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New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 cover

0 Visits: 54 | Saturday April 13, 2019 - 00:00:32
The New York Post on Thursday escalated the situation, publishing a jarring image of the Twin Towers on its front page, taking her quote out of its context. President Trump's campaignquickly shared the image.

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Auckland rapper Mo Muse dedicates 'Friday' to the victims of the Christchurch attack

0 Visits: 45 | Friday April 12, 2019 - 23:58:35
"Not only do I belong to the Muslim faith, but I'm also close with the Muslim community in Christchurch, so the tragedy has hit very close to home. "'Friday' is a powerful and unforgiving track, but still has a feeling of glory behind it. It's also very personal to me, and the…

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East Africa Bank opens new headquarters in Djibouti

0 Visits: 51 | Friday April 12, 2019 - 23:56:49
The bank has its services available in 15 locations in Djibouti and is targeting to have more physical presence in the country and venture into Ethiopia, and other Eastern African countries. The expansion resonates with the name East Africa Bank and the institution's Chief Executive Officer Ibrahim…

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Somalia rejoins UPU family as decades-long sanctions are lifted

0 Visits: 62 | Thursday April 11, 2019 - 22:06:39
Bern, Switzerland – April 11, 2019) Somalia has officially resumed its full membership at the world's governing body for postal services, as decades-long sanctions were lifted the same day. Somalia's minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, H. E. Abdi Ashur Hassan and director general of…

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Halima Aden wants more brands to embrace the modest fashion market

0 Visits: 44 | Wednesday April 10, 2019 - 23:44:59
Halima Aden is breaking barriers in the fashion industry at a time when xenophobia is at a peak. A proud Somali-American model turned UNICEF ambassador, she made history as the first Miss Minnesota pageant contestant to don a hijab and a burkini on stage. A year later, she signed with international…

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Why this viral photo is becoming a symbol of women's rights protests in Sudan

0 Visits: 47 | Wednesday April 10, 2019 - 23:39:39
A crowd of Sudanese protesters — mainly women — necks craned, phones held up to capture the moment, looks toward a young woman standing on top of a car. Her white thobe a sharp contrast against Khartoum's evening sky, she raises her right arm as she leads the crowd in a chant, all of them echoing…

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Amnesty International: Global executions fell by one-third in 2018 with declines in Pakistan, Iran

0 Visits: 44 | Wednesday April 10, 2019 - 23:29:34
The number of known judicial executions around the world declined by nearly one-third in 2018 compared to 2017, reaching the lowest level in at least a decade, Amnesty International says in its annual report on death sentences and executions. Belarus was among a handful of countries that defied the…

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Mogadishu's only free ambulance service told not to respond to bomb blasts - police say it's okay

0 Visits: 43 | Wednesday April 10, 2019 - 12:19:21
Mogadishu's only free ambulance service has been told by police to not respond to bomb attacks in the embattled capital, according to group's founder. Dr. Abdukadir Abdirahman, the founder of Aamin Ambulance said he received a directive from the police commission that ordered his service to…

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Somali, AU forces arrest 9 al-Shabab militants in southern region

0 Visits: 49 | Tuesday April 09, 2019 - 23:40:15
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces said Monday they have arrested nine al-Shabab militants during a security operation backed by Somali troops in southern region. The AU mission said the operation, which was carried out on Sunday in near Sabiid Anole town in Lower Shabelle, about 40…

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Budget bill would tighten loophole that encourages irregular border-crossing

0 Visits: 42 | Tuesday April 09, 2019 - 23:32:03
OTTAWA—The Liberal government is taking steps to stem the tide of asylum seekers who've been crossing into Canada from the U.S. at unofficial border crossings. Tucked into this year's 392-page omnibus budget bill, which arrived in the House of Commons Monday evening, is a provision that would…

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In unprecedented move, U.S. names Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group

0 Visits: 38 | Tuesday April 09, 2019 - 23:23:06
WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces.

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10 questions Somalia's prime minister should answer in Washington

0 Visits: 38 | Tuesday April 09, 2019 - 12:20:54
Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire begins a visit to Washington on Monday. Meetings are tentatively scheduled at the World Bank and either at or with senior officials from the State Department, Treasury Department, and the United States' intelligence community. Khaire, who has just begun his…

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Ilhan Omar asks God to forgive Trump for mocking her hours after man arrested over death threat

0 Visits: 36 | Tuesday April 09, 2019 - 12:15:09
A man from New York was arrested on Friday after the FBI said he phoned up Ms Omar's office and told a staff member: "Why are you working for her, she's a f***ing terrorist. I'll put a bullet in her f***ing skull." He later told bureau investigators he "loves the president and…

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Victims of Westgate Mall attack await justice as trial nears end

0 Visits: 37 | Monday April 08, 2019 - 21:49:03
As from last week, the High Court started listening to the defence of three suspects facing charges over Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi. Mr Mohammed Ahmed Abdi, Mr Liban Abdullahi Omar, unknown alias Adan Mohammed alias Adan Abdikadir alias Aden Dheq, and Mr Hussein Hassan Mustafa were arrested on…

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Young woman languishes in Kenya as refugee arrivals slump under Trump policy

0 Visits: 42 | Monday April 08, 2019 - 21:41:26
Fatuma Majendero, a 19-year-old refugee from conflict-torn Somalia, counted the days for her turn to fly to America. Stuck on her own in a dreary apartment near Nairobi, Kenya, Majendero enjoyed video chats with her cousin in Lancaster.

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Anxious SA attempts to tackle xenophobia

0 Visits: 35 | Monday April 08, 2019 - 21:23:46
Whether the reason for the violence that erupted in South Africa last week is defined as xenophobic or criminality, foreign nationals are living in fear following the attacks that took place mainly in the KwaZulu Natal province.

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PM sets off to Washington after mini cabinet shuffle

0 Visits: 51 | Monday April 08, 2019 - 11:34:36
Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has departed to the U.S. capital on Sunday after appointing three new cabinet ministers.

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Chief of staff says Dems will 'never' see Trump tax returns

0 Visits: 54 | Monday April 08, 2019 - 11:32:34
WASHINGTON (AP) —Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt"…

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U.S. military pulls out of Libyan capital as rival militias battle

0 Visits: 49 | Monday April 08, 2019 - 11:30:14
The United States military evacuated its small contingent of troops from the Libyan capital on Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring strongman, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, from taking control of the city. Forces under the command of General Hifter made a surprise advance on the outskirts…

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Beto O'Rourke: Netanyahu is 'racist,' doesn't represent 'true will of the Israeli people'

0 Visits: 48 | Monday April 08, 2019 - 11:27:04
Netanyahu on Sunday, outright calling him "racist" and an obstacle to peace. Speaking in Iowa as he campaigns for the Democratic nomination for president, O'Rourke said the US-Israeli relationship was among the most important "on the planet" and singled out Netanyahu.

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