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Millions of Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

A worshipper performs Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran, Iran. [Vahid Salemi/AP Photo]
By: ALJAZEERA Muslims around the world have celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, with prayer, reunions with family and friends, new clothes and sweet treats.

Djibouti Joins AUC Chairperson Race to Take On Kenya and Somalia

Djibouti Foreign Affairs Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf
By: CAPITAL FM Djibouti has joined the race for the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, becoming the third East African nation, alongside Kenya and Somalia, to front a candidate for the influential seat. Djibouti...

UN says 38 dead, including children, as migrant boat sinks off Djibouti

Rescuers search for survivors on the beach after two boats carrying migrants and refugees capsized off the shore near Godoria, in northeast Djibouti, in January 2019 [International Organization for Migration via AP]
By:Aljazeera At least 38 migrants and refugees, including children, have died after their boat sank off the coast of Djibouti, the United Nations migration agency has said, after their bodies were recovered. The...

Ethiopia set to join EAC, CS Malonza says

Cabinet Secretary for EAC, ASALs and Regional Development Peninah Malonza
By :KBC Correspondent Ethiopia is set to become the 9th member state of East Africa Community (EAC), just a few months after Somali’s admission to the bloc. This was disclosed by Peninah Malonza,...

Somalia’s PM names new Foreign Minister in cabinet reshuffle

Hamza Abdi BarrePhotographer: Abukar Mohamed Muhudin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
By: Bloomberg Somalian Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre announced a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, including the appointment of Ahmed Moallim Fiqi as foreign affairs minister, his office said. The foreign minister’s position had...

Kenya, France agree to expedite implementation of Sh10 billion project

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic to Kenya Stéphane Séjournérime with Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi in a joint press address with in Nairobi on April 6, 2024. Image: PCS/X
By: THE STAR Kenya and France have resolved to strengthen their bilateral relations, even as they finalised an agreement to enhance the infrastructure and transport sector. Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Cabinet Secretary Musalia...

Somaliland and UAE Discuss Bolster in Energy and Mining Sectors Investments

Somaliland and UAE Discuss Bolster in Energy and Mining Sectors Investments
By M.A. Egge Somaliland and the UAE have had a discussion on the ways and means of bolstering energy and mining investments in the country. This follows a government delegation led by the...

Op-Ed: Plagued by turmoil: How Djibouti’s efforts stabilize the region

By: Khadar Haibe In the early 2000s, President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti made the strategic decision to host foreign naval and military bases within the country, a move that later proved immensely beneficial for both Djibouti's...

World Bank Launches $1.4 Billion Initiative to Expand Ethiopia’s Power Sector

initiative to Expands Ethiopia's power sector Image credit: [lumppini]
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 3, 2024/APO Group/ --  A new World Bank program is set to strengthen and expand the electricity network, improve sector financial viability, and enable renewable energy generation through private sector participation in Ethiopia. 

Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed appoints Somali Politician as Deputy Ethiopia Prime Minister

The former Speaker of the House of Federation (HoF), Adem Farah
By: addisstandard Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed Adam Farah as the new Head of the Democracy Building Center Coordinator Office with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister effective 01 April 2024. The...