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International Day of Older Persons 2015

0 Visits: 950 | Thursday October 01, 2015 - 10:47:12
25th International Day of Older Persons: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment advertisements The 2015 celebration of the 25th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), in anticipation of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development…

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Soma Oil Lobbies U.K. to Oppose Proposed Moratorium on Somalia

0 Visits: 952 | Thursday October 01, 2015 - 10:37:31
Soma Oil and Gas Holdings Ltd., the U.K.-based explorer under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, asked the British government to help block a United Nations proposal that a moratorium be placed on oil deals in Somalia.

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Yahya Samatar, Somali who swam into Canada, wins bid to stay here

0 Visits: 998 | Thursday October 01, 2015 - 10:33:25
Yahya Samatar stands with Karin Gordon, executive director of resettlement for Hospitality House Refugee Ministry, just before the start of Wednesday's hearing. (Kaj Hasselriis/CBC) Yahya Samatar, the Somali man who swam across the Red River from North Dakota to Manitoba, is allowed to stay in Canada…

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President welcomes Djibouti's call to host a summit for Troop Contributing Countries to Somalia

0 Visits: 841 | Wednesday September 30, 2015 - 12:05:13
New York, 28 September, 2015: HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, has welcomed the suggestion made by Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Gelle to host a follow-on summit on behalf of Somalia for the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) to the African Union Mission…

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DRAFT COMMUNIQUÉ: HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON SOMALIA NEW YORK 28 SEPTEMBER 2015‏

0 Visits: 1014 | Tuesday September 29, 2015 - 09:16:00
Today's meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Mr. Nabil Elaraby, Secretary-General…

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The Speech of his Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud The High Level Meeting on Somalia‏

0 Visits: 1044 | Tuesday September 29, 2015 - 09:07:52
The Speech of his Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud The High Level Meeting on Somalia Monday 28 September "Investing in Peace: priorities for 2016 and beyond"

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First Rare Blood Moon In Decades Appears

0 Visits: 979 | Monday September 28, 2015 - 12:46:49
LONDON – For the first time in three decades, a rare astronomical phenomenon is to happen this week when a lunar eclipse will coincide with supermoon, prompting fears of apocalypse among some Christian churches. "It will be quite exciting and especially dramatic," predicted astronomer Sam…

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The Prime Minister's Press Conference

0 Visits: 926 | Monday September 28, 2015 - 12:12:46
Mogadishu, September 28, 2015----The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Omar Sharmarke, who gave a press conference today in Mogadishu, made a peace appeal to the feuding clans in Mudug and Sool regions of Somalia. The Prime Minister called out for immediate cease-fire and reconciliation…

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

0 Visits: 851 | 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: 967 | 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: 1372 | 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: 1051 | 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: 951 | 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: 1252 | 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: 1042 | 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: 1015 | 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: 1070 | 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: 1070 | 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: 1638 | 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: 1614 | 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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