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Somalia Cheers as Al-Shabaab Leaders Face Sanctions with Open Arms

Somalia celebrates as United Nations slaps sanctions on three Al-Shabaab leaders for their nefarious activities within the country. The UN Security Council targeted Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, Mohamed Mohamud Mire, and Mohamed Omar Mohamed for orchestrating attacks on civilians and security personnel, as well as engaging in extortion schemes to fund terrorist operations. This move, according to Daud Aweis, Somalia's Information, Communication, and Culture minister, will greatly aid in combating Al-Shabaab, who largely…

Pineda Looks to Harness Confidence from Atlanta United’s Impressive US Open Cup Victory against D.C. United

Atlanta United is set to take on D.C. United this weekend at home following their victorious midweek cup match. Coach Gonzalo Pineda is optimistic about the team's turnaround after a challenging period. The team's recent 3-0 triumph over the Charlotte Independence in the US Open Cup has boosted morale after a string of five winless MLS games. Pineda is counting on this newfound momentum to propel the players to success in the league. Meanwhile, D.C. United has struggled in their last five matches, including squandering a…

Somali Pirate Vessel Spotted in Search of Prey on the Open Ocean

Rumors are circulating about a pirate mothership sighted in the Indian Ocean, around 1,000 km from Somalia. Seagull Maritime Security reported the mothership sighting around 650 km east of Socotra Island. The warning from Seagull Maritime stated that shipping companies should stay vigilant and bolster security measures while reporting any suspicious activities promptly. This incident coincides with an increase in Houthi attacks in the area. Captain Rahul Khanna, global head of marine risk consulting at Allianz Commercial,…

a 30th edition more open than ever

The 30th African Men's Basketball Championship, Afrobasket, kicks off this Tuesday, August 24 in Rwanda. Sixteen teams compete. Four years ago, during the latest edition, the Tunisians won. They are again challengers for the title but they are not the only ones. The tournament seems more open than ever. Sixteen teams from…

vaccination open to all adults

South Africa opened vaccination this weekend for all adults. The country continues to register almost 13,000 new cases of coronavirus per day and only 8% of the population has so far been fully vaccinated. as reported from Johannesburg, Claire BargelèsAlthough 72% of South Africans surveyed in a study at the University of…

open letter from 43 NGOs to the Human Rights Council by

A major coalition of NGOs signs a joint letter to the UN Human Rights Council requesting that the mandate of the Burundi Commission of Inquiry set up in 2017 be continued. Next September, the Human Rights Council will meet in Geneva to decide on the future of this Commission, "The only independent mechanism documenting human…

Forced Uighur work: French magistrates open

French judges have begun investigating allegations that four major fashion groups have benefited from forced labor in their supply chains. The multinational companies are accused of using cotton from China's Xinjiang region, where it is believed that at least one million Uighur Muslims are detained and subjected to forced labor. The case is based on allegations by a number of parties, including human…

Somali security forces open fire on ex-spy chief in Mogadishu

Somali security forces open fire on ex-spy chief in Mogadishu MOGADISHU, Somalia - Mogadishu security forces on Sunday night opened fire on a former director of Somalia's National Intelligence Security Agency , in what could escalate political tensions in a country struggling with instability. Speaking to the media, General Abdirahman Mohamud Turyare said "I came under fire while the…

Macky Sall forms an open and “fighting” government

In Senegal, the expected composition of government for four days was finally revealed this Sunday afternoon. as reported from Dakar, Thea OllivierIt is a new government "of openness and unity", which was unveiled this Sunday in Senegal. A government that wants to be rejuvenated, with the entry of more opposition members "into…

In Tanzania, parliamentary elections open in tense climates

Almost 29 million voters will probably be referred to as to the polls on Wednesday, October 28 for the presidential, legislative and native elections. The workplaces will probably be open from 7 to kl. All eyes are on the presidential election, with 15 candidates vying for the pinnacle of state. John Magufuli, elected in 2015, is a candidate for an additional quinquennium. An election underneath…

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