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Somalia military says senior al-Shabab leader surrenders to government forces

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A senior member of al-Shabab militants on Friday surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA), a military official confirmed.
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Somalia military says senior al-Shabab leader surrenders to government forces

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A senior member of al-Shabab militants on Friday surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA), a military official confirmed.

Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder begins in absentia

The trial in absentia of 20 Saudi suspects accused in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, began in Istanbul Friday.
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Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder begins in absentia

The trial in absentia of 20 Saudi suspects accused in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, began in Istanbul Friday.

'He's a bridge builder': Ali Abukar helps newcomers thrive in Saskatoon

Ali Abukar has long dreamed of running an organization to help immigrants and refugees. He just never through it would happen so soon.
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'He's a bridge builder': Ali Abukar helps newcomers thrive in Saskatoon

Ali Abukar has long dreamed of running an organization to help immigrants and refugees. He just never through it would happen so soon.

PM Djibouti decorates Somali Ambassador with highest insignia of the Republic

The new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Ali-Nur Haji, received on Thursday the highest class of the Republic’s insignia by the Prime Minister of Djibouti Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, on the occasio
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PM Djibouti decorates Somali Ambassador with highest insignia of the Republic

The new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Ali-Nur Haji, received on Thursday the highest class of the Republic’s insignia by the Prime Minister of Djibouti Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, on the occasion of bidding farewell to the end of his tenure as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to Djibouti.

Canada’s First Muslim Lieutenant Governor Appointed in Alberta

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as the province of Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor.
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Canada’s First Muslim Lieutenant Governor Appointed in Alberta

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as the province of Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor.

U.S. Border Control seizes 13 tons of hair weaves suspected to be from Chinese internment camps

In New York, federal authorities seized a shipment of human hair weaves suspected to be taken from and created by Uyghur women detained in a Chinese internment camp. The seizure is related to a rare sanction placed by the United States Customs and Border Prot
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U.S. Border Control seizes 13 tons of hair weaves suspected to be from Chinese internment camps

In New York, federal authorities seized a shipment of human hair weaves suspected to be taken from and created by Uyghur women detained in a Chinese internment camp. The seizure is related to a rare sanction placed by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on May 1 on hair products from Hetian Haolin Hair Accessories after they were linked to forced labor.

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, sues Minnesota journalist and his independent newspaper

ZeHabesha, a Minnesota-based news outlet that covers Ethiopian issues, was sued by Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa. Credit: Photo via ZeHabesha's Facebook page.
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Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, sues Minnesota journalist and his independent newspaper

ZeHabesha, a Minnesota-based news outlet that covers Ethiopian issues, was sued by Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa. Credit: Photo via ZeHabesha's Facebook page.

Turkish Airlines to resume flights to Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - Turkish Airlines is planning to resume it's flights to key African destinations, including Mogadishu, starting next week, according to an industry insider.
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Turkish Airlines to resume flights to Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - Turkish Airlines is planning to resume it's flights to key African destinations, including Mogadishu, starting next week, according to an industry insider.

Gambia rules out push for Somaliland recognition

NAIROBI (HOL) - Gambia will not be championing for Somaliland’s international recognition, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister has said as China rubbishes a diplomatic deal announced by Taiwan and Somaliland.
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Gambia rules out push for Somaliland recognition

NAIROBI (HOL) - Gambia will not be championing for Somaliland’s international recognition, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister has said as China rubbishes a diplomatic deal announced by Taiwan and Somaliland.

Haile Selassie: Statue of former Ethiopian leader destroyed in London park

A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London.
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Haile Selassie: Statue of former Ethiopian leader destroyed in London park

A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London.

13 more political parties registered in Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Thirteen more political have been cleared on interim basis having met conditions for registration by the registrar of political parties.
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13 more political parties registered in Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Thirteen more political have been cleared on interim basis having met conditions for registration by the registrar of political parties.

Death penalty for policeman who killed two civilians in curfew enforcement

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A police officer who shot dead two people in the pretext of enforcing curfew orders in May has been sentenced to death in Mogadishu.
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Death penalty for policeman who killed two civilians in curfew enforcement

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A police officer who shot dead two people in the pretext of enforcing curfew orders in May has been sentenced to death in Mogadishu.

