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Ethiopia signs peace deal with rebels from gas-rich region

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia signed a peace deal on Sunday with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels from its Somali Region, whom it had previously outlawed as a “terrorist group,” officials said.
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Ethiopia signs peace deal with rebels from gas-rich region

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia signed a peace deal on Sunday with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels from its Somali Region, whom it had previously outlawed as a “terrorist group,” officials said.

Senior Somali police officers benefit from a Strategic Planning and Management course

As part of efforts to implement institutional reforms, the Somali Police Force (SPF) has trained 28 senior-level officers, on Strategic Planning and Management.
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Senior Somali police officers benefit from a Strategic Planning and Management course

As part of efforts to implement institutional reforms, the Somali Police Force (SPF) has trained 28 senior-level officers, on Strategic Planning and Management.

Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.
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Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.

We’ll intensify war on terror attacks, Mandera leader say

Political leaders from Mandera have pledged to work with the national government to fix the terrorism menace that has negatively affected the county.
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We’ll intensify war on terror attacks, Mandera leader say

Political leaders from Mandera have pledged to work with the national government to fix the terrorism menace that has negatively affected the county.

Ontario PCs will table bill to strip returning extremist fighters of license, benefits

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government will table a bill next week that strips returning terrorists of their driver's licenses and benefits, Premier Doug Ford and MP Dave Smith confirmed on Twitter
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Ontario PCs will table bill to strip returning extremist fighters of license, benefits

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government will table a bill next week that strips returning terrorists of their driver's licenses and benefits, Premier Doug Ford and MP Dave Smith confirmed on Twitter

Senior AMISOM military officers meet to review operations

Senior military officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are meeting in Mogadishu to review security operations in the Horn of Africa country, ahead of an upcoming Concept of Operations (CONOPs) conference, to be held later this month. The
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Senior AMISOM military officers meet to review operations

Senior military officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are meeting in Mogadishu to review security operations in the Horn of Africa country, ahead of an upcoming Concept of Operations (CONOPs) conference, to be held later this month. The CONOPs guides all AMISOM’s military operations.

People's Vote march: Hundreds of thousands attend London protest

Protesters seeking a referendum on the final Brexit deal have attended a rally which organisers say was the «biggest» demonstration of its kind.
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People's Vote march: Hundreds of thousands attend London protest

Protesters seeking a referendum on the final Brexit deal have attended a rally which organisers say was the «biggest» demonstration of its kind.

Berbera Port Brewing Tension Between Somaliland and Somalia

The expansion of the Somaliland’s port of Berbera is brewing tension between the Somaliland government and Somalia over the ownership of the territory.
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Berbera Port Brewing Tension Between Somaliland and Somalia

The expansion of the Somaliland’s port of Berbera is brewing tension between the Somaliland government and Somalia over the ownership of the territory.

Ethiopia: Ensure Justice for Abuses in Jail Ogaden

The government of Ethiopia should commit to undertaking criminal investigations and prosecutions following many years of rights abuses in Jail Ogaden, a detention facility in eastern Ethiopia’s Somali region, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Ethiopia: Ensure Justice for Abuses in Jail Ogaden

The government of Ethiopia should commit to undertaking criminal investigations and prosecutions following many years of rights abuses in Jail Ogaden, a detention facility in eastern Ethiopia’s Somali region, Human Rights Watch said today.

DP World Sees Key Role for Once-Isolated State in Ports Plan

The Red Sea state of Eritrea may play a key role in DP World Ltd.’s plans in the Horn of Africa, where a dozen ports could be needed to service the region, Chief Executive Officer Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said.
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DP World Sees Key Role for Once-Isolated State in Ports Plan

The Red Sea state of Eritrea may play a key role in DP World Ltd.’s plans in the Horn of Africa, where a dozen ports could be needed to service the region, Chief Executive Officer Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said.

