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UN says 7 aid workers have died in Somalia this year

0 Visits: 21 | Monday August 20, 2018 - 21:51:15
Seven humanitarian workers have died so far this year and another 10 have been injured in Somalia, the UN top relief official in the Horn of Africa said.

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Human Rights Watch urges Ethiopia to probe years of abuse in Somali Region

0 Visits: 23 | Monday August 20, 2018 - 11:54:59
The government of Ethiopia should commit to an in-depth, independent fact-finding mission into many years of rights abuses and violations of the laws of war in eastern Ethiopia's Somali region, Human Rights Watch said today. This should include specific investigations into the responsibility of…

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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

0 Visits: 22 | Sunday August 19, 2018 - 20:49:04
More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources…

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Minnesota joins national 'pink wave' of female candidates

0 Visits: 21 | Sunday August 19, 2018 - 09:25:08
The trend is shaping up as historic. Across the country, record numbers of women are nominated for U.S. House and Senate seats. Women now hold 23 seats in the U.S. Senate and 84 in the House of Representatives. In Minnesota, many women are running for the Legislature after a recent dip in the number…

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UNHCR voluntarily repatriates 81,451 Somali refugees from Kenya

0 Visits: 31 | Saturday August 18, 2018 - 09:33:32
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its Monthly Update released in Nairobi that 6,085 of the refugees were returned in 2018, noting that 191 Burundians have also been assisted tor return home this year.

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President Farmajo announces major security reshuffle

0 Visits: 39 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 20:56:14
The major development of Thursday's reshuffle is undoubtedly Fahad Yasin's - political insider and right-hand-man to President Farmajo - move from his post as the Director General of Villa Somalia to the Deputy of NISA. Replacing him in Villa Somalia will be Amina Said Ali.

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Tanzania: Open letter to States for joint action to address crackdown on civic space and prevent a further deterioration of the situation

0 Visits: 45 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 19:03:40
Excellency, Ahead of the 39th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council ("the Council"), which will be held from 10-28 September 2018, we write to call on your delegation to deliver statements, both jointly and individually, to address the ongoing crackdown on civic space and human rights…

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PRESS RELEASE SOMA Concludes General Assembly Meeting in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 39 | Thursday August 16, 2018 - 09:27:20
the Somali Media Association (SOMA) has concluded the second day its two-day General Assembly Meeting that has been conducted at Makka Almukarama Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. The SOMA GA meeting participated by SOMA members of media owners , directors and other key invited guests from IMS/FOJO, Ministry…

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Ilhan Omar one step closer to Congress after clinching Democratic nod

0 Visits: 38 | Wednesday August 15, 2018 - 08:53:33
Minneapolis (HOL) - Ilhan Omar (D), the nation's first Somali-American legislator is one step closer to being the first Somali-American in Congress after winning the Democratic Party nomination for Minnesota's safely blue 5th Congressional District. The seat was held by Rep. Keith Ellison (D),…

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PRESS RELEASE SOMA launches General Assembly Meeting in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 49 | Wednesday August 15, 2018 - 08:01:33
in partnership with IMS/FOJO, The Somali Media Association (SOMA) has organized and commenced today the first day of two-day General Assembly meeting at Makka Almukarama Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Somali Prime Minister welcomes high-level Eritrean delegation in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 27 | Monday August 13, 2018 - 19:02:50
Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire received a high-level delegation from Eritrea including foreign minister, H. E. Ahmed Saleh and adviser to President of Eritrea, Mr. Yamane Gebreab, who are on an official visit to Somalia at the invitation of President of the Somalia, H. E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed…

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Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefire amid government reforms

0 Visits: 21 | Sunday August 12, 2018 - 20:35:34
The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) launched its bid for secession of the Somali Region, also known as Ogaden, in eastern Ethiopia in 1984. In 2007, Ethiopian forces waged a large-scale offensive against them after the group attacked a Chinese-run oil facility, killing 74 people.

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Trump sets a risky precedent with Turkey by imposing ' weaponized' sanctions

0 Visits: 27 | Sunday August 12, 2018 - 20:17:13
U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be leading by example with his aggressive habit of imposing economic sanctions abroad when he's aggrieved, but his reliance on a blunt tool could set a dangerous geopolitical trend. So say international trade lawyers and former diplomats, who point to what…

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Kenyan MPs weren't bribed on 'shoddy' sugar report -Woman Rep Gedi

0 Visits: 22 | Saturday August 11, 2018 - 20:06:02
In an interview on Saturday, Gedi while describing herself as a woman of "impeccable character", said she and "other right-thinking MPs" only mobilised their colleagues to reject the report. She said it had erroneously implicated two Cabinet secretaries who had nothing to do with importation…

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Somali National Economic Council Launched

0 Visits: 22 | Saturday August 11, 2018 - 19:06:40
The Government has officially launched the National Economic Council, which was established by a presidential decree on July 12, 2018. The Council was set up as an advisory council that supports the President and the government on management of pertinent economic policy matters, as well as provides…

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Somalia launches initiative to forge closer ties between police, public

0 Visits: 39 | Saturday August 11, 2018 - 12:27:26
The initiative dubbed "Get-To-Know-Your-Police" which is backed by the police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), aims at forging closer ties between the police and members of the public.

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AMISOM condemns Al-Shabaab attack on a Mosque in a Mogadishu suburb {PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 28 | Friday August 10, 2018 - 20:33:43
The AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, has strongly condemned the recent brazen attack on a Mosque in Mogadishu's Hamar Jajab district, in which one person was killed. An Al-Shabaab gunman attacked worshippers last Saturday evening, during 'Maqrib'…

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UAE to build oil pipeline between Eritrea and Ethiopia

0 Visits: 25 | Friday August 10, 2018 - 20:10:18
Fana Broadcasting said the information was revealed during a meeting in Addis Ababa between Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE's state minister for international cooperation.

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DefendDefenders renews partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda

0 Visits: 21 | Friday August 10, 2018 - 18:15:06
DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) today renewed its partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda. The contract, which was signed by H.E. Henk Jan Bakker and DefendDefenders' Executive Director, Hassan Shire at the Human Rights…

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Justin Trudeau vows to speak out on human rights, refuses to back down in Saudi Arabia dispute

0 Visits: 32 | Thursday August 09, 2018 - 09:50:57
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada will continue to speak out "clearly and firmly" on human rights around the globe, refusing to back down in an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia sparked by Ottawa's criticism over the detention of activists in that country. In his…

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