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Somali forces foil al-Shabaab attack near capital

0 Visits: 83 | Sunday February 11, 2018 - 18:53:23
Somali forces repelled an attack by the al-Shabaab militant group near the capital city of Mogadishu Saturday night, local authorities said Sunday.

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Saudi women should not have to wear abaya robes, top cleric says

0 Visits: 84 | Sunday February 11, 2018 - 18:52:24
Saudi women should not have to wear the abaya, a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public, a top religious cleric has said.

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Bosaso merchant listed in U.S. sanctions for supporting ISIS

0 Visits: 130 | Sunday February 11, 2018 - 18:51:47
n a bid to cut off the flow of funds to ISIS, the United States has announced fresh sanctions against three individuals and three companies, including a Somali national, for allegedly providing material support to the militant group.

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In Somalia or Afghanistan Can Insurgent Defections Change a War's Course?

0 Visits: 163 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 17:20:54
When a former deputy head of al-Shabaab turned up last August in a Mogadishu hotel to denounce the extremist armed group, government officials were exuberant.

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Court awaits mental evaluation on Omar

0 Visits: 102 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 17:20:11
Court proceedings have been continued again for a Somali man charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident in October 2017.

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Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says

0 Visits: 86 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 17:19:31
n Israeli fighter jet has crashed amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says.

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How Ethiopia's New Railway Could Launch an Inclusive Urban Boom

0 Visits: 345 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 17:18:33
Dire Dawa in eastern Ethiopia is a nostalgic city. Though the old train station is shuttered, each day at noon, its siren still rings out; residents complained a few years ago when the familiar sound briefly stopped.

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Somali journalist arrested, held without charge

0 Visits: 110 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 17:17:43
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called on Jubbaland authorities to immediately release Sabir Abdulkadir who was arrested on Thursday.

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Trump has a history of ignoring alleged violence against women — at least when the accused is a conservative white guy

0 Visits: 154 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 17:11:42
The U.S. president has been quick to accuse minorities of crimes without evidence. When it comes to right-wing white males accused of violence against women, no amount of evidence is enough.

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25 Ethiopian migrants missing off Yemen, forced into the sea

0 Visits: 93 | Saturday February 10, 2018 - 17:09:23
Twenty-five Ethiopian migrants are missing off war-torn Yemen after being forced into the sea, the United Nations migration agency said Friday, highlighting the dangers of a well-traveled route from the Horn of Africa to rich Gulf nations.

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President Farmaajo speaks out on Qalbi-dhagah extradition for the first time

0 Visits: 127 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 18:03:35
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has spoken out for the first time about the rendition of former ONLF commander, Colonel Abdikarim Musa Qalbi-Dhagah.

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KDF has prevented major Shabaab attacks, says Uhuru Kenyatta

0 Visits: 83 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 18:02:38
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday praised Kenya Defence Force's strategies in fighting Al-Shabaab, saying they had borne fruit because the terror gang had failed to carry out any major attack in the country in the last two years. He said the troops in Somalia and those deployed to Boni Forest…

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UN Migration Agency, Somalia Train Frontline Immigration Officials

0 Visits: 79 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 18:01:07
Mogadishu – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in partnership with the Immigration and Naturalization Directorate of Somalia (IND), hosted a three-month long capacity building exercise, training 71 migration officials to enhance client service delivery and operations at the Mogadishu International Airport…

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Subdued Al-Shabaab helps Kenya grow tourism numbers

0 Visits: 126 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 18:00:06
Reduced attacks by the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on the Kenyan soil helped the country grow tourism numbers by 9.8 percent in 2017, a senior government official said here on Thursday.

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Top Ethiopian journalist among latest batch of pardoned prisoners

0 Visits: 118 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:30:38
Over 740 prisoners have been pardoned by Ethiopian authorities as part of a political reform move to foster national unity.

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The U.S. Military's Drug Of Choice

0 Visits: 117 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:20:08
2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). There was the investigation of the two-star commander of U.S. Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man's wife.

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US government in shutdown as Senate misses deadline

0 Visits: 83 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:19:11
The US government slid into its second shutdown in three weeks early Friday after a senator in President Donald Trump's own Republican Party blocked a vote on a bipartisan budget deal before a midnight deadline.

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Al Shabaab 'training village elders to fight'

0 Visits: 87 | Friday February 09, 2018 - 17:17:51
Al-Shabaab militants have been training clan elders in southern Somalia on how to use guns to shoot accurately, in the latest attempt by the jihadists to win the hearts of residents, media outlets affiliated by the group have reported.

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President Farmajo's first year in office

0 Visits: 532 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:18:41
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo rode into victory February 8 last year to become Somalia's 9th President following a hotly contested poll pitting among others incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and former President Ahmed Sheikh Sharif.

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In Somalia—or Afghanistan—Can Insurgent Defections Change a War's Course?

0 Visits: 121 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 17:17:47
An al-Shabaab defection raised hopes in Mogadishu, but violence, and lessons from another conflict, suggest little has changed When a former deputy head of al-Shabaab turned up last August in a Mogadishu hotel to denounce the extremist armed group, government officials were exuberant.

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