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Four al Shabaab returnees hiding in Malindi for fear of elimination

Four al Shabaab recruits, all women, have returned from Somalia but are hiding in Malindi for fear that the Anti-Terror Police Unit will eliminate them.
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Four al Shabaab returnees hiding in Malindi for fear of elimination

Four al Shabaab recruits, all women, have returned from Somalia but are hiding in Malindi for fear that the Anti-Terror Police Unit will eliminate them.

Somalia’s army asked to comply with International Humanitarian Law during military operations

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Somali National Army (SNA), Maj. Gen. Abdiweli Jama Hussein ‘Gorod’, has instructed his troops to ensure compliance with the International Humanitarian Law, when conducting military operations in the country.
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Somalia’s army asked to comply with International Humanitarian Law during military operations

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Somali National Army (SNA), Maj. Gen. Abdiweli Jama Hussein ‘Gorod’, has instructed his troops to ensure compliance with the International Humanitarian Law, when conducting military operations in the country.

ONLF rebel leaders returned to Ethiopia for peaceful struggle

Three Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Leaders have returned to Ethiopia this morning from Eritrea, where they used to coordinate the rebel movement they lead.
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ONLF rebel leaders returned to Ethiopia for peaceful struggle

Three Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Leaders have returned to Ethiopia this morning from Eritrea, where they used to coordinate the rebel movement they lead.

Ethiopia: Exploiting the Gulf’s scramble for the Horn of Africa

For the past two months, Ethiopians and Eritreans have been trying to make sense of their governments’ sudden declaration of peace. After 20 years of hostility, citizens on both sides of the border are waiting to see what the momentous rapprochement will me
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Ethiopia: Exploiting the Gulf’s scramble for the Horn of Africa

For the past two months, Ethiopians and Eritreans have been trying to make sense of their governments’ sudden declaration of peace. After 20 years of hostility, citizens on both sides of the border are waiting to see what the momentous rapprochement will mean and what the two leaders will do next.

'Number of pedestrians' injured by car outside UK parliament: police

A «number of pedestrians» were injured when a car crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, with armed police swooping in to arrest the driver, Scotland Yard said.
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'Number of pedestrians' injured by car outside UK parliament: police

A «number of pedestrians» were injured when a car crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, with armed police swooping in to arrest the driver, Scotland Yard said.

Mandera residents hail anti-polio campaign

Residents of Mandera County have hailed the on-going polio vaccination campaign in the country and vowed to mobilise all mothers in the area to surrender their babies for the exercise.
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Mandera residents hail anti-polio campaign

Residents of Mandera County have hailed the on-going polio vaccination campaign in the country and vowed to mobilise all mothers in the area to surrender their babies for the exercise.

Young, Muslim and Black: The struggle to integrate Somalis in the UK

Yasmin Olaad looks straight at the camera and speaks confidently. She is wearing a pretty pink patterned headscarf and a bright pink lacy long-sleeved dress. She is part of an exhibition at Bristols' M Shed museum showcasing the stories of young Somalis in th
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Young, Muslim and Black: The struggle to integrate Somalis in the UK

Yasmin Olaad looks straight at the camera and speaks confidently. She is wearing a pretty pink patterned headscarf and a bright pink lacy long-sleeved dress. She is part of an exhibition at Bristols' M Shed museum showcasing the stories of young Somalis in the city of Bristol, home to the fastest growing Somali community in the UK.

Kenyan MP denies giving colleagues $100 to reject sugar report

Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi has refuted claims by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa that she bribed fellow legislators to reject the Joint House Committee Report on proliferation of contraband and harmful sugar into the country last Thursday.
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Kenyan MP denies giving colleagues $100 to reject sugar report

Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi has refuted claims by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa that she bribed fellow legislators to reject the Joint House Committee Report on proliferation of contraband and harmful sugar into the country last Thursday.

Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefire amid government reforms

An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms.
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Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefire amid government reforms

An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms.

Feds arrest Tucson man for links to Somali terrorist group

A refugee couple in Tucson were arrested by authorities and are facing numerous charges of falsifying immigration documents, including lying to federal officials about the husband’s involvement with an African terrorist organization, officials said Friday.
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Feds arrest Tucson man for links to Somali terrorist group

A refugee couple in Tucson were arrested by authorities and are facing numerous charges of falsifying immigration documents, including lying to federal officials about the husband’s involvement with an African terrorist organization, officials said Friday.

Malians Will Go to Polls Amid Terror Threats

When Malians go to the polls in the country's runoff presidential election on Sunday, threats of terror attacks again will be on their minds, just as they were two weeks ago during the first round of elections when terror attacks disrupted several polling sta
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Malians Will Go to Polls Amid Terror Threats

When Malians go to the polls in the country's runoff presidential election on Sunday, threats of terror attacks again will be on their minds, just as they were two weeks ago during the first round of elections when terror attacks disrupted several polling stations across the country.

