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After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

0 Visits: 15 | Monday September 03, 2018 - 11:19:14
Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya, as well as seven of the eight American elite counterterrorism units operating in Africa. The shift in forces is part of the Pentagon's…

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DCI to probe Idriss shooting as family points finger at Korane

0 Visits: 13 | Monday September 03, 2018 - 11:03:48
DCI George Kinoti has taken over investigations into the attempted murder of former Garissa Finance executive Idriss Muktar who was shot in the head two weeks ago. Idriss remains in a coma at Nairobi Hospital's ICU in an incident in which the main suspect "committed suicide" at Parklands…

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You let us down, Miraa farmers tell Uhuru after PM May's visit

0 Visits: 11 | Monday September 03, 2018 - 10:55:48
State House said the two leaders only agreed on repatriation of stolen money, signed a deal on security information sharing and continuing of existing free exports into the UK. As British Home Secretary in 2013, Theresa May banned miraa imports, claiming her country could become a transit route for…

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33 Africans drown off Yemen after smugglers force passengers into sea: IOM

0 Visits: 13 | Monday September 03, 2018 - 10:46:14
At least 33 African migrants drowned off the eastern coast of Yemen after smugglers operating the boat forced the passengers into sea, the spokesman of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Yemen told Xinhua Sunday. "The victims, including 22 men and 11 women, drowned on Wednesday off…

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Qatar invites volunteers for 2022 FIFA World Cup

0 Visits: 12 | Monday September 03, 2018 - 10:38:17
SC secretary general Hassan al-Thawadi said volunteers would play a pivotal role in helping Qatar deliver a unique tournament. "We have always maintained that this tournament is one for the whole region. Now, we are excited to open registration for volunteers interested in joining us on our journey.…

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Syria blasts at Mezzeh military airport 'not Israeli strikes'

0 Visits: 11 | Sunday September 02, 2018 - 10:42:30
The loud blasts, reported at the Mezzeh airport, were caused by an explosion at a munitions dump, Sana news agency said, citing Syrian military sources. The incident was the result of an electrical fault, the agency added.

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Trump says Canada not needed in NAFTA deal, warns Congress not to interfere

0 Visits: 13 | Sunday September 02, 2018 - 09:36:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there was no need to keep Canada in the North American Free Trade Agreement and warned Congress not to meddle with the trade negotiations or he would terminate the trilateral trade pact altogether. "There is no political necessity…

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Roundup: Ethiopia's prominent gov't critic, activist returns home after over 2 decades in exile

0 Visits: 17 | Sunday September 02, 2018 - 09:25:57
Beyene, who was welcomed by senior Ethiopian government officials including Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen upon his arrival in Ethiopia, said that recent peaceful transition and reform within the Ethiopian government structure was the major factor for him to return to the east African country.…

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Islamist militants kill up to 30 Nigerian soldiers in attack on base

0 Visits: 11 | Sunday September 02, 2018 - 09:15:49
Security sources said on Saturday the attack on Thursday by suspected members of Islamic State in West Africa was on a base in Zari village in the north of Borno State. In 2016 ISWA split from Boko Haram, the jihadist group that has killed more than 30,000 people in the region since 2009, when it launched…

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Ex-senator Abdile's nomination to SRC sparks uproar in House

0 Visits: 20 | Saturday September 01, 2018 - 10:00:25
A storm erupted in the National Assembly on Thursday evening over how former nominated senator Halima Abdile was shortlisted by Parliamentary Service Commission to represent MPs in SRC. Speaker Justin Muturi rejected the nomination of Abdile to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission. Ruling on a matter…

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Somali-Americans discover Turkey with Yunus Emre Institute

0 Visits: 16 | Saturday September 01, 2018 - 09:50:51
The Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) is carrying out an important project that reinforces Turkey's function as being a bridge between East and West. Representing Turkish culture and language all over the world, the state-run YEE is organizing a tour in Istanbul, Bursa and Ankara for approximately 20 East…

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Nauru refugees: The island where children have given up on life

0 Visits: 19 | Saturday September 01, 2018 - 09:38:27
uicide attempts and horrifying acts of self-harm are drawing fresh attention to the suffering of refugee children on Nauru, in what is being described as a "mental health crisis". The tiny island nation, site of Australia's controversial offshore processing centre, has long been plagued…

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UAE used Israeli spyware to hack Saudi, Qatari and Lebanese rivals

0 Visits: 24 | Saturday September 01, 2018 - 09:33:39
The United Arab Emirates had asked an Israeli spyware company it had contracted to surveil dissidents to tap the phone calls of the prime minister of Lebanon and other Arab officials, it emerged Friday. The Emirati government reportedly asked the NSO Group how best to hack the phones of various politicians,…

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H.E President Farmajo holds bilateral talks with H.E Xi Jinping

0 Visits: 17 | Friday August 31, 2018 - 17:31:49
His Excellency President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo held bilateral discussions with H.E. President Xi Jinping, the President of the People's Republic of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. President Farmajo commended President…

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NUSOJ and VIKES conduct media workers labour rights training in Kismayo

0 Visits: 12 | Friday August 31, 2018 - 16:54:17
The National Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Finnish Foundation for Media Development VIKES today concluded a two day media workers labour rights and how to organize training funded by the European Union for 25 journalists in Kismayo, Jubaland State of Somalia. The training was attended…

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Yemen war: 'Nowhere left to hide' for 400,000 trapped in Hodeidah

0 Visits: 19 | Thursday August 30, 2018 - 10:59:20
Hodeidah, Yemen- Minutes. That's all Muhammed Yassin had to save his family. When two low-flying aircraft roared over his neighbourhood in the western city of Hodeidah last month, the 35-year-old knew time was ticking. Like many Yemenis that day he rushed home, picked up his family, and hastily…

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Plot to 'kill ex-Garissa official started in May'

0 Visits: 20 | Thursday August 30, 2018 - 10:40:56
The plot to shoot and kill former Garissa Finance chief Idris Mukhtar was hatched in May, a source close to the investigation has said. Investigations led to the questioning of Garissa Governor Ali Korane on Tuesday. Korane recorded statements with Kilimani police on Tuesday evening. He was picked up…

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Two deaths as looters ransack foreign-owned shops in Soweto

0 Visits: 17 | Thursday August 30, 2018 - 10:06:40
Mayhem engulfed almost the whole of Soweto on Wednesday afternoon as Soweto residents went on the rampage and looted dozens of foreign-owned shops around the township. Looting of foreign-owned shops occurred in Pimville, Mndeni, Chiawelo, Zola, Mofolo, Senoane, Naledi, and in White City, where there…

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Andrew Gillum wins Florida governor primary in upset victory for the left

0 Visits: 14 | Wednesday August 29, 2018 - 23:40:52
The Tallahassee mayor will be the Democratic nominee in one of 2018's most important governor's races.

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Cousin of Garissa governor 'plotted to kill ex-Garissa Minister

0 Visits: 29 | Wednesday August 29, 2018 - 10:29:11
The attempted murder of former Garissa Finance executive Idriss Mukhtar was planned by Governor Ali Korane's cousin, police sources told the Star yesterday. It emerged that there was a plot to eliminate Mukhtar and a city-based lawyer on suspicion they planned to challenge Korane's academic…

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