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Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

0 Visits: 6 | Thursday December 13, 2018 - 19:17:58
Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, previously al-Shabab's spokesman, was arrested by Ethiopian troops that are part of the African Union forces supporting the Somali government, Nur Ahmed, an electoral official in Somalia's Southwest state, told The Associated Press. Robow was flown from Baidoa to Somalia's…

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Eritrean president arrives for first visit to Somalia, minister says

0 Visits: 5 | Thursday December 13, 2018 - 19:11:41
Isaias landed in Mogadishu and headed to the Somali president's office, Reuters witnesses. Security was tight in the capital, they said. "President Isaias's historic visit is part and parcel of the consultative Tripartite Summits of the Heads of State and Government of Eritrea, Ethiopia…

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In pictures: Ethiopians drum for unity

0 Visits: 5 | Thursday December 13, 2018 - 18:47:14
The celebration, officially called the Nations and Nationalities Day, is supposed to highlight Ethiopia's more than 80 nationalities and ethnic groups. Troupes from across the country came to the main stadium in the capital, Addis Ababa, in traditional dress playing their cultural instruments.

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Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

0 Visits: 14 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 23:59:44
On a beach in Hordeia on the northern coast of Somalia, I asked a former pirate what attracted him to piracy in the first place. The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, told me he was originally a fisherman and that was his main source of income but things changed when an illegal trawler destroyed…

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Undeniable: Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

0 Visits: 10 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 23:04:01
Fact check: Senior members of his election campaign and his immediate family had repeated Russian contacts, over business and politics, during Trump's 2015-2016 battle for the White House. MILITARY Investigators have records of emails, text messages, phone calls and face-to-face meetings showing…

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Brexit vote delay sinks sterling; dollar rebounds

0 Visits: 8 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 22:12:51
Safe-haven bids stoked a comeback for the greenback which suffered its steepest weekly drop versus a basket of currencies in three months last week. The dollar's snapback was limited as traders reduced their expectations that the Federal Reserve might pause its interest rate hikes sooner than previously…

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Communique: Empowering Kenyan Human Rights Defenders

0 Visits: 6 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 21:31:04
1. From 3 – 7 December 2018, the annual human rights defenders (HRD) flagship event was held in Nairobi, organised by DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya (NCHRD-K).

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0 Visits: 6 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 21:13:51
Dear colleagues, Front Line Defenders is currently acceptingnominations for the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.

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Big trouble brewing in Somalia

0 Visits: 13 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 12:51:46
Parliament speaker Mohamed Mursal agreed late Sunday to accept the motion, signed by 92 out of 275 legislators. FACTIONALISM The document accuses the president, commonly known as Farmajo, of violating the constitution "by engaging (in a) secret memorandum of understanding with foreign countries."…

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Huawei: Chinese media says Canada will pay 'heavy price' if CFO isn't released

0 Visits: 6 | Tuesday December 11, 2018 - 12:47:17
Country steps up pressure as Canada cancels a trade mission and Meng Wanzhou's bail hearing adjourned until Tuesday China has stepped up pressure on Canada ahead of the resumed bail hearing for a senior Huawei executive who was arrested in Vancouver on a US warrant. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief…

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DefendDefenders Newsletter - November 2018

0 Visits: 8 | Monday December 10, 2018 - 19:25:58
Dear friends and colleagues, Today is an important landmark, as we celebrate the International Human Rights Day, while commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The past month has been a proactive…

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Motion Filed to Impeach Somali President: Statement

0 Visits: 17 | Monday December 10, 2018 - 00:07:07
"We have filed an impeachment against the president of the federal republic of Somalia," Abdikarim H. Abdi Buh said in a statement. Constitutionally, 92 lawmakers have to sign a motion for it to be submitted to the speaker. Parliament may debate the motion a week later. Somalia's parliament…

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Uganda oo Ciidamo cusub u soo diraysa Somaliya

0 Visits: 15 | Saturday December 08, 2018 - 23:04:40
Dowladda Uganda, ayaa sheegtay ciidan hor leh oo ka tirsan kuwa dalkeeda inay u soo dirayso Somaliya, si ay qayb uga noqdaan hawlgalka ciidamada Amisom ee Somaliya.

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Ilhan Omar responds to conservative pastor over Muslim comments: 'You're gonna have to just deal'

0 Visits: 20 | Saturday December 08, 2018 - 21:11:44
the conservative pastor who complained that floor of the Congress will "look like an Islamic republic." "Well sir, the floor of Congress is going to look like America... And you're gonna have to just deal," Omar tweeted with the laughing-so-hard-you're-crying face emoji.

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PRESS RELEASE OF THE 27th MEETING OF THE MILITARY OPERATIONS COORDINATION COMMITTEE (MOCC)

0 Visits: 35 | Thursday December 06, 2018 - 12:52:34
The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held its 27th Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 November 2018, hosted by the African Union (AU) Commission.

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Wounded prominent journalist in Mogadishu stable Press Release

0 Visits: 31 | Wednesday December 05, 2018 - 23:24:23
A broadcast journalist and Chairman of Human Rights Journalist (HRJ) Ismail Shiekh Khalifa was in a stable condition last night following assassination attempt in which an improvised explosive device (VIED) was detonated into his car on Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 PM in Waaberi neighborhood in Mogadishu.

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Immediate Press Release{SOMA, SIMHA, SWJ, NUSOJ & MAP strongly condemn the wounding of Somali Journalist}

0 Visits: 23 | Tuesday December 04, 2018 - 22:25:17
We the undersigned media associations in Somalia are deeply saddened to learn that Mr. Ismail Sheikh Khalifa, a Somali veteran journalists and media rights activist has been seriously wounded in car bomb blast in Mogadishu.

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Somalia kicks off consultation process for ICT regulations

0 Visits: 29 | Saturday December 01, 2018 - 23:03:28
(Mogadishu, December 1, 2018) Somalia's National Communications Authority (NCA) has officially kick-started its formal consultation process for regulations and other documents aimed at regulating the ICT sector.

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Far-right activist Laura Loomer banned from Twitter after criticizing Ilhan Omar

0 Visits: 46 | Friday November 30, 2018 - 23:53:52
Far-right activist Laura Loomer handcuffed herself to Twitter's New York City headquarters for about two hours on Thursday afternoon to protest the company's banning her from the social media platform, then asked police to remove her.

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Kenya has joined forces with 6 countries that borders the Indian Ocean as it fights back to stop $100 million going down the drain annually

0 Visits: 37 | Thursday November 29, 2018 - 23:55:00
Speaking on Wednesday during the sidelines of the Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Cabinet Secretary for Defence, Raychelle Omamo, said the agreement signed on Monday would strengthen maritime security in the vast ocean prone to movement of narcotics and contraband goods as well as illegal fishing.…

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