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Continuous Harassment on Somali Journalists Worrying – PPF

0 Visits: 184 | Monday April 17, 2017 - 13:45:08
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, urged the government of Somalia to ensure safety of media practitioners in Somalia and to hold to account those involved in violence against media professionals

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Pentagon readies largest deployment in Somalia since Black Hawk Down

0 Visits: 229 | Monday April 17, 2017 - 13:42:10
The soldiers will not train Somali soldiers in actual combat tactics, Stars and Stripes reported.

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Car Bomb Explodes Near Airport in Somali Capital of Mogadishu

0 Visits: 294 | Sunday April 16, 2017 - 15:58:20
The militants reportedly fired three mortar shells that hit residential areas nearthe airport and a military base ofthe African Union Mission inSomalia (AMISOM).

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Edmonton Walk for Justice calls attention to unsolved murders of Somali youth

0 Visits: 255 | Sunday April 16, 2017 - 11:22:37
A local human rights activist wants more attention drawn to the growing number of unsolved murders in Edmonton's minority groups, particularly the Somali community.

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US sends dozens of troops to Somalia, 1st time in decades

0 Visits: 241 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 18:28:07
l-Shabab also caused alarm in February 2016 when it claimed responsibility for the bombing of an airliner that made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage shortly after taking off from Mogadishu.

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ICE arrests Somali immigrants, raising concerns in Clarkston

0 Visits: 341 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 14:49:21
A spokesperson for ICE confirmed two arrests, but said there hasn't been any "special operation" in the city known for accepting thousands of immigrants and refugees.

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Ethiopian national torched in Eastern Cape

0 Visits: 189 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 10:35:54
The Somali Association of South Africa has condemned the killing of an Ethiopian spaza shop owner in the Kwelera area outside East London in the Eastern Cape.

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Ethiopia: Ministry Admonishes Illegal Ethiopians in Saudi to Return Soon

0 Visits: 354 | Saturday April 15, 2017 - 08:56:24
The proclamation A nation without Illegal Expatriates has put a grace period states that runaway workers, residents with expired work permits, over-stayers of Umrah and Hajj, among others, are illegals.

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UN calls for heightened vigilance to contain piracy in Somali waters

0 Visits: 202 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 13:44:11
The international community and shipping firms should intensify patrols along the Somalia coastline to eliminate piracy that is slowly crawling back after a five year lull, a senior UN official has said.

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Ethiopia sentences rebels accused of threatening massive dam

0 Visits: 231 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 08:55:32
The government says the rebels' target was the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The project has caused concern in Egypt, which says the dam will reduce its share of the Nile River.

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Dozens More US Troops Deployed to Somalia

0 Visits: 187 | Friday April 14, 2017 - 06:09:21
The move is another example of the acceleration of U.S. efforts to help combat violent extremism across the globe, a second military official said. The goal of the operation is to build partner capacity while helping to improve the logistics of local forces battling the military group al-Shabab.

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Local EU Statement on the execution of five suspected Al Shabab members in Puntland

0 Visits: 171 | Thursday April 13, 2017 - 14:34:38
The EU Delegation calls upon the authorities of Puntland and the Federal Government of Somalia to instate a moratorium on the death penalty and to ensure that civilians are tried before civilian courts.

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India thanks Somalia for rescuing nationals held by pirates

0 Visits: 260 | Thursday April 13, 2017 - 10:38:02
"I am happy to inform that 10 Indian nationals working as crew on MV AL Kausar which was hijacked by pirates have been rescued," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

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Uhuru's presidential bid receives major boost after new IEBC announcement

0 Visits: 316 | Thursday April 13, 2017 - 08:37:45
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that cabinet secretaries were free to campaign for him.

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RAF implements relief project for 6,000 drought victims in Ethiopia

0 Visits: 238 | Thursday April 13, 2017 - 04:17:05
The assistance was provided within RAF's humanitarian efforts to help and rescue Ethiopians in drought-affected areas, whose number exceeds 6 million. It also came in response to the humanitarian appeal made by the Ethiopian government to humanitarian institutions to quickly rescue those affected…

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Somali security forces 'rescue sailors' from Indian ship

0 Visits: 280 | Wednesday April 12, 2017 - 19:26:49
Security forces freed the vessel and two of the crew on Monday. The pirates escaped with the other eight who have now been freed, the official added.

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US Will Send 4,000 Somalis Back to Their Home Country

0 Visits: 423 | Wednesday April 12, 2017 - 13:07:04
Somalia's ambassador to the United States says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration officers plan to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals. Ahmed Isse Awad is the Somali ambassador to the U.S. He spoke to the Voice of America's Somali service on Saturday.

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World Bank Sees Kenya Slowdown on Drought, Lending Freeze

0 Visits: 278 | Wednesday April 12, 2017 - 10:54:25
Kenya's economy faces further challenges from a slowdown in the growth of loans to businesses and individual borrowers as banks tighten lending due to risk aversion and a law that enforces a ceiling on borrowing costs. Private-sector credit growth slumped to 4 percent in February, according to the…

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Chinese Forces May Have Captured Somali Pirate Leader

0 Visits: 273 | Wednesday April 12, 2017 - 06:27:19
VOA reports that Abdikarim Salah "Aw Koombe" was left behind on the freighter by his fellow piratesand has not been seen since. Two of the attackers reportedly escaped and returned to their home village, where they told local residents that Aw Koombe and two others had not made it off the ship.…

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ICAO President denies reports that Somali airspace will be transferred

0 Visits: 299 | Wednesday April 12, 2017 - 06:02:30
Dubai (HOL) - The President of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has denied reports that the control of Somali airspace will be transferred to neighbouring countries as widely reported in local media.

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