China’s Poly-GCL in talks with SembMarine for FLNG project

The oil and gas business partnership between Chinese conglomerates Poly Group and GCL Group is in final talks with Sembcorp Marine (SMM) for the supply of a newbuild floating liquefaction plant (FLNG) towards the development of what may be Ethiopia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. The president of Poly-GCL Petroleum Holdings told The Business … Read more

US Deports 90 Back Home to Somalia

Waraq News—Ninety Somali immigrants who either ran afoul of U.S. law or had their asylum applications rejected have been deported to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said Wednesday. Somalia’s ambassador to the United States, Ahmed Isse Awad, told VOA Somali that these immigrants had sent letters to the Somali Embassy in Washington, requesting … Read more

Jubaland forces and foreign troops liberate Badhaadhe City from Al-Shabaab

Waraq News— Jubaland forces and foreign troops captured Badhaadhe city in the lower Juba from Al-Qaeda aligned militia of Al-Shabaab on Tuesday, officials and residents say. Jubaland forces receiving help from foreign troops attacked Al-Shabaab bases in early in the morning and al Shabaab’s fighters were finally forced to withdraw from the strategic city of Badhaadhe.  … Read more

Gambia’s president refuses to step down, defying regional military intervention

Waraq News— West African envoys made a last-minute effort Friday to persuade Gambia’s longtime leader to step down, as a regional military coalition threatened to remove him by force if he failed to concede his loss in last month’s presidential election. Senegal announced Thursday that its troops had crossed into neighboring Gambia after President Yahya Jammeh … Read more

Amid dwindling donor support, one million displaced Somali refugees grow hopeless, UN agency warns

Waraq News— More than one million Somali refugees who have been displaced from their homes for decades are becoming despondent as they continue to be unable to return home and donor support is growing fatigued, according to the United Nations refugee agency. “There is a growing sense of helplessness in the camps because people are … Read more