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U.S. Expresses Concern Over Proposed Ethiopia-Somaliland Agreement

01/02/2024 - 02:29:26
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Washington (diplomat.so) - In a virtual press briefing held on Tuesday, January 30, Molly Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, reiterated the United States' stance on Somalia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Phee emphasized the importance of respecting Somalia's…

Somali President Arrives in Doha Amid Ethio-Somalia Tensions

22/01/2024 - 17:07:13
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Doha (diplomat.so) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived in Doha, Qatar, today for an official working visit focused on enhancing bilateral relations between Somalia and the State of Qatar. The visit aims to foster collaboration across various mutually beneficial areas.

Somali President Denies Plans for War with Ethiopia

22/01/2024 - 13:05:36
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Cairo (diplomat.so) - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia affirmed that the country currently has no intentions or plans to engage in a conflict with Ethiopia. Speaking in an interview with Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels, Hassan Sheikh clarified, "We have no plans or intention for war…

Guterres Stresses Dialogue for Peace in Somalia-Ethiopia Rift

21/01/2024 - 20:09:55
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Kampala (diplomat.so) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for diplomatic dialogue between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu to address the escalating tensions arising from Ethiopia's recent maritime agreement with the Somaliland Administration, located in the Northwestern region…

Alleged Ethiopian Mercenary Arrested in Ukraine

21/01/2024 - 15:49:02
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Mogadishu (diplomat.so) - Ukrainian authorities apprehended a person near Maryinka in the Donetsk Region in late December 2023 , and accused him of serving as a mercenary for the Russian army. The individual, initially identified as a Somali citizen, claimed to have traveled from Mogadishu through Addis…

Egypt Affirms Full Support for Somalia as President Hassan Sheikh Visits Cairo

20/01/2024 - 15:49:29
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Cairo (diplomat.so) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud touched down in Cairo today, responding to an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. This visit comes at a crucial time amidst rising tensions between Ethiopia and Somalia, with Egypt firmly pledging its support for the latter.

Somali President Heads to Cairo for Crucial Talks with Egyptian Counterpart

20/01/2024 - 05:10:08
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Cairo (diplomat.so) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud embarked on a journey to Cairo from Kampala on Friday evening, responding to an official invitation extended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. President Hassan Sheikh's visit comes on the heels of his participation in the Non-Aligned…

President Hassan Sheikh discusses unity and cooperation with regional leaders

20/01/2024 - 01:33:58
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Kampala (diplomat.so): During the recent NAM summit held in Kampala, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud engaged in a series of bilateral talks with key leaders from across the globe. Among the prominent figures were Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and…
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U.S. Envoy Warns of Al-Shabaab Exploiting Ethiopia-Somaliland MoU

20/01/2024 - 00:49:10
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Kampala (diplomat.so) - The U.S. Envoy to the Horn of Africa, Mike Hammer, expressed deep concern over "troubling indications" that the militant group al-Shabaab is exploiting the Illegal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ethiopia and the Somaliland administration of the North-Western…

Somalia Urges Global Action Against Ethiopia's Threats to Sovereignty

19/01/2024 - 20:35:23
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Kampala (diplomat.so) - In a compelling address at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Kampala today, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Dr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud strongly condemned what he termed as "continuous reckless and irresponsible rhetoric" from Ethiopian officials. The…

UN Cargo Plane Carrying Humanitarian Aid Crashes in South West State

19/01/2024 - 11:03:13
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Mogadishu (diplomat.so) – Tragedy struck on Thursday (18 January) as a United Nations-contracted cargo plane, en route with vital humanitarian supplies for the World Food Programme, crashed while attempting to land on an air-strip in El-Barde, located in Somalia's South West State.

Somalia's Acting FM Conducts Diplomatic Marathon at NAM Summit

18/01/2024 - 23:15:46
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Kampala (Diplomat.so) - The Acting Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Ali Mohamed Omar, conducted substantive discussions during the preliminary ministerial meeting for the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Kampala, Uganda. The summit,…

Arab League condemns Ethiopia-Somaliland deal, stands firm with Somalia

18/01/2024 - 01:32:15
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Cairo (Diplomat.so) - Resolution 8988, passed by The Extraordinary Session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the Ministerial Level held via Video Conference on January 17, 2024, underscores the Council's commitment to supporting the Federal Republic of Somalia in addressing threats…