Politics

Somalia: Jubbaland Electoral Commssion announces requirements for the presidential candidates

0 Visits: 46 | Thursday July 18, 2019 - 18:13:32
Kismayo (Horn Observer) Somalia's Jubbaland state electoral commission on Thursday morning officially announced the requirements and qualifications for the candidates running for the state presidency next month.

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Somalia calls on states to respect their sovereignty and non-interference in their affairs

0 Visits: 152 | Sunday July 07, 2019 - 00:47:03
MOGADISHU — Somalia: The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad, held a briefing session today with the accredited ambassadors residing in the capital to explain more about the political, security and social developments in the country, declaring that…

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Somalia endorses roadmap to counter weapons proliferation

0 Visits: 147 | Friday July 05, 2019 - 19:11:29
MOGADISHU, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government has endorsed a six-month roadmap aimed at countering proliferation of weapons by denying terrorists access to arms in the Horn of Africa nation, the east Africa bloc said on Friday.

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Eritrean Foreign Minister arrives in Somaliland for an official visit

0 Visits: 307 | Monday March 18, 2019 - 21:42:10
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Eritrean Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Ghebreab arrived in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland on Monday, officials said.

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Kenya, Somalia to 'work towards peace' in sea border spat

0 Visits: 252 | Thursday March 07, 2019 - 08:03:05
Kenya and Somalia agreed Wednesday "to work towards peace" in a spat over an oil- and gas-rich region of the Indian Ocean, said the office of Ethiopia's Prime Minister, who mediated in talks between the neighbours.

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Rwanda accuses Uganda of supporting rebels

0 Visits: 270 | Tuesday March 05, 2019 - 21:52:00
Rwanda on Tuesday accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government, amid a resurgence of hostility between the African neighbors.

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Ethiopian, Kenyan and Eritrean Leaders Meet in Eritrean Capital to Strengthen Regional Cooperation

0 Visits: 240 | Sunday March 03, 2019 - 19:59:37
Addis Ababa, (Horn Observer) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday arrived on separate flights in Asmara in a bit to boost bilateral matters, only a day after Kenyan president traveled to Ethiopia for high level investment forum, local media reports.

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Somali Lawmaker demands Kenyan forces out of AMISOM

0 Visits: 338 | Friday February 22, 2019 - 11:17:56
Somalia Member of Parliament has called for Kenyan forces be removed from the more than 22,000 strong African Union Forces in Somalia (AMISOM) as a diplomatic row between Kenya and Somalia simmers.

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Somalia sends measured response to Kenya over alleged auctioning gas and oil blocks

0 Visits: 275 | Sunday February 17, 2019 - 22:21:19
In a statement sent by Somalia Foreign Ministry to the Kenyan government, Somalia regretted that Kenya expelled the ambassador without consulting it.

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Sudanese president says "youth constitutes positive energy"

0 Visits: 252 | Thursday February 14, 2019 - 08:07:04
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Wednesday that 2019 would be a year for peace in the country amid economic protests, media reports said.

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Roads to peace: EU supports reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia

0 Visits: 214 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 23:12:29
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is visiting Eritrea today, where he launches an initial €20 million project to rebuild the road connection between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports.

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Former president of Ethiopia's Somali region rejects criminal charges

0 Visits: 222 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 19:43:21
The ex-president of Somali region in Ethiopia Abdi Mohamud Omar, who has been in jail since late August last year, has rebuffed criminal charges brought against him.

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Sudan Minister Appeals to Young as Protests Near 7th Week

0 Visits: 206 | Tuesday February 05, 2019 - 08:10:46
KHARTOUM —  Sudan's defense minister said on Monday young people caught up in recent turmoil had "reasonable ambition" — the second apparently conciliatory gesture in three days from a senior government figure.

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Somalia tends to calm Djibouti over Ethiopia's AMISOM role

0 Visits: 1613 | Monday February 04, 2019 - 20:19:24
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer / Horn Globe News) - Somali government sent its Parliament Speaker Mohamed Mursal to Djibouti for secret talks with the Djiboutian president, sources revealed, in what many say might be related to a fresh rivalry within AMISOM troop contributing countries.

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Amid protests, Sudan announces to open Eritrea border after one-year closure

0 Visits: 227 | Saturday February 02, 2019 - 10:12:48
KHARTOUM Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday announced that his country's eastern border with neighboring Eritrea would reopen after one year of closure, according to Sudanese state television.

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Somalia's new ambassador hands over his credentials to Kuwait government

0 Visits: 346 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 07:51:24
Kuwait (Horn Observer) Somalia's newly appointed ambassador to Kuwait Mohamed Abdullahi Odowaa on Tuesday handed over his credentials to the Kuwait deputy prime minister and foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Somalia's state media reported.

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Outrage over comments from Uganda's president on Somalia

0 Visits: 561 | Wednesday January 30, 2019 - 22:59:44
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) The Ugandan president has this week called Somalia a country with no state which lacks organized authority, Ugandan media reported, prompting public outrage.

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AU pledges support for Somalia's Puntland after peaceful polls

0 Visits: 243 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 07:11:19
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Monday expressed its support to the semi-autonomous Puntland State for the peaceful transfer of power after the inauguration of Said Abdullahi Deni.

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Somali and foreign diplomats arrive in Garowe for the inauguration of the new Puntland President elect

0 Visits: 333 | Saturday January 26, 2019 - 14:13:30
Garowe (Horn Observer) Somalia president, key opposition figures and foreign diplomats arrive here in Garowe, the capital of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland, for the inauguration of the newly elected president.

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Tension mounts in Jigjiga as Somali region in Ethiopia removes communication chief

0 Visits: 278 | Saturday January 26, 2019 - 11:28:15
Heated political tensions mount in Jigjiga, the capital of Somali region in Ethiopia following news of possible plot to overthrow current leader.

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