What does Turkey aim by having its largest overseas military base in Somalia, how the countries in the region evaluate it?

What does Turkey aim by having its largest overseas military base in Somalia, how the countries in the region evaluate it?

The relations between Turkey and African countries are at the highest point, Turkish Foreign Ministry’s Director General for Africa Ahmet Riza Demirer said. Answering the questions of Anadolu Agency’s correspondents on May 25 Africa Day, Demirer said the ties gained momentum over the past 10 years. He said that Africa would take more place on […]

Somalia and Turkey reap rewards from mutually beneficial relationship

Somalia and Turkey reap rewards from mutually beneficial relationship

By winning the hearts and minds of the Somali people, Turkey has succeeded where others have failed. Here is why. This is the third in a three-part series on the challenges and opportunities facing Somalia. You can read the first part here and the second here. If you want to fly to Mogadishu, it will likely be via […]

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win Champions League

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win Champions League

Liverpool fans were left devastated last night as two horrendous goalkeeping errors by Loris Karius gifted Real Madrid a 3-1 victory. In the first half, Liverpool’s talisman striker Mohammed Salah went off injured after 30 minutes following a challenge by Madrid’s skipper Sergio Ramos, was replaced by England’s Adam Lallana. Several minutes after Salah left the […]

Trump’s conflicted response to Ebola outbreak in Africa

Trump’s conflicted response to Ebola outbreak in Africa

The United States is responding to the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa in contradictory ways that show conflicting policy currents within the Trump administration. The White House proposed eliminating $252 million (Sh25.5 billion) in Ebola-containment contingency funding on May 8 — the same day that the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed the return of the […]

Turkey and Africa are Building a Solid Partnership

Turkey and Africa are Building a Solid Partnership

As Turkey marks the annual Africa Day, I take the opportunity to celebrate Africa’s achievements and rejoice in our developing partnership. Africa’s ascendancy makes all Turks proud and motivates us to engage in closer ties and cooperation. Political institutions around Africa are evolving even as we are witnessing the emergence of a strong middle class […]

Somalia’s recovery efforts firmly on course

Somalia’s recovery efforts firmly on course

Slowly but surely, Somalia is making admirable progress. From the basket case it was for more than two decades following the overthrow of President Siad Barre in 1990, the country is on the road to recovery. It has been a slow, painful journey, but the desire of the people of Somalia to live in peace […]

Trump versus Rwanda in trade battle over used clothes

Trump versus Rwanda in trade battle over used clothes

24 May 2018 – 09:43 BY REUTERS Early last year, weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the US Trade Representative. That seven-page letter set Africa in the cross-hairs of the new administration’s ‘America First’ trade ideology, pitting the world’s largest economy against […]

US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia

US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia

Two US military regional combatant commands, CENTCOM and AFRICOM, acknowledged reports of civilian casualties and are reviewing separate recent operations following allegations of civilian deaths. In a press release last week, US Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) acknowledged reports of civilian casualties in a March 29 strike targeting Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Bayda […]

St. Thomas grad gets master’s degree a day after giving birth

St. Thomas grad gets master’s degree a day after giving birth

It was a big weekend for a University of St. Thomas graduate student. Zeinab Abdalla gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Friday, then — not even 24 hours later — she walked in St. Thomas’ graduate commencement in St. Paul to receive her master’s degree. The school tweeted Abdalla’s accomplishment in a post […]

Prime Minister Khayre names new ministers to complete cabinet

Prime Minister Khayre names new ministers to complete cabinet

Somali prime minister, Hassan Ali Khaire has appointed 6 new ministers, deputies and State ministers on Tuesday night to complete his cabinet, Garowe Online reports. The PM has made the announcement to fill the months-long vacant positions. – The names of the new Ministers – 1 – Hassan Moalim Hussein – Minister of Religious Affairs […]