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US fumes as Sudan releases terrorist jailed for killing 2 aid workers

CAIRO -- The United States asked the Sudanese government Thursday to re-arrest a man convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in the country 15 years ago.
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US fumes as Sudan releases terrorist jailed for killing 2 aid workers

CAIRO -- The United States asked the Sudanese government Thursday to re-arrest a man convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in the country 15 years ago.

Inside Villa Somalia: 72 hours with the president promising to rebuild his broken country

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says Somalia’s factions can find peace, political Islam need not be violent and democracy can grow. Here’s his exclusive interview with the Observer
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Inside Villa Somalia: 72 hours with the president promising to rebuild his broken country

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says Somalia’s factions can find peace, political Islam need not be violent and democracy can grow. Here’s his exclusive interview with the Observer

Killing of top ISIS militant casts spotlight on group’s broad reach in Africa

NAIROBI — The killing of a senior Islamic State operative by U.S. troops in a Somali cave complex last week has cast a spotlight on a shadowy financial network stretching from the Horn of Africa to the continent’s southern tip that Islamic State-affiliate
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Killing of top ISIS militant casts spotlight on group’s broad reach in Africa

NAIROBI — The killing of a senior Islamic State operative by U.S. troops in a Somali cave complex last week has cast a spotlight on a shadowy financial network stretching from the Horn of Africa to the continent’s southern tip that Islamic State-affiliated groups have used to extend their reach, experts and intelligence officials said.

Western allies seize arms shipment bound for Yemen’s rebels: Pentagon

An operation by Western allies reportedly led by France seized a boatload of weapons and ammunition allegedly being sent to Yemen from Iran last month, the US military said Wednesday.
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Western allies seize arms shipment bound for Yemen’s rebels: Pentagon

An operation by Western allies reportedly led by France seized a boatload of weapons and ammunition allegedly being sent to Yemen from Iran last month, the US military said Wednesday.

Somali children play football on Mogadishu streets as city hosts high-level summit

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali children came out Wednesday in the nation’s capital to play football on the streets as the city hosted a high-level security summit with Ethiopian, Kenyan and Djibouti leaders.
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Somali children play football on Mogadishu streets as city hosts high-level summit

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali children came out Wednesday in the nation’s capital to play football on the streets as the city hosted a high-level security summit with Ethiopian, Kenyan and Djibouti leaders.

House ousts Ilhan Omar from foreign affairs panel as G.O.P. exacts revenge

In a highly politicized vote, the Republican-led chamber criticized Ms. Omar’s statements about Israel, delivering retribution for the removal of G.O.P. members when Democrats held the majority.
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House ousts Ilhan Omar from foreign affairs panel as G.O.P. exacts revenge

In a highly politicized vote, the Republican-led chamber criticized Ms. Omar’s statements about Israel, delivering retribution for the removal of G.O.P. members when Democrats held the majority.

Trial of accused accomplice in death of Columbus imam ends in hung jury

A Franklin County jury could not decide whether to convict a Northeast Side man of having a role in the December 2021 death of prominent Columbus imam Mohamed Hassan Adam.
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Trial of accused accomplice in death of Columbus imam ends in hung jury

A Franklin County jury could not decide whether to convict a Northeast Side man of having a role in the December 2021 death of prominent Columbus imam Mohamed Hassan Adam.

Celebrating Nujuum Hashi Ahmed, the Somalia painter using art to promote peace in her country

Her memory of her home country Somalia is all about her family desperately running to save their lives from the war in 2007. They landed in the city of Hargeisa in Somaliland, which was not internationally recognized.
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Celebrating Nujuum Hashi Ahmed, the Somalia painter using art to promote peace in her country

Her memory of her home country Somalia is all about her family desperately running to save their lives from the war in 2007. They landed in the city of Hargeisa in Somaliland, which was not internationally recognized.

Somalia draws tough group in debut U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia has been placed into a tough group in the upcoming U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria later this year following Wednesday's draw.
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Somalia draws tough group in debut U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia has been placed into a tough group in the upcoming U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria later this year following Wednesday's draw.

The Horn of Africa States: Demonetization Processes

In 2020, Ethiopia carried out a demonetization of its currency and Somalia has recently announced that it would carry out a demonetization of its currency. Demonetization is the process where governments withdraw bank notes and/or coins from the market and re
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The Horn of Africa States: Demonetization Processes

In 2020, Ethiopia carried out a demonetization of its currency and Somalia has recently announced that it would carry out a demonetization of its currency. Demonetization is the process where governments withdraw bank notes and/or coins from the market and replace them with new ones. This is generally done by least developing countries for either economic or political reasons.

Why does Ilhan Omar attract so much Republican ire?

House Republicans are pushing forward to keep their promise to remove Representative Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, but they might struggle to garner the votes necessary to remove her.
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Why does Ilhan Omar attract so much Republican ire?

