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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…

North Western of Somalia’s President Boldly Negotiates for International Recognition

Seated stiffly in his presidential stronghold, Mr. Bihi articulates the case for North Western of Somalia’s independence. This territory, now claimed by North Western of Somalia, was once a British protectorate, whereas southern Somalia, with Mogadishu as its hub, fell under Italian stewardship. Although these two colonies fused in 1960, the union was fraught with discord. North Western of Somalia's rebels revolted against a tyrannical regime, leading to the massacre of thousands and Hargeisa being bombed to rubble—a…

Mbappe Aims to Clinch Historic International Treble for France at Euro 2024

Kylian Mbappe is eager to ditch the bitter aftertaste of World Cup letdown as he eyes the one trophy that has eluded him at Euro 2024. The ace slated to join Real Madrid notched a hat-trick in FIFA's 2022 final, yet Argentina triumphed in the penalty shootout in Saudi Arabia. With the European Championship on deck in Germany, Didier Deschamps' squad is pegged as top contenders alongside Gareth Southgate's England team. Holding a World Cup and Nations League title, the 25-year-old Mbappe is fixated on clinching Euro…

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…

Watchdog Reports Grave Violations of International Law in Tigray Conflict

Ethiopian soldiers patrol Mekele's streets in the northern Tigray region, following the city’s takeover during the crackdown on the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesLONDON -- A report by the U.S. think tank New Lines Institute has unearthed "grave violations" of international law and crimes against humanity committed throughout the Tigray War’s two-year span.The study revealed a "solid basis" indicating that all sides involved in the strife perpetrated war crimes…

Cavani Announces Retirement from International Play Before Copa America Tournament

Edinson Cavani, Uruguay's second-highest goalscorer, recently announced his retirement from international soccer, closing the chapter on representing his country in the upcoming Copa America. At 37 years old, Cavani boasts an impressive record of 136 international appearances and 58 goals, second only to Luis Suarez. His debut in February 2008 marked the beginning of a successful career that included winning the Copa America title in 2011. Despite his contributions, Cavani has not played for Uruguay since the 2022 World…

Amnesty International Reveals Alarming Rise in Executions in Somalia for 2023

In contrast to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa where many countries are working towards abolishing the death penalty, Somalia has experienced a significant increase in executions. Kenya, Liberia, Zimbabwe, and Ghana have taken positive steps to abolish the death penalty. Amnesty International reported that Somalia was the only country in the region to carry out executions in 2023. Most executions in Somalia were carried out by shooting, and the death sentences were given for a variety of crimes, often following unfair…

Israel Ordered by Global Court to Cease Immediate Military Action in Rafah

The International Court of Justice remains skeptical of Israeli attempts to ease the suffering in Rafah. The situation there is described as "exceptionally grave."ICJ President Nawaf Salam highlighted the severity of the humanitarian crisis in Rafah. There is no police force to enforce the court's orders, as seen in Russia's defiance of a similar ruling.In response to the court's decision, Palestinians expressed mixed reactions. Some welcomed it, while others doubted immediate change. The court was commended as an…

French Football Legend Olivier Giroud Retires from International Play Following Euro 2024

Olivier Giroud has officially announced his retirement from international soccer after Euro 2024. Known for scoring 57 goals in 131 games for the French national team, Giroud is a record-breaker. He participated in Euro 2012, 2016, and 2020, winning the 2018 World Cup with the French squad. Euro 2024 will be Giroud's last appearance for France, as he prepares to leave Milan for Los Angeles FC. Speaking to L'Equipe, Giroud expressed his nostalgia for his time with the team. He acknowledges the need to give younger players…

Ethiopia’s International Trade Thrives Thanks to New Chinese Railway: Government Reports

The railway from China to Ethiopia and Djibouti has greatly reduced shipping times and expenses, boosting trade in Ethiopia. According to the Ethio-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway Share Company (EDR). A local conductor in Ethiopia recently received a notebook from a Chinese colleague at the Adama station. The 752-km railway is now a preferred route for import/export trade in Ethiopia, said Abdi Zenebe, CEO of EDR. The railway has optimized the transport of Ethiopia's major exports, like coffee. Almost all of the country's…

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