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'No longer a symbol of hope': Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty award

Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's «indifference» to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.
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'No longer a symbol of hope': Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty award

Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's «indifference» to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.

Ethiopa: Dozens of top security officials arrested

The high-profile arrests for abuse and corruption come as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed implements reforms. The attorney general also accused intelligence figures of an assassination attempt against the new prime minister.
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Ethiopa: Dozens of top security officials arrested

The high-profile arrests for abuse and corruption come as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed implements reforms. The attorney general also accused intelligence figures of an assassination attempt against the new prime minister.

Ethiopia's security forces wanted Oromos to kill Abiy: Attorney General

Ethiopia’s attorney general on Monday made several damning revelations including the role played by security forces in planning an attempted assassination on prime minister Abiy Ahmed.
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Ethiopia's security forces wanted Oromos to kill Abiy: Attorney General

Ethiopia’s attorney general on Monday made several damning revelations including the role played by security forces in planning an attempted assassination on prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

'The lesson is to be hopeful': Ilhan Omar's journey from Somali refugee to US Congress

Ilhan Omar, who lived in a Somali refugee camp when she was a girl and was elected to the US Congress last week, has said she hopes her victory would give hope to those whose childhoods resembled hers.
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'The lesson is to be hopeful': Ilhan Omar's journey from Somali refugee to US Congress

Ilhan Omar, who lived in a Somali refugee camp when she was a girl and was elected to the US Congress last week, has said she hopes her victory would give hope to those whose childhoods resembled hers.

UN agency deplores the repetition of most violent crimes against trade unionists and journalists in Somalia

Geneva-based United Nations agency, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has deplored the “repetition of most violent crimes against trade unionists” and journalists in Somalia.
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UN agency deplores the repetition of most violent crimes against trade unionists and journalists in Somalia

Geneva-based United Nations agency, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has deplored the “repetition of most violent crimes against trade unionists” and journalists in Somalia.

Crown Prince’s wings clipped as Khashoggi death rattles Riyadh

Six weeks after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, the decision-making process in Riyadh is slowly starting to change. Fallout from the assassination in Istanbul has wounded Mohammed bin Salman
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Crown Prince’s wings clipped as Khashoggi death rattles Riyadh

Six weeks after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, the decision-making process in Riyadh is slowly starting to change. Fallout from the assassination in Istanbul has wounded Mohammed bin Salman

Immigration detainee seeks $65M in lawsuit against Ottawa for violating rights

A man who spent four years in immigration detention, including more than two years in solitary confinement, has launched a $65-million lawsuit against the Canadian government for allegedly violating his Charter rights.
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Immigration detainee seeks $65M in lawsuit against Ottawa for violating rights

A man who spent four years in immigration detention, including more than two years in solitary confinement, has launched a $65-million lawsuit against the Canadian government for allegedly violating his Charter rights.

Inside Libyan detention 'hell' where refugee burned himself alive

It's been nearly three weeks since Abdulaziz, a 28-year-old Somali, doused himself in petrol before burning himself to death in Triq al Sikka migrant detention centre in Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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Inside Libyan detention 'hell' where refugee burned himself alive

It's been nearly three weeks since Abdulaziz, a 28-year-old Somali, doused himself in petrol before burning himself to death in Triq al Sikka migrant detention centre in Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Kenya Airways launches daily flights to Mogadishu

Kenya Airways will expand its footprint to the Horn of Africa with the commencement of daily operations to Mogadishu, Somalia with effect from 15 November 2018.
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Kenya Airways launches daily flights to Mogadishu

Kenya Airways will expand its footprint to the Horn of Africa with the commencement of daily operations to Mogadishu, Somalia with effect from 15 November 2018.

Tanzania threatens to deploy army in cashew nut crisis

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked both the agriculture and trade ministers, and threatened to deploy the military over a cashew nut crisis.
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Tanzania threatens to deploy army in cashew nut crisis

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked both the agriculture and trade ministers, and threatened to deploy the military over a cashew nut crisis.

