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Saudi Arabia to let 1,000 medical graduates finish training in Canada: report Share

0 Visits: 27 | Tuesday August 28, 2018 - 10:22:55
The students received an email Monday stating that they would be permitted to remain in Canada until another assignment is arranged, according to The Globe and Mail.

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John McCain's Final Letter to America

0 Visits: 26 | Tuesday August 28, 2018 - 10:11:13
My fellow Americans, whom I have gratefully served for 60 years, and especially my fellow Arizonians, thank you for the privilege of serving you, and for the rewarding life that service in uniform and in public office has allowed me to lead.

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UN urges sustained aid delivery to support 5.4 mln Somalis in need

0 Visits: 37 | Tuesday August 28, 2018 - 09:29:34
The UN humanitarian agency said on Monday humanitarian assistance needs to be sustained in Somalia to support the 5.4 million people who are still in need. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in its latest report, said food security continues to improve as livestock production…

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Zakia Hussein Ahmed Ranked Somalia's First Female General

0 Visits: 21 | Monday August 27, 2018 - 19:41:47
Zakia Hussein Ahmed, Somalis new deputy commander, became the first ever woman to take on the rank of General in the history of Somalia's security forces. General Zakia of the Somali Police Force had the new badges of ranks pinned on her shoulders by Prime Minister on behalf of the President in…

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Open letter on Ethiopia's reform agenda and the need to address Ethiopia's systemic human rights issues

0 Visits: 28 | Monday August 27, 2018 - 19:30:12
Excellency, DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) congratulates you on your appointment as Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. DefendDefenders is a regional civil society organisation established in 2005 that seeks to strengthen the work of human…

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Boxing saved Jama Hoday's life: With a new youth program, he's returning the favour

0 Visits: 27 | Monday August 27, 2018 - 09:44:46
Growing up, Jama Gaiye Hoday was not a happy kid. He was raised largely away from his parents, who out of concern for his safety sent him from his home in Somalia to live with an aunt in Kenya. He spent a few weeks in the Kakuma refugee camp, where people would remove light-coloured clothing after dark…

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Theresa May to visit Africa for first time as prime minister

0 Visits: 26 | Monday August 27, 2018 - 09:35:57
Mrs May will fly to South Africa on Tuesday before travelling to Nigeria and Kenya as part of a trade mission aimed at boosting post-Brexit fortunes. The prime minister said the trip would be a "unique opportunity at a unique time for the UK".

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John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81 By Stephen Collinson

0 Visits: 15 | Sunday August 26, 2018 - 09:08:38
McCain, who has died at the age of 81, was a naval bomber pilot, prisoner of war, conservative maverick, giant of the Senate, twice-defeated presidential candidate and an abrasive American hero with a twinkle in his eye. The Arizonan warrior politician, who survived plane crashes, several bouts of skin…

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Canada's backlogged asylum system is 'not sustainable,' immigration minister says in leaked letter

0 Visits: 29 | Saturday August 25, 2018 - 10:32:01
The language is unusually strong for Ahmed Hussen, who speaks often about Canada's 'strict and efficient immigration and border-control system'

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U.N. Says Saudi-led Airstrike Killed at Least 22 Yemeni Children

0 Visits: 28 | Saturday August 25, 2018 - 10:10:15
The United Nations said Friday that a Saudi-led airstrike had killed at least 22 children and four women in Yemen as they fled a fighting zone — the second mass killing of Yemeni civilians by Saudi Arabia and its military partners in two weeks. Mark Lowcock, the top United Nations relief official,…

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Alcohol: One drink a day is one too many, scientists say

0 Visits: 21 | Saturday August 25, 2018 - 00:01:56
A study of drinking around the world warns that even an occasional glass of wine can increase your chances of disease and an early death. Scientists say there's no such thing as a "safe level" of alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption caused almost 3 million premature deaths in 2016, according…

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Somalia's first FGM prosecution 'hampered' by victim's parents

0 Visits: 37 | Thursday August 23, 2018 - 23:14:21
Somalia's first prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl has run into problems because her parents will not help investigators locate the cutter, an activist said on Thursday. The case highlights the difficulties of ending the ancient tradition in…

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President Farmaajo calls on SNA to intensify the fight against Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 35 | Thursday August 23, 2018 - 21:36:02
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmaajo' has urged the Somali National Army to intensify the fight against Al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups fighting in the country.

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Mothers suffer as hospitals in Boni closed after Shabaab attacks

0 Visits: 19 | Thursday August 23, 2018 - 10:09:51
The closure of most dispensaries and health centres in areas earmarked for the ongoing multi-agency security Operation Linda Boni has subjected expectant mothers and children to immense suffering. The operation, whose objective is to flush out Al-Shabaab militants believed to be hiding inside the expansive…

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Fadumo Dayib: What vying for president of Somalia taught me

0 Visits: 22 | Thursday August 23, 2018 - 10:03:34
Fadumo Dayib's announcement of her candidacy for president of Somalia in 2016 drew as much admiration as it did ridicule. The 46-year-old was portrayed as the embodimentof change in some quarters. Apart from receiving death threats from the al-Shabaab and other quarters, her she also lost close…

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Somalia hires US lobbyists to help get more aid

0 Visits: 18 | Wednesday August 22, 2018 - 11:00:21
The government of Somalia is paying a US lobbying firm Sh40 million ($400,000) through the end of this year to help it gain renewed funding for the country's army and to lift the Trump administration's ban on Somalis' travel to the US. The agreement with the Sonoran Policy Group (SPG) was…

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Meet these young Somalis in the diaspora who are exhibiting their culture through art

0 Visits: 21 | Wednesday August 22, 2018 - 10:39:47
Next month will witness one of such events, as top performingSomali artists in the diaspora are set to converge in Minnesota for the third edition of the annual Aragti Wadaag art exhibition organized bySomaal House of Art. Exhibitions by the Minnesota-based art collective brings together artists that…

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AU Envoy Extends Best Wishes To All Muslims On The Occasion Of Eid-Al-Adha

0 Visits: 31 | Tuesday August 21, 2018 - 22:06:12
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, extends best wishes to all Muslims, on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, one of the pillars of Islam.

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Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

0 Visits: 32 | Tuesday August 21, 2018 - 21:53:59
About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

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First woman of color and first Somali-American to lead American Heart Association's Twin Cities Board.

0 Visits: 26 | Monday August 20, 2018 - 22:08:25
Dr. Jokho Farah, MBBS, Director of Quality and Population Health, at People's Center Clinics & Services, in Minneapolis, was elected president of the American Heart Association's Twin Cities Board. She is the first woman of color to be president of the local board and first Somali-American to…

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