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Afghan president announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban

0 Visits: 52 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 16:59:02
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani announced on Thursday a temporary ceasefire with Taliban until June 20, though it was not immediately clear if the armed group had agreed. In a televised address, Ghani said that fighting against other armed groups such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…

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Kenya's Odinga emerges as mediator for face-to-face talks between Kiir and Machar

0 Visits: 114 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 03:52:37
Kenya's Odinga emerges as mediator for face-to-face talks between Kiir and Machar

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Two Somali lawmakers killed in al-Shabaab ambush – army officer- Reuters

0 Visits: 95 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 03:47:20
Two Somali lawmakers killed in al-Shabaab ambush – army officer- Reuters

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Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings

0 Visits: 121 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 03:35:10
Argentina Cancels Israel Match After Messi Protests Over Palestinian Killings

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Two Somali Lawmakers Killed In Al-Shabaab Ambush

0 Visits: 105 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 02:23:44
Two Somali Lawmakers Killed In Al-Shabaab Ambush

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AMISOM lauded for effective implementation of community projects in Somalia

0 Visits: 68 | Wednesday June 06, 2018 - 20:00:54
A visiting delegation from the African Union (AU) headquarters left Somalia today, after a three-day assessment tour of AU funded community projects in the country. The team evaluated Quick Impact Projects in the capital Mogadishu and in Kismayo, the administrative capital of Jubbaland state, to assess…

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Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

0 Visits: 68 | Wednesday June 06, 2018 - 19:59:39
Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. It says it will accept the outcome of a 2002 border commission ruling, which awarded disputed territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea. This will end…

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Kenya: Five GSU officers killed in Liboi IED attack

0 Visits: 139 | Wednesday June 06, 2018 - 19:55:26
Five GSU officers have been killed in Liboi, Garissa County after their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device. Dadaab Deputy County Commissioner Harun Kamau said three others were critically injured in the attack on the security officers who were on patrol duty.

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Turkish Red Crescent to aid 10M people during Ramadan

0 Visits: 86 | Wednesday June 06, 2018 - 19:47:40
The head of the Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay) Kerem Kinik said the aid agency aimed to reach a total of 10 million people during the Holy month of Ramadan. Speaking to Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview, Kinik said Kizilay delivered aid and was operating in more than 35 countries. "We try…

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Somalia's stability is threatened by rivalry between Gulf states: Crisis Group

0 Visits: 78 | Wednesday June 06, 2018 - 03:56:05
Somalia's stability is threatened by rivalry between Gulf states: Crisis Group

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Ethiopia accepts Ethio-Eritrea boundary findings, border war expected to end

0 Visits: 155 | Wednesday June 06, 2018 - 03:50:40
Ethiopia accepts Ethio-Eritrea boundary findings, border war expected to end

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Somali leaders enter second day of talks at National Security Conference

0 Visits: 122 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 17:27:49
The 7th National Security Conference on Somalia between the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States and security personnel met for the second day in Baidoa, the capital in the southwestern Bay region. The high-level meeting was chaired by President Farmajo and Prime Minister Khaire. On…

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Yaya Toure says Pep Guardiola has 'problems with African players'

0 Visits: 154 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 17:26:49
Yaya Toure has accused Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of having "problems with African players," and questioned whether his limited playing time under the Catalan was because of his skin colour. Toure, who made just one start in his final Premier League season at the Etihad, said Guardiola…

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East African workers demand safer working conditions at Amazon's Eagan warehouse

0 Visits: 290 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 17:23:22
A group of East African workers at Amazon's warehouse in Eagan, Minn., demanded safer work conditions from the online retail behemoth Monday at a news conference outside the facility. The employees made claims of exhaustion, dehydration and injuries they said they suffered while doing work as individuals…

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Ethiopia's parliament approves government's move to end emergency rule

0 Visits: 70 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 17:06:23
Ethiopia's parliament approved on Tuesday the government's decision to lift a six-month state of emergency two months earlier than planned, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported. The government imposed emergency rule in February to clamp down on unrest sparked by a planned development…

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Somalia eyes December date for new constitution

0 Visits: 109 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 11:46:45
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo hopes to deliver a new constitution by the end of this year, but this could prove a major undertaking. Though the review timetable expects the new document to be ready by the end of 2019, President Farmajo, who came to power in February 2017 with a new constitution…

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Persian Gulf rivalries threaten to tear fragile Somalia apart, report warns

0 Visits: 107 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 11:45:27
For nearly 30 years, Somalia has been a weak, divided state threatening the stability of the Horn of Africa and the key international waterway leading to the Suez Canal. International actors, including the United States and the African Union, which has thousands of peacekeepers in the country to bolster…

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US kills nearly 50 suspected terrorists in quiet war in Somalia

0 Visits: 79 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 11:44:12
The U.S. military says it has killed 49 members of the militant group al Shabaab in three separate airstrikes over the past 12 days in Somalia. The latest strike was conducted Saturday southwest of Bosasso, Somalia, in which 27 suspected terrorists were killed, according to the U.S. Africa Command.

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Pentagon May Cut Commando Forces in Africa in Major Military Review

0 Visits: 94 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 11:42:52
A sweeping Pentagon review of elite United States commando missions is likely to result in a sharp cut — by as much as half over the next three years — in Special Operations forces in Africa, military officials said. Ordered by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in recent weeks, the assessment of Special…

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Kenya may never close Dadaab, but its threat has exposed system failures

0 Visits: 76 | Tuesday June 05, 2018 - 11:41:49
When Kenya announced it would close the Dadaab refugee camp in May 2016, the world reacted with shock and recriminations. Some pointed to its commitments as a signatory to conventions protecting refugees. Others argued that Kenya must not close the camp under any circumstances. Dadaab was opened in…

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