House Republicans are pushing forward to keep their promise to remove Representative Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, but they might struggle to garner the votes necessary to remove her.

Terrorism dominates East African security summit

Terrorism has been the main theme as East African leaders meet in a security summit in Mogadishu, Somalia on Wednesday to assess their collective approach to deal with the security challenges posed by al-Shabaab.Speaking at the Somalia Frontlines States Summi
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Terrorism dominates East African security summit

Terrorism has been the main theme as East African leaders meet in a security summit in Mogadishu, Somalia on Wednesday to assess their collective approach to deal with the security challenges posed by al-Shabaab.Speaking at the Somalia Frontlines States Summit, President William Ruto said the war against terrorism in the Horn of Africa calls for a collective effort and called for the adoption of a common strategy to combat it and associated criminality.

Exclusive: Somalia sends thousands of army recruits abroad for training

WASHINGTON — The Somali government has sent thousands of military recruits to nearby countries for training to strengthen the army for its war against al-Shabab militants, according to the national security adviser for the Somali president.
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Exclusive: Somalia sends thousands of army recruits abroad for training

WASHINGTON — The Somali government has sent thousands of military recruits to nearby countries for training to strengthen the army for its war against al-Shabab militants, according to the national security adviser for the Somali president.

Horn of Africa leaders agree to «final push» joint operation against Al Shabab

Mogadishu (HOL) - Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia hosted a defence summit with its neighbouring countries on Wednesday aimed at coordinating a multi-national attack on Al Shabaab.
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Horn of Africa leaders agree to «final push» joint operation against Al Shabab

Mogadishu (HOL) - Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia hosted a defence summit with its neighbouring countries on Wednesday aimed at coordinating a multi-national attack on Al Shabaab.

Transparency International ranks Somalia as world's most corrupt country

Mogadishu (HOL) - Transparency International released its 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on Tuesday, ranking Somalia as the world's most corrupt country, with a score of only 12 out of 100 in 2022.
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Transparency International ranks Somalia as world's most corrupt country

Mogadishu (HOL) - Transparency International released its 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on Tuesday, ranking Somalia as the world's most corrupt country, with a score of only 12 out of 100 in 2022.

Hope and fear loom over Somalia's battle with Al-Shabab

The Somali government has declared total war against Al-Shabab, enlisting tribal militias in the battle and choking the group's financial sources - but the road ahead is uncertain.
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Hope and fear loom over Somalia's battle with Al-Shabab

The Somali government has declared total war against Al-Shabab, enlisting tribal militias in the battle and choking the group's financial sources - but the road ahead is uncertain.

Omar launching US-Africa policy working group amid uncertainty over committee post

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) announced that she will be launching a policy working group to hear from officials and experts who work with and in Africa as her committee assignment remains unclear.
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Omar launching US-Africa policy working group amid uncertainty over committee post

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) announced that she will be launching a policy working group to hear from officials and experts who work with and in Africa as her committee assignment remains unclear.

Somalia postpones Somali Football Federation leadership vote following complaints from sports ministry

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Ministry of Internal Security issued a directive on Tuesday suspending the election for the Somali Football Federation (SFF) leadership.
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Somalia postpones Somali Football Federation leadership vote following complaints from sports ministry

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Ministry of Internal Security issued a directive on Tuesday suspending the election for the Somali Football Federation (SFF) leadership.

Bombs hit Somalia ahead of East Africa leaders' meeting

Four mortar shells have hit areas near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, hours before regional leaders meet to discuss a joint military offensive against the Islamist group al-Shabaab.
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Bombs hit Somalia ahead of East Africa leaders' meeting

Four mortar shells have hit areas near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, hours before regional leaders meet to discuss a joint military offensive against the Islamist group al-Shabaab.

Defence ministers, army chiefs of Horn of Africa countries meet in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) – Defence ministers and army commanders of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti met in Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the summit for Heads of State from frontline countries.
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Defence ministers, army chiefs of Horn of Africa countries meet in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) – Defence ministers and army commanders of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti met in Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the summit for Heads of State from frontline countries.

Las Anod Uprising: Is this the beginning of the end of the Somaliland saga?

Somaliland was created on May 18, 1991, after the collapse of the military regime in Somalia. A conference of the Northern People of Somalia in Buroa, held over six weeks laid the foundation for Somaliland’s independence from Somalia.
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Las Anod Uprising: Is this the beginning of the end of the Somaliland saga?

Somaliland was created on May 18, 1991, after the collapse of the military regime in Somalia. A conference of the Northern People of Somalia in Buroa, held over six weeks laid the foundation for Somaliland’s independence from Somalia.

