PM Abiy Ahmed described Ethiopia’s access to the Red Sea as “inalienable rights” based on the historical, geographic, human and economic interconnectedness of the entire region. He also presented different scenarios to get a port for his country to thwart an upcoming Ethiopian population explosion that would threaten peace in the region.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s efforts to force a Somali national to withdraw from an international body election race in favor of a Tanzanian national once again highlight the level of corruption Somalia is dipped in under his tenure.
Situated strategically at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe, Djibouti has emerged as a vital gateway connecting these three continents. This small but significant country, located in the Horn of Africa, offers a unique combination of geographical advantages, economic opportunities, and political stability.
As a young Somali high school student, I was once referred to as a “black Caucasian”. I had never heard that term before, so it puzzled me. That day, I was told that I didn’t possess the characteristics required to be a “real African,”. After that encounter, I began learning about what it meant to […]
A week ago, Kenyan Air Force indiscriminately bombed rural areas and towns in Gedo’s El-Waq district, a border region between Kenya and Somalia. The air campaign caused death among civilians, destruction of properties and communication infrastructure, and displaced thousands of residents. Terror under the Kenyan bombs Kenya had already undertaken similar airstrike but this one was particularly […]
In recent days, a paragraph inserted in a report published two weeks ago has been pushed to the fore the case of the Somali National Army (SNA) recruits sent to Eritrea for training but who are allegedly fighting in Tigray. Back in January 2021, it was rumored that a large number of young recruits had […]
The African Union Peace and Security Council, meeting on April 22 to discuss the political situation in Somalia, issued a damning, verdict-like statement that further complicates the political crisis in Somalia than bring solutions. Days earlier, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo visited Democratic republic of Congo where he met with his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi, who […]
The Somali government was irked by the African Union report from the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission which responded to President Farmajo’s request. The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, recently requested following a visit to Kinshasa, Congo, the Chairperson of the African Union, President Félix […]
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