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AMISOM Troops and Somali National Army successfully capture Bariire town from the extremist group, Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 65 | Sunday May 05, 2019 - 00:02:58
On May 1-2, 2019, AMISOM troops in a joint military operation with the Somali National Army launched an offensive and liberated the strategic town of Bariire from the extremist group, Al-Shabaab. The agricultural-rich Bariire, which lies about 63 kilometres west of Somali capital, Mogadishu, is one…

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NUSOJ PRESS STATEMENT-Somalia journalists mark 2019 World Press Freedom Day

0 Visits: 53 | Saturday May 04, 2019 - 23:41:54
Background National Union of Somali Journalists and its affiliate regional member organizations organize hundreds of Somali journalists to mark the World Press Freedom Day celebrated globally every 3th of May. Hundreds of journalists in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and the federal member states are…

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AMISOM Troops and SNA successfully capture Bariire town from Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 56 | Saturday May 04, 2019 - 00:02:41
The agricultural-rich Bariire, which lies about 63 kilometres west of Somali capital, Mogadishu, is one of the strategic areas located in Lower Shabelle region along River Shabelle.

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Sudan protesters, army rulers in breakthrough talks over civil rule

0 Visits: 39 | Sunday April 28, 2019 - 23:53:43
Saturday's agreement would replace the existing 10-member military council that took power after the army ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir on April 11 amid massive protests. "What happened yesterday is a step to have a civilian authority," said Mohamed Amin, one of thousands of demonstrators…

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Boeing faces at least 35 lawsuits over its 737 Max 8 aircraft crashes

0 Visits: 42 | Sunday April 28, 2019 - 23:50:59
Boeing Inc.'s (BA) costs to defend lawsuits tied to the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of its 737 Max 8 aircraft that resulted in the deaths of 346 people remain uncertain as the company issued its quarterly earnings report Wednesday.

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Kenya secures $666 million from China for tech city, highway

0 Visits: 40 | Sunday April 28, 2019 - 23:47:10
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya has secured 67.5 billion shillings ($666 million) in funding from China to build a data centre in a tech city currently under construction and a highway in Nairobi, the president's office said on Friday. Kenya has turned to China over the past few years for funds, technology…

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Idris Elba marries model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco

0 Visits: 45 | Sunday April 28, 2019 - 23:33:06
The bride wore custom gowns by Vera Wang. For the ceremony, she wore a classic white off shoulder gown and later changed into an embroidered dress with pearls and gemstones. Elba wore a bespoke suit by Ozwald Boateng.

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Kenyans with expired US visas spared from Trump's crackdown

0 Visits: 33 | Friday April 26, 2019 - 23:38:38
Kenyans who have overstayed their visa in the United States are not among Africans who will be targeted in President Donald Trump's latest order for a crackdown on visa overstays. Ads By Google The White House has said it plans to crackdown on the hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors who have…

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UN moves 325 migrants in Libya to safer town as war reaches Tripoli

0 Visits: 35 | Friday April 26, 2019 - 23:35:47
The refugees - mainly Eritrean, Sudanese and Nigerian - were taken to a detention centre in Zawiya, a town west of the Libyan capital, where they were at "reduced risk", the UNHCR said in a statement. The latest evacuation, which followed a protest and violence at the facility on Tuesday that…

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Mo Farah lifts lid on bust up with Gebrselassie

0 Visits: 130 | Friday April 26, 2019 - 23:27:45
Britain's quadruple Olympic champion Farah, aiming to win Sunday's race, wrapped up his pre-marathon press conference with claims that Gebrselassie had made no effort to recover items stolen from his room at the Ethiopian's hotel near Addis Ababa. Farah was staying at the hotel in late March…

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Canadian women released from jail in Somaliland

0 Visits: 66 | Wednesday April 24, 2019 - 09:29:39
Two Canadian women jailed in Somalia and facing 40 lashes were released Tuesday, according to sources. Maymona Abdi, 28, and Karima Watts, 24, were arrested in January after police entered a house in Hargeisa, their lawyer Mubarik Mohamoud Abdi said. The women, who are originally from Ottawa, were accused…

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Senior Al-Shabab Leader Defects, Surrenders to Somali Government

0 Visits: 54 | Wednesday April 24, 2019 - 00:03:49
Officials say Aden Abdi Mohamed known as "Aden Obe" surrendered Tuesday near the main Bardhere town. Aden Obe surrendered with another al-Shabab official identified as Food Aden Mohamoud who is described as a taxation official. Obe held various positions with al-Shabab, including Consultative…

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The Greek Island That Became an Open-Air Prison for Refugees

0 Visits: 50 | Wednesday April 24, 2019 - 00:02:14
When Leila, an elegant Afghan woman of 34, goes to bed, she squashes up beside her husband on the narrow bottom mattress of a bunk, while her teenage daughter and 11-year-old son share the bed above. Eighteen inches away, another family is crushed together on another bunk, and down the row stretch 20…

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Kenya needs to keenly watch Somalia's latest moves

0 Visits: 43 | Wednesday April 24, 2019 - 00:00:36
On March 22, 2019, media reports indicated that a rather high profile visit by American government officials had taken place in Mogadishu. The US Envoy to Somalia Donald Yamamoto together with the commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser had held talks with Somalia Prime…

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Attacks on Sri Lanka hotels, churches kill 138 on Easter Sunday

0 Visits: 41 | Sunday April 21, 2019 - 20:16:51
The coordinated blasts took place at 8:45am local time in churches in capital city Colombo and the towns of Negombo and Batticaloa and in hotels including the Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand. At least 400 people were injured and were undergoing treatment. Foreigners were among the dead in Colombo,…

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Explosions hit two Sri Lankan churches, two hotels at Easter: police

0 Visits: 37 | Sunday April 21, 2019 - 10:18:17
The hotels and one of the churches are in the nation's capital Colombo. The other church is in Negombo, north of Colombo. A source in the police bomb squad said that one of the explosions was at St Anthony's Church in Kochcikade, Colombo. "Our people are engaged in evacuating the casualties,"…

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Sudan Arrests Top Members of Former Ruling Party

0 Visits: 40 | Sunday April 21, 2019 - 10:15:12
Those arrested included the acting head of the National Congress Party, Ahmed Haroun; ousted President Omar al-Bashir's former first deputy, Ali Osman Taha; his former aide, Awad al-Jaz; the secretary-general of the Islamic movement, Al-Zubair Ahmed Hassan; and former parliament Chairman Ahmed Ibrahim…

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Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

0 Visits: 30 | Sunday April 21, 2019 - 09:57:16
A summit organised by Iraq brought together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as part of a broader effort by Iraqi leaders to fashion the country's image as a friend among neighbours. Scarred by more than three decades of war, Iraq is recasting itself as a mediator among neighbours…

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Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli

0 Visits: 28 | Sunday April 21, 2019 - 09:48:02
Heavy fighting has erupted south of Tripoli after Libya's UN-backed government announced a counter-offensive against insurgent forces. It comes after days of limited advances by either side, in clashes which have killed 220 people.

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The BBC's Mary Harper: I'm stalked by al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 69 | Sunday April 21, 2019 - 00:03:23
Somali jihadist group al-Shabaab phone Mary Harper day and night. They follow her. They email her. She tells Louise Carpenter what it's like to be on the speed-dial of one of the world's most feared terrorist organisations

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