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The Latest: Hungary says it secretly settled Christian refugees from Iraq, Egypt in 2013-2014

By The Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The latest news as countries across Europe cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees. All times local (CET): 9:30 p.m. Hungary’s minister for human resources says the country secretly settled 1,000 Christian families from Iraq and Egypt last year and in 2013. Zoltan Balog told state news agency MTI ...

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The President: “We are committed to substantive security sector reform”

Mogadishu: HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today highlighted the Federal Government’s ongoing work to reform the national security sector. “Securing the peace of Somalia is the most critical task ahead of this government,” the President said. “Without peace we cannot have development and without development we cannot have prosperity. “Significant gains have been made in the past three years, including liberating ...

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Ocean Stars to camp in Addis Ababa prior to World Cup qualifier

Somalia’s National football squad [the Ocean Stars], will camp in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for a month ahead of their first leg of the preliminary round of 2018 World cup qualifiers in October. On Tuesday, the team flew to Addis Ababa, where they will play against Niger in a World Cup qualifier clash on October 9, while the second ...

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Djiboutian soccer coaches train at first ever FIFA fitness course

ELITE DJIBOUTIAN football coaches are being trained at a FIFA MA fitness coaching course, which is the first of its kind ever held for the small football-growing country in the horn of Africa. The high level course which is running from 5 to 9 September is being conducted by FIFA fitness instructor, Zakaria Labsy [France]. The course has brought together ...

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Britain will take 15,000 Syrian refugees says David Cameron

The decision came as George Osborne strongly hinted at Britain taking military action against Islamic State (ISIS) militants within a month. After announcing his intention to allow several “thousand” refugees into Britain last week, the Prime Minister is now planning to dramatically expand the vulnerable persons relocation programme, according to senior officials. A figure as high as 20,000 has been ...

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Federal Government of Somalia enters into an agreement with Multi-Client seismic survey company Spectrum ASA

MOGADISHU– The East Africa region has been emerging as a major new frontier in the oil and gas industry for some time. The news that Somalia has opened itself up to exploration is a further indication that the region is aware of the potential hydrocarbon resources that is available. In this context, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is ...

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Trinidad author to chair UNESCO Education Commission

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The particular challenges of small island developing states (SIDS), and the particular realities of Trinidad and Tobago as a small island with a continental physical and natural heritage, require special focus within UNESCO programmes and budgets, according to recommendations presented by Dr Kris Rampersad, Trinidad and Tobago representative to the UNESCO executive board during its ...

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Uganda says 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack by Islamic extremists

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Thursday that all soldiers were accounted for and that none was captured. He said 10 of the bodies will be flown back home Thursday. Al-Shabab claimed it ...

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Somalia: UN envoy condemns attack on African Union base

The top UN official in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned today’s attack by Al Shabaab militants on an African Union Mission (AMISOM) base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region manned by troops from the Ugandan contingent. According to AMISOM, the militants used a car loaded with explosives to trigger the attack and to facilitate their forced entry into the camp ...

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The Somali PM condemns the attack on AMISOM base

The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia unreservedly condemned the cowardly attack on AMISOM base in Janaale of Lower Shabelle Region by the terrorist group Al Shabab. “We condemn the barbaric attack by those who oppose peace and stability on AMISOM Peace Keepers of Uganda Contingent and I sent my sincere condolences to the families who have lost ...

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