Saudi Arabia fires 5 top officials and has arrested 18 Saudis after admitting Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight at consulate in Istanbul

ISTANBUL — The Saudi government acknowledged early Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, saying he died during a fist fight.
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Saudi Arabia fires 5 top officials and has arrested 18 Saudis after admitting Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight at consulate in Istanbul

ISTANBUL — The Saudi government acknowledged early Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, saying he died during a fist fight.

Former Ethiopia’s Somali state leader attempted prison break, Ethiopia police say

MOGADISHU (HOL) – The former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region broke his prison cell’s windowpane and attempted to strangle a prison guard to escape before was captured, Ethiopian police said Friday.
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Former Ethiopia’s Somali state leader attempted prison break, Ethiopia police say

MOGADISHU (HOL) – The former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region broke his prison cell’s windowpane and attempted to strangle a prison guard to escape before was captured, Ethiopian police said Friday.

Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia coast: EU force

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia’s coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday.
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Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia coast: EU force

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia’s coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday.

Kenya Defence Forces fighter jets have bombed Somalia southern region

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) fighter jets on Friday bombed a town in Somalia’s southern region, Gedo, officials quoted by Somali online news Halbeeg News have said.
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Kenya Defence Forces fighter jets have bombed Somalia southern region

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) fighter jets on Friday bombed a town in Somalia’s southern region, Gedo, officials quoted by Somali online news Halbeeg News have said.

Somalia and Somaliland: training for government finance officials

CIPFA’s work to improve public financial management, reporting and public audit around the world continues at pace. Bid and programme manager Sara Breen speaks to PF International about training civil servants in Somalia and Somaliland.
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Somalia and Somaliland: training for government finance officials

CIPFA’s work to improve public financial management, reporting and public audit around the world continues at pace. Bid and programme manager Sara Breen speaks to PF International about training civil servants in Somalia and Somaliland.

The slow agony of a regime and the 1969 military takeover in Somalia.

By late 1960s, signs of growing tensions came to the surface in Somalia becoming a lot more evident between 1967 and 1969. Much of the hope with which Somalis greeted independence in July 1960 had evaporated: too little had changed
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The slow agony of a regime and the 1969 military takeover in Somalia.

By late 1960s, signs of growing tensions came to the surface in Somalia becoming a lot more evident between 1967 and 1969. Much of the hope with which Somalis greeted independence in July 1960 had evaporated: too little had changed

Women Achieved Enormous Power in Ancient Egypt. What They Did With It Is a Warning for Today

Ancient Egypt’s female feline goddess had two sides. As Bastet, she could nurture and protect; as Sakhmet she had a propensity to brutally attack and maim without control. But in both forms, she had one raison d’être: to protect and nurture the patriarch
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Women Achieved Enormous Power in Ancient Egypt. What They Did With It Is a Warning for Today

Ancient Egypt’s female feline goddess had two sides. As Bastet, she could nurture and protect; as Sakhmet she had a propensity to brutally attack and maim without control. But in both forms, she had one raison d’être: to protect and nurture the patriarchy.

Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high-level meeting on security plans for Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun on the departing delegation Thursday, killing the powerful Kandahar police chief but mi
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Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high-level meeting on security plans for Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun on the departing delegation Thursday, killing the powerful Kandahar police chief but missing the top U.S. commander in the country, Gen. Scott Miller.

How Saudi Arabia's media is covering the Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (CNN)With every claim from Turkey detailing more lurid details in the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's media bends further forward -- risking a face plant in its efforts to kowtow to a different reality
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How Saudi Arabia's media is covering the Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (CNN)With every claim from Turkey detailing more lurid details in the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's media bends further forward -- risking a face plant in its efforts to kowtow to a different reality

Somali Minister steals cabinet agenda, draws attention to Somaliland

MOGADISHU (HOL) – In the regular Somali cabinet meetings, competition for attention is not an commonplace encounter, but it was different on Thursday when a minister stole the limelight from the day’s agenda to Somaliland’s unemployment challenges and i
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Somali Minister steals cabinet agenda, draws attention to Somaliland

MOGADISHU (HOL) – In the regular Somali cabinet meetings, competition for attention is not an commonplace encounter, but it was different on Thursday when a minister stole the limelight from the day’s agenda to Somaliland’s unemployment challenges and its unification talks with Somalia which he said should have been the main agenda instead.

