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Ethiopia gov’t holds peace talks with ONLF in Asmara

Ethiopia gov’t holds peace talks with ONLF in Asmara

Wednesday September 19, 2018 Ethiopia’s goverment held peace talks with members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) in Asmara, Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane G. Meskel said on Tuesday. Meskel tweeted information from a statement issued by ONLF after the meeting, indicating that ‘the parties reached a common understanding on the issues discussed’. ‘‘They agreed […]

Protecting Somalia’s growing mobile money consumers

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Protecting Somalia’s growing mobile money consumers

Thursday September 13, 2018 The mobile money market is booming in Somalia. Approximately 155 million transactions, worth $2.7 billion or 36% of gross domestic product (GDP), are recorded every month. Mobile money accounts for a high proportion of money supply in the domestic, dollarized economy and has superseded the use of cash; seven out of […]

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Somalia hires US lobbyists to help get more aid

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Somalia hires US lobbyists to help get more aid

Wednesday August 22, 2018 The government of Somalia is paying a US lobbying firm Sh40 million ($400,000) through the end of this year to help it gain renewed funding for the country’s army and to lift the Trump administration’s ban on Somalis’ travel to the US. The agreement with the Sonoran Policy Group (SPG) was […]

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Puzzle of top Somalia official with Kenyan ID card

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Puzzle of top Somalia official with Kenyan ID card

Tuesday August 21, 2018 Fahad Dahir Ahmed (pictured above) also known as Fahad Yasin in Somalia was appointed the Deputy Director of National Intelligence Security Agency (NISA), last week, igniting heated debate. Kenyan authorities are investigating reports that a security chief in the Somali government holds Kenyan citizenship. New position He has been using the […]

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Jewish Democratic group refuses to endorse Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar over anti-Israel statements

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Jewish Democratic group refuses to endorse Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar over anti-Israel statements

JNS.ORG Friday August 17, 2018 Democratic Party candidate for Congress Ilhan Omar (right), a Somali American who represents Minnesota, appears alongside a supporter at a July 4 barbecue. Photo: Ilhan Omar via Twitter. JNS.org –Minnesota state lawmaker Ilhan Omar, who has labeled Israel as an “apartheid regime” that has “hypnotized the world,” is favored to […]

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THE INTERSECTIONALITY BETWEEN HATE NARRATIVE AND MASSACRE: THE ETHIOPIAN CASE

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THE INTERSECTIONALITY BETWEEN HATE NARRATIVE AND MASSACRE: THE ETHIOPIAN CASE

July 22, 2018 By Faisal Roble The alarming rate of massacre carried out by marauding Oromos, consisting of paramilitary troops, vigilante gangs glorified by Oromo politicians as nationalist forces, and peasants armed with machetes, who viciously attack Somalis villages, offers a tell-tale of a typical ethnic genocide. Actions of genocide are informed and precede by political […]

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Ethiopia removes ‘terrorist’ label from three opposition groups

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Ethiopia removes ‘terrorist’ label from three opposition groups

Thursday July 5, 2018 Ethiopia removed three opposition groups from its list of “terrorist” organisations on Thursday, the latest sign of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed charting a new course for one of Africa’s most tightly controlled states. The state-run Fana Broadcasting Corporation said parliament had voted unanimously to remove the “terrorist” label ascribed to the […]

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Ethiopian Parliament Passes amnesty Bill into Law

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Ethiopian Parliament Passes amnesty Bill into Law

Mahlet Fasil Friday, June 29, 2018 Addis Abeba, June 28/2018 – In its 32nd regular session today, Ethiopian parliament has passed a proposed amnesty bill into law. The bill, which is now a law, was presented to the parliament for consideration by the  Law, Justice and Administrative Affairs Standing Committee. The law establishes board members […]

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JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER BILATERAL TALKS BETWEEN H.E MOHAMED ABDULLAHI MOHAMED ‘FARMAAJO’, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA AND H.E (DR.) ABIY AHMED ALI, PRIME MINISTER OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL VISIT TO SOMALIA

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JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER BILATERAL TALKS BETWEEN H.E MOHAMED ABDULLAHI MOHAMED ‘FARMAAJO’, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA AND H.E (DR.) ABIY AHMED ALI, PRIME MINISTER OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL VISIT TO SOMALIA

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER BILATERAL TALKS BETWEEN H.E MOHAMED ABDULLAHI MOHAMED ‘FARMAAJO’, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA AND H.E (DR.) ABIY AHMED ALI, PRIME MINISTER OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL VISIT TO SOMALIA ON 16/06/2018, MOGADISHU At the invitation of the President of the Federal […]

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UAE pledges 3 bln USD investment scheme to support Ethiopia’s forex woes

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UAE pledges 3 bln USD investment scheme to support Ethiopia’s forex woes

Saturday June 16, 2018 Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday signed a 3 billion U.S. dollars loan and investment agreement that would help ease Ethiopia’s ongoing foreign currency shortage. The agreement signed between the two countries’ leaders on Friday, which includes a one billion U.S. dollars foreign currency support, was made as […]

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