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Social media from America are stoking Ethiopia's ethnic violence

0 Visits: 106 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 11:57:31
The Ethiopian diaspora in the US uses social media to great effect in shaping coverage of events back home, especially the protest movement that has pummeled Ethiopia for more than two years

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Homestyle Somali food

0 Visits: 127 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 11:56:24
To my knowledge, I had never eaten Somali food prior to walking into Faridas Somalian Cuisine a couple weeks ago. Had anyone bothered to ask, I would not even have been able to identify a single dish.

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Air freight costs to Somalia drop 15% after direct flights

0 Visits: 88 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 11:55:46
Air freight cost has dropped by at least 15 per cent between Mogadishu and Nairobi following the resumption of direct flights to Somalia last year.

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SOMALIA: CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2017

0 Visits: 766 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 13:55:04
This year, New Zealand and Denmark rank highest with scores of 89 and 88 respectively. Syria, South Sudan and Somalia rank lowest with scores of 14, 12 and 9 respectively. The best performing region is Western Europe with an average score of 66. The worst performing regions are Sub-Saharan Africa (average…

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Release of sheikh accused of Al-Shabaab links opposed

0 Visits: 131 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:14:49
A Sheikh who was accused of being a member of dreaded militia group Al Shabaab and radicalising the youth has been detained at Kamiti Maximum Prison after the prosecution opposed his release on bail.

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Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency

0 Visits: 124 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:12:39
Ethiopia has released new details about the six-month state of emergency ordered last week amid mass anti-government protests, state media reported.

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US airstrike kills three Alshabaab in Southern Somalia

0 Visits: 69 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:10:15
The US Military says it has carried out an airstrike in Southern Somalia that killed three members of Alshabaab militants.

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Israel thwarted 'Islamic State' plot to blow up plane from Australia: Netanyahu

0 Visits: 106 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:09:17
Information from Israeli intelligence helped to prevent the downing of a passenger jet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. Local media linked his comments to the attempted bombing of an Etihad Airways flight.

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Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

0 Visits: 105 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:08:04
The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.

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LONDON: 2 Somali youths killed in 2018's deadliest night of knife violence

0 Visits: 147 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:07:12
Two young Somali men, including a 17-year-old teenager, have been stabbed to death less than a half mile from one another in a bloody night of violence in northwest London.

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Al-Shabaab steps up extortion and indoctrination as morale dips

0 Visits: 88 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:12:27
Intelligence papers and interviews lay bare severity of terror group's rule in Somalia

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Warlord's fighters become movie stars as Ugandan cinema booms

0 Visits: 175 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:11:46
Opio was 16 when he was abducted by a Bible-quoting warlord and forced into a militia notorious for massacres and sexual slavery. Two decades on, he again took up a rifle -- this time playing one of his former comrades in an award-winning Ugandan movie.

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'Selfie terrorist' arrested at Stansted airport wanted to fight for Isis in Syria

0 Visits: 234 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:08:13
A man arrested at a London airport has been found guilty of trying to join Isis.

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Documentary on Africa fosters deeper cross-cultural understanding

0 Visits: 200 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:07:31
She was not trained as a director. She has no stars in her crew, or even people with acting experiences. However, her documentary has become a big hit, especially with audiences in China and Africa.

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Families plead for update on Somali deportation case at impromptu town hall

0 Visits: 115 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:06:26
As his friends and family were meeting for an emergency town hall back in Minneapolis to plead for an update on his pending court case, Fuad Dhuuh called his wife from an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention center in Miami--and the news wasn't good.

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UK "disappointed" with Ethiopia's martial law decision

0 Visits: 79 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:05:48
The United Kingdom said on Tuesday it's disappointed with the decision of Ethiopian government to impose martial law to combat sporadic protests and rising ethnic conflicts.

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KENYA: State takes 40 Kilifi Shabaab returnees for rehabilitation

0 Visits: 137 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:14:58
Some 40 Al-Shabaab returnees in Kilifi County have been taken to various rehabilitation centres in Mombasa, the government says.

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Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia

0 Visits: 193 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:13:31
Turkish TV series attracts Somali cinema audiences as Ankara's soft power spreads across the Horn of Africa country.

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Outspoken traditional elder dies in Mogadishu

1 Visits: 204 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:12:54
An outspoken and prominent traditional elder has passed away in a Mogadishu hospital late Monday night.

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Ethiopia crisis needs reforms not emergency rule - E.U. warns govt

0 Visits: 116 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:12:21
The European Union (E.U.) has cautioned Ethiopian government over the decision to impose a state of emergency on the heels of promised political reforms.

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