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Anglo-Turkish consortium signs deal to build and operate Somalia's Hobyo port

0 Visits: 642 | Thursday November 05, 2020 - 23:54:19
The government of Somalia's Galmudug State has signed an agreement with a UK-based consortium to build a port in the coastal town of Hobyo. The deal was announced on Twitter by Abdisabir Nur Shurie, Galmudug's minister for ports and fisheries. The minister says the deal was signed in London…

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Two men are sentenced to death in Somalia for gang-rape and murder of 14-year-old girl

0 Visits: 640 | Thursday November 05, 2020 - 23:39:28
Two men have been sentenced to death in Somalia for the gang-rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. In the latest rape case to shock the nation, Mohamed Abdi Faray and Abdirahman Mohamed Isaq were convicted of raping and killing the teenager in the Somali city of Bosaso.

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SJS and SOMA call for Hargeisa court to reverse its politically-motivated and unjust verdict against Astaan TV CEO

0 Visits: 643 | Thursday November 05, 2020 - 23:13:57
MOGADISHU, Somalia 5 November 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and Somali Media Association (SOMA) strongly condemn the politically-motivated decision by the Marodi-Jeh Regional Court in Hargeisa against the subscription-based television cable service Astaan TV and its CEO, Abdimanan Yusuf…

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Ethiopia declares state of emergency in opposition-ruled Tigray

0 Visits: 640 | Thursday November 05, 2020 - 18:30:20
Ethiopia's government has declared a state of emergency in the northern Tigray region after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accused the opposition-led local government of attacking federal troops and trying to "loot" military assets.

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NAIT Ooks basketball player Yasser Abdullahi shares story of surviving suicide bombing

0 Visits: 1477 | Thursday November 05, 2020 - 18:25:15
TheNAITOoks basketball team is hoping to have guard Yasser Abdullahi for the next few years. But that might be easier said than done. Abdullahi spent 11 years in Montreal, and that's the longest he has been in any place. "Home is where the heart is," said Abdullahi. "There's not…

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U.S. election: As vote counting continues, here are the lawsuits Trump has filed

0 Visits: 435 | Thursday November 05, 2020 - 13:01:43
U.S. PresidentDonald Trump'scampaign has turned to the courts in multiple states in an attempt to stop vote counting and invalidate ballots yet to be counted, as thepresidential electionremainstoo close to call. Trump's path to the 270 electoral college votes needed to secure a second term has…

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The Somali man who has a scorpion named after him.

0 Visits: 442 | Wednesday November 04, 2020 - 21:10:12
If you were going to have a creature named after you then a scorpion may not be your first choice, but Ahmed Ibrahim Awale believes the pandinurus awalei will serve as an inspiration to budding Somali scientists. The 66-year-old scientist from Somaliland has been honoured by the three researchers who…

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Trump lays the groundwork for combustible post-election aftermath by prematurely crowning himself the winner

0 Visits: 408 | Wednesday November 04, 2020 - 20:41:23
The ingredients have been assembled for a combustible post-election aftermath in the United States, and Donald Trump has begun flinging matches. Uncertainty had been predicted for months, and early returns confirmed that voting day would, indeed, pass without a clear winner. As in 2016, Trump outperformed…

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PM Roble vows to fight graft, boost revenue collection

0 Visits: 559 | Monday November 02, 2020 - 00:00:02
- Somalia's newly appointed Prime Minister Mohamed Roble has vowed to root out corruption in government as the Horn of Africa nation remains one of the most corrupted country in the world Speaking during an inspection tour of the Ministry of Finance, Mogadishu Port and the Central Bank, Roble said…

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Somalia in solidarity with Turkey over earthquake-President Farmaajo

0 Visits: 541 | Saturday October 31, 2020 - 15:59:05
Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo has condoled the people of Turkey following an earthquake there that has killed about 30 people. Farmaajo said in a tweet his country remains in solidarity with the president and people of Turkey noting 'we share the shocks of the tremor and tears with the Republic…

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UN panel says N. Korean mortar apparently used in terrorist attack in Somalia

0 Visits: 543 | Saturday October 31, 2020 - 15:51:01
SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Yonhap) -- The al-Shabab Islamic extremist group used what appears to be a North Korean mortar in an apparent attack against the United Nations compound in Somalia earlier this year, a U.N. panel has said, in a sign of possible arms deals between the two sides. The al-Qaida-linked group…

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Somalia's Ramla Ali eyes world and Olympic glory on eve of pro debut

0 Visits: 531 | Saturday October 31, 2020 - 15:36:15
Ramla Ali, a former British champion turned model turned Anthony Joshua and Meghan Markle protégé, begins a professional career on Saturday which the former refugee hopes will take her to both world and Olympic glory.

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Canada to target over 400,000 immigrants per year

0 Visits: 522 | Saturday October 31, 2020 - 15:21:40
Today, Canada announced its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada will target the highest level of immigration in its history. Over the coming three years, Canada will aim to welcome the following level of new permanent residents: · 2021: 401,000 immigrants · 2022: 411,000 immigrants · 2023:…

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Why Donald Trump's campaign focus on immigration could backfire in Minnesota

0 Visits: 468 | Saturday October 31, 2020 - 15:06:11
It isn't the first time he's made refugees the focus of his campaign messaging in the state. TV ads produced to air across Minnesota focus on the issue as well. "What does Biden now propose while the pandemic still smoulders around the globe? Increasing refugees by 700 per cent from some…

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Somali refugees watch US election closely

0 Visits: 466 | Saturday October 31, 2020 - 14:53:07
Refugees who were affected by US President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban are closely following the US election. Many are hoping for a new life in the US — but their futures hang in the balance.

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FESOJ and VIKES train 25 Journalists and 10 Police officers on freedom of expression, safety of journalists, and public order in Galkayo ahead of Somalia elections.{PRESS STATEMENT}

0 Visits: 470 | Friday October 30, 2020 - 09:20:12
Galkayo, Friday, October 30, 2020 The two training co-organized by Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) and the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) with funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland kicked off in Galkayo on Tuesday 27 October, 2020.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME MANAGER

0 Visits: 610 | Thursday October 29, 2020 - 07:17:54
Background DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend…

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Somalia's economy to contract 2.5% this year, World Bank says

0 Visits: 550 | Wednesday October 28, 2020 - 17:20:41
Apart from the pandemic, the Horn-of-Africa economy has also been hit by severe flooding this year and a widespread infestation of desert locusts, which is in its second wave. "The pandemic is projected to push the economy into contraction, increase fiscal pressures, and deepen poverty in 2020,"…

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Edmonton man killed in accident while working on the Trans Mountain pipeline

0 Visits: 497 | Wednesday October 28, 2020 - 17:15:34
Abdikadar Mohamed Sahal, a Local92 union member, was killed on the West Edmonton pipeline construction site. A shoring box struck Sahal at around 2 PM on Tuesday. According to Alberta Health Services, emergency medical services were dispatched to the scene, but unfortunately, Salah was pronounced dead…

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Alleged planner of Mali Radisson Blu hotel attack goes on trial

0 Visits: 444 | Wednesday October 28, 2020 - 17:05:23
The alleged Islamists face charges of planning and executing the attacks. This is a rare trial in the country which has been fighting an insurgency since 2012. French soldiers have been helping the Malian army, but the government has not been able to take full control of the country. Fawaz Ould Ahmeida,…

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