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Tropical Storm PAWAN with heavy rainfall is expected to hit Somalia

The Tropical Storm (TS) initially named SIX that developed in the northern Indian Ocean has now been assigned the name PAWAN after sustaining a speed of more than 39 miles per hour for two days.
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Tropical Storm PAWAN with heavy rainfall is expected to hit Somalia

The Tropical Storm (TS) initially named SIX that developed in the northern Indian Ocean has now been assigned the name PAWAN after sustaining a speed of more than 39 miles per hour for two days.

Doors, hearts open to families grieving victims of Minneapolis high-rise fire

Family members of the five people who died in a Minneapolis high-rise apartment fire came together for the first time Thursday to comfort one another and to connect with those who stepped forward to help them in the face of tragedy.
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Doors, hearts open to families grieving victims of Minneapolis high-rise fire

Family members of the five people who died in a Minneapolis high-rise apartment fire came together for the first time Thursday to comfort one another and to connect with those who stepped forward to help them in the face of tragedy.

Nearly $55K Raised For Muslim Uber Driver Shot In PG County

A Somali Muslim man who was shot while driving for Uber in Prince George's County is slowly making a recovery, and nearly $55,000 has been raised for his family as of Thursday evening.
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Nearly $55K Raised For Muslim Uber Driver Shot In PG County

A Somali Muslim man who was shot while driving for Uber in Prince George's County is slowly making a recovery, and nearly $55,000 has been raised for his family as of Thursday evening.

Somalia’s Oil and Gas: A recipe for corruption that could trigger renewed conflict in Somalia

Since March this year, the Minister for Petroleum and Minerals of the federal government of Somalia has been shuttling from city to city in Europe and North America to convince potential oil exploration companies to invest in Somalia’s untapped oil
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Somalia’s Oil and Gas: A recipe for corruption that could trigger renewed conflict in Somalia

Since March this year, the Minister for Petroleum and Minerals of the federal government of Somalia has been shuttling from city to city in Europe and North America to convince potential oil exploration companies to invest in Somalia’s untapped oil

Canadians pay glowing tribute to late Almaas Elman

TORONTO (HOL) - Somali-Canadians of all walks of life and other nationalities came together Wednesday evening to pay tribute to peace activist and former diplomat Almaas Elman who was killed last month in Mogadishu.
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Canadians pay glowing tribute to late Almaas Elman

TORONTO (HOL) - Somali-Canadians of all walks of life and other nationalities came together Wednesday evening to pay tribute to peace activist and former diplomat Almaas Elman who was killed last month in Mogadishu.

Former president Mohamud warns against talks of term extension

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Former President Hassan Sheikh has warned against any attempts to delay the 2020 elections noting there were no reasons not to hold the elections in time.
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Former president Mohamud warns against talks of term extension

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Former President Hassan Sheikh has warned against any attempts to delay the 2020 elections noting there were no reasons not to hold the elections in time.

UN adopts resolution renewing authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures

United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2500 renewing the authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures to December of 2020.
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UN adopts resolution renewing authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures

United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2500 renewing the authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures to December of 2020.

Somali-Canadians pay glowing tribute to late Almaas Elman

TORONTO (HOL) - Somali-Canadians of all walks of life and other nationalities came together Wednesday evening to pay tribute to peace activist and former diplomat Almaas Elman who was killed last month in Mogadishu.
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Somali-Canadians pay glowing tribute to late Almaas Elman

TORONTO (HOL) - Somali-Canadians of all walks of life and other nationalities came together Wednesday evening to pay tribute to peace activist and former diplomat Almaas Elman who was killed last month in Mogadishu.

Florida candidate in hot water with GOP leadership after suggesting Ilhan Omar should be hanged

Florida GOP congressional candidate George Buck is in trouble with GOP leadership after suggesting Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar should “hang.”
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Florida candidate in hot water with GOP leadership after suggesting Ilhan Omar should be hanged

Florida GOP congressional candidate George Buck is in trouble with GOP leadership after suggesting Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar should “hang.”

