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Jambojet to fly to Mogadishu and Bujumbura

0 Visits: 20 | Monday November 12, 2018 - 20:57:21
The Mogadishu flights will start on 15th November. The airline will fly seven times weekly as it seeks to enhance intra-Africa air connectivity linking cities and facilitating movement of people and thereby enhancing social and economic ties between the countries. The flight operated by Jambojet on…

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'The lesson is to be hopeful': Ilhan Omar's journey from Somali refugee to US Congress

0 Visits: 22 | Monday November 12, 2018 - 20:42:36
Omar fled the civil war in Somalia with her family in 1991 and spent four years in the Utango camp, near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, before arriving in the US with her six brothers and sisters under a resettlement programme. "I would have loved to have heard a story like mine. I could have…

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NEW REPORT: Uganda's Social Media Tax through the lens of network measurements

0 Visits: 15 | Monday November 12, 2018 - 18:39:31
Today, in collaboration withOONI(Open Observatory of Network Interference), DefendDefenders co-published a newresearch report: "Uganda's Social Media Tax through the lens of network measurements". Our research report is availablehere. As of 1st July 2018, Uganda has introduced a new OTT…

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Iran women attend Asian football final in rare 'victory'

0 Visits: 20 | Monday November 12, 2018 - 11:07:42
About a thousand women were allowed into Azadi Stadium late Saturday to watch Iranian giant Persepolis FC battle it out in the Asian Champions League with Japan's Kashima Antlers, an AFP reporter said. The Japanese side triumphed 2-0 on aggregate, after a goalless draw in Tehran, but for the reformist…

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What we know about Somali-born terrorist who stabbed three men in an 'act of evil' Bourke Street

0 Visits: 17 | Friday November 09, 2018 - 23:17:45
He had been known to police for years due to his family's known connections to terror groups in North Africa. But it was revealed shortly after his death that his wife had gone missing the night before the horrific attack and is believed to have been radicalised. In a press conference on Victoria…

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Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

0 Visits: 13 | Friday November 09, 2018 - 21:55:33
However, her journey here was difficult and her success began with small, painful steps in a children's home. Now a documentary film has been released about Kafia's transformation from child refugee to fashion star. "Easy Lessons" ("Könnyű Leckék") by Hungarian director Dorottya…

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NUSOJ conclude a week long activities to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

0 Visits: 9 | Friday November 09, 2018 - 20:21:34
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) held last week various activities, aimed at raising public awareness to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. The event is being implemented every year in Somalia by NUSOJ and its media fraternity. The main objective of…

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Abiy government in Ethiopia brings guarded hope for political dissidents

0 Visits: 47 | Thursday November 08, 2018 - 10:17:53
new reforms in Ethiopia are paving the way for greater political participation of former armed groups and dissidents as the nation rallies behind the vision of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. A year ago, rebel leader Berhanu Nega was coordinating attacks against Ethiopian soldiers from his base across the…

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White House suspends CNN's Acosta after Trump confrontation

0 Visits: 41 | Thursday November 08, 2018 - 10:13:29
Post-midterm election news conference marks a new low in President Trump's relationship with journalists. The White House suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring after Acosta…

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Belgium accused of mishandling billions of dictator Gadaffi's assets

0 Visits: 40 | Thursday November 08, 2018 - 09:53:24
This comes after Belgian authorities were accused of paying out interest and dividends on Libyan frozen bank accounts. Belgium is now under fire to explain why unknown recipients received millions of euros from these frozen accounts in Brussels. "UN documents confirm that Belgium failed to comply…

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Report: Saudi investigators worked to remove evidence

0 Visits: 26 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 19:50:50
The official confirmed a report in Turkey's Sabah newspaper that an 11-member team of Saudi investigators that arrived in Turkey nine days after Khashoggi was killed to take part in a joint Turkish-Saudi probe included experts on chemistry and toxicology who were reportedly charged with obfuscating…

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Ijara MP Sophia Abdinoor wins African leadership award

0 Visits: 24 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 19:15:47
The award, which was given by Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment Foundation in Africa (Waele Africa), recognised strategic role the lawmaker played towards African women emancipation. The accolade dubbed 'Pride of Africa Women Award' was given in Namibia during a summit…

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed: Khashoggi probe will exonerate leader

0 Visits: 21 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 10:29:03
Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist critical of the Saudi government and its de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October. "I ask Saudi Arabia now publicly, through your program, to have the investigation made public…

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Qatar shuffles cabinet, names new heads of wealth fund, state gas giant

0 Visits: 23 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 10:21:18
- Qatar named new heads to its giant state-run energy firm and deep-pocketed sovereign wealth fund on Sunday while appointing the CEO of its largest bank as its new trade minister. It was the first government shuffle in Qatar, the world's top liquefied natural gas producer, since early 2016, but…

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Independent says Australian gov't lost on its refugee stance

0 Visits: 38 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 10:18:13
Newly elected independent lawmaker Kerryn Phelps holds a doorstop at the declaration of the poll for the 2018 Wentworth by-election at the the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in Sydney, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Phelps saiid on Monday a tough policy toward asylum seekers was a major reason Australia's…

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Sons of Journalist Khashoggi Call on Saudi Authorities to Return Father's Body

0 Visits: 30 | Monday November 05, 2018 - 10:01:48
He specified that he had already discussed it with the Saudi authorities, and that he hoped that he would soon be able to bury his father. The brothers said that Khashoggi used to be "courageous," "generous" and "very brave." Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist known for his…

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Somali Leaders must do more to end impunity and crimes against journalists.

0 Visits: 31 | Saturday November 03, 2018 - 20:36:36
The National Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ) today issued a desperate appeal to leadership of the Federal Government of Somalia to end impunity and violence against journalists and media staff after losing 3 journalists so far murdered in Somalia in 2018. In all these cases the killers have walked…

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SOMA commemorate the international day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalist in Baladweyne City, Hiran Region {PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 16 | Friday November 02, 2018 - 17:47:41
The Somalia media Association (SOMA) held an event observing the International Day to End Impunity Crimes against Journalists on Friday 2 November 2018 which was held at Baladweyne City, Hiran region, Hirshabelle Regional State of Somalia. In support of IMS/FOJO, the Somali media Association (SOMA)…

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African Investigative Journalists Say Threats Mounting — from Near and Far Share

0 Visits: 12 | Thursday November 01, 2018 - 12:29:09
In recent years, intrepid African reporters have played a key role in uncovering corruption, human rights abuses, gang violence, drug and wildlife crimes, and other unsavory dealings; but, says South African journalism professor Anton Harber, that's come at a cost. "There's a tale of repression,…

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Once a refugee, Somali-American appears headed to U.S. Congress

0 Visits: 18 | Thursday November 01, 2018 - 12:20:10
The Democratic state legislator is heavily favored to win her Minneapolis-based district over Republican Jennifer Zielinski in the Nov. 6 congressional elections, which could make her one of the first Muslim women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Omar, a 36-year-old naturalized American…

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