Family demands 'justice' over death of community leader after 'disturbance' on housing estate

The family of a man who died days after he was injured in a 'disturbance' on a housing estate have demanded 'justice' over his death. «We just want justice. It does not matter how long it takes.»
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Family demands 'justice' over death of community leader after 'disturbance' on housing estate

The family of a man who died days after he was injured in a 'disturbance' on a housing estate have demanded 'justice' over his death. «We just want justice. It does not matter how long it takes.»

'There is a stigma around disabilities' - Somali couple set up autism support group

A Somali couple who have a son with autism say they want to educate their community about the condition, and remove the stigma surrounding it.
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'There is a stigma around disabilities' - Somali couple set up autism support group

A Somali couple who have a son with autism say they want to educate their community about the condition, and remove the stigma surrounding it.

Pakistan buries mosque blast victims as death toll passes 90

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Distraught relatives thronged hospitals in Pakistan's Peshawar on Tuesday to look for their kin a day after a suicide bombing ripped through a crowded mosque in a heavily fortified area of the city, killing more than 90
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Pakistan buries mosque blast victims as death toll passes 90

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Distraught relatives thronged hospitals in Pakistan's Peshawar on Tuesday to look for their kin a day after a suicide bombing ripped through a crowded mosque in a heavily fortified area of the city, killing more than 90 people, mostly policemen.

President Bihi: Somaliland army will not leave Sool region

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi reiterated that the Somaliland army would not leave the Sool region, expressing hope that the ongoing meeting in Las Anod would lead to positive results.
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President Bihi: Somaliland army will not leave Sool region

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi reiterated that the Somaliland army would not leave the Sool region, expressing hope that the ongoing meeting in Las Anod would lead to positive results.

S.African judge in Zuma graft trial recuses himself

A South African judge presiding over Jacob Zuma's arms corruption trial recused himself on Monday, in a move likely to add further delay in an affair already dating back more than two decades.
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S.African judge in Zuma graft trial recuses himself

A South African judge presiding over Jacob Zuma's arms corruption trial recused himself on Monday, in a move likely to add further delay in an affair already dating back more than two decades.

Somaliland sends stern warning to media covering Las Anod

Hargeisa (HOL) - The Somaliland government has warned the media not to publish news, stories, or opinions that might exacerbate tensions in the politically tense Las Anod region.
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Somaliland sends stern warning to media covering Las Anod

Hargeisa (HOL) - The Somaliland government has warned the media not to publish news, stories, or opinions that might exacerbate tensions in the politically tense Las Anod region.

Military court sentences ISIS-Somalia leader's wife to 8 years

Mogadishu (HOL) - A Somali military court sentenced Fartun Abdirashid Hussein, the wife of Somalia's ISIS-Somalia leader, Abdulkadir Mumin, to eight years in military prison on Monday.
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Military court sentences ISIS-Somalia leader's wife to 8 years

Mogadishu (HOL) - A Somali military court sentenced Fartun Abdirashid Hussein, the wife of Somalia's ISIS-Somalia leader, Abdulkadir Mumin, to eight years in military prison on Monday.

Min Fiqi calls Al Shabaab spokesperson a hypocrite for pretending to care for Somali businesses

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs & Reconciliation, Ahmed Moallim Fiqi, said that the recent comments made by Al Shabaab's spokesperson Ali Mohamud Rage Ali Dheere highlighted the hypocrisy of the group.
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Min Fiqi calls Al Shabaab spokesperson a hypocrite for pretending to care for Somali businesses

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somalia's Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs & Reconciliation, Ahmed Moallim Fiqi, said that the recent comments made by Al Shabaab's spokesperson Ali Mohamud Rage Ali Dheere highlighted the hypocrisy of the group.

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Europe, admits Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia

Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club in order to finish his career in Europe.
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Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Europe, admits Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia

Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club in order to finish his career in Europe.

Somaliland Parliamentary Speaker supports Bihi's decision to withdraw army from Las Anod

Hargeisa (HOL) - The Speaker of the Somaliland House of Representatives, Abdirisaaq Khalif Ahmed, commended President Muse Bihi Abdi's decision to withdraw the army from Las Anod town to prevent further clashes.
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Somaliland Parliamentary Speaker supports Bihi's decision to withdraw army from Las Anod

Hargeisa (HOL) - The Speaker of the Somaliland House of Representatives, Abdirisaaq Khalif Ahmed, commended President Muse Bihi Abdi's decision to withdraw the army from Las Anod town to prevent further clashes.

Before a secret raid on an ISIS leader's mountain cave complex, US forces ran the mission at a special recreation of the target Area

U.S. forces extensively rehearsed a secret raid to take out a senior Islamic State financial operative this week, using a specially-built recreation of the rugged target area, U.S. officials said.
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Before a secret raid on an ISIS leader's mountain cave complex, US forces ran the mission at a special recreation of the target Area

U.S. forces extensively rehearsed a secret raid to take out a senior Islamic State financial operative this week, using a specially-built recreation of the rugged target area, U.S. officials said.

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