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UPDATE - U.S Embassy to Somalia supports VOA journo after NISA accusation

journalist, Harun Maruf, who has been singled out by Somalia's intelligence agenc as being a threat to national security. The accusation levelled by the agency has widely been condemned as an affront to press freedom.
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UPDATE - U.S Embassy to Somalia supports VOA journo after NISA accusation

journalist, Harun Maruf, who has been singled out by Somalia's intelligence agenc as being a threat to national security. The accusation levelled by the agency has widely been condemned as an affront to press freedom.

What is the Truth about Jigjiga Politics?

It was early evening of April 2, 2020 when I stepped on Jijiga’s main road to ride a Bajaaj. As I waited, I saw from where I was that traffic police were stopping the Bajaj to run on the main road.
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What is the Truth about Jigjiga Politics?

It was early evening of April 2, 2020 when I stepped on Jijiga’s main road to ride a Bajaaj. As I waited, I saw from where I was that traffic police were stopping the Bajaj to run on the main road.

Minnesota Somali refugee fashioning protective masks amid new CDC order

(FOX 9) - The CDC has recommended all Americans wear some type of mask while out in public, so several women in Minnesota’s Somali community are stepping up to find materials and make them.
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Minnesota Somali refugee fashioning protective masks amid new CDC order

(FOX 9) - The CDC has recommended all Americans wear some type of mask while out in public, so several women in Minnesota’s Somali community are stepping up to find materials and make them.

U.S ambassador to Somalia rebukes NISA over threats on VOA journo

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The U.S ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto has come to the defence of VOA journalist Harun Maruf terming the threats by the national intelligence agency against the journalist an affront to media freedom in the country.
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U.S ambassador to Somalia rebukes NISA over threats on VOA journo

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The U.S ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto has come to the defence of VOA journalist Harun Maruf terming the threats by the national intelligence agency against the journalist an affront to media freedom in the country.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Puntland police destroy khat smuggled from Ethiopia

BOSASO (HOL)- Police in Puntland’s commercial capital Bosaso Sunday confiscated and destroyed several kilograms of khat following illegal smuggling of the leafy stimulant into the town.
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Puntland police destroy khat smuggled from Ethiopia

BOSASO (HOL)- Police in Puntland’s commercial capital Bosaso Sunday confiscated and destroyed several kilograms of khat following illegal smuggling of the leafy stimulant into the town.

Let’s talk about “it”: arbitration or reconciliation?

In July 2019 Somalia’s president his excellency Mohamed Abdillahi “Farmaajo” set up a commission to revive talks with Somaliland. His move came three years after Somaliland’s former president Silanyo appointed Dr Edna
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Let’s talk about “it”: arbitration or reconciliation?

In July 2019 Somalia’s president his excellency Mohamed Abdillahi “Farmaajo” set up a commission to revive talks with Somaliland. His move came three years after Somaliland’s former president Silanyo appointed Dr Edna

African elite who once sought treatment abroad are grounded

The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, the
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African elite who once sought treatment abroad are grounded

The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, they might have to take their chances at home.

Somalia’s Foreign Policy, Al Shabaab, ISIS: Implications for Somalia, the Horn of Africa, and Beyond

Somalia is often considered a quintessential example of a failed state that suffers from devastating humanitarian crises and the lowest levels of development in the world. The country has for decades now been engulfed with multiple crises, including but not l
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Somalia’s Foreign Policy, Al Shabaab, ISIS: Implications for Somalia, the Horn of Africa, and Beyond

Somalia is often considered a quintessential example of a failed state that suffers from devastating humanitarian crises and the lowest levels of development in the world. The country has for decades now been engulfed with multiple crises, including but not limited to separatism, corrupt regional state

ICRC urges Somalia to strengthen anti-virus measures to save lives

The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday urged Somalia to take proactive measures action to curb the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.
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ICRC urges Somalia to strengthen anti-virus measures to save lives

The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday urged Somalia to take proactive measures action to curb the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

U.N. official warns of «dire» financial crisis due to coronavirus in leaked documents

United Nations — The United Nations is facing a «dire» liquidity crisis as it deals with added expenses related to the need to «respond to the global health crisis» of coronavirus, according to an email from Movses Abelian, the U.N.
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U.N. official warns of «dire» financial crisis due to coronavirus in leaked documents

United Nations — The United Nations is facing a «dire» liquidity crisis as it deals with added expenses related to the need to «respond to the global health crisis» of coronavirus, according to an email from Movses Abelian, the U.N. undersecretary general for General Assembly and conference management.

