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Khashoggi murder planned days in advance, says Turkey's Erdogan

0 Visits: 27 | Tuesday October 23, 2018 - 19:19:53
He demanded Saudi Arabia provide answers about where Khashoggi's body was, and who ordered the operation. The Saudi kingdom has provided conflicting accounts of what happened to the Washington Post contributor. After weeks of maintaining he was still alive, the authorities now say the 59-year-old…

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Teachers oppose shift to 'unsafe' Mandera county

0 Visits: 32 | Tuesday October 23, 2018 - 10:09:29
About 500 Marsabit and Isiolo teachers have protested against their transfer to what they call "conflict-plagued Mandera". They said they fear for their lives because terrorist attacks and communal clashes are more frequent in Northeastern county bordering Somalia. They are required to report…

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Foreign maids on 'hell' of kafala jobs in Middle East

0 Visits: 40 | Tuesday October 23, 2018 - 10:06:27
Under the system, foreign maids are legally bound to their employer and have limited rights.

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'You'll Never Convince Me That He Didn't Do This'

0 Visits: 31 | Tuesday October 23, 2018 - 09:56:20
So, less than two days after Saudi Arabia changed its story yet again and claimed its agents had killed dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi after all in a fistfight gone awry in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Senator Lindsey Graham sat down with Bartiromo on Sunday morning, playing directly to the…

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Minister closes Conference for ICT professionals

0 Visits: 11 | Monday October 22, 2018 - 19:06:16
Minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, H. E. Abdi Ashur Hassan, has officially closed the third conference for Somali Network Operators Group (SomNOG 3), which brought together decision makers and professionals from private sector, academia, and government.

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Ethiopia signs peace deal with rebels from gas-rich region

0 Visits: 30 | Monday October 22, 2018 - 09:51:18
The ONLF launched its bid for secession of the Somali Region, also known as Ogaden, in eastern Ethiopia in 1984. In 2007, Ethiopian forces launched a large-scale offensive against the group after the rebels killed 74 people in an attack on a Chinese-run oil facility. Earlier this year, parliament removed…

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Turkey's President Vows to Detail Khashoggi Death 'in Full Nakedness'

0 Visits: 37 | Monday October 22, 2018 - 09:31:25
Turkish officials have been leaking lurid details for weeks about the assassination and reported dismemberment of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, keen to maintain good relations with Saudi Arabia, has until now mostly…

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Egypt denies organ theft claims after death of British tourist

0 Visits: 33 | Monday October 22, 2018 - 09:28:32
Authorities say heart, as well as parts of liver and kidneys of David Humphries were taken to establish cause of death Egyptian authorities have denied reports of alleged organ theft after the body of a British tourist who died suddenly while on holiday was returned home without some organs. David Humphries,…

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Government under pressure to use Salisbury sanctions against Saudi officials after Khashoggi killing

0 Visits: 43 | Sunday October 21, 2018 - 11:02:12
Andrew Mitchell, the former international development secretary, led calls for the Magnitsky law, which mirrors similar legislation in the US and Canada, to be used against any individuals complicit in the death of Jamal Khashoggi. The intervention came as the government said it was "considering…

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Khashoggi killing: All eyes on Turkey as calls for answers remain

0 Visits: 36 | Sunday October 21, 2018 - 10:53:28
Analysts say Riyadh's 'brawl' account of critic's killing puts onus on Turkey to disclose any proof it may have. After more than two weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. In…

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NCA General Manager opens Somali Network Operators Group Conference

0 Visits: 35 | Saturday October 20, 2018 - 20:45:57
Abdi Sheikh, The General Manager of National Communication Authority (NCA) of Somalia, has officially opened the Somali Network Operators Group (SomNOG) conference that brings together Internet engineers, networking experts, Internet business leaders, academia, and other interested parties from around…

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Saudis May Blame Intelligence Official for Killing Jamal Khashoggi

0 Visits: 36 | Friday October 19, 2018 - 12:05:59
The plan to assign blame to Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, a high-ranking adviser to the crown prince, would be an extraordinary recognition of the magnitude of international backlash to hit the kingdom since the disappearance of Mr. Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident. A resident of Virginia and contributor…

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Mumuni Abubakar Sokpari: Ghana's pioneering coach in Somalia

0 Visits: 30 | Friday October 19, 2018 - 12:02:34
From Angola through to Zambia, there are many Ghanaian players and coaches making a living in various African leagues. However, even by these standards, the story of Mumuni Abubakar Sokpari is unique. The former Wa All Stars coach has pitched camp in Somalia, a country ravaged by civil war and insecurity,…

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Minnesota House hopeful calls marriage, fraud claims 'lies'

0 Visits: 25 | Thursday October 18, 2018 - 20:24:23
Ilhan Omar, who is running in Minnesota's liberal 5th District, continues to be dogged by conservatives who have raised questions about her past. As the election approaches, the attacks are intensifying: Last week, Minnesota Republicans in the 5th District began a digital billboard campaign and…

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Jamal Khashoggi: UK pulls out of Saudi Arabia trade conference over missing journalist

0 Visits: 22 | Thursday October 18, 2018 - 20:20:45
British officials said Liam Fox had decided it was not "the right time" and urged Saudi leaders to conduct a "credible" investigation into Mr Khashoggi's apparent death. France's finance minister has also cancelled his attendance at the investment conference in Riyadh amid questions…

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Press Statement for Immediate Release SOMA Express Concern over Misleading the Bidding for the Somali Constitutional Review Process Media Campaign

0 Visits: 43 | Thursday October 18, 2018 - 09:34:49
he Somali Media Association (SOMA) unifying more than 36 media stations operational in South and Central Somalia, registered with the Ministry of Information, and working in Mogadishu and in all over the five Somali regional states administrations is deeply concerned with how the bidding competition…

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Ethiopia Names 50% Female Cabinet in Government Overhaul

0 Visits: 55 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 21:48:37
Abiy appointed Aisha Mohammed as defense minister and created the Ministry of Peace that will be headed by Mufuriat Kami, making them two of 10 women in his cabinet. Others include Adanech Abeebe to head the Ministry of Revenue and former deputy mayor of the capital, Dagmawit Moges, as transport minister.…

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Ethiopia's PM names Ahmed Shide as finance minister

0 Visits: 29 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 21:36:30
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday named Ahmed Shide as finance minister to replace Abraham Tekeste, the state broadcaster said. Shide was government spokesman before the appointment. Abiy, who took office in April after several years of unrest forced his predecessor to quit, moved…

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Teen cousins found in Chaska pond accidentally drowned, authorities say

0 Visits: 23 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 21:22:22
Their car veered off the road into the water. Family and friends who stood vigil prepared to gather again to bury the women. Two 19-year-old cousins whose bodies were pulled from a Chaska pond Sunday night accidentally drowned, authorities ruled Monday, while funeral plans were finalized in the wake…

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Women poised to make history with 2018 midterm elections

0 Visits: 27 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 21:17:30
This year, more congressional races feature two women as the leading candidates than ever before, according to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. Similarly, the U.S. is seeing the highest number of women of color being nominated for U.S. House seats, the CAWP said.…

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