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Saudi Arabia rejects 27,000 sheep and goats from Somalia

0 Visits: 131 | Friday August 17, 2018 - 02:00:48
Saudi Arabia rejects 27,000 sheep and goats from Somalia

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Somalia: Respect for human rights vital for future elections – UN report

0 Visits: 69 | Friday August 17, 2018 - 01:37:21
Somalia: Respect for human rights vital for future elections – UN report

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Will She Be The First Ethio-Somali Region President?

0 Visits: 507 | Friday August 17, 2018 - 01:23:32
Will She Be The First Ethio-Somali Region President?

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Somalia: Daesh imposes tax on local businesses

0 Visits: 90 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 23:56:05
A militant group associated with Daesh in Syria and Iraq has started levying taxes on businesses in Somalia. "The traders and businesses in Bosaso city continue to work in fear after being asked huge sums of money by Islamic State [Daesh] branch in the region," a local businessman said anonymously.…

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High-profile prosecutions alone won't solve Kenya's corruption problem

0 Visits: 84 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 23:54:35
Kenya's president has lost friends and allies in recent weeks—many, many of them. Uhuru Kenyatta recently said his administration's war on corruption cost him supporters but vowed nonetheless to continue efforts to stamp out graft. In the last few weeks, the public prosecutor has ordered the…

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President Farmajo expected to travel to Djbouti

0 Visits: 115 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 13:56:46
President Farmajo is preparing for an official state visit to neighbouring Djibouti on Thursday for bilateral talks with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh. The trip was confirmed by President Farmajo's Director of Communications and comes at a sensitive time for the two horn of Africa leaders.…

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Jose Mourinho tells Manchester United star Paul Pogba to hand in transfer request in stunning bust-up

0 Visits: 142 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 13:55:42
Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho are no longer on speaking terms after the Manchester United boss told the Frenchman to hand in a transfer request if he wanted to leave the club 'again'. The pair clashed this week at United's training ground following Pogba's controversial comments after…

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How Ilhan Omar won over hearts in Minnesota's Fifth

0 Visits: 103 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 13:54:30
Most coverage of Ilhan Omar, the thirty-five-year-old state legislator who won the Democratic primary in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District last night, has focussed on her identity. She was born in Somalia, and she came to the United States when she was twelve, knowing only two phrases of…

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AMISOM Force Commander concludes tour of Forward Operating Bases in south central Somalia

0 Visits: 78 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 13:53:32
Lt. Gen. Jim Beesigye Owoyesigire, the Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), has concluded a weeklong extensive tour of Forward Operating Bases in all the six sectors where AU troops operate. The Force Commander who assessed the security situation and civil-military projects…

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Here's What You Need To Know Before You Cross The Canadian Border

0 Visits: 91 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 13:52:40
Canada Border Services Agency officers have the authority to charge a traveler with a criminal offence for refusing to provide the password to their device. At the beginning of this year, I discussed the issue of border searches of electronic devices performed by United States Customs and Border Protection.…

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President Farmajo announces major security reshuffle

0 Visits: 65 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 13:47:11
President Farmajo has announced a major shake-up to the security sector on Thursday with changes made to the Villa Somalia, SNA, Somali Police Force. The major development of Thursday's reshuffle is undoubtedly Fahad Yasin's - political insider and right-hand-man to President Farmajo - move…

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Qatari emir vows $15bn investment in Turkey after Erdogan meeting

0 Visits: 111 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 01:44:31
Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has said Qatar is standing by its "brothers in Turkey" as he announced a $15bn investment into the country's financial markets and banks. The emir's comments on Wednesday came after holding talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara,…

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Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jew Prompts Uproar

0 Visits: 110 | Wednesday August 15, 2018 - 16:03:12
Israeli airport security, long extolled for its success in preventing terrorism, seems to have another target recently: critics of Israel. On Sunday, officers at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport pulled aside Peter Beinart, a liberal American Jewish journalist, after he landed and interrogated…

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Ilhan Omar one step closer to Congress after clinching Democratic nod

0 Visits: 150 | Wednesday August 15, 2018 - 16:02:06
Ilhan Omar (D), the nation's first Somali-American legislator is one step closer to being the first Somali-American in Congress after winning the Democratic Party nomination for Minnesota's safely blue 5th Congressional District. The seat was held by Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who also won his…

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US denies China policy change after Tsai Ing-wen's speech in LA

0 Visits: 66 | Wednesday August 15, 2018 - 16:00:24
President Donald Trump's administration denied Tuesday any change to its "One-China" policy after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen made a political speech in the US, the first time in 15 years a Taiwanese leader has done so. Beijing said that it had lodged an official protest with the United…

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French ports 'ready to welcome migrant rescue ship'

0 Visits: 58 | Wednesday August 15, 2018 - 15:56:03
The port of Sète in Hérault and Corsica both say they are ready to welcome the ship Aquarius, which is carrying 141 Africans rescued from the Mediterranean – however this would depend on the French government's go-ahead. The ship is currently waiting in the sea between Italy and Malta, after…

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UN says favorable weather improves food security in Somalia

0 Visits: 76 | Wednesday August 15, 2018 - 15:12:24
Favorable weather conditions experienced during the main (Gu) rainy season combined with a large-scale humanitarian assistance have improved the food security situation in Somalia, the UN said on Tuesday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the April-June rains started…

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In a Minnesota race full of progressive 'firsts,' identity, experience sets candidates apart

0 Visits: 227 | Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 22:29:59
Three progressive women lead Tuesday's race to succeed Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison – the first Muslim elected to Congress – in the primary for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, and each has achieved a "first" of her own. In the crowded Democratic primary, state senator Patricia…

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Four al Shabaab returnees hiding in Malindi for fear of elimination

0 Visits: 105 | Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 22:12:48
Four al Shabaab recruits, all women, have returned from Somalia but are hiding in Malindi for fear that the Anti-Terror Police Unit will eliminate them. They crossed to Somalia more than a year ago after being promised house-help jobs in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The point of departure was Lamu but they…

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Ethiopia: Exploiting the Gulf's scramble for the Horn of Africa

0 Visits: 121 | Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 22:10:23
Ethiopia's so far managed to stay neutral and balance its relationships with opposing Gulf partners. But it's engaged in an unpredictable game. For the past two months, Ethiopians and Eritreans have been trying to make sense of their governments' sudden declaration of peace. After 20 years…

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