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‘Engage Iran diplomatically’- Qatar

  January 19, 2021        Doha is “hopeful” that further talks between Tehran and the Arab Gulf states will take place. Qatar is urging Gulf countries to enter into dialogue with Iran and has offered to negotiate negotiations after a three-year blockade on Doha was recently lifted by…

Efforts are underway to counter fears against vaccine among Somali community in St. Clouds

Dr. Bashir Moallin waits as nurse Jane Bagley administers his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Paul Middlestaedt for MPR News Kirsti Marohn St. Cloud, Minn. January 18, 2021 9:00 a.m.   Mohayadin Mohamed knows firsthand the devastating impacts of the coronavirus. The Islamic…

Somalia and Kenya’s diplomatic disputes create collateral damage

  Mogadishu beach-Lido   By Mohamed Sheikh Nor 18 January 2021 13:21 Ties between neighbours Kenya and Somalia hit a new low in December, when the Mogadishu government cut off ties with Nairobi for “constant political violation and Kenya’s open interference in Somalia’s independence”. In the recent diplomatic row, Somalia…

US envoy turned away from Bobi Wine’s home by Uganda police

– January 19, 2021 Uganda’s opposition politician Bobi Wine, a pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has said the US ambassador was “turned away” from his home by soldiers during an attempted visit. Ambassador Natalie Brown has not responded to the claim. Bobi Wine said his home remains…

Leaked emails confirm UN passed info to China in name-sharing scandal

  —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— UN Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says controversial practice ended in 2015 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Bayram Altug and Serife Cetin   |18.01.2021 GENEVA The UN Human Rights Office is under fire for sharing the names of Chinese government opponents, including Uighur activists, Tibetans and Hongkongers,…

Ethiopian army chief accuses unnamed ‘third parties’ of working to stain relations with Sudan

Ethiopian army chief General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha speaking to the media last year [Photo by Prime Minister’s Office] General Gelalcha said unnamed third party entities “working to mislead the people of Sudan and Ethiopia.” January 16, 2021 JUBA – Ethiopia’s army chief General Berhanu Jula Gelalcha has accused unnamed third…

China sends it’s naval fleet off Somalia waters to fight pirates

Source: Xinhua |  January 18, 2021 | The 37th fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy on Saturday left the port city of Sanya in south China’s Hainan Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort civilian ships. The fleet comprises the guided-missile destroyer Changsha,…

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi says Covid-19 vaccine ‘can turn people gay’

 17 January, 2021   —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– An ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi told his followers the Covid-19 vaccine is a global conspiracy to “establish a new world order” and “turn people gay”. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— An Israeli rabbi has prompted outrage after saying the Covid-19 vaccine can make people gay, according to reports. Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi…

Who are the actual NGO beneficiaries?

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- A reflection on Nkirote, a woman from a small village in Kenya, and James, a country director of an NGO. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- by @NGOsceptic The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than $1.90 a day. I have often wondered about the person living at this level, like…

Humanitarian aid needed urgently in Bakol region

Bokol region faces food insecurity because of al-Shabaab blockade 17.01.2021 MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia’s southwest state President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed Lafta Garen on Saturday urged the federal government, UN agencies and humanitarian partners to urgently intervene in Bakol province. His request came after he visited Hudur, the capital of the Bakol…

Jubbaland’s Madobe risks isolation over ally

Monday December 9 2019 In Summary After being elected in August against the wishes of President Farmaajo and Ethiopia in August this year, Jubbaland president Ahmed Islam, commonly known as Sheikh Madobe, and his people are facing travel challenges after Mogadishu banned direct flights to Kismayu from the region. The…

Fears of Egyptian farmers rise as Ethiopian dam plan continues

  Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with AGENCIES Egypt As the construction of the “renaissance” dam is nearing completion, Egyptian farmers are already feeling the impact of this project on their crops. Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers who were arguing about who would water his…

Nigeria border closure causes economic shock

In October Nigeria closed its borders to the movement of goods. The move, aimed at curbing smuggling, has led to price rises, while critics claim that it threatens free trade across the region. Linus Unah reports. The unexpected nature of the announcement gave traders and communities little time to prepare…

Turkish-Saudi animosity spills over into cultural sphere

Relations between Ankara and Riyadh — already strained due to a number of factors, including the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — are set to take another turn for the worse over a television series that launched Nov. 17. The 15-episode-long “Kingdoms of Fire” (“Mamlakaat Al-Nar”), which began airing on the Saudi-owned, United Arab…

Ethiopia’s Sidama chooses an autonomous rule

The results pave the way for Sidama to become a 10th state of the African country. The Sidama people have demanded for years to leave the diverse Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters] Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly for a new federal region, with 98 percent choosing an…

ARAB OUVERTURES Qatar-Saudi Arabia: a diplomatic battle being fought in East Africa

ARAB OUVERTURES Qatar-Saudi Arabia: a diplomatic battle being fought in East Africa By Jules Crétois Posted on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:45 Rwandan President Paul Kagame guides the Emir of Qatar, Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani, to Akagera National Park on April 22. © Urugwiro Village As Rwandan leader Paul…

