Archive | February 12, 2017

FILE - A ship docks at the port in Berbera, Somaliland, May 17, 2015.

Somaliland Approves Naval, Air Base Deal with UAE

WASHINGTON (VOA News) — The parliament of the break-away republic of Somaliland has overwhelming approved a deal to allow the United Arab Emirates to establish an air and naval base in the port town of Berbera. Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo presented the motion on Sunday to a joint session by both houses of the parliament, […]

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Ethiopian spy is the most hated person in Somalia

Ethiopian spy is the most hated person in Somalia By Dahir Alasow Somalia (Waagacusub) – Somali elected president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” was requested by many people and political groups to declare Ethiopian secret service official Hailu Gabre persona non grata for intermingling in the internal affairs of Somalia and masterminding renewed hostilities. “The spy, […]

Oromo people stage a protest against the government near the Hora Lake at Debre Zeyit. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Ethiopia: How long can state of emergency keep the lid on anger?

A state crackdown has silenced ethnic Oromo people in Ethiopia, but grievances over land and rights, and a lack of political options, could reignite protests By William Davison in Guder (The Guardian) — In a muted show of defiance near Ethiopia’s capital city, a tall farmer glanced around before furtively crossing his arms below his […]

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