Ethiopia Replaces Security Chief in Restive Gas Region, ENA Says

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia’s government appointed a new head of security in the restive, gas-rich state of Somali, two days after the incumbent was dismissed, the Ethiopian News Agency reported.
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Ethiopia Replaces Security Chief in Restive Gas Region, ENA Says

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia’s government appointed a new head of security in the restive, gas-rich state of Somali, two days after the incumbent was dismissed, the Ethiopian News Agency reported.

With no labs for testing, Somalia braces for COVID-19

MANILA — Somalia has dealt with drought, localized displacement, heavy floods, and locust infestations in the past 9 months. But the arrival of COVID-19 could push the country into another crisis, aid workers fear.
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With no labs for testing, Somalia braces for COVID-19

MANILA — Somalia has dealt with drought, localized displacement, heavy floods, and locust infestations in the past 9 months. But the arrival of COVID-19 could push the country into another crisis, aid workers fear.

President Farmaajo calls for immediate end to clashes in Kismayo

Mogadishu (HOL)- President Mohamed Farmaajo has called for immediate end to the fighting in Kismayo which has since led to the death of at least 20 people.
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President Farmaajo calls for immediate end to clashes in Kismayo

Mogadishu (HOL)- President Mohamed Farmaajo has called for immediate end to the fighting in Kismayo which has since led to the death of at least 20 people.

Two more COVID-19 cases recorded in Somalia as tally hits seven

Mogadishu (HOL) - Two more cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Somalia raising the number to seven, Health Minister Fawziya Abikar has said.
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Two more COVID-19 cases recorded in Somalia as tally hits seven

Mogadishu (HOL) - Two more cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Somalia raising the number to seven, Health Minister Fawziya Abikar has said.

Ethiopia is opening up its mobile money market to new players

Ethiopia is going to allow new entrants to offer mobile money services as part of its $10 billion home-grown economic reform agenda.
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Ethiopia is opening up its mobile money market to new players

Ethiopia is going to allow new entrants to offer mobile money services as part of its $10 billion home-grown economic reform agenda.

Mo Farah has no qualms over Tokyo Olympics delay

London, UK (AFP) - British distance great Mo Farah has insisted he still intends to compete at the Tokyo Olympics even though they have been delayed a year by the coronavirus.
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Mo Farah has no qualms over Tokyo Olympics delay

London, UK (AFP) - British distance great Mo Farah has insisted he still intends to compete at the Tokyo Olympics even though they have been delayed a year by the coronavirus.

Rape of two toddler girls in Somalia causes uproar

Mogadishu (HOL) - Two young girls aged just 3 and 4 years old were abducted and raped near their home in Afgoye on April 1, according to the girls' parents, police and hospital officials in the Lower Shabelle region and Mogadishu.
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Rape of two toddler girls in Somalia causes uproar

Mogadishu (HOL) - Two young girls aged just 3 and 4 years old were abducted and raped near their home in Afgoye on April 1, according to the girls' parents, police and hospital officials in the Lower Shabelle region and Mogadishu.

Somaliland revokes Flydubai, Air Arabia licenses for ‘obeying’ flight commands from Mogadishu

HARGEISA (HOL) - Somaliland has revoked the licenses of two UAE airlines for allegedly heeding orders from Somalia to turn back mid air en route to Hargeisa last month.
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Somaliland revokes Flydubai, Air Arabia licenses for ‘obeying’ flight commands from Mogadishu

HARGEISA (HOL) - Somaliland has revoked the licenses of two UAE airlines for allegedly heeding orders from Somalia to turn back mid air en route to Hargeisa last month.

Somalis in Nairobi’s Eastleigh at risk as Somali citizen tests positive for COVID-19

NAIROBI (HOL)- Ever busy and crowded bustling with business, Nairobi’s Eastleigh is now on the spotlight following the report by Kenyan government Friday that a Somali national has tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 disease.
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Somalis in Nairobi’s Eastleigh at risk as Somali citizen tests positive for COVID-19

NAIROBI (HOL)- Ever busy and crowded bustling with business, Nairobi’s Eastleigh is now on the spotlight following the report by Kenyan government Friday that a Somali national has tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 disease.

Covid-19: Kenyan Airways pilot Daudi Kibati pays ultimate price

A senior Kenya Airways pilot has paid the ultimate price for his heroic efforts to evacuate Kenyans stranded in the Covid-19-hit New York City.
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Covid-19: Kenyan Airways pilot Daudi Kibati pays ultimate price

A senior Kenya Airways pilot has paid the ultimate price for his heroic efforts to evacuate Kenyans stranded in the Covid-19-hit New York City.

