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Somali forces kill young boys in anti-Shahab operation

0 Visits: 362 | Thursday January 25, 2018 - 11:09:54
US forces operating in Somalia took part in a mission in which their Somali counterparts killed fighters who appeared to be under 18, the US military's Africa Command said Wednesday.

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Kenya's Oscar nominee Watu Wote: All Of Us premieres

0 Visits: 433 | Thursday January 25, 2018 - 11:09:00
It has got the makings of a Hollywood thriller.

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Somalia lures defectors in new push against insurgents

0 Visits: 412 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 18:00:46
As an undercover operative for Somalia's al Shabaab militia, Nasteh spied on the insurgent group's senior commanders to ensure their loyalty and planned bombings and assassinations in government-controlled territory.

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Three militants killed in Al-Shabaab attack on AMISOM base Buloburde

0 Visits: 386 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:59:52
Three Al-Shabaab Islamist militants in Buloburde town last night after the militants raided AMISOM base, a district official said Wednesday.

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Kenyan short film on Mandera bus attack nominated for an Oscar

0 Visits: 463 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:58:41
Kenyan film "Watu Wote" - all of us - has been nominated for an Oscar award for best live action short film.

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President Farmaajo concludes his inaugural tour to Puntland and Galmudug

0 Visits: 468 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:57:35
With a historic visit to the coastal town of Hobyo in Mudug region, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmaajo' two-week tour to Puntland and Galmudug drew to a close.

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Somalia reiterates appeal to lift arms embargo

0 Visits: 420 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:56:20
Somalia has appealed to the United Nations and the United States to lift the arms embargo they imposed during the civil war.

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Al-Shabaab fires motor shells on AMISOM bases in Lower Shabelle region

0 Visits: 343 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:55:27
Al-Shabaab militants fired motor shells on military bases manned by African Union troops in Lower Shabelle region. The attacks which happened simultaneously on Tuesday night at AMISOM bases and Golweyn localities.

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Fight against corruption to take center stage at AU summit: Ethiopia FM

0 Visits: 313 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:54:22
The fight against corruption will be a central theme of the ongoing 30th AU Summit which is being held in Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.

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Ethiopia vows to support AU's single African air transport market initiative

0 Visits: 369 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:53:30
The Ethiopian government on Tuesday vowed to support African Union's (AU) flagship project dubbed the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).

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HRW urges Israel to not jail Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers

0 Visits: 337 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:52:51
Human Rights Watch Monday has urged Israel to not jail Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers for their refusal to leave for Uganda and Rwanda, pointing they have the right to request protection.

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Eritrea tops 2017 list of asylum seekers in Switzerland

0 Visits: 314 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:51:02
Migration authorities in Switzerland say Eritreans topped the list of asylum seekers into the country over the course of 2017.

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Yoweri Museveni backs Donald Trump after vulgar remark

0 Visits: 315 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 17:50:02
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has hailed Donald Trump for speaking "frankly" to Africans, after the US president unleashed a storm by reportedly describing African nations as "shithole countries".

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Somali prime minister to attend World Economic Forum in Switzerland

0 Visits: 473 | Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 16:24:58
Somalia prime minister, Hassan Ali Kheire will be attending the World Economic Forum's (WEF) which is scheduled to kick off Tuesday in Davos Switzerland.

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Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!

0 Visits: 792 | Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 16:22:30
The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting when the beasts representing their own tribe loped down the track.

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Weekend clashes during Ethiopia religious festival leave seven dead

0 Visits: 355 | Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 16:21:28
At least seven people died after clashes broke out between security forces and worshippers taking part in a religious ceremony marking Epiphany in northern Ethiopia over the weekend, officials said.

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'America stands for liberty': MN boy tells Trump he's wrong on Africa

0 Visits: 475 | Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 16:19:00
For 14-year-old Yusuf Dayur, hearing news of vulgar comments about Africa uttered by President Trump bothered him enough that he had a tough time focusing on studying for his upcoming chemistry exam.

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UN report proposes use of force to prevent peacekeepers' deaths

0 Visits: 339 | Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 16:17:17
UN peacekeeping forces need to change the way they operate and not shy away from using force to reverse a worrying trend of escalating fatalities, according to a new report made public Monday.

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35th AU ordinary session kicks off in Addis Ababa

0 Visits: 304 | Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 16:16:08
The 35th ordinary session of the AU Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) officially opened yesterday at the continental bloc's HQ in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa

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International Development Secretary in Somalia: "The UK averted famine last year, but the job is not yet done"

0 Visits: 558 | Tuesday January 23, 2018 - 16:13:37
Penny Mordaunt saw how the UK is tackling the causes and consequences of instability in Somalia including helping those impacted by extreme drought.

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