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What It's Like To Be Held Hostage By Somali Pirates For 2 1/2 Years

0 Visits: 145 | Wednesday July 25, 2018 - 19:48:31
Michael Scott Moore is a journalist who traveled to Somalia to write a book about the history of piracy in the horn of Africa. It did not go as planned. The title of his new book tells you what happened. It's called The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast. Moore's…

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Ankara Rules Out Compliance with US Sanctions on Iran

0 Visits: 140 | Wednesday July 25, 2018 - 19:47:28
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday ruled out his country's compliance with U.S. sanctions on Iran, a move that threatens to exacerbate tensions between the NATO allies. "We have told them we will not join these sanctions," said Cavusoglu, referring to a meeting last Friday…

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Ethiopia, Eritrean leaders accorded warm welcome in Abu Dhabi

0 Visits: 200 | Tuesday July 24, 2018 - 21:42:32
Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has affirmed that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, supports every effort aimed at achieving peace, security…

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Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland

0 Visits: 271 | Tuesday July 24, 2018 - 13:57:26
Aged just 16, Abdishakur Mohamed confidently presented his latest work to the Hargeisa book fair, an event that has transformed Somaliland's literary scene over the past decade.

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In Ethiopia, driver for news crew dies from injuries after attack

0 Visits: 272 | Tuesday July 24, 2018 - 13:56:40
Authorities in Ethiopia should investigate an attack on a news crew from the state-owned Dire Dawa Mass Media Agency that led to the death of the crew's driver, Suleiman Mahamed, and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Djibouti border dispute could roil Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal

0 Visits: 185 | Tuesday July 24, 2018 - 13:55:30
The decision by Ethiopia and Eritrea to abandon war paths for peace and re-establish diplomatic and economic links has gotten everyone's praise.

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Ethiopia, Eritrea set to play first match in two decades

0 Visits: 103 | Tuesday July 24, 2018 - 13:54:47
Ethiopia are set to play Eritrea in a friendly soccer match, the state-affiliated Fana news agency reported on Monday, weeks after a dramatic end to a 20-year old war between the two east African states.

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Top UN court rules UAE blockade violated Qataris' rights

0 Visits: 1637 | Tuesday July 24, 2018 - 06:30:08
International Court of Justice rules in discrimination case brought by Doha against the United Arab Emirates.

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35 Ethiopians charged with illegal stay in Wajir

0 Visits: 77 | Tuesday July 24, 2018 - 00:02:10
Thirty-five Ethiopian nationals have been charged with being in Kenya illegally. The illegal immigrants, who were arrested on Friday at Buna trading centre, were presented at the Wajir Law Courts on Monday.

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Al-Shabab claims killing 27 soldiers in southern Somalia

0 Visits: 247 | Monday July 23, 2018 - 14:24:45
Al-Shabab claims killing 27 soldiers in southern Somalia

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Alshabaab Cuts Off Hand Of Somali Man For "Stealing"

0 Visits: 190 | Monday July 23, 2018 - 01:44:27
Alshabaab Cuts Off Hand Of Somali Man For "Stealing

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ISIS Suspect Arraigned In Mogadishu Court

0 Visits: 225 | Monday July 23, 2018 - 01:41:08
ISIS Suspect Arraigned In Mogadishu Court

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Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help

0 Visits: 140 | Monday July 23, 2018 - 01:16:02
Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help

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Author tells of kidnapping by pirates he'd gone to interview

0 Visits: 94 | Monday July 23, 2018 - 00:12:16
Michael Scott Moore is walking a bit gingerly these days, but it has nothing to do with the 2½ years he spent imprisoned by Somali pirates, the beatings he suffered, his time spent in chains or the lousy food that caused him to lose 40 pounds. "I got thumped by a wave surfing off Manhattan Beach…

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Don't mediate rape cases, Wajir woman rep tells chiefs

0 Visits: 175 | Sunday July 22, 2018 - 23:49:12
Wajir County woman representative Fatuma Gedi has cautioned chiefs against mediating in cases of sexual violence meted on schoolgoing girls. Speaking at Griftu Primary School, Ms Gedi said that all the perpetrators of sexual violence should be subjected to the law.

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Somali forces nab suspects after Mogadishu car blast

0 Visits: 198 | Sunday July 22, 2018 - 15:50:45
Somali security forces on Saturday rounded up several suspects following the car bombing in Mogadishu in which one security official was killed and three others injured.

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Trump Administration Will Keep Protected Status for Somalis

0 Visits: 215 | Sunday July 22, 2018 - 04:34:21
Trump Administration Will Keep Protected Status for Somalis

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US Designates Kenya's Al- Hijra As A Terrorist Group

0 Visits: 174 | Sunday July 22, 2018 - 04:31:06
US Designates Kenya's Al- Hijra As A Terrorist Group

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Irish behind new campaign against FGM in Somalia

0 Visits: 338 | Sunday July 22, 2018 - 00:56:59
A campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia involving Irish people is hopeful of winning a strong endorsement this weekend from religious leaders in Mogadishu. As organisers were putting the final touches to the campaign, its urgency was underlined by reports emerging this week that…

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Eritrea Names First Ambassador to Ethiopia in Two Decades

0 Visits: 126 | Saturday July 21, 2018 - 17:59:24
Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the two countries pushed on with a surprise rapprochement. The development was part of a head-snapping series of diplomatic moves between the two nations, after they formally declared…

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