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Nine killed in fighting between rival regions in north Somalia:Routers

taleexdagaal0At least nine people were killed in fighting on Thursday between rival areas in Somalia’s usually calm Somaliland region, residents said, highlighting the fragility of security improvements anywhere in the Horn of Africa nation.
Somaliland forces launched an offensive on a town where people had inaugurated a man they said was president of the newly autonomous Khatumo area. Officials and many attending the occasion in north Somalia fled to the nearby Ethiopian border.
The incident shows how quickly clashes can flare in Somalia, even in quieter regions like Somaliland where some semblance of normality has returned to towns after years of conflict between warlords across the nation on Africa’s eastern tip.
Somalia was fractured by more than two decades of conflict after the toppling in 1991 of the dictator Siad Barre, who held the nation together with brute force. Clan warlords and then Islamist militants have fought over the pieces.

Chinese premier meets Djibouti's prime minister on ties

chinese_pm_djChinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Djibouti's Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed at the closing ceremony of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing on Thursday.
During the meeting, Li said China is willing to support Djibouti's efforts to build a regional logistics hub, develop a port economy, improve their people's livelihood and create a peaceful harbor for the region.
Since the forging of diplomatic ties 35 years ago, both countries have always supported and treated each other as equals, he said.
China and Africa, one the largest developing country and the other home to the largest number of developing countries, have shared destinies and interests, and enjoy highly compatible cooperation, said the Chinese premier.

A homeless Somali asylum seeker has died in hospital after ending up in a coma

soomaali-dil-hollandA homeless Somali asylum seeker has died in hospital after ending up in a coma following a fight with several others at an abandoned garage in Amsterdam where they have been living for several months.
The man is one of a group of around 100 refugees who have lost their right to stay in the Netherlands but are either refusing to leave or don’t have proper paperwork to return home.
Two men, aged 31 and 33, have been arrested and have been taken into custody.
According to the spokesman for the group, the death was an accident and the 26-year-old fell on his head.
‘We are all different nationalities with different habits,’ Fuad Guhaad is quoted as saying by the Parool. 'Some of us have family with us. These people are frustrated and under pressure. This sort of thing has happened before.’

Egypt looks for 'win-win' situation with Ethiopia over dam

sisi_and_ethiopiaEgypt entered into negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan in Khartoum on Monday with the objective of convincing Ethiopia to change the technical specifications of its Grand Renaissance Dam so as not to infringe on Egypt's share of Nile water.
According to Egypt's irrigation and water resources minister, Hossam El-Moghazi, the Egyptian delegation currently in Sudan has a new "vision" to present at the negotiations: explaining the threats the dam with its current technical specifications will pose on other countries.
Cairo and Addis Ababa have been at odds in recent months over the dam, which Egyptian officials say will impact its share of Nile water upon completion.

BREAKING NEWS:Egypt and U.A.E. Said to Secretly Bomb Militias in Libya

libya_weerarCAIRO — Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation of a regional power struggle set off by Arab Spring revolts.
The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines. Egyptian officials explicitly denied to American diplomats that their military played any role in the operation, the officials said, in what appeared a new blow to already strained relations between Washington and Cairo.

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