Friday, September 25, 2020
Wardheer News

Suspected extremists abduct 3 non-Muslims in Kenya’s north

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Officials in Kenya say three non-Muslim bus passengers were abducted by suspected Islamic extremists in Kenya’s northern Mandera county that borders Somalia. Armed gunmen, believed to be Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels, stopped a bus about 30 kilometers … Continued

Somalis happy to be back in class after lockdown

MOGADISHU, Somalia- When Somalia announced the closure of schools in March to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, students like 17-year-old Halima Astur lost all hope. “I knew that this meant I would not receive the relief food … Continued

Saudi dissidents form pro-democracy political group

DUBAI (Reuters) – A group of Saudi dissidents, most of them in exile, on Wednesday announced the formation of a party to push for political reform in Saudi Arabia in defiance of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman … Continued

Leaders call off protest on Somalia miraa ban

By David Muchui Leaders from Meru’s miraa growing areas have resolved to give the national government more time to resolve a trade impasse with Somalia after it emerged that Kenya was closing in on a deal. This comes as calls for … Continued

Ethio-Djibouti Railway Vows to Reverse Losses

By Bemenet Wondewossen, Addis Fortune The Ethio-Djibouti Gauge Railway is set to double the number of freight trains a day to four pairs by November in an effort to break even. It has been functioning with two pairs of freight … Continued

Ethiopia: Parliament gives nod to new ministers, judges

Lawmakers approve prime minister’s picks with majority vote Addis Getachew Tadesse ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia’s parliament on Tuesday approved the appointment of several key ministers and judicial officers. The House of Peoples’ Representatives, the lower chamber of Ethiopia’s parliament, endorsed … Continued

Road to Saudi ties with Israel being paved, cautiously

By AYA BATRAWY DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Arab nation and home to Islam’s holiest sites, has made its official position on the region’s longest-running conflict clear: Full ties between the kingdom and Israel … Continued