Posts Tagged ‘Horn of Africa’

UN-backed forum to discuss early action ahead of next drought in Horn of Africa

Sunday, February 26, 2012 Comments off

UNITED NATIONS,24 February 2012 –Government representatives, climatologists, agricultural experts, disaster risk managers and others will gather in Rwanda next week to discuss early action in case of a possible third consecutive year of drought in the Horn of Africa. Read more…

Ethiopian tanks advance on key Somali town

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 22, 2012

Ethiopian troops in battle tanks thrust into rebel-held Somalia regions Tuesday, sparking heavy fighting as they advanced towards the major Shebab stronghold of Baidoa, witnesses said. Read more…

UN General Assembly president holds talks with senior Somali official

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 24, 2011

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — UN General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on Monday met with Somalia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Hussein Arab Isse and they discussed the current situation in the Horn of Africa country, the president’s spokesperson, Nihal Saad, said in a statement issued here. Read more…

U.S. offers more aid to Horn of Africa

Friday, December 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Thursday an additional 113 million U.S. dollars in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa buffeted by famine. Read more…

Eritrea:Security Council expands sanctions on Eritrea over support for armed groups – UN News

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 6, 2011

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UNITED NATIONS,5 December 2011 –The Security Council today placed additional sanctions on Eritrea for continuing to provide support to armed groups seeking to destabilize Somalia and other parts of the Horn of Africa, building on the arms and travel embargoes it imposed exactly two years ago. Read more…

NAIROBI:Kenya optimistic ahead of key Security Council meeting on Eritrea

Sunday, December 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 4, 2011

It is clear that Kenya is commissioned to make this accusation.  Following the Bomb Somalia and Blame Eritrea template. This article is titled “Kenya is optimistic ahead of key Security Council meeting on Eritrea.” – By:King  Yacob

Kenya optimistic ahead of key Security Council meeting on Eritrea –   Xinhua

Chrispinus Omar and Ben Ochieng

NAIROBI, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) — Kenya’s Foreign Ministry officials remained optimistic about the outcomes of Monday’s UN Security Council meeting to discuss additional sanctions against Eritrea after a high stakes diplomatic offensive. Read more…

Somalia: UN envoy calls for African peacekeeping force to reach full strength – UN News

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 5 ,2011
1 November 2011 –The United Nations envoy for Somalia has stressed the need to bring the strength of the African Union peacekeeping force in the Horn of Africa country to the 12,000 troops mandated by the Security Council, adding that the force also needs the

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U.S. operating armed drones in Ethiopia: report

Friday, October 28, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 28,2011


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WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — The Unite States is using armed drones to carry out counterterrorism missions in Ethiopia, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Read more…

Sudan:Eritrean President arrives in Khartoum

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 19,2011

KHARTOUM, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) — Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki Wednesday arrived in Khartoum on an official two-day visit to Sudan to hold talks with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al- Bashir. Read more…

Kenyan police nabs 2 Britons at border with Somalia

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 18,2011
NAIROBI, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Kenya’s authorities have arrested two Britons as they are believed to have connection with Somalia militant group al Shabaab as they crossed the common frontier into the lawless country, police confirmed on Tuesday. Read more…