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Storm-hit Somaliland Students Worried About Exam Prospects

0 Visits: 76 | Thursday June 21, 2018 - 16:26:14
Rahimo Mohamud 15, was expecting to sit this month for the high school entry examinations marking the end of her primary education. But the tropical cyclone that hit the northwest of Somaliland, have left her uncertain about the immediate future. Rahimo is among the 270 school children in Awdal district's…

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Book about Lewiston soccer team is optioned by Netflix

0 Visits: 64 | Thursday June 21, 2018 - 16:24:30
Netflix has optioned the rights to make a film or TV series out of the book "One Goal," which chronicles the Lewiston High School boys soccer team and its mix of native-born and Somali refugee players. Author Amy Bass said Wednesday she did not know what Netlix's specific plans for her book…

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Scottish police working with Somali women to stop gang violence

0 Visits: 55 | Thursday June 21, 2018 - 16:22:38
A Scottish policing unit that dramatically reduced Glasgow's knife crime rate is responding to fears that gang violence affecting Somalis in London could spread north through a unique collaboration with the community's women. The pioneering Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) – which was visited…

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A Journey from Science to Diplomacy: Rescuing Somali Migrants Stranded in Libya

0 Visits: 299 | Thursday June 21, 2018 - 16:21:15
Somalia - As the sun begins to rise, 150 migrants welcome their first morning on Somalia's soil in, what is for some, years and, others, months. Disembarking an IOM, UN Migration Agency, charter flight from Libya, at the end of May 2018 is the final haul of a long and hard journey. It is not the…

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I'm ready to go rebuild my country, Somali refugee says

0 Visits: 107 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 23:48:46
Fardowsa Adow Mohamed has not known any other home apart from Hagadera refugee camp since she arrived from Somalia where she was born. She came to Kenya at the age of two due to inter-clan skirmishes in Somalia. As she joins millions of refugees around the globe to mark World Refugee Day, she hopes…

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Kenya: North East Counties on high alert as Rift Valley Fever kills 13

0 Visits: 139 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 20:09:46
An outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in North Eastern counties has left at least 13 people dead. Hundreds have survived the haemorrhagic disease that leaves victims bleeding from most parts of their bodies including the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Blood is also passed through patients' faeces…

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UAE issues updated travel advisory for Emiratis

0 Visits: 94 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 20:07:50
A travel advisory to 13 countries has been issued by authorities in the UAE, while warning Emiratis against travelling to three countries including Qatar, Lebanon and the mountainous area of Karabakh. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation made the announcement in line with…

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Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM's olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough

0 Visits: 76 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 20:06:15
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa's most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as "positive signals". Speaking at a Martyrs' Day event in the capital, Asmara, 72-year-old Isaias…

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Former child refugee Abdoul Abdi trying to skirt immigration process: lawyer

0 Visits: 93 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 19:58:58
HALIFAX - A federal lawyer says a man who was a child refugee from Somalia when he first arrived in Nova Scotia is trying to get Canadian citizenship through the back door despite a violent crime conviction and his possible deportation. Melissa Grant, who represents the federal public safety minister,…

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Somalia marks International Day of the African Child with commitment to improve access to education

0 Visits: 235 | Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 17:52:10
Somalia marked the International Day of the African Child with a commitment to work closely with development partners to ensure access to quality education for its youthful population. Hassan Mohamed Ali, the Director General of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education, said children…

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Ethiopian PM admits country needs to tackle debt issue

0 Visits: 94 | Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 17:50:38
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said foreign debt is becoming a burden to his country. "We have reached a point where debt servicing has become very hard for the national economy," Ahmed said in an annual performance report presentation to parliament on Monday less than 70 days after…

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ICAO ends its operation to control Somalia's airspace in Nairobi

0 Visits: 232 | Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 17:47:25
The entire process of controlling Somalia's skies from Nairobi has officially come to an end on Monday after Somalia and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) jointly agreed to close the office in Nairobi. ICAO has been controlling Somalia's airspace for over 25 years since the…

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Garissa: Parents warned against marrying off young girls

0 Visits: 116 | Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 15:10:29
Parents in Garissa have been warned against marrying off their under-age girls. Deputy county commissioner Samuel Njuguna said they will arrest parents involved in cultural practices that contravene the Constitution. Speaking at Garissa Primary School during the African Child Celebrations on Friday,…

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Farmajo and Ethiopian PM agree to foster trade and security

0 Visits: 185 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 02:16:41
The bilateral talks between President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on Saturday focused on Trade and regional security.

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Saudi-UAE led forces 'capture' Yemen's Hudaida airport

0 Visits: 117 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 02:15:47
Forces from a Saudi and Emirati led coalition have captured the airport in Yemen's port city of Hudaida, military officials announced on Twitter.

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UAE pledges 3 bln USD investment scheme to support Ethiopia's forex woes

0 Visits: 149 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 02:14:39
Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday signed a 3 billion U.S. dollars loan and investment agreement that would help ease Ethiopia's ongoing foreign currency shortage.

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Brawl Between Somali Immigrants and Locals Leaves Man Hospitalized in Maine

0 Visits: 269 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 02:13:37
A brawl between a large group of young Somali men armed with bricks, bats, and other weapons left one local man hospitalized in Lewiston, Maine, this week.

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Somalia should stop hounding trade unions and endangering union leadership

0 Visits: 257 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 15:28:51
I therefore urgently call on the Somali government to stop human rights abuses and smear campaigns against the NUSOJ and FESTU leadership. I also call on the Council, the European External Action Service (EEAS), EU member states and the wider international community to apply pressure on the Somali government…

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New Details Emerge in Attack That Killed US Soldier in Somalia

0 Visits: 409 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 23:51:45
New details have emerged about an attack by al-Shabab militants that killed one U.S. soldier and injured four others in southern Somalia last week.

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Portland police officer who was arrested at concert resigns

0 Visits: 172 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 23:50:46
The Portland Police Department's first Somali police officer resigned Sunday before the department could complete an internal affairs investigation prompted by her arrest at a Massachusetts nightclub in January.

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