Saturday, July 11, 2020
Wardheer News

Silvia Romano says Islam comforted her during captivity

Began to accept fate with serenity says former hostage ROME, JUL 6 – Silvia Romano, an aid worker who converted to Islam during an 18-month detention by Somali Islamist militants,, said Monday her new faith had comforted her during her … Continued

Bucking China pressure, Taiwan, Somaliland establish ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has scored a rare diplomatic victory in establishing relations with the independent region of Somaliland. Intense pressure from China has reduced self-governing, democratic Taiwan to having just 15 diplomatic allies and being excluded from the … Continued

Opposition up in arms over plan to delay Somalia elections

By FRED OLUOCH Major opposition parties in Somalia are against the decision by the electoral body to postpone the 2020 elections, citing possibilities of inter-clan violence. The parties have interpreted the June 27 announcement by the National Independent Electoral Commission … Continued

What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers how Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign. President Donald Trump is making Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar one of the bogeywomen of his campaign for re-election … Continued

Miraa traders decry denial of entry to Hargeisa-bound plane

By DAVID MUCHUI Miraa traders in the country are up in arms after Somalia turned back an aircraft transporting 13.6 tonnes of khat to Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway Somaliland region. Nyambene Miraa Traders Association (Nyamita) Chairman Kimathi Munjuri … Continued

Somaliland appoints first envoy to Taiwan

By Chen Yun-yu and Emerson Lim Taipei, (CNA) The self-declared African state of Somaliland has appointed senior diplomat Mohamed Omar Hagi Mohamoud as its first representative to Taiwan, according to a post on social media by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign … Continued

Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in Baidoa

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Explosions rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa killed four … Continued