Biden campaign calls Trump 'a president the world is laughing at' in new video

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday released a video assailing President Donald Trump as «a president the world is laughing at» in the wake of a viral hot mic clip of world leaders appearing to joke about Trump's behavior at
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Biden campaign calls Trump 'a president the world is laughing at' in new video

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday released a video assailing President Donald Trump as «a president the world is laughing at» in the wake of a viral hot mic clip of world leaders appearing to joke about Trump's behavior at a NATO gathering.

Students in Maryland school system to be off on Muslim holiday — and Lunar New Year

Elected officials in the Washington suburbs adopted an academic calendar for next school year that gives students a day off on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a move that followed the resolution of a possible conflict with Advanced Placement testing.
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Students in Maryland school system to be off on Muslim holiday — and Lunar New Year

Elected officials in the Washington suburbs adopted an academic calendar for next school year that gives students a day off on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a move that followed the resolution of a possible conflict with Advanced Placement testing.

BREAKING NEWS: District Commissioner killed in IED attack in Lower Shabelle

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Aw-Dhegle district commissioner Mohamed Yarow was Wednesday afternoon killed in a bomb attacking.
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BREAKING NEWS: District Commissioner killed in IED attack in Lower Shabelle

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Aw-Dhegle district commissioner Mohamed Yarow was Wednesday afternoon killed in a bomb attacking.

Could Somalia become the next Texas?

The story of Somalia is being rewritten, and Texas’s oil boom of the early 20th century is a good marker for the future of the African country. Texas oil drove the economy forward, bringing better education with investment in infrastructure and transport li
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Could Somalia become the next Texas?

The story of Somalia is being rewritten, and Texas’s oil boom of the early 20th century is a good marker for the future of the African country. Texas oil drove the economy forward, bringing better education with investment in infrastructure and transport links. This shows Somalis what our nation may be, in time and with careful management.

Children in Garowe village school demand desks and chairs

Abdikafi Mohamed Adan, 14, carries a mat from home to and from his school in Dundumale village because there are no desks and chairs in his classroom.
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Children in Garowe village school demand desks and chairs

Abdikafi Mohamed Adan, 14, carries a mat from home to and from his school in Dundumale village because there are no desks and chairs in his classroom.

Diarrhea outbreak kills 7 children in Bakool region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - At least seven children were killed in Bakool region in the last 48 hours following diarrhea outbreak as risk of floods continue to be experienced in the country.
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Diarrhea outbreak kills 7 children in Bakool region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - At least seven children were killed in Bakool region in the last 48 hours following diarrhea outbreak as risk of floods continue to be experienced in the country.

Grenade wielding Al-Shabaab suspect arrested in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Security forces Wednesday nabbed a suspected Al-Shabaab operative in Mogadishu in possession of a hand grenade barely a week after another suspect was arrested for planting an explosive device on a vehicle in the city.
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Grenade wielding Al-Shabaab suspect arrested in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Security forces Wednesday nabbed a suspected Al-Shabaab operative in Mogadishu in possession of a hand grenade barely a week after another suspect was arrested for planting an explosive device on a vehicle in the city.

Somali police officer speaks out about living with HIV/AIDS

GAROWE - Bashir Osman Awad is a Somali policeman heading a police station in Garowe, Puntland. He has come out publicly to share his status as a person living with HIV/AIDS.
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Somali police officer speaks out about living with HIV/AIDS

GAROWE - Bashir Osman Awad is a Somali policeman heading a police station in Garowe, Puntland. He has come out publicly to share his status as a person living with HIV/AIDS.

For survivor of deadly Minneapolis high-rise fire, 'My time hasn't ended yet'

Salad Mahamud Samatar showed no sign of life when firefighters found him in the 13th floor stairwell during a deadly fire that engulfed his apartment building last week.
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For survivor of deadly Minneapolis high-rise fire, 'My time hasn't ended yet'

Salad Mahamud Samatar showed no sign of life when firefighters found him in the 13th floor stairwell during a deadly fire that engulfed his apartment building last week.

NASA-NOAA satellite finds development of tropical cyclone 06A

Imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed that a tropical depression in the Arabian Sea has consolidated and organized despite facing wind shear.
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NASA-NOAA satellite finds development of tropical cyclone 06A

Imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed that a tropical depression in the Arabian Sea has consolidated and organized despite facing wind shear.

