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Egypt Strongly Stands by Somalia as Regional Tensions Escalate with Ethiopia

In Cairo, Egypt, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli expressed unwavering support for Somalia during a meeting with Somali Ambassador Elias Sheikh Omar Abu Bakr. The meeting took place on Sunday at the Cabinet headquarters in the New Administrative Capital. Madbouli emphasized the crucial role of Somalia's stability in achieving security and stability in the region. He expressed his eagerness to enhance cooperation between Egypt and Somalia and sent his regards to the Somali Prime Minister through Ambassador Abu Bakr.…

Former Immigration Director and Finance Ministry Official Cleared of Corruption Charges by Banadir Regional Court.

In Mogadishu, the Banadir regional court has acquitted Mohamed Adan Jimale Koofi, the former director of Somalia's immigration and citizenship agency, and Muhidin Hassan Jurus 'Saabey', the head of taxation at the Ministry of Finance. They were accused of corruption but the court cleared all charges and their rights are now restored. The court's chairman made it clear that the corruption charges against these two officials have been completely dismissed. The legal battle that lasted for nine months included accusations of…

Assassins slay legislator from Southwest Regional State in Mogadishu

In the midst of a chaotic night in Mogadishu, armed assailants took the life of Ibrahim Abdi Abdirahman, a member of parliament from Southwest regional state. Southwest State leader, Abdiaziz Laftagareen, denounced the violent act, expressing sorrow for the loss of the MP who had been carrying out official duties in Mogadishu. Laftagareen squarely pointed fingers at the notorious al-Shabab group for the assassination of Abdirahman, emphasizing his valuable contributions to peace, governance, and reconciliation efforts in the…

Saudi Deputy Minister actively engages in regional Arab conference on Somalia affairs.

Abdulrahman Al-Rassi led the Saudi delegation in a meeting of Arab ministers in Bahrain to show support for Somalia. The Deputy Minister for International Multilateral Affairs of Saudi Arabia participated in discussions about Somalia's sovereignty and territorial integrity being threatened. The group emphasized the need for Arab countries to work together on common issues and to uphold the sovereignty of nations in accordance with international laws. Those present included Abdulaziz Al-Matar, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent…

Internet Disruptions Plague Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda: A Regional Crisis

Internet users in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda are griping about shoddy connectivity, as service providers in East Africa admit there's an issue. Companies assure they are addressing the problem. The spotty service is due to faults in the undersea cables connecting the region to the world via South Africa, expert Ben Roberts explained to the BBC. A similar incident occurred in parts of West and Southern Africa in March. Cloudflare Radar noted Tanzania as one of the worst-hit countries, with internet traffic dropping…

Four Youths in Sool Regional Court Sentenced Due to Backing from Somaliland

The four individuals, Hamdi Awil Mohamed, Nimco Jamal Mohamed, Khadra Awil Ali, and Abdiwali Jama Hassan, were convicted of inciting the public and showing patriotism by the court's chief.Evidence like videos and statements supporting Somaliland was used to convict them. The trial was held under Somalia's Criminal Code.This legal response comes after clashes in Las Anod, where control of the city was disputed last year. Somaliland lost control of the city to SSC forces after intense fighting.

Arab Economic Forum Condemns Ethiopia-Somaliland Port Agreement as a Menace to Regional Peace and Prosperity

In a meeting held in Doha, the Arab Economic and Cooperation Forum with Central Asian Countries and the Republic of Azerbaijan expressed strong support for Somalia's efforts to maintain its sovereignty on land, sea, and air. The countries' ministers reiterated Somalia's right to defend its territory as outlined in the UN Charter and the Arab League Charter. They stood in solidarity with the Somali government in rejecting the "Memorandum of Understanding" signed between Ethiopia and Somaliland on January 1, 2024. The…

Assailants fatally shoot ex-regional legislator in Mogadishu A former member of a regional state parliament in Mogadishu was tragically…

In Mogadishu's Yaqshid district, former South West State MP Ali Omar Gaab was fatally shot by armed gunmen who quickly fled the scene. Security forces arrived but failed to make any arrests. The al-Shabab militant group has taken credit for the killing, citing Gaab as a Member of Parliament for the South West Somalia administration. Both the South West State authorities and the federal government have not yet issued a statement regarding this tragic incident.

Togo’s Legislative and Regional Elections: A Historic Vote

More than four million Togolese voters are heading to the polls on Monday, April 29 for legislative and regional elections. Postponed several times, this double ballot is taking place as a new Constitution passed by outgoing MPs on April 19 transitions Togo from a presidential to a parliamentary system. Will the elections become a referendum for or against the new text? That's the hope of the opposition, which is back in the race after boycotting the 2018 legislative elections.

“Developing regional value chains in Africa”

How can African companies be helped in the context of an international crisis? How to promote investment and trade on the continent despite the disorganization of the value chains on the continent? These are some of the assignments for International Finance Corporation (IFC), the leading development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Its CEO, Makhtar Diop, gave an interview to RFI to describe his actions and his…

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