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South Africa seizes Air Tanzania passenger jet

Aug. 24 (UPI) -- South African authorities seized an Airbus passenger jet operated by Air Tanzania, forcing the state-run airline to cancel a flight to Dar es Salaam.
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South Africa seizes Air Tanzania passenger jet

Aug. 24 (UPI) -- South African authorities seized an Airbus passenger jet operated by Air Tanzania, forcing the state-run airline to cancel a flight to Dar es Salaam.

Uganda Airlines takes to the sky

As revived national carrier Uganda Airlines prepares to take to the skies officially on Wednesday, for the first time in nearly 18 years, its most booked route out of its four initial destinations is Mogadishu.
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Uganda Airlines takes to the sky

As revived national carrier Uganda Airlines prepares to take to the skies officially on Wednesday, for the first time in nearly 18 years, its most booked route out of its four initial destinations is Mogadishu.

Djibouti beats about-turn in UN Security Council seat race

The Djiboutian government on Thursday appeared to rescind its earlier decision to respect the African Union’s vote to endorse Kenya’s candidature for the UN Security Council seat, signalling lack of faith in a process it took part in three times.
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Djibouti beats about-turn in UN Security Council seat race

The Djiboutian government on Thursday appeared to rescind its earlier decision to respect the African Union’s vote to endorse Kenya’s candidature for the UN Security Council seat, signalling lack of faith in a process it took part in three times.

How Dozens of Nigerian Scammers Stole Millions from People, Businesses

WASHINGTON - For years, dozens of scammers from Nigeria and other countries swindled millions of dollars from U.S. businesses and individuals, funneling the stolen money through accounts provided by two fellow Nigerian “brokers” based in Los Angeles.
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How Dozens of Nigerian Scammers Stole Millions from People, Businesses

WASHINGTON - For years, dozens of scammers from Nigeria and other countries swindled millions of dollars from U.S. businesses and individuals, funneling the stolen money through accounts provided by two fellow Nigerian “brokers” based in Los Angeles.

Ethiopia's opposition parties criticize election law changes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition.
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Ethiopia's opposition parties criticize election law changes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition.

Some African countries want to tackle a wildlife taboo. Whether to start selling ivory again

During the brutal war with the North, running from the early 1980s until 2005, both sides had wiped out much of the wildlife to supply their fighters and raise cash. That war was now over, but the wildlife massacre continued.
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Some African countries want to tackle a wildlife taboo. Whether to start selling ivory again

During the brutal war with the North, running from the early 1980s until 2005, both sides had wiped out much of the wildlife to supply their fighters and raise cash. That war was now over, but the wildlife massacre continued.

One of the biggest challenges our country faces is changing the world's thinking

Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khayre, closed the book fair in Mogadishu. He embolden the young writers in Somalia to help change the negative image of the country by showing the side the world doesn’t see, and contribute i
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One of the biggest challenges our country faces is changing the world's thinking

Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khayre, closed the book fair in Mogadishu. He embolden the young writers in Somalia to help change the negative image of the country by showing the side the world doesn’t see, and contribute in building a bright future that attracts the world.

Maritime row: Somalia rejects AU commission invitation, sticks to ICJ hearing

Somalia has rejected the Commission of the African Union invitation to a briefing on the maritime row with Kenya. Instead, it has expressed confidence in the International Court of Justice....
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Maritime row: Somalia rejects AU commission invitation, sticks to ICJ hearing

Somalia has rejected the Commission of the African Union invitation to a briefing on the maritime row with Kenya. Instead, it has expressed confidence in the International Court of Justice....

The IMF and the World Bank Are Not the Solution to Somalia’s Socio-economic Problems.

...The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank cannot help Somalia; only good leadership, sound policies and a change of attitude from all Somalis will make Somalia a better place to live, work and do business
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The IMF and the World Bank Are Not the Solution to Somalia’s Socio-economic Problems.

...The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank cannot help Somalia; only good leadership, sound policies and a change of attitude from all Somalis will make Somalia a better place to live, work and do business

Somali women in Mogadishu IDP camps empowered by literacy programme

(ERGO) – Sahro Adan Mohamed, 44, can now use her mobile phone, search for names in her phone contacts, and read SMS texts without any help.
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Somali women in Mogadishu IDP camps empowered by literacy programme

(ERGO) – Sahro Adan Mohamed, 44, can now use her mobile phone, search for names in her phone contacts, and read SMS texts without any help.

Jubaland has now three presidents after former Madobe comrade elected ‘president’ of Jubbaland

KISMAYO (HOL) - Former Ras Kamboni Brigade co-founder and close ally of current elected Jubbaland president Ahmed Madobe, Abdinasir Seraar has also been elected ‘president’ of Jubbaland by people opposing the current elected president of Jubaland.
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Jubaland has now three presidents after former Madobe comrade elected ‘president’ of Jubbaland

KISMAYO (HOL) - Former Ras Kamboni Brigade co-founder and close ally of current elected Jubbaland president Ahmed Madobe, Abdinasir Seraar has also been elected ‘president’ of Jubbaland by people opposing the current elected president of Jubaland.

