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Burundi's case against pullout of its troops in Somalia

0 Visits: 30 | Sunday February 17, 2019 - 12:01:26
The planned withdrawal of a further 1,000 troops of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), has been thrown into confusion after a directive by the African Union's Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) that the soldiers come exclusively from the Burundian contingent in Johwar, Hirshabelle…

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Counting push-ups can help predict your risk of heart disease

0 Visits: 39 | Sunday February 17, 2019 - 11:57:00
But what was interesting was the reason for their work. What they hoped to figure out was whether there exists an easy, in-person way that doctors could assess heart disease risk in their patients. It turns out, it might be as simple as asking people to do push-ups, according to a new study published…

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NBA Announces Basketball Africa League to Start in 2020; Barack Obama Involved

0 Visits: 28 | Sunday February 17, 2019 - 11:45:40
The league, which will begin play in 2020, will feature squads from Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. Qualification tournaments will be held later this year to determine the inaugural participants. Each country will be limited to two teams. The plan is…

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Breaking News:Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia, orders Somali envoy out

0 Visits: 60 | Saturday February 16, 2019 - 23:58:18
The auction took place in London, United Kingdom, last week, Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau said Saturday. Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo was summoned back to Nairobi for urgent consultations. "This unparalleled affront and illegal grab at the resources of Kenya will not go unanswered and…

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Turkey's Erdogan urges U.S. to confront Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

0 Visits: 37 | Saturday February 16, 2019 - 11:33:05
ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday scolded the Trump administration for not confronting Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He said that his government was in possession of additional "documents" related to the case it had not shared. "The…

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Ethiopia, Djibouti Sign 3.2 Bln USD Natural Gas Pipeline Agreement

0 Visits: 40 | Saturday February 16, 2019 - 00:07:58
The Chinese company Poly-GCL will execute the 3.2-billion-USD project that includes the construction of a processing plant, it was learned. Production is expected to begin in 2021, Mines and Petroleum State Minister Koang Tutlam told ENA.

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Court okays prosecutors' request for witness protection in ex-Somali president case

0 Visits: 35 | Saturday February 16, 2019 - 00:03:33
Prosecutors have argued to withhold the list of names in favor of witnesses protection due to the nature of the criminal case, which includes, but not limited to, indictments of 47 individualswith high level human rights abuse, attempt to violently overthrow the constitutional order and attempt to incite…

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Pro-Israel donors spent over $22m on lobbying and contributions in 2018

1 Visits: 29 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 23:59:31
The same or similar Israel-aligned groups and donors have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent decades, and that money poured into American politics through a variety of channels, according to the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. The CRP uses federal election records…

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Arab leaders downplay Israeli-Palestinian conflict in face of Iran concerns: leaked video

0 Visits: 44 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 23:55:43
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday released a video of a closed meeting in which senior Gulf Arab officials play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, defend Israel's right to defend itself, and describe Iran as the greatest threat to regional peace. The video, bearing…

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Theresa May suffers another humiliating Brexit defeat

0 Visits: 47 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 23:53:33
Lawmakers voted 303 to 258 against the government's motion, which included an amendment on renegotiating the Irish backstop -- a contentious part of the deal -- along with a nonbinding amendment to prevent a no-deal Brexit. A group of hard-line Brexiteers in May's Conservative party abstained…

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Kenyan court sentences police officer to death for killing detainee

0 Visits: 41 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 23:46:52
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody, one of the harshest punishments over widespread police brutality in the East African country. Activists have long accused Kenyan police of using excessive force with…

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Is Somalia ready for an oil boom?

0 Visits: 41 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 23:43:15
Opposition parties and members of the Upper House say although Somalia could benefit from the investment through licensing for drilling and any resources discovered, the government should not be taking the steps to exploit Somalia's potential for oil and gas at this time. They say the Constitution…

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NY Times: Yes, Omar is a Bigot — But Trump is a Bigger One

0 Visits: 40 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 23:40:18
But if you want to see a real anti-Semite in action, check out President Trump, the Times' Mark Lander wrote in"Trump, No Stranger to Jewish Stereotypes, Rejects Ilhan Omar's Apology." Omar, a Somali immigrant elected to Congress last November from a Minneapolis-area district, tweeted…

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Donald Trump to declare national emergency over border wall, McConnell, White House says

0 Visits: 36 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 23:30:39
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also said: "President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — including a national emergency — to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian…

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Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

1 Visits: 37 | Friday February 15, 2019 - 00:00:28
Disagreements over land and resources between the 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia have often led to violence and mass displacement, but a fast and unprecedented shift of power led by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is causing new strains, experts say.

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SOMA Marks World Radio Day and the sixth anniversary of its establishment {PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 36 | Thursday February 14, 2019 - 21:59:38
SOMA is an association under which at least 40 media based in Puntland, Galmudug , Hirshabelle, Banadir, Jubaland and South West of Somalia are united Mogadishu, Somalia, February 13, 2019:an event for the remembrance of the International World Radio Day and the 6th anniversary of the establishment…

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PRSEE RELEASE Distribution of digital voice recorder equipments for SOMA member media houses

0 Visits: 27 | Thursday February 14, 2019 - 21:46:25
The Somali Media Association (SOMA) has distributed digital voice recorders –SONNY Type to SOMA member media stations for the occasion of the observation of the world radio day 2019 and the 6th anniversary of the establishment of SOMA. The radio voice recorder equipments have been purchased with the…

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Ilhan Omar swings back after Trump calls for resignation

0 Visits: 27 | Thursday February 14, 2019 - 00:01:03
"You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?" Omar responded to Donald Trump.

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DefendDefenders NewsLitters- jauwary 2019{I am happy to say that DefendDefenders kick-started the new year in a positive and proactive way, with several missions, trainings, and events behind us.}

0 Visits: 31 | Wednesday February 13, 2019 - 19:25:23
Throughout 2019, Ethiopia will be a priority country for DefendDefenders as we wish to bolster the encouraging and progressive human rights developments taking place in the country. I was therefore honoured to lead aDefendDefenders delegation to Addis Ababafrom 22-30 January to meet with government…

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Ilhan Omar's AIPAC tweet sparks condemnation, including from Chelsea Clinton

0 Visits: 44 | Monday February 11, 2019 - 13:07:48
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sparked backlash Sunday evening from members of both parties -- including former first daughter Chelsea Clinton -- after she accused a prominent lobbying group of paying members of Congress to support Israel. Omar, who became the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress…

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