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Ethiopia starts exporting electricity to neighboring Kenya

Workers check the water temperature of an outlet at the Aluto-Langano geothermal power station, operated by Ethiopian Electric Power, in Ziway, Ethiopia.Photographer: Amanuel Sileshi/Bloomberg
By: Bloomberg Ethiopia has started exporting electricity to neighboring Kenya following a week of testing of a new transmission line, Ethiopian Electric Power said.The $500 million line has capacity to transmit 2,000 megawatts of electricity, potentially earning...

It’s Time for the U.S. to Recognize Somaliland’s Independence

Somaliland
by Scott McCann Follow @Scott_M_McCann on TwitterL In 2017, Somaliland held its fifth peaceful election since it declared independence from Somalia in 1991. Despite meeting the international criteria for statehood, including having a demarcated territory, a population, and a legitimate government,...

Somali war criminal Tuke arrested in Virginia

Somali war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali
By: FOX5 Federal investigators have arrested a former Somali army officer who is now living in Springfield, Virginia. Homeland Security Investigations says 69-year-old Yusuf Abdi Ali, a.k.a. "Tukeh," committed human rights abuses against...

Kenya: Duale lauds Uhuru investment in intelligence infrastructure

Cabinet secretary for Defence, Aden Duale. Image: FILE
By: The Star Kenya Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale has said that retired President Uhuru Kenyatta's investment is helping in the fight against extremism. Speaking on Wednesday night, Duale said compared to how...

UN maintains Somalia arms embargo over government objections

United Nations Security Council vote on a draft resolution (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
BY: ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Nations Security Council voted Thursday to maintain an arms embargo on Somalia over strong objections from its government, saying the al-Shabab "terrorist group" still seriously threatens peace and stability in the...

Somalia: Puntland announces local municipal polling and registration centers

Somalia: Puntland announces local municipal polling and registration centers
By : Zakeriye ahmed Horndiplomat Correspondent Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland's Transitional Electoral Commission announced the polling stations and registration centers for upcoming local municipal elections in the state. The commission has released 524...

Somalia’s President vows to continue war on Al-Shabab

Somalia's president has vowed to continue the war against al-Shabab militants in an address to lawmakers in which he also warned of also warned of looming famine in pasrts of the country.
By: VOA NEWS ,Mohamed Dhaysane MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — Somalia's president has vowed to continue the war against al-Shabab militants in an address to lawmakers in which he also warned of also warned of looming famine in pasrts...

Earth’s population reaches 8-billion milestone, but this upward trend may not continue for long

The United Nations on Tuesday is marking Earth's population reaching eight billion people. (blvdone/Shutterstock)
By:· CBC News  On Tuesday, the United Nations officially marked the day the global population reached eight billion people. It's not an exact science. It may have happened weeks or months ago or may not even...

Somalia: Amnesty International urges new government to adopt 10-point human rights plan

Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
By: Amnesty International Six months after President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud took office, his government has yet to make good on its promises to guarantee justice and security for the people of Somalia. Amnesty International is today presenting...

Kenyan traders buy Ethiopian miraa for Somalia market on high costs

A miraa trader displays his crop. FILE PHOTO | NMG
By: Business Daily Africa Miraa traders have shifted to Ethiopia as a source market for the stimulant, where they are buying nearly half of the allocated quota for the Somali market as high costs in Kenya force...