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Qatari diplomat called his Somali driver a 'black slave' and 'dog', tribunal hears

0 Visits: 1019 | Thursday March 14, 2019 - 05:15:55
Waagacusub.com- A Qatari diplomat called his driver a "dog", "donkey" and a "black slave" during a campaign of physical and racial abuse while working at the country's embassy in London, a tribunal has heard. Abdullah Ali Al-Ansari, a diplomat who is currently employed as…

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President Farmaajo to deliver keynote address in Africa Now conference

0 Visits: 803 | Thursday March 14, 2019 - 05:13:23
Waagacusub.com- President Mohamed Farmaajo will deliver the keynote closing statement in the ongoing 'Africa Now' conference in Kampala, Uganda. According to the schedule of the two days conference which concludes today, President Farmaajo who is among five heads of states in attendance will…

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Ethiopia seeks foreign help to read black boxes

0 Visits: 608 | Thursday March 14, 2019 - 05:11:29
Waagacusub.com- Ethiopian Airlines said on Wednesday it would send the black boxes from its crashed Boeing 737 MAX abroad, while a Norwegian airline sought compensation from the U.S. planemaker after two thirds of that model were grounded globally.

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Somali army kills 8 al-Shabaab militants

0 Visits: 659 | Wednesday March 13, 2019 - 03:06:53
Waagacusub.com- Somali special forces killed eight al-Shabaab militants overnight in the country's Lower Shabelle region, state media said Tuesday.

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China-Somalia fishing deal may revive sea piracy

0 Visits: 748 | Wednesday March 13, 2019 - 03:00:28
Waagacusub.com- The deal has made local fishermen vulnerable to poverty as Chinese fishing companies are likely to outcompete them and also trigger another round of piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

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As China prevails, France's Macron shuffles his cards in Djibouti

0 Visits: 727 | Wednesday March 13, 2019 - 02:56:59
Waagacusub.com- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday sought to reassert the importance of France in its former colony Djibouti with Paris increasingly fearing China's muscular role in Africa as it expands economic and military influence across the continent.

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U.S. embassy in Somalia announces grant for female journalists

0 Visits: 673 | Wednesday March 13, 2019 - 02:55:25
Waagacusub.com- The U.S. embassy in Somalia has announced a $5,000 grant for women journalists' organisations in Somalia.

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U.S. Airstrikes kill hundreds in Somalia as shadowy conflict ramps up

0 Visits: 605 | Tuesday March 12, 2019 - 02:30:48
Waagacusub.com- The American military has escalated a battle against the Shabab, an extremist group affiliated with Al Qaeda, in Somalia even as President Trump seeks to scale back operations against similar Islamist insurgencies elsewhere in the world, from Syria and Afghanistan to West Africa.

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KENYA: Man seeking routes to Somalia depressed, police say

0 Visits: 701 | Tuesday March 12, 2019 - 02:28:59
Waagacusub.com- A Mandera law court has released a suspected Al-Shabaab spy on Monday over lack of evidence. Mr Backstone Agaro,53, who was charged before senior resident magistrate Duncan Mtai was arrested on March 6 after alighting at 10 pm from a bus from Nairobi.

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Ethiopia Airlines crash: All 157 people on plane confirmed dead

0 Visits: 727 | Monday March 11, 2019 - 03:47:29
Waagacusub.com- All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed this morning are confirmed to have been killed in the tragedy. Flight ET302 came down six minutes after it took off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city. It was en-route to Nairobi.

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President Museveni vows to withdraw his troops from Somalia

0 Visits: 622 | Monday March 11, 2019 - 03:45:16
Waagacusub.com- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has threatened to withdraw his country's forces from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia if the United Nations insists on reducing the number of troops on the mission. Due to declining and irregular funding, the UN Security Council, in Resolution…

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THE INTERVIEW: U.S ambassador to Somalia on return to Mogadishu, engagement with Somalia

0 Visits: 705 | Sunday March 10, 2019 - 03:58:47
Waagacusub.com- Q. You have been in office for a couple of months now as the new ambassador to Somalia. What are the key priority areas you have identified and have you addressed any?

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Is Kenya seeking out-of-court settlement on spat with Somalia?

0 Visits: 721 | Sunday March 10, 2019 - 02:16:49
Waagacusub.com- Kenya is reaching out to neighbors and international community to find an amicable solution to the maritime dispute with Somalia.

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Trump revokes Obama rule on reporting drone strike deaths

0 Visits: 719 | Saturday March 09, 2019 - 02:17:19
Waagacusub.com- President Donald Trump has revoked a policy set by his predecessor requiring US intelligence officials to publish the number of civilians killed in drone strikes outside of war zones.

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Rwanda – real equality or gender-washing?

0 Visits: 761 | Saturday March 09, 2019 - 02:14:15
Waagacusub.com- Few countries have more women in politics than Rwanda. They make up 60 percent of the lawmakers, 50 percent of the cabinet and half of the supreme court judges. But how much influence does this translate into.

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Constitutional Affairs Minister Abdi Hosh is dead

0 Visits: 661 | Saturday March 09, 2019 - 02:11:25
Waagacusub.com- Constitutional Affairs Minister Abdurahman Hosh Jibril is dead. The minister who was reportedly undergoing kidney treatment in Dubai passed on Friday.

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Tensions flare as Dems struggle to calm furor over Omar

0 Visits: 732 | Friday March 08, 2019 - 03:02:01
Waagacusub.com- Lawmakers clashed behind closed doors, with some complaining that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team had failed to handle the escalating political crisis.

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Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Mogadishu

0 Visits: 752 | Friday March 08, 2019 - 03:00:23
Waagacusub.com- Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Akbar Al Baker, announced seven upcoming additions to its rapidly-growing global network, at the ITB Berlin, the world's largest international travel and tourism trade show.

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Mogadishu says No, Addis, Yes as Nairobi goes mute

0 Visits: 650 | Friday March 08, 2019 - 02:58:41
Waagacusub.com- Villa Somalia maintained no talks on the maritime row between Kenya and Somalia were held Office of the Ethiopian PM said the meeting discussed 'extensively' the cause of the diplomatic row Nairobi went mute

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Car bomb in Somalia's capital kills 2 near president's house

0 Visits: 555 | Thursday March 07, 2019 - 14:46:42
Waagacusub.com- A police officer in Somalia says a car bomb blast near a security checkpoint at the presidential palace in the capital killed at least two people.

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