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Against all sensible advice, the Federal Government of Somalia muscled in on a local election to shove aside an Islamist conservative candidate. It scored a tactical victory but created significant additional risk for the country already wracked by conflict and divided along regional and clan lines. Rashid Abdi Addis Abeba, …

Addis Abeba, December 13/2018  – Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki has met President of the Republic of Somalia this morning in Mogadishu “as part and parcel of Tripartite summit” according to information from Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane G. Meskel . Yemane tweeted this morning that “President Isaias Afwerki has departed to …

Yared Tsegaye Addis Abeba, December 07/2018 –  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will be joined tomorrow by Presidents Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti to inaugurate Jimma Industrial Park (IP), sources close to the matter told Addis Standard. Home to one of the oldest state Universities, Jimma …