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Kenya: Kenya Holds Ceremony to Welcome First Direct Flight From Mogadishu in 10 Years
[Dalsan Radio] NAIROBI, 29 March 2017 (PSCU) - Direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi resumed today with the first commercial plane carrying 49 passengers from the Somali capital landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly after 1.00 (...)
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

 
Somalia’s stabilisation is on course in spite of monumental challenges
The historic IGAD Summit refocuses world attention on the need for durable solutions for Somalia
[East Africa News Post] 30/03/2017

 
Ethiopia to revamp Puntland airport
ESAT News (March 29, 2027) Ethiopia is to cover the cost of revamping the old Kacaan airport in Puntland. The news comes as relations between Ethiopia and Somaliland sours following the latter’s decision to let the United Arab Emirates establish a military base in Berbera. “Disillusioned with (...)
[ESAT] 30/03/2017

 
Só lyk sentrale aankoperaad
Só lyk sentrale aankoperaad Jo-Maré Duddy – Die minister van finansies, mnr. Calle Schlettwein, het vanmiddag die name van ses van die lede van die nuwe sentrale aankoperaad in die parlement bekend gemaak. Dié raad sal die funksies van die voormalige tenderraad verrig. Mnr. Patrick Swartz is die (...)
[Republikein] 29/03/2017

Kunda still MMD MP- Speaker
By OSCAR MALIPENGA HOWARD Kunda is still a Member of Parliament for Muchinga constituency under the MMD ticket and therefore in order to be in the House because he has not crossed the floor as provided for under article 72 (2) (d) of the Constitution, Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. (...)
[Daily Nation] 29/03/2017

UPND is one-man show, says Lubinda
By OSCAR MALIPENGA ATTEMPTS by the UPND to undermine Zambian democracy have been rebuffed by the international community which has ranked Zambian highly on the democracy index, Justice Minister Given lubinda has told parliament. MR lubinda accused the UPND of abusing parliament to spawn (...)
[Daily Nation] 29/03/2017

ZESCO hike not for all
By OSCAR MALIPENGA DOMESTIC consumers will not be affected by the proposed 75% hike Parliament heard last evening. Minister of Energy David Mabumba explained that to cushion low income customers the life tariff (R1) which was previously for 100 units has been increased to 300 units at the same (...)
[Daily Nation] 29/03/2017

Nkombo faces police assault charges
BY CHINTU MALAMBO & OSCAR MALIPENGA MAZABUKA UPND Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo is expected to face charges for allegedly assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duties. And Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini has ruled that UPND chief whip Gary Nkombo and (...)
[Daily Nation] 29/03/2017

Kenya: Somalia Re-Launches Direct Flights From Mogadishu to Nairobi
[Shabelle] Somalia has re-launched direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi on Wednesday morning following an agreement between the leaders of the two countries last week.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Thousands flee drought-stricken Somalia
Thousands flee drought-stricken Somalia
More than 3 000 people a day are fleeing their homes in search of food and water due to Somalia's worst drought in 20 years as famine looms.
[IOL] 29/03/2017

 
A nation starved by politics
A nation starved by politics
Talking about possible famine in Somalia without exploring how the powerful helped create it is deceitful, says Azad Essa.
[IOL] 29/03/2017

 
UN: UNICEF needs US$225m to save children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
New York, US (PANA) - Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the UN Chidlren's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, urgently calling for nearly US$255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Famine in Somalia: Twice in six years?
Another famine looms in Somalia. Has the aid community sufficiently learned from its past mistakes?
[IRIN] 28/03/2017

FIBA AfroBasket 2017:Senegal, Mali qualify
Senegal has defeated Mali 79-72 in overtime in their capital of Dakar to qualify for this year’s FIBA AfroBasket slated for Congo-Brazzaville from 19-30 August. Djibril Thiam converted four of his four three-pointer attempts en route to a game-high 25 points while Mali’s Boubacar Sidibe finished (...)
[The Nation] 27/03/2017

US: Carter Center gets US$800,000 grant for trachoma elimination in Mali, Niger
Atlanta, US (PANA) - The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has awarded The Carter Center a grant of US$800,000 to help support an initiative to eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali and Niger, the Center announced on Monday. (...)
[Panapress] 27/03/2017

Lagos Lagoon: RSS Stops Another Suicidal Man From Jumping Into The Lagoon
Lagos Lagoon: RSS Stops Another Suicidal Man From Jumping Into The Lagoon An emerging report has it that the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) rescued a man from jumping into the Lagos Lagoon, yesterday, Sunday, March 26. A journalist, Malik Nasir, who shared the news on Facebook wrote: “Yet Another (...)
[Buzz Nigeria] 27/03/2017

