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US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

0 Visits: 322 | Tuesday January 30, 2018 - 13:27:49
The United States announced on Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

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At least 7 al-Shabaab militants killed in south Somalia

0 Visits: 269 | Tuesday January 30, 2018 - 13:27:07
Somali security forces on Monday killed at least seven al-Shabaab militants and injured a number of others following heavy fighting with insurgents in Bay region, in the south part of the Horn of Africa nation.

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Jubbaland Assembly strips immunity from MP after lobbying motion against Jubbaland cabinet

0 Visits: 256 | Tuesday January 30, 2018 - 13:26:23
Jubbaland Assembly on Monday stripped the immunity from a lawmaker accused of political unrest in the southern rwgional state of Somalia.

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to meet on Monday for Nile dam talks

0 Visits: 410 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 16:01:24
Cairo - solely dependent on the Nile for its water - is at odds with Ethiopia over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam, which it fears could reduce waters cascading down from Ethiopian highlands and through the deserts of Sudan to its fields and reservoirs.

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UN agency says death of its Somalia contractor being probed

0 Visits: 329 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 16:00:42
The United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF said Saturday that investigation is underway after the fatal shooting of its contractor inside the UN agency's compound in Mogadishu on Friday.

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Raila Odinga 'not afraid of sanctions' ahead of 'inauguration'

0 Visits: 304 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 15:59:47
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he is 'not afraid of sanctions' ahead of his 'swearing in ceremony' scheduled for Tuesday 30th January 2018.

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Who Is Responsible for Ending Sexual Violence in Somalia?

0 Visits: 286 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 15:58:52
In October 2017, 16-year-old Faiza Mohamed Abdi was shot in the "pelvic area" for declining the sexual advances of her attacker in the port town of Bosaso, Somalia.

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Fitness-tracking map reveals locations of secret U.S. bases: reports

0 Visits: 316 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 15:58:20
An interactive online map that shows locations of wearable fitness-tracker users inadvertently reveals the locations of secret U.S. military bases overseas, according to reports Sunday.

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Somalia: Thousands Homeless as Settlements Razed

0 Visits: 256 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 15:57:28
(Nairobi) – Somali security forces using bulldozers have demolished dozens of informal settlements in Mogadishu since late December 2017, leaving thousands homeless.

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One year after Quebec mosque shooting, some say sympathy for Muslim community has faded

0 Visits: 226 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 15:56:46
As Quebecers prepare to mark the first anniversary of the attack that killed six men, some Muslim community leaders and experts say an initial outpouring of sympathy and support from the broader community was short-lived.

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Why U.N. Peacekeepers' Job Has Become More Dangerous In The Past 5 Years

0 Visits: 219 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 15:56:07
According to the United Nations, 56 U.N. Peacekeepers died through violence in 2017. That's the highest number of fatalities since 1994 — when the U.N. sent peacekeepers to Rwanda, Somalia, Cambodia and the Balkans.

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In Somalia, humanitarian and development solutions seek to ensure that drought never turn to famine again

0 Visits: 264 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 15:55:31
The year 2017 was momentous for Somalia, with the inauguration of a new president and parliament following a historic electoral process, and also the launch of a National Development Plan (2017–19).

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Ethiopia pardons over 2,000 jailed for role in Oromiya unrest

0 Visits: 328 | Sunday January 28, 2018 - 13:04:15
Authorities in Ethiopia's restive Oromiya province have pardoned over 2,000 prisoners jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015-2016, officials said on Friday.

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Crop munching pest in Africa raises hunger threat

0 Visits: 343 | Sunday January 28, 2018 - 13:02:52
A crop munching worm that can fly up to 100 km (60 miles) at night is spreading rapidly across Africa, threatening food production and the livelihoods of millions of farmers already struggling with conflicts and drought, experts said on Friday.

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In Addis Ababa, Guterres says partnership with African Union is fundamental to work of the UN

0 Visits: 277 | Sunday January 28, 2018 - 13:01:49
Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues.

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KENYA: Six women make it to Cabinet list

0 Visits: 519 | Sunday January 28, 2018 - 13:01:09
Six women are among the Cabinet Secretaries named by President Kenyatta in his new appointments yesterday.

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Kuppet congratulates Amina Mohamed, ready to work with her

0 Visits: 441 | Sunday January 28, 2018 - 12:59:30
A teachers' union on Saturday supported the appointment of Amina Mohammed as the Cabinet secretary for Education.

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African Union urges Mauritania to step up efforts to fight slavery

0 Visits: 285 | Sunday January 28, 2018 - 12:58:50
The African Union on Friday urged Mauritania to make a greater effort to eliminate slavery after the country handed out lenient sentences to a family of slave owners in a landmark conviction.

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President Farmaajo to attend African Union Summit in Addis Ababa

0 Visits: 327 | Saturday January 27, 2018 - 23:30:49
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will on later Saturday travel to Addis Ababa to attend African Union Summit.

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Shabaab militants weakened in Somalia, UN official says

0 Visits: 281 | Saturday January 27, 2018 - 23:29:39
Al-Shabaab has been weakened financially, militarily and politically in the past year, the top United Nations official for Somalia said in an interview with the Nation.

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