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Al Shabaab 'training village elders to fight'

0 Visits: 57 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:03:43
Al-Shabaab militants have been training clan elders in southern Somalia on how to use guns to shoot accurately, in the latest attempt by the jihadists to win the hearts of residents, media outlets affiliated by the group have reported.

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President Farmajo's first year in office

0 Visits: 132 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:09:11
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo rode into victory February 8 last year to become Somalia's 9th President following a hotly contested poll pitting among others incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and former President Ahmed Sheikh Sharif.

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In Somalia—or Afghanistan—Can Insurgent Defections Change a War's Course?

0 Visits: 175 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:08:18
An al-Shabaab defection raised hopes in Mogadishu, but violence, and lessons from another conflict, suggest little has changed

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Somali government honours former AMISOM force commander

0 Visits: 120 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:07:37
The Somali government on Wednesday feted the former force commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Osman Noor Soubagleh for his contribution in the in the ongoing process to stabilize Somalia.

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Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt renew commitment to cooperate over GERD

0 Visits: 114 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:06:34
The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have agreed to continue their cooperation in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (GERD) following a meeting at the end of January.

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Ethiopia's inflation eases to 13.4 pct y/y in January

0 Visits: 84 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:05:50
Ethiopia's year-on-year inflation rate edged down to 13.4 percent in January, the statistics agency said on its website.

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Kenya among top countries abetting FGM in hospitals

0 Visits: 85 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:05:04
A section of Kenyan doctors have put Kenya on the global map for the wrong reasons after it was ranked third among countries that mutilate girls in hospitals.

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Somaliland minister seeks energy investment from UAE

0 Visits: 98 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:04:05
Minister: region is ripe for investment as new government aims to rebuild infrastructure destroyed during years of war

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Turkey okays extended force deployment in Gulf of Aden

0 Visits: 68 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:03:23
Parliament ratifies motion extending authorization of deployment through Feb. 10, 2019

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For the love of the game: The girls who are defying Al-Shabab to play basketball

0 Visits: 75 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:00:06
In the U.S., "March Madness" basketball season is approaching. But in Sharjah, Somali women basketball players are making our own basketball history by competing in the 4th Arab Women Sports Tournament in Dubai.

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Somaliland Fatwa Forbids FGM

0 Visits: 102 | Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 16:08:48
Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have issued a religious fatwa banning the practice of female genital mutilation and vowed to punish violators.

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UN: ISIS Still Active in Iraq, Syria, Qaeda Greatest Threat in Somalia, Yemen

0 Visits: 97 | Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 16:08:04
A United Nations report revealed on Tuesday that ISIS is still active through cells in several cities in Iraq and Syria that were under its control.

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African Migrants Speak Out Against Israeli Deportation Orders

0 Visits: 87 | Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 16:07:14
Israel has begun issuing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants.

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Surfing and yoga on the beach is helping heal victims of Somalia's war

0 Visits: 95 | Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 16:06:27
Somalia has the longest coastline in mainland Africa, stretching more than 3,000 kilometers (1880 miles) across the Horn.

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British Officials Condemn Trump Remarks on UK Health Care

0 Visits: 72 | Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 16:05:43
British officials reacted angrily Monday to President Donald Trump's stark criticism of the U.K. health care system, which he said was breaking down.

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Draft DHS Report Called for Long-Term Surveillance of Sunni Muslim Immigrants

0 Visits: 120 | Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 16:03:01
Department of Homeland Security draft report from late January called on authorities to continuously vet Sunni Muslim immigrants deemed to have "at-risk" demographic profiles.

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BREAKING: Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf named president of the ICJ

0 Visits: 89 | Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 16:01:25
The International Court of Justice has elected a new President on Tuesday. H.E. Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, the former Vice-President of the ICJ has just been promoted to the court's top job after a vote decided by a secret ballot.

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Mogadishu truck bomber sentenced to death

0 Visits: 151 | Tuesday February 06, 2018 - 18:34:31
Somalia's military court has sentenced a man to death for his role in the country's deadliest bombing last year, in which at least 500 were killed.

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Ministry of Telecom organizing conference for Djiboutian, Somali telecom operators

0 Visits: 94 | Tuesday February 06, 2018 - 18:33:32
Somalia's minister for post, telecom and technology after meeting with his counterpart in Djibouti said his Ministry is organizing in Mogadishu a conference for the telecom operators of Somalia, Djibouti Telecom/Government in late March to discuss collaboration in the Djibouti African Regional Express…

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President Farmajo opens the 6th National Security Council meeting

0 Visits: 97 | Tuesday February 06, 2018 - 18:32:13
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has formally opened the 6th National Security Council Meeting in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

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