Everyone Wants a Piece of the Horn of Africa's Ports

This February, the small African nation of Djibouti took control of the Red Sea container port of Doraleh from DP World, completing what it considers the final act in a lengthy wrangle with the Dubai-based ports operator. Djibouti has accused the internationa
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Everyone Wants a Piece of the Horn of Africa's Ports

This February, the small African nation of Djibouti took control of the Red Sea container port of Doraleh from DP World, completing what it considers the final act in a lengthy wrangle with the Dubai-based ports operator. Djibouti has accused the international ports company,

The Special Position of Somalia’s Remittance Industry

The non-bank financial entities in Somalia have played a critical role in an economy where the state has been absent or weak. The thriving mini-industry has offered money transfer solutions to locals, diaspora Somali’s and investors across the board in nee
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The Special Position of Somalia’s Remittance Industry

The non-bank financial entities in Somalia have played a critical role in an economy where the state has been absent or weak. The thriving mini-industry has offered money transfer solutions to locals, diaspora Somali’s and investors across the board in need of money transfer

Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

The death toll from a series of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said on Saturday.
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Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

The death toll from a series of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said on Saturday.

Somalis ‘will not be deterred’ by Friday’s terror attacks – UN chief

Following Friday’s bomb attacks and gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, UN Chief António Guterres on Friday expressed his faith that Somalis “will not be deterred” in their pursuit of lasting peace and political stability.
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Somalis ‘will not be deterred’ by Friday’s terror attacks – UN chief

Following Friday’s bomb attacks and gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, UN Chief António Guterres on Friday expressed his faith that Somalis “will not be deterred” in their pursuit of lasting peace and political stability.

Australia police: Melbourne attacker also planned explosion

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia police said Saturday a man who fatally stabbed another and injured two in what they described as an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack in central Melbourne had also planned to set off an explosion.
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Australia police: Melbourne attacker also planned explosion

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia police said Saturday a man who fatally stabbed another and injured two in what they described as an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack in central Melbourne had also planned to set off an explosion.

Exclusive: House Democrat to introduce new bill punishing Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

A House Democrat will soon introduce legislation to punish Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — by trying to halt an impending nuclear deal with the country.
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Exclusive: House Democrat to introduce new bill punishing Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

A House Democrat will soon introduce legislation to punish Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — by trying to halt an impending nuclear deal with the country.

Suicide car bombers kill at least 17 near hotel in Somali capital city

Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 17 people, police said.
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Suicide car bombers kill at least 17 near hotel in Somali capital city

Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 17 people, police said.

One family’s tragic double losses touch hearts as treble bombings death toll rises to 23

MOGADISHU (HOL) – It’s just three years ago when Abdifatah Abdirashid Shire, the owner of the popular Sahafi hotel in the Somali capital had move to return home to become heir to the property after his father Abdirashid Shire Ilqeyte was killed by al-Shab
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One family’s tragic double losses touch hearts as treble bombings death toll rises to 23

MOGADISHU (HOL) – It’s just three years ago when Abdifatah Abdirashid Shire, the owner of the popular Sahafi hotel in the Somali capital had move to return home to become heir to the property after his father Abdirashid Shire Ilqeyte was killed by al-Shabab fighters in a complex attack inside the compound in 2015.

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

Somali-born model Kafia Mahdi poses under a Budapest statue for a fashion shoot in this season’s leopard-skin print. At only 19, she seems to have found a glamorous new life in Hungary.
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Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

Somali-born model Kafia Mahdi poses under a Budapest statue for a fashion shoot in this season’s leopard-skin print. At only 19, she seems to have found a glamorous new life in Hungary.

Recommendations from the Somali Agricultural Professionals Conference

A conference organized by Somali agricultural professionals was held in Columbus, Ohio on June 22-24, 2018. The professionals who attended the conference gave the conference organizing committee the mandate to continue temporarily the work until an organizin
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Recommendations from the Somali Agricultural Professionals Conference

A conference organized by Somali agricultural professionals was held in Columbus, Ohio on June 22-24, 2018. The professionals who attended the conference gave the conference organizing committee the mandate to continue temporarily the work until an organizing committee

Exclusive: Tiger Woods turns down largest ever overseas pay cheque to play in Saudi Arabia

Tiger Woods has turned down his biggest ever potential overseas pay cheque to play in the European Tour’s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia next year, amid the international outcry over the recent murder of a journalist.
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Exclusive: Tiger Woods turns down largest ever overseas pay cheque to play in Saudi Arabia

Tiger Woods has turned down his biggest ever potential overseas pay cheque to play in the European Tour’s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia next year, amid the international outcry over the recent murder of a journalist.

