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Somalia edges closer to first democratic election in half a century

The president of Somalia has signed a landmark federal law, paving the way for the country to hold its first popular election in half a century.
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Somalia edges closer to first democratic election in half a century

The president of Somalia has signed a landmark federal law, paving the way for the country to hold its first popular election in half a century.

Southwest president fires two ministers, unveils replacements

SouthWest state president Abdiaziz Hassan Laftagareen has sacked two ministers in a decree Monday and announced immediate replacements.
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Southwest president fires two ministers, unveils replacements

SouthWest state president Abdiaziz Hassan Laftagareen has sacked two ministers in a decree Monday and announced immediate replacements.

11 Kenyans Rescued In Eastleigh In Suspected Human Trafficking Case

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) sleuths today have rescued 11 Kenyans aged between 23-30 years at Ushirika Estate within Eastleigh who were allegedly awaiting to be transported to Middle East for slavery.
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11 Kenyans Rescued In Eastleigh In Suspected Human Trafficking Case

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) sleuths today have rescued 11 Kenyans aged between 23-30 years at Ushirika Estate within Eastleigh who were allegedly awaiting to be transported to Middle East for slavery.

U.S airstrikes in two says kills three Shabab militants, injure four

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A U.S airstrike wounded three Al-Shabaab militants in Middle Jubba Sunday, Somali government has said barely a day after a similar strike killed two militants in the same region.
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U.S airstrikes in two says kills three Shabab militants, injure four

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A U.S airstrike wounded three Al-Shabaab militants in Middle Jubba Sunday, Somali government has said barely a day after a similar strike killed two militants in the same region.

Kenya earnings from exports to Somalia hits a decade-low

The war-scarred Somalia has lost its lustre as a market outlet for Kenya's goods despite the heavy investments that Nairobi has made to restore political stability in the Horn of Africa nation.
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Kenya earnings from exports to Somalia hits a decade-low

The war-scarred Somalia has lost its lustre as a market outlet for Kenya's goods despite the heavy investments that Nairobi has made to restore political stability in the Horn of Africa nation.

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud.
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Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud.

Turkey attracts more and more Israelis for hair transplant operation

Israeli men continue to arrive in Turkey to have hair transplant operations, despite strained political relations between Israel and Turkey.
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Turkey attracts more and more Israelis for hair transplant operation

Israeli men continue to arrive in Turkey to have hair transplant operations, despite strained political relations between Israel and Turkey.

Abiy’s bid to reconcile Somalia hits a wall

photoj1Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has a mountain to climb in his latest bid at mediation between Somaliland and Somalia. A proposal this week to have Dr Abiy accompany Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullali Mohamed alias Farmaajo to visit Somalilan
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Abiy’s bid to reconcile Somalia hits a wall

photoj1Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has a mountain to climb in his latest bid at mediation between Somaliland and Somalia. A proposal this week to have Dr Abiy accompany Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullali Mohamed alias Farmaajo to visit Somaliland’s President....

Djibouti bank distances itself from 'fake' bank

A leading bank in Djibouti has written to the Central Bank of Kenya raising concerns of what it fears to be scheme to defraud Kenyans using its name and logo.
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Djibouti bank distances itself from 'fake' bank

A leading bank in Djibouti has written to the Central Bank of Kenya raising concerns of what it fears to be scheme to defraud Kenyans using its name and logo.

The battle in Mogadishu: the biggest failure of the elite special forces USA

History 22/02/20/f Drop black astramarine in Mogadishu: the biggest failure of the elite special forces of the U.S.
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The battle in Mogadishu: the biggest failure of the elite special forces USA

History 22/02/20/f Drop black astramarine in Mogadishu: the biggest failure of the elite special forces of the U.S.

Banaadir judge urges government to build detention centres for juvenile suspects

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Banaadir Regional Court judge Muse Moalim Mohamed has called on the government to build juvenile detention centres noting it was improper to keep underage suspects with adults.
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Banaadir judge urges government to build detention centres for juvenile suspects

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Banaadir Regional Court judge Muse Moalim Mohamed has called on the government to build juvenile detention centres noting it was improper to keep underage suspects with adults.

