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Has Anyone Told Donald Trump What He Just Ordered in Somalia?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The U.S. is committing itself to a long-term stabilization mission in a chronically unstable country. The mission involves training and equipping the local government forces to fight against jihadi insurgents and won
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Has Anyone Told Donald Trump What He Just Ordered in Somalia?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The U.S. is committing itself to a long-term stabilization mission in a chronically unstable country. The mission involves training and equipping the local government forces to fight against jihadi insurgents and won’t end until those local forces

Is Trump Targeting What He Called 'Shithole' Countries With His Latest Immigration Crackdown?

Over the weekend, the Trump administration floated its latest crackdown on immigration, both legal and illegal: According to the Wall Street Journal, the administration is considering placing travel restrictions on countries whose citizens have a high rate o
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Is Trump Targeting What He Called 'Shithole' Countries With His Latest Immigration Crackdown?

Over the weekend, the Trump administration floated its latest crackdown on immigration, both legal and illegal: According to the Wall Street Journal, the administration is considering placing travel restrictions on countries whose citizens have a high rate of overstaying their visas in the United States.

NHRC signs MoU with Somalia’s ministry

National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Somalia’s Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, on the sidelines of the second and final day of the conference titled “National, regional and international me
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NHRC signs MoU with Somalia’s ministry

National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Somalia’s Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, on the sidelines of the second and final day of the conference titled “National, regional and international mechanisms to combat impunity and ensure accountability under the law,” organised by NHRC, in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Parliament.

Goodbye Kabul, Hello Mogadishu: Pentagon ramps up in Somalia, winds down in Syria

WASHINGTON — The nation where events turned the U.S. against humanitarian military intervention — Somalia — has become the newest front for escalation by the Pentagon.
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Goodbye Kabul, Hello Mogadishu: Pentagon ramps up in Somalia, winds down in Syria

WASHINGTON — The nation where events turned the U.S. against humanitarian military intervention — Somalia — has become the newest front for escalation by the Pentagon.

Kenya rules out ransom to Al Shabaab for release of Cuban doctors

The Kenyan government has ruled out possibilities of paying a ransom to secure the release of two Cuban doctors abducted from Mandera by Al Shabaab terrorists on Friday.
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Kenya rules out ransom to Al Shabaab for release of Cuban doctors

The Kenyan government has ruled out possibilities of paying a ransom to secure the release of two Cuban doctors abducted from Mandera by Al Shabaab terrorists on Friday.

U.S. Support for Somalia Resiliency and Overcoming Humanitarian Crises

MOGADISHU - US Ambassador to Somalia Donald Y. Yamamoto held a roundtable discussion with organizations that work with the people and government of Somalia to overcome humanitarian crises. Joining Ambassador Yamamoto were representatives
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U.S. Support for Somalia Resiliency and Overcoming Humanitarian Crises

MOGADISHU - US Ambassador to Somalia Donald Y. Yamamoto held a roundtable discussion with organizations that work with the people and government of Somalia to overcome humanitarian crises. Joining Ambassador Yamamoto were representatives

South Africa is not overrun by immigrants - experts

Cape Town - Even if all foreigners leave South Africa, it would not make a difference to socio-economic issues facing the country. And the idea that the country is overrun by immigrants is not supported by data.
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South Africa is not overrun by immigrants - experts

Cape Town - Even if all foreigners leave South Africa, it would not make a difference to socio-economic issues facing the country. And the idea that the country is overrun by immigrants is not supported by data.

Assange tried to create a 'centre for spying' inside the Ecuadorian embassy, says nation's president

Julian Assange has been accused of trying to create a «centre for spying» in the Ecuadorian embassy that sheltered him by the nation's president.
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Assange tried to create a 'centre for spying' inside the Ecuadorian embassy, says nation's president

Julian Assange has been accused of trying to create a «centre for spying» in the Ecuadorian embassy that sheltered him by the nation's president.

Sudan crisis: Military council arrests former government members

Sudan's transitional military council has arrested members of the former government and promised not to disperse protesters.
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Sudan crisis: Military council arrests former government members

Sudan's transitional military council has arrested members of the former government and promised not to disperse protesters.

