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11 countries voice support for Taiwan's participation in Interpol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (Nov. 26) expressed gratitude to the multiple countries who support Taiwan’s inclusion in Interpol. At this year&...

Taiwan donates medical supplies to Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has donated medical supplies to Somaliland to help the East African country combat COVID-19. The Taiwanese representative office in Somaliland, Kaohsiung Medical...

MOFA launches Taiwan Expo in Somaliland, East Africa business matchmaking program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEA...

In Somalia, a rare female artist promotes images of peace

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has faced more oppos...

Somaliland-Taiwan trade expo starts November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that a Somaliland-Taiwan trade expo will begin Nov. 4 to promote trade between Taiwan and East African countries and a...

Somaliland foreign minister calls Taiwan 'important partner'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Somaliland’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Essa Kayd Mohamud Raagsale, on Wednesday (Oct. 13) said that Taiwan is an important partn...

Taiwan dismisses Chinese media reports of dollar diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (Oct. 11) refuted a report by China's state-run Global Times that claimed Taiwan has been bribing individuals in count...

Taiwan donates oxygen concentrator to Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan donated an oxygen concentrator to Somaliland to help the African country fight an upsurge in COVID-19 infections, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 5). While the two co...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, no deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed no new local COVID-19 cases, no deaths, but 10 imported cases Saturday (Oct. 2), according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The imported ...

In conservative Somalia, a rare woman presidential candidate

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country's top office as the Ho...

Taiwan's Chiayi donates firefighting equipment to Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi County on Monday morning (July 26) gifted firefighting equipment to Somaliland during a donation ceremony. Somaliland Representative to Taiwan Mohamed Omar Hagi ...

Taiwan, Lithuania ties grow despite pressure from Beijing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan will exchange representative offices with Lithuania, the self-governed island said Tuesday, in a breakthrough for its foreign relations that are under constant pressure fr...

Taiwan to establish medical presence in Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will send medical experts to Somaliland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced, in the latest development in its year-long relationship with the Horn of ...

Taiwan congratulates African ally for holding first parliamentary election since 2005

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to Somaliland, Allen C. Lou (羅震華), on Monday (May 31) congratulated the East African nation for successfully holding its first elections since 2005. ...

Somalia says it has resumed diplomatic ties with Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia says it has resumed diplomatic ties with neighboring Kenya after severing relations late last year. A government statement on Thursday thanked Qatar for...