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U.N. defends arms shipment in Kenya, calls drug claim disturbing

0 Visits: 154 | Friday September 25, 2015 - 20:49:24
advertisements Weapons discovered by Kenyan authorities aboard a Norwegian ship were part of a legitimate cargo for United Nations peacekeepers and the vessel should not have been inspected without a U.N. presence, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday.

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More than 300 killed in Saudi Hajj stampede

0 Visits: 173 | Thursday September 24, 2015 - 16:00:26
advertisements At least 310 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia's civil defence directorate said. The directorate said at least 450 other pilgrims were injured in Thursday's stampede, which took place in Mina, on the outskirts of the holy city of…

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Somalia seeks diaspora input on new draft law on citizenship

0 Visits: 371 | Friday September 18, 2015 - 18:17:55
TORONTO (HOL) ----The acquisition of a Somali citizenship has never been a hard task for the past two decades since warlords overthrew Somalia's central government in 1991, throwing away nearly all the stringent laws for which one was required to obtain a Somali citizenship.

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Killing of Somali media worker draws condemnation from UN official 0 0 Google +0 0

0 Visits: 217 | Wednesday September 16, 2015 - 10:29:48
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending the freedom of the press today denounced the recent killing of a Somali news editor. advertisements "I condemn the killing of Abdullahi Ali Hussein,"saidIrina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization…

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Press Release:- Federal Government of Somalia enters into an agreement with Multi-Client seismic survey company Spectrum ASA

0 Visits: 164 | Sunday September 06, 2015 - 11:28:36
MOGADISHU, September 5th 2015 – The East Africa region has been emerging as a major new frontier in the oil and gas industry for some time. The news that Somalia has opened itself up to exploration is a further indication that the region is aware of the potential hydrocarbon resources that is available.

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Coleman backs head-scarf ban for Columbus police officers

0 Visits: 328 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 08:11:17
Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman said he supports Police Chief Kim Jacobs' decision to keep officers from wearing head scarves for religious reasons.

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Somalia set to ban Female Genital Mutilation practice

0 Visits: 181 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 08:08:35
Somalia's government plans to take a historic step by banning one of the country's longest existing practices: FGM, a move campaigners say is hugely important which can help protecting women's human rights – however, experts say the practice could end in a generation.

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Uganda deploys more police officers to Somalia

0 Visits: 200 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 08:07:40
A new contingent of Ugandan Individual Police Officers (IPOs) has been deployed in Somalia to serve on the peacekeeping mission.

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China Dominates America in Djibouti

0 Visits: 200 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 08:06:22
China is winning friends and contracts in Djibouti in fields once dominated by the United States—and now America's most important naval facility in the Indian Ocean may be at risk.

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Kenya:Uchumi staff blame board for financial problems

0 Visits: 203 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 08:05:01
SENIOR managers of the troubled Uchumi Supermarkets chain have turned the heat on the board, accusing it of being complicit in the mismanagement that has almost crippled the company.

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How many black men have been killed by Toronto police? We can't know

0 Visits: 601 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 08:02:49
Police civilian watchdog will not release data on the race of those killed by Toronto police — because it doesn't collect it. Neither does Stats Canada, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director or police themselves.

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Minneapolis neighborhood says no to $300,000 homes

0 Visits: 608 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 08:01:52
North Minneapolis residents still reeling from the Great Recession offered a surprising reaction when developers unveiled plans to build homes that would sell for up to $300,000.

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AU troops abandon strategic district in central Somalia

0 Visits: 665 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 08:00:57
The allied African Union and Somali troops have withdrawn from a strategic district in Hiran region which has immediately fallen into militants' hands Sunday, a move which calls into question the strategy of troops who vowed ousting militants from the areas still under their control in a 'short'…

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Somali refugees find a farming oasis — in Maine

0 Visits: 691 | Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 07:59:53
Six-foot stalks of corn crowd a small rise at Intervale Farm, a 19th-century spread of rolling fields that lead to the Royal River. It's a picture of vintage Maine, but there's something new: farmers clad in swirling, vibrant, dazzling colors rather than grass-stained denim and John Deere caps.

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MPs reject mediations, insist on president's impeachment

0 Visits: 256 | Monday August 17, 2015 - 07:57:46
One of the leading legislators pushing the president's impeachment campaign over corruption allegations has ruled out talks to end the political bickering, calling the president to follow suit to the former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf who resigned after parliament tried to impeach him in 2008.

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