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For Uganda and Ethiopia, it's $200m less in US aid

0 Visits: 1888 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 13:06:34
In February, Finance Minister Philip Mpango sounded the alarm over missed targets for the 2016/17 budget, revealing that the government had only met 37 per cent of the development budget by then.

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The Best of Frenemies: In Minneapolis' Ward 6, Abdi Warsame and Mohamud Noor find themselves as rivals, once again

0 Visits: 354 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 13:04:03
To understand the gist of the Ward 6 city council campaign, it's important to understand the ever-changing political relationship between Warsame and Noor.

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Somali Public Works Minister Seen as 'Rising Star' Is Shot to Death

0 Visits: 266 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 12:59:59
On Twitter, Sagal Bihi, a member of Parliament, remembered Mr. Siraji as "humble and patriotic," and an example of the "struggle & hard work" that had helped rebuild the country.

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Public Works minister Abbas Siraj gunned down near presidential palace

0 Visits: 405 | Thursday May 04, 2017 - 15:22:06
The circumstances surrounding his killing are not clear year.

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BREAKING: Somalia's youngest cabinet minister shot dead in Mogadsishu

0 Visits: 492 | Thursday May 04, 2017 - 07:30:49
Abbas Siraji made headlines earlier this year with his inspiring story that saw him go from the largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab, to being appointed a Federal Government Minister in Somalia

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Former MP elected as Galmudug President

0 Visits: 6880 | Thursday May 04, 2017 - 07:29:09
Xaaf, a prominent businessman was formerly a federal Member of Parliament but lost his seat in the 2016/2017 Federal elections.

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Report: Kenya, Ethiopia Using Excessive Force Against Somali Civilians

0 Visits: 339 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 06:05:35
But residents of the regions told VOA of incidents that seem to confirm the report's findings.

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Public health workers push back against anti-vaccine claims at Somali community meeting

0 Visits: 257 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 06:03:18
"If the consequences are greater than the benefits, it's better to leave it alone," Dahir said.

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Task Force Leaders' Visit Reinforces Independent Somali Defense Force

0 Visits: 412 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 05:59:37
Furness and Higginbotham quickly began covering ground on critical security issues in East Africa.

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Troops everywhere: Inside America's expanding war-fighting footprint in Africa

0 Visits: 320 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 04:45:10
"The Washington Post story that said 'flying from a secret base in Tunisia.' It's not a secret base and it's not our baseā€¦ We have no intention of establishing a base there."

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Somali militants kill two men accused of rape, al Shabaab says

0 Visits: 295 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 04:43:00
Police Major Abdikadir Farah disputed al Shabaab's account.

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Germany Pledges 70 Million Euros to Aid Somalia Fight Hunger

0 Visits: 249 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 04:40:48
"We are ready to at least double that," he said.

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Do not sever ties with Kenya - CS pleads with US

0 Visits: 1508 | Monday May 01, 2017 - 09:47:56
It was her first trip to Washington since President Trump came to power in January.

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Speaker says vaccines and autism may be linked, a view denied by public health officials

0 Visits: 688 | Monday May 01, 2017 - 09:44:31
"It should be the right of every parent and family to make their own decisions," said Blaxill.

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Ethiopia mulls repatriating 200,000 citizens from Saudi Arabia

0 Visits: 559 | Sunday April 30, 2017 - 09:13:11
According to the Saudi government, those illegal immigrants who failed to take advantage of the 90-day amnesty period will face certain deportation.

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Amina in US to seek approval of purchase of aircraft

0 Visits: 551 | Sunday April 30, 2017 - 09:09:49
"Kenya shares the United States security concerns in the Horn of Africa including fighting violent extremism, stabilising Somalia and concluding the South Sudan peace process.

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Ethiopia sentences two al-Shabaab militants

0 Visits: 372 | Saturday April 29, 2017 - 15:25:37
The militant group seeks to carry out attacks in Ethiopia to retaliate to Addis Ababa's military intervention in the war-torn Somalia.

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ICE data shows half of immigrants arrested in raids had traffic convictions or no record

0 Visits: 349 | Saturday April 29, 2017 - 15:21:17
Trump has said that public safety threats are his top priority. Shortly after he was elected, he vowed to first deport serious criminals from the United States.

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U.S. Signals Possible Airstrikes in Somalia by asking aid groups for thier locations

0 Visits: 285 | Saturday April 29, 2017 - 15:19:17
Pentagon officials told The Intercept that no strikes had been carried out thus far in 2017 in Somalia, though the Bureau of Investigation Journalism reports one.

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Djibouti Defense Minister: Agreement with Riyadh Aims to Secure Region, Monitor Military Meddling

0 Visits: 367 | Friday April 28, 2017 - 17:08:08
He said Djibouti is cooperating with Riyadh to monitor any military intervention or weapons smuggling from Iran to Yemen.

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