COVID-19: Temporary flights to evacuate people to their home countries from UAE

Dubai: Emirates airlines has received approval to carry passengers on certain flights. Effective Monday April 6, initial flights will commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich, with 4 flights a week to London Heathrow, and
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COVID-19: Temporary flights to evacuate people to their home countries from UAE

Dubai: Emirates airlines has received approval to carry passengers on certain flights. Effective Monday April 6, initial flights will commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich, with 4 flights a week to London Heathrow, and 3 flights a week to the other cities.

More than 30 flee early-morning fire in north Minneapolis fourplex

A neighbor’s screams and the screeches of smoke detectors roused more than 30 residents — mostly children — from a burning north Minneapolis fourplex and saved them all from physical harm.
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More than 30 flee early-morning fire in north Minneapolis fourplex

A neighbor’s screams and the screeches of smoke detectors roused more than 30 residents — mostly children — from a burning north Minneapolis fourplex and saved them all from physical harm.

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than before.
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Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than before.

Coronavirus could hit developing countries hardest

The coronavirus is spreading most widely in countries that should be among the best equipped to handle it. There's no reason to expect that to remain the case.
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Coronavirus could hit developing countries hardest

The coronavirus is spreading most widely in countries that should be among the best equipped to handle it. There's no reason to expect that to remain the case.

NISA accuses veteran journalist being a threat to national security

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's intelligence agency on Thursday made some damning allegations against a respected journalist who co-authored one of the key books on Al-Shabaab and Islamic militancy in Somalia.
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NISA accuses veteran journalist being a threat to national security

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's intelligence agency on Thursday made some damning allegations against a respected journalist who co-authored one of the key books on Al-Shabaab and Islamic militancy in Somalia.

At least 20 killed in Somali clan violence

At least 20 people have been killed in southern Somalia day in clashes between militia from rival clans fighting over land, officials and witnesses said Thursday.
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At least 20 killed in Somali clan violence

At least 20 people have been killed in southern Somalia day in clashes between militia from rival clans fighting over land, officials and witnesses said Thursday.

Lost in translation: Newcomers need COVID-19 information in their own languages, advocates say

Language barriers are preventing critical information about the COVID-19 pandemic from reaching many Edmonton newcomers in low-income housing, warn advocates.
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Lost in translation: Newcomers need COVID-19 information in their own languages, advocates say

Language barriers are preventing critical information about the COVID-19 pandemic from reaching many Edmonton newcomers in low-income housing, warn advocates.

Wives rejoice and traders despair as coronavirus halts khat supply to Somalia

Before the coronavirus hit, Muna Nur Farah had started to hate her husband. He’d slink into their home in the Somali capital Mogadishu at 3:00am with empty pockets, his money squandered on the narcotic leaf khat.
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Wives rejoice and traders despair as coronavirus halts khat supply to Somalia

Before the coronavirus hit, Muna Nur Farah had started to hate her husband. He’d slink into their home in the Somali capital Mogadishu at 3:00am with empty pockets, his money squandered on the narcotic leaf khat.

U.S. announces $7 million COVID-19 aid package for Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The U.S has announced a $7 million humanitarian assistance to Somalia to combat the spread and effects of the deadly COVID-19 disease.
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U.S. announces $7 million COVID-19 aid package for Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The U.S has announced a $7 million humanitarian assistance to Somalia to combat the spread and effects of the deadly COVID-19 disease.

Somalia Becomes 182nd Member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Somalia has become the 182nd member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, following normalization of its financial relationship with the World Bank.
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Somalia Becomes 182nd Member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Somalia has become the 182nd member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, following normalization of its financial relationship with the World Bank.

Africom’s casualty reports in Somalia welcome but long overdue-Amnesty International

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The campaign group Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement by the U.S African Military Command (Africom) to release civilian casualty figures in Somalia during its war against terror groups but noted the move was long overdue.
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Africom’s casualty reports in Somalia welcome but long overdue-Amnesty International

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The campaign group Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement by the U.S African Military Command (Africom) to release civilian casualty figures in Somalia during its war against terror groups but noted the move was long overdue.

Dubai's densely populated Naif is where most COVID-19 patients from Kasaragod came from

There is a saying in Kerala's Kasaragod that you won't find a street in Dubai without a person from the district in it. The Naif region, which is around 2.5 kilometers away from the Deira side of Dubai is almost a mini-Kasaragod,
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Dubai's densely populated Naif is where most COVID-19 patients from Kasaragod came from

There is a saying in Kerala's Kasaragod that you won't find a street in Dubai without a person from the district in it. The Naif region, which is around 2.5 kilometers away from the Deira side of Dubai is almost a mini-Kasaragod,

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