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Legendary Somali vocalist Sahra Ahmed Jama passes away in Hargeisa

0 Visits: 452 | Wednesday April 04, 2018 - 19:55:42
Legendary Somali singer Sahra Ahmed Jama has passed away in Hargeisa after a bout with an undisclosed illness, according to her family and the Somali government.

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Ethiopia's new Prime Minister pledges reforms to end violence

0 Visits: 254 | Wednesday April 04, 2018 - 05:28:21
ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiye Ahmed, promised on Monday to push through democratic reforms in an effort to end three years of unrest that first erupted in the province of Oromiya from where he hails.

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Somalia speaker of parliament refuses to resign amid political crisis

0 Visits: 228 | Wednesday April 04, 2018 - 05:27:23
"They are asking me to resign, but I am not going to resign, I do not work for them," the words of a defiant Mohamed Osman Jawari, Somalia's Speaker of Parliament.

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Kenyan Forces Are Allowing Money to Flow to a Terrorist Group in Somalia

0 Visits: 186 | Wednesday April 04, 2018 - 05:26:34
The Kenyan Defense Forces have been deployed in Somalia conducting counterterror operations since 2011.Yet a recent United Nations (U.N.) report accuses the Kenyans of continuing its years-long practice of enabling the trade of charcoal in Somalia—a trade banned by the U.N. in 2012 because it profits…

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Jawari accuses President Farmajo of fueling the political tensions

0 Visits: 220 | Wednesday April 04, 2018 - 05:25:44
Lower House Speaker, Mohamed Osman Jawari on Tuesday accused President Mohamed Farmaajo of rubbing salt into his wound barely four days after a presidential intervention put off a session to debate on the no-confidence motion against Jawari.

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AMISOM troops successfully repulse Al Shabaab attacks on AMISOM bases in the Lower Shabelle region

0 Visits: 119 | Tuesday April 03, 2018 - 16:08:53
AMISOM troops successfully repulse Al Shabaab attacks on AMISOM bases in the Lower Shabelle region

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Refugees in Indonesia selling sex to survive

0 Visits: 470 | Monday April 02, 2018 - 13:41:56
Homeless mother-of-three, Nimo, fled to Indonesia from Somalia after Islamists killed her family, but with prostitution as the only way to survive, she tearily says her life in Jakarta is "much harder" than her war-torn homeland.

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Erdogan calls Netanyahu 'terrorist', Israel 'terrorist state'

0 Visits: 258 | Monday April 02, 2018 - 13:40:19
Turkish president's comments follow condemnation of Israeli army's killing of 17 Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

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Shabab says it killed Ugandan peacekeepers in Somalia

0 Visits: 187 | Monday April 02, 2018 - 13:39:24
NAIROBI, Kenya — Islamist militants in Somalia carried out multiple coordinated attacks against African Union peacekeeping forces on Sunday, and claimed to have killed at least 59 Ugandan soldiers.

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Bahrain strikes its biggest oil field, dwarfing current reserves

0 Visits: 213 | Monday April 02, 2018 - 13:38:50
The "highly significant" oil and deep gas resource is thought to dwarf the Gulf kingdom's current reserves, according to an official announcement on Sunday. It is located in the Khaleej al-Bahrain basin, located off the country's west coast.

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Extremists kill 4 African Union soldiers in southern Somalia

0 Visits: 122 | Monday April 02, 2018 - 13:38:13
Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremists on Sunday launched an attack on a base for African Union troops in country's south, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, said Ugandan army spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire.

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Somalia: Confidential Brief - Scenarios open for President Farmaajo following the political infighting crippling his administration

0 Visits: 1449 | Monday April 02, 2018 - 08:55:29
Scenario 1: Farmaajo and his PM agree with Speaker Jawaari to follow the Rules and Procedures of the House of the People (HoP) and allow for a secret ballot on the motion of no confidence against Jawaari. Farmaajo and his PM need 184 votes to oust Jawaari, irrespective of how many MPs show up.

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Push for refugees to get jobs, education

0 Visits: 178 | Sunday April 01, 2018 - 19:11:49
Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Yemen — the five countries hosting Somali refugees — have been asked to speed up legislation to allow free movement, education and employment for the refugees.

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Al-Shabaab kills two district officials in Mogadishu hours after AU attack

0 Visits: 186 | Sunday April 01, 2018 - 19:11:00
Al-Shabaab militants in Mogadishu have killed two district officials on Sunday evening, hours after a major assault on an AMISOM base in southern Somalia, according to a statement on Al-Shabaab affiliated media outlets.

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Mauritania jails slave owner for 20 years in harshest ruling

0 Visits: 244 | Sunday April 01, 2018 - 19:10:14
Two slave owners in Mauritania face 10 and 20 years in prison after a court handed down the country's harshest anti-slavery ruling yet, activists said on Friday.

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Over 100 Al-Shabaab Militants killed Hiiraan region, military official says

0 Visits: 150 | Sunday April 01, 2018 - 19:09:21
Over 100 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed and dozens of training camps were destroyed in operations conducted by Somali Army in Hiiraan region since mid-March, a military official said on Saturday.

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Boxing: Anthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker at WBO heavyweight bout

0 Visits: 320 | Sunday April 01, 2018 - 19:08:43
Anthony Joshua is one step closer to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion. He just needs one more belt to take the title, but he will have to take on the self-described "baddest man in the world."

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Puntland Police on Alert as Somalia Terror Threat Moves North

0 Visits: 274 | Saturday March 31, 2018 - 00:03:44
A checkpoint in the desert of northern Somalia is the first line of defense against Al-Shabab and Islamic State from reaching the port city of Bossaso, the economic hub of the semi-autonomous Puntland state.

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Speaker Mudey: The impeachment motion still stands

0 Visits: 267 | Saturday March 31, 2018 - 00:03:01
The first Deputy Chairman of the House of the People, Mr. Abdiweli Ibrahim Mudey, last night spoke to the press again about the status of the motion against Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari.

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Ilhan Omar documentary among Minnesota projects headed to New York's Tribeca Film Festival

0 Visits: 354 | Saturday March 31, 2018 - 00:02:05
Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival will have more than a touch of Minnesota this year. Two projects shot largely in the state will be part of the event that runs from April 18-29 in New York City.

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