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Egypt denies organ theft claims after death of British tourist

0 Visits: 45 | Monday October 22, 2018 - 09:28:32
Authorities say heart, as well as parts of liver and kidneys of David Humphries were taken to establish cause of death Egyptian authorities have denied reports of alleged organ theft after the body of a British tourist who died suddenly while on holiday was returned home without some organs. David Humphries,…

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Government under pressure to use Salisbury sanctions against Saudi officials after Khashoggi killing

0 Visits: 52 | Sunday October 21, 2018 - 11:02:12
Andrew Mitchell, the former international development secretary, led calls for the Magnitsky law, which mirrors similar legislation in the US and Canada, to be used against any individuals complicit in the death of Jamal Khashoggi. The intervention came as the government said it was "considering…

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Khashoggi killing: All eyes on Turkey as calls for answers remain

0 Visits: 44 | Sunday October 21, 2018 - 10:53:28
Analysts say Riyadh's 'brawl' account of critic's killing puts onus on Turkey to disclose any proof it may have. After more than two weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. In…

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NCA General Manager opens Somali Network Operators Group Conference

0 Visits: 50 | Saturday October 20, 2018 - 20:45:57
Abdi Sheikh, The General Manager of National Communication Authority (NCA) of Somalia, has officially opened the Somali Network Operators Group (SomNOG) conference that brings together Internet engineers, networking experts, Internet business leaders, academia, and other interested parties from around…

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Saudis May Blame Intelligence Official for Killing Jamal Khashoggi

0 Visits: 44 | Friday October 19, 2018 - 12:05:59
The plan to assign blame to Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, a high-ranking adviser to the crown prince, would be an extraordinary recognition of the magnitude of international backlash to hit the kingdom since the disappearance of Mr. Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident. A resident of Virginia and contributor…

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Mumuni Abubakar Sokpari: Ghana's pioneering coach in Somalia

0 Visits: 42 | Friday October 19, 2018 - 12:02:34
From Angola through to Zambia, there are many Ghanaian players and coaches making a living in various African leagues. However, even by these standards, the story of Mumuni Abubakar Sokpari is unique. The former Wa All Stars coach has pitched camp in Somalia, a country ravaged by civil war and insecurity,…

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Minnesota House hopeful calls marriage, fraud claims 'lies'

0 Visits: 37 | Thursday October 18, 2018 - 20:24:23
Ilhan Omar, who is running in Minnesota's liberal 5th District, continues to be dogged by conservatives who have raised questions about her past. As the election approaches, the attacks are intensifying: Last week, Minnesota Republicans in the 5th District began a digital billboard campaign and…

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Jamal Khashoggi: UK pulls out of Saudi Arabia trade conference over missing journalist

0 Visits: 31 | Thursday October 18, 2018 - 20:20:45
British officials said Liam Fox had decided it was not "the right time" and urged Saudi leaders to conduct a "credible" investigation into Mr Khashoggi's apparent death. France's finance minister has also cancelled his attendance at the investment conference in Riyadh amid questions…

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Press Statement for Immediate Release SOMA Express Concern over Misleading the Bidding for the Somali Constitutional Review Process Media Campaign

0 Visits: 61 | Thursday October 18, 2018 - 09:34:49
he Somali Media Association (SOMA) unifying more than 36 media stations operational in South and Central Somalia, registered with the Ministry of Information, and working in Mogadishu and in all over the five Somali regional states administrations is deeply concerned with how the bidding competition…

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Ethiopia Names 50% Female Cabinet in Government Overhaul

0 Visits: 67 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 21:48:37
Abiy appointed Aisha Mohammed as defense minister and created the Ministry of Peace that will be headed by Mufuriat Kami, making them two of 10 women in his cabinet. Others include Adanech Abeebe to head the Ministry of Revenue and former deputy mayor of the capital, Dagmawit Moges, as transport minister.…

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Ethiopia's PM names Ahmed Shide as finance minister

0 Visits: 43 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 21:36:30
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday named Ahmed Shide as finance minister to replace Abraham Tekeste, the state broadcaster said. Shide was government spokesman before the appointment. Abiy, who took office in April after several years of unrest forced his predecessor to quit, moved…

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Teen cousins found in Chaska pond accidentally drowned, authorities say

0 Visits: 37 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 21:22:22
Their car veered off the road into the water. Family and friends who stood vigil prepared to gather again to bury the women. Two 19-year-old cousins whose bodies were pulled from a Chaska pond Sunday night accidentally drowned, authorities ruled Monday, while funeral plans were finalized in the wake…

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Women poised to make history with 2018 midterm elections

0 Visits: 43 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 21:17:30
This year, more congressional races feature two women as the leading candidates than ever before, according to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. Similarly, the U.S. is seeing the highest number of women of color being nominated for U.S. House seats, the CAWP said.…

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Somalia's first ICT exhibition opens in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 27 | Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 19:48:37
October 16, 2018) Somalia's first and largest ICT exhibition has today kicked off in Somalia`s capital, Mogadishu, showcasing the development Somalia is making in the field of communications and technology. ICT Expo Somalia is aimed at becoming a key event and essential part the country`s ICT sector…

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Former Mogadishu mayor recalls deadliest attack

0 Visits: 40 | Monday October 15, 2018 - 20:54:23
Can you relate what happened on October 14, 2017 and how you reacted as the Mayor of Mogadishu? I had just entered my office at the Mogadishu Municipality Headquarters when the blast went off and shook almost the entire city. I was horrified that I had just passed the Zoppe junction 10 minutes earlier.…

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Eritrea: election to UN rights council is not a shield from scrutiny

0 Visits: 62 | Monday October 15, 2018 - 18:33:59
The election of Eritrea as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (the Council) deals a blow to the Council's reputation given the government's abys­mal human rights record. Nonetheless, the government's elec­tion will not insulate it from on­going scrutiny of its domestic human rights…

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Saudi Arabia's threat to hit the US economy would have been a lot scarier 15 years ago

0 Visits: 48 | Monday October 15, 2018 - 10:46:45
A statement attributed only to an "official source," distributed by the Saudi government, said it rejects "any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by threatening to impose economic sanctions, using political pressures, or repeating false accusations." The government has denied…

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Yemen could be 'worst famine in 100 years'

0 Visits: 41 | Monday October 15, 2018 - 10:29:58
It's calling on the military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, to halt air strikes which are killing civilians, and contributing to what the UN says could become "the worst famine in the world in 100 years". Yemen's civil war began three years ago, when Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, seized…

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2 bodies pulled from Chaska pond after frantic search for missing cousins

0 Visits: 72 | Monday October 15, 2018 - 10:04:26
Family members and friends of Bushra Abdi and Zeynab "Hapsa" Abdalla held an agonizing vigil late into the freezing night at the site near Hwy. 41 and White Oak Drive after divers located a car that had been carrying the two women. After several hours of searching, police and firefighters announced…

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Statement by the AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, on the first anniversary of last October's heinous bomb attack on Mogadishu {PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 67 | Monday October 15, 2018 - 09:10:34
Today is a special day of remembrance and prayer, for the more than 587 fallen Somali brothers and sisters; and the 316 who sustained injuries. May the Almighty Allah rest the souls of our departed brothers and sisters in peace, and continue to comfort our injured ones. As we commemorate 12 months since…

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