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Somalia Hopes U.S. Will Step Up After Historically Deadly Bombing Listen· 3:32

0 Visits: 41 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 12:06:13
EYDER PERALTA, BYLINE: Thank you, Michel. MARTIN: What do we know about what happened?

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Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 276, with more than 300 injured

0 Visits: 56 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 11:43:49
As doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims, many burnt beyond recognition, many were overwhelmed by grief.

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A Freelance Cameraman Dies and 4 Other Journalists Wounded After Mogadishu's Suicide Attack

0 Visits: 42 | Sunday October 15, 2017 - 12:03:12
Mogadishu ,Sunday 15 October,2017 — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ is dismayed by the suicide attack targeted to heavily populated KM5 junction in Mogadishu which caused the death and injuries of of many innocent people on Saturday afternoon.

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UN chief: Donors kept famine at bay, but more aid needed

0 Visits: 57 | Saturday October 14, 2017 - 16:20:51
"The numbers of people at risk have grown," he told the Security Council, and "hunger continues for millions of people". Guterres appealed in February for $4.4bn to prevent famine and catastrophic hunger. He said that donors came forward with nearly 70% of the funds, which has helped…

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Somalia faces yet another famine

0 Visits: 74 | Saturday October 14, 2017 - 10:23:58
Somalia is facing its second major famine in six years

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Inappropriate' RCMP questionnaire probed asylum seekers on prayer habits, hijab

0 Visits: 61 | Friday October 13, 2017 - 14:56:26
An RCMP interview guide used to screen asylum seekers on their prayer habits and views on women who don't wear the hijab was "inappropriate" and "wrong-headed," Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says. The three-page form, obtained by CBC News, asked people who were trying to cross…

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US regrets Raila Odinga move to exit poll

0 Visits: 41 | Friday October 13, 2017 - 14:31:14
A State Department official said on Thursday that the United States respects but regrets Nasa leader Raila Odinga's announced intention to withdraw from the scheduled October 26 presidential election. Responding to a Nation query, the official also said Mr Odinga is welcome to visit the US.

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Somalia attends ITU conference with full voting rights for the first time in decades

0 Visits: 25 | Friday October 13, 2017 - 13:12:53
The Minister of Posts, Telecom and Technology has told that Somalia is no longer the only country in the world with no telecom regulation after the president signed the communications bill into law on October 2nd.

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Reflections on the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council

0 Visits: 37 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 19:56:01
DefendDefenders has worked to bring attention to the crisis in Burundi since we published a reportdocumenting the warning signs in February 2015. At the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC), we have supported Burundian human rights defenders (HRDs) to attend each session since the outbreak of the crisis.…

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Justin Trudeau tells Donald Trump he will block Boeing contracts over Bombardier tariff row

0 Visits: 52 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 11:21:55
The issue is threatening to ignite a trade war between the US, Canada and the UK, where the Canadian planemaker employs about 4,000 people in Belfast.Ads By Google Mr Trudeau met the US President at the White House for talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement and said he raised the issue of…

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At least Eight killed ,dozens wounded in protests across Oromia

0 Visits: 37 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 11:18:34
At least eight people were killed and more than 30 wounded during fresh protests that hit several cities and towns across the Oromia regional state today, according to Addisu Arega Kitessa, head of the Oromia government communication affairs bureau. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Addisu…

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Civil society submits joint report ahead of Djibouti's 2018 Universal Periodic Review

0 Visits: 369 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 10:02:37
In a report submitted ahead of Djibouti's May 2018 examination under the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR), DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) CIVICUS and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) call on the government to create an enabling…

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PRESIDENT FARMAJO CALLS FOR UNITY AND COOPERATION

0 Visits: 61 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 09:55:04
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo has been keenly following the concerns of the leaders of the federal member states, and in effect underscores the need for closer cooperation between the Federal Government and the Federal Members States to achieve…

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Uhuru, DP Ruto happy with Raila's decision

0 Visits: 47 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 11:22:53
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto say the October 26 presidential repeat election will go on whether Nasa leader Raila Odinga participates or not. Addressing a rally at Voi Stadium, Taita-Taveta County, the Jubilee leaders, who were there to seek support ahead of the vote, said it…

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UPDATE 1-Ethiopia devalues currency by 15 percent to boost exports

0 Visits: 40 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 11:14:02
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's central bank devalued the Ethiopian birr by 15 percent on Tuesday, its first such move in seven years to boost lagging exports. The birr was quoted by the National Bank of Ethiopia at a weighted average of 23.4177 against the dollar on Monday, compared…

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How a Somali-born girl became a referee of men's football in England - the remarkable story of Jawahir Roble

0 Visits: 58 | Tuesday October 10, 2017 - 21:59:32
Many people might believe their battle for respect in life is hard enough already without also trying to become a referee. It is a thought not lost on Jawahir Roble. "Who would ever think a black, Somali-born immigrant girl with eight siblings could ref a men's game in England with a hijab on?"…

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Gunmen kill two in attack at Kenya university

0 Visits: 51 | Tuesday October 10, 2017 - 18:32:49
Two staff members were killed and several students were injured in Kenya after gunmen opened fire at the Technical University of Mombasa's campus in coastal Kwale county on Tuesday, a police official and a witness said.

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Wait for nail-biting dash on Oct 26, Raila tells followers

0 Visits: 55 | Tuesday October 10, 2017 - 10:39:12
Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday warned of a long drama-loaded fight to kick out top managers at the electoral commission as President Uhuru Kenyatta claimed the Nasa leader was on the verge of withdrawing from the repeat election set for October 26. Mr Odinga, who will be flying to the United…

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Women's health champion advocates for quality reproductive health services in Somalia

0 Visits: 40 | Tuesday October 10, 2017 - 10:27:07
MOGADISHU - Maternal healthcare advocate Dr. Sumaya Elmi Duhulow, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, is the brain behind one of Somalia's foremost and exclusive reproductive health facilities. Located in Mogadishu's Yaaqshid district, Daryeel Dumar Hospital, which loosely means "Women Care",…

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United States and Turkey mutually suspend visa services

0 Visits: 25 | Monday October 09, 2017 - 10:44:04
Both the United States and Turkey have suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two countries, after last week's arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul. With some exceptions, the move effectively blocks Turks from travel to the United States, and vice versa, indefinitely.…

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