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Bristolian Somalis send Covid-19 money to Somaliland

A community in Bristol has raised money to help family and friends in the self-declared republic of Somaliland cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
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Bristolian Somalis send Covid-19 money to Somaliland

A community in Bristol has raised money to help family and friends in the self-declared republic of Somaliland cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Jawar Mohammed: The Ethiopian media mogul taking on Abiy Ahmed

Having previously warned that Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed risked turning into an «illegitimate» ruler, Jawar Mohammed, 34, has now become the most high-profile opposition politician to be detained since the Nobel Peace laureate took offic
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Jawar Mohammed: The Ethiopian media mogul taking on Abiy Ahmed

Having previously warned that Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed risked turning into an «illegitimate» ruler, Jawar Mohammed, 34, has now become the most high-profile opposition politician to be detained since the Nobel Peace laureate took office in April 2018.

The vulnerabilities of Somali communities with COVID-19 in Europe

In early March, some of our extended Somali family returned to London from Umrah in Saudi Arabia with a flu-like fever. A few days later, I attended our local mosque in Greenford; many people were coughing and sneezing.
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The vulnerabilities of Somali communities with COVID-19 in Europe

In early March, some of our extended Somali family returned to London from Umrah in Saudi Arabia with a flu-like fever. A few days later, I attended our local mosque in Greenford; many people were coughing and sneezing.

Reforming the representation of Banadir in the Upper House may trigger a constitutional crisis

The Somali legislature's history goes back to the colonial and post independence parliaments which were unicameral based on multiparty system. Then a military coup suspended the only ratified constitution 1961, to establish a socialist one party system that l
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Reforming the representation of Banadir in the Upper House may trigger a constitutional crisis

The Somali legislature's history goes back to the colonial and post independence parliaments which were unicameral based on multiparty system. Then a military coup suspended the only ratified constitution 1961, to establish a socialist one party system that led to civil rebellion. After decades of civil war, Somali provisional constitution was adopted by the National Constitutional Assembly on August 1st , 2012 which introduced a bicameral system (The House of People and the Upper House).

Somalia: The 1956 political elections

In 1956, four years ahead of the end of the trusteeship mandate, the territory’s progress towards self-government had proceeded at a speedy pace, with a view to preparing the territory for full independence
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Somalia: The 1956 political elections

In 1956, four years ahead of the end of the trusteeship mandate, the territory’s progress towards self-government had proceeded at a speedy pace, with a view to preparing the territory for full independence

Migrants disembarked from Talia animal cargo ship in Malta

A group of 50 people who were rescued at sea and stranded on a livestock transport ship has been allowed to disembark in Malta. The MV Talia picked up the migrants off Libya on Saturday but Malta and Italy refused them permission to land.
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Migrants disembarked from Talia animal cargo ship in Malta

A group of 50 people who were rescued at sea and stranded on a livestock transport ship has been allowed to disembark in Malta. The MV Talia picked up the migrants off Libya on Saturday but Malta and Italy refused them permission to land.

Somalia’s cholera outbreak has claimed 26 lives this year

An outbreak of cholera and acute watery diarrhea in Somalia had killed 26 people in the past six months, a UN health agency said on Tuesday.
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Somalia’s cholera outbreak has claimed 26 lives this year

An outbreak of cholera and acute watery diarrhea in Somalia had killed 26 people in the past six months, a UN health agency said on Tuesday.

Young Somali doctor shares her story of treating COVID19 patients in Mogadishu hospital and falling sick herself

Hamdi Abdirahman Ahmed has spoken about her experiences as a doctor treating Coronavirus patients at a Mogadishu hospital at the start of the outbreak – and coping with catching the virus herself.
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Young Somali doctor shares her story of treating COVID19 patients in Mogadishu hospital and falling sick herself

Hamdi Abdirahman Ahmed has spoken about her experiences as a doctor treating Coronavirus patients at a Mogadishu hospital at the start of the outbreak – and coping with catching the virus herself.