Trump sets a risky precedent with Turkey by imposing 'weaponized' sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be leading by example with his aggressive habit of imposing economic sanctions abroad when he's aggrieved, but his reliance on a blunt tool could set a dangerous geopolitical trend.
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Trump sets a risky precedent with Turkey by imposing 'weaponized' sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be leading by example with his aggressive habit of imposing economic sanctions abroad when he's aggrieved, but his reliance on a blunt tool could set a dangerous geopolitical trend.

Somalia Partnership Forum Issued No-confidence Communiqué in Brussels

The European Union (EU) and Swedish Government hosted the 2nd meeting of Somalia Partnership Forum (SPF) in Brussels, Belgium, on July 16-17, 2018, to assess the progress made for the implementation of the New Partnership for Somalia (NPS) and the Security Pa
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Somalia Partnership Forum Issued No-confidence Communiqué in Brussels

The European Union (EU) and Swedish Government hosted the 2nd meeting of Somalia Partnership Forum (SPF) in Brussels, Belgium, on July 16-17, 2018, to assess the progress made for the implementation of the New Partnership for Somalia (NPS) and the Security Pact (SP) adopted at London Somalia Conference on May

Kenyan MPs weren't bribed on 'shoddy' sugar report -Woman Rep Gedi

Wajir Woman Rep Fatuma Gedi has refuted claims by a section of the media that MPs were compromised to reject the sugar probe report on Thursday.
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Kenyan MPs weren't bribed on 'shoddy' sugar report -Woman Rep Gedi

Wajir Woman Rep Fatuma Gedi has refuted claims by a section of the media that MPs were compromised to reject the sugar probe report on Thursday.

Maxaa La Gudboon Soomaalida Itoobiya?

Isbeddellada siyaasadeed oo hadda ka socda Itoobiya way ka duwan yihiin kuwii dhacay 1974kii, markii boqortooyadii Xayle Salaase ciidammadu ay afgambiyeen, iyo 1991kii, markii Ehadeg ( EPRDF) ay ridday taliskii Mengistu Xayle Maryaam. Isbeddellada socda waa
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Maxaa La Gudboon Soomaalida Itoobiya?

Isbeddellada siyaasadeed oo hadda ka socda Itoobiya way ka duwan yihiin kuwii dhacay 1974kii, markii boqortooyadii Xayle Salaase ciidammadu ay afgambiyeen, iyo 1991kii, markii Ehadeg ( EPRDF) ay ridday taliskii Mengistu Xayle Maryaam. Isbeddellada socda waa kuwo ay ka dambeeyaan Amxaarada iyo Oromada – labada qowmiyadood oo ugu tirada-badan Itoobiya.

Djibouti goes from position of strength to potential downfall

It has been a trying few weeks for Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, president of Djibouti, at a time when most other residents of the Horn of Africa are celebrating emerging peace and, with it, the glimmer of prosperity.
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Djibouti goes from position of strength to potential downfall

It has been a trying few weeks for Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, president of Djibouti, at a time when most other residents of the Horn of Africa are celebrating emerging peace and, with it, the glimmer of prosperity.

Tucson man allegedly tied to Somali terrorist group arrested in Tucson

A refugee couple in Tucson were arrested by authorities and are facing numerous charges of falsifying immigration documents, including lying to federal officials about the husband’s involvement with an African terrorist organization, officials said Friday.
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Tucson man allegedly tied to Somali terrorist group arrested in Tucson

A refugee couple in Tucson were arrested by authorities and are facing numerous charges of falsifying immigration documents, including lying to federal officials about the husband’s involvement with an African terrorist organization, officials said Friday.

Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

The Turkish lira has collapsed to an all-time low against the dollar, but the country's leader has brushed aside concerns, telling Turks «we have our God.» The Turkish President Recep Erdogan then followed those comments up Friday by urging Turks
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Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

The Turkish lira has collapsed to an all-time low against the dollar, but the country's leader has brushed aside concerns, telling Turks «we have our God.» The Turkish President Recep Erdogan then followed those comments up Friday by urging Turks to sell dollars and gold and buy lira.

WATCH: Mogadishu firefighters are volunteers working pro bono

In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, plagued with emergencies, the fire department consists of volunteers who respond to crisis call with a heart of compassion.
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WATCH: Mogadishu firefighters are volunteers working pro bono

In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, plagued with emergencies, the fire department consists of volunteers who respond to crisis call with a heart of compassion.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s budget plans boosts affordable housing, increases taxes

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter proposed a budget for next year that includes no new cops but hefty investment in affordable housing, new streets, and legal help for immigrants — and a 11.5 percent property tax increase.
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St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s budget plans boosts affordable housing, increases taxes

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter proposed a budget for next year that includes no new cops but hefty investment in affordable housing, new streets, and legal help for immigrants — and a 11.5 percent property tax increase.

