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Amnesty Intl catalogs horrific abuses on migrants in Libya

24 September, 200 Amnesty International on Thursday urged the EU to reconsider cooperation with Libya over “horrific abuses” of refugees and migrants in the North African country. Libya has become a key route for irregular  migration to Europe in the chaotic years since the 2011 overthrow and killing of dictator…

This African nation could be the next to normalize ties with Israel

By Giorgio Cafiero 25 September, 2020 The UAE is well-positioned to pressure Mauritania into unfreezing its relations with Israel.   Following the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain’s recent normalisation of relations with Israel, analysts are wondering which Arab state could be next to follow suit. Some journalists have speculated…

Sudan rejects linking removal from US terrorism list with Israel ties

Sudan’s Prime Minister in the transitional government Abdalla Hamdok in Khartoum, Sudan December 25, 2019. REUTERS Sudan had told U.S. Secretary of State during a visit last month it was necessary to separate the removal from the U.S. list from the normalisation of relations with Israel Reuters , Saturday 26…

Like the Uyghurs, Tibetans locked up in re-education camps

09/26/2020 by Adrian Zenz   In 2020, the Communist Party of China “trained” and indoctrinated 543,000 “surplus” rural workers in Tibet. The pattern adopted in the Xinjiang “concentration camps” is repeated. Beijing: Nomadic farmers and herders participate on a voluntary basis to find employment. According to many observers, the regime…

The Use and Abuse of UAPA in Kashmir

  Indian policemen detain a Kashmiri Shiite Muslim as he and others attempt to take part in a religious procession in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, Aug. 28, 2020. Credit: AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan   From cricket players to journalists, Kashmiris are being booked under a law critics say is designed to stifle…

Israel becomes new obstacle for Sudan in quest to leave U.S. terrorism list

Sudan’s Head Of Transitional Military Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan By Nafisa Eltahir, Matt Spetalnick, Patricia Zengerle and Khalid Abdelaziz September 25, 2020 WASHINGTON/DUBAI/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Despite over a year of negotiations, Sudan is facing a fresh obstacle to its removal from a U.S. terrorism list that has hindered…

Ethiopia tells U.N. ‘no intention’ of using dam to harm Egypt, Sudan

  FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 29, 2018. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS   By Michelle Nichols September 25, 2020 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told the United Nations on Friday that…

The US is unprepared for Africa’s growing terror threat

September 25, 2020 By Emily Estelle Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, the commander of US Special Operations Command Africa, gave a sobering assessment of the increasing security threats posed by al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their ilk in Africa in an AEI webinar on September 9 (see the video and…

UK’s first Somali-born female mayor resigns from the Labour Party

Rakhia Ismail just resigned mayor of Islington Outgoing mayor delivered emotional speech before breaking off from Zoom call 25 September, 2020 — By Calum Fraser   THE UK’s first Somali-born woman to become mayor has quit the Labour Party claiming “oppression” and “discriminatory behaviour”. Councillor Rakhia Ismail announced this morning…

China demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang in recent years: Report

AFP Sep 25, 2020, 16:55 IST BEIJING: Chinese authorities have demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang, an Australian think tank said Friday, in the latest report of widespread human rights abuses in the restive region. Rights groups say more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic-speaking people have…

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…

Amnesty Intl catalogs horrific abuses on migrants in Libya

24 September, 200 Amnesty International on Thursday urged the EU to reconsider cooperation with Libya over “horrific abuses” of refugees and migrants in the North African country. Libya has become a key route for irregular  migration to Europe in the chaotic years since the 2011 overthrow and killing of dictator…

This African nation could be the next to normalize ties with Israel

By Giorgio Cafiero 25 September, 2020 The UAE is well-positioned to pressure Mauritania into unfreezing its relations with Israel.   Following the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain’s recent normalisation of relations with Israel, analysts are wondering which Arab state could be next to follow suit. Some journalists have speculated…

Sudan rejects linking removal from US terrorism list with Israel ties

Sudan’s Prime Minister in the transitional government Abdalla Hamdok in Khartoum, Sudan December 25, 2019. REUTERS Sudan had told U.S. Secretary of State during a visit last month it was necessary to separate the removal from the U.S. list from the normalisation of relations with Israel Reuters , Saturday 26…

