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Italy commits $1.2 million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund

0 Visits: 29 | Thursday May 31, 2018 - 12:08:35
The ceremony was witnessed by Albert Mafusire, the African Development Bank's Principal Country Economist for Somalia, who represented the Bank's Deputy Director General for East Africa and Country Manager for Somalia, Nnenna Nwabufo; the Italian Ambassador to Somalia, Carlo Campanile; and the…

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Two TV channels shut down, journalists arrested in Somaliland

0 Visits: 35 | Wednesday May 30, 2018 - 10:26:19
Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in Somalia's breakaway northwestern region of Somaliland to stop harassing privately-owned media outlets that are covering its territorial dispute with its eastern neighbour, Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region. Two TV channels have been…

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NUSOJ Condemns Shutting Down Of Two Somali Tvs and The Detention of Two Journalists in Somaliland.

0 Visits: 26 | Wednesday May 30, 2018 - 09:09:24
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) protests against the decision to ban the two Somali Chanel televisions in Las Anod by the government of Somaliand on 27,28 May, 2018. On Sunday, 27 May 218, Somaliland police arrested journalist Abdirahman Keyse Tungub, a Bulsho TV reporter in the town…

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Kenya: Police arrest three terrorism suspects in Nyeri

0 Visits: 33 | Tuesday May 29, 2018 - 09:42:55
Police have arrested three terrorism suspects in Nyeri County and put key installations in Mt Kenya under surveillance. Two institutions in Nyeri, one in Meru County and several roads are under 24-hour radar. Two of the suspects, according to Nyeri County criminal investigations officer Charles Mutua,…

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OTTAWA: Man dead, woman injured in south-end shooting

0 Visits: 33 | Monday May 28, 2018 - 23:41:18
A double shooting Sunday evening left a father of two dead and a woman injured in the city's south end, police said. 
 Dozens of police vehicles descended on the townhouse on Patola Private after police reported an "active shooting" around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. There was no immediate word…

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LeBron James leads Cavaliers back to NBA final

0 Visits: 23 | Monday May 28, 2018 - 09:51:22
BOSTON—With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Final. The four-time league MVP scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79…

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St. Thomas grad gets master's degree a day after giving birth

0 Visits: 85 | Thursday May 24, 2018 - 11:39:28
Zeinab Abdalla gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Friday, then -- not even 24 hours later -- she walked in St. Thomas' graduate commencement in St. Paul to receive her master's degree.The school tweeted Abdalla's accomplishment in a post that's been retweeted hundreds of times. "I…

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ISIS claims assassination of traffic cop in Mogadishu



0 Visits: 52 | Wednesday May 23, 2018 - 11:27:30
The shocking Tuesday afternoon killing of a traffic officer caught on video in Somalia's capital have catapulted fears that ISIS remains a potent threat in Mogadishu. Police say the traffic warden was killed near the Bakara market, bringing the total people to be assassinated in a similar manner…

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Tropical cyclone hits Somaliland killing at least 15 people: governor

0 Visits: 35 | Monday May 21, 2018 - 13:02:09
At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend. Situated at the northern tip of east Africa on the Gulf of Aden, Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991. "In the last 24 hours, heavy stormy rains…

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Somali Fishermen Struggle to Compete with Foreign Vessels

0 Visits: 34 | Monday May 21, 2018 - 12:48:11
Each morning, fishermen in the northern Somali port city of Bosaso pull in their catch of tuna, marlin, and more. The waters off northern Somalia are some of the richest in Africa. As businessmen and women on the beach haggle over the shining piles of fresh fish, the daily catch looks like a rich haul.

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Berbera Port expansion project to commence in September

0 Visits: 30 | Saturday May 19, 2018 - 21:51:39
fter forming a tripartite port development agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia, the Government of Somaliland, which is yearning to gain an international recognition, has made arrangements to commence the construction of new port facilities at the Port of Berbera. During a visit…

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Passenger plane crashes in Cuba, killing more than 100 people

0 Visits: 43 | Saturday May 19, 2018 - 10:49:57
HAVANA - More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said. The aircraft, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed…

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Tropical storm Sagar develops 'eye' as it heads for Somalia

0 Visits: 32 | Friday May 18, 2018 - 23:57:10
Weather agencies across the globe are keeping an eye on a relatively rare tropical storm that's strengthened in the Gulf of Aden, with potential impacts for Horn of Africa nations including Djibouti and Somalia. Meteorologist Ryan Maue, a tropical storm expert in the United States, noted an eye…

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World Telecom Day marked in Somalia

0 Visits: 21 | Thursday May 17, 2018 - 20:02:13
Somalia joined the rest of the world to observe World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) on 17th May. The event was aimed at increasing awareness of how crucial communication is in our lives, in addition to stimulating the development of technologies in the field.

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US set for deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy move

0 Visits: 30 | Monday May 14, 2018 - 11:10:04
The US moves its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem later Monday after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. While a White House delegation and Israeli officials gather for the inauguration…

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Trump, Putin in power play on the Horn

0 Visits: 50 | Sunday May 13, 2018 - 12:13:27
DJIBOUTI, (CAJ News) – THE United States and China are squaring up over military strength in Africa, but Russia may be set to upstage them both on the continent's busiest sea lane. News agencies in Somaliland report that Moscow has "been in talks at some depth" with this unrecognised country…

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Civil society calls on the Tanzanian Government to address rapidly deteriorating environment for media, human rights defenders, and opposition party members

0 Visits: 28 | Friday May 11, 2018 - 17:15:16
To President John Magufuli Your Excellency, We, the undersigned civil society organisations (CSOs) from across world, write to express our deep concern over the worrying decline in respect for human rights, including the rights to freedom of association, expression and peaceful assembly, in Tanzania.…

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Al-shabaab stones woman to death over poliyandry

0 Visits: 38 | Wednesday May 09, 2018 - 19:25:18
MOGADISHU (HOL) -Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have stoned a mother of eight to death for Polyandry on Wednesday. Hundreds of residents gathered at a public square in the town of Sablale in Lower Shabelle region to watch the execution.

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Somaliland: Prosecutions Threaten Free Expression Repeal Provisions that Criminalize Free Speech

0 Visits: 28 | Wednesday May 09, 2018 - 19:13:33
(Nairobi, May 8, 2018) – A string of recent prosecutions in Somaliland targeting people who spoke out on controversial issues is a dangerous attack of free expression, Human Rights Watch said today. In the latest such case, a prominent traditional elder was charged, tried, and sentenced to five years…

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Djibouti: It is time for the government to be serious about its human rights commitments

0 Visits: 28 | Wednesday May 09, 2018 - 18:38:35
Version française ci-dessous Tomorrow's UN review of the Djiboutian govern­ment's human rights record must be more than window-dressing, DefendDefenders and ODDH said today. Ahead of Djibouti's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Coun­cil, the two organisations urge…

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