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Kulmiye Party, a Continuation of Chaos and Stagnation in Somaliland?

When Siilaanyo was elected as a President I could remember the widespread euphoria and excitement people had for a positive change in Somaliland. Ten years of Riyaale Government became tiresome and lost direction, opening the gate for Kulmiye Party to enter t
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Kulmiye Party, a Continuation of Chaos and Stagnation in Somaliland?

When Siilaanyo was elected as a President I could remember the widespread euphoria and excitement people had for a positive change in Somaliland. Ten years of Riyaale Government became tiresome and lost direction, opening the gate for Kulmiye Party to enter the political fray as a credible

Hidden from the Public: The United Kingdom’s Drone Warfare

The use of armed drones by the United States, both within the conflict zones of Iraq and Syria, and further afield in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen, continues to be characterized by minimal public transparency, as the recent report, “Out of the Shadows,” r
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Hidden from the Public: The United Kingdom’s Drone Warfare

The use of armed drones by the United States, both within the conflict zones of Iraq and Syria, and further afield in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen, continues to be characterized by minimal public transparency, as the recent report, “Out of the Shadows,” released by Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic and the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, makes clear. While a limited amount of information was finally disclosed at the very end of the Obama administration, the legal and policy rules governing the program remain opaque.

Raila Odinga hospitalised in Mombasa

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga was on Sunday night rushed to a Mombasa hospital after complaining of discomfort. Raila was at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa waiting to board a flight to Nairobi after holding several rallies in Kilifi Count
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Raila Odinga hospitalised in Mombasa

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga was on Sunday night rushed to a Mombasa hospital after complaining of discomfort. Raila was at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa waiting to board a flight to Nairobi after holding several rallies in Kilifi County, when he felt unwell.

Ethiopia: ICRC, senior police staff discuss humanitarian principles

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and senior Ethiopian police officials held a one-day discussion in Addis Ababa last week to discuss international human rights and humanitarian standards related to policing.
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Ethiopia: ICRC, senior police staff discuss humanitarian principles

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and senior Ethiopian police officials held a one-day discussion in Addis Ababa last week to discuss international human rights and humanitarian standards related to policing.

Nkaissery death probe: Police targets

Waiters who served Maj-Gen (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery at the Bomas of Kenya bar are among people being interviewed over the death of the powerful internal security Cabinet secretary.
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Nkaissery death probe: Police targets

Waiters who served Maj-Gen (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery at the Bomas of Kenya bar are among people being interviewed over the death of the powerful internal security Cabinet secretary.

Somali Pirates in India will soon be transferred to Somalia: Somali Ambassador to India

Toronto (HOL) - Somali Ambassador to India H.E Ms Abyan Mahamed Salah has told HOL that two Somali inmates held in an India jail facing piracy charges have died while in custody.
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Somali Pirates in India will soon be transferred to Somalia: Somali Ambassador to India

Toronto (HOL) - Somali Ambassador to India H.E Ms Abyan Mahamed Salah has told HOL that two Somali inmates held in an India jail facing piracy charges have died while in custody.

2 inmates have died while in custody in India: Somali Ambassador to India

Toronto (HOL) - Somali Ambassador to India H.E Ms Abyan Mahamed Salah has told HOL that two Somali inmates held in an India jail facing piracy charges have died while in custody.
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2 inmates have died while in custody in India: Somali Ambassador to India

Toronto (HOL) - Somali Ambassador to India H.E Ms Abyan Mahamed Salah has told HOL that two Somali inmates held in an India jail facing piracy charges have died while in custody.

Woman and Human Rights Minister announces launches selection process for Human Rights Commission

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali Minister for Women and Human Rights Development, Deqa Yasin, began the selection process for the National independent Human Rights Commission on Sunday.
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Woman and Human Rights Minister announces launches selection process for Human Rights Commission

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali Minister for Women and Human Rights Development, Deqa Yasin, began the selection process for the National independent Human Rights Commission on Sunday.

Three Lamu schools close down for fear of al-Shabaab attacks

Three schools in Witu division, Lamu county have been unable to resume learning for the last two weeks for fear of being attacked by Al-Shabaab militants.
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Three Lamu schools close down for fear of al-Shabaab attacks

Three schools in Witu division, Lamu county have been unable to resume learning for the last two weeks for fear of being attacked by Al-Shabaab militants.

Non-locals evacuated over fears of fresh Al-Shabaab attacks in Lamu

Non-locals living in Jima village, Lamu County have been evacuated to safety over fears of fresh Al-Shabaab attacks after the militants killed nine people on Friday night.
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Non-locals evacuated over fears of fresh Al-Shabaab attacks in Lamu

Non-locals living in Jima village, Lamu County have been evacuated to safety over fears of fresh Al-Shabaab attacks after the militants killed nine people on Friday night.

