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After My U.N. Office Was Attacked, Our Somali Colleagues Went Back to Work the Next Day

0 Visits: 147 | Wednesday June 13, 2018 - 07:09:55
The blast wave thundered through the compound, ripping the expletive on my lips in two and cramming half of it back down my throat. The radio-room supervisor, Hassan Osman, and I stumbled to the balcony. In that cathedral-quiet moment between the detonation of the car bomb and the staccato barrage of…

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Somalia, UN launch new policing structure to boost security

0 Visits: 78 | Wednesday June 13, 2018 - 07:08:27
Somalia and the UN in collaboration with other international partners have unveiled a joint policing model to strengthen peace and security at national and regional levels. The UN-backed Joint Policing Program (JPP) supports the two-tier policing structure and sets future development of strong national…

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Four soldiers killed in al-Shabab attack in Somalia

0 Visits: 100 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:31:27
At least four Somali soldiers were killed in an attack by al-Shabab on a military base in Teed village, about 30 kilometers northwest of Hudur town in Bakol region in southern Somalia, officials said Monday. Mohamed Moalim Ahmed, Mayor of Hudur town, said that al-Shabab fighters had launched heavy attack…

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New Details Emerge in Attack That Killed US Soldier in Somalia

0 Visits: 135 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:30:44
New details have emerged about an attack by al-Shabab militants that killed one U.S. soldier and injured four others in southern Somalia last week. Somali officials say the attack occurred just before 2 p.m. local time Friday as U.S., Kenyan and Somali forces set up a combat outpost two kilometers north…

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Portland police officer who was arrested at concert resigns

0 Visits: 306 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:29:47
The Portland Police Department's first Somali police officer resigned Sunday before the department could complete an internal affairs investigation prompted by her arrest at a Massachusetts nightclub in January. Zahra M. Abu, 25, of Portland had been on paid administrative leave since she was charged…

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Ethiopia-Eritrea reconciliation project meets resistance from border communities

0 Visits: 95 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:28:20
The decision by Ethiopia's ruling coalition to resolver a border dispute with Eritrea has met stiff resistance from members of Badme town which was the epicenter of the war that killed tens of thousands on both sides. The 36 member executive committee of Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic…

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Puntland Students In Somaliland In Fear After Warabe Called For Their Deportation

0 Visits: 148 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 00:48:20
Puntland Students In Somaliland In Fear After Warabe Called For Their Deportation

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American Soldier Killed in Somalia Posthumously Awarded Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal

0 Visits: 99 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 00:46:16
American Soldier Killed in Somalia Posthumously Awarded Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal

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Tuktuk Operators Demonstrate Over Ongoing Closure Of Mogadishu Roads

0 Visits: 63 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 00:43:34
Tuktuk Operators Demonstrate Over Ongoing Closure Of Mogadishu Roads

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Jubbaland President praises SNA for war on Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 118 | Monday June 11, 2018 - 18:53:15
Jubbaland State leader, Ahmed Mohamed Madoobe has praised Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers for their strategies in fighting Al-Shabab Militants saying the troops disintegrated the militants. According to Somali Military, over 25 terrorists were killed on Sunday in Sanguni village following fierce…

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To Ambush U.S. Green Berets, Al Shabaab Diverted a River

0 Visits: 120 | Monday June 11, 2018 - 18:52:13
The American soldier killed in Southern Somalia on Friday was part of a joint operation which had been in the works for years, The Daily Beast has learned. And by the time it began, the enemy was ready and waiting. According to a U.S. Africa Command press release, combined force of Somalis, Kenyans,…

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Kenya: Counties on high alert as Rift Valley Fever kills four

0 Visits: 94 | Monday June 11, 2018 - 18:51:36
The state has increased surveillance after the outbreak of Rift Valley Fever in three Northeastern counties. Four people have died of the disease in Wajir county and four others are hospitalised. Chairman of the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council Dubat Amey said officials are on high alert in Garissa,…

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Ethiopia not doing enough to curb ethnic violence: Amnesty

0 Visits: 77 | 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: 59 | 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: 110 | 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: 185 | 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: 90 | 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: 97 | 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: 97 | 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: 108 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 11:34:00
Children at Risk of Death from Heavy Flooding in Somalia

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