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Somalia: Mohamed Roble stripped of his power by president Farmajo


Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said he has suspended the prime minister’s power to hire and fire civil servants, exacerbating a growing rift sparked by the disappearance of spy chief. The move comes a week after Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble suspended the country’s intelligence chief, accusing him of …

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HRW accuses Tigrayan, Eritrean forces of raping and killing refugees


An international rights organization has accused the Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias of raping, detaining and killing Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray. Human Rights Watch’s report detailed attacks around two camps in Tigray, where local forces have battled the Ethiopian government and their Eritrean allies since November …

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Somalia: PM says elections will take place despite dispute with President


Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has announced that parliamentary elections will be held in the country despite his differences with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. “We are committed to holding the elections as planned and other existing matters will not have any effect on the elections,” Mr Roble told a …

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Yoweri Museveni threatens to pull out troops from Somalia


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has threatened to withdraw the country’s troops from the African Union’s peacekeeping mission in Somalia. The warning follows a row between the Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and the Prime minister Mohamed Roble over the choice of intelligence chief and the prime minister’s dismissal of the …

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Somalia: scramble between President Farmajo and PM over security minister sacking


Disagreements between the Somali president and his prime minister are intensifying. The Prime Minister of the country has indeed dismissed the Minister of Security, a decision that the president rejected. Prime Minister Mohamed Roble sacked the minister late Wednesday but President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” rejected the move. Mr Roble replaced …

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Somalia: dispute between president Farmajo and PM over choice of spy chief

Farmajo and Prime-Minister-Roble

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has picked a new spy chief days after the prime minister appointed a different person for the job. The move further deepens the row between the president and the prime minister. Prime Minister Mohamed Roble sacked the intelligence head Fahad Yasin after defying his order …

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Ethiopia : health officials confirm presence of Delta variant

health officials confirm cases of Delta variant

Health authorities in Ethiopia have confirmed cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus. Ethiopia is the latest African country to detect its presence. The Delta variant is ”more than twice as contagious as previous variants” and ”might cause more severe illness than previous variants in unvaccinated people”, according to the …

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