AMISOM trains Somali police officers in community policing

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has completed a week-long training workshop to enhance the skills of the Somali Police in crime prevention through community policing.
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AMISOM trains Somali police officers in community policing

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has completed a week-long training workshop to enhance the skills of the Somali Police in crime prevention through community policing.

Mossad chief, Israeli army general met with Qatari intel in Doha: Correspondent

The director of the Israeli Mossad and an army general in charge of the Israeli army southern operations conducted a secret visit to Doha earlier this month and met with the head of Qatari intelligence,
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Mossad chief, Israeli army general met with Qatari intel in Doha: Correspondent

The director of the Israeli Mossad and an army general in charge of the Israeli army southern operations conducted a secret visit to Doha earlier this month and met with the head of Qatari intelligence,

Turkey sets up mechanism to explore oil, gas and mining opportunities in Somalia

The Turkish government is moving to exploit oil, gas and mining prospects in Somalia by establishing a mechanism that will allow both private and state-owned companies to explore energy opportunities in the country, which is strategically located in the Horn
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Turkey sets up mechanism to explore oil, gas and mining opportunities in Somalia

The Turkish government is moving to exploit oil, gas and mining prospects in Somalia by establishing a mechanism that will allow both private and state-owned companies to explore energy opportunities in the country, which is strategically located in the Horn of Africa.

The CEO of one of the world's largest airlines said Muslim men are more likely to be 'bombers' and should be profiled at airports

The CEO of one of the world's largest airlines is facing criticism after saying Muslim men should be profiled at airports.
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The CEO of one of the world's largest airlines said Muslim men are more likely to be 'bombers' and should be profiled at airports

The CEO of one of the world's largest airlines is facing criticism after saying Muslim men should be profiled at airports.

Parliamemntary vs Presidential Government.

First, let me state from the start that the comments reflected in this paper should not be construed as a criticism targeting particular political organization or individuals currently holding
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Parliamemntary vs Presidential Government.

First, let me state from the start that the comments reflected in this paper should not be construed as a criticism targeting particular political organization or individuals currently holding

Somalia summons its ambassador to Sudan over alleged fight

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has recalled its ambassador to Sudan following what it termed as ’unfortunate incident’ within the embassy amid reports of a scuffle.
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Somalia summons its ambassador to Sudan over alleged fight

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has recalled its ambassador to Sudan following what it termed as ’unfortunate incident’ within the embassy amid reports of a scuffle.

At 2.7m, Somalis are 6th largest tribe in Kenya, highest household size

NAIROBI (HOL) - Somalis are the sixth largest ethnic tribe in Kenya with a population of 2.7 million, the newly released second part of the 2019 population and housing report indicates.
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At 2.7m, Somalis are 6th largest tribe in Kenya, highest household size

NAIROBI (HOL) - Somalis are the sixth largest ethnic tribe in Kenya with a population of 2.7 million, the newly released second part of the 2019 population and housing report indicates.

Ethiopia’s oil supply constrained by Djibouti logistics battle

Ethiopia, whose energy needs are constantly growing, remains dependent on Djibouti's infrastructure policies - and keeps demanding more. But the announced extension of the port of Horizon could be compromised by another project: the Damerjog petrochemical com
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Ethiopia’s oil supply constrained by Djibouti logistics battle

Ethiopia, whose energy needs are constantly growing, remains dependent on Djibouti's infrastructure policies - and keeps demanding more. But the announced extension of the port of Horizon could be compromised by another project: the Damerjog petrochemical complex.

Kobe Bryant’s pilot had been disciplined by FAA over weather-related flight violation

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a Calabasas hillside last month, killing NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others, violated federal flight rules in 2015 when he flew into busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport despite being ordered no
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Kobe Bryant’s pilot had been disciplined by FAA over weather-related flight violation

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a Calabasas hillside last month, killing NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others, violated federal flight rules in 2015 when he flew into busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport despite being ordered not to by air traffic control,

Canadian government announces affordable housing project in Ottawa

In order to make housing affordable for middle income families in Ottawa, the Canadian government is investing $115 million to help build a 27 storey residential building
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Canadian government announces affordable housing project in Ottawa

In order to make housing affordable for middle income families in Ottawa, the Canadian government is investing $115 million to help build a 27 storey residential building

Iranians vote to elect new parliament amid uncertainty

Iranians are voting in their country's eleventh parliamentary election, seen as a test for the popularity of President Hassan Rouhani's reformist-moderate camp, as hardliners are expected to make gains.
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Iranians vote to elect new parliament amid uncertainty

Iranians are voting in their country's eleventh parliamentary election, seen as a test for the popularity of President Hassan Rouhani's reformist-moderate camp, as hardliners are expected to make gains.

