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New Russian weapons alarm Israel, may trigger next Syrian crisis

Angered by last week’s U.S. attack on Syria, Russia warned that there would be consequences. Only one of them was spelled out: The Kremlin said it may supply its Syrian ally with state-of-the-art air defenses.
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New Russian weapons alarm Israel, may trigger next Syrian crisis

Angered by last week’s U.S. attack on Syria, Russia warned that there would be consequences. Only one of them was spelled out: The Kremlin said it may supply its Syrian ally with state-of-the-art air defenses.

Ethiopia's new prime minister names new cabinet

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s new prime minister named a cabinet on Thursday that includes the former mining minister as defense minister and retains the finance and foreign ministers from his predecessor’s cabinet.
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Ethiopia's new prime minister names new cabinet

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s new prime minister named a cabinet on Thursday that includes the former mining minister as defense minister and retains the finance and foreign ministers from his predecessor’s cabinet.

Somali religious leaders warn against Kin Jama's concert in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali Clerical and Religious Association has warned against Music concert scheduled to be performed by Kin Jama on the 20th of this month in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali religious leaders warn against Kin Jama's concert in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali Clerical and Religious Association has warned against Music concert scheduled to be performed by Kin Jama on the 20th of this month in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

African athletes keep going missing at global sporting events and it’s only going to get worse

African athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have been in the news for action on and off the track.
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African athletes keep going missing at global sporting events and it’s only going to get worse

African athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have been in the news for action on and off the track.

UAE committed an act of piracy in Somalia

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its allies, including notorious Blackwater private militia founder Erik Prince, continue to pursue acts of sabotage against Somalia.
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UAE committed an act of piracy in Somalia

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its allies, including notorious Blackwater private militia founder Erik Prince, continue to pursue acts of sabotage against Somalia.

Education for Somali Girls & Boys Fund raising money for new Somali residence

The Education for Somalia Girls & Boys Fund is an organization that aims to enhance the quality of life for Somali girls and boys by opening up opportunities for educational advancement.
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Education for Somali Girls & Boys Fund raising money for new Somali residence

The Education for Somalia Girls & Boys Fund is an organization that aims to enhance the quality of life for Somali girls and boys by opening up opportunities for educational advancement.

In Kansas, three found guilty in plot to bomb Somalis' apartment complex

WICHITA, Kan. (Reuters) - A federal court jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a western Kansas apartment complex that is home to Somali immigrants and their mosque, in a crime prosecutors branded an act of domestic terrorism.
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In Kansas, three found guilty in plot to bomb Somalis' apartment complex

WICHITA, Kan. (Reuters) - A federal court jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a western Kansas apartment complex that is home to Somali immigrants and their mosque, in a crime prosecutors branded an act of domestic terrorism.

Saudi Arabia hopes to see oil rise as high as $100 a barrel: sources

DUBAI AND LONDON - Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia would be happy to see crude rise to $80 or even $100 a barrel, three industry sources said, a sign Riyadh will seek no changes to an OPEC supply-cutting deal even though the agreement’s original target is wit
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Saudi Arabia hopes to see oil rise as high as $100 a barrel: sources

DUBAI AND LONDON - Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia would be happy to see crude rise to $80 or even $100 a barrel, three industry sources said, a sign Riyadh will seek no changes to an OPEC supply-cutting deal even though the agreement’s original target is within sight.

Ethiopia PM to announce new cabinet on Thursday, parliament to replace speaker

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed will on Thursday present his new ministerial cabinet, in his first appearance in parliament since he was sworn in.
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Ethiopia PM to announce new cabinet on Thursday, parliament to replace speaker

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed will on Thursday present his new ministerial cabinet, in his first appearance in parliament since he was sworn in.

Mohamed Nur ’19 Wins Truman Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Public Service

Growing up in Portland, Maine, junior Mohamed Nur said he’d regularly volunteer at his mosque or spend time tutoring kids at the local after-school center, “doing things that would make someone’s day a little easier and happier.” Now thanks to a Truma
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Mohamed Nur ’19 Wins Truman Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Public Service

Growing up in Portland, Maine, junior Mohamed Nur said he’d regularly volunteer at his mosque or spend time tutoring kids at the local after-school center, “doing things that would make someone’s day a little easier and happier.” Now thanks to a Truman Scholarship, Nur will have the chance to deepen his interest in public service after graduating from Bowdoin.

Somali president praises Cairo's support for Mogadishu

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from his Somali counterpart President Mohamed Abdullahi in which he praised Cairo's support for Mogadishu's efforts to restore order and stability in the country, El-Sisi's office said in a statemen
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Somali president praises Cairo's support for Mogadishu

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from his Somali counterpart President Mohamed Abdullahi in which he praised Cairo's support for Mogadishu's efforts to restore order and stability in the country, El-Sisi's office said in a statement.