Car bomb kills Somali regional lawmaker in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) – A Somali regional lawmaker was killed when a bomb hidden in his car exploded in as he drove through the Somali capital, officials said Thursday.
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Car bomb kills Somali regional lawmaker in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) – A Somali regional lawmaker was killed when a bomb hidden in his car exploded in as he drove through the Somali capital, officials said Thursday.

Somali govt warns UN against interference in country’s internal affairs

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali government warned the United Nations against interference in the country’s internal politics, in the first direct jab at the UN amid difference over the forthcoming regional elections in the Southwest State which is scheduled to t
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Somali govt warns UN against interference in country’s internal affairs

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali government warned the United Nations against interference in the country’s internal politics, in the first direct jab at the UN amid difference over the forthcoming regional elections in the Southwest State which is scheduled to take on Nov. 17.

Champions League: United stun Juve, Real win big

Manchester United produced a stunning late comeback to beat Juventus 2-1 on Wednesday in what could be a turning point in their Champions League campaign, while a Gabriel Jesus hat-trick helped Manchester City all but secure a last-16 berth.
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Champions League: United stun Juve, Real win big

Manchester United produced a stunning late comeback to beat Juventus 2-1 on Wednesday in what could be a turning point in their Champions League campaign, while a Gabriel Jesus hat-trick helped Manchester City all but secure a last-16 berth.

Belgium accused of mishandling billions of dictator Gadaffi's assets

An investigation is underway into the billions of euros missing from Belgian banks that belonged to the late Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi.
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Belgium accused of mishandling billions of dictator Gadaffi's assets

An investigation is underway into the billions of euros missing from Belgian banks that belonged to the late Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Abiy government in Ethiopia brings guarded hope for political dissidents

A year ago, rebel leader Berhanu Nega was coordinating attacks against Ethiopian soldiers from his base across the border in Eritrea and faced a death penalty at home.
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Abiy government in Ethiopia brings guarded hope for political dissidents

A year ago, rebel leader Berhanu Nega was coordinating attacks against Ethiopian soldiers from his base across the border in Eritrea and faced a death penalty at home.

Influential Somali regional president resigns, pulls out of election race

BAIDOA (HOL) – The long-serving powerful president of Somalia’s Southwest State has resigned and pulled out his presidential race Wednesday, just days before the region holds the much-awaited election slated to take place by Nov. 17, officials said.
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Influential Somali regional president resigns, pulls out of election race

BAIDOA (HOL) – The long-serving powerful president of Somalia’s Southwest State has resigned and pulled out his presidential race Wednesday, just days before the region holds the much-awaited election slated to take place by Nov. 17, officials said.

“Election should take place on time”, Somali govt warns Southwest State leaders amid crisis

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali government stressed the need for timely presidential elections in the Southwest State amid doubts of holding the election which is scheduled to take place on Nov. 17 following the sudden mass resignations of the region’s electora
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“Election should take place on time”, Somali govt warns Southwest State leaders amid crisis

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali government stressed the need for timely presidential elections in the Southwest State amid doubts of holding the election which is scheduled to take place on Nov. 17 following the sudden mass resignations of the region’s electoral commissioners including their chairman that had thrown the forthcoming election into doubt.

U.A.E. Military Base in Breakaway Somaliland to Open by June

A United Arab Emirates military base in the self-declared republic of Somaliland will begin operating by June and include a coastal-surveillance system, according to a diplomat involved in talks for the facility.
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U.A.E. Military Base in Breakaway Somaliland to Open by June

A United Arab Emirates military base in the self-declared republic of Somaliland will begin operating by June and include a coastal-surveillance system, according to a diplomat involved in talks for the facility.

Midterm elections: Democrats projected to win control of House, but Senate remains in GOP hands

Democrats were projected to take control of the House late Tuesday and pick up some governorships, but Republicans were poised to expand their majority in the Senate, delivering a split verdict in the first national referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency.
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Midterm elections: Democrats projected to win control of House, but Senate remains in GOP hands

Democrats were projected to take control of the House late Tuesday and pick up some governorships, but Republicans were poised to expand their majority in the Senate, delivering a split verdict in the first national referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency.

Modesty Undressed

It’s no secret that for decades now women have been bombarded with mixed signals about what modesty means. We’re either wearing too much to the point that
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Modesty Undressed

It’s no secret that for decades now women have been bombarded with mixed signals about what modesty means. We’re either wearing too much to the point that