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Somalia’s President Announces Readiness for Al-Shabaab Peace Talks

Somalia President: Ready to Parley with Al-Shabaab MOGADISHU, Somalia - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud declared his readiness to engage in dialogue with Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Africa, mentioning that the militants' ultimate goal is to capture the government's attention, driving their ceaseless insurgency. For 18 years, Somalia has combated Al-Shabaab, supported by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and US Africa Command's aerial strikes. In Turkey, Hassan Sheikh expressed openness to…

Turkish Foreign Minister Engages in High-Level Talks with Somali President

No additional details emerged from the gathering.In 2011, Somalia and Türkiye sealed a solid camaraderie after Turkish President (then Prime Minister) Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the Horn of Africa—a premiere for any non-African leader in over two decades.Türkiye cherishes long-standing bonds with Somalia, grounded in "win-win" principles, and has executed over 150 development aid ventures through the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) since 2011.Türkiye's biggest African embassy resides in Mogadishu’s…

Somali President Mohamud Vows to Engage in Constructive Talks with al-Shabab Rebels

Oslo (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud restated his administration's preparedness to converse and negotiate with the al-Shabab insurgents. In a debate held in Oslo, Norway, President Mohamud conveyed that the ball is now in al-Shabab’s court to start discussions. He acknowledged that the dialogue might unfold slowly. "We're under the conviction that talking with al-Shabab is the endgame, whenever they're up for it. We were available yesterday, and we’ll stand by tomorrow," President Mohamud remarked. He…

President Deni Poised for Groundbreaking Discussions with Somalia’s Federal Leadership

In his address, Deni issued a stern caution against schemes designed to seize control of the constitution and the nation to serve a select few."Northeastern State is alerting everyone to the manipulation by the country's government," Deni remarked.He highlighted that as government bodies adhere to legal norms, Northeastern State is acting within the authority bestowed by its own constitution and that of the Federal framework.Deni's announcement trails the Federal Government's fresh decree this week, which lifted the freeze…

Sheikh Tamim Navigates Red Sea Tensions in High-Stakes Talks with Somali and Ethiopian Leaders

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim Connects with Somali and Ethiopian Leaders Amid Red Sea Tiff MOGADISHU, Somalia - Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, recently conversed separately with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The matter at hand? Rising friction over an eyebrow-raising deal Ethiopia struck with North Western of Somalia earlier this year. This pact, inked in January, concedes Ethiopian use of Red Sea ports. This arrangement has sparked a ruckus, as Somalia deems it a…

Qatar’s Emir Strengthens Diplomatic Ties in High-Level Talks with Somali President

Qatar's Emir Chats with Somalia’s President on Strengthening Ties DOHA, Qatar - Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir, had a chinwag with Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mahmud over the horn. They delved into sprucing up their bilateral relations and plotted new ways to fortify their bond. They didn’t just stop there. The pair swapped insights on Somalia’s situation, dissected the latest scoops, and tackled the hurdles in the area. They riffed on various regional and global happenings too, stressing the need…

US Intelligence Reveals Yemen’s Houthis Negotiating Weapons Deal with Somalia’s al-Shabaab, Officials Report

"This chat is buzzing with chatter from both sides of the Red Sea," said an insider. "And it's being taken dead serious." The alliance between these two factions, historically divided by sectarian rifts, is an oddity. The Houthis are Zaydi Shiites, while al-Shabaab has staunchly opposed Shiism. Despite no known prior ties, they're only a hop across the Gulf of Aden away - a strategically substantial waterway - with a mutual enemy: the United States. The intelligence suggests a grim possibility: a quid pro quo could spell…

US Intelligence Confirms: Yemen’s Houthis Negotiating Arms Deal with Somalia’s al-Shabaab, Reports Suggest

In an image captured December 2023, individuals trained by the Houthis flaunt their firearms and wave Palestinian flags while shouting slogans at an armed parade in Al-Sabeen Square, Sana'a, Yemen. Photo courtesy of Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images/File U.S. intelligence has unearthed chatter among Houthis in Yemen about arming the Somali militant group al-Shabaab. Three American officials told CNN that this troubling development could exacerbate an already chaotic situation. Authorities are now hunting for proof of Houthi…

SSC Khatumo Chief Engages Chinese Diplomats in Mogadishu for Vital Development Aid Talks

Mogadishu (AX) - Abdikhadir Firdhiye, chief of SSC Khatumo, together with some of his ministers, huddled with Chen Wendi, acting Chinese Ambassador to Somalia, and other Chinese envoys in Mogadishu on Tuesday.The powwow zeroed in on how China could pitch in on development and humanitarian aid for SSC Khatumo regions.Firdhiye pointed out that China was the trailblazer in providing aid to SSC Khatumo's residents during the tough times brought on by the protracted brawl in Las Anod town.Chen Wendi, the acting Chinese…

UN Rallies for Immediate Action to Shield Children from Climate Crisis Impact

With the planet's younglings, especially girls, bearing the brunt of climate upheaval, a day of “expert chitchat” is kicking off at the UN climate talks in Germany on Tuesday to hunt for ways to address this inequality. Youths frolic in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital—one of many nations grappling with severe weather birthed from climate change. AFP - ROBERTO SCHMIDT This Bonn shindig follows a report by Save the Children that highlights a grim reality: the number of kids ravaged by hunger due to extreme weather has shot up…

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