Somalia regional states urged to de-escalate tensions
The international community has condemned renewed outbreak of hostilities in the northern Somali city of Galkayo, and called on all parties to immediately ceasefire and open dialogue to find a peaceful solution to the underlying issues.
Somalia vindicates petroleum ministry over corruption allegations
Somaliaís government has denied claims by the United Nations monitoring group that its petroleum and oil ministry received large sums of payoffs from the British Oil company Soma Oil to facilitate oil deals in Somalia.
Puntland releases journalist arrested over minsterís interview
The semi-autonomous northern Somalia region of Puntland released a television journalist who was arrested after grilled the regionís information minster over wide-ranging political
controversies, colleagues said on Sunday.
Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia continuing contatcs on Renaissance Dam
Irrigation and Water Resources Hossam Moghazi on Friday asserted that contacts among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are ongoing at the level of irrigation and foreign ministers concerning the Renaissance Dam.
Palestinian flag raised at African UN headquarters
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) -- the UN's biggest entity in Africa -- on Friday hoisted the flag of the state of Palestine at its headquarters in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa to show solidarity with the cause of the Palestinian people to secure their right to statehood.