Former Madobe comrade declares himself ‘president’ of Jubbaland

Former RasKamboni Brigade co-founder and close ally of current Jubbaland president Ahmed Madobe, Abdinasir Seraar has unilaterally declared himself ‘president’ of Jubbaland in yet another twist in the fight for control of Jubbaland.
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Former Madobe comrade declares himself ‘president’ of Jubbaland

Former RasKamboni Brigade co-founder and close ally of current Jubbaland president Ahmed Madobe, Abdinasir Seraar has unilaterally declared himself ‘president’ of Jubbaland in yet another twist in the fight for control of Jubbaland.

CECAFA U-15 tourney in Eritrea: East Africa sweeps all semi-final slots

Matches are underway in Eritrean capital Asmara which is hosting the Council for East and Central African Football Associations, CECAFA, under 15 championships.
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CECAFA U-15 tourney in Eritrea: East Africa sweeps all semi-final slots

Matches are underway in Eritrean capital Asmara which is hosting the Council for East and Central African Football Associations, CECAFA, under 15 championships.

Qatar, Saudi Arabia rift in a new stage over Somalia

Saudi Arabia and Qatar engaged in a diplomatic war last year when the former imposed an embargo on the latter, attempting to cut its ties with the outside. In addition to the existing confrontations between the two Gulf countries, now the two countries are lo
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Qatar, Saudi Arabia rift in a new stage over Somalia

Saudi Arabia and Qatar engaged in a diplomatic war last year when the former imposed an embargo on the latter, attempting to cut its ties with the outside. In addition to the existing confrontations between the two Gulf countries, now the two countries are locked in another power struggle.

Split Somali families to be reunited in Germany

After six long years, Abdi Ghuled was able to track down his wife and two daughters, who had fled violence in Somalia, ultimately locating them in Germany.
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Split Somali families to be reunited in Germany

After six long years, Abdi Ghuled was able to track down his wife and two daughters, who had fled violence in Somalia, ultimately locating them in Germany.

Kenya hails Madobe’s victory, assures support as FGS dismisses poll

Kenya has hailed the election of Ahmed Madobe as president of Jubbaland terming it ‘peaceful and credible’ even as the Federal Government in Mogadishu rubbished the outcome.
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Kenya hails Madobe’s victory, assures support as FGS dismisses poll

Kenya has hailed the election of Ahmed Madobe as president of Jubbaland terming it ‘peaceful and credible’ even as the Federal Government in Mogadishu rubbished the outcome.

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri leads training of 50 girls in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (HOL) - World renowned basketball champion and president of the 2019 NBA Champions Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri alongside some of the finest coaches landed in Mogadishu Thursday to lead a girls’ basketball training session.
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Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri leads training of 50 girls in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (HOL) - World renowned basketball champion and president of the 2019 NBA Champions Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri alongside some of the finest coaches landed in Mogadishu Thursday to lead a girls’ basketball training session.

Cracks are appearing in the Mideast's most important alliance. That's bad news for Trump

(CNN)The partnership of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is the closest anywhere in the Middle East. It goes back decades, fashioned by antipathy towards Iran and support for Sunni causes across the Muslim world.
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Cracks are appearing in the Mideast's most important alliance. That's bad news for Trump

(CNN)The partnership of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is the closest anywhere in the Middle East. It goes back decades, fashioned by antipathy towards Iran and support for Sunni causes across the Muslim world.

UAE woman files for divorce from her husband for loving her too much

There's no such thing as the perfect marriage, simply because, there's no such thing. Sadly, a lot of marriages fail due to infidelities, falling out of love or just not getting along with your spouse.
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UAE woman files for divorce from her husband for loving her too much

There's no such thing as the perfect marriage, simply because, there's no such thing. Sadly, a lot of marriages fail due to infidelities, falling out of love or just not getting along with your spouse.

Ex-MP Omar Filish appointed Mayor of Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Former MP Omar Mohamud Mohamed Filish has been appointed as the new mayor of Mogadishu and Banaadir Regional Governor to replace immediate former office holder Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow who died early this month following a terror attac
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Ex-MP Omar Filish appointed Mayor of Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Former MP Omar Mohamud Mohamed Filish has been appointed as the new mayor of Mogadishu and Banaadir Regional Governor to replace immediate former office holder Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow who died early this month following a terror attack in his office.

Fahad Yassin to head spy agency, NISA as army chief sent home

Fahad Yasin will now be the substantive head of the intelligence agency NISA following a major shakeup in the security sector Thursday that saw army chief Dahir Adan Elmi relieved of his duties a year into the job.
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Fahad Yassin to head spy agency, NISA as army chief sent home

Fahad Yasin will now be the substantive head of the intelligence agency NISA following a major shakeup in the security sector Thursday that saw army chief Dahir Adan Elmi relieved of his duties a year into the job.

