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DP World denies out of court settlement on Djibouti Doraleh port

0 Visits: 104 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 18:03:35
Dubai-based DP World has denied media reports stating that the company was looking for an out of court settlement with respect to the dispute with the Djiboutian Government over their illegal action in taking control of the port at Doraleh. "It has been noted in some reports that DP World may consider…

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Finnish Politician Calls Citizenship Awarded to Iraqis, Somalis 'Controversial'

0 Visits: 134 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 18:01:44
Today, Finnish passports are issued to foreigners six times more often than in the 90s, and almost all new holders are dual citizens. This is more than in any given year since Finland's independence, a development the leader of the right-wing Finns Party finds worrisome. Over the past two decades,…

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Turkey to convert former Ottoman barrack into library

0 Visits: 121 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 17:59:13
A former Ottoman barrack will be turned into Turkey's biggest library with a capacity of 7 million books in Istanbul, an official from Turkish Culture Ministry told Anadolu Agency. "The plan is to construct Turkey's biggest library and book valley. Once [the project is] complete, it will…

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UK Issues Travel Advisory On Somalia

0 Visits: 115 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 02:54:13
UK Issues Travel Advisory On Somalia

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Ethiopia Somalia Agree To Joint Investment In 4 Sea Ports

0 Visits: 158 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 02:50:49
Ethiopia Somalia Agree To Joint Investment In 4 Sea Ports

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Farmajo and Ethiopian PM agree to foster trade and security

0 Visits: 120 | Saturday June 16, 2018 - 20:15:17
The bilateral talks between President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on Saturday focused on Trade and regional security. The leaders, who met at Villa Somalia in Mogadishu, emphasised the importance of strengthening cooperation to spur prosperity. Farmajo and Ahmed…

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Saudi-UAE led forces 'capture' Yemen's Hudaida airport

0 Visits: 139 | Saturday June 16, 2018 - 20:14:32
Forces from a Saudi and Emirati led coalition have captured the airport in Yemen's port city of Hudaida, military officials announced on Twitter. In a post on Saturday, an account associated with the Saudi-alligned Yemeni military said the airport had been "freed from the grip of the Houthi…

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UAE pledges 3 bln USD investment scheme to support Ethiopia's forex woes

0 Visits: 117 | Saturday June 16, 2018 - 20:13:52
Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday signed a 3 billion U.S. dollars loan and investment agreement that would help ease Ethiopia's ongoing foreign currency shortage. The agreement signed between the two countries' leaders on Friday, which includes a one billion U.S. dollars…

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Brawl Between Somali Immigrants and Locals Leaves Man Hospitalized in Maine

0 Visits: 168 | Saturday June 16, 2018 - 20:13:07
A brawl between a large group of young Somali men armed with bricks, bats, and other weapons left one local man hospitalized in Lewiston, Maine, this week. Lewiston police arrived at the scene of the conflict near the city's Kennedy Park late on June 12, Maine First Media reported. Officials say…

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Somali students volunteer to educate IDP children in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 131 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 05:12:22
Around 600 girls and boys under 16 have been enrolled in a free education programme in various displacement camps in the Somali capital Mogadishu, where they are being taught by young university and school student volunteers. Sulekho Muhydin is a member of the group of 17 volunteer student teachers.…

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Development programs can help reduce political violence

0 Visits: 143 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 05:10:49
Maintaining a critical eye toward development programs — particularly those with the explicit intent to counter violent extremism — is important, especially given the dearth of rigorous research analyzing their impact over the short and long term. In a recent article in War on the Rocks, Jessica…

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MINNESOTA: Federal lawsuit alleges that Faribault targeted Somalis with housing restrictions

0 Visits: 191 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 05:09:50
Concerns about an influx of immigrants in Faribault, Minn., prompted the city to pass a rental housing law aimed at driving Somalis and other black residents out of town, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Six Faribault residents, along with Somali Community Resettlement…

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Is another Boko Haram or al-Shabaab erupting in Mozambique?

0 Visits: 113 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 05:08:29
A sudden upsurge in brutal violence in northern Mozambique, including the beheadings of women and children, has sounded alarms that a violent jihadist movement like Boko Haram or al-Shabaab could be evolving. Since October last year, over 50 people have been killed in about 20 attacks in Cabo Delgado…

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New Mpls parks commissioner 'optimistic, hopeful, fearless'

0 Visits: 147 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 20:36:11
As a result of the most recent round of elections, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board received six fresh, progressive faces on its board of commissioners, including District 3 Commissioner Abdikadir "AK" Hassan. Not only is Hassan one of the six newly elected commissioners, at 27 years…

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MPs call for explanation over confidential Denmark-Somalia deal after extortion allegation

0 Visits: 99 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 20:34:28
Denmark has an undisclosed agreement with Somalia to return individuals to the Northeast African country, according to reports. The agreement provides for up to 12 people to be returned to Somalia by Denmark annually, Politiken reported last year, but it has not been officially confirmed and details…

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Somali families moving back in to flooded homes in Beletweyne amid fears of disease outbreaks

0 Visits: 76 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 20:33:06
Abdullahi Ali, 39, and his family of 12 are camping out amid the debris of their house that was wrecked by the recent floods in Beletweyne, southern Somalia. Abdullahi, a mechanic by trade, is determined that their new house will be more robust. He is digging foundations two metres down into the wet…

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UAE Naval Vessel Attacked By Houthi Rebels Off Yemeni Coast During Amphibious Operation

0 Visits: 99 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 20:30:36
Details remain very scarce, but what we do know is that a naval vessel belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been successfully struck by Houthi Rebels. The ship was operating in the Red Sea off the embattled Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. It is unclear just how extensive the damage to the vessel…

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Italy Summons French Ambassador Over Comments on Handling Migrants

0 Visits: 120 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 13:23:50
Italy Summons French Ambassador Over Comments on Handling Migrants

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A Former State Minister Of Finance Warns Government Against Printing New Currency

0 Visits: 224 | Wednesday June 13, 2018 - 17:10:22
A Former State Minister Of Finance Warns Government Against Printing New Currency

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Violent extremism in Africa caused '33,300 fatalities

0 Visits: 130 | Wednesday June 13, 2018 - 08:05:04
A total of 33,300 people have been killed in Africa between 2011 and 2016 due to violent extremism, according to a UN Development Programme-sponsored study released on Tuesday. The study titled "A journey to Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment" was…

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