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We don’t have to repay UK for axed deal -Rwanda

Getty Images Former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (L) and Rwandan President Paul Kagame (R) were proponents of the controversial scheme
By Wedaeli Chibelushi in London & Samba Cyuzuzo in Kigali, BBC News & BBC Great Lakes Rwanda has said it is not required to refund the UK after a multi-million pound migrant deal between the two countries was scrapped.

Sir Keir Starmer appoints Stephen Doughty MP as Minister of State in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Sir Keir Starmer appoints Stephen Doughty MP as Minister of State in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
By: MoDuale Stephen Doughty was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office on 8 July 2024. He was elected as the MP for Cardiff South and Penarth in July 2024.

Somaliland President Pardons 377 Prisoners on Islamic New Year

Somaliland president Muse bihi abdi
The President of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi has pardoned on Saturday convicts who had been incarcerated for minor crimes in an amnesty gesture traditionally extended in every new lunar year. The Head of State...

Houthi attacks fuel resurgence of Somali piracy, says military chief

Houthi attacks fuel resurgence of Somali piracy, says military chief
By: Ships & Ports Attacks by Iran-backed Houthi militants on the Red Sea have reinvigorated piracy networks in Somalia, with criminal groups growing in both number and force, a European naval commander said.

Somalia pays $7.8m towards EAC budget

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud speaks during a past interview inside his office at the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia on May 28, 2022. PHOTO | REUTERS
By: The Eastafrican Somalia has paid $7.8 million, its full budget contribution dues for the financial year 2024/25. Mogadishu beat the Democratic Republic of Congo, which joined the bloc two years ago and...

Somaliland at the Crossroads: Can NEC Save the Nation from Collapse?

A woman casts her vote in the presidential election in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Nov. 13, 2017.
By: Mukhtar Muhumed Hassan Somaliland's journey has been one of resilience and determination. Yet today, that hard-won stability hangs by a thread. Somaliland, once a beacon of democratic hope in the Horn of Africa, now stands at a...

Turkish foreign minister says 2nd meeting between foreign ministers of Ethiopia, Somalia set for Sept. 2

Hakan Fidan's announcement comes after foreign ministers of Ethiopia, Somalia met in Ankara on Monday to settle differences
By:Anadolu Agency Following progress at Monday’s meeting, a second meeting between the top diplomats of Ethiopia and Somalia will be held on Sept. 2, said Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. Noting the complexity...

Somaliland Energy minister arrives in Taiwan to boost ties in oil, gas and mining

Somaliland delegation in Taiwan for energy talks. (MOFA photo)
By: TAIWAN NEWS A Somaliland delegation led by the Minister of Energy and Minerals, Abdilahi Farah Abdi, and his advisor, Ibrahim Ali Yusuf arrived in Taiwan on Thursday (June 27). At a welcome...

Somaliland parliament approves 2024 budget

Somaliland parliament approves amendments to electoral law
By M.A. Egge Somaliland parliament endorsed and passed the Financial Bill of the year 2024 on Saturday. The bill was first dispensed with earlier in March but was not assented to and was returned to the parliament...

Ethiopia PMO advises public to beware of false content related to Somaliland MOU

Ethiopia prime minister office
By: Staff writer Ethiopia Prime Minister’s Office advised the public to be wary of false content currently circulating online in relation to a Memorandum of Understanding with Somaliland. Official communications on local, regional...