Category Archives: General

Despite US Troop Pullout, Somalia Vows to Continue Security Cooperation

The U.S. withdrawal of troops training Somalia’s elite forces has raised concerns about security and stability in the country. But Somali officials and analysts note the country will still count on U.S. air power against al-Shabab militants. Somali Pri…

US Military Pulls Last Troops From Somalia

The United States military has completed withdrawing troops from Somalia, according to the U.S. Africa Command. AFRICOM spokesperson Colonel Christopher P. Karns confirmed to VOA Somali that the repositioning of the troops was completed ahead of t…

UN Rushing to Relocate Ethiopian Refugees Away From Sudanese Border

GENEVA – The United Nations and other agencies are rushing to relocate thousands of refugees camped out along the disputed Sudan-Ethiopia border to safer areas further away.Tensions along the border region between Sudan and Ethiopia have grown since th…

Al-Shabab Threat Rising in Kenya’s Northeast

Friday marked two years since al-Shabab terrorists attacked the Dusit D2 hotel in central Nairobi, killing 22 people. The anniversary comes as Kenya’s Mandera, a county bordering Somalia, is seeing increased attacks from the Islamist militants amid fea…

Biden Announces $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden unveiled Thursday a coronavirus response plan that includes boosting the rate of vaccinations and helping counter the economic effects of the pandemic. “The American Rescue Plan will address the stark, intergenerational i…

As WHO Begins COVID-19 Probe, Speculation, Tensions Abound

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – After months of negotiations and accusations that China was obstructing an independent investigation, a team of World Health Organization experts has landed in Wuhan, China, where they will try to uncover the origin of the coronavi…