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Sharif Sheikh Adan resigns as S. West president, pulls out of polls race

0 Visits: 121 | Wednesday November 07, 2018 - 19:29:40
Waagacusub.com- Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan has resigned as president of South West state and quit the state presidential race set for November 17 following a fierce political battle with the federal government. Adan announced his resignation accompanied by Federal Interior Minister Abdi Sabriye in Baidoa…

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Midterm elections: Democrats projected to win control of House, but Senate remains in GOP hands

0 Visits: 130 | Wednesday November 07, 2018 - 16:11:51
Waagacusub.com- Democrats were projected to take control of the House late Tuesday and pick up some governorships, but Republicans were poised to expand their majority in the Senate, delivering a split verdict in the first national referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. The most expensive and…

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Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Just Became the First Muslim Women Elected to Congress

0 Visits: 265 | Wednesday November 07, 2018 - 16:09:32
Waagacusub.com-Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have become the first Muslim women elected to Congress after both Democrats won their congressional midterm 2018 races. Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim to ever become a lawmaker when elected to the Minnesota's House of Representatives in 2016, is…

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Somali regional election chief resigns amid allegations of manipulation

0 Visits: 152 | Tuesday November 06, 2018 - 03:03:24
Waagacusub.com- The chairman of Somalia's Southwestern state election commission has resigned Monday amid allegations of "blatant and unabashed' attempts by some candidates to manipulate the outcome of the forthcoming presidential elections in the region, officials say.

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U.S. ratchets up pressure on Iran with a resumption of sanctions

0 Visits: 115 | Tuesday November 06, 2018 - 02:59:28
Waagacusub.com- The United States reimposes oil and financial sanctions against Iran on Monday, significantly turning up the pressure on Tehran in order to curb its missile and nuclear programs and counter its growing military and political influence in the Middle East. The move will restore U.S. sanctions…

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AU, UN envoys wrap up talks with federal state leaders

0 Visits: 152 | Tuesday November 06, 2018 - 02:49:46
Waagacusub.com- UN envoy to Somalia Nicholas Haysom and his AU counterpart Francisco today concluded their whirlwind tours across the country by meeting Galmudug state president Ahmed Haaf. The two envoys met with Haaf in Galkaayo alongside Galmudug state minister Sheikh Mohamed Shakir where they discussed…

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Ban fish from Tanzania and Somalia, traders tell Uhuru

0 Visits: 301 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 15:09:21
Waagacusub.com- Lamu fishermen display their catches during the county's 4th edition of the fishing competition in November 2017. They want fishers from Somalia and Tanzania barred from selling their catches in Kenya. PHOTO | KALUME KAZUNGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Somali refugees are too often left out of mental health discussions – here's why I want that to change

0 Visits: 426 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 02:33:41
Waagacusub.com- Prayer is often presented as the answer to all mental health questions in the Somali diaspora, leaving a large section of its most vulnerable feeling marginalised and excluded

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Five Years After Westgate, Al-Shabaab Is Weakened but Not Yet Defeated

0 Visits: 863 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 02:29:31
Waagacusub.com- It's been five years since four attackers made their way into Westgate, a popular shopping mall in the rich Westlands area of Nairobi, and unleashed a coordinated attack that left 71 people dead.

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Somali towns get health care after 30 years of war

0 Visits: 128 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 02:27:02
Waagacusub.com- The UN Migration Agency has begun providing life-saving health care to two Somali towns previously inaccessible because of war and conflict. Tens of thousands of people in the towns of Gobweyn and Bulla Gaduud have been deprived of life-saving health care for nearly three decades. These…

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Egypt's Christians bury victims of latest militant attack

0 Visits: 144 | Sunday November 04, 2018 - 02:40:41
Waagacusub.com- Thousands of Christian mourners in Egypt on Saturday witnessed the burial of six members of the same family who were killed while returning from a baptism at a Coptic monastery in Egypt's Minya province.

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UN Security Council expected to lift sanctions on Eritrea

0 Visits: 146 | Sunday November 04, 2018 - 02:36:18
Waagacusub.com- The UN Security Council (UNSC) is expected to lift sanctions on Eritrea, according to AFP report. Eritrea has been under cripling sanctions for years due to its past involvements with regional instability, including support for what many countries believe terrorist organizations.

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Scars no one can see: Nonprofit opens local office to help Somali community address trauma

0 Visits: 272 | Saturday November 03, 2018 - 16:26:31
Waagacusub.com- A satellite office of the Center for Victims of Torture will soon open in St. Cloud to serve Somali refugees affected by decades of civil war.

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U.S. and Turkey Drop Dueling Sanctions Against Senior Officials

0 Visits: 152 | Saturday November 03, 2018 - 16:22:19
Waagacusub.com- The United States and Turkey have lifted sanctions against top officials in each other's government in a mutual sign on Friday of warming diplomatic relations between the two NATO allies after last month's release of an American pastor.

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Credible elections in S.West crucial for peace- Haysom

0 Visits: 145 | Saturday November 03, 2018 - 02:06:47
Waagacusub.com- UN envoy for Somalia Nicholas Haysom has called for credibility in the upcoming state presidential elections in South West state. Speaking during a round visit to the states Wednesday in Baidoa the capital of South West state, Haysom said a fair and free poll is crucial in ensuring stability…

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WHO seeks to contain cholera outbreak in Somalia amid decline in cases

0 Visits: 122 | Saturday November 03, 2018 - 02:03:41
Waagacusub.com- The World Health Organization (WHO) is stepping up measures to contain cholera outbreak in Somalia amid decline in the number of cases and deaths in the past month.

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Somalia 'excluded' from new Istanbul airport's inauguration amid Khashoggi crisis

0 Visits: 278 | Thursday November 01, 2018 - 02:14:12
Waagacusub.com- The Turkish government has inaugurated the gleaming world's largest airport on Monday, a magnificent project which fulfills president Erdogan's dream of making Turkey a global player. But Somalia has not been represented at the ceremony attended by most of Turkey's major…

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SNA-AMISOM forces seize Daynuunaye town, Bay Region

0 Visits: 164 | Thursday November 01, 2018 - 02:12:37
Waagacusub.com- Somalia National Army backed with AMISOM forces have on early Thursday taken over Daynuunay area of Bay region from the Al-Shabaab group who have been in control of the town over the past weeks.

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U.S. House Speaker Ryan rejects Trump plan on birthright citizenship: Washington Post

0 Visits: 251 | Wednesday October 31, 2018 - 02:12:08
Waagacusub.com - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that it was not possible to end birthright citizenship with an executive order, after President Donald Trump said he was considering such a move, the Washington Post reported.

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Ethiopia's visa-on-arrival for all Africans starts November 9

0 Visits: 238 | Wednesday October 31, 2018 - 02:10:13
Waagacusub.com- A hint from the Prime Minister in May 2018, then a confirmation of implementation by erstwhile president. In between both, the country began issuing visas online to tourists.

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