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UN urges Somalis to seek homegrown solutions to problems

0 Visits: 151 | Wednesday October 31, 2018 - 02:03:05
Waagacusub.com- The United Nations senior envoy in Somalia has called on Somalis to pursue homegrown solutions to their problems amid tensions between the federal and regional state governments. Nicholas Haysom, Secretary-General's Special Representative to Somalia, who made his first regional visit…

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Kenya Airways makes maiden direct flight to the US

0 Visits: 310 | Tuesday October 30, 2018 - 02:19:18
Waagacusub.com- took to the sky last night on its maiden flight direct to New York marking a historic feat for the East African country which has for close to a decade been fighting to secure clearance by US aviation authorities. President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner carrying…

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Traffic accident leads to mass illicit arms seizure in northern Ethiopia

0 Visits: 243 | Tuesday October 30, 2018 - 02:15:44
Waagacusub.com- A traffic accident in Ethiopia's northern Amhara regional state has led to the seizure of a huge number of illicit arms, local media reported on Monday. A fuel tanker truck originating in neighboring Sudan and travelling in northern Ethiopia, overturned while trying to avoid hitting…

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Kenyan central bank sells dollars after shilling weakens

0 Visits: 150 | Tuesday October 30, 2018 - 02:11:00
Waagacusub.com- Kenya's central bank sold dollars on Monday after the shilling weakened due to demand from the energy and manufacturing sector amid negative market sentiment to recent IMF comments on the shilling, traders said.

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Somalia approves 340 mln USD budget for 2019

0 Visits: 137 | Tuesday October 30, 2018 - 02:05:25
Waagacusub.com- Somalia's cabinet on Monday approved a budget of 340 million U.S. dollars for the 2018/2019 financial year which is 65 million dollars more than the previous fiscal year. Finance minister Abdirahman Duale Beyle said the cabinet, which is chaired by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire,…

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Commentary: What's different about the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

0 Visits: 145 | Tuesday October 30, 2018 - 01:57:48
Waagacusub.com- On Saturday, the United States awoke to the horrifying news of a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh during Sabbath services. Robert Bowers, armed with an assault rifle and three handguns, charged into the sanctuary of the Tree of Life temple, yelling "all Jews must die" before…

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Police hunt for killers of Somali reporter

0 Visits: 202 | Monday October 29, 2018 - 15:48:56
Waagacusub.com- Police in Somalia are hunting for the gunmen who shot dead a local journalist, Mr Abdullahi Mohamed Hashi, on the outskirts of Mogadishu late on Saturday.

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Pakistan's president says country won't establish ties with Israel

0 Visits: 151 | Monday October 29, 2018 - 14:59:23
Waagacusub.com- ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's President Arif Alvi said Sunday that the country will not establishing ties with Israel and that it supports the Palestinians because the Gaza Strip has also faced "unprecedented atrocities" like Kashmir.

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UN, AU step in as political tensions escalate in Somalia

0 Visits: 155 | Monday October 29, 2018 - 02:06:04
Waagacusub.com- UN and AU chiefs in Mogadishu have weighed in on the ongoing political crisis in the country with planned visits to the federal states amidst an escalating political row that last week saw state leaders announce the formation of a parallel army as relations with Mogadishu took a nosedive.…

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EXCLUSIVE: Turkey skipped OIC meeting in Mogadishu over Somalia's stance in Khashoggi crisis

0 Visits: 198 | Monday October 29, 2018 - 02:00:23
Waagacusub.com- Turkey cancelled its attendance to the OIC ministerial meeting in Mogadishu which took place Saturday following the decision by Somalia to side with Saudi Arabia following the gruesome murder of Washing Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Goobjoog News can authoritatively reveal.

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Somalia and DR Congo's get support of Blockchain consortium in Africa

0 Visits: 152 | Sunday October 28, 2018 - 17:48:53
Waagacusub.com- A consortium of international bankers, Papersoft Africa, and Digital Transformation company iVEDiX have teamed up to launch a transformative blockchain and digital currency initiative with exclusive contracts in place to roll out a secure cashless financial transactional system running…

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Saudi FM says global outcry over Khashoggi 'hysterical'

0 Visits: 141 | Sunday October 28, 2018 - 17:45:20
Waagacusub.com- Saudi Arabia's top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become "hysterical" as he urged the public to wait for the results of an investigation before ascribing blame to the kingdom's…

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Somalia says al-Shabab official killed; follows US airstrike

0 Visits: 166 | Sunday October 28, 2018 - 01:30:13
Waagacusub.com- Somalia's national security agency says a senior official with the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed, a day after the U.S. military announced an airstrike against al-Shabab in the same area.

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Four dead as fierce fighting rages Kismayo town

0 Visits: 163 | Sunday October 28, 2018 - 01:28:01
Waagacusub.com- Heavy fighting has broken out between security forces and clan militias in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo town, officials say in a new escalation of fighting late on on Saturday.

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Mandera aims to build 2000 houses in 4 years

0 Visits: 191 | Saturday October 27, 2018 - 19:03:51
Waagacusub.com- Mandera county has rolled out a housing programme to put up 2000 houses for the most vulnerable, governor Ali Roba has said.

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Qalbi-Dhagax: A Somali National Conscience

0 Visits: 207 | Saturday October 27, 2018 - 03:28:54
Waagacusub.com- Colonized nations need two factors to navigate through the maze of conquest and conflicts and still survive; national myth and a collective conscience of what is good and bad about their country. Often these factors are exhibited through literature, historical happenings, and personalities…

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Somalia to host OIC summit in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 164 | Saturday October 27, 2018 - 03:24:45
Waagacusub.com- The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a ministerial meeting of the OIC contact group on 27 October 201 in Somali capital Mogadishu.

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Key al-Shabaab commander killed, says AU force

0 Visits: 123 | Saturday October 27, 2018 - 03:21:24
Waagacusub.com- The African Union force in Somalia says it has killed a "chief finance controller" for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group. The AU force in a series of tweets on Thursday says the commander, the head of tax collection in Lower Shabelle region, was killed after an ambush…

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Israel's Netanyahu meets Sultan Qaboos in surprise Oman trip

0 Visits: 231 | Saturday October 27, 2018 - 03:14:08
Waagacusub.com- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made an unannounced trip to Oman, according to his office, in an apparent sign of warming ties between the two countries. Netanyahu and his wife Sara were joined by Mossad intelligence chief Yossi Cohen, who has reportedly been responsible…

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Mexico offers plan to keep U.S.-bound migrants in Mexico

0 Visits: 117 | Saturday October 27, 2018 - 03:09:50
Waagacusub.com- Mexico on Friday offered temporary identification papers and jobs to migrants who register for asylum in the country, stepping up efforts to halt the advance of a U.S.-bound Central American caravan that has angered Washington.

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