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African leaders unveil a statue of Ethiopia's last emperor

0 Visits: 393 | Tuesday February 12, 2019 - 02:27:16
Waagacusub.com- A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday. The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body's offices in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana's first leader, Kwame…

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Somalia Women football boss flees the country after unearthing graft in the local football association

0 Visits: 459 | Tuesday February 12, 2019 - 02:23:35
Waagacusub.com- The Head of the women football in Somalia now says her life is in danger after reporting the local football Association to FIFA for embezzling funds, prompting her to flee Mogadishu. She wants FIFA to expedite investigations and take actions against the officials whom she says were an…

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Somalia: President Farmaajo does not comprehend why his government has failed

0 Visits: 507 | Monday February 11, 2019 - 21:31:15
Waagacusub.com- On Puntland President Saciid Abdullahi Deni's inauguration day, January 26, 2019, most of the Somali politicians there and many other people expected the event would accomplish its inaugural purpose but also unite Somali politicians, since both opposition parties and the president…

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President Farmajo let down Somalis. Let's not allow him to surrender the country to Ethiopia.

0 Visits: 663 | Saturday February 09, 2019 - 14:48:14
Waagacusub.com- Somalia is lucky to have survived decades of chaos and lawlessness. But it may soon run out of that luck if Somalis don't stop President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo", who is adopting and implementing policies that are detrimental to the nation's existence, in his…

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Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) officially disarmed

0 Visits: 402 | Saturday February 09, 2019 - 14:37:56
Waagacusub.com- Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) combatants officially disarmed today in a ceremony organized in the Somali region capital, Jijiga. The regional government has committed itself to integrate ONLF combatants to the region's security structure. ONLF has handed over about 1,740…

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Garissa elders endorse the re-election of Jubaland President Madobe

0 Visits: 399 | Saturday February 09, 2019 - 14:35:55
Waagacusub.com- As Somalia's Jubaland State prepares to hold elections in August this year, Garissa County elders have endorsed the re-election of President Ahmed Madobe over improved security at the border between the two regions. The elders who had a meeting discussion at a hotel in Garissa yesterday…

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Somali Petroleum ministry accused of Illegal bid to sell oil blocks.

0 Visits: 435 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 02:53:18
Waagacusub.com- Somalia's petroleum ministry is being accused of attempting to illegally auction off the country's oil blocks, the upper house of parliament has noted. The petroleum minister, Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, who denies that any bidding will take place is due to attend an event in London…

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St. Paul has its first Somali-American City Council member

0 Visits: 442 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 02:47:45
Waagacusub.com- St. Paul's first Somali-American City Council member was sworn in at City Hall Wednesday, in a ceremony that began with a prayer and ended with two standing ovations. Kassim Busuri, 32, will represent the city's Sixth Ward, filling the seat that longtime Council Member Dan Bostrom…

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Taliban to Meet Afghan Politicians (but Not Ghani) in Moscow

0 Visits: 422 | Sunday February 03, 2019 - 13:50:23
Waagacusub.com- The Taliban are expected to meet with Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow in the coming days, a development that could further undermine the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which has found itself excluded from the talks seeking an end to the 17-year war. Even as the insurgents…

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 13 Al-Shabaab militants

0 Visits: 396 | Sunday February 03, 2019 - 13:47:41
Waagacusub.com- The United States military says it has killed 13 members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike 30 miles (48 kilometres) outside Somalia's capital. U.S. Africa Command statement says Friday's strike occurred near Gandarshe in Lower Shabelle region. The statement says…

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Five people killed in an explosion in Baardheere of Gedo region

0 Visits: 460 | Saturday February 02, 2019 - 17:53:44
Waagacusub.com- Reports from Baardhere town of Gedo region indicate that there was an explosion used in a vehicle packed with explosives. Ethiopian troops in the town were reported to have stopped a NOAH vehicle at an entry control of the town, reports said. An eye witness told Goobjoog News that one…

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Looking for friends, Sudan's Bashir reopens Eritrea border

0 Visits: 510 | Friday February 01, 2019 - 17:56:01
Waagacusub.com- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, apparently searching for regional friends amid weeks of protests against his 30-year rule, announced on Thursday he was reopening the border with neighboring Eritrea, shut for a year. Sudanese security forces used tear gas to disperse protests in…

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Al-Shabab scales up attacks against ISIS in the northeastern Somalia

0 Visits: 328 | Friday February 01, 2019 - 17:49:53
Waagacusub.com- The al-Shabab militant group has scaled up its attacks against pro-Islamic State fighters in the northeastern mountainous Somali region of Bari, experts say. Intelligence and security officials say al-Shabab has seized two locations from pro-IS militants this week. One of the two areas…

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Death toll at 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

0 Visits: 411 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 13:13:57
Waagacusub.com- The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, with perhaps 130 more still missing. Two vessels carrying migrants departed from Godaria on the Horn of Africa nation's northeast coast on Tuesday morning but sank in heavy seas…

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UK announces new ambassador to Somalia

0 Visits: 414 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 13:10:49
Waagacusub.com- The UK government has announced a new ambassador to Somalia to replace the outgoing envoy David Concar. Benjamin James Fender who until his appointment served as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office head of security Policy Department will replace Concar who assumed the position in 2016.

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Qatar thrash UAE to reach Asian Cup football final

0 Visits: 1798 | Wednesday January 30, 2019 - 07:11:35
Qatar to face Japan in the final after beating hosts in front of a hostile crowd in Abu Dhabi. Qatar beat hosts United Arab Emirates 4-0 to reach the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The win, coming in front of a hostile Abu Dhabi crowd, sealed Qatar's progress to the title match for the first time…

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Two killed, five injured in car bomb attack in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 433 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 14:23:08
Waagacusub.com- At least two people were killed and five others sustained injuries in a car bomb explosion near the former parliament building in down-town Mogadishu. Eyewitnesses said the car blew up at a junction when police manning the roadblock attempted to stop the car. It burst killing two people…

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Abdullahi Mohamed elected MP in controversial Baidoa poll

0 Visits: 450 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 03:14:59
Waagacusub.com- Abdullahi Sheikh Mohamed has been elected MP in a by-election in Baidoa in a controversial vote that saw his opponents boycott the poll even as delegates cast their votes for the other two candidates in absentia. Only Mohamed was present during the exercise as the three other candidates…

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U.S. Developing Supply Route from Djibouti to Somalia

0 Visits: 639 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 03:09:11
Waagacusub.com- The U.S. Defense Department is in the early stages of a project to develop land-based supply routes from the main American military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, to other U.S. camps across the eastern part of the continent, according to contractors involved with the project…

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EU and IGAD countries expressed support for the reform agenda of the Federal Government of Somalia

0 Visits: 2162 | Sunday January 27, 2019 - 10:22:50
The EU and IGAD countries expressed support for the reform agenda of the Federal Government of Somalia and underlined the need for concrete implementation of the political, security and economic reforms critical for Somalia's stability. In this context, it is essential that the Federal Government…

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