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Documentary on Africa fosters deeper cross-cultural understanding

0 Visits: 482 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:07:31
She was not trained as a director. She has no stars in her crew, or even people with acting experiences. However, her documentary has become a big hit, especially with audiences in China and Africa.

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Families plead for update on Somali deportation case at impromptu town hall

0 Visits: 403 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:06:26
As his friends and family were meeting for an emergency town hall back in Minneapolis to plead for an update on his pending court case, Fuad Dhuuh called his wife from an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention center in Miami--and the news wasn't good.

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UK "disappointed" with Ethiopia's martial law decision

0 Visits: 345 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:05:48
The United Kingdom said on Tuesday it's disappointed with the decision of Ethiopian government to impose martial law to combat sporadic protests and rising ethnic conflicts.

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KENYA: State takes 40 Kilifi Shabaab returnees for rehabilitation

0 Visits: 437 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:14:58
Some 40 Al-Shabaab returnees in Kilifi County have been taken to various rehabilitation centres in Mombasa, the government says.

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Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia

0 Visits: 608 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:13:31
Turkish TV series attracts Somali cinema audiences as Ankara's soft power spreads across the Horn of Africa country.

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Outspoken traditional elder dies in Mogadishu

1 Visits: 524 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:12:54
An outspoken and prominent traditional elder has passed away in a Mogadishu hospital late Monday night.

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Ethiopia crisis needs reforms not emergency rule - E.U. warns govt

0 Visits: 396 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:12:21
The European Union (E.U.) has cautioned Ethiopian government over the decision to impose a state of emergency on the heels of promised political reforms.

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Shabaab terrorist rented room next to city police base

0 Visits: 436 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:11:34
Security officers in Nairobi were Monday evening piecing together details of a plot to bomb the city, and cordoned off a room in a prime city hotel where the would-be terrorists booked a room since the Friday of February 9 this year.

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UN agency warns of poor rains in eastern Kenya

0 Visits: 436 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:10:56
A United Nations long-range weather forecast for the Horn of Africa foresees no end to drought in eastern Kenya.

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Somalia traders show off their products at the Gulfood Fair

0 Visits: 601 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:35:54
The 23rd annual Gulfood Fair has officially been opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This year's expo is featuring over 40 Somali companies displaying their products.

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What Kenya has to show for sending troops into Somalia seven years ago

0 Visits: 601 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:34:09
On 16 October 2011, Kenyan troops crossed the border into Somalia. The official reason was that Kenya's national security was threatened by the Somalia-based Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab.

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Rahema Ibrahim sent back to prison after 13 years on the run

0 Visits: 584 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:33:27
A convicted armed robber on day release from jail went to see her mum before fleeing to Rotterdam - and remained at large for 13 years.

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Egypt accepts delay of Ethiopia dam meeting as protests rage

0 Visits: 467 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:32:55
Egypt's Foreign Ministry says it accepts Ethiopia's request to delay a meeting about a dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River, after Addis Ababa declared a state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in decades.

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Somalia vows to fight against individuals selling relief food

0 Visits: 385 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:32:17
Somalia has vowed to take legal action against officials who steal food aid intended for starving people in the drought areas.

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This Somali Culture Zine Looks Amazing

0 Visits: 425 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:31:35
Safy Hallan Farah's '1991' zine will feature beautiful images and writing culled from the brightest young minds across the Somali diaspora.

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UN agency launches MigApp to protect African migrants

0 Visits: 422 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:30:57
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has rolled out the MigApp which is a mobile app with the goal of securing the movements of migrants from East Africa and the Horn of Africa.

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Bakara Market traders suspend business over new government tax

0 Visits: 377 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 14:30:22
Businesses in Somalia's largest open-air market, Bakara have boycotted trade over the introduction of a 5% sales tax on all goods sold and services rendered. The traders have vowed to keep the market closed until the government eliminates the tax altogether.

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Zuma, Ethiopia PM resignations good sign of change coming to Kenya - Kalonzo

0 Visits: 554 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 13:44:39
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has hailed the resignation of former South African president Jacob Zuma saying it is a sign of change coming to Kenya.

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Somali Migrants Returning From Libya Tell of Abuse, Horror

0 Visits: 515 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 13:42:20
It was an emotional moment for the nearly dozen Somali migrants who were repatriated to Mogadishu from Libya on Saturday.

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Turkey's outreach hints at Ottoman revival

0 Visits: 545 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 13:40:55
Ankara's growing deployments and initiatives in the Middle East and Africa are cheered and feared in near equal measure

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