Nkaissery: Questions raised over his death

More condolences continue to pour in as Kenyans come to terms with the shocking death of Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery as questions are raised over his demise.
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Nkaissery: Questions raised over his death

More condolences continue to pour in as Kenyans come to terms with the shocking death of Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery as questions are raised over his demise.

Ethiopia parliament passes $13bn budget after World Bank, IMF praise

The Ethiopian parliament on Friday unanimously passed a 320.8 billion birr ($13.9 billion) budget for the financial year of 2017/18, the amount represents an increase of nearly 17 percent on the previous year, the ministry of finance said.
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Ethiopia parliament passes $13bn budget after World Bank, IMF praise

The Ethiopian parliament on Friday unanimously passed a 320.8 billion birr ($13.9 billion) budget for the financial year of 2017/18, the amount represents an increase of nearly 17 percent on the previous year, the ministry of finance said.

Uganda receives 5 helicopters for enhanced war against Al-Shabaab

Uganda and Kenya will in the coming months receive advanced military helicopters in an aircraft modernisation scheme to strengthen Amisom’s onslaught against Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
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Uganda receives 5 helicopters for enhanced war against Al-Shabaab

Uganda and Kenya will in the coming months receive advanced military helicopters in an aircraft modernisation scheme to strengthen Amisom’s onslaught against Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

Russian government hackers were behind recent cyber-intrusions into the business systems of U.S. nuclear power and other energy companies in what appears to be an effort to assess their networks, according to U.S. government officials.
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U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

Russian government hackers were behind recent cyber-intrusions into the business systems of U.S. nuclear power and other energy companies in what appears to be an effort to assess their networks, according to U.S. government officials.

Only four Africans made it to the G20 summit, who are they?

Four Africans were present in different capacities at the G20 summit that takes place in the German city of Hamburg (July 7 – 8). They comprised three presidents and one international civil servant.
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Only four Africans made it to the G20 summit, who are they?

Four Africans were present in different capacities at the G20 summit that takes place in the German city of Hamburg (July 7 – 8). They comprised three presidents and one international civil servant.

Lamu residents flee homes after attacks

Al-Shabaab terrorists killed at least nine people on Friday night in Jima, just two kilometres from the Pandaguo police post where they killed four people on Wednesday.
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Lamu residents flee homes after attacks

Al-Shabaab terrorists killed at least nine people on Friday night in Jima, just two kilometres from the Pandaguo police post where they killed four people on Wednesday.

Theresa May to spend aid money on insurance against disasters in Africa

Theresa May is planning to spend tens of millions of pounds of aid funding on buying premiums with British insurance companies to help cover the costs of natural disasters in African countries, such as severe drought.
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Theresa May to spend aid money on insurance against disasters in Africa

Theresa May is planning to spend tens of millions of pounds of aid funding on buying premiums with British insurance companies to help cover the costs of natural disasters in African countries, such as severe drought.

Uganda, Kenya purchase advanced military helicopters to fight terrorism

Uganda and Kenya will be receiving advanced military helicopters in efforts to strengthen Amisom’s war against the Somali terrorists, Al Shabaab, reports The East African.
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Uganda, Kenya purchase advanced military helicopters to fight terrorism

Uganda and Kenya will be receiving advanced military helicopters in efforts to strengthen Amisom’s war against the Somali terrorists, Al Shabaab, reports The East African.

At G20 summit, Trump promises $639 million in food, humanitarian aid

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in funding for humanitarian programs, including $331 million to help feed starving people in four famine-hit countries - Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen.
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At G20 summit, Trump promises $639 million in food, humanitarian aid

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in funding for humanitarian programs, including $331 million to help feed starving people in four famine-hit countries - Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen.

US and Russia agree new Syria ceasefire deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have agreed on a ceasefire deal covering southwestern Syria, during talks at the G20 summit, officials from both countries said.
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US and Russia agree new Syria ceasefire deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have agreed on a ceasefire deal covering southwestern Syria, during talks at the G20 summit, officials from both countries said.

Infrastructure and Resources: China in Somalia

Chinese delegation visited Somalia’s northeastern state of Puntland in March, 2015 in quest for close partnership as giant Chinese firms could be exploring new opportunities in Africa, and to be precise in East Africa more particularly. The Chinese official
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Infrastructure and Resources: China in Somalia

Chinese delegation visited Somalia’s northeastern state of Puntland in March, 2015 in quest for close partnership as giant Chinese firms could be exploring new opportunities in Africa, and to be precise in East Africa more particularly. The Chinese officials discussed -- expanding China’s infrastructure footprint, barely a year before then Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud presided over the grand opening of China-revamped Bossaso international airport -- with the President of semi-autonomous Puntland region, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali.