East Africa: Fighting Somali Piracy - Don't Get the Next Steps Wrong
[ISS] On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen between 2008 and 2011 is (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

East Africa: Call to Repatriate Somalia Refugees
[East African] Nairobi and Pscu -Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday appealed for action to fully bring back Somalia into the fold of the international community.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Kenya: KDF Raid Al-Shabaab Bases, Kill 31 Terrorists
[Nation] Kenyan soldiers have killed 31 Al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in Baadhade, Somalia.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Somalia: Pirates Seize Fishing Trawler Off Coast
[Shabelle] Police say Somali pirates have seized a fishing trawler owned by a local businessman and forced the mostly foreign crew to disembark. Col. Mohamed Hassan told The Associated Press on Friday that the pirates used a small skiff to board the trawler off the village of Eyl in the (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Somaliland oo howlo shidaal sahmin ka bilowday deegaano ka tirsan Gobolada Sool iyo Togdheer
March 27 (Jowhar)— Shirkad shisheeye oo aan ka fasax heysan Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa howlo shidaal sahmin ah ka bilowday Gobollada Sool iyo Togdheer, iyada oo Madaxweynaha Maamulka Somaliland uu booqday dhul howd ah oo makiinado ay ka sameeyeen waddooyin bacaad ah. Maamulka Somaliland (...)
[Jowhar] 27/03/2017

Ethiopia: Loosening State of Emergency Propels Steady Growth
[Ethiopian Herald] It's been more than five months since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in response to widespread protests and unrest. The country's first state of emergency in more than quarter century aimed at normalizing what the government calls a "worsening security situation" in (...)
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

JOSHUA Cheptegei atagalidde mu misinde ebyafaayo ne bimuyita mu ngalo
JOSHUA Cheptegei eyasinze okwetika essuubi lya Bannayuganda akibamazeko bw'akubye yingini mu misinde gy’abakulu gye yabadde alabise ng’amaliriza. Cheptegei abadde akulembedde Bannakenya wabula nga...
[Bukedde] 26/03/2017

Micho yasanyukidde omutindo gw'Abazannyira awaka nga bakuba ttiimu y'Amagye ga France
Uganda Cranes 3-1 French Military OMUTENDESI wa Cranes Micho Sredojevich musanyufu nti abamu ku bazannyi abazannyira mu liigi y’awaka balaze obwetaavu n’obumaliriivu bwabetaagamu okutandika okubalowoozaako...
[Bukedde] 26/03/2017

IGAD Heads of States Agree to Collectively Pursue a Comprehensive Regional Approach to Deliver Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees
Nairobi (SONNA)- President of Federal republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and IGAD heads of states attended a special IGAD Summit on finding Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees. The IGAD special summit was aimed at strengthening the protection of refugees, to respond effectively (...)
[SONNA] 26/03/2017

YEMEN: ATTACK ON REFUGEE BOAT LIKELY WAR CRIME
Beirut:-An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. Several witnesses reported that on March 16, 2017, a helicopter (...)
[Horseed Media] 26/03/2017

Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime
An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. Several witnesses reported that on March 16, 2017, a helicopter fired (...)
[SONNA] 26/03/2017

Mali: Tuareg Factions to Boycott Mali Peace Conference
[Al Jazeera] Mali's main Tuareg factions say they will boycott talks with the government next week on implementing a 2015 peace agreement, dimming hopes of attaining peace in the West African country.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Why Fayose demolished my petrol station – APC chief
An Ado Ekiti oil dealer and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Remi Oguntuase, has described the demolition of his filling station as “politically motivated, malicious and act of vendetta” on the part of Governor Ayo Fayose. Oguntuase, popularly known as REMOG, said he has (...)
[NigerianEye] 26/03/2017

Why Fayose demolished my petrol station – APC chief
An Ado Ekiti oil dealer and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Remi Oguntuase, has described the demolition of his filling station as “politically motivated, malicious and act of vendetta” on the part of Governor Ayo Fayose. Oguntuase, popularly known as REMOG, said he has (...)
[NigerianEye] 26/03/2017

IGAD Heads of States Agree to Collectively Pursue a Comprehensive Regional Approach to Deliver Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees.
President of Federal republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and IGAD heads of states attended a special IGAD Summit on finding Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees. The IGAD special summit was aimed at strengthening the protection of refugees, to respond effectively to the drought (...)
[Horseed Media] 26/03/2017

Statement by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia at IGAD summit in Nairobi
Excellences and distinguished delegates: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Vice Presidents of the IGAD Member States; I would like to take this opportunity to thank H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya for hosting this special Summit on Durable Solutions for Somali (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

Somalia: New Govt Could Fast Track Amisom Exit
[East African] The newly elected leader of Somalia President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, has offered a glimmer of hope in the plan by African peacekeepers to quit the country by December 2020.
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