Rwanda bans all single-use plastics

Rwanda becomes the first regional country to issue a complete ban on all single-use plastics and retailers have three months to clear their stocks and find alternatives, while industrial users and producers of single-use plastics have a two-year deadline. The ban affects all plastic carry bags and other single-use plastic…

Amid bloody protests and hidden corpses, Sudan’s ‘revolution’ is inching closer to Egypt’s fate

Making comparisons in the Middle East can be lazy trick. But no matter how many times you blinked, the bloody spectre of Egypt kept flickering over the sudden rush of congratulations when protesters managed to topple Omar al-Bashir in April. How could removing one man rip out the deeply entrenched and complex military and…

The Arab Alliance Is a Circular Firing Squad

In May 2017, Donald Trump picked Saudi Arabia as the destination for his first foreign visit as president of the United States. American allies in the Persian Gulf saw the trip as the opportunity of a lifetime to redraw the geopolitical map of the Middle East and North Africa after…

Parting the Red Sea: Why the Chinese and U.S. armies are fortifying this tiny African country

From the edge of a cargo port at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, a visitor can peer over a high wall and gain a glimpse of the future: China’s first overseas military base. Access to the 36-hectare Chinese base is tightly controlled. From a distance, only a huddle…

Maaha maalintii goolasha dagaalka siyaasadda, maaha maalintii shisheeyuhu ii garsoori lahaa

Faallada Warsan magazine 17 Agoosto, 2020 Ninna macaashi maayo haddaan xassilooni siyaasadeed weynno oo halkii aan ka soo qaadnnay ku celinno. Dal iyo dad wax kasta u nugul baannu nahay, ma xamili karro qalalaaso siyaasadeed ee horle.  Taariikhdu, baal cusub waxay u diiwaanineysaa madaxda maanta heer dowladd-goboleed iyo federaalba. Maaha…

Publisher’s Note: True patriotism should be our loftiest aspiration

                        Every now and then, happenings in the country remind me of our never ending struggle to survive as a people and nation. Ours is the only African country whose territory many European and non-European colonial powers divided among themselves . Ours is the only country in the world…

HIRSHABELLE EXECUTIVE NEEDS TO RESIGN

It is common knowledge that the world is facing major calamities including wildfire, earthquake, tsunami which are still manageable but flood proved much to the concerned authorities in Beledwein, what happened in Hirshabelle particularly Beledwein is a tragedy, with the necessary flood control methods, the disaster that caused loss of…

A LOST IDENTITY

  In every game there are losers and winners, and the recent visit to Somalia by Qatar delegation didn’t disappoint in that regard. Despite limited information about plans of this meeting, questions had been waiting to erupt. Look at the actual projects. What did the delegation bring on the table?…

Pledges to Somalia should be delivered

When a high-level delegation from Qatar lead by Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani who is not only the foreign minister but also the deputy prime minister of Qatar, visited Somalia, many people expected something substantial. In many ways, however, it is suspected that the recent mission, other…

THE PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Boungiorno! Welcome to the Warsan magazine’s English version. We are excited to launch this quarterly publication with an expectation that it will provide compelling content, thought-provoking topics, and inspirations. In this era of videos, smartphones and digital content, digital media is considered the future; media specialists are claiming that, print…

HOW FREE TRADE ZONE IS LIGHTING UP DJIBOUTI

  Economy in Djibouti is going through multiple transformations. While a majority of African countries are challenged with loans and cash flow problems, financially well-heeled players are capitalizing on the country’s good business environment. Early July 2018 when Djibouti launched the continent’s biggest free trade zone at the entrance of…

Iyada oo arkaysa!

    Kadinka xagga koonfureed u jeeda ee cisbitalka Hargeysa ayey orod ku soo gashay. Ilmo yar oo qiyaastii bil ama ku dhow jira ayey legga ku sidatay. Shalmaddu inta ay ka dhacday baa ay labada garab midkood ka laalaadday. Kabaha ay xidhnayd midkood waa ay go’nayd, se waa ay…

DURBA WAA FARIISTAY, INNAGA MAXAA NOO DIIDAY

    Wasiirkii kowaad ee Itoobiya Hailemariam Desalegn, ee xilka isaga egay sannadkan horraantiisii, ayaa loo doortay inuu xubin ka noqdo gudida sare ee hey’adda fadhigeedu yahay Johaanisbeeg ee lagu magacaabo Brenthurst Foundation. Hailemariam, waxa uu talo dhinaca dhaqaalaha ah siin doonaa maamulayaasha hey’adda u qaabilsan dhaqaalaha Geeska Africa sida…

Hooyo Raalli Ahow !

