Somalia marks the 55th Africa Day

Somalia marks the 55th Africa Day

Mogadishu(SONNA)-The African Union has paid glowing tribute to the founding fathers of the Organization of African Unity, the precursor of the African Union. In Somalia, the day was marked in the capital Mogadishu yesterday, where the chief guest, the Secretary of the Federal Parliament’s Defence Committee, Mr. Sadiq Hirsi Warfa reiterated Somalia’s commitment to fighting […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two ISIS shooters arrested in Mogadishu

Two ISIS shooters arrested in Mogadishu

Two of ISIS assassins have been arrested following joint operation in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. the Somali security forces had successfully captured two men, who accused of being members of ISIL group. The Agency says one of two suspects had carried out several assassinations in the capital Mogadishu. “We arrested two ISIL suspects in Mogadishu operations. […]

Peace deal without Palestine state ‘doomed to failure’

Peace deal without Palestine state ‘doomed to failure’

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has said that the so-called “Deal of the Century” — a backchannel U.S. Middle East peace plan — will be “doomed to failure without full Palestinian support”. “Peacemaking doesn’t require deals or ideas, but a genuine belief in peace as a way to end conflict,” PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said […]

 Turkish President Erdogan said Turkey has means to curtail the currency fluctuations in the short term.

 Turkish President  Erdogan said Turkey has means to curtail the currency fluctuations in the short term.

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey has means to curtail the currency fluctuations in the short term. Mr Erdogan Said in a meeting with former lawmakers during an iftar (fast-breaking) meal in Ankara, “The exchange rate fluctuations are due to global factors and are not related to Turkey alone,” Erdogan underlined that partial […]

Ebola patients escape from Congo hospital, two had help from family

Ebola patients escape from Congo hospital, two had help from family

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group said, as medics raced to stop the disease spreading in the busy river port. Two patients left the hospital on Monday, said Henry Gray, head of the Medecins Sans […]