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Somalia seeks to develop inclusive security plan to curb extremism

0 Visits: 213 | Saturday March 31, 2018 - 00:01:20
The Somali government has kicked off a series of meeting aimed at developing an inclusive National Action Plan to prevent and counter violent extremism in the Horn of Africa country.

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FBI informant testifies in Garden City bomb plot trial

0 Visits: 148 | Saturday March 31, 2018 - 00:00:36
A key witness in the trial involving three Kansas men accused of planning an attack on Somali immigrants testified Thursday that the group was actively recruiting people to help carry out the alleged plot.

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Pro-Jawari MPs say motion against speaker failed to meet its issued ultimatum

0 Visits: 245 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 21:03:40
Dozens of MPs on Tuesday night declared the controversial motion against Lower House Speaker, Mohamed Osman Jawari unconstitutional as the time set for its submission has passed.

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2020 Census Will Ask Black People About Their Exact Origins

0 Visits: 377 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 21:02:45
For the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau is changing how it will ask black people to designate their race. Under the check box for "Black or African American," the bureau is adding a new space on the census questionnaire for participants to write in their non-Hispanic origins, according to…

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Kenya: Stop Arbitrary Detention of Lawyer at Airport

0 Visits: 212 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 21:02:05
Update: On the night of March 29, Kenyan authorities again deported Miguna, this time to Dubai.

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No offer from Djibouti to buy stake in container terminal, says DP World

0 Visits: 328 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 21:01:24
Ports operator DP World has said that no offer has come from the government of Djibouti to buys its 33 percent stake in the country's Doraleh Container Terminal.

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Amanda Lindhout says abuse she suffered during Somalia kidnapping filled her with pain, self-hatred

0 Visits: 239 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 21:00:37
OTTAWA — A tearful Amanda Lindhout says she has crippling flashbacks and sometimes wakes up screaming due to her kidnapping ordeal in Somalia.

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South Africa Is Sending Someone To Prison For Being Racist

0 Visits: 199 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 20:59:56
The woman, the first to be sentenced under South African laws criminalizing racist language, called two police officers "kaffirs," a highly offensive term for black South Africans.

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Minneapolis FBI agent charged with leaking classified information to reporter

0 Visits: 159 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 20:59:18
A Minneapolis FBI agent who started his career with the agency as an intern in 2000 has been charged with leaking classified information to the news website The Intercept.

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Abiy Ahmed elected as chairman of Ethiopia's ruling coalition

0 Visits: 361 | Wednesday March 28, 2018 - 21:32:41
EPRDF picks Abiy Ahmed as its chairman, paving the way for the Oromo leader to become Ethiopia's prime minister.

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Somalia calls for UN action against UAE base in Berbera

0 Visits: 220 | Wednesday March 28, 2018 - 21:30:17
Somalia's ambassador to the UN says UAE's actions in Somaliland 'violate international law'.

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Sudan, Qatar ink $4 billion deal to develop Suakin seaport

0 Visits: 308 | Wednesday March 28, 2018 - 21:29:40
Sudan and Qatar on Monday signed a $4-billion agreement to develop the former Ottoman port city of Suakin in northeastern Sudan.

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Agriculture Remains Key to Somalia's Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

0 Visits: 144 | Wednesday March 28, 2018 - 21:29:02
he World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released today a new joint report titled, Rebuilding Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Somalia, outlining the challenges and opportunities for Somalia's agriculture sector.

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UN expects sharp rise in Somalis seeking to leave Dadaab

0 Visits: 133 | Wednesday March 28, 2018 - 21:28:10
The United Nations refugee agency predicts that many more Somalis in the Dadaab camps will seek repatriation to their homeland in the coming months.

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Bardera vegetable glut brings relief to households and pain to small farmers

0 Visits: 192 | Wednesday March 28, 2018 - 21:27:36
A bumper harvest of vegetables in Bardera, in southern Somalia's Gedo region, has brought relief to local households on one hand but at the same time great losses to small-scale farmers, who had not planned around a fall in food prices.

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Djibouti plans new container terminal to bolster transport hub aspirations

0 Visits: 133 | Wednesday March 28, 2018 - 21:27:07
ABIDJAN - Djibouti is in talks with French shipping company CMA CGM to develop a new container terminal at an initial cost of $660 million (£465.9 million) as part of the tiny African country's bid to expand into a sea and air transport hub for the continent.

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Bangladesh: Missing Somali students surrender to Dhaka police

1 Visits: 343 | Tuesday March 27, 2018 - 22:19:41
These students told the police that they went into hiding after not being able to pay their tuition fees

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5 Somali Artists And Writers On How Surveillance Culture Shapes Their Work

0 Visits: 170 | Tuesday March 27, 2018 - 22:18:40
"Representation is a form of surveillance." These words—said by Martine Syms to Doreen St. Felix in a profile in The New Yorker—have stuck with me for some time because of how apt they are—especially for Somali women, who create on the fringes of both Muslim and black cultural production.…

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Ethiopia re-arrests recently freed politicians, journalists

0 Visits: 133 | Tuesday March 27, 2018 - 22:18:01
Ethiopian security forces have re-arrested a number of recently freed politicians and journalists as they gathered for a social event outside the capital, Addis Ababa, with family and friends, a lawyer said Monday.

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Djibouti the latest to fall victim to China's 'debt trap diplomacy'

0 Visits: 199 | Tuesday March 27, 2018 - 22:16:36
The US has nothing to fear – that's the message broadcast loud and clear by Djibouti's government after its annexation of a key container port in Djibouti City last month.

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