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Ethiopia rejects Arab League stance on Somaliland agreement

Meles Alem (Ambassador), spokesperson Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
By: The reporter Ethiopia Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it categorically rejects the Arab League’s position on the recent understanding between Ethiopia and Somaliland, calling the League’s statement against the deal a “snub to Africa.”

Igad urges dialogue to end Ethiopia-Somalia row

Leaders pose for 'family photo' during the 42nd Extraordinary Assembly of Igad Heads of State in Uganda on January 18, 2024. From left: African Union Commission chair Moussa Faki, Igad Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu, and Presidents William Ruto of Kenya, Djibouti's Ismail Omar Guelleh, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Somalia's Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. PHOTO | PCS
By: THEEASTAFRICAN Leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) have called for a de-escalation of tensions between Ethiopia and Somalia. The meeting, chaired by Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti and Chairman...

Somaliland rejects Arab League statement over maritime deal with Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Somaliland sign “historic” MoU Allowing Ethiopia To Secure Access To Sea
In a statement released today, Somaliland expressed its rejection of the statement made by the Arab League during an extraordinary meeting on January 17, 2024, regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed between Ethiopia and Somaliland. The statement...

White House ‘Troubled’ by Deal Between Ethiopia and Somaliland

John Kirby, director of strategic communications for the National Security Council
By: VOA The White House sees national security concerns in a recent agreement giving Ethiopia leasing rights to the Red Sea coastline in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region, administration officials said Tuesday. But experts questioned Washington's commitment and...

Tanzania bans Kenya Airways flights in tit-for-tat move

Kenya Airways Set to Re-introduce Weekly Flights to Mogadishu
By BBC Tanzania’s aviation authority has said that it will not permit any Kenya Airways flights from Nairobi to land in Dar es Salaam from next Monday. There are usually three scheduled services on...

Türkiye likely to extend Gulf of Aden mission amid Red Sea tensions

The Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik, prepares to sail toward the coast of Somalia for a NATO mission, Muğla, Türkiye, Feb. 1, 2010. (AP Photo)
BY DAILY SABAH WITH AGENCIES The Turkish naval staff deployed to the Gulf of Aden, Somali territorial waters and the Arabian Sea will see their mandate end on Feb. 10, but President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday...

Two US SEAL Team Members Missing After Incident Off Somalia Coast

Members of the U.S. military boarded and searched a flagless ship off the coast of Somalia to search for weapons and other smuggled contraband in 2020.Credit...Louis Thompson Staats IV/U.S. Navy
By: NEWYORK TIMES Two members of the Navy SEALs remained missing on Saturday after a mishap two days ago while they were attempting to board a ship off the coast of Somalia, two current and two former...

Ethiopia-Somali region president backs MoU with Somaliland

Ethiopia's Somali region president Mustafa Muhumed Omar
By: Staff writer Ethiopia's Somali region president Mustafa Muhumed Omar has backed the recent MoU between Ethiopia and Somaliland. President Omar says Ethiopia relies on neighboring countries to export and import. He reportedly...

UN condemns deadly mortar attack on Aden Adde International Airport area

FILE - A general view shows smoke billowing from shipping containers near the Adan Abdulle International Airport international in Mogadishu, Somalia March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Mogadishu, 12 January 2024 – The United Nations in Somalia strongly condemns a mortar attack which killed a member of the UN Guard Unit on Thursday. "The UN Guard Unit plays an integral role in ensuring the safety and security of...

Al-Shabab captures UN helicopter with 6 aid workers in central Somalia

Al Shabaab wants to overthrow the weak Western-backed Somali government and impose its own strict brand of Islamic law
By: ALJAZEERA A helicopter belonging to the United Nations mission in Somalia has been captured by al-Shabab after accidentally landing on Wednesday afternoon in territory held by the armed group, according to multiple local reports.At least six...