Activists: Cop's shooting of white woman treated differently

Some activists say race has played a role in the handling of a Minnesota case in which a Somali American police officer fatally shot a white woman
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Activists: Cop's shooting of white woman treated differently

Some activists say race has played a role in the handling of a Minnesota case in which a Somali American police officer fatally shot a white woman

Ivanka Trump in Africa to promote women at work program

Leaving behind the White House battles over border walls and tax returns, Ivanka Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast in pursuit of a very different goal — advancing a global women’s program she hopes will outlast an administration better known for
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Ivanka Trump in Africa to promote women at work program

Leaving behind the White House battles over border walls and tax returns, Ivanka Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast in pursuit of a very different goal — advancing a global women’s program she hopes will outlast an administration better known for “America First” isolationism.

Toronto Raptors’ Game 1 loss to Orlando Magic sets a terrible first impression — one that will last

Pros like to talk about entering their “playoff mode.” Kyle Lowry’s must work a little like Ctrl+Alt+Delete. When the post-season starts, he shuts off and on a few times in order to get things running again.
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Toronto Raptors’ Game 1 loss to Orlando Magic sets a terrible first impression — one that will last

Pros like to talk about entering their “playoff mode.” Kyle Lowry’s must work a little like Ctrl+Alt+Delete. When the post-season starts, he shuts off and on a few times in order to get things running again.

The Current Political Situation of Somalia

As any other country, the Federal Parliament of Somalia is the most important institution of the government for making laws, preparing motions and exercising check and balance power over the two other branches of government (executive and judiciary).
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The Current Political Situation of Somalia

As any other country, the Federal Parliament of Somalia is the most important institution of the government for making laws, preparing motions and exercising check and balance power over the two other branches of government (executive and judiciary).

Rep. Ilhan Omar: U.S. 'Under threat' by 'administration that would rather cage children' than reform immigration

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar spoke out Saturday after days of being a target of derision from President Trump and others, and one week after the arrest of a New York man accused of threatening to kill the representative from Minnesota.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar: U.S. 'Under threat' by 'administration that would rather cage children' than reform immigration

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar spoke out Saturday after days of being a target of derision from President Trump and others, and one week after the arrest of a New York man accused of threatening to kill the representative from Minnesota.

US military mission in Somalia could take seven years to complete

(CNN)This week President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending a presidential declaration of a national emergency concerning Somalia for another year, calling the Islamist insurgency plaguing that country an «unusual and extraordinary threat&
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US military mission in Somalia could take seven years to complete

(CNN)This week President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending a presidential declaration of a national emergency concerning Somalia for another year, calling the Islamist insurgency plaguing that country an «unusual and extraordinary threat» to the US.

US Somalia mission could take seven years to complete

This week President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending a presidential declaration of a national emergency concerning Somalia for another year, calling the Islamist insurgency plaguing that country an «unusual and extraordinary threat»
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US Somalia mission could take seven years to complete

This week President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending a presidential declaration of a national emergency concerning Somalia for another year, calling the Islamist insurgency plaguing that country an «unusual and extraordinary threat» to the US.

Somali security forces kill at least six people in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces shot dead a rickshaw driver and his passenger in the capital on Saturday and killed another four people who were protesting against the shootings, witnesses and lawmakers said.
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Somali security forces kill at least six people in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces shot dead a rickshaw driver and his passenger in the capital on Saturday and killed another four people who were protesting against the shootings, witnesses and lawmakers said.

Demonstrators take to the streets in Mogadishu after death of bajaj driver

Mogadishu (HOL) - Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Mogadishu streets on Saturday to protest the shooting death of an auto rickshaw (bajaj) driver and his passenger by a policeman.
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Demonstrators take to the streets in Mogadishu after death of bajaj driver

Mogadishu (HOL) - Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Mogadishu streets on Saturday to protest the shooting death of an auto rickshaw (bajaj) driver and his passenger by a policeman.

Police: Abducted Cubans had expressed fear for their safety

The two doctors abducted in a daring attack by gunmen in Mandera town on Friday had expressed concerns over their safety, the Saturday Nation can reveal.
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Police: Abducted Cubans had expressed fear for their safety

The two doctors abducted in a daring attack by gunmen in Mandera town on Friday had expressed concerns over their safety, the Saturday Nation can reveal.

Somali elders in talks with al-Shabaab over Cuban doctors

Mandera elders are in Somalia to negotiate with their counterparts the release of two Cuban doctors seized by suspected al Shabaab militants on Friday.
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Somali elders in talks with al-Shabaab over Cuban doctors

Mandera elders are in Somalia to negotiate with their counterparts the release of two Cuban doctors seized by suspected al Shabaab militants on Friday.