Omar Implies Somali Community Leader Was Paid To Say She Married Her Brother

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday denounced allegations by a Somali individual in Minnesota who says he knows Omar married her brother, with the congresswoman suggesting that the man is being paid to make the accusations.
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Omar Implies Somali Community Leader Was Paid To Say She Married Her Brother

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday denounced allegations by a Somali individual in Minnesota who says he knows Omar married her brother, with the congresswoman suggesting that the man is being paid to make the accusations.

Farmaajo assents to Elections Law as country aims to hold universal vote in 8 months

MOGADISHU (HOL) - President Mohamed Farmaajo has assented into the Elections Act ushering in a new chapter in preparations for parliamentary and presidential elections which are barely eight months away.
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Farmaajo assents to Elections Law as country aims to hold universal vote in 8 months

MOGADISHU (HOL) - President Mohamed Farmaajo has assented into the Elections Act ushering in a new chapter in preparations for parliamentary and presidential elections which are barely eight months away.

Suspected Shabaab torch reservist's home in Garissa

An unknown number of suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked Sangailu area, Ijara Sub-County in Garissa, where they torched a police reservist's home.
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Suspected Shabaab torch reservist's home in Garissa

An unknown number of suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked Sangailu area, Ijara Sub-County in Garissa, where they torched a police reservist's home.

Turkey approves agreement with Ethiopia for cooperation in petroleum and mining

Turkey plans to start oil and gas exploration in the Horn of Africa in order to expand its energy ties with regional countries. In addition to Somalia, the Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has also approved a deal signed with Ethiopia,
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Turkey approves agreement with Ethiopia for cooperation in petroleum and mining

Turkey plans to start oil and gas exploration in the Horn of Africa in order to expand its energy ties with regional countries. In addition to Somalia, the Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has also approved a deal signed with Ethiopia,

Boda Boda Operations At Kenya-Ethiopia-Somalia Border Outlawed

The government has banned nighttime boda boda taxi operations along the Kenyan borders with Somalia and Ethiopia with immediate effect.
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Boda Boda Operations At Kenya-Ethiopia-Somalia Border Outlawed

The government has banned nighttime boda boda taxi operations along the Kenyan borders with Somalia and Ethiopia with immediate effect.

Anxiety grips Somalis as ‘forex companies’ announce losses

MOGAIDISHU (HOL) - Fear has gripped Somalis who invested in quick money schemes fashioned as forex trading companies as some announce closure amid what they term as ‘loss of money’.
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Anxiety grips Somalis as ‘forex companies’ announce losses

MOGAIDISHU (HOL) - Fear has gripped Somalis who invested in quick money schemes fashioned as forex trading companies as some announce closure amid what they term as ‘loss of money’.

The mystery sickness bringing death and dismay to eastern Ethiopia

At first, 23-year-old Khadar Abdi Abdullahi’s eyes began turning yellow. Then the palms of his hands did the same. Soon he was bleeding from his nose, and from his mouth, and his body was swelling all over. Eventually he collapsed with fever. He later died.
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The mystery sickness bringing death and dismay to eastern Ethiopia

At first, 23-year-old Khadar Abdi Abdullahi’s eyes began turning yellow. Then the palms of his hands did the same. Soon he was bleeding from his nose, and from his mouth, and his body was swelling all over. Eventually he collapsed with fever. He later died.

GANG RAPE AND MURDER: 75 camels secure release of death row convict in ’blood money’ pact

GAROWE (HOL) - A man who was sentenced to death for gang rape and murder of a 12 year old girl in Puntland last year has been released in a ’blood money’ deal with the family of the victim.
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GANG RAPE AND MURDER: 75 camels secure release of death row convict in ’blood money’ pact

GAROWE (HOL) - A man who was sentenced to death for gang rape and murder of a 12 year old girl in Puntland last year has been released in a ’blood money’ deal with the family of the victim.