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US Ambassador to Somalia meets with Jubaland and Northeastern State leaders

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Even with the deepening political crisis in Somalia, United States envoy to Somalia Donald Yamamoto met the leaders of Jubaland and Northeastern State on Sunday as he tried to remove the current dead end that threatens both the country's security and stability. After President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been ousted, the country is struggling against time to get new leaders in place, but the political class has failed to agree on certain important issues, leading to the current stalemate. Last…

The United States puts Somalia’s spy agency on the spot in the latest report from the State Department

NAIROBI, Kenya - Abuse of human rights prominent in the latest report from the State Department as the United States poked holes in the abuse of the rule of law by the federal government in Somalia and to some extent Al-Shabaab militants. For years, Somalia has struggled to impress the international community on issues of freedom and human rights, with journalists, activists and even innocent civilians being the most affected groups, something that has caused concern among stakeholders. But in the report, National…

Jubaland and Northeastern State struck back at Villa Somalia after the polls

Jubaland and Northeastern State struck back at Villa Somalia after opinion polls coincided MOGADISHU, Somalia - Northeastern State and Jubaland have refused to sabotage the pre-election negotiations and extended an accusing hand to Villa Somalia, whom they accuse of deliberately dragging out the conference by pushing on a predetermined agenda. Even after spiritual efforts to find a…

state of emergency declared in West Darfur

The latest violence between rival tribes in this troubled region of Sudan has left at least 50 dead and more than 120 injured since Saturday, according to the Sudanese Medical Association. These clashes began on Saturday in El-Geneina, the capital of this state. They would have started, according to the UN, when a man shot at…

Northeastern State troops drop automobile bombs, killing 24 ISIS militants in operation

Somalia - Northeastern State's security forces have killed at least 24 militants who are in line with the Islamic State group by direct fire during a series of operations over the past two days in parts of Bari province. Following a tip-off, troops raided the base in the Al-Miskaat Mountains around the Balidhidin district, where ISIS stored heavy ammunition and materials for making IEDs and car bombs, according to the PSF. A video clip released by the PSF showed troops blowing up two intercepted vehicles filled with…

Ahmada Ag Bibi: “If the Malian state asks me to

Ahmada Ag Bibi is the mediator who negotiated on behalf of Mali and with the Malian intelligence services for the release of Soumaïla Cissé, Sophie Pétronin and two Italian hostages held by the Islamic and Muslim Support Group, linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, in October 2020. the Malian state now shows its willingness to discuss with jihadist groups, what role can Ahmada Ag Bibi play today?…

Somalia: Northeastern State warns of battle alongside Somalia’s border

Somalia: Northeastern State warns of conflict along Somalia's border AXADLE, Northeastern State - The state of Northeastern State has warned of the ongoing security crisis along the border with Somaliland, which has often caused gaps between Garowe and Hargeisa, with both sides claiming territories in Sanaag and Sool, located in the far north. In the last few months, heavy fighting…

The plot thickens as Somalia’s Top Minister Roble frustrates Jubaland and Northeastern State

The plot gets thicker as Somalia's Prime Minister Roble frustrates Jubaland and Northeastern State's leaders MOGADISHU, Somalia - Efforts to clear up the current dead end in Somalia were a nod on Wednesday, with questions now being asked whether it is Villa Somalia or federal member states that are trying to postpone the election, but the former apparently takes a lot of blame.…

the seize of Palma by means of the Islamic State exacerbates

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Monday, March 29, for almost a week of attacks on Palma, a port city in northern Mozambique on the border with Tanzania. The capture of Palma further aggravates the humanitarian situation in the region, as thousands of people, locals and international workers, have been forced to flee. According to the few testimonies that emerge, Palma is now a ghost town. Mozambican security forces have launched an offensive to regain control of the town. taken by the men of the…

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