Thursday, March 22, 2018
Wardheer News

Ethiopia’s uncertain political future

Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, has convened a meeting to choose the country’s next prime minister. But debate is also focused on how to deal with the worsening political crisis. By Merga Yonas Bula For over three years, a wave of political unrest … Continued

Somali forces arrest 2 Al-Shabaab senior operatives

MOGADISHU,  Somalia National Army (SNA) said it had arrested two senior Al-Shabaab operatives in the southern town of Awdhegle during a sting security operation Abdifitah Haji Abdulle, Deputy Governor of Lower Shabelle region, said the Tuesday night operation targeted two … Continued

In Somalia, women defy strict rules to play football

Undeterred by tradition and religion, around 60 girls have signed up to train at the Golden Girls Centre in Mogadishu, Somalia’s first female soccer club Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, … Continued

Massive Death of Cattle Threatens Food Security in Somalia

Rome,  (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned today that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia. The UN specialized agency with headquarters in this Italian … Continued

A president by any other name could be a dictator

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. PHOTO | AFP By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO A few days ago, Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza was named “Eternal Supreme Guide” by his ruling CNDD-FDD party. The import of that is no one is allowed to disagree with … Continued

Ethiopia’s ruling party to pick new chairperson

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia’s ruling party Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) will kick off its meeting on Tuesday to elect new party chair. The EPRDF Council is expected to pick new party chairperson, who will serve as the next prime … Continued

East African ministers to meet in Kenya over Somali refugees

NAIROBI, Ministers from the Eastern African regional bloc IGAD will meet in Nairobi on Thursday on the status of 1 million Somali refugees displaced by nearly three decades of fighting. The ministers from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will … Continued