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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…

Somali Leaders Praise UN Security Council for Enforcing Sanctions Against al-Shabab Militants

In a recent development, the Somali government has expressed gratitude for the UN Security Council's decision to impose sanctions on three al-Shabab leaders following a request made by the Somali government. Daud Aweis Jama, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, took to his social media platform to commend the decision. He mentioned that the sanctioned individuals are now officially on the sanctions list outlined in Resolution 2713. They will face financial constraints and travel limitations as a consequence.…

UN Security Council Slaps Sanctions on Trio of Al-Shabaab Ringleaders

The UNSC has sanctioned three al-Shabaab leaders in Somalia, per the latest statement. These leaders are now on the sanctions list under Resolution 2713, facing financial restrictions and travel bans. The decision was made after Somalia's request, as the UK Mission to the UN stated on Wednesday. Al-Shabaab, known for violent attacks on civilians, must be held accountable for their actions. Insecurity in the Horn of Africa has been a longstanding issue, mainly due to al-Shabaab and Daesh/ISIS groups. Al-Shabaab has been in…

Top Al-Shabaab Leaders Hit with UN Security Council Sanctions

In an ongoing effort to combat terrorism, the United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on key leaders of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. This decision aligns with Somalia's continuous battle against the militants who hold control over significant rural areas in the country. Somalia has adopted a multi-faceted approach including military and ideological strategies to counter the threat posed by Al-Shabaab. With the support of international allies, the country is striving to maintain stability. The UN's sanctions…

Why we welcome sanctions on ballot spoilers

Why we welcome sanctions on ballot spoilers EDITORIAL | The US authorities cracked the remaining whip on ballot spoilers on Wednesday, imposing extra US floor visa restrictions as punishment for rigging the election course of. This step, which we even consider is lengthy overdue, is welcome. Yes, the United States doesn't vote in Somalia and mustn't be seen as interfering. But Americans have…

US sanctions in opposition to an accused Eritrean common

On Monday, August 23, the United States announced sanctions against a senior Eritrean military official, General Filipos Woldeyohannes. He is accused by Washington of abusing the Eritrean forces in the Tigray conflict. The latter intervened from the beginning of the conflict in this Ethiopian province to support Addis Ababa against the TPLF rebels.…

African Union suspends Mali, threatens sanctions

The African Union (AU) announced that it was suspending Mali with immediate effect and threatening the poor country with sanctions after a second military coup in nine months. The coup has raised deep concerns about stability in the volatile Sahel region and warnings of financial sanctions from the entire international community. The AU "decides ... to immediately suspend the Republic of Mali from participating in all activities of the African Union, its bodies and institutions, until the normal…

demonstration following US sanctions

One week after the imposition of US sanctions on Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is mobilizing and countering. Tens of thousands of Ethiopians have expressed their dissatisfaction with the government's call. On the capital streets, the slogan was: "Hands off Ethiopia". as reported from Addis Ababa, Noé Rochet-BodinUS sanctions come…

Mali is threatened by sanctions

President Bah N'Daw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane resigned on Wednesday, May 26, are not in favor of international mediation, led by ECOWAS, which has already mentioned possible sanctions. Everything goes very fast. No decision has been announced yet, but sanctions can be adopted quickly. Penalties have been swung since…

Washington sanctions against Ethiopia:

This is a new milestone in US-Ethiopia relations. Washington has decided to impose sanctions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials. First visa restrictions, then strong financial sanctions will follow, especially in the areas of security and financial assistance. The United States accuses officials of the two countries of failing to take significant steps to stop hostilities in the Tigray region, almost…

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