UAE to build oil pipeline between Eritrea and Ethiopia

The United Arab Emirates will build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea’s port city of Assab with Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian state-affiliated broadcaster said on Friday.
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UAE to build oil pipeline between Eritrea and Ethiopia

The United Arab Emirates will build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea’s port city of Assab with Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian state-affiliated broadcaster said on Friday.

PM suspends foreign deputy minister over corruption

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire has suspended Deputy Foreign Minister, Mukhtar Mahad Daud over misuse of public funds, stepping up his fight against corruption amongst his cabinet.
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PM suspends foreign deputy minister over corruption

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire has suspended Deputy Foreign Minister, Mukhtar Mahad Daud over misuse of public funds, stepping up his fight against corruption amongst his cabinet.

Meet the newest US citizens: Melania Trump’s parents

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump’s parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.
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Meet the newest US citizens: Melania Trump’s parents

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump’s parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.

Ethiopian army takes over Somali region security

Ethiopian army has taken over the security of the volatile eastern Somali region after heavy fighting over the weekend left an unknown number of civilians dead and thousands displaced.
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Ethiopian army takes over Somali region security

Ethiopian army has taken over the security of the volatile eastern Somali region after heavy fighting over the weekend left an unknown number of civilians dead and thousands displaced.

Ethiopia has resorted to its old habit of blocking the internet to quell internal unrest

Ethiopia’s government has regressed to an old habit: shutting down the internet. Reports show the internet has been blocked in the eastern cities of Jijiga, Dire Daw….
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Ethiopia has resorted to its old habit of blocking the internet to quell internal unrest

Ethiopia’s government has regressed to an old habit: shutting down the internet. Reports show the internet has been blocked in the eastern cities of Jijiga, Dire Daw….

Saudi Arabia picks a pointless fight with Canada

QUEBEC’S proudly Francophone separatists may want to learn some Arabic. On August 5th, as Canadians enjoyed a long weekend, Saudi Arabia abruptly expelled their ambassador and froze....
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Saudi Arabia picks a pointless fight with Canada

QUEBEC’S proudly Francophone separatists may want to learn some Arabic. On August 5th, as Canadians enjoyed a long weekend, Saudi Arabia abruptly expelled their ambassador and froze....

Internet in Ethiopia's Somali region shut down after regional violence

Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence there, residents said on Wednesday, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in containing ethnic tensions in parts of the country.
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Internet in Ethiopia's Somali region shut down after regional violence

Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence there, residents said on Wednesday, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in containing ethnic tensions in parts of the country.

Minneapolis man sentenced in ISIS case gets extra time at halfway house for gambling on soccer matches

A 23-year-old Minneapolis man who is now the second Minnesotan released from prison for trying to join ISIS has been ordered to serve extra time in a halfway house after admitting he bet on soccer matches last month.
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Minneapolis man sentenced in ISIS case gets extra time at halfway house for gambling on soccer matches

A 23-year-old Minneapolis man who is now the second Minnesotan released from prison for trying to join ISIS has been ordered to serve extra time in a halfway house after admitting he bet on soccer matches last month.

Djibouti Strongly Condemns Canadian Intervention in KSA Internal Affairs

The Republic of Djibouti has expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the Canadian interventions in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Djibouti Strongly Condemns Canadian Intervention in KSA Internal Affairs

The Republic of Djibouti has expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the Canadian interventions in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A new prison opened In Mogadishu

The Somali government has established a modern built prison in Mogadishu to confine criminals and offenders, according to Bashir Mohamed Jama, Commander of the prison guards.
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A new prison opened In Mogadishu

The Somali government has established a modern built prison in Mogadishu to confine criminals and offenders, according to Bashir Mohamed Jama, Commander of the prison guards.

Pay it forward: this CT chef creates a plate for your budget

There’s a new kid on the block. Safari #7, a Somali take-away restaurant, has opened on Long Street in Cape Town, selling traditional eats in an accessible location. Even cooler? If you can’t afford anything on the menu, you can let them know what you ca
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Pay it forward: this CT chef creates a plate for your budget

There’s a new kid on the block. Safari #7, a Somali take-away restaurant, has opened on Long Street in Cape Town, selling traditional eats in an accessible location. Even cooler? If you can’t afford anything on the menu, you can let them know what you can afford and a plate will be created for you accordingly.

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