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Ethiopia's foreign ministry lists 2 Somali regions under category of independent countries - A deliberate decision or another blunder?

0 Visits: 1128 | Wednesday May 29, 2019 - 22:34:57
MOGADISHU – Just days after Ethiopia's ministry of foreign affairs apologized for an incorrect map it posted online that showed Somalia as a part of its country, its website is curiously listing two Somali regions under the category of independent countries where Addis Ababa has full diplomatic…

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Anger, shock over map showing Somalia as part of Ethiopia

0 Visits: 1650 | Wednesday May 29, 2019 - 22:23:18
MOGADISHU – Somalis expressed anger, disbelief and shock over an incorrect Ethiopian map showing their country as a part of their arch-foe, calling it "an act of aggression" that lays bare Addis Ababa's "expansionist tendencies and colonialist mentality."

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Dispute over oil deposits raises Somalia-Kenya tension

0 Visits: 1184 | Friday May 24, 2019 - 01:11:58
Waagacusub.com- The Somali government says it's not ready to take any action that could threaten its relationship with its neighbor Kenya. The announcement comes amidst simmering tensions over potential offshore oil deposits and an incident where Somali government officials and diplomats were denied…

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Suicide car bomb kills at least 6 in Somalia's capital

0 Visits: 994 | Thursday May 23, 2019 - 03:20:39
Waagacusub.com- Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least six people near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital on Wednesday, police said.

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7 Kenyan Towns Blacklisted By The UK in New Travel Advisory

0 Visits: 1078 | Wednesday May 22, 2019 - 09:20:10
Waagacusub.com- The Kenyan tourism industry suffered a major blow on Tuesday after the UK issued a fresh travel alert cautioning it's citizens against travelling to 7 major towns within the country. In the new directive, the UK government highlighted the high risk of kidnapping as a key reason behind…

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Somalia minister, lawmakers denied entry into Kenya

0 Visits: 973 | Wednesday May 22, 2019 - 01:40:01
Waagacusub.com- Three senior Somalia government officials were refused entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for lacking visas. The officials were part of a government delegation scheduled to attend the launch of an European Union-sponsored cross-border conflict management programme…

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Somalia's Al Shabaab changes tactics, uses home-made explosives

0 Visits: 1013 | Sunday May 19, 2019 - 02:54:54
Waagacusub.com- The findings are a blow for internationally backed efforts to fight the al Shabaab insurgency, which has repeatedly carried out attacks in East Africa and launched dozens in Somalia this year despite a dramatic increase in U.S. air strikes.

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Somali President Farmajo Has No Legal Base to Force Galmudug Presidential Election in 2019

0 Visits: 2527 | Saturday May 18, 2019 - 14:09:05
WAAGACUSUB.COM - As a caveat, I would like to state here that my argument against the involvement of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) in any presidential elections of the federal member states (FMS) should not be interpreted as an approval of state elections.…

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AU commends progress in securing peace, stability in Somalia

0 Visits: 957 | Friday May 17, 2019 - 01:50:03
Waagacusub.com- The African Union (AU) on Wednesday commended the "significant progress" made to secure peace and stability in Somalia under the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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UPDF soldiers kill themselves in Somalia

0 Visits: 1049 | Wednesday May 15, 2019 - 03:29:05
Waagacusub.com- The army is investigating the circumstances under which one of its soldiers deployed in Mogadishu, Somalia, shot his administration officer dead before killing himself.

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Somalia: Social media shut down over exam leakages unjustified

1 Visits: 1636 | Wednesday May 15, 2019 - 01:06:59
Responding to reports that Somalia's education minister has announced that social media may be shut down for five days from 27 to 31 May as one of the ways to stop cheating in the national secondary school exams, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and…

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Bomb-laden vehicle hits district HQs in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 833 | Tuesday May 14, 2019 - 15:52:27
Waagacusub.com- A vehicle loaded with explosives has rammed into the headquarters of Warta Nabada district headquarters in Mogadishu.

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WhatsApp urges update after 'serious' security breach

0 Visits: 810 | Tuesday May 14, 2019 - 15:50:15
Waagacusub.com- WhatsApp on Tuesday encouraged its users to upgrade the app to plug a security breach that allowed sophisticated attackers to sneak spyware into phones, in the latest trouble for its parent Facebook.

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Video Somalia has cancelled national secondary school examinations after papers were sold and leaked via social media.

0 Visits: 1684 | Tuesday May 14, 2019 - 12:11:14
Waagacusub.com - Students have been sitting their final year exams since Saturday, but the leakage of papers at an examination centre forced Education Minister Abdullahi Godah Barre to go on national television on Monday night to announce their cancellation. The exams would now be retaken from 27 to…

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Chinese Bank Loans 200 Million And Takes Full Exclusive Fishing Rights Over The Coast Of Somalia

0 Visits: 1578 | Monday May 13, 2019 - 06:56:06
The bank and the Government of Somalia today agreed to a loan of $200million for the rebuilt of Mogadishu port. In trade for that, the bank will have exclusive fishing rights over the coast of Somalia and maintain part ownership of the port until the loan has been fully paid.

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Saudi crown prince defends China's right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

0 Visits: 823 | Monday May 13, 2019 - 03:18:32
Waagacusub.com- Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia''s crown prince, on Friday defended China's use of concentration camps for Muslims, saying it was Beijing's "right". "China has the right to carry out anti-terrorism and de-extremisation work for its national security,"…

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Ethiopia to try ex-spy chief, Getachew Assefa

0 Visits: 1270 | Wednesday May 08, 2019 - 10:05:18
Ethiopia has formally charged a former intelligence chief widely reported to have superintended over systemic rights abuse during his tenure.

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Djibouti: Guelleh, the spy of China

0 Visits: 860 | Wednesday May 08, 2019 - 09:49:17
It is nevertheless extraordinary to see how much the colonial powers persist in reserving the right to question the sovereignty of African states. In Djibouti, the telecommunications company Huwaei, engaged in a direct battle with the United States, is now cited in a case of espionage, whose main actor…

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UNDP sanctions 18 Somali entities and individuals over graft, collusion and fraud

0 Visits: 1831 | Sunday April 28, 2019 - 04:04:57
The UN Development Programme has blacklisted 18 Somali individuals and organisations from conducting any business with the UN agency over what it termed as their 'engagement in proscribed practices'.

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The man behind Somalia's only free ambulance service

0 Visits: 1556 | Monday April 15, 2019 - 09:36:48
Sunatimes.com - Somalia's capital city - where there are frequent and deadly bomb blasts - only has one free ambulance service, which was founded by Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan 13 years ago.

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