Category Archives: Politics

Somali Elections Remain on Hold After Latest Political Talks Collapse

Somalia’s federal government said Wednesday that efforts to resolve the stalemate on elections collapsed after leaders from the states of Puntland and Jubbaland failed to agree on the way forward.But leaders from both states rejected that claim from th…

Al-Shabab Issues Threats Ahead of Elections in Djibouti

The leader of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group is calling for lone wolf attacks against American and French interests in Djibouti ahead of key presidential elections in the Horn of Africa country. In newly released audio, Ahmed Omar Abu Ubaidah accu…

Massive Container Ship Runs Aground, Blocks Traffic in Suez Canal

Operators of a 400-meter cargo ship say their vessel lost power and ran aground sideways in the Suez Canal, blocking a crucial waterway that is responsible for up to 12 percent of the world’s total trade. The waterway links Europe and Asia.But media re…

Congo President Appears Poised to Win a Fourth Term

Electoral officials in the Republic of Congo say results from the central African nation’s presidential election could be announced within days. Early results Monday indicate President Denis Sassou Nguesso is on pace to clinch a fourth term, winning 10…

US Delegation, Top Ethiopian Officials Discuss Tigray Conflict

A U.S. delegation has met with top officials in Addis Ababa to convey President Joe Biden’s “grave concerns” about the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.The delegation led by U.S. Senator Chris Coons arrived in Ethiopia Saturday to meet with…

Somalia’s Leaders Plan to Move Forward with Polls Following US Call

Somalia’s government says it is making a commitment to conduct delayed presidential and parliamentary polls after the U.S. urged the leadership to hold transparent elections. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said leaders should set asi…