Somalia’s Newly Elected President Assumes Office

Mogadishu, Soma­lia —  Has­san Sheikh Mohamud offi­cial­ly took office in the Horn of Africa coun­try after a han­dover cer­e­mo­ny in Mogadishu. A week ago, Mohamud won the pres­i­den­cy after an intense elec­tion, defeat­ing Mohamed Abdul­lahi Mohamed, known as Far­ma­jo, in a third round of vot­ing. Has­san Sheikh Mohamud becomes the first ex-pres­i­­dent in Soma­lia to…

Africa News Highlights — April 11, 2022

DENVER  — (AFRICA NEWS MATTERS)  Each week our staff at Africa News Mat­ters com­piles a list of impor­tant Africa sto­ries to feed your curios­i­ty. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? Ethiopi­an Video Jour­nal­ist for Asso­ci­at­ed Press Released on Bail With World Press Free­dom Day approach­ing, the detain­ment of Ethiopi­an video jour­nal­ist of the Asso­ci­at­ed Press Amir Aman Kiyaro deserves…

Somalia: ‘Prioritize the national interest’ international partners urge, as political stalemate continues

The UN and inter­na­tion­al part­ners work­ing to sup­port a last­ing peace and demo­c­ra­t­ic elec­tion process across Soma­lia, said on Sun­day that they were high­ly con­cerned by the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion there, call­ing on Soma­li lead­ers to “pri­or­i­tize the nation­al inter­est” and resolve their polit­i­cal impasse.