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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,…

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…

Former Prime Minister Hamdok describes the situation in Sudan as potentially the worst in the world.

FRANCE 24 interviewed Abdalla Hamdok, who held the position of Sudan's prime minister twice following the ousting of Omar al-Bashir in 2019. Hamdok described the ongoing war in Sudan as "extremely catastrophic" and "the most serious, disastrous situation in the world today". Despite the grim situation, he expressed optimism that the war would eventually end, citing "some progress" in both regional and national efforts towards finding a political resolution.

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