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Somalia's first female mechanic is changing stereotypes one vehicle at a time

0 Visits: 50 | Sunday September 20, 2020 - 15:13:21
Society has put some constraints on individuals with regard to what men or women can do and that has prevented a lot of people from attaining their set goals in life for fear of being judged or ridiculed. Others also defied societal norms and restrictions to be the 'firsts' in their fields like…

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New PM Mohamed Roble urges parliament to okay his appointment

0 Visits: 54 | Sunday September 20, 2020 - 15:07:14
Newly appointed prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has called on parliament to approve him for the post in his first public address since he was tapped for the job last week.

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Trump Describes Journalist Hit By Rubber Bullet As 'A Beautiful Sight'

0 Visits: 52 | Sunday September 20, 2020 - 14:44:54
At a rally in Minnesota, President Trump described an MSNBC anchor hit by a rubber bullet while covering protests after the death of George Floyd in May as "a beautiful sight," comments quickly condemned by journalists including CNN's Jake Tapper. "Absolutely heinous," Tapper said…

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Trump at Minnesota rally: Biden will turn state into a 'refugee camp'

0 Visits: 66 | Saturday September 19, 2020 - 23:11:52
President Donald Trump said his Democratic rival Joe Biden would "turn Minnesota into a refugee camp" and bragged about deporting Somali nationals, sharpening his play for the battleground state during a Friday rally. "I'm your wall between the American dream and chaos," Trump said.…

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FESOJ welcomes Somali Leaders Pledge to Uphold Press Freedom in Somalia During Upcoming Elections

0 Visits: 69 | Saturday September 19, 2020 - 21:40:12
FESOJ welcomes the election agreement reached in Mogadishu following days of intense -negotiations by the heads of federal and state governments of Somalia. In particular, we wish to commend their promise as explicitly stated in article 12 of the final communique: "to guarantee freedom of expression…

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Farmaajo, FMS leaders strike electoral deal in week-long talks

0 Visits: 129 | Thursday September 17, 2020 - 22:54:00
The weeklong electoral talks between President Mohamed Farmaajo and Federal Member State leaders yielded fruit Thursday evening following an agreement to hold parliamentary elections from November this year based on a co-management deal. newinsideAccording to a communique released Thursday evening,…

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Farmaajo, FMS leaders strike electoral deal in week-long talks..

0 Visits: 124 | Thursday September 17, 2020 - 22:54:00
The weeklong electoral talks between President Mohamed Farmaajo and Federal Member State leaders yielded fruit Thursday evening following an agreement to hold parliamentary elections from November this year based on a co-management deal. newinsideAccording to a communique released Thursday evening,…

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Somali military unearth, destroy landmines in Lower Shabelle region

0 Visits: 124 | Thursday September 17, 2020 - 22:46:29
Somali Forces Thursday unburied and detonated several landmines planted by the militant group Al-Shabaab in the Lower Shabelle region

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Somaliland women's careers boosted by education grant scheme

0 Visits: 128 | Thursday September 17, 2020 - 21:51:49
Lack of finances forced Hinda to suspend her master's degree at the University of Hargeisa a year ago. However, a $500 AET grant per semester to cover fees and living costs enabled her to resume her course. "The support has really made a difference. It has enabled me to improve my life and get…

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Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman from Somalia named 2020 Aurora Prize Laureates

0 Visits: 127 | Thursday September 17, 2020 - 21:48:07
As Aurora Prize Laureates, they will receive a US $1,000,000 award and a unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by supporting the organizations that have inspired their humanitarian action. Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman have selected three organizations – Love Does, Panzi Foundation, and…

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NEWS FROM AfricanDefenders | July & August2020

0 Visits: 106 | Thursday September 17, 2020 - 19:05:44
Notre newsletter est maintenant aussi en français! Consultez la version française ci-dessous.

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Canadian-Somali activist Sharmarke Dhubow ranks top 25 in Royal Bank of Canada Awards

0 Visits: 159 | Wednesday September 16, 2020 - 21:21:28
Dhubow who is currently the councillor of the City of Victoria bagged the prestigious award alongside 24 other immigrants whose work has been acknowledged as transformational in Canada.

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Boeing 737 Max crashes were 'horrific culmination' of errors, investigators say

0 Visits: 156 | Wednesday September 16, 2020 - 21:12:11
The chief project engineer for Boeing's 737 Max jet told House investigators that he approved a critical design change to software on the plane even though he was unaware of key details about how it worked or of a previous warning from a test pilot that if the system malfunctioned, the results could…

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Mo Farah to focus on 10,000m at Tokyo Olympics

0 Visits: 145 | Wednesday September 16, 2020 - 20:20:11
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed he will skip the 5,000m at the Tokyo Games next summer. Farah, 37, won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the 2012 London Olympics and Rio Games in 2016 before shifting his focus to marathons. He had confirmedhe would defend his 10,000m titleat the rescheduled…

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Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

0 Visits: 180 | Tuesday September 15, 2020 - 22:16:38
Hundreds of people massed on the sun-washed South Lawn to witness the signing of agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The bilateral agreements formalize the normalization of the Jewish state's already thawing relations with the two Arab nations in line with their common…

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Trump election ad uses stock military image 'featuring Russian fighter jets'

0 Visits: 180 | Tuesday September 15, 2020 - 21:51:10
The ad, which has since been removed, was made by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which is run by the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Trump campaign. The stock image shows five soldiers in silhouette against a sunset as the three planes fly overhead. Pierre Sprey, who helped…

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Former Finance Minister Halane joins presidential race

0 Visits: 210 | Monday September 14, 2020 - 17:13:32
Former finance minister who served during President Mohamed Farmaajo's brief stint as Prime Minister in 2011 has declared his candidature in the upcoming elections. Hussein Abdi Halane announced Sunday he will be seeking the country's top leadership becoming the second candidate to publicly…

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US ambassador to China stepping down: Pompeo

0 Visits: 206 | Monday September 14, 2020 - 16:57:28
The US ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, is stepping down, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday. Thanking Branstad for his service, Pompeo said in a tweet that he had "contributed to rebalancing U.S.-China relations so that it is results-oriented, reciprocal, and fair." The reasons…

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Iman calls for fashion industry to embrace 'real change' 49 Shares

0 Visits: 204 | Monday September 14, 2020 - 16:31:05
The 65-year-old model believes the industry needs to embrace diversity and has called for more "transparency" and "accountability" as a means of reaching that ambition. Iman- who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia -said: "Personally, I think a real change happens by bringing people -…

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Omar demands ICE halt plans to deport Somali illegal immigrants from her district: 'Risking the spread of COVID'

0 Visits: 240 | Sunday September 13, 2020 - 20:33:34
Rep. Ilhan Omar criticized Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Saturday over the agency's potential deportation of illegal immigrants back to Somalia, citing coronavirus fears as a reason to halt the deportations. "ICE is set to deport dozens of individuals from my district to Somalia, risking…

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