Like the Uyghurs, Tibetans locked up in re-education camps

09/26/2020 by Adrian Zenz   In 2020, the Communist Party of China “trained” and indoctrinated 543,000 “surplus” rural workers in Tibet. The pattern adopted in the Xinjiang “concentration camps” is repeated. Beijing: Nomadic farmers and herders participate on a voluntary basis to find employment. According to many observers, the regime…

The Use and Abuse of UAPA in Kashmir

  Indian policemen detain a Kashmiri Shiite Muslim as he and others attempt to take part in a religious procession in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, Aug. 28, 2020. Credit: AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan   From cricket players to journalists, Kashmiris are being booked under a law critics say is designed to stifle…

Israel becomes new obstacle for Sudan in quest to leave U.S. terrorism list

Sudan’s Head Of Transitional Military Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan By Nafisa Eltahir, Matt Spetalnick, Patricia Zengerle and Khalid Abdelaziz September 25, 2020 WASHINGTON/DUBAI/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Despite over a year of negotiations, Sudan is facing a fresh obstacle to its removal from a U.S. terrorism list that has hindered…

Ethiopia tells U.N. ‘no intention’ of using dam to harm Egypt, Sudan

  FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 29, 2018. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS   By Michelle Nichols September 25, 2020 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told the United Nations on Friday that…

The US is unprepared for Africa’s growing terror threat

September 25, 2020 By Emily Estelle Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, the commander of US Special Operations Command Africa, gave a sobering assessment of the increasing security threats posed by al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their ilk in Africa in an AEI webinar on September 9 (see the video and…

UK’s first Somali-born female mayor resigns from the Labour Party

Rakhia Ismail just resigned mayor of Islington Outgoing mayor delivered emotional speech before breaking off from Zoom call 25 September, 2020 — By Calum Fraser   THE UK’s first Somali-born woman to become mayor has quit the Labour Party claiming “oppression” and “discriminatory behaviour”. Councillor Rakhia Ismail announced this morning…

China demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang in recent years: Report

AFP Sep 25, 2020, 16:55 IST BEIJING: Chinese authorities have demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang, an Australian think tank said Friday, in the latest report of widespread human rights abuses in the restive region. Rights groups say more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic-speaking people have…

Amnesty Intl catalogs horrific abuses on migrants in Libya

24 September, 200 Amnesty International on Thursday urged the EU to reconsider cooperation with Libya over “horrific abuses” of refugees and migrants in the North African country. Libya has become a key route for irregular  migration to Europe in the chaotic years since the 2011 overthrow and killing of dictator…

This African nation could be the next to normalize ties with Israel

By Giorgio Cafiero 25 September, 2020 The UAE is well-positioned to pressure Mauritania into unfreezing its relations with Israel.   Following the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain’s recent normalisation of relations with Israel, analysts are wondering which Arab state could be next to follow suit. Some journalists have speculated…

Sudan rejects linking removal from US terrorism list with Israel ties

Sudan’s Prime Minister in the transitional government Abdalla Hamdok in Khartoum, Sudan December 25, 2019. REUTERS Sudan had told U.S. Secretary of State during a visit last month it was necessary to separate the removal from the U.S. list from the normalisation of relations with Israel Reuters , Saturday 26…

Like the Uyghurs, Tibetans locked up in re-education camps

09/26/2020 by Adrian Zenz   In 2020, the Communist Party of China “trained” and indoctrinated 543,000 “surplus” rural workers in Tibet. The pattern adopted in the Xinjiang “concentration camps” is repeated. Beijing: Nomadic farmers and herders participate on a voluntary basis to find employment. According to many observers, the regime…

The Use and Abuse of UAPA in Kashmir

  Indian policemen detain a Kashmiri Shiite Muslim as he and others attempt to take part in a religious procession in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, Aug. 28, 2020. Credit: AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan   From cricket players to journalists, Kashmiris are being booked under a law critics say is designed to stifle…