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Voters head to the polls to elect new president in Djibouti

By   /  April 8, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Six candidates are vying for the presidency in the tiny Horn of Africa country, whose strategic location at the gateway to the Red Sea has attracted powers such as the US, France and China as a prime location for military bases. Incumbent President Ismail Omar Guelleh is the clear frontrunner, predicted to win a […]

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Djibouti Protests Tycoon’s Terrorism, Corruption Acquittal By UK Court

By   /  March 4, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Djibouti’s government has protested the acquittal of a business tycoon Abdourahman Boreh of terrorism and corruption charges by a UK court on Wednesday, calling the verdict ‘disturbing’ and vowed an appeal against it. A British court has acquitted Mr. Boreh, a former presidential candidate for Djibouti who has been battling the charges for years […]

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Somali Federal Parliament Grills Security Minister Over Legislative Immunity

By   /  February 17, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Members of Somali Federal Parliament have grilled Security Minister Abdirzaq Mohammed Omar on national security breaches and the immunity privileges extended to Federal Members of Parliament. Somali Interior and Federal Minister Abdirhman Odywa and the Federal Police commander, were also summoned by Parliament for questioning. The move comes in the wake of President Hassan […]

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Somali Man Sentenced to 15-Years for Stabbing Woman in Britain and Fleeing to Ethiopia

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A Somali man, who fled to Ethiopia after stabbing a young woman in Britain, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. Mahad Aden, 33, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to wounding with intent. The incident reportedly happened on September 16, 2013 near Torcastle Close, Paradise Coventry. Aden and […]

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AU Summit Ends Without Burundi Action

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The African Union wrapped up its heads of state summit Sunday, without a decisive action on Burundi. The African Union did not gather enough support during its summit to deploy troops to Burundi, without the country’s consent.  Despite a decision from the AU Peace and Security Council in December, to send in troops to […]

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President Uhuru Kenyatta meets Ban Ki-Moon to discuss Amisom

By   /  January 31, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa  /  No Comments

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Listen President Uhuru Kenyatta today held a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to discuss Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Later, President Kenyatta held a bilateral meeting with the President of Namibia, […]

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Burundi frees two foreign journalists: French ambassador

By   /  January 30, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Two foreign journalists working in volatile Burundi were released without charge Friday, 24 hours after police arrested them in a raid, the French ambassador said. French journalist Jean-Philippe Remy, Africa bureau chief for French daily Le Monde, and British photojournalist Phil Moore, were arrested on Thursday afternoon during a raid in which 15 others […]

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AU Summit to endorse mass ICC walkout by Africa

By   /  January 30, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The African Union (AU) summit is on Saturday expected to adopt a report that recommends, among others, collective withdrawal of African States from the Rome Statute that establishes the International Criminal Court ( ICC). The AU Executive Council that comprises foreign affairs ministers from the continent has already adopted a report that highlights Africa’s […]

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Al-Shabab makes gains against multinational forces as Somali election approaches

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  1 Comment

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Listen Multinational armed forces in Somalia were dealt another blow last week as al-Shabab gained control of an African Union (AU) military base in el-Ade, a town in southern Somalia. 70 soldiers were killed in the attack, and militants took the military equipment abandoned by retreating troops. In recent months, al-Shabab has captured two other […]

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Seven police officers killed in Lamu al Shabaab blast

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Seven police officers manning Boni Forest died on Tuesday morning after their truck struck a landmine planted by al Shabaab in Kiunga, Lamu East. The forest is the site of Operation Linda Boni that the Kenya Defence Forces launched on September 2, 2015 to flush out al Shabaab militants. The truck was heading from […]

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