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U.S. Airstrike Targets and Potentially Eliminates Top ISIS Leader

The U.S. government has pegged Abdulqadir Mumin as the honcho of the ISIS faction in Somalia. Yet, clandestinely, he ascended to the throne of the global terror outfit last year, according to a pair of American officials. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on May 31 that it had launched a drone strike targeting ISIS extremists in a secluded zone 81 kilometers (roughly 50 miles) southeast of Bosaso, Somalia, eliminating three foes. AFRICOM’s communiqué remained mum on the exact identities of the targets or casualties,…

US Warns of Houthis’ Strategic Alliance to Disrupt International Shipping

The Houthi surge appears driven by their aspiration for global recognition and to show they can threaten US and UK ships, insiders revealed. This seems more like a marriage of convenience than ideological alignment, according to the same sources. Washington thinks the Houthis aim to form alliances beyond al-Shabab but hasn't seen other successful linkups yet. Officials kept mum on specifics concerning their bond with the Somali insurgents, citing the need to safeguard intelligence tactics and sources. US intelligence…

Aquaculture Dominates Global Fish Supply, Reports U.N. Food Agency

Aquaculture, or aquafarming, involves breeding marine life like fish, shellfish, mollusks, and marine plants in controlled setups. In 2022, the FAO reported a record-breaking 130.9 million tonnes of aquaculture produce, with aquatic animals comprising 94.4 million tonnes—making up 51% of the total aquatic produce."These figures highlight aquaculture’s ability to help feed the world’s swelling population," stated FAO assistant director general Manuel Barange."For fifty years, it's been the planet's fastest-growing food…

Exclusive Interview with President William Ruto: Unveiling Kenya’s Impact on the Global Stage

Redi Tlhabi dives into Kenya’s alliance with the US and its security ties with President William Ruto. US President Joe Biden welcomed Kenyan President William Ruto, marking the first official visit by an African leader since 2008. Their talks centered on expanded cooperation in US investments in Kenya's trade, technology, green energy projects, and debt relief. Biden has given Kenya the status of a major non-NATO ally, while China's and Russia's clout in Africa swells. The visit bolstered Kenya’s image as a conflict…

Somalia Assumes Role on UN Security Council: Leading Advocacy for African Issues and Strengthening Global Security

Abukar Dahir Osman, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the United Nations, spoke at the UN Security Council on October 20, 2023. Somalia will rejoin the United Nations Security Council after almost 50 years, focusing on African interests, global security challenges, and boosting its diplomatic and economic status. Alongside Algeria and Sierra Leone, Somalia aims to strengthen African representation on the Council, with a focus on preventing conflicts, sustainable development,…

Unite with Global Nonprofits in Safeguarding Somalia’s Cheetah Population: Spread Awareness Now!

Various charities have praised the Wild Africa Fund for its unique media tactics to combat poaching of elephants and rhinos, expanding now to cheetah trafficking in the Horn of Africa. "The initiative is a crucial step in safeguarding North Western of Somalia's wildlife and increasing global awareness of the harmful effects of illegal wildlife trade," stated the CCF. Recent reports show that over 200 cheetahs are trafficked to the Middle East every year from a regional population of around 400 in the Horn of Africa. A…

Revolutionizing Global Leadership: Redefining Financial Systems for Sustainable Economic Development in Africa

World leaders need to tackle the unfair financial system to drive sustainable growth in Africa. It is crucial to reform the global financial architecture to address crippling debt and climate threats in the continent. Developing nations, specifically in Africa, struggle with high interest rates and climate shocks, hindering their ability to invest in eco-friendly and climate-resistant development projects. This financial dilemma jeopardizes climate efforts and sustainable development targets. President William Ruto of Kenya…

Somalia’s Health Minister Ascends to Vice Presidency at Global Health Summit

In Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Ali Hajiadam Abubakar from Somalia was chosen as one of the five Vice Presidents of the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA). Alongside him, Dr. Frank Anthony from Guyana was elected as the First Vice President. Other countries elected as vice presidents include Moldova, the Republic of Korea, and Sri Lanka. The WHA meets annually at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva to discuss global health issues. This year's main focuses are pandemic readiness and maternal and infant health. Somalia, in…

Rafah Tent Camp Massacre Sends Shockwaves Across the Globe

The assault resulted in the deaths of over 45 individuals, including numerous women and children, sparking an international outcry. After an Israeli strike caused a massive fire in Rafah, killing 45 people, global leaders expressed outrage, jeopardizing ceasefire talks. The bombing overnight targeted senior Hamas members, igniting fires that overwhelmed a nearby field hospital, leaving wounded in unbearable conditions. Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, acknowledged the tragic airstrike, vowing to investigate…

Fresh Global Diplomat Lands in Somalia to Propel Peace Initiatives

The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UNSOM, James Swan, landed in Mogadishu to bolster stabilization efforts. His main focus is to assist the Somali government and its people in advancing peace, security, development, and state-building priorities. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Swan on May 14. Before arriving in Mogadishu, Swan had detailed meetings with UN headquarters leadership. He previously served as the special representative for Somalia and head of UNSOM from…

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