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The oldest-known Briton had 'dark to black' skin and blue eyes, DNA reveals

0 Visits: 91 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 10:14:11
Scientists who analyzed the genome of "Cheddar Man," a 10,000-year-old skeleton was found in southwest England in 1903, say the evidence suggests that Europeans' pale skin tones developed much later than originally thought.

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BREAKING: Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf named president of the ICJ

0 Visits: 95 | Wednesday February 07, 2018 - 10:38:00
The International Court of Justice has elected a new President on Tuesday. H.E. Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, the former Vice-President of the ICJ has just been promoted to the court's top job after a vote decided by a secret ballot. The Somali Ambassador to the EU in Brussels, Ali Said Fiqi, confirmed…

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High-level security meeting expected to begin in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 76 | Monday February 05, 2018 - 19:11:08
Somali leaders at the federal and regional level are expected to hold a High-Level forum on security, which is scheduled to begin on Monday in Somalia's capital. The conference which will be chaired Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi convenes leaders from the Federal Member States of Somalia and…

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Mogadishu College Graduate Proves His 'Disability Is Not an Inability'

0 Visits: 88 | Sunday February 04, 2018 - 14:30:49
Mogadishu has suffered more than two decades of war, and many of its young people were born and raised alongside violence and bloodshed. Children with disabilities, however, face added risks of abandonment, neglect and lack of equal access to basic human necessities. But Ismail Rage, 22, did not let…

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This is what it means to be a refugee in Kenya

0 Visits: 71 | Saturday February 03, 2018 - 19:37:02
For many years, Kenya has been considered a haven of peace for its relative stability. As a result, this makes it an attractive host to those fleeing their countries due to political volatility, which tends to fuel violence. For the last three decades, Kenya has welcomed and hosted refugees and asylum…

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Former intelligence chief says ONLF commander was national security risk

0 Visits: 87 | Friday February 02, 2018 - 21:08:25
Former Somali Intelligence Chief, Abdullahi Mohamed Ali 'Sanbaloolshe' has for the first time spoken about the extradition of ONLF commander Abdikarin Sheikh Muse Qalbi-dhagah and said the decision to extradite him was made by the government in favor of the national security. Speaking to VOA…

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Submarine cables set to link East Africa with Asia, Europe

0 Visits: 111 | Tuesday January 30, 2018 - 19:33:41
A statement from China's Huawei Marine, reveals that HM was completing a 'desktop study' for a new subsea cable system, dubbed the 'Peace Subsea Cable' whose first phase is meant to connect South Africa, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia and Pakistan (Gwadar and Karachi).

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Newly appointed Mogadishu mayor takes office

0 Visits: 101 | Tuesday January 30, 2018 - 10:11:22
Ministers, lawmakers, government officials, elders, businessmen and other civil society members have attended the handing over event which took place at the headquarters of local government.

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AU calls for more UN support to realize Somalia elections in 2020

0 Visits: 91 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 22:03:05
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, on Monday called for more support from the UN to realize national elections in Somalia by 2020. Chergui, speaking at the sidelines of the second day of session of the 30th African Union (AU) Assembly…

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Somalia: Thousands Homeless as Settlements Razed Government Pledge to Investigate Forced Evictions a Positive Step

0 Visits: 87 | Monday January 29, 2018 - 16:51:45
(Nairobi, January 29, 2018) –Somalisecurity forces using bulldozers have demolished dozens of informal settlements in Mogadishu since late December 2017, leaving thousands homeless, Human Rights Watch said today.Human Rights Watch analyzed satellite imagery that shows that between December 29 and…

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KENYA: Six women make it to Cabinet list

0 Visits: 93 | Sunday January 28, 2018 - 12:17:47
The six are among the 21 Cabinet Secretaries announced by the President. In the fresh appointments, the Head of State named Prof Margaret Kobia as the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ms Raychelle Omamo was retained as CS in the Defence ministry, Dr Monica Juma (CS Foreign…

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Ethiopia pardons over 2,000 jailed for role in Oromiya unrest Share

0 Visits: 71 | Sunday January 28, 2018 - 10:56:18
Authorities in Ethiopia's restive Oromiya province have pardoned over 2,000 prisoners jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015-2016, officials said on Friday. The move is part of government efforts to calm unrest that has lingered since mass protests broke out in the region…

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Wadajir Party chairperson arrested in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 95 | Saturday January 27, 2018 - 19:47:06
Security forces have arrested the chairperson of an opposition party and his associate while the pair were having lunch at a popular hotel in the nation's capital. Kamal Gutale, the Chairman of Wadajir and his Secretary General Sayid Ali have been arrested while dining at Makka Mukaramah Hotel.…

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Viral Video "BARBAR" From A Somali Comic Conquers The Internet

0 Visits: 117 | Saturday January 27, 2018 - 10:29:04
The music video went up on December 22. It's got all the ingredients to go viral: a catchy beat, smooth vocals and easy-to-copy dance moves. It's garnered over two million views so far and inspired copies around the world. But it's definitely not your typical internet meme. The lyrics are…

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Al-Shabaab amputates hands of two men accused of theft

0 Visits: 84 | Friday January 26, 2018 - 12:36:00
Alshabaab militants amputated hands from two men accused of theftin Kunya-Barow town of Lower Shabelle regionon Thursdayevening. The group said Mohamed Mohamed Hassan (54) and Hassan Mohamed Yussuf (45) were convicted of breaking into a shop and stealing Somali Shilling 17,670,000 ($883).

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Prime Minister Khaire: Somalia's Return to Global Stage is Inevitable

0 Visits: 90 | Friday January 26, 2018 - 10:04:45
Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire today called for an accelerated debt relief to help Somalia to implement its ambitious reforms, noting that Somalia's return to the global stage was inevitable.

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Kenyan short film on Mandera bus attack nominated for an Oscar

0 Visits: 85 | Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 18:49:46
Kenyan film "Watu Wote" - all of us - has been nominated for an Oscar award for best live action short film. The film is based on real life events where a Muslim man led fellow Muslim passengers in shielding their Christian colleagues from being shot by al Shabaab militants.

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Somalia: Intense clan clashes in Sanaag region kill 17 people

0 Visits: 110 | Monday January 22, 2018 - 22:51:46
At least 17 people have been killed in inter-clan clashes at Dararweyne village in El-Afweyne district of Sanaag region. The fighting which is the latest in a series of backlashes between rival clans, which began on Sunday morning reportedly lulled in the evening. Abdullahi Hussein Darwish, a local…

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NUSOJ RELEASES 2017 REPORT SEEKS GOVT. PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS AND AMENDMENT OF SOMALI MEDIA LAW

0 Visits: 102 | Sunday January 21, 2018 - 21:36:18
(Mogadishu, Somalia) The Somalia National Union of Journalists (NUSOJ) on Sunday released 2017 Annual Report "The Endless Violation Against Journalists and Media Workers" in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The report analyzed the violations related to freedom of expression including killings,…

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Somali President Appoints Eng Yarisow As New Mogadishu Mayor

0 Visits: 59 | Sunday January 21, 2018 - 11:09:20
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has on Sunday named Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) as the Governor of Banadir region and Mayor of Mogadishu replacing former Mogadishu Mayor Thabit Abdi Mohamed and his deputies.

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