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Think before you tweet, Barack Obama advises leaders

0 Visits: 16 | Saturday December 02, 2017 - 10:00:34
Former US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to "snap judgements to complex issues" and warned leaders to think before tweeting. Obama was repeatedly asked about his successor, President Donald Trump, at a New Delhi symposium…

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Somalia lays out work plan for rehabilitation of ex-militants

0 Visits: 29 | Saturday December 02, 2017 - 09:56:11
Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have set out a detailed work plan on integrating and rehabilitating converts from violent opposition groups. Somali Defector Rehabilitation Program (DRP) said on Friday its priority plans include defector disarmament and community engagement…

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Perpetrator of 2016 attack at Ohio State acted alone: FBI

0 Visits: 18 | Thursday November 30, 2017 - 16:13:20
A Somali immigrant who wounded 11 people in a car and knife attack at Ohio State University a year ago was influenced by the ideology of militant group Islamic State, but had no outside help in planning the violence, the FBI said on Wednesday. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 20, on Nov. 28, 2016, plowed into…

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Al-Shabaab militants kill 2 police officers in coastal Kenya

0 Visits: 18 | Wednesday November 29, 2017 - 10:27:40
Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Tuesday killed two police officers and injured two others in Kenya's coastal town of Lamu in its latest attack in the tourism resort region.

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High Level Meeting on Strand 4, P/CVE took place in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 47 | Wednesday November 29, 2017 - 08:44:14
Speech H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism The Federal Republic of Somalia High Level Meeting on Strand 4 (P/CVE) Mogadishu, 28 November 2017 Dear Co-Chair, Ambassador Andreas von Uexkull, Ministers, representatives of Federal Member States, Ambassadors,…

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Reflections on the 61st session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

0 Visits: 29 | Tuesday November 28, 2017 - 17:13:53
In October, DefendDefenders travelled to the Gambia, accompanied by human rights defenders (HRDs) from Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda to attend the 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR or the Commission). On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, DefendDefenders…

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Officers arrest man accused Melbourne New Year's attack

0 Visits: 32 | Tuesday November 28, 2017 - 10:55:37
A 20-year-old Australian citizen has been arrested for plotting a shooting rampage in Melbourne's central square while it is packed with New Year's Eve revelers. Police say he was inspired by jihadist terrorists and associated with a local "extremist community." The man was rounded up…

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Gabar 12 Sano jir ah oo wacdaro ka dhigtay ciyaarihii Soomaalida ee Atlanta lagu soo gaba-gabeeyay Sawirro

0 Visits: 27 | Monday November 27, 2017 - 16:54:23
Gabar Soomaaliyeed oo lagu magacaabo Ayaan Axmed Maxamuud oo ka mid ah kooxda Kubadda Cagta da'doodu ay ka yareyd 12 sano jirka ee Gobolka Tennessee u mataleysay, ciyaarihii qaboobaha Soomaalida ee dhawaan lagu soo gaba-gabeeyay magaalada Atlanta, ayaa wacdaro ka dhigtay intii ciyaarahu ay socdeen.

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Conflict in Somalia's south forces over 10,000 to flee

0 Visits: 28 | Monday November 27, 2017 - 16:40:10
Aerial bombardment and ground fighting in Somalia's Middle and Lower Shabelle regions this month have forced over 10,000 people to flee for their lives, a Norway-based humanitarian agency said on Monday.

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Third Somali minster leaves office, PM appoints official temporarily

0 Visits: 35 | Sunday November 26, 2017 - 22:37:15
Somalia Prime minister, Hassan Ali Kheire on Sunday fired Imaan Abdullahi Ali who was the country's religious affairs minister.

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UN pushes refugee self-reliance as donor funding for Kenya dwindles

0 Visits: 24 | Sunday November 26, 2017 - 12:18:04
A steep shortfall in donor funding for refugee services in Kenya and other host countries is leading the United Nations to seek new ways of aiding the nearly 400,000 Somalis and South Sudanese living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps. The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has requested $231 million…

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Post & Telecom Minister closes second conference of Somali Network Operators Group

0 Visits: 27 | Friday November 24, 2017 - 14:04:38
The Minister for Posts, Telecom and Technology, H. E. Abdi Ashur Hasan, has officially closed the second annual conference of Somali Network Operators Group (SOMNOG), held at Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu. The two-day conference was attended by around 100 representatives from telecom operators, ISPS, universities,…

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Ahmed Iman alias Kimanthi flees after Al-Shabaab fallout

0 Visits: 23 | Thursday November 23, 2017 - 09:19:17
A Kenyan who rose through Al-Shabaab ranks to become the poster boy for the terrorist organisation is on the run after falling out with other commanders who want him executed. Ahmed Iman alias Kimanthi, who appeared in numerous Al-Shabaab propaganda videos taunting Kenyan troops fighting in Somalia,…

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Ruling party candidate Muuse Bihi Abdi wins Somaliland's presidential election

0 Visits: 30 | Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 18:07:42
Somaliland's National Election Commission (NEC) has officially declared Kulmiye's candidate, as the winner of the presidential election in the just-concluded polls.

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Somaliland opposition party abandons election race, accuses NEC

0 Visits: 24 | Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 12:16:15
Somaliland's main opposition party said on Monday that it will disassociate itself from the poll results expected to be declared in forthcoming hours by Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC). The leaders of Wadani party have raised fresh claims over vote counting barely two days after NEC…

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Somalia Statement on the UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S DAY, 2017

0 Visits: 25 | Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 11:32:14
Today 20 November, 2017 the Federal Government of Somalia joins the rest of the world in commemorating the Universal Children's Day. We recall that on 20th November, 1989 the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to indicate that the world had accepted that…

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Robert Mugabe remains Zimbabwean president

0 Visits: 23 | Monday November 20, 2017 - 11:09:27
Robert Mugabe clung on as Zimbabwe's president Sunday, using national TV to insist he still holds power despite a military takeover and mounting pressure for his autocratic 37-year rule to end. Crowds who gathered in bars and cafes in Harare to watch the address, which was widely expected would…

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Two killed and several injured in Somaliland after demos over poll irregularities erupted

0 Visits: 26 | Friday November 17, 2017 - 22:44:24
Two people were killed and several others sustained injuries after demonstrations over alleged poll irregularities turned chaotic in Burao and Hargeisa towns of the breakaway Somaliland on Thursday night, officials and witnesses confirmed. Violent protests erupted in different parts of Marodi-Jeh and…

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Breaking: Somaliland's main Opposition Party cuts off cooperation with poll agency

0 Visits: 29 | Thursday November 16, 2017 - 21:56:25
Mohamed Yasiin, Osman Afgaab and Hussein Ahmed Aideed who are Wadani chief agent, deputy chief agent and alternate chief agent respectively have displayed several fake ballot papers during press conference in Hargeisa.

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Somalia-focused Kaah International Microfinance Services wins $100,000 EFICA 2017

0 Visits: 33 | Thursday November 16, 2017 - 11:19:01
DUBAI - Kaah International Microfinance Services (KIMS) has been named the 2017 recipient of the Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards (EFICA), which is co-organised by Thomson Reuters and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. KIMS beat UK-based asset management firm Arabesque and Malaysia's retirement…

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