AMISOM regrets the deaths of two SNA soldiers in a road accident involving an AU armoured vehicle

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) highly regrets the deaths of two SNA soldiers and the critical injuries caused on a third soldier, from a road accident which occurred on, 6 July 2017, at approximately 1300hrs, between Elashabiyaha and Lafole, in
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AMISOM regrets the deaths of two SNA soldiers in a road accident involving an AU armoured vehicle

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) highly regrets the deaths of two SNA soldiers and the critical injuries caused on a third soldier, from a road accident which occurred on, 6 July 2017, at approximately 1300hrs, between Elashabiyaha and Lafole, involving their motorcycle and an AU armoured vehicle.

Al-shabaab beheads 9 civilians in attack on Kenya village

Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an early-morning attack on a village in the southeast, Kenyan officials said Saturday, as concerns grew that the group had taken up a bloody new strategy.
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Al-shabaab beheads 9 civilians in attack on Kenya village

Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an early-morning attack on a village in the southeast, Kenyan officials said Saturday, as concerns grew that the group had taken up a bloody new strategy.

To Stop Famine Demands Investments: FAO-WFP

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) coincided here that to stop famine in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, urgently requires more humanitarian support, and a greater investment.
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To Stop Famine Demands Investments: FAO-WFP

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) coincided here that to stop famine in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, urgently requires more humanitarian support, and a greater investment.

Trump-Putin meeting dominates G20 as Russia denies interfering in US election

Donald Trump began his highly anticipated first meeting with Vladimir Putin since his election with a direct warning to stop interfering in American elections, the US secretary of state said on Friday.
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Trump-Putin meeting dominates G20 as Russia denies interfering in US election

Donald Trump began his highly anticipated first meeting with Vladimir Putin since his election with a direct warning to stop interfering in American elections, the US secretary of state said on Friday.

Drought-stricken Somalia is at risk of famine (again). How can we help?

Somalia is on the brink of famine resulting primarily from severe drought. Half of the country’s population – an estimated 6.7 million people – are acutely food insecure and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
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Drought-stricken Somalia is at risk of famine (again). How can we help?

Somalia is on the brink of famine resulting primarily from severe drought. Half of the country’s population – an estimated 6.7 million people – are acutely food insecure and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

Bander –Beyla communities resentment subdivision of their districts

Bender-Beyla communities are extremely opposing and condemning the decision of the governing council of Puntland state in which two villages under Bender- Beyla district have been named as districts on 29th June 2017.
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Bander –Beyla communities resentment subdivision of their districts

Bender-Beyla communities are extremely opposing and condemning the decision of the governing council of Puntland state in which two villages under Bender- Beyla district have been named as districts on 29th June 2017.

Human Trafficking Suspect Transferred to Somalia After Arrest in South Sudan

An suspected top human trafficker who was arrested in South Sudan has been handed over to Somalia for prosecution, according to officials in Mogadishu.
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Human Trafficking Suspect Transferred to Somalia After Arrest in South Sudan

An suspected top human trafficker who was arrested in South Sudan has been handed over to Somalia for prosecution, according to officials in Mogadishu.

Ethiopia worried that Gulf crisis could destabilize Horn of Africa region

Ethiopia says it is concerned about the wider security implications arising from the ongoing Gulf crisis on the Horn of Africa region.
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Ethiopia worried that Gulf crisis could destabilize Horn of Africa region

Ethiopia says it is concerned about the wider security implications arising from the ongoing Gulf crisis on the Horn of Africa region.

Dahabshiil tips youth, women to grow Africa at AU summit

Money transfer company Dahabshiil has pledged to work with global public bodies to increase the working population in Africa to fast track economic growth.
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Dahabshiil tips youth, women to grow Africa at AU summit

Money transfer company Dahabshiil has pledged to work with global public bodies to increase the working population in Africa to fast track economic growth.

Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak Looks to Be Tapering Off

WASHINGTON — The state of Minnesota is battling the biggest outbreak of measles since 1990, and state health officials are hoping it is tapering off. Seventy-eight people caught the disease, mostly Somali-Americans, and nearly a third were hospitalized.
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Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak Looks to Be Tapering Off

WASHINGTON — The state of Minnesota is battling the biggest outbreak of measles since 1990, and state health officials are hoping it is tapering off. Seventy-eight people caught the disease, mostly Somali-Americans, and nearly a third were hospitalized.

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