Austria’s Kurz Announces Resignation Amid Corruption Investigation

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Saturday that he plans to resign in an effort to defuse a government crisis sparked by the announcement by prosecutors that he is the subject of a corruption investigation. Kurz, 35, said he has proposed that Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg be his replacement. Kurz himself plans to become the […]

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Training on Electoral Security opens in Bosaso

Bari Regional Police Commander Colonel Hussein Ali Mohamud today opened a training course on Security Management for the Lower House elections in Bosaso. The six-day training was attended by officials from various branches of the armed forces, some Puntland Ministries and members of the Bosaso Municipal Administration. Hussein Ali Mohamud, Bari Regional Police Commander, said […]

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US, Jubbaland discuss war against al-Shabaab

The President of the Jubaland State of Somalia, HE Ahmed Mohamed Islam, received at the State House the Commander of the United States Mission in Somalia, Colonel Thomas Sarrouf, and other officials. The delegation from the US Africa Command arrived in Kismayo. The meeting discussed how to intensify the fight against al-Shabaab and support the […]

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Al-Shabaab official surrenders to Somali government forces

A senior al-Shabaab official has surrendered to the Somali National Army’s 8th Battalion 60th Division. Adan Shiniyow Ibrahim was a senior al-Shabaab official in charge of the guerrillas and a 30-strong military commander, leading operations and organizing operations. Aden has been with Alshabab for 10 years and has operated in Hiraan, Gedo, Bay, and Bakool […]

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Lebanese Blackout Will Last Several Days, Says Government Official

Lebanon has no centrally generated electricity after fuel shortages forced it to shut down its two largest power plants, a government official told Reuters on Saturday. “The Lebanese power grid completely stopped working today at noon and it is unlikely that it will work until next Monday or for several days,” the official said. The […]

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Macron Celebrates 40 Years Since The Abolition Of The Death Penalty In France

French President Emmanuel Macron marks the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France at the Pantheon on Saturday, in the presence of Robert Badinter, the former justice minister who played a key role in passing the law. To mark the anniversary, Badinter, the architect of the abolition of capital punishment in […]

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More Than 100 Dead Or Missing After The Sinking Of A Makeshift Ship In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

More than 100 people are believed to have died or disappeared in the sinking of a makeshift boat in the Congo River, provincial authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said on Saturday. Fifty-one bodies had been recovered Friday night from the sinking overnight Monday through Tuesday, and another 69 are believed to be […]

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Somalia, World Bank discuss economic impact of COVID-19

His Excellency Abdirahman Duale Beyle, Minister of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia, attended a high-level meeting on financial development. The Minister met with World Bank Vice President for Africa Hafez Ghanem. “Today I had an important meeting with senior World Bank officials, including the Bank’s Vice President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem, and his […]

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