  Waa xalay, 8.45 fiidnimo. Xaafadda Xalane, magaalada Boorame, jagada bannaan ee dhagaxa yari yaal, ee dayrka iyo guriga dhisan u dhaxaysa. Saddex bacood oo mad madow oo midabyo leh. Gurxan iyo sanqadho dhiillaysan. Nafo soo ambaday oo aan se doonayn inay si yar dib ugu noqdaan halkan. Mid waxa…

‘Engage Iran diplomatically’- Qatar

  January 19, 2021        Doha is “hopeful” that further talks between Tehran and the Arab Gulf states will take place. Qatar is urging Gulf countries to enter into dialogue with Iran and has offered to negotiate negotiations after a three-year blockade on Doha was recently lifted by…

Efforts are underway to counter fears against vaccine among Somali community in St. Clouds

Dr. Bashir Moallin waits as nurse Jane Bagley administers his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Paul Middlestaedt for MPR News Kirsti Marohn St. Cloud, Minn. January 18, 2021 9:00 a.m.   Mohayadin Mohamed knows firsthand the devastating impacts of the coronavirus. The Islamic…

Somalia and Kenya’s diplomatic disputes create collateral damage

  Mogadishu beach-Lido   By Mohamed Sheikh Nor 18 January 2021 13:21 Ties between neighbours Kenya and Somalia hit a new low in December, when the Mogadishu government cut off ties with Nairobi for “constant political violation and Kenya’s open interference in Somalia’s independence”. In the recent diplomatic row, Somalia…

US envoy turned away from Bobi Wine’s home by Uganda police

– January 19, 2021 Uganda’s opposition politician Bobi Wine, a pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has said the US ambassador was “turned away” from his home by soldiers during an attempted visit. Ambassador Natalie Brown has not responded to the claim. Bobi Wine said his home remains…

Leaked emails confirm UN passed info to China in name-sharing scandal

  —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— UN Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says controversial practice ended in 2015 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Bayram Altug and Serife Cetin   |18.01.2021 GENEVA The UN Human Rights Office is under fire for sharing the names of Chinese government opponents, including Uighur activists, Tibetans and Hongkongers,…

Ethiopian army chief accuses unnamed ‘third parties’ of working to stain relations with Sudan

Ethiopian army chief General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha speaking to the media last year [Photo by Prime Minister’s Office] General Gelalcha said unnamed third party entities “working to mislead the people of Sudan and Ethiopia.” January 16, 2021 JUBA – Ethiopia’s army chief General Berhanu Jula Gelalcha has accused unnamed third…

China sends it’s naval fleet off Somalia waters to fight pirates

Source: Xinhua |  January 18, 2021 | The 37th fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy on Saturday left the port city of Sanya in south China’s Hainan Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort civilian ships. The fleet comprises the guided-missile destroyer Changsha,…

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi says Covid-19 vaccine ‘can turn people gay’

 17 January, 2021   —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– An ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi told his followers the Covid-19 vaccine is a global conspiracy to “establish a new world order” and “turn people gay”. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— An Israeli rabbi has prompted outrage after saying the Covid-19 vaccine can make people gay, according to reports. Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi…

Who are the actual NGO beneficiaries?

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- A reflection on Nkirote, a woman from a small village in Kenya, and James, a country director of an NGO. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- by @NGOsceptic The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than $1.90 a day. I have often wondered about the person living at this level, like…

Humanitarian aid needed urgently in Bakol region

Bokol region faces food insecurity because of al-Shabaab blockade 17.01.2021 MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia’s southwest state President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed Lafta Garen on Saturday urged the federal government, UN agencies and humanitarian partners to urgently intervene in Bakol province. His request came after he visited Hudur, the capital of the Bakol…

‘Engage Iran diplomatically’- Qatar

  January 19, 2021        Doha is “hopeful” that further talks between Tehran and the Arab Gulf states will take place. Qatar is urging Gulf countries to enter into dialogue with Iran and has offered to negotiate negotiations after a three-year blockade on Doha was recently lifted by…

Efforts are underway to counter fears against vaccine among Somali community in St. Clouds

Dr. Bashir Moallin waits as nurse Jane Bagley administers his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Paul Middlestaedt for MPR News Kirsti Marohn St. Cloud, Minn. January 18, 2021 9:00 a.m.   Mohayadin Mohamed knows firsthand the devastating impacts of the coronavirus. The Islamic…

Somalia and Kenya’s diplomatic disputes create collateral damage

  Mogadishu beach-Lido   By Mohamed Sheikh Nor 18 January 2021 13:21 Ties between neighbours Kenya and Somalia hit a new low in December, when the Mogadishu government cut off ties with Nairobi for “constant political violation and Kenya’s open interference in Somalia’s independence”. In the recent diplomatic row, Somalia…

US envoy turned away from Bobi Wine’s home by Uganda police

– January 19, 2021 Uganda’s opposition politician Bobi Wine, a pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has said the US ambassador was “turned away” from his home by soldiers during an attempted visit. Ambassador Natalie Brown has not responded to the claim. Bobi Wine said his home remains…

Leaked emails confirm UN passed info to China in name-sharing scandal

  —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— UN Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says controversial practice ended in 2015 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Bayram Altug and Serife Cetin   |18.01.2021 GENEVA The UN Human Rights Office is under fire for sharing the names of Chinese government opponents, including Uighur activists, Tibetans and Hongkongers,…