Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Somalia: 16 dead, several injured in 3 bomb blasts

Mohammed Dhaysane MOGADISHU, Somalia, At least 16 people were killed and several wounded in three separate bomb blasts Wednesday in Somalia, police and military officials confirmed. Twelve soldiers and two civilians were killed and several others injured when a bomb … Continued

Egypt Warns Ethiopia against Holding Nile ‘Hostage’

Mohammed Abdo Hassanein Egypt warned Ethiopia against prolonging the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), saying it should not continue to build the dam without reaching an agreement that addresses its fears regarding its share of the Nile … Continued

US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray immediately

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The United States says all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia´s embattled Tigray region “immediately.” A State Department spokesperson in an email to The Associated Press late Tuesday cited “credible reports of looting, sexual violence, assaults … Continued

Somalia rejects IGAD report on Kenya spat, says it’s unfair

NANCY AGUTU Somalia has rejected the IGAD report that found that Kenya was not interfering in its neighbour’s affairs. In a statement on Wednesday, Somalia claimed that the report is “biased, partisan, unfair, compromised and predetermined to exonerate Kenya.” “It … Continued

UN urges consensus as deadline for Somalia vote looms

UN special envoy James Swan on Wednesday warned that Somalia was approaching “unpredictable territory” should its political leaders not broker an urgent settlement over how to proceed with delayed elections. Somalia was scheduled to hold indirect parliamentary and presidential elections … Continued

Somali Journalists Worry About Arrests Ahead of Elections

By Mohammed Yusuf NAIROBI – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), a press freedom group, says at least 14 journalists have been arrested and a radio station attacked in the country in just three weeks. The group condemned the latest attacks on … Continued

UK passes 100,000 COVID deaths, with many more to come

By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) – The death toll in Britain from the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 people on Tuesday as the government battled to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at bay. Many more deaths would … Continued

Ethiopia sets pre-condition for dialogue with Sudan

Ethiopia on Tuesday set a pre-condition outlining what it wants if it is to engage in negotiations with Sudan over their border dispute. According to State media reports, the government will only begin talks when the Sudanese side goes back … Continued

African Union urges Kenya, Somalia to calm tensions

Peace on Kenya-Somalia border essential for regional stability, says head of continental body Magdalene Mukami   MOGADISHU, Somalia The head of the African Union on Tuesday urged Kenya and Somalia to exercise restraint, and de-escalate tensions along their borders. “I’m … Continued

Heavy fighting erupts in Somali town near Kenyan border

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Heavy fighting broke out overnight in a Somali town near the Kenyan border between Somali forces and those from the state of Jubbaland, as Somalia’s election troubles spill over into violence. Somalia’s information ministry in a statement … Continued

KDF to acquire 118 high-performance fleet from Turkey

PATRICK VIDIJA The Department of Defence is set to procure 118 Armored Personnel Carriers from Turkey. The move is aimed at ensuring maximum survivability of its troops as they tackle the al Shabaab militia in Somalia. KDF Spokesperson Col Zipporah … Continued