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Sorry, but when I decide who to vote for on Election Day, it will be the person I think can best represent the country, not the candidate that will most impress my boyfriend.

Young Opposition Candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye Wins Senegal’s Presidential Election

Supporters of Bassirou Diomaye Faye and the opposition leader Ousmane Sonko celebrating in Dakar on Sunday.Credit...John Wessels/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
By: NEWYORK TIMES Bassirou Diomaye Faye, who turned 44 on Monday, was little known until he received the backing of Ousmane Sonko, Senegal’s most formidable opposition politician. Both men were released from jail only 10 days ago.

EU Maritime Force Deploys Warship Near Hijacked Bulk Carrier As Part of Anti-Piracy Mission

Image Credits: EUNAVFOR ATALANTA from X.
By MI News Network A warship of the European Union Naval Force or EUNAVFOR has been sent to keep a close watch on the MV Abdullah, a Bangladeshi-flagged bulk carrier which was hijacked by Somali Pirates and...

Somali Pirates’ Return Adds to Crisis for Global Shipping Companies

Boats maneuver around the pirated commercial ship MV Ruen during an Indian military operation on Saturday. Ministry of Defence/PIB via CNN
By: REUTERS As a speed boat carrying more than a dozen Somali pirates bore down on their position in the western Indian Ocean, the crew of a Bangladeshi-owned bulk carrier sent out a distress signal and called an emergency...

Taiwan, US, Eswatini stage GCTF workshop on women’s economic empowerment

Taiwan, US, Eswatini stage GCTF workshop on women’s economic empowerment
A workshop promoting women’s economic empowerment was held under the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) on March 6th in the Kingdom of Eswatini to mark International Women’s Day. Themed “Women Empowerment: Autonomy and Economic Sustainability,”...

Ramadan crescent moon spotted in Saudi Arabia, holy month begins on Monday

Makkah Photo: Reuters, SPA
By: Khaleej Times The crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, was sighted on Sunday evening in Saudi Arabia, according to local media. Therefore, today, March 10, is the last day of...

Hostile Territory: The Effects Of Somalia & Somaliland’s Airspace Dispute

Somalia-Somaliland Airspace Dispute
By: Simple Flying Since the start of the year, tensions between Somalia and Somaliland (an independent but internationally unrecognized state) have been high. While the two territories have been going at it for years, tensions have...

Dahabshiil celebrates Golden Jubilee of service with the inauguration of a new UK headquarter

Dahabshiil celebrates Golden Jubilee of service with the inauguration of a new UK headquarter
The Dahabshil group of companies is celebrating in style its Golden Jubilee by inaugurating its UK headquarters in London. Dahabshiil is the ‘rags to riches’ story of an African entrepreneur whose business was interrupted after the Somali...

Yemen warns British cargo ship may sink following Houthi attack

Yemen warns British cargo ship may sink following Houthi attack FILE PHOTO
By: ANADOLU AGENCY SANAA, Yemen  A British container ship is in danger of sinking off Yemen’s western coast after being hit by Houthi missiles earlier this month, a Yemeni official warned Wednesday.

ALJAZEERA: Details of a  Qatar Airways surviving an “imminent” collision with an Ethiopian Airlines

A Qatar Airways plane (Reuters)
By: ALJAZEERA ARABIC A Qatari Boeing 787 survived a collision with an Ethiopian Airbus A350 , when they were flying - Sunday - over the Gulf of Aden near Somalia. The Somali Aviation...

UK Minister for Armed Forces Visits Mogadishu

UK Minister for Armed Forces visits Mogadishu to strengthen the UK-Somalia partnership
By: British Embassy Mogadishu UK Minister for Armed Forces James Heappey MP, visited Mogadishu on 25 February in order to reaffirm the UK’s commitment to defence and security cooperation with Somalia. His visit offered...