China 'resolutely opposed' to Taiwan-Somaliland partnership

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Chinese Embassy in Somalia has expressed its disapproval to Taiwan and Somaliland's decision to strengthen their relations on Monday, reiterating their 'One China' policy.
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China 'resolutely opposed' to Taiwan-Somaliland partnership

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Chinese Embassy in Somalia has expressed its disapproval to Taiwan and Somaliland's decision to strengthen their relations on Monday, reiterating their 'One China' policy.

81 killed in violence after death of Ethiopian singer

Two days of protests have left at least 81 people dead in Ethiopia, a police chief said Wednesday, after the murder of a popular singer from the country's largest ethnic group stoked tensions that threaten to derail the country's democratic transition.
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81 killed in violence after death of Ethiopian singer

Two days of protests have left at least 81 people dead in Ethiopia, a police chief said Wednesday, after the murder of a popular singer from the country's largest ethnic group stoked tensions that threaten to derail the country's democratic transition.

Support helps lift Madino and her family out of hunger and back into production

FAO delivers agricultural inputs and cash transfers to vulnerable farmers in rural Somalia thanks to funding from the European Union’s humanitarian aid programme.
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Support helps lift Madino and her family out of hunger and back into production

FAO delivers agricultural inputs and cash transfers to vulnerable farmers in rural Somalia thanks to funding from the European Union’s humanitarian aid programme.

Somalia marks 60th independence anniversary

Somalia on Wednesday marked its 60th independence anniversary as its president called on the people to seize the moment to realize the dreams and aspirations of its founding fathers.
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Somalia marks 60th independence anniversary

Somalia on Wednesday marked its 60th independence anniversary as its president called on the people to seize the moment to realize the dreams and aspirations of its founding fathers.

Military deployed in Ethiopian capital after more than 80 killed in protests

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, as armed gangs roamed neighborhoods in a second day of unrest that has claimed more than 80 lives and deepened political divisions in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s poli
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Military deployed in Ethiopian capital after more than 80 killed in protests

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, as armed gangs roamed neighborhoods in a second day of unrest that has claimed more than 80 lives and deepened political divisions in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s political heartland.

Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician

Ethiopia has confirmed the arrest of leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths in the Oromia region this week.
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Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician

Ethiopia has confirmed the arrest of leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths in the Oromia region this week.

After years as military base, Somalia's renovated stadium reopens

Somalia's president on Tuesday officially reopened the country's renovated national stadium, which saw its first football match in 17 years, after serving as a base for Al-Shabaab and later, African Union peacekeeping troops.
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After years as military base, Somalia's renovated stadium reopens

Somalia's president on Tuesday officially reopened the country's renovated national stadium, which saw its first football match in 17 years, after serving as a base for Al-Shabaab and later, African Union peacekeeping troops.

Erratic weather gearing to serve up historic dry spells and flooding

Just when the region thought the worst of the flooding was over, the weatherman is warning of another bout; only this time, some areas will be spared but dealt another devastating blow: extra-ordinarily dry spells.
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Erratic weather gearing to serve up historic dry spells and flooding

Just when the region thought the worst of the flooding was over, the weatherman is warning of another bout; only this time, some areas will be spared but dealt another devastating blow: extra-ordinarily dry spells.

Taiwan to establish representative office in unrecognised Somaliland

Taiwan will establish a representative office in the breakaway African region of Somaliland, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, amid an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between Taipei and Beijing.
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Taiwan to establish representative office in unrecognised Somaliland

Taiwan will establish a representative office in the breakaway African region of Somaliland, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, amid an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between Taipei and Beijing.

Somalia rejects ‘ridiculous’ UAE incentive to join Yemen war

Somalia has rejected as “ridiculous” an offer made by the UAE for the African state to join the war in Yemen in return for financial incentives, the country’s foreign minister has revealed.
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Somalia rejects ‘ridiculous’ UAE incentive to join Yemen war

Somalia has rejected as “ridiculous” an offer made by the UAE for the African state to join the war in Yemen in return for financial incentives, the country’s foreign minister has revealed.