Security agencies foil Al-Shabaab kidnapping incident in Wajir

Kenya security agencies foiled a hijacking and kidnapping terror attack outside Dabacity area of Elwak in Wajir boarder with Somalia.
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Security agencies foil Al-Shabaab kidnapping incident in Wajir

Kenya security agencies foiled a hijacking and kidnapping terror attack outside Dabacity area of Elwak in Wajir boarder with Somalia.

Ethiopia's ethnic violence death toll rises to 239

The death toll from demonstrations and ethnic violence that erupted in Ethiopia last week following the murder of a popular singer from the Oromo ethnic group has risen to 239, according to a tally of police figures.
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Ethiopia's ethnic violence death toll rises to 239

The death toll from demonstrations and ethnic violence that erupted in Ethiopia last week following the murder of a popular singer from the Oromo ethnic group has risen to 239, according to a tally of police figures.

Kenya’s Amina Mohamed eyes top global job three years after failing to clinch AU job

Kenya’s Secretary of Sports Amina Mohamed is among six candidates vying to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo.
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Kenya’s Amina Mohamed eyes top global job three years after failing to clinch AU job

Kenya’s Secretary of Sports Amina Mohamed is among six candidates vying to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus. “It came back positive,” a mask-wearing Bolsonaro told a hand-picked group of reporters.....
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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus. “It came back positive,” a mask-wearing Bolsonaro told a hand-picked group of reporters.....

Full list of destinations as UAE's Emirates, Etihad, flydubai expand network

The UAE is embracing the new travel normal, with the country's airlines flying to a wide range of destinations across the world. Dubai officially reopened to tourists on Tuesday, with several flying to the city on day one.
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Full list of destinations as UAE's Emirates, Etihad, flydubai expand network

The UAE is embracing the new travel normal, with the country's airlines flying to a wide range of destinations across the world. Dubai officially reopened to tourists on Tuesday, with several flying to the city on day one.

PUNTLAND: FEDERALIST OR QUASI-SECESSIONIST? (Part II)

The recent announcement of Benaadir region receiving representation in the Federal Parliament of Somalia has once again showcased Puntland’s true sociopolitical character. Puntland’s political elite have protested the entry of Benaadir in Somalia’s Upp
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PUNTLAND: FEDERALIST OR QUASI-SECESSIONIST? (Part II)

The recent announcement of Benaadir region receiving representation in the Federal Parliament of Somalia has once again showcased Puntland’s true sociopolitical character. Puntland’s political elite have protested the entry of Benaadir in Somalia’s Upper House, and have shamefully proclaimed that they may seek secession.

Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa

Al Shabaab, as an insurgent terrorist outfit, has primarily been operating from Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The merger of Al Shabaab with Al Qaeda, a multinational terrorist organisation, in 2012 has enhanced its strength. After completing twenty years of
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Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa

Al Shabaab, as an insurgent terrorist outfit, has primarily been operating from Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The merger of Al Shabaab with Al Qaeda, a multinational terrorist organisation, in 2012 has enhanced its strength. After completing twenty years of its existence in April 2020, it is showing no signs of waning. Al Shabaab’s endeavours to consolidate its hold over the parts of southern and central Somalia and extract taxes from people is weakening the hold of Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012.

PM Khaire picks spy officer to head National ID Authority

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Prime Minister Hassan Khaire has tapped an intelligence officer Mukhtar Hussein Mohamed to head the newly revived registration of persons bureau.
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PM Khaire picks spy officer to head National ID Authority

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Prime Minister Hassan Khaire has tapped an intelligence officer Mukhtar Hussein Mohamed to head the newly revived registration of persons bureau.

Kenya President lifts lockdown

President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the cessation of movement in Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa and Mandera counties from Tuesday, June 7, 2020.
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Kenya President lifts lockdown

President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the cessation of movement in Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa and Mandera counties from Tuesday, June 7, 2020.

