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The EU Dropped Plans To Release A Statement Backing Canada In Its Diplomatic Fight With Saudi Arabia

0 Visits: 157 | Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 16:29:37
A senior EU official said the absence of a public statement backing Canada was "sad." European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini welcomes Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir ahead of a meeting in Brussels in February 2018.

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Ethiopia PM says 'fake news' fuelling Somali regional crisis, urges calm

0 Visits: 153 | Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 16:28:46
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has stressed that the security situation in Ethiopia's Somali region was going to be resolved through peaceful consultations. His latest comments came after he paid a visit to the head of Ethiopia Orthodox Tewahdo Church, His Holiness Abuna Merkorios on Saturday. According…

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Somalia's army asked to comply with International Humanitarian Law during military operations

0 Visits: 94 | Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 16:27:58
The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Somali National Army (SNA), Maj. Gen. Abdiweli Jama Hussein 'Gorod', has instructed his troops to ensure compliance with the International Humanitarian Law, when conducting military operations in the country. The CDF warned that soldiers who disregard…

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Somali Prime Minister welcomes high-level Eritrean delegation in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 410 | Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 03:50:07
Mogadishu, Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire received a high-level delegation from Eritrea including foreign minister, H. E. Ahmed Saleh and adviser to President of Eritrea, Mr. Yamane Gebreab, who are on an official visit to Somalia at the invitation of President of the Somalia, H. E Mohamed…

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Norway in a USD 10 Million SMEs recue for Somalia

0 Visits: 145 | Monday August 13, 2018 - 20:27:21
Somalia is now recovering from civil war and rebuilding the Somalia's legal framework to attract more investment. In this context the Fund will fill a gap by funding SMEs that have no other sources of capital. Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Norfund has, together with Shuraako,…

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Eritrean delegation arrives in Mogadishu for high level talks

0 Visits: 85 | Monday August 13, 2018 - 20:26:22
A high-level delegation from Eritrea has arrived in the country to hold talks with the Somali government aimed at bolstering the existing relations between Somalia and Eritrea. The plane carrying the Eritrean Foreign Minister, Osman Salah and his entourage touched down at Adan Adde International Airport…

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I am ready to lose friends in the war against corruption, President Kenyatta.

0 Visits: 86 | Monday August 13, 2018 - 20:25:27
President Uhuru Kenyatta said he is ready to lose more friends in the current war against corruption. The President said he had lost many friends over the last few weeks but vowed that the government will not relent until the battle to rid Kenya of corruption and impunity is won. "I have lost close…

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Allied forces in joint operation to flush out militants in S. Somalia

0 Visits: 58 | Monday August 13, 2018 - 20:24:37
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) forces this week intensified joint operations to flush out terrorists in villages near Qoryooley in southern Somalia. The AU mission said on Sunday that the joint operation to flush out terrorists which started on Thursday…

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Somali authorities search for aid workers kidnapped by gunmen

0 Visits: 83 | Monday August 13, 2018 - 20:23:45
Somali security forces are searching for five aid workers who were kidnapped by gunmen in the south-west of the country. Reports indicate that the aid workers were abducted on the outskirts of Baidoa, which lies some 250 kilometers southwest of the capital Mogadishu. They were on a humanitarian mission…

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Trump sets a risky precedent with Turkey by imposing 'weaponized' sanctions

0 Visits: 139 | Sunday August 12, 2018 - 21:40:34
It's 'fairly unprecedented' for a president to resort to sanctions in such a way, ex-staffer says U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be leading by example with his aggressive habit of imposing economic sanctions abroad when he's aggrieved, but his reliance on a blunt tool could set…

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EU seeks details from Saudi Arabia on women human rights arrests amid Canada row

0 Visits: 165 | Sunday August 12, 2018 - 21:39:43
The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to shed light on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists, saying that the detainees should be granted due process to defend themselves. Saudi Arabia has in recent months detained several women's rights activists, some of whom had campaigned…

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Oil companies evacuate their personnel from Ethio-Somali region

0 Visits: 199 | Sunday August 12, 2018 - 21:38:09
Alarmed by the political and security turmoil that occurred in the Ethio-Somali Regional State last week, oil companies engaged in oil exploration projects in the region have evacuated their staff to Addis Ababa, it was learnt. Following the security crisis in the fragile region, conflict erupted in…

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Mosque to file appeal on CRA charitable status ruling

0 Visits: 331 | Saturday August 11, 2018 - 13:04:43
The administrator of an east-end mosque whose charitable status was yanked following a Canadian Revenue Agency audit says the organization is appealing the decision. In a letter and other supporting documents outlining its reasons for revoking the charity status of the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam…

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Erdogan warns of 'economic war' as Turkish lira carnage spooks global markets

0 Visits: 202 | Saturday August 11, 2018 - 13:03:51
The Turkish lira crash is quickly turning into a debt and liquidity crisis with no end in sight. Instead of acting, the Turkish leadership has warned of an "economic war. Turkey is in the throes of a full-blown currency crisis, with little sign the government has a plan to deal with one of the worst…

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Tucson man allegedly tied to Somali terrorist group arrested in Tucson

0 Visits: 80 | Saturday August 11, 2018 - 13:03:03
A refugee couple in Tucson were arrested by authorities and are facing numerous charges of falsifying immigration documents, including lying to federal officials about the husband's involvement with an African terrorist organization, officials said Friday. Mohamed Abdirahman Osman, 28, is facing…

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Somalia launches initiative to forge closer ties between police, public

0 Visits: 100 | Saturday August 11, 2018 - 13:02:13
Somalia has launched an ambitious plan seeking to build trust and promote partnerships between Somali police and local communities, officials said on Friday. The initiative dubbed "Get-To-Know-Your-Police" which is backed by the police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),…

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The woman tackling child marriage with football

0 Visits: 166 | Saturday August 11, 2018 - 13:01:16
"It would have been an easier option to stay in Nairobi, practise law and earn some good money, drive a cool Mercedes-Benz. But I just wanted to come back home." That was the life that Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan could have lived in Kenya's capital. Instead she chose to focus on football - in…

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Saudi Arabia picks a pointless fight with Canada

0 Visits: 222 | Friday August 10, 2018 - 05:11:31
QUEBEC'S proudly Francophone separatists may want to learn some Arabic. On August 5th, as Canadians enjoyed a long weekend, Saudi Arabia abruptly expelled their ambassador and froze bilateral trade and investment. Its state-run funds have reportedly been ordered to dump their Canadian assets, no…

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Ethiopia has resorted to its old habit of blocking the internet to quell internal unrest

0 Visits: 95 | Friday August 10, 2018 - 05:10:12
Ethiopia's government has regressed to an old habit: shutting down the internet. Reports show the internet has been blocked in the eastern cities of Jijiga, Dire Dawa, and Harar following violence and simmering political tensions. Over the past weekend, federal troops were deployed to the eastern…

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In peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UAE lends a helping hand

0 Visits: 104 | Friday August 10, 2018 - 05:08:56
When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough. But the rapprochement was, in fact, the culmination of a year of back-channel talks, sources with knowledge of the…

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