Madobe re-elected in majority vote to lead Jubbaland for second term

Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe has been re-elected as the new president of Jubbaland state following month long tussle which saw the Federal Government declare the composition of the state assembly illegal.
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Madobe re-elected in majority vote to lead Jubbaland for second term

Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe has been re-elected as the new president of Jubbaland state following month long tussle which saw the Federal Government declare the composition of the state assembly illegal.

Somaliland's poets and singers fight to be heard

The arts scene is booming in the self-declared republic of Somaliland but, as the BBC's Mary Harper writes, the people who are pushing the cultural boundaries have come up against some opposition.
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Somaliland's poets and singers fight to be heard

The arts scene is booming in the self-declared republic of Somaliland but, as the BBC's Mary Harper writes, the people who are pushing the cultural boundaries have come up against some opposition.

U.S. drone shot down over Yemen: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, the second such incident in recent months.
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U.S. drone shot down over Yemen: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, the second such incident in recent months.

UK announces extra £30 million for live-saving assistance in Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Efforts to tame the impact of the ongoing drought in Somalia got a boost this week with the announcement of a £30 million UK aid targeting up to one million people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa nation.
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UK announces extra £30 million for live-saving assistance in Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Efforts to tame the impact of the ongoing drought in Somalia got a boost this week with the announcement of a £30 million UK aid targeting up to one million people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa nation.

Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?

Prominent economist Abdalla Hamdok has been sworn in as Sudan's new prime minister, leading the country's transitional cabinet months after a mass protest movement forced the military removal of long-time authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir.
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Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?

Prominent economist Abdalla Hamdok has been sworn in as Sudan's new prime minister, leading the country's transitional cabinet months after a mass protest movement forced the military removal of long-time authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir.

Boris Johnson's girlfriend barred from the US over visit to Somalia

Carrie Symonds, the girlfriend of British prime minister Boris Johnson, has been blocked from the U.S. because of a 2018 visit to Somaliland.
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Boris Johnson's girlfriend barred from the US over visit to Somalia

Carrie Symonds, the girlfriend of British prime minister Boris Johnson, has been blocked from the U.S. because of a 2018 visit to Somaliland.

Detention of Muslims at UK ports and airports 'structural Islamophobia

Muslims are being detained at ports and airports for up to six hours by law enforcement using controversial counter-terrorism powers so disproportionately that the practice has become Islamophobic, according to human rights group Cage.
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Detention of Muslims at UK ports and airports 'structural Islamophobia

Muslims are being detained at ports and airports for up to six hours by law enforcement using controversial counter-terrorism powers so disproportionately that the practice has become Islamophobic, according to human rights group Cage.

IFJ, NUSOJ hold national workshop on gender-responsive journalism to inspire equity

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) yesterday launched a National Workshop on Advancing Gender-Responsive Journalism in Mogadishu in partnership with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and UN Women.
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IFJ, NUSOJ hold national workshop on gender-responsive journalism to inspire equity

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) yesterday launched a National Workshop on Advancing Gender-Responsive Journalism in Mogadishu in partnership with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and UN Women.

Somalia President thanks Qatar’s contribution for infrastructure building

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, yesterday expressed thanks to the State of Qatar for its contribution in building his country’s infrastructure, including Hobyo Port project.
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Somalia President thanks Qatar’s contribution for infrastructure building

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, yesterday expressed thanks to the State of Qatar for its contribution in building his country’s infrastructure, including Hobyo Port project.

Brent oil futures climb above $60 on U.S. inventory draw

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil futures rose above $60 a barrel for the first time in over a week on Wednesday after a data report showed a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, but ongoing worries about a possible global recession cappe
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Brent oil futures climb above $60 on U.S. inventory draw

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil futures rose above $60 a barrel for the first time in over a week on Wednesday after a data report showed a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, but ongoing worries about a possible global recession capped gains.

Somalia seeks help to implement media and public awareness strategy

MOGADISHU, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Somalia on Tuesday appealed to international partners to support the implementation of the country's media and public awareness strategy.
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Somalia seeks help to implement media and public awareness strategy

MOGADISHU, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Somalia on Tuesday appealed to international partners to support the implementation of the country's media and public awareness strategy.

Kenya’s protest note underlines discomfort with Addis’s role in Somalia

Kenya is rejecting the position held by the United Nations on Somalia’s Jubbaland presidential election, lifting the veil on its discomfort with the emerging role of Ethiopia in Somalia politics.
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Kenya’s protest note underlines discomfort with Addis’s role in Somalia

Kenya is rejecting the position held by the United Nations on Somalia’s Jubbaland presidential election, lifting the veil on its discomfort with the emerging role of Ethiopia in Somalia politics.

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
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Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

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