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A Somali Journalist Stabbed To Death in Galkayo. Press Release .

0 Visits: 3 | Wednesday September 19, 2018 - 20:43:50
Mogadishu: Wednesday 19 September, 2018 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the brutal murder of journalist Abdirizak Said Osman , who was stabbed to death in the Galkayo town of Mudug region around 8 pm on 18 September 2018. Abdirizak was a newscaster and reporter for Radio Vioce…

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Somali forces kill 11 Al-Shabaab militants in Gedo region

0 Visits: 7 | Tuesday September 18, 2018 - 23:46:36
Jubaland Darawish commander, Gen. Jamal Hassan Farey announced that the SNA/Jubaland troops now occupy the base. The forces conducted the assault on what they believe was a new base for the militant insurgency group in a village 50km from Beled Hawo.

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Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) held a training workshop on "Safety of Journalists in Conflict Zones" in cooperation with National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) from September 16th to 19th in Mogadishu.

0 Visits: 24 | Tuesday September 18, 2018 - 18:48:28
The training targets journalists from mainstream, community and vernacular media outlets. The workshop focused on educating journalists on best ways to safeguard journalism in the country, raising their awareness on the importance of following safety measures during their work in conflict zones, as…

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Ethiopian airstrike kills 70 al-Shabab in Somalia

0 Visits: 9 | Saturday September 15, 2018 - 18:48:33
The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate says the airstrike was meant to thwart an al-Shabab attack on an Ethiopian contingent of the multinational African Union force.

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French 'Spider-Man' receives French citizenship

0 Visits: 13 | Friday September 14, 2018 - 20:17:58
Last May, Gassama risked his life to save a four-year-old boy who was hanging from a fourth storey balcony, while horrified onlookers watched. Read More: Humble super-hero: meet France's real-life Spider-Man French president Emmanuel Macron had asked for Gassama to be naturalized after receiving…

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Between Despair and Resilience: Burundian human rights defenders in protracted exile in Uganda and Rwanda

0 Visits: 6 | Friday September 14, 2018 - 17:00:29
Version française ci-dessous In a newreportlaunched at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and the Burundian Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (CBDDH) examine the situation of exiled Burundian human rights defenders…

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UN chief appoints new envoy for Somalia

0 Visits: 21 | Thursday September 13, 2018 - 10:19:51
Haysom will succeed Michael Keating of Britain. Haysom, born in 1952, is a lawyer with a long international career with a focus on democratic governance, constitutional and electoral reforms, reconciliation and peace processes, said the press office.

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Kofi Annan: Timeline of former UN secretary-general

0 Visits: 16 | Thursday September 13, 2018 - 10:15:09
The Ghanaian diplomat was the first black African to be appointed secretary-general of the United Nations.

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European Parliament could denounce Israel over Khan al-Ahmar

0 Visits: 13 | Thursday September 13, 2018 - 10:07:23
The demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible transfer of its residents would constitute a grave breach of international humanitarian law," the text of the resolution stated. The European Parliament is set to vote on Thursday on a resolution that condemns Israel for the pending evaluation of…

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AMISOM and UNMAS pledge to work together to counter the threat of IEDs in Somalia

0 Visits: 7 | Wednesday September 12, 2018 - 10:39:37
The pledge was made on Tuesday at a meeting between the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira and the new Head of UNMAS Somalia, Qurat-ul-Ain Sadozai. Ambassador Madeira and Ms. Sadozai also promised to work closely…

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Canadian immigrant twice wins million-dollar lottery prizes

0 Visits: 8 | Wednesday September 12, 2018 - 10:30:26
Melhig Melhig, 28, won a total of C$3.5m ($2.7m; £2.1m) in two separate lottery-ticket purchases. Originally from Africa, he now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba and says he wants to use the money to go back to school.

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Terror suspects should not wear face veils in court

0 Visits: 6 | Wednesday September 12, 2018 - 10:26:03
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett has raised concerns over the wearing of niqabs — full face veils — by terror suspects during trial after a woman appeared in court on behalf of her accused sister. In a letter addressed to the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne Amadi, Mr Boinett decried…

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At least 17 killed in South Sudan plane crash

0 Visits: 7 | Sunday September 09, 2018 - 20:37:22
"The plane crashed and killed 17 people and we have three survivors," Abel told Reuters by phone from Yirol. The plane carried a total of 22 people and two were still missing. One of the survivors, an Italian doctor working with an NGO, is in critical condition and undergoing surgery in Yirol…

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Somali Regional States Suspend Ties With Federal Government

0 Visits: 6 | Sunday September 09, 2018 - 19:59:50
The leaders of Somalia's federal member states said Saturday that they had suspended all ties with the central government in what was likely another setback for the Horn of Africa nation as it emerges from two decades of conflict. At the end of a crucial four-day conference in the southern coastal…

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Somali airliner denied permission to land at JKIA

0 Visits: 11 | Friday September 07, 2018 - 21:48:51
Information posted on the latest edition of the African Union Mission to Somalia (Amisom) website and attributed to Somali Halbeeg News outlet indicated that the commercial plane, which had an unspecified number of passengers, was denied landing rights on Tuesday. The plane, whose passengers included…

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Somali family wins fight to stay in country

0 Visits: 15 | Thursday September 06, 2018 - 11:13:43
Hassan Farid Shireh was sponsored by his wife Rahma Mayrane Dimbil to join him in New Zealand after she became a refugee using false information. But their fraud was uncovered and she fled to Australia, fearing she would be stripped of her citizenship. They had arrived in New Zealand in 2002 with their…

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Ijara herders accuse KDF soldiers of ambush, torture

0 Visits: 13 | Thursday September 06, 2018 - 11:03:22
They are recovering at Masalani Hospital in Ijara, Garissa county and spoke to the Star from their hospital beds. Some had been unconscious at the time of their admission. Yesterday, they said Kenya Defence Forces officers ambushed them, ordered them to strip naked and lie facedown. The officers were…

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Somalia army arrests 32 al-Shabab militants

0 Visits: 15 | Thursday September 06, 2018 - 10:55:50
SNA commander Odowa Yusuf Rage told the state-owned radio on Wednesday that the operations took around the port town of Marka on Monday and Tuesday. "Somali National Army arrested 32 al-Shabab militants during military operations in Marka in the past two days. Some of them were caught while fighting,…

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Black, progressive, insurgent: Is this the future of the Democratic Party?

0 Visits: 12 | Thursday September 06, 2018 - 10:29:58
African-Americans running on the left have notched a string of victories this year. Here's why. WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders couldn't carry JFK's old congressional district in Massachusetts when he ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016, but Ayanna Pressley did — and her stunning primary…

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Iran's Currency Crashes. Shortages and Fears Rise.

0 Visits: 14 | Thursday September 06, 2018 - 10:06:28
Iran's rial fell to a record low on Wednesday, part of a staggering 140 percent drop in the currency's value since the United States pulled out of the nuclear deal only four months ago. Those who went to work at the start of the Iranian week on Saturday saw their money shed a quarter of its…

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