Regional leaders snub FGS invitation to Mogadishu for FMS meeting in Dhusamareb

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's regional presidents will meet in Dhusamareb on Wednesday to discuss the critical issues ahead of the National Security Council (NSC) meeting with the Federal Government.
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Regional leaders snub FGS invitation to Mogadishu for FMS meeting in Dhusamareb

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's regional presidents will meet in Dhusamareb on Wednesday to discuss the critical issues ahead of the National Security Council (NSC) meeting with the Federal Government.

Uhuru banks on Adan Keynan to foster unity in troubled Jubilee

President Uhuru Kenyatta is banking on the newly created position of Secretary of the Jubilee Coalition to foster cohesion in the ruling party and eliminate dissenting voices ahead of the 2022 polls, his confidante David Murathe has said.
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Uhuru banks on Adan Keynan to foster unity in troubled Jubilee

President Uhuru Kenyatta is banking on the newly created position of Secretary of the Jubilee Coalition to foster cohesion in the ruling party and eliminate dissenting voices ahead of the 2022 polls, his confidante David Murathe has said.

Sixty Years On: A New Dawn for Somalia

Somalia celebrates its 60th Independence Day this year while the country continues on the path of fundamental recovery. In a quest to shed the stubborn label of a “failed state,” the once war-torn country has made significant strides towards rebuilding de
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Sixty Years On: A New Dawn for Somalia

Somalia celebrates its 60th Independence Day this year while the country continues on the path of fundamental recovery. In a quest to shed the stubborn label of a “failed state,” the once war-torn country has made significant strides towards rebuilding despite grappling with Al Shabaab and their grand attacks against civil society.

133 Somali nationals evacuated to Somalia

ENTEBBE- At least 133 Somali nationals have been repatriated to Somalia after being stranded in Uganda for close to three months when flights were suspended after the breakout of coronavirus pandemic.
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133 Somali nationals evacuated to Somalia

ENTEBBE- At least 133 Somali nationals have been repatriated to Somalia after being stranded in Uganda for close to three months when flights were suspended after the breakout of coronavirus pandemic.

Academics: Outdated structures, discrimination behind migrant students' poor performance in Finland

A combination of outdated education structures and racist attitudes are the main reasons that migrant-background students lag behind their Finnish peers, researchers say.
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Academics: Outdated structures, discrimination behind migrant students' poor performance in Finland

A combination of outdated education structures and racist attitudes are the main reasons that migrant-background students lag behind their Finnish peers, researchers say.

On President Qoor-Qoor!

For those who follow Somali politics, it’s impossible to ignore President Qoor-Qoor’s first five months in office. It has been an impressive and remarkable period in a country where negative politicking has become the norm.
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On President Qoor-Qoor!

For those who follow Somali politics, it’s impossible to ignore President Qoor-Qoor’s first five months in office. It has been an impressive and remarkable period in a country where negative politicking has become the norm.

UK, Denmark and Netherlands approve deals with Somaliland Government on infrastructure

Under Phase II of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF2) programme, the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands have approved four agreements with the Somaliland Government to improve critical infrastructure to support economic growth.
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UK, Denmark and Netherlands approve deals with Somaliland Government on infrastructure

Under Phase II of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF2) programme, the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands have approved four agreements with the Somaliland Government to improve critical infrastructure to support economic growth.

Somalia condemns Taiwan over diplomatic pact with Somaliland

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has dismissed the Taiwa-Somaliland diplomatic accord and reiterated its position on a ‘one-China-policy’.
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Somalia condemns Taiwan over diplomatic pact with Somaliland

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has dismissed the Taiwa-Somaliland diplomatic accord and reiterated its position on a ‘one-China-policy’.

6 Killed, 15 Injured in Somalia Bombings

At least five people were killed and more than eight others wounded when a government security checkpoint was bombed in Baidoa, Somalia’s administrative capital of Southwest State, on Saturday, witnesses and security officials said.
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6 Killed, 15 Injured in Somalia Bombings

At least five people were killed and more than eight others wounded when a government security checkpoint was bombed in Baidoa, Somalia’s administrative capital of Southwest State, on Saturday, witnesses and security officials said.