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Breaking News: Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia, orders Somali envoy out

0 Visits: 316 | Sunday February 17, 2019 - 04:28:36
Waagacusub.com- Kenya has recalled its ambassador in Mogadishu and ordered Somali envoy out of the country over alleged auctioning of oil blocs belonging to Kenya. The auction took place in London, United Kingdom, last week, Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau said Saturday. Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Lucas…

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Somali British football trainer returns Mogadishu to train Somali Youth

0 Visits: 1249 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 03:36:54
Waagacusub.com - Mohamed Ahmed Hassan aka Mandeela had lived in Britain for more than 30 years, and was a football trainer in a school that taught the football and body buildings, but now he is back to Mogadishu so that he might help the Somali youth who admire the skills of football who currently play…

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A statue of Emperor Haile Selassie should be demolished as soon as possible. Emperor Haile Selassie was a killer !

0 Visits: 695 | Thursday February 14, 2019 - 17:39:59
Waagacusub.com- Pan-Africanism is an African outlook and is deeply rooted on the identity of Africans as black people because of the dehumanisation by colonisation. This is indeed the bottom line as nobody can be a pan-Africanist disregarding black identity. The record of the ex-emperor of Ethiopia…

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Five killed in a plane crash in Rift valley region Kenya: police

0 Visits: 310 | Thursday February 14, 2019 - 02:41:55
Waagacusub.com- Five people have died after a small plane carrying them from Kenya's Maasai Mara nature reserve crashed in the west of the country, police said Wednesday. "There were five occupants in the plane and they did not survive," said Edward Mwamburi, police chief for the Rift Valley…

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At least one killed, 2 injured in a bomb attack in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 209 | Thursday February 14, 2019 - 02:39:46
Waagacusub.com- At least one person killed and two others injured in a bomb that was planted in a car at Zoobe area in the capital Mogadishu. The explosion killed a rickshaw driver who was driving alongside the car, and two others sustained minor injuries including the driver of the car that was planted…

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African leaders unveil a statue of Ethiopia's last emperor

0 Visits: 319 | Tuesday February 12, 2019 - 02:27:16
Waagacusub.com- A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday. The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body's offices in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana's first leader, Kwame…

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Somalia Women football boss flees the country after unearthing graft in the local football association

0 Visits: 366 | Tuesday February 12, 2019 - 02:23:35
Waagacusub.com- The Head of the women football in Somalia now says her life is in danger after reporting the local football Association to FIFA for embezzling funds, prompting her to flee Mogadishu. She wants FIFA to expedite investigations and take actions against the officials whom she says were an…

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Somalia: President Farmaajo does not comprehend why his government has failed

0 Visits: 414 | Monday February 11, 2019 - 21:31:15
Waagacusub.com- On Puntland President Saciid Abdullahi Deni's inauguration day, January 26, 2019, most of the Somali politicians there and many other people expected the event would accomplish its inaugural purpose but also unite Somali politicians, since both opposition parties and the president…

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President Farmajo let down Somalis. Let's not allow him to surrender the country to Ethiopia.

0 Visits: 518 | Saturday February 09, 2019 - 14:48:14
Waagacusub.com- Somalia is lucky to have survived decades of chaos and lawlessness. But it may soon run out of that luck if Somalis don't stop President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo", who is adopting and implementing policies that are detrimental to the nation's existence, in his…

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Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) officially disarmed

0 Visits: 321 | Saturday February 09, 2019 - 14:37:56
Waagacusub.com- Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) combatants officially disarmed today in a ceremony organized in the Somali region capital, Jijiga. The regional government has committed itself to integrate ONLF combatants to the region's security structure. ONLF has handed over about 1,740…

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Garissa elders endorse the re-election of Jubaland President Madobe

0 Visits: 304 | Saturday February 09, 2019 - 14:35:55
Waagacusub.com- As Somalia's Jubaland State prepares to hold elections in August this year, Garissa County elders have endorsed the re-election of President Ahmed Madobe over improved security at the border between the two regions. The elders who had a meeting discussion at a hotel in Garissa yesterday…

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Somali Petroleum ministry accused of Illegal bid to sell oil blocks.

0 Visits: 346 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 02:53:18
Waagacusub.com- Somalia's petroleum ministry is being accused of attempting to illegally auction off the country's oil blocks, the upper house of parliament has noted. The petroleum minister, Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, who denies that any bidding will take place is due to attend an event in London…

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St. Paul has its first Somali-American City Council member

0 Visits: 365 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 02:47:45
Waagacusub.com- St. Paul's first Somali-American City Council member was sworn in at City Hall Wednesday, in a ceremony that began with a prayer and ended with two standing ovations. Kassim Busuri, 32, will represent the city's Sixth Ward, filling the seat that longtime Council Member Dan Bostrom…

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Taliban to Meet Afghan Politicians (but Not Ghani) in Moscow

0 Visits: 350 | Sunday February 03, 2019 - 13:50:23
Waagacusub.com- The Taliban are expected to meet with Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow in the coming days, a development that could further undermine the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which has found itself excluded from the talks seeking an end to the 17-year war. Even as the insurgents…

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 13 Al-Shabaab militants

0 Visits: 329 | Sunday February 03, 2019 - 13:47:41
Waagacusub.com- The United States military says it has killed 13 members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike 30 miles (48 kilometres) outside Somalia's capital. U.S. Africa Command statement says Friday's strike occurred near Gandarshe in Lower Shabelle region. The statement says…

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Five people killed in an explosion in Baardheere of Gedo region

0 Visits: 363 | Saturday February 02, 2019 - 17:53:44
Waagacusub.com- Reports from Baardhere town of Gedo region indicate that there was an explosion used in a vehicle packed with explosives. Ethiopian troops in the town were reported to have stopped a NOAH vehicle at an entry control of the town, reports said. An eye witness told Goobjoog News that one…

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Looking for friends, Sudan's Bashir reopens Eritrea border

0 Visits: 407 | Friday February 01, 2019 - 17:56:01
Waagacusub.com- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, apparently searching for regional friends amid weeks of protests against his 30-year rule, announced on Thursday he was reopening the border with neighboring Eritrea, shut for a year. Sudanese security forces used tear gas to disperse protests in…

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Al-Shabab scales up attacks against ISIS in the northeastern Somalia

0 Visits: 244 | Friday February 01, 2019 - 17:49:53
Waagacusub.com- The al-Shabab militant group has scaled up its attacks against pro-Islamic State fighters in the northeastern mountainous Somali region of Bari, experts say. Intelligence and security officials say al-Shabab has seized two locations from pro-IS militants this week. One of the two areas…

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Death toll at 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

0 Visits: 338 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 13:13:57
Waagacusub.com- The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, with perhaps 130 more still missing. Two vessels carrying migrants departed from Godaria on the Horn of Africa nation's northeast coast on Tuesday morning but sank in heavy seas…

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UK announces new ambassador to Somalia

0 Visits: 342 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 13:10:49
Waagacusub.com- The UK government has announced a new ambassador to Somalia to replace the outgoing envoy David Concar. Benjamin James Fender who until his appointment served as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office head of security Policy Department will replace Concar who assumed the position in 2016.

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