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Somali Petroleum ministry accused of Illegal bid to sell oil blocks.

0 Visits: 247 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 02:53:18
Waagacusub.com- Somalia's petroleum ministry is being accused of attempting to illegally auction off the country's oil blocks, the upper house of parliament has noted. The petroleum minister, Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, who denies that any bidding will take place is due to attend an event in London…

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St. Paul has its first Somali-American City Council member

0 Visits: 269 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 02:47:45
Waagacusub.com- St. Paul's first Somali-American City Council member was sworn in at City Hall Wednesday, in a ceremony that began with a prayer and ended with two standing ovations. Kassim Busuri, 32, will represent the city's Sixth Ward, filling the seat that longtime Council Member Dan Bostrom…

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Taliban to Meet Afghan Politicians (but Not Ghani) in Moscow

0 Visits: 251 | Sunday February 03, 2019 - 13:50:23
Waagacusub.com- The Taliban are expected to meet with Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow in the coming days, a development that could further undermine the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which has found itself excluded from the talks seeking an end to the 17-year war. Even as the insurgents…

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 13 Al-Shabaab militants

0 Visits: 256 | Sunday February 03, 2019 - 13:47:41
Waagacusub.com- The United States military says it has killed 13 members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike 30 miles (48 kilometres) outside Somalia's capital. U.S. Africa Command statement says Friday's strike occurred near Gandarshe in Lower Shabelle region. The statement says…

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Five people killed in an explosion in Baardheere of Gedo region

0 Visits: 256 | Saturday February 02, 2019 - 17:53:44
Waagacusub.com- Reports from Baardhere town of Gedo region indicate that there was an explosion used in a vehicle packed with explosives. Ethiopian troops in the town were reported to have stopped a NOAH vehicle at an entry control of the town, reports said. An eye witness told Goobjoog News that one…

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Looking for friends, Sudan's Bashir reopens Eritrea border

0 Visits: 297 | Friday February 01, 2019 - 17:56:01
Waagacusub.com- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, apparently searching for regional friends amid weeks of protests against his 30-year rule, announced on Thursday he was reopening the border with neighboring Eritrea, shut for a year. Sudanese security forces used tear gas to disperse protests in…

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Al-Shabab scales up attacks against ISIS in the northeastern Somalia

0 Visits: 164 | Friday February 01, 2019 - 17:49:53
Waagacusub.com- The al-Shabab militant group has scaled up its attacks against pro-Islamic State fighters in the northeastern mountainous Somali region of Bari, experts say. Intelligence and security officials say al-Shabab has seized two locations from pro-IS militants this week. One of the two areas…

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Death toll at 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

0 Visits: 252 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 13:13:57
Waagacusub.com- The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, with perhaps 130 more still missing. Two vessels carrying migrants departed from Godaria on the Horn of Africa nation's northeast coast on Tuesday morning but sank in heavy seas…

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UK announces new ambassador to Somalia

0 Visits: 253 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 13:10:49
Waagacusub.com- The UK government has announced a new ambassador to Somalia to replace the outgoing envoy David Concar. Benjamin James Fender who until his appointment served as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office head of security Policy Department will replace Concar who assumed the position in 2016.

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Qatar thrash UAE to reach Asian Cup football final

0 Visits: 886 | Wednesday January 30, 2019 - 07:11:35
Qatar to face Japan in the final after beating hosts in front of a hostile crowd in Abu Dhabi. Qatar beat hosts United Arab Emirates 4-0 to reach the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The win, coming in front of a hostile Abu Dhabi crowd, sealed Qatar's progress to the title match for the first time…

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Two killed, five injured in car bomb attack in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 274 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 14:23:08
Waagacusub.com- At least two people were killed and five others sustained injuries in a car bomb explosion near the former parliament building in down-town Mogadishu. Eyewitnesses said the car blew up at a junction when police manning the roadblock attempted to stop the car. It burst killing two people…

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Abdullahi Mohamed elected MP in controversial Baidoa poll

0 Visits: 268 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 03:14:59
Waagacusub.com- Abdullahi Sheikh Mohamed has been elected MP in a by-election in Baidoa in a controversial vote that saw his opponents boycott the poll even as delegates cast their votes for the other two candidates in absentia. Only Mohamed was present during the exercise as the three other candidates…

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U.S. Developing Supply Route from Djibouti to Somalia

0 Visits: 463 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 03:09:11
Waagacusub.com- The U.S. Defense Department is in the early stages of a project to develop land-based supply routes from the main American military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, to other U.S. camps across the eastern part of the continent, according to contractors involved with the project…

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EU and IGAD countries expressed support for the reform agenda of the Federal Government of Somalia

0 Visits: 1314 | Sunday January 27, 2019 - 10:22:50
The EU and IGAD countries expressed support for the reform agenda of the Federal Government of Somalia and underlined the need for concrete implementation of the political, security and economic reforms critical for Somalia's stability. In this context, it is essential that the Federal Government…

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Corrupt Regime at Villa SOMALIA now tries to change tuck after Exposé on Oil and Gas Auction at claridge, London

0 Visits: 579 | Sunday January 27, 2019 - 10:11:47
Waagacusub.com - As we exposed the calculated and planned corrupt auction of Somalia oil and Gas assets at claridge hotel in London, UK on the 7th of February 2019, it has come to our immediate attention that the Foreign Ministry of Somalia is making concerted effort to now ratify the 2009 M.O.U on…

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President Farmajo Expelled UN Envoy to Deny Accountability and Justice to Somali Victims

0 Visits: 916 | Wednesday January 23, 2019 - 06:49:12
For the last 2 years, the Somali people have been painfully struggling to cope with the shocking reality of leadership failure under President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo elected on high hope of him fostering the statebuilding project (not leading established state) of Federal, Democratic Republic founded…

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Attack on UN base in Mali kills 8 peacekeepers: UN source

0 Visits: 377 | Monday January 21, 2019 - 08:17:16
Waagacusub.com- Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, a source close to the MINUSMA force said. "According to a new toll, still provisional, at least eight peacekeepers have been killed," the source said.

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Stop Unmonitored and unregulated Chinese commercial fishing in Somalia

0 Visits: 488 | Saturday January 19, 2019 - 02:33:37
Waagacusub.com- Somalia has the longest coastline in mainland Africa and one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Somali waters have been out of control since the fall of the central government 1991. Large foreign fishing vessels seized the opportunity to begin looting and pouching of marine…

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Qatar donates 68 armored vehicles to Somalia as UAE's role becomes strained

0 Visits: 515 | Friday January 18, 2019 - 02:33:27
Waagacusub.com- Qatar donated 68 armored vehicles to Somalia on Thursday, Qatar's Defense Ministry said. The armored vehicles, delivered in Mogadishu, will strengthen the Somali state, which is battling an Islamist insurgency, according to Qatar's military.

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Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

0 Visits: 352 | Friday January 18, 2019 - 02:28:00
Waagacusub.com- At least 300 people have been killed in more than 20 attacks that the al-Shabab group has carried out in Kenya in the past five years. Based in the Horn of Africa, the al-Qaeda-linked group initially concentrated its attacks in Somalia, where it wants to impose a strict version of Islamic…

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