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Somalia developing comprehensive plan to improve health of mothers, children and adolescents

0 Visits: 38 | Saturday January 26, 2019 - 00:08:49
Mogadishu, 24 January 2019 - With support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other United Nations partners, Somalia is currently developing a strategy that will change the rhetoric in the country and ensure Somali mothers and children can access quality health services equitably all across…

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African Migrants Treated as Royalty in Three Kings Celebration in Spain

0 Visits: 31 | Saturday January 26, 2019 - 00:06:24
Like many stories of its kind — migrants fleeing unbearable lives — this one begins at sea, with 60 people jammed like livestock headed to market in a dinghy best suited for six. What makes the journey of these immigrants from the Middle East and Northern Africa different from others is not the…

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Wave of protests rock Sudan, at least one dead

0 Visits: 26 | Saturday January 26, 2019 - 00:04:17
Thousands of people rallied across Sudan on Thursday and at least one protester died in the latest demonstrations calling on President Omar al-Bashir to step down. The northeast African nation has been rocked by more than a month of protests first triggered by a threefold increase in bread prices. They…

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New Congo president marks first peaceful transfer of power

0 Visits: 21 | Saturday January 26, 2019 - 00:02:04
For the first time since independence 60 years ago, Congo's presidency has changed hands with no bloodshed. President Felix Tshisekedi has promised to curb corruption, but his critics question the legitimacy of his surprise victory. Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi made news as soon as…

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World Refugee Council Calls on Nations to Use Frozen Funds to Help the Displaced

0 Visits: 17 | Saturday January 26, 2019 - 00:00:06
The council also called for people responsible for the growing crisis of refugees and internally displaced people — including government leaders, military officers and opposition and rebel figures — to be held accountable, all the way to the International Criminal Court. Chaired by former Canadian…

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Taliban names cofounder as head of political office in Qatar

0 Visits: 19 | Friday January 25, 2019 - 23:57:57
The Afghan Taliban has named one of its co-founders as the leader of its political office in Qatar, as part of a major reshuffle that comes as talks with the United States to end the 17-year war appear to gain momentum. The appointment of Abdul Ghani Baradar on Thursday was announced as a meeting in…

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Canadian detained after Kenya hotel attack was oilsands trucker, friend says

0 Visits: 21 | Friday January 25, 2019 - 22:12:11
Canadian Abdihakim Guleid, 46, has been detained in Kenya. Authorities suspect he may have helped attackers in a deadly Jan. 15 assault on a hotel in Nairobi that killed at least 21 people. According to court documents, authorities killed the attackers, who stormed the complex with gunfire and grenade…

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A plot to overthrow the president of Ethiopia's Somali region?

0 Visits: 59 | Thursday January 24, 2019 - 23:17:09
Chairperson of the the ruling party in the region, Somali People's Democratic Party (SPDP), Ahmed Shide, is involved in the plot, Jamal told DW Amharic. Since stepping up as the region's leadership six months ago, the current leadership has started to reform the region by cracking down hard…

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Islamic State Somalia eulogizes foreign fighters

0 Visits: 43 | Thursday January 24, 2019 - 22:58:35
The video mainly featured archival footage of the group's members in Somalia's northern Puntland region, where the common trope of the so-called caliphate's 'paradise' is played out. The jihadists were seen swimming and at the beach, while nature shots were also played as a testament…

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The First Kenyan Muslim Presidential Candidate, Mohammed Abduba Dida to Pay a Historic Visit to Minnesota

0 Visits: 34 | Thursday January 24, 2019 - 21:56:10
For his two-week visit, he is all set to take part in the Fourth Annual Convention of Madina Mosque. After delivering lectures and meeting with East-African community leaders, Dida plans to visit other U.S. states as well. Next weekend, Mwalimu Dida is expected to reach Minnesota, which is home to the…

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Ex-Somalia President condemns Dusit attack, calls for international help

0 Visits: 31 | Thursday January 24, 2019 - 21:42:48
Sharif, who spoke to the Star in an interview in Nairobi, said all international resources should be channelled towards wiping out the Somalia-based terror group, al Shabaab. The militia claimed responsibility for the January 15 terror attack in which 21 people were killed and scores injured. "There…

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Ex-Somalia President Sheikh Sharif sets eye on Presidency

0 Visits: 41 | Wednesday January 23, 2019 - 21:38:59
Sheikh Sharif served as the Head of State in 2009-11. He said the inability of the current leadership to restore peace and security in the Horn of Africa country has compelled him to make a come-back to politics. Speaking during an interview with The Standard, the ex-President said during his tenure…

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178 irregular migrants held across Turkey

0 Visits: 39 | Wednesday January 23, 2019 - 21:19:32
In the northwestern province of Edirne, gendarmerie forces rounded up 49 irregular migrants -- Afghan, Pakistani and Somali nationals -- after stopping a suspicious vehicle in the Uzunkopru and Enez districts, said a security source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

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China assures support to Kenya in fighting terrorism

0 Visits: 33 | Wednesday January 23, 2019 - 21:10:30
In a translated message to Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma, Wang Yi, China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister conveyed the country's condolences and sympathies to affected families who lost loved ones in the attack at 14 Riverside Drive Complex. "China firmly opposes all…

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Turkish aid body provides health support in Somaliland

0 Visits: 28 | Wednesday January 23, 2019 - 20:55:33
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said 216 devices and medical equipment including an ultrasound device, echocardiography equipment, autoclave were provided for the Hargeisa State Hospital, which serves around 3 million patients.

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FBI arrests three men from Lansing, Michigan, for allegedly supporting ISIS

0 Visits: 43 | Wednesday January 23, 2019 - 14:32:23
Muse Abdikadir Muse, 23, his brother Mohamud Abdikadir Muse, 20, and another relative, 26-year-old Mohamed Salat Haji, were all charged with conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization, prosecutor said. Agents arrested Muse Muse at Gerald R. Ford Airport in Grand Rapids on Monday,…

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PSG fined €100,000 by French Football League for listing ethnic origins of young recruits

0 Visits: 37 | Wednesday January 23, 2019 - 14:27:18
Last November, French media revealed that from 2013 to 2018, the recruitment team of the Parisian football club categorised their young recruits by the following ethnicities: "French", "North African", "Caribbean", or "African". The French human rights NGO, la ligue des…

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Somalis turn a profit by transforming their scrap plastic

0 Visits: 23 | Wednesday January 23, 2019 - 00:07:00
MOGADISHU (Reuters): As the rubbish built up on the rubble of Mogadishu's wrecked streets, Ahmed Abdullah saw a business opportunity. He recruited a team of workers – many of them refugees from Somalia's long conflict – and sent them out to collect plastic bags, bottles and wrappers to turn…

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Kenya stops another suspected al Shabaab attack - police

0 Visits: 36 | Tuesday January 22, 2019 - 11:57:58
The assailants wounded one person while they attempted to hit the site in Garissa county, not far from the Kenyan-Somali border, owned by a Chinese road construction company that is building the Garissa-Modogashe highway. "The attackers were repulsed since the security officers were very alert.…

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Three senior al-Shabab militants arrested in southern Somalia

0 Visits: 29 | Tuesday January 22, 2019 - 11:54:31
Dahir Ali Mohamed, the commander of 260 unit section nine told journalists that their forces apprehended three high-profile militants in the Amniyat, al-Shabab's intelligence wing in an operation in the region. "Our forces have detained three al-Shabab terrorists who were planning terror attack…

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