Kenya’s forces mobilized as search for Cuban doctors extends to Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan security forces have been mobilized to join in the search for two Cuban doctors abducted from Mandera on Friday morning and taken to Somalia, raising fresh security concerns in the volatile region.
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Kenya’s forces mobilized as search for Cuban doctors extends to Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan security forces have been mobilized to join in the search for two Cuban doctors abducted from Mandera on Friday morning and taken to Somalia, raising fresh security concerns in the volatile region.

Sudan’s new ruling military council chief steps down

Sudan’s Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf said on Friday that he is stepping down as head of the Country’s transitional military council, a day after former president Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a coup.
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Sudan’s new ruling military council chief steps down

Sudan’s Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf said on Friday that he is stepping down as head of the Country’s transitional military council, a day after former president Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a coup.

Auckland rapper Mo Muse dedicates ‘Friday’ to the victims of the Christchurch attack

Somali-New Zealand rapper Mo Muse – aka Mohamed Muse – has released a track called ‘Friday’, dedicated to the 50 victims of the Christchurch terror attack.
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Auckland rapper Mo Muse dedicates ‘Friday’ to the victims of the Christchurch attack

Somali-New Zealand rapper Mo Muse – aka Mohamed Muse – has released a track called ‘Friday’, dedicated to the 50 victims of the Christchurch terror attack.

Looting, bullets and a volley of angry words as protests ravage Cape Town

Political figures alleged to be behind Thursday’s «Khayelitsha shutdown» should be arrested, says Western Cape community safety MEC Alan Winde.
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Looting, bullets and a volley of angry words as protests ravage Cape Town

Political figures alleged to be behind Thursday’s «Khayelitsha shutdown» should be arrested, says Western Cape community safety MEC Alan Winde.

New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 cover

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Wednesday urged fellow lawmakers to condemn a Fox News host and a Republican congressman for what she called “dangerous incitement” after they accused her of downplaying the 9/11 terror attacks.
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New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 cover

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Wednesday urged fellow lawmakers to condemn a Fox News host and a Republican congressman for what she called “dangerous incitement” after they accused her of downplaying the 9/11 terror attacks.

Scholarship winners honoured by the Canadian Somali Scholarship Fund

(Ottawa, ON — March 4, 2018) The Canadian Somali Scholarship Fund (CSSFUND) held its third annual awards ceremony and reception.
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Scholarship winners honoured by the Canadian Somali Scholarship Fund

(Ottawa, ON — March 4, 2018) The Canadian Somali Scholarship Fund (CSSFUND) held its third annual awards ceremony and reception.

Somalis 'unwilling' to leave Dadaab camp: Report

Nearly half of recently surveyed Somali residents of the Dadaab refugee complex say they have no intention of returning to their homeland due to concerns about violence, drought and lack of services.
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Somalis 'unwilling' to leave Dadaab camp: Report

Nearly half of recently surveyed Somali residents of the Dadaab refugee complex say they have no intention of returning to their homeland due to concerns about violence, drought and lack of services.

High-profile multinational delegation notches Somaliland to hold polls and gain facelift

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – An influential international delegation has notched Somaliland’s President Muse Bihi Abdi to hold parliamentary and local council elections on 12 December 2019 if the country was to obtain a significant boost, ADV learns her
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High-profile multinational delegation notches Somaliland to hold polls and gain facelift

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – An influential international delegation has notched Somaliland’s President Muse Bihi Abdi to hold parliamentary and local council elections on 12 December 2019 if the country was to obtain a significant boost, ADV learns here Thursday.

Ahmed Ahmed ’17 wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Ahmed Ahmed ’17, whose remarkable journey led him from a Kenyan refugee camp to Cornell, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which will support his medical school studies.
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Ahmed Ahmed ’17 wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Ahmed Ahmed ’17, whose remarkable journey led him from a Kenyan refugee camp to Cornell, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which will support his medical school studies.

Trudeau defends measure to limit asylum claims in Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending legislation that would prevent people from «asylum shopping» in Canada, barring them from making such a claim if they previously applied for asylum in other safe countries, including t
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Trudeau defends measure to limit asylum claims in Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending legislation that would prevent people from «asylum shopping» in Canada, barring them from making such a claim if they previously applied for asylum in other safe countries, including the United States.