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Ethiopia not doing enough to curb ethnic violence: Amnesty

0 Visits: 223 | Monday June 11, 2018 - 18:50:29
Amnesty International on Friday accused the Ethiopian government of not doing enough to prevent escalating ethnic violence in some of its regions. Oromia, the country's biggest region, is home to Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo. And groups of Oromo youths have been targetting thousands…

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Prospect of 2022 Qatar World Cup jumping to 48 teams fading

0 Visits: 163 | Monday June 11, 2018 - 18:47:16
The prospect of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar growing to 48 teams faded Sunday after a discussion of the thorny issue was pulled from the agenda for FIFA's annual congress. Plans for a feasibility study were put on hold after Qatar World Cup head Hassan Al-Thawadi addressed the ruling council of world…

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Somali-American woman injured in South End fire in Burlington

0 Visits: 235 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 17:55:36
When Asha Haji was rushed to University of Vermont Medical Center late Saturday morning, she felt a great fear. A fire had destroyed her family's home in Burlington's South End. Haji had jumped from a second-story window shortly after 11 a.m. to escape the flames.

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Somali Refugee Abdi Nor Iftin: 'I Am Here To Make America Great'

0 Visits: 383 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 17:54:33
What does it take to become an American? In 2015, This American Life told the story of a Somali refugee who was finally issued a visa to come and live in the United States. "This big smile was on my face. I've never had such a big smile," Abdi Nor Iftin said at the time. Iftin's long…

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Pentagon identifies soldier killed by al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

0 Visits: 237 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 17:53:32
The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed Friday in a firefight with Somali extremists. Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, died following the clash, which also claimed the lives of one member of the Somali-Kenyan partner force and saw four Americans wounded. Conrad was assigned to 1st…

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North Korean Leader Arrives Singapore for Historic Summit

0 Visits: 238 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 17:52:48
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Singapore for what is shaping up to be a historic summit with President Trump, the first meeting between the leaders of two countries that have been sworn enemies for almost seven decades. However, it remains far from clear what kind of agreement on North…

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Egyptian President, Ethiopian PM to Meet in Cairo

0 Visits: 211 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 17:50:10
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi will meet in Cairo on Sunday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to discuss regional issues namely Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which Ethiopia is building and Cairo fears its effects on its share of the Nile waters. Egyptian Presidency Spokesperson…

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Children at Risk of Death from Heavy Flooding in Somalia

0 Visits: 247 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 11:34:00
Children at Risk of Death from Heavy Flooding in Somalia

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New Somali restaurant in Richardson showcases complex flavors and cultural influences

0 Visits: 444 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:25:06
Family reunification was the driving force behind Iby, the Dallas area's newest Somali restaurant and the first to be opened in the heart of east Richardson. Owner Abdulkadir Egal says it was the only way to tempt the chief chef, his mother-in-law Khadija Farah, to leave Puntland, her own hugely…

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Somali Government Signs up to Western Indian Ocean Ecosystem Initiative

0 Visits: 241 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:19:25
The Government of Somalia has this week signed up to a regional marine partnership initiative to ensure the sustainability of the livelihoods, environment and resources of the Western Indian Ocean. Eight other countries in the region are taking part in the initiative – Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar,…

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Kenya's Kakuma camp will host world's first TEDx in a refugee camp

0 Visits: 225 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:18:19
The first ever TEDx event in a refugee camp will be held at the Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya on Saturday June 9. Kakuma is home to over 186 000 refugees from 14 countries and at the TEDx event former and current refugees will come together to share stories of resilience and inspiration with…

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Landlocked Ethiopia May Establish Naval Base at Kenyan Port

0 Visits: 197 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:17:06
Ethiopia, landlocked since the secession of Eritrea a quarter century ago, may consider building a naval base in neighboring Kenya to strengthen its military capabilities, the head of the state shipping company said. The facility could form part of a port the Kenyan government is building at Lamu, said…

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UN: 1.25 million Somali children face acute malnourishment after floods

0 Visits: 199 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:16:21
The UN Children's Agency (UNICEF) said on Friday more than 1.25 million children are expected to be acutely malnourished this year because of flooding in Somalia. Chief UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here at UN Headquarters during a regular briefing that flooding since April is being…

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Austria to shut down mosques, expel foreign-funded imams

0 Visits: 213 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:01:37
Austria's right-wing government plans to shut seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams in what it said was "just the beginning" of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as racist. The coalition government, an alliance of conservatives…

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G7 summit dogged by divisions between Trump and allies

0 Visits: 224 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 13:11:36
G7 summit dogged by divisions between Trump and allies

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AlShabaab & Govt Troops In Deadly Clash Over El-Wak

0 Visits: 248 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 01:48:38
AlShabaab & Govt Troops In Deadly Clash Over El-Wak

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U.S. soldier killed in attack by al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia

0 Visits: 248 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 01:36:27
U.S. soldier killed in attack by al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia

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Global Peace Index shows world is becoming less peaceful

0 Visits: 231 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 15:17:26
The 2018 Global Peace Index report has revealed that the world is less peaceful now than at any time in the last decade as tensions, conflicts, and crises that emerged in the last decade remain unresolved, with violence costing the world $14.6 trillion. Two of the least peaceful countries are in Africa.…

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Ethiopia receives 29,211 refugees in first 5 months of 2018

0 Visits: 205 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 15:15:51
Ethiopia received 29,211 refugees in the first five months of 2018 ending May 31, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Thursday. In a press statement sent to Xinhua, the UNHCR said the refugee arrival figures for 2018 has pushed the total number of refugees sheltering in Ethiopia to…

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Faisal Hassan wins seat for NDP in York South-Weston

0 Visits: 342 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 15:11:43
Part of the provincial electoral district since 1999, York South-Weston has for the most part remained a Liberal riding. Comprised of working-class residents and newcomers, it encompasses the southwestern portion of the former City of North York, and a part of the old City of Toronto, just north of…

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