Kenya to Remain with AU Mission in Somalia Amid Tensions

NAIROBI - Kenya's president has said his forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia and leave the country when it's secure and stable.
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Kenya to Remain with AU Mission in Somalia Amid Tensions

NAIROBI - Kenya's president has said his forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia and leave the country when it's secure and stable.

A young Somali's fight for identity

After nearly ten years in Germany, athlete, professional mechanic and refugee Mansor Farah wants to become a citizen in his new home country. There’s just one problem – he has no official identity.
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A young Somali's fight for identity

After nearly ten years in Germany, athlete, professional mechanic and refugee Mansor Farah wants to become a citizen in his new home country. There’s just one problem – he has no official identity.

Yussuf announces run for St. Cloud City Council with focus on housing, uniting community

ST. CLOUD — Hassan Yussuf hopes to act as a bridge between the city, residents and area organizations
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Yussuf announces run for St. Cloud City Council with focus on housing, uniting community

ST. CLOUD — Hassan Yussuf hopes to act as a bridge between the city, residents and area organizations

Mogadishu mobilises emergency response in light of looming heavy rains

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Mogadishu administration Tuesday mobilized emergency response units following expected floods in the city which have since displaced hundreds of thousands countrywide.
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Mogadishu mobilises emergency response in light of looming heavy rains

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Mogadishu administration Tuesday mobilized emergency response units following expected floods in the city which have since displaced hundreds of thousands countrywide.

Tropics heating up in Indian Ocean as 4 potential tropical cyclones may form this week

Following a brief quiet spell, the Indian Ocean is set to explode with tropical activity this week as multiple cyclones may develop.
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Tropics heating up in Indian Ocean as 4 potential tropical cyclones may form this week

Following a brief quiet spell, the Indian Ocean is set to explode with tropical activity this week as multiple cyclones may develop.

Don't allow colonial boundaries to divide us - Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the need for countries in the region to nurture peace and unity, saying colonial boundaries should not be allowed to divide people.
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Don't allow colonial boundaries to divide us - Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the need for countries in the region to nurture peace and unity, saying colonial boundaries should not be allowed to divide people.

Puntland promotes reduced-charcoal cooking stove to save money and trees

A reduced-charcoal cooking stove being promoted by the Puntland government is cutting fuel costs for local families and starting to have a positive environmental impact.
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Puntland promotes reduced-charcoal cooking stove to save money and trees

A reduced-charcoal cooking stove being promoted by the Puntland government is cutting fuel costs for local families and starting to have a positive environmental impact.

Home is best for Beletweyne flood victims – despite no toilets, no clean water

Families displaced by flooding in Beledweyne, on the river Shabelle, have been returning to their property in Bunda-weyne, Hawo, and Koshin neighbourhoods, despite lacking clean water, latrines, and electricity.
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Home is best for Beletweyne flood victims – despite no toilets, no clean water

Families displaced by flooding in Beledweyne, on the river Shabelle, have been returning to their property in Bunda-weyne, Hawo, and Koshin neighbourhoods, despite lacking clean water, latrines, and electricity.

Saudi Fund inks $9m finance package with Djibouti

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed a $9 million agreement to fund the design and construction of a water distribution network, a judicial courthouse and infrastructure projects in Djibouti.
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Saudi Fund inks $9m finance package with Djibouti

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed a $9 million agreement to fund the design and construction of a water distribution network, a judicial courthouse and infrastructure projects in Djibouti.

Somalia, Sweden ink MoU on diplomatic staff training

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali diplomats will benefit from capacity development and training from the Swedish government’ peace and security agency Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) following a memorandum of understanding between the two countries.
Hiiraan Online

Somalia, Sweden ink MoU on diplomatic staff training

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali diplomats will benefit from capacity development and training from the Swedish government’ peace and security agency Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) following a memorandum of understanding between the two countries.

We set out to uncover the hidden costs of US airstrikes in Somalia

The US is an active participant in the war against Al-Shabaab in Somalia, efforts that have increased in the last few years under the Trump Administration.
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We set out to uncover the hidden costs of US airstrikes in Somalia

The US is an active participant in the war against Al-Shabaab in Somalia, efforts that have increased in the last few years under the Trump Administration.

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