Over the last few days several social media outlets in Ethiopia have announced demonstrations in Oromiya, Bahir Dar and Dire Dawa for this coming weekend of August 6-7.
We have no confirmation from reliable sources so far. We expect traffic restrictions on main roads outside the capital and road closures. We have no information indicating any specific risks for foreigners in Ethiopia or any demonstrations in Addis Ababa. However, as a matter of precaution, we would like to remind everyone to avoid crowds and demonstrations. Please keep yourself informed by your counterpart in the field or travel organisation of the local situation when traveling in Ethiopia.
March 8, 2017 The political and security advisors of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member State (FMS) leadership met for a 3-day workshop (March 6-8, 2017) to discuss the open political questions relating to the national security architecture. Full Article
As Philip Hammond and Theresa May were torn into by the Labour party over the National Insurance U-turn - though not, in some people's opinion, by Jeremy Corbyn - Boris Johnson rode an armoured vehicle in Mogadishu. Full Article
Far-Right Dutch MP Geert Wilders FAILS to make inroads in general election and accuses victorious PM of treating his populist supporters like 'semi-Nazis' as Merkel and co celebrate Full Article
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Kenya major newspaper the Daily Nation was faulted for violating media ethics and biased reporting on an issue concerning a court case between famous investigative Somali journalist and money remittance company known as hawala, the Dahabshiil company. Full Article
BREAKING: The International Court of Justice rejects Kenya's application that #ICJ does not have jurisdiction over the maritime dispute case Full Article
Doha: Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways said on Sunday they would enforce the new rules governing entry to the United States following President Donald Trump's temporary order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim countries. Full Article
A federal judge in Brooklyn ordered a stop to the Trump administration's deportations of hundreds of travelers who arrived in the US on Friday and Saturday from seven predominately Muslim countries. Full Article
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The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States are concerned about the unfolding dispute within the Galmudug regional assembly and between members of the assembly and President Abdikarim Guled. Full Article
MP Duhulow undermining the Somali PM credibility ?
Waagacusub.net - Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo who was elected by Somali parliament after vote buying is becoming "master of showoff" who ignores the reality on the ground.
Waagacusub.net - The Somali president made huge promises based on emotional patriotism that could not be fulfilled by clannish element like him.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has strongly condemned a court verdict against independent journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon in Somaliland's capital Hargeisa who was today sentenced to two (2) years of prison.
MP Duhulow undermining the Somali PM credibility ? Full Article
Somali president is overrated by con artists ' Full Article
Waagacusub.net - Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo who was elected by Somali parliament after vote buying is becoming "master of showoff" who ignores the reality on the ground. Full Article
April 11, 2017: The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins its member, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) to strongly condemn the sentencing of independent journalist, Abdimalik Muse Oldon to two years in prison by the Marodi Jeeh Regional Court in Somaliland's capital Hargeisa. Full Article
Waagacusub.net - The Somali president made huge promises based on emotional patriotism that could not be fulfilled by clannish element like him. Full Article
Ethiopian foreign policy and the Ogaden War: the shift from "containment" to "destabilization," 1977–1991 Full Article
The most Ethiopian corrupt military officer who is called Haile Gabre known by Somalis as General Gabre becoming extremely wealthy from the huge sums of money that he is getting from opportunistic Somali politicians who want to buy the sympathy of Addis Ababa, one of his juniors told Waagacusub anonymously. Full Article
Sunatimes.com - The vast majority of the Somali people were dismayed by the selection of Abshir Mohamed Bukhari who is well known for his radical views and unlimited support for the terrorist group Al-Shabab, a Somali based terror group that have links to Al-Qaeda and newly founded ISIS. Full Article
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UNHCR Special Envoy Mohamed Abdi Affey (second, right) listens to a Somali refugee in Dadaab, Kenya, who has opted to return home under a voluntary repatriation programme. Photo: UNHCR/Modesta Ndubi Full Article