A sound poet

“Some people say pleasant as a short cut, but I think the best English word is soundness,” said the Somali-American poet/filmmaker/photographer,who was featured at Wednesday's Black Poetry Day celebration at SUNY Plattsburgh.
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A sound poet

“Some people say pleasant as a short cut, but I think the best English word is soundness,” said the Somali-American poet/filmmaker/photographer,who was featured at Wednesday's Black Poetry Day celebration at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Two Ugandan peacekeepers killed in ambush in Somalia

Two Ugandan peacekeepers were killed and an unknown number injured in a Tuesday ambush in Marka town in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, a Military spokesperson said on Wednesday.
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Two Ugandan peacekeepers killed in ambush in Somalia

Two Ugandan peacekeepers were killed and an unknown number injured in a Tuesday ambush in Marka town in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, a Military spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Somali e-commerce takes off, despite few internet users

Despite low numbers of internet users and sluggish speeds, e-commerce businesses are popping up in Somalia, hoping to tap in as measures to increase access in the Horn of Africa country come online.
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Somali e-commerce takes off, despite few internet users

Despite low numbers of internet users and sluggish speeds, e-commerce businesses are popping up in Somalia, hoping to tap in as measures to increase access in the Horn of Africa country come online.

Somalia to develop a national communication strategy on preventing and countering violent extremism

Somalia is in the process of developing a national communication strategy, to stem the tide in radicalization and violent extremism in the Horn of Africa country.
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Somalia to develop a national communication strategy on preventing and countering violent extremism

Somalia is in the process of developing a national communication strategy, to stem the tide in radicalization and violent extremism in the Horn of Africa country.

Kenyan parliament set to vote on change of election date

Kenyan Members of Parliament are set to vote on Wednesday for a change in the general elections date, from August to the third week of December.
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Kenyan parliament set to vote on change of election date

Kenyan Members of Parliament are set to vote on Wednesday for a change in the general elections date, from August to the third week of December.

Somali PM suspends minister over scam charges

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali prime minister has suspended one his cabinet ministers after he was allegedly implicated in a fraud scheme involving manufacturing of counterfeit US currency.
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Somali PM suspends minister over scam charges

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali prime minister has suspended one his cabinet ministers after he was allegedly implicated in a fraud scheme involving manufacturing of counterfeit US currency.

Ethiopia, Eritrea laud Somalia’s economy, security reforms

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Ethiopian and Eritrean foreign ministers have hailed Somalia's security and economic reforms, terming it a critical step toward establishing a fully functional and effective state for the country which is recovering from decades of civil unr
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Ethiopia, Eritrea laud Somalia’s economy, security reforms

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Ethiopian and Eritrean foreign ministers have hailed Somalia's security and economic reforms, terming it a critical step toward establishing a fully functional and effective state for the country which is recovering from decades of civil unrest.

South West Regional Assembly Speaker Denies Forming An Electoral Committee

Mogadishu (HOL) - Southwest Regional Assembly Speaker Abdikadir Sharif Shekhuna Maye dismissed media reports that he formed the state's presidential electoral committee.
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South West Regional Assembly Speaker Denies Forming An Electoral Committee

Mogadishu (HOL) - Southwest Regional Assembly Speaker Abdikadir Sharif Shekhuna Maye dismissed media reports that he formed the state's presidential electoral committee.

Ethiopia's PM names Ahmed Shide as finance minister

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday named Ahmed Shide as finance minister to replace Abraham Tekeste, the state broadcaster said.
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Ethiopia's PM names Ahmed Shide as finance minister

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday named Ahmed Shide as finance minister to replace Abraham Tekeste, the state broadcaster said.

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