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Canadians call for return of relative held in Ethiopia

0 Visits: 146 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 12:08:50
Family and rights group demand release of Canadian citizen imprisoned in Ethiopia for alleged 'terrorist crimes'.

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Government issues 'terror warning' in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 170 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 12:07:44
The Somali government has warned of an imminent terror attack barely six months after the deadliest attack in Somalia's history.

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DP World: Djibouti illegally seized Dorelah port

0 Visits: 56 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 12:06:58
DP World has accused the government of Djibouti of illegally seizing control of the Doraleh Container Terminal hours after the Djibouti government said it was terminating the concession with DP World.

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Djibouti voters go the polls in a general election

0 Visits: 81 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 12:06:00
Djiboutians went to the polls on Friday morning to elect the country's next National Assembly. Voters began pouring into polling stations across the country at around 6 am this morning to elect candidates running for the 65 seats in the National Assembly or Chamber of Deputies as it is known locally.

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Somali refugees realizing American dream

0 Visits: 38 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 12:05:16
Kenya is the country where they were born, but it might as well be a foreign land to Mohamed Abdi and Iman Matan.

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Social media from America are stoking Ethiopia's ethnic violence

0 Visits: 111 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 12:04:15
The Ethiopian diaspora in the US uses social media to great effect in shaping coverage of events back home, especially the protest movement that has pummeled Ethiopia for more than two years During that time, social media has proved itself a double-edged sword in Ethiopia

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Air freight costs to Somalia drop 15% after direct flights

0 Visits: 67 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 12:03:00
Air freight cost has dropped by at least 15 per cent between Mogadishu and Nairobi following the resumption of direct flights to Somalia last year.

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Release of sheikh accused of Al-Shabaab links opposed

0 Visits: 55 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:21:50
A Sheikh who was accused of being a member of dreaded militia group Al Shabaab and radicalising the youth has been detained at Kamiti Maximum Prison after the prosecution opposed his release on bail.

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Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency

0 Visits: 85 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:21:20
Ethiopia has released new details about the six-month state of emergency ordered last week amid mass anti-government protests, state media reported.

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US airstrike kills three Alshabaab in Southern Somalia

0 Visits: 182 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:20:46
The US Military says it has carried out an airstrike in Southern Somalia that killed three members of Alshabaab militants.

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Israel thwarted 'Islamic State' plot to blow up plane from Australia: Netanyahu

0 Visits: 114 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:20:11
Information from Israeli intelligence helped to prevent the downing of a passenger jet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

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Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

0 Visits: 50 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:19:31
The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.

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LONDON: 2 Somali youths killed in 2018's deadliest night of knife violence

0 Visits: 119 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 12:18:51
Two young Somali men, including a 17-year-old teenager, have been stabbed to death less than a half mile from one another in a bloody night of violence in northwest London.

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Al-Shabaab steps up extortion and indoctrination as morale dips

0 Visits: 115 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:19:03
Intelligence papers and interviews lay bare severity of terror group's rule in Somalia Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving communities and forcibly recruiting hundreds of children as soldiers and suicide bombers as the terror group endures financial pressures and…

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Warlord's fighters become movie stars as Ugandan cinema booms

0 Visits: 77 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:18:13
Opio was 16 when he was abducted by a Bible-quoting warlord and forced into a militia notorious for massacres and sexual slavery.

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'Selfie terrorist' arrested at Stansted airport wanted to fight for Isis in Syria

0 Visits: 125 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:17:24
A man arrested at a London airport has been found guilty of trying to join Isis. Police swooped on Aweys Shikhey, 38, as he tried to board a flight from Stansted to Turkey, where he hoped to make his way to Syria and fight for the so-called caliphate.

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Documentary on Africa fosters deeper cross-cultural understanding

0 Visits: 65 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:15:28
She was not trained as a director. She has no stars in her crew, or even people with acting experiences. However, her documentary has become a big hit, especially with audiences in China and Africa.

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Families plead for update on Somali deportation case at impromptu town hall

0 Visits: 78 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:14:09
As his friends and family were meeting for an emergency town hall back in Minneapolis to plead for an update on his pending court case, Fuad Dhuuh called his wife from an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention center in Miami--and the news wasn't good.

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UK "disappointed" with Ethiopia's martial law decision

0 Visits: 139 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:13:45
The United Kingdom said on Tuesday it's disappointed with the decision of Ethiopian government to impose martial law to combat sporadic protests and rising ethnic conflicts.

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KENYA: State takes 40 Kilifi Shabaab returnees for rehabilitation

0 Visits: 118 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 14:20:45
Some 40 Al-Shabaab returnees in Kilifi County have been taken to various rehabilitation centres in Mombasa, the government says.

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