countries. The "Safe Pathways for Refugees" report, co-produced by UNHCR and OECD, showed a 38% rise in 2022 compared to the previous year. Approximately 215,000 permits were granted to individuals displaced by conflicts in 37 OECD countries and Brazil in 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic figures. Ruven Menikdiwela, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, emphasized the importance…

Global Support for Palestine’s Membership: Discover How Nations Voted!

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly supported a Palestinian bid for full UN membership, recognizing them as qualified to join and urging the UN Security Council to reconsider favorably. Membership decisions rest with the UN Security Council, still, the recent resolution grants Palestinians more participation and rights within the UNGA, without full membership. The breakdown of the voting in New York on Friday is as follows: - For (143): A: Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia,…

Why Somalia Should Consider Bitcoin as a Hedge: Building Economic Resilience

In the face of recent economic turmoil and uncertainties, Somalia has a compelling opportunity to explore the potential benefits of integrating Bitcoin into its national financial strategy. This innovative digital currency could not only serve as a safeguard during turbulent economic times but also act as a catalyst for strengthening Somalia's resilience against future shocks. Somalia, along with many other developing nations, faces a multitude of challenges that can significantly disrupt its economic stability. These…

Ireland is set to return asylum seekers who entered the country from the UK, citing concerns about the increasing number of arrivals and…

London (AX) — The Irish government is gearing up to tackle the influx of Somali asylum seekers and migration issues from the UK by introducing emergency laws to deport those who first entered the UK before coming to Ireland. This move comes amidst fears that British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's plan to deport individuals to Rwanda is prompting asylum seekers to reroute to Ireland. Justice Minister Helen McEntee revealed that a whopping eighty percent of recent arrivals had passed through the UK-Ireland border. In…

National dialogue in Gabon: the country is moving towards a regime

The national meeting, which began on April 2nd, is set to conclude next Tuesday. The various committees have started submitting their reports to the national dialogue office, which is hosting a closed-door plenary session for this purpose. On Thursday, April 25th, the political committee took its turn. It is challenging to pinpoint the exact recommendations put forth by the commissioners.

Guinea: Mining company SMD at the center of tensions in the country.

In Guinea, the Lero district has been a hotspot for tension for over a week. This small area, located 140 km from the gold-rich city of Siguiri, near the Malian border, is experiencing unrest and riots targeting the mining company SMD. Locals claim that the gold company has not honored its commitments regarding hiring and infrastructure. Since the military entered the town last Monday, residents have reported deaths and gunshot injuries.

The United States is elevating its voice and threatening to exclude the nation

After ten months of battle in Tigray, Washington is once more elevating its tone concerning Addis Ababa. The United States is threatening to take away Ethiopia from its record of privileged buying and selling companions - generally known as Ago - if Ethiopia doesn't finish human rights abuses in that province. A menace with US Trade Representative Katherine Tai in half phrases throughout an interview…

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