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ISIS In Somalia: Islamic State Claims First-Ever Attack In Mogadishu While Courting Al-Shabab

0 Visits: 338 | Tuesday April 26, 2016 - 12:15:51
The Islamic State groupclaimed responsibility Monday for its first terrorist attack in Somalia. In an official statement circulated on social media, the extremist group said its fighters detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting a military vehicle belonging to African Union peacekeeping…

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Somalia sacks communications minister, appoints successor

0 Visits: 335 | Tuesday April 26, 2016 - 11:54:15
Somalia's prime minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke fired his post and telecommunications minister, and appointed his successor in an apparent prolusion for a new alliance-building ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections which is due take place in the country this year.

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Ethiopia ethnic violence kills 14, aid groups targeted

0 Visits: 260 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 10:33:00
Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia have left 14 dead, while UN and MSF offices were targeted by angry protesters, local security service sources said.

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KDF soldier buried three months after death in El Adde attack

0 Visits: 277 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 10:31:25
Emotions ran high in Nairegia-Enkare village, Narok East, at the weekend as the body of James Saitoti Kuronoi, 37, was interred.

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Mahrez wins PFA Player of the Year award to become the first African player to achieve the feat

0 Visits: 241 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 10:29:45
The Algerian has enjoyed a stunning campaign for the Foxes this term and beat teammates Jamie Vardy and N'Golo Kante to the award.

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For Somali soccer stars, life in America is a whole new game

0 Visits: 504 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 10:27:31
In Somalia, Sa'ad Hussein was a celebrity. When he netted the goal that earned his soccer team the 2011 national championship, he was the closest thing to a hero his bombed and failed country had.

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Al-Shabab Coastal Raid Spurs Changes by Somali Regional Officials

0 Visits: 236 | Sunday April 24, 2016 - 13:41:04
A daring but ultimately unsuccessful raid by al-Shabab fighters off the coast of Somalia last month has led authorities to change the way they respond to such threats.

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UK-US trade deal could take decade after Brexit - Obama

0 Visits: 350 | Sunday April 24, 2016 - 13:38:48
A trade deal between Britain and the United States could take five to 10 years to negotiate if Britain votes to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum, US President Barack Obama told the BBC in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

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South Sudan has finally issued landing permit for Machar's aircrafts

0 Visits: 254 | Sunday April 24, 2016 - 13:36:55
South Sudanese government has finally issued a clearance for landing of two aircrafts to transport the first vice-president designate and "accompanying delegation" to arrive on Monday, 25 April 2016.

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Countering extremism in Minnesota: A beautiful goal, barely begun

0 Visits: 263 | Sunday April 24, 2016 - 13:33:38
Local initiatives can be lauded, but funding is inadequate to support Somali community.

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The High-Level Ceremony for the Signing of the Paris Agreement

0 Visits: 303 | Sunday April 24, 2016 - 12:06:21
United Nations Headquarters April 22, 2016 Statement of H.E. the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. the Secretary-General of the United Nations Heads of State and Government, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

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For some fleeing conflict, even Yemen is a haven

0 Visits: 370 | Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:33:34
SANAA, Yemen — One of the most striking paradoxes generated by war and migration in the Middle East is that thewar in Yemen, raging since the spring of 2015, has not scared off boats packed with African immigrants heading towardthis impoverished country.

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Russia to help Somalia in fight against al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 213 | Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:30:29
The government of Somalia has asked Russia to help equip its armed forces in its fight against terror group al-Shabaab not just in Somalia but in region – Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said his country is ready to considermilitary cooperation with Somalia in fighting terrorism

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Former trustee jailed for 27 months for stealing £105,000 from charity

0 Visits: 221 | Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:28:24
Hassan Jama, 38, of Northampton, had pleaded guilty to theft and obtaining money by deception

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Taxi driver may have died in random attack

0 Visits: 290 | Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:26:40
A young taxi driver brutally murdered in Melbourne at the end of his shift may have been the victim of an opportunistic attack by a would-be thief.

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African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM)

0 Visits: 221 | Thursday April 21, 2016 - 09:58:08
APRIL 21, 2016 AMISOM PR/018/2016 PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate Release) AU Special Representative receives the visiting Independent Expert on the Human Rights situation in Somalia

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BRIEFING FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL H.E. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

0 Visits: 201 | Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 19:07:37
Tuesday 19 April 2016 Mr. President Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Council. It is an honour to do so.

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Man to plead guilty in fire at Grand Forks Somali restaurant

0 Visits: 189 | Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 11:18:06
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A Minnesota man says he will plead guilty to starting a fire at a Somali restaurant across the North Dakota border in Grand Forks.

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Somalia bans its citizens from travelling to Sudan after 200 deaths

0 Visits: 189 | Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 11:16:05
Two hundred Somalis died on Sunday when their boat capsized en route to Italy from Egypt, according to Somali Minister for Information Mohamed Abdi Hayir.

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Somalia: UN envoy welcomes progress in preparations for elections in 2016

0 Visits: 217 | Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 11:14:09
The Security Council heard today from the top United Nations official in Somalia that political progress is being made in the country, but that much remains to be done in a short period, including completing the electoral process for 2016 and boosting support to the African Union Mission to Somalia…

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