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DR Congo declares mourning as 127 feared dead in boat sinking

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared a day of mourning for Friday, with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said.
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DR Congo declares mourning as 127 feared dead in boat sinking

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared a day of mourning for Friday, with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said.

Somalia Humanitarian Fund mobilizes $54.3 million for aid in 2018

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) 2018 Annual report reveals a drop in donor contributions to the fund in 2018 by 5 per cent, compared to the previous year.
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Somalia Humanitarian Fund mobilizes $54.3 million for aid in 2018

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) 2018 Annual report reveals a drop in donor contributions to the fund in 2018 by 5 per cent, compared to the previous year.

Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor

The candidate from Turkey's main opposition party has been declared Istanbul's new mayor, despite a pending appeal from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to invalidate the vote and hold a rerun.
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Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor

The candidate from Turkey's main opposition party has been declared Istanbul's new mayor, despite a pending appeal from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to invalidate the vote and hold a rerun.

Kenya, Ethiopia seek to burry hatchets with peace meet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Officials from Kenya and Ethiopia convened Wednesday in a regional meeting to find and sustain a peace at the Moyale border area -- a fragile stage to many deadly conflicts.
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Kenya, Ethiopia seek to burry hatchets with peace meet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Officials from Kenya and Ethiopia convened Wednesday in a regional meeting to find and sustain a peace at the Moyale border area -- a fragile stage to many deadly conflicts.

Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.
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Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.

Ethiopia PM makes 2019 TIME 100 list, Feyisa Lilesa authors tribute

United States’ famed Time magazine on Wednesday released its 2019 TIME 100 list with a number of Africans making the list across the different categories.
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Ethiopia PM makes 2019 TIME 100 list, Feyisa Lilesa authors tribute

United States’ famed Time magazine on Wednesday released its 2019 TIME 100 list with a number of Africans making the list across the different categories.

Judicial independence under 1960 Constitution

Marco Lombardo, a Venetian man of learning, speaking to Dante in Purgatory asked the Poet; …”Le leggi son, ma chi pon mano ad esse” (There are laws, but who implements them) (Divina Commedia, Purgatorio, Canto XVI)
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Judicial independence under 1960 Constitution

Marco Lombardo, a Venetian man of learning, speaking to Dante in Purgatory asked the Poet; …”Le leggi son, ma chi pon mano ad esse” (There are laws, but who implements them) (Divina Commedia, Purgatorio, Canto XVI)

Kenyan woman blacklisted by US Treasury over ISIS funding

A woman, who is facing several cases linked to terrorism-related activities in the country, has been listed by the United States Government as one of the seven individuals who finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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Kenyan woman blacklisted by US Treasury over ISIS funding

A woman, who is facing several cases linked to terrorism-related activities in the country, has been listed by the United States Government as one of the seven individuals who finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

A Man of Good Hope review at Linbury Theatre, London – ‘spectacular musical odyssey’

A Man of Good Hope is based on the book by Jonny Steinberg, the real-life story of Asad who fled from Somalia to South Africa via most of the rest of the continent. It premiered at London’s Young Vic in 2016, and is now playing in rep with another Isango sh
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A Man of Good Hope review at Linbury Theatre, London – ‘spectacular musical odyssey’

A Man of Good Hope is based on the book by Jonny Steinberg, the real-life story of Asad who fled from Somalia to South Africa via most of the rest of the continent. It premiered at London’s Young Vic in 2016, and is now playing in rep with another Isango show, SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill, at the Royal Opera House’s gorgeously refurbished Linbury Theatre. The double bill feels like a statement of internationalism and diversity, and of opening up the narrow definition of what opera can be.

In exile, Somali official fired for pro-Israel views demands an apology

Amid fears for his safety, Abdullahi Dool, a senior Somali diplomat who was fired last month for publicly advocating the establishment of formal relations with Israel, was forced to flee his country.
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In exile, Somali official fired for pro-Israel views demands an apology

Amid fears for his safety, Abdullahi Dool, a senior Somali diplomat who was fired last month for publicly advocating the establishment of formal relations with Israel, was forced to flee his country.

Omar Al-Bashir thrown into prison in north Khartoum

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday.
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Omar Al-Bashir thrown into prison in north Khartoum

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday.

Adelaide woman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State sentenced

An Adelaide woman convicted of being a member of Islamic State (IS) has been sentenced to three years in jail, but with time already served will be eligible to apply for parole in August.
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Adelaide woman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State sentenced

An Adelaide woman convicted of being a member of Islamic State (IS) has been sentenced to three years in jail, but with time already served will be eligible to apply for parole in August.

There is a mental health crisis in the Bristol Somali community with ten related deaths recorded

A community organisation has said there have been ten deaths related to mental health issues in the Bristol Somali community in recent years.
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There is a mental health crisis in the Bristol Somali community with ten related deaths recorded

A community organisation has said there have been ten deaths related to mental health issues in the Bristol Somali community in recent years.

UN Chief Appoints Adviser to Help AU Mediation in Sudan

The U.N. secretary-general has appointed special adviser Nicholas Haysom to support the African Union's mediation efforts in Sudan, where the military ousted longtime President Omar al-Bashir last week.
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UN Chief Appoints Adviser to Help AU Mediation in Sudan

The U.N. secretary-general has appointed special adviser Nicholas Haysom to support the African Union's mediation efforts in Sudan, where the military ousted longtime President Omar al-Bashir last week.

Rep. Ilhan Omar raises $830K for re-election campaign

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar raised more than $830,000 for her re-election bid in the first three months of 2019, according to a campaign finance report filed Monday.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar raises $830K for re-election campaign

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar raised more than $830,000 for her re-election bid in the first three months of 2019, according to a campaign finance report filed Monday.

Ambassador Jian: China firmly supports peace and development in Somalia

China and Somalia enjoy a long friendship. More then 600 years ago, Mogadishu developed into the metropolis with business and merchants gathered.
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Ambassador Jian: China firmly supports peace and development in Somalia

China and Somalia enjoy a long friendship. More then 600 years ago, Mogadishu developed into the metropolis with business and merchants gathered.

Bluebird Aviation co-founder has filed a criminal complaint against other shareholders

The vicious boardroom wars that have threatened to stall operations of charter airline Bluebird Aviation has now sucked in the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
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Bluebird Aviation co-founder has filed a criminal complaint against other shareholders

The vicious boardroom wars that have threatened to stall operations of charter airline Bluebird Aviation has now sucked in the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

NUSOJ Mourns the Death of Veteran Somali Journalist in Kenya.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns the loss of veteran journalist Mohamed Mohamud Afrah, who passed away in Nairobi on Sunday evening April 14, 2019.
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NUSOJ Mourns the Death of Veteran Somali Journalist in Kenya.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns the loss of veteran journalist Mohamed Mohamud Afrah, who passed away in Nairobi on Sunday evening April 14, 2019.

'We're excluded from the table': Somali UN staff say they struggle in 'two-tier' aid sector

When Sahra Koshin first returned to Somalia from the Netherlands in 2008, she was full of hope and courage. Eager to use her expertise in gender development to rebuild her wartorn country, she immediately started work with one of the many UN agencies in Mogad
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'We're excluded from the table': Somali UN staff say they struggle in 'two-tier' aid sector

When Sahra Koshin first returned to Somalia from the Netherlands in 2008, she was full of hope and courage. Eager to use her expertise in gender development to rebuild her wartorn country, she immediately started work with one of the many UN agencies in Mogadishu.

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.

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