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Taking a Stand Against the Escalating Weapons Competition in Somalia

The 2023 Global Organized Crime Index reveals that Somalia is a hub for arms trafficking in Africa, with an increase in illicit weapons circulation over the years. Various criminal groups, including local militias and extremist organizations, are heavily involved in this market, using weapons for violent attacks and other crimes. Despite these challenges, the UN Security Council decided to end the arms embargo on the Somali government while extending sanctions on al-Shabaab militants. The lifting of the embargo aims to…

Museveni’s Urgent Communication to Raila: Intensifying Competition for AU Leadership Positions

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni was seen sharing a friendly moment with ODM leader Raila Odinga and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on May 17, 2024. During his three-day state visit to Kenya, Museveni assured Odinga of his full support in his bid for the chairmanship of the Africa Union Commission (AUC). After saying goodbye to Museveni, Raila discussed his vision for a unified East African Community with the Ugandan president, expressing gratitude for his ongoing backing in the AU…

Shaw Battles to Regain Fitness in Race Against Time for FA Cup Final Following Setback

Manchester United's Luke Shaw is facing an uphill battle in recovering for the FA Cup final against Manchester City. Red Devils' manager Erik ten Hag disclosed that Shaw's injury is more complex than initially believed, making his chances of playing low but not ruled out completely. There is a bit more hope for Harry Maguire, with the center-back having a fair shot at being fit for the game against Pep Guardiola's team on May 25 at Wembley. Prior to that, the team will wrap up their Premier League season with a match…

Seychelles Throws Hat in the Ring for AU Commission Chair, Shaking Up Race Against Raila Odinga and Fawzia Yusuf

Seychelles throws its hat in the ring for the AU Commission Chairperson position, shaking up Raila and Somalia's hopes. Kenya, Djibouti, and Somalia have already put forward their candidates, but Seychelles has now entered the race with Vincent Meriton as its contender, adding complexity to the competition. Meriton, with his extensive background in various key ministries, including Foreign Affairs and Health, is seen as a strong candidate. Djibouti's Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Kenya's Raila Odinga, and Somalia's Fawzia Yusuf are…

Four African Nations Vie for Prestigious AUC Position: Seychelles Enters Race Alongside Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti

Vincent Meriton of Seychelles will compete against Raila Odinga of Kenya, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf of Djibouti, and Fawzia Yusuf Adam of Somalia for the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson position, currently held by Moussa Faki since March 2017. Seychelles joins Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti in the race for the AUC Chairperson position, making it the fourth country from the Eastern Africa region to announce its candidacy. The Seychelles government officially endorsed Vincent Meriton for the AUC Chairperson position,…

De Bruyne Reminds Man City: The Title Race is Far From Finished

Manchester City is on the cusp of history after defeating Tottenham 2-0 to surpass Arsenal in the standings. Kevin De Bruyne emphasized that the title race is not yet concluded, even though City is in a commanding position. The team faces West Ham in the final match, needing to match Arsenal's result to secure their fourth consecutive Premier League title. De Bruyne downplayed the celebrations, recognizing the challenge ahead with the upcoming games. Despite their recent victory, the team is aware of the pressure and…

Thrilling WSL Title Race: Hayes Embraces Challenge as Chelsea Season Nears End

Emma Hayes is savoring her final days as the head honcho of Chelsea Football Club, knowing that the team is in a prime position to clinch the WSL championship. The recent victory against Bristol City and Manchester City's stumble have turned the tide in Chelsea's favor. If Chelsea can secure a win against Tottenham, they will be sitting pretty at the top of the league heading into the final match. Despite the mounting pressure, Hayes is determined to enjoy every moment of her last games in charge after a 12-year stint.…

Thrilling Race: Arsenal Neck and Neck with Man City in Premier League Title Showdown

In Manchester, Arsenal's Leandro Trossard scored a crucial goal against Manchester United, leading to an intense finish for the Premier League title race. Arsenal now sits on top of the standings, pushing defending champions Manchester City to the final match of the season. Mikel Arteta's team secured a 1-0 victory against United, preventing City from clinching the title early by moving one point ahead in second place. For United, this defeat adds to their struggles under manager Erik ten Hag, who has faced criticism for…

WSL Finale Looms After Pivotal Day of Drama: Chelsea’s Comeback Ignites Title Race

Emma Hayes confidently stated in the middle of the week that the Women's Super League title competition was all wrapped up. However, after the events unfolded on Sunday, she was no longer holding on to that notion. Manchester City entered Sunday's Women's Super League matchups with a dominant position in the title race, with their clash against Arsenal providing them with an opportunity to solidify their lead. City's chances of securing the WSL title for the first time since 2016 received a significant boost during the…

Guardiola Challenges Man City to Reassert Dominance in Tight Title Race

Manchester City will have a showdown with Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday, while Arsenal, their title contenders, will take on Bournemouth on the same day. Pep Guardiola emphasized that City players must prove themselves, starting with the Wolves game, rather than resting on their laurels from past achievements. Although Arsenal is currently ahead by a single point, City still has a game in hand. After facing Wolves, City will go on a run of matches against Fulham, Tottenham, and West Ham. Guardiola believes it is…

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