Bomb blast in Ethiopia kills 3, Oromia region blames Ethio-Somali militia

A grenade explosion in the Ethiopian town of Moyale, has killed three persons and left scores wounded. Local media portals confirmed that the attack occured near a bus station.
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Bomb blast in Ethiopia kills 3, Oromia region blames Ethio-Somali militia

A grenade explosion in the Ethiopian town of Moyale, has killed three persons and left scores wounded. Local media portals confirmed that the attack occured near a bus station.

Somalia army kills 30 Al-Shabab militants in fighting

MOGADISHU, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Somalia National Army (SNA) said Tuesday its forces killed 30 al-Shabab militants in security operation in Hiiraan region of central Somalia.
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Somalia army kills 30 Al-Shabab militants in fighting

MOGADISHU, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Somalia National Army (SNA) said Tuesday its forces killed 30 al-Shabab militants in security operation in Hiiraan region of central Somalia.

Ilaria Alpi case may be reopened

(ANSA) - Rome, April 17 - New wiretaps could lead to the reopening of the case of the murders in the Somalia capital Mogadishu on March 20 1994 of TG3 reporter Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman Miran Hrovatin, judicial sources said Tuesday. The wiretaps are said
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Ilaria Alpi case may be reopened

(ANSA) - Rome, April 17 - New wiretaps could lead to the reopening of the case of the murders in the Somalia capital Mogadishu on March 20 1994 of TG3 reporter Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman Miran Hrovatin, judicial sources said Tuesday. The wiretaps are said to have been made in 2012 between Somali individuals talking in Italy about the deaths of Alpi and Hovratin, sources said.

Turkey teaches Somalis valuable skills through tangible projects

For the past seven years the Turkish state has been mobilizing all governmental and nongovernmental organizations to lend a helping hand to Somalia, a country that has been reeling under the weight of a decades-long civil war, drought and poverty
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Turkey teaches Somalis valuable skills through tangible projects

For the past seven years the Turkish state has been mobilizing all governmental and nongovernmental organizations to lend a helping hand to Somalia, a country that has been reeling under the weight of a decades-long civil war, drought and poverty

China is beating the United States in the race for 5G

The global race to own 5G technology is on — and China is winning.That's according to a report released Monday by CTIA, a trade association for the US wireless industry.
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China is beating the United States in the race for 5G

The global race to own 5G technology is on — and China is winning.That's according to a report released Monday by CTIA, a trade association for the US wireless industry.

Sports: Ethiopia, Zanzibar expelled from Cecafa U17 for age-cheating

Ethiopia and Zanzibar have been kicked out of the ongoing CECAFA U17 Challenge Cup after the two countries were found to have registered/fielded ineligible players at the tournament.
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Sports: Ethiopia, Zanzibar expelled from Cecafa U17 for age-cheating

Ethiopia and Zanzibar have been kicked out of the ongoing CECAFA U17 Challenge Cup after the two countries were found to have registered/fielded ineligible players at the tournament.

Pakistan to get faster internet through China’s submarine cable reaching Somalia and Djibouti

China is yet again helping its neighboring country Pakistan by providing them with a new submarine cable system in order to provide faster internet.
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Pakistan to get faster internet through China’s submarine cable reaching Somalia and Djibouti

China is yet again helping its neighboring country Pakistan by providing them with a new submarine cable system in order to provide faster internet.

Somalia changes position on millions of cash from UAE

MOGADISHU - The Somali government has said it will utilise millions of dollars from United Arab Emirates seized last week at the Aden Adde International Airport for their intended purpose.
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Somalia changes position on millions of cash from UAE

MOGADISHU - The Somali government has said it will utilise millions of dollars from United Arab Emirates seized last week at the Aden Adde International Airport for their intended purpose.

Somali-British poet Momtaza Mehri named young people's laureate for London

The 24-year-old Somali-British poet Momtaza Mehri, who has been chosen as the new young people’s laureate for London, is hoping to spend her year in the role convincing young people “to see poetry as part of their every day, rather than in some dusty tome
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Somali-British poet Momtaza Mehri named young people's laureate for London

The 24-year-old Somali-British poet Momtaza Mehri, who has been chosen as the new young people’s laureate for London, is hoping to spend her year in the role convincing young people “to see poetry as part of their every day, rather than in some dusty tome, or academic niche interest”.

After the Syria strikes, is there any chance for diplomacy?

(CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron wants the world to seize the moment. After Friday night's strikes against regime targets in Syria, he's demanding a concerted drive to resurrect the international peace process, last seen late in 2016. Whether anyone list
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After the Syria strikes, is there any chance for diplomacy?

(CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron wants the world to seize the moment. After Friday night's strikes against regime targets in Syria, he's demanding a concerted drive to resurrect the international peace process, last seen late in 2016. Whether anyone listens may decide if Syria turns the corner towards peace or descends into an even more dangerous cycle of destruction.

Somali Edmontonians fear ‘lives in danger’ as RBC cuts ties with money transfer companies

EDMONTON — Somali Edmontonians are scrambling to help their loved ones abroad after two money-transfer businesses that specialize in getting cash to remote areas and refugee camps were told their accounts will be shut down.
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Somali Edmontonians fear ‘lives in danger’ as RBC cuts ties with money transfer companies

EDMONTON — Somali Edmontonians are scrambling to help their loved ones abroad after two money-transfer businesses that specialize in getting cash to remote areas and refugee camps were told their accounts will be shut down.

Putin warns of global 'chaos' after U.S.-led strike on Syria

Putin says that «if such actions continue in violation of the UN Charter, this will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations.»
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Putin warns of global 'chaos' after U.S.-led strike on Syria

Putin says that «if such actions continue in violation of the UN Charter, this will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations.»

Arab leaders call for probe into Syria chemical attacks, condemn Iran

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Arab League leaders on Sunday called for an international probe into the “criminal” use of chemical weapons in Syria and condemned what they see as Iran’s interference in the affairs of other countries.
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Arab leaders call for probe into Syria chemical attacks, condemn Iran

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Arab League leaders on Sunday called for an international probe into the “criminal” use of chemical weapons in Syria and condemned what they see as Iran’s interference in the affairs of other countries.

Innovative Venture to host its 3rd Accelerator Program

The Innovate Ventures is a Somali based tech accelerator. The accelerator aims at supporting the young entrepreneurs in both the Somaliland and Somali. Furthermore, it aims at coming up with the best startup ecosystem in Somali. The Innovate Ventures accelera
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Innovative Venture to host its 3rd Accelerator Program

The Innovate Ventures is a Somali based tech accelerator. The accelerator aims at supporting the young entrepreneurs in both the Somaliland and Somali. Furthermore, it aims at coming up with the best startup ecosystem in Somali. The Innovate Ventures accelerator receives backing from VC4A, Oxfam, and Telesom startups. The accelerator has been running a program at the Hargeisa for the two consecutive years. Plans to put up the third one in 2018 are ongoing.

President Farmajo leaves for Saudi Arabia to attend Arab League Summit

The President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will be attending 29th Arab League Summit which will kick off Sunday in Saudi Arabia.
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President Farmajo leaves for Saudi Arabia to attend Arab League Summit

The President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will be attending 29th Arab League Summit which will kick off Sunday in Saudi Arabia.

AMISOM Deputy Head urges military commanders to implement the Mission’s transition plan

MOGADISHU (AMISOM) - The Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia Simon Mulongo has asked AMISOM military commanders to implement the transition plan as per dictates of the United Nations Security Co
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AMISOM Deputy Head urges military commanders to implement the Mission’s transition plan

MOGADISHU (AMISOM) - The Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia Simon Mulongo has asked AMISOM military commanders to implement the transition plan as per dictates of the United Nations Security Council resolution

Ethiopia's new PM to address Ethiopians, diplomatic community Sunday

ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is currently addressing the various groups of the Ethiopian society, will meet 25,000 representatives of the Ethiopian community and the diplomatic community on Sunday.
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Ethiopia's new PM to address Ethiopians, diplomatic community Sunday

ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is currently addressing the various groups of the Ethiopian society, will meet 25,000 representatives of the Ethiopian community and the diplomatic community on Sunday.

Tigo Tanzania Achieves Global Mobile Money Certification

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tigo Tanzania’s mobile financial services business, Tigo Pesa, has received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, recognizing Tigo’s ability to deliver safe, transparent...
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Tigo Tanzania Achieves Global Mobile Money Certification

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tigo Tanzania’s mobile financial services business, Tigo Pesa, has received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, recognizing Tigo’s ability to deliver safe, transparent...

Gen Muhoozi calls for joint training of Somali army

Kampala. The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen David Muhoozi, has called for united training of Somali National Army (SNA) so that it is empowered to handle its security woes.
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Gen Muhoozi calls for joint training of Somali army

Kampala. The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen David Muhoozi, has called for united training of Somali National Army (SNA) so that it is empowered to handle its security woes.

Anti-extremism efforts falter 5 years after Boston bombing

BOSTON – Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future.
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Anti-extremism efforts falter 5 years after Boston bombing

BOSTON – Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future.

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