Che -Guevara

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  1. This is first! THREE KILLED IN ETHIOPIA SHOOTOUT AS REGIONAL REBELLIONS SPILL INTO THE CAPITAL Associated Press Fri, 12 April 2024 at 9:53 am GMT-42-min read NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A shootout between militiamen and police officers killed three people Friday in the Ethiopian capital in a rare case of the country's many regional rebellions spilling into the city. The violence occurred near Millenium Hall in Addis Ababa’s downtown as officers tried to apprehend three fighters from a militia known as Fano. The fighters were “on a mission to carry out a terrorist attack,” a police statement said. Two of the militia members were killed, and police arrested the third. A bystander also was killed during the gunbattle, and two police officers were injured. “The extremists were asked to surrender but refused to do so,” the police statement said. Ethiopia’s security services have been battling a full-blown rebellion by the Fano, an ethno-nationalist group, since August. It was sparked by a disputed plan to integrate regional forces into the federal military and has rendered lawless much of Amhara, Ethiopia’s second-biggest region. One of the Fano rebellion’s bloodiest episodes occurred on Jan 29, when soldiers went door-to-door killing dozens of civilians in the Amhara town of Merawi after clashes with local Fano members, according to rights groups. In a report released Friday, Amnesty International put the death toll in Merawi at more than 50. The rights group said federal soldiers “rounded up local men from their homes, shops and the streets and shot and killed scores.” Addis Ababa has been largely insulated from Ethiopia’s regional revolts. In addition to the violence in Amhara, the federal government is also battling a separate ethnic-based insurgency in Oromia, the country’s biggest region. Other armed groups are active in the Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz and Somali regions of Ethiopia. Between 2020 and 2022, the federal military fought a bloody war against the northern Tigray regions, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths. The Fano fought alongside the federal government in the Tigray war, but relations soured even during that conflict. Tigray rebels advanced to within 185 kilometers (115 miles) of the capital before retreating. The shootout in Addis Ababa followed the shooting of Bate Urgessa, a prominent opposition figure, in the Oromia town of Meki on Tuesday night. The United States, Britain and several other countries have called for a full investigation into his death.
  2. If Somalia is endorsed for the non-permanent Security Council sear, Fawzia will have harder time winning.
  3. that would replace ATMIS Midowga Afrika oo Ciidamo cusub oo Nabad Ilaalin ah u diraya Soomaaliya – Puntland Post PUNTLANDPOST.NET Midowga Afrika ayaa ka shiraya ciidamo cusub oo loo dirayo Soomaaliya , kuwaaso qeyb ka noqonaya howlgal cusub oo beddelaya… Sii akhri
  4. Secessionists have relentlessly tried to redefine Somali nationhood starting with the phrase dadka Af-Soomaaliga ku hadla.
  5. HSM is simply not sincere about moving the country, forget about consensus building and finishing the constitution. In the end, he will be forced to sit with the opposition. It will be back to Afisyooni teendho. What a waste! He is wasting such a unique opportunity.
  6. His cousin, Mahad Karatey is on standby. Americans issued similar alerts before the Moscow attack.
  7. APRIL 8, 2024 Location: Mogadishu Event: The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi has received information about threats to multiple locations in Mogadishu, including Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. All movements of U.S. Embassy personnel have been canceled for Tuesday, April 9, 2024. The U.S. Department of State level-four travel advisory (“do not travel”) for Somalia remains in effect due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy. The U.S. Embassy in Somalia reminds U.S. citizens that terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia. They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, checkpoints, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and other areas where large crowds gather and Westerners frequent, as well as government, military, and Western convoys. Methods of attack include, but are not limited to, car bombs, suicide bombers, individual attackers, and mortar fire. The Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Somalia and advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy. The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Somalia due to the lack of a permanent consular presence in Somalia. Actions to Take: Continue to exercise vigilance while in Somalia. Review your personal security plans. Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans. Avoid large crowds, gatherings and demonstrations. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners. Be aware of your surroundings and local Security developments. Monitor local media and news for updates.
  8. Ethiopia is set to become the 9th member state of East Africa Community (#EAC), CS Malonza says This was disclosed by Peninah Malonza, the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of EAC, Arid and Semi-arid Lands and Regional Development. Speaking while leading a relief food distribution drive in Kitui Central Constituency, Malonza announced that talks between Ethiopia and EAC Summit Heads of State are in the last stages, and soon Ethiopia will be part of the bloc. Aside from Ethiopia’s admission, the EAC partner states also seek to harmonize critical policies and put in place requisite institutions to attain a single currency for the region by the end of this year as outlined in the EAC Monetary Union Protocol.