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Ethiopia protesters block main highway to the sea

0 Visits: 80 | Tuesday January 15, 2019 - 11:28:12
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Protesters in Ethiopia's northeastern Afar region have blocked the landlocked country's main route to the sea to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, organizers said on Monday. The demonstrators started a five-day blockade of the highway to neighboring Djibouti…

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Erdogan, Trump consider setting up 'security zone' in Syria

0 Visits: 70 | Tuesday January 15, 2019 - 11:25:48
Two leaders discuss situation in Syria over the phone amid growing tensions over the fate of US-allied Kurdish fighters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, have discussed the situation in northern Syria over the phone amid rising tensions over the fate of Kurdish…

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Somali business award crowns 90 hitherto hidden laureates

0 Visits: 42 | Tuesday January 15, 2019 - 11:23:28
During this year's ceremony, Hass Petroleum Somalia emerged the best overall company while Banadir Logistics' Mohamed Ahmed was voted the CEO of the year. Sagal Travel and Tours emerged the best in the youth SME category. Somalia's Commerce and Industry Minister Mohamed Maareey graced the…

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Court rules 3 Westgate Mall attack suspects have case to answer

0 Visits: 34 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 23:17:09
Mr Ahmed Abdi, Mr Liban Omar and Mr Hussein Mustafa were put on their defence by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. The court freed a fourth accused, Mr Adan Dheg. The attack carried out on September 21, 2013 in the upscale Nairobi mall left 67 dead and several others wounded. The four had been…

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Somalia seeks to invest in COMESA region

0 Visits: 24 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 21:37:14
Mr Ahmed said this in Lusaka when he paid a courtesy call on Secretary General Ms Chileshe Kapwepwe at the COMESA Secretariat. The two-discussed regional integration and possible areas of investments that Somalia can venture into within the region.

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Main road connecting Ethiopia to Djibouti blocked by protesters in Afar

0 Visits: 49 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 11:17:46
Protesters are demanding an end to what they said were violent incidents in the past several weeks perpetrated by armed men from the Somali Isa ethnic groups, which claimed the lives of many and caused property destruction, according to this blog. The road blockage is happening between the cities of…

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Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkey's economy if they attack Kurds in Syria

0 Visits: 54 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 11:07:50
"Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions. Will attack again from existing nearby base if it reforms," the President tweeted on Sunday. He added, "Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit…

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Ethiopia army executing airstrikes against OLF in western Oromia

0 Visits: 47 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 11:04:08
The Addis Standard portal cited an unnamed military source as confirming the air strikes in Qellem Wellega and surrounding areas. The portal quoted the source as saying the strikes were targeted at "military camps run by the OLA," in reference to the Oromo Liberation Army, the armed wing of…

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Museveni pushes team to launch Uganda Airlines

0 Visits: 36 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 00:10:23
Sources say President Museveni called for a meeting in an attempt to heal a widening rift between the airline's interim board and the implementation team as it is stalling progress. Initially slated to launch in April, the carrier's start date has now been pushed to June, after key milestones…

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Sudan protesters urge Darfur demos as new rallies planned

0 Visits: 38 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 00:08:08
Protests that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide anti-government rallies, with demonstrators calling for President Omar al-Bashir to resign. UPRISING Authorities say at least 24 people have died in the protests, while…

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White House asked for options to strike Iran: WSJ

0 Visits: 33 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 00:05:34
The request by the National Security Council, which is led by John Bolton, sparked deep concern among Pentagon and State Department officials, the newspaper reported, citing current and former U.S. officials. (on.wsj.com/2Clg09b) The Pentagon complied with the request, but it is not known whether the…

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Saudi Arabia hopes naval exercises in the Red Sea lead to greater clout in East Africa

0 Visits: 60 | Sunday January 13, 2019 - 12:11:20
hese exercises, conducted in the Red Sea by Saudi Arabia and six other countries, were the first tangible product of a new Saudi-led alliance designed to encourage regional cooperation around the sea — and project Saudi power into the Horn of Africa. Though they garnered little attention, the military…

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Young Saudi woman arrives in Toronto following global Twitter campaign to grant her asylum

0 Visits: 60 | Sunday January 13, 2019 - 00:03:46
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland walked out with her arm around the 18-year-old, calling her a "brave new Canadian." "This is Rahaf Alqunun," Freeland said, "And she wants Canadians to see that she's arrived at her new home. But she's had a very long and tiring…

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NIEC Deputy Chairman Sacked

0 Visits: 61 | Saturday January 12, 2019 - 12:02:17
Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, PM Hassan Ali Khaire and Ministry of Interior as well the chiefjustice were informed of the decision to fire NIEC's deputy boss. Mohamed was also removed from the membership of the electoral commision. This is the first such move to sack ahigh-ranking…

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From Kenya to New Hampshire and now San Jose, Siad Haji's journey to MLS

0 Visits: 48 | Saturday January 12, 2019 - 11:56:50
Haji's journey started at a refugee camp in Kenya, where he was born after his parents fled war-torn Somalia. In 2004, they moved to New Hampshire in search of the American dream. "They love me unconditionally obviously and for me, I use that as motivation," the Generation adidas signing…

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Ivanka Trump is reportedly under consideration to lead The World Bank

0 Visits: 49 | Saturday January 12, 2019 - 11:54:40
The DC-based World Bank, founded after World War II to finance economic-development projects in emerging economies, has traditionally been led by an American. Kim's sudden departure from the bank came as a surprise to employees and leaves the bank's future uncertain. The Trump administration,…

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F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

0 Visits: 51 | Saturday January 12, 2019 - 11:43:05
WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trumpfired James B. Comeyas F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president's behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement…

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Somaliland seeks recognition by hosting naval bases

0 Visits: 48 | Saturday January 12, 2019 - 00:02:03
Last weekend, British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson paid an unannounced visit to Somaliland and met with President Muse Bihi Abdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Yasin Hagi Mohamoud, and Defense Minister Essa Ahmed as well as Nuh Ismail Tani, top army general. In 1991,…

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The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar

0 Visits: 69 | Friday January 11, 2019 - 23:40:04
Khadija Abdulla Ali is an unlikely drone pilot in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. Conservatively dressed and from a traditional Muslim background, she is a member of the Zanzibar Mapping Initiative, which since its inception in 2016 has become a poster-child for how African nations can approach…

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Somalia embroiled in diplomatic row after expelling UN envoy over accusations of interference

1 Visits: 90 | Thursday January 10, 2019 - 23:34:10
Still the level of violence is said to be down, by Somali standards. The latest crisis for the country is one of international politics. The government has expelled the UN special envoy to the country and this directly led to the British defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, cancelling a visit to Mogadishu…

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