NDC must accept collective responsibility for 2016 defeat – Baako
Senior journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says responsibility for the National Democratic Congress' defeat in the 2016 elections must be taken collectively.
[Joy Online] 25/03/2017

Call to repatriate Somalia refugees
Regional bloc roots for increased support to Mogadishu
[East Africa News Post] 25/03/2017

Galamsey makes me lose faith in Ghana - Baako
Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says he is losing faith in the nation because of successive governments' failure to stop 'galamsey'.
[Joy Online] 25/03/2017

IGAD Summit in Nairobi
For the first time IGAD has convened a Special Summit to deliberate on and deliver durable solutions for Somali refugees. As host country to the largest population of Somali refugees in the region and the largest refugee camp in the world, we as Kenya are honoured to host this crucial meeting. (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

New Somali govt could fasttrack Amisom exit
President Farmaajo is likely to unite his country’s security forces faster than was anticipated
[East Africa News Post] 25/03/2017

US opposes transition of AMISOM to UN peacekeeping mission
The United States has opposed the transition of the African Union Mission in Somalia to a UN Peacekeeping Mission. Speaking during a UN Security Council Briefing on Somalia on Thursday, US Deputy Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Michele J. Sison said the international community (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

AU team now gauging Somalia's capacity in exit strategy
Amisom hopes to begin a drawdown by October 2018
[East Africa News Post] 25/03/2017

Museveni, Somali President Discuss Security in Somalia
Museveni, Somali President Discuss Security in Somalia
President Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart, the newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, have held a bilateral meeting during which they discussed the security... (Read More)
[ChimpReports] 25/03/2017

 
East Africa bloc explores deal on repatriation of Somali refugees
A ministerial conference to prepare a regional agreement to facilitate the return of Somali refugees kicked off in Nairobi on Friday ahead a regional Heads of State Summit on the status of one million Somali refugees displaced by nearly three decades of fighting. The Intergovernmental Authority (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

Africa Command chief wants Trump blessing to launch Somalia airstrikes
The head of the U.S. Africa Command on Friday said he has yet to receive authority from President Trump to launch airstrikes against terrorists in Somalia. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser said it will be “very important and very helpful” for the Trump administration to expand his authorities (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

40 per cent of Kenyans optimistic KDF soldiers will trounce al Shabaab – Ipsos
Forty per cent of Kenyans believe KDF soldiers in Somalia under Amisom will defeat al Shabaab. However, 39 per cent say the soldiers’s presence in Somalia has not helped the situation. In the poll conducted between January 9 and 26, 43 per cent of the respondents believe the presence of Kenyan (...)
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

Nollywood script writer, Chike Bryan Is Dead
Here’s How A Colleague Describes His Passing In A Tribute I never knew we could be close; never expected to weep for a friend who turned out to be a buddy. A guy who held no grudge, malice or hate in his good heart against another. Today, he’s no more. His bit is done here […] The post Nollywood (...)
[The Nation] 25/03/2017

130 underage Nigerian girls trapped in Mali, B’Faso – Dabiri-Erewa
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja At least 130 underage Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali and Burkina Faso are still trapped in the two countries, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. According to the Federal Government, 90 of the girls are in Burkina Faso while the remaining 40 are in Mali. The Senior Special (...)
[Punch] 25/03/2017

We need the will for a way out for Africa | Letters
Your heartbreaking photograph of children at a camp for families fleeing drought in Somalia (Eyewitness, 21 March) and reports of the escalating famine across Africa force one to consider what might be a satisfactory response from an already beleaguered world. I am not a scientist, so I put (...)
[The Guardian] 24/03/2017

Struggling Free State municipality throws bash for Hlaudi
Struggling Free State municipality throws bash for Hlaudi
The Maluti-A-Phofung municipality is throwing a "homecoming" concert for Hlaudi Motsoeneng with music stars such as Rebecca Malope and Dr Malinga billed to perform.
[IOL] 24/03/2017

 
Somali pirates take over Somali vessel to use as floating base: police
Pirates have seized control of a Somali fishing boat to use as a base from which to attack larger ships, police said on Friday, a week after Somali pirates hijacked their first commercial vessel since 2012. Ten Yemeni crew aboard the boat were dumped on shore, officials told Reuters. “We (...)
[Horseed Media] 24/03/2017

March 24, 2017 | Daily Monitoring Report
Key Headlines Kenya Somalia Agree To Open Two New Border Posts Relaunch Direct Flights (Bernama) ISWA Parliament Drops Impeachment Motion Against President Sharif Hassan (Hiiraan Online) A Court In Puntland Upholds Sentence Of Seven Al-Shabaab Suspects (VOA Somali) Security Council Adopts (...)
[AMISOM] 24/03/2017



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