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EgyptAir Set to Begin Direct Flights from Cairo to Mogadishu This Friday

Flight MS873 is set to take off from Cairo at 6:30 AM local time. The journey isn't straight through; there's a pit stop in Djibouti before heading to Mogadishu. This fresh route, operated by EgyptAir, will now connect Cairo and Mogadishu twice a week. It's anticipated that this connection will vastly improve economic and diplomatic interactions between Egypt and Somalia. EgyptAir isn’t just focusing on Mogadishu; they're also charting new routes to Abidjan and Djibouti. These moves are all part of a grander strategy to…

President Mohamud Confirms: Ethiopia and Somalia Delegations Avoid Direct Talks in Turkey

Mogadishu (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud revealed that the Ethiopian government has sought Turkey’s help to mediate between Somalia and Ethiopia. There's no sign Ethiopia is backing out from its MoU deal with North Western of Somalia.On Tuesday, in Mogadishu, President Mohamud noted that Ethiopian and Somali envoys hadn't engaged in direct talks. Turkey played the middleman.Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre stressed Ethiopia’s real intent: not port investments, but seizing Somali land."Ethiopia aims to set up a…

President Deni Poised for Groundbreaking Discussions with Somalia’s Federal Leadership

In his address, Deni issued a stern caution against schemes designed to seize control of the constitution and the nation to serve a select few."Northeastern State is alerting everyone to the manipulation by the country's government," Deni remarked.He highlighted that as government bodies adhere to legal norms, Northeastern State is acting within the authority bestowed by its own constitution and that of the Federal framework.Deni's announcement trails the Federal Government's fresh decree this week, which lifted the freeze…

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…

EgyptAir to Debut Nonstop Cairo-Mogadishu Flights This July

Somalia's envoy to Egypt and permanent player at the Arab League, Ali Abdi Awaare, jubilantly acknowledged the announcement, underscoring the perks for folks in both nations by simplifying travel and boosting relations.Besides flying to Mogadishu, EgyptAir sets its sights on Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and Djibouti. Abidjan-bound flights take off on July 9, buzzing through the skies thrice a week. The Cairo-Djibouti-Mogadishu journey kicks off on July 11, rolling out biweekly with the trusty Boeing 737-800.Ahmed Moalim Hassan, the…

Somali Prime Minister Commits to Direct Elections, Rejects Indirect Voting

Somali PM Assures No Return to Indirect Elections, Commits to Direct Voting In Mogadishu, Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre vows that Somalia will not go back to the old ways of holding elections through indirect methods at the Afisyoni tent in Aden Adde Airport. During a speech in Mogadishu, PM Barre stressed that they are actively working on creating a system where citizens can directly participate in electing their leaders. "We are completely open about this; we are not trying to trick anyone. Our goal is…

North Western of Somalia seeks direct donor assistance to bypass Somalia’s involvement

North Western of Somalia opts for direct assistance from donors, circumventing Somalia's involvement in the process. This strategic shift aims to secure funding directly, in contrast to the traditional approach of centralized distribution within the country. For years, Somalia has been treated as a united republic with multiple states, while North Western of Somalia advocates for recognition as an independent entity. Despite facing challenges on the global stage, the region operates autonomously with its own governance…

The first direct commercial flight between Israel and

About 100 Israeli tourists who arrived in Morocco on the first direct commercial flight between the two countries were greeted with dates, cakes and mint during a welcome ceremony. Seven months later normalization of relations between Israel and Morocco, this first flight started frequent flights. Israir operates two to three…

[En direct] Chad: the funeral of the elder

Chad pays tribute to President Idriss Déby last Friday. The head of state died earlier this week from his injuries after participating in the fight against rebels in the northern part of the country. A national funeral is being held in the Chadian capital where many officials are expected. The deadly remains must then be flown to Amdjarass, a town near his hometown of Berdoba near the Sudanese border. Idriss Deby will be buried there in an intimate family. A day that RFI invites you to experience live. .

[Live Update] Chad: Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on frontline

Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno, who has been in power for 30 years, died on Tuesday from injuries sustained while commanding his army in fighting against rebels in the north over the weekend, a spokesman announced on state television. "The president of the republic, head of state, supreme head of the army, Idriss Déby Itno, has just breathed his last while defending the territorial integrity on the battlefield. It is with deep bitterness that we announce to the Chadian people the death this Tuesday, April 20, 2021 of…

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