At least 10 dead as slaying of Ethiopian singer triggers protests

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 10 people died and more than 80 were wounded when the killing of a popular singer triggered blasts and protests in Ethiopia’s capital and the surrounding Oromiya region on Tuesday, police and a doctor said.
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At least 10 dead as slaying of Ethiopian singer triggers protests

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 10 people died and more than 80 were wounded when the killing of a popular singer triggered blasts and protests in Ethiopia’s capital and the surrounding Oromiya region on Tuesday, police and a doctor said.

Minnesota’s Oromo community demands justice after musician and activist Hachalu Hundessa is killed in Ethiopia

'He is our icon. He is a father figure,' says a protest leader in St. Paul
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Hassan Mead speaks up about the racism he’s dealt with since coming to the U.S. 21 years ago

When I heard stories about America, growing up as a farmer’s kid living in Somalia, it was always nothing but good things. So when I learned our family was moving there, I thought I was moving to a paradise where no one suffers and everyone lives their bes
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Hassan Mead speaks up about the racism he’s dealt with since coming to the U.S. 21 years ago

When I heard stories about America, growing up as a farmer’s kid living in Somalia, it was always nothing but good things. So when I learned our family was moving there, I thought I was moving to a paradise where no one suffers and everyone lives their best lives.

WorldRemit celebrates the launch of their remittance service in Somalia

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WorldRemit, the global online money transfer service has announced the launch of its remittance services in Somalia. WorldRemit operates in over 50 send countries to over 150 receive countries and is now the first global digital mone
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WorldRemit celebrates the launch of their remittance service in Somalia

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WorldRemit, the global online money transfer service has announced the launch of its remittance services in Somalia. WorldRemit operates in over 50 send countries to over 150 receive countries and is now the first global digital money transfer player to operate in Somalia.

Lawmakers seek community input for ‘The Renaissance Of Lake Street’ after George Floyd unrest

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the days following George Floyd’s death, riots and looters damaged historic parts of Minneapolis.
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Lawmakers seek community input for ‘The Renaissance Of Lake Street’ after George Floyd unrest

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the days following George Floyd’s death, riots and looters damaged historic parts of Minneapolis.

Somalia's tumultuous 60-year journey after independence

Since gaining independence on July 1, 1960, Somalia has faced civil war, clan conflict, secessions, and al-Shabab. The road to self-sufficiency for Africa's most culturally-homogeneous country is full of hurdles.
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Somalia's tumultuous 60-year journey after independence

Since gaining independence on July 1, 1960, Somalia has faced civil war, clan conflict, secessions, and al-Shabab. The road to self-sufficiency for Africa's most culturally-homogeneous country is full of hurdles.

Kenya says a rare white giraffe spotted in a conservancy

NAIROBI, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Tuesday reported the sighting of a rare white giraffe in a privately-owned conservancy in the northeastern county of Garissa that neighbors Somalia.
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Kenya says a rare white giraffe spotted in a conservancy

NAIROBI, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Tuesday reported the sighting of a rare white giraffe in a privately-owned conservancy in the northeastern county of Garissa that neighbors Somalia.

Mortar shells hit after Somalia celebrates reopened stadium

NAIROBI, Kenya - At least three mortar blasts sent sports fans in Somalia ducking for cover Tuesday evening, hours after the Mogadishu Stadium reopened following years of instability.
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Mortar shells hit after Somalia celebrates reopened stadium

NAIROBI, Kenya - At least three mortar blasts sent sports fans in Somalia ducking for cover Tuesday evening, hours after the Mogadishu Stadium reopened following years of instability.

Three killed during protests over killing of well-known singer in Ethiopia

Three people were killed and others were critically injured when protests erupted in Ethiopia on Tuesday after a prominent singer from the country’s largest ethnic group was shot dead, a doctor said.
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Three killed during protests over killing of well-known singer in Ethiopia

Three people were killed and others were critically injured when protests erupted in Ethiopia on Tuesday after a prominent singer from the country’s largest ethnic group was shot dead, a doctor said.

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