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South Korea Vows Significant Assistance to Somalia at African Summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AX) — South Korea has pledged support for Somalia's growth initiatives. This announcement came after high-level discussions between Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre and his South Korean counterpart, Han Duck-soo, in Seoul during the first-ever South Korea–Africa Summit. The conversation spotlighted a partnership grounded in mutual gain, focusing on crafts, skill enhancement, economic foundations, and tech."Prime Minister Han Duck-soo of South Korea has vowed to aid Somalia in developing vital…

South Sudan Cabinet Imposes Limits on Access to President Kiir

South Sudan Cabinet Restricts President Kiir's Access JUBBA, South Sudan - The South Sudanese cabinet has placed restrictions on access to President Salva Kiir. His health woes have made public appearances tough the past couple of years. Due to ongoing health issues, safety protocols must be tightened around President Salva Kiir. His public presence has been scarce for nearly two years. Joseph Bakosoro, Minister of the Presidency, mentioned that this move is to refine protocols in the president's…

Somali Prime Minister Engages in South Korea-Africa Summit to Boost Investment and Enhance Security

Seoul (AX) - Somali Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre, along with his posse, popped over to the South Korea-Africa summit in Seoul, which kicked off on Tuesday. With folks from 48 African nations, the summit delves into heavy hitters like climate issues, grub shortages, and health woes. President Yoon Suk Yeol rolled out the red carpet with a jaw-dropping pledge of billions in fresh aid and investments for Africa, aiming to crank up trade connections. This afternoon, Prime Minister Barre will hit the stage to chat up…

South Korea Commits Billions in Financial Support to Drive Development in Tanzania and Ethiopia

Tanzania and Ethiopia announced they've inked deals with South Korea, snagging billions in loans, all while giving South Korea a green light to tap into Africa's juicy mineral veins and wide export avenues. This week, South Korea is playing host to at least 30 top dogs, including those from Tanzania and Ethiopia, at a big South Korea-Africa powwow. Tanzania laid out plans to cop $2.5 billion over five years from South Korea, thanks to sweet loan terms. Also, the East African nation signed a couple of pacts letting South…

Jubaland and South West Decisively Reject Ethiopian Troop Pullout from Somalia

Mogadishu (AX) — Leaders from Somalia's South West and Jubaland are vocally resistant to the Ethiopian military's impending exit slated for the year's end. Hussein Sheikh Ali, the National Security Adviser to Somalia's President, declared last Friday that Ethiopia's soldiers will vacate Somalia by the close of this year. This departure coincides with the wrap-up of the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS). Nonetheless, forces from other nations part of ATMIS will stay in Somalia, gearing up for a fresh mission set to…

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa Urges National Unity Following ANC’s Historic Loss of Majority

Discontent over unemployment, economic disparity, and persistent power cuts whittled down the ANC's voter support to 40.2 percent, a steep drop from the 57.5 percent it held in 2019. The main rival, the Democratic Alliance (DA), captured 21.6 percent, while the up-and-coming uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), steered by ex-president Jacob Zuma, seized 14.7 percent, cornering a portion of the ANC's base. The official tally showed the ANC securing 159 spots in the 400-seat National Assembly, a significant reduction from 230. "Our…

Hayes Praised Precise and Tactical U.S. Women’s Team Following Their Impressive Victory Over South Korea

The commencement of the Emma Hayes epoch saw the US Women's national team decisively conquering South Korea in Colorado. The squad displayed lethal precision under her guidance, overwhelming their opponents with a 4-0 thumping. Hayes kicked off her tenure with the Stars and Stripes on a triumphant note as Mallory Swanson and Tierna Davidson netted two goals each at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Leaving behind a dazzling 12-year tenure with Chelsea, where she led the team to its fifth consecutive Women's Super League crown,…

Chaos in South Minneapolis: Gunman on Rampage Leaves Trail of Victims, Including Law Enforcement

In South Minneapolis, a shooting has occurred involving both police officers and civilians. Law enforcement and emergency personnel are currently securing the area. The incident unfolded on Thursday evening around 5:15 p.m. in the Whittier neighborhood on Blaisdell Avenue. Initial reports suggest that police officers were fired upon when responding to the scene. One officer is in critical condition, with another possibly injured. Dispatchers have confirmed that four civilians were shot, with at least two fatalities. The…

Fatal Shooting in South Minneapolis: MPD Officer and Two Civilians Killed in Confrontation with Suspect

MINNEAPOLIS (AX) – Tragedy struck South Minneapolis on Thursday evening, resulting in the deaths of a 28-year-old Minneapolis police officer, two civilians, and the suspected shooter. This marks the first fatal shooting of a Minneapolis officer on duty in more than twenty years, with another officer critically injured in the shootout at a Whittier neighborhood apartment complex. The incident unfolded around 5:30 p.m. when law enforcement responded to gunfire reports in the 2200 block of Blaisdell Avenue South. Upon…

Urgent Alert: Gunman on the Loose in South Minneapolis – Officers and Civilians Injured

In South Minneapolis, a shooting has occurred, injuring both police officers and civilians. Law enforcement and emergency personnel are currently working to secure the area. The incident began on Thursday evening around 5:15 p.m. in the Whittier neighborhood on Blaisdell Avenue. Initial reports state that police officers came under fire while responding to the scene. One officer is in critical condition, and another may be injured. Dispatchers have confirmed at least two civilian fatalities and several others wounded. The…

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