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Somalia: PM discusses political situation with U.S. official

Somalia: PM discusses political situation with U.S. official

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble spoke by telephone with Molly Phee, a senior U.S. official about the political situation in his country, Reuters reported. Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, federal government spokesman and senior adviser to PM Roble, said on Twitter the prime minister spoke to Molly Phee, U.S. assistant secretary …

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Somalia: United States calls for calm after suspension of Prime Minister Roble

Somalia: PM discusses political situation with U.S. official

The United States has called for calm in Somalia after the country’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo suspended the powers of Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble, who is under investigation for corruption. PM Roble is accused of stealing land owned by the Somali National Army and of interfering with a defence …

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Somalia: president Farmajo suspends powers of PM Roble

Somalia: president Farmajo suspends powers of PM

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced on Monday that he had suspended the powers of Prime Minister Mohamed Roble, who is under investigation for corruption. PM Roble is accused of looting public land owned by the Somali National Army and of interfering with a defence ministry investigation. “All other ministers …

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Ethiopia: military recaptured religious town of Lalibela

religious town of Lalibela recaptured

Federal troops in Ethiopia have recaptured the historic city of Lalibela, famed for its rock churches, state media reported on Sunday, showing pictures of the deputy prime minister visiting the site. It was unclear when government forces recaptured the town, which has spiritual significance for millions of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians …

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UN orders investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia

UN orders investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia

The United Nations Human Rights Council has ordered an international investigation into human rights violations and further atrocities in the Ethiopian Tigray region. The Friday session, which was requested by the European Union, said violations committed during more than a year of conflict might amount to war crimes. A 100-page …

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