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Somali forces fend off Shabaab attack on Marka town, kill 8 militants

MARKA (HOL) - Somali forces killed at least eight Al-Shabaab militants and injured 11 others in Marka town, south west of the capital Mogadishu Sunday evening, a military commander has confirmed.
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Somali forces fend off Shabaab attack on Marka town, kill 8 militants

MARKA (HOL) - Somali forces killed at least eight Al-Shabaab militants and injured 11 others in Marka town, south west of the capital Mogadishu Sunday evening, a military commander has confirmed.

Ethiopia embraces the power of positive thinking

I used to have pimples and everything. And I have big ears in case you haven’t noticed,” laughs Ebba Tesfaye, now fresh-faced and snappily dressed, in the lobby of a swanky hotel. Rattling through his life story—bullying, drugs, redemption—he pauses o
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Ethiopia embraces the power of positive thinking

I used to have pimples and everything. And I have big ears in case you haven’t noticed,” laughs Ebba Tesfaye, now fresh-faced and snappily dressed, in the lobby of a swanky hotel. Rattling through his life story—bullying, drugs, redemption—he pauses only to glad-hand a passing celebrity before rushing to the set of his new tv show.

Turkish Airlines sees all-time high for female employment with 211 women pilots

National flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) broke an all-time record in terms of the number of female pilots,
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Turkish Airlines sees all-time high for female employment with 211 women pilots

National flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) broke an all-time record in terms of the number of female pilots,

Somali forces fend on Shabaab attack on Marka town, kill 8 militants

MARKA (HOL) - Somali forces killed at least eight Al-Shabaab militants and injured 11 others in Marka town, south west of the capital Mogadishu Sunday evening, a military commander has confirmed.
Hiiraan Online

Somali forces fend on Shabaab attack on Marka town, kill 8 militants

MARKA (HOL) - Somali forces killed at least eight Al-Shabaab militants and injured 11 others in Marka town, south west of the capital Mogadishu Sunday evening, a military commander has confirmed.

HirShabelle government orders aid agencies to register afresh by January 31

JOWHAR (HOL) - Aid agencies operating in HirShabelle have until the end of this month to seek fresh registration or have their licenses withdrawn, the regional government has said.
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HirShabelle government orders aid agencies to register afresh by January 31

JOWHAR (HOL) - Aid agencies operating in HirShabelle have until the end of this month to seek fresh registration or have their licenses withdrawn, the regional government has said.

Vladimir Putin Says an Unlimited Presidential Term in Russia Would Be 'Very Disturbing

(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he opposes the idea of an unlimited term in office for the country’s leader like the system that existed in the Soviet Union.
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Vladimir Putin Says an Unlimited Presidential Term in Russia Would Be 'Very Disturbing

(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he opposes the idea of an unlimited term in office for the country’s leader like the system that existed in the Soviet Union.

Businesses in southern Somali town of Dinsor get loans to survive blockade

The International Bank of Somalia (IBS) and SOS Somalia have partnered to provide collateral-free loans to 87 small businesses in Dinsor town, Bay region, which is under an Al-Shabaab blockade.
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Businesses in southern Somali town of Dinsor get loans to survive blockade

The International Bank of Somalia (IBS) and SOS Somalia have partnered to provide collateral-free loans to 87 small businesses in Dinsor town, Bay region, which is under an Al-Shabaab blockade.

Toronto: Federal government announces $200 million for affordable rentals at former Honest Ed’s site

The federal government is committing $200 million for affordable rental units at the Bloor Street West and Bathurst Street site where iconic department store Honest Ed’s once stood, with Social
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Toronto: Federal government announces $200 million for affordable rentals at former Honest Ed’s site

The federal government is committing $200 million for affordable rental units at the Bloor Street West and Bathurst Street site where iconic department store Honest Ed’s once stood, with Social

Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

At least four people have been killed and 15 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack claimed by the al-Shabab group near the capital of Somalia, according to authorities.
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Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

At least four people have been killed and 15 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack claimed by the al-Shabab group near the capital of Somalia, according to authorities.

Somali PM suspends World Bank funded project following public uproar

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Saturday suspended a World Bank funded development deal signed between Finance Minister Abdirahman Beyle and representatives of three regional states and Banaadir Regional Administration.
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Somali PM suspends World Bank funded project following public uproar

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Saturday suspended a World Bank funded development deal signed between Finance Minister Abdirahman Beyle and representatives of three regional states and Banaadir Regional Administration.

Car bomb targets Turkish engineers in Afgooye

MOGADISHU (HOL) - An explosives-laden car blew up near a food café in Afgooye with initial reports indicating it was targeting Turkish contractors who are involved in road construction in the area.
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Car bomb targets Turkish engineers in Afgooye

MOGADISHU (HOL) - An explosives-laden car blew up near a food café in Afgooye with initial reports indicating it was targeting Turkish contractors who are involved in road construction in the area.

Somali fishermen in Hobyo down tools as power companies pull out

Nearly 100 fishermen in the Somali coastal town of Hobyo, Mudug region, have stopped going out to sea because the town lacks electricity to power cold storage facilities.
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Somali fishermen in Hobyo down tools as power companies pull out

Nearly 100 fishermen in the Somali coastal town of Hobyo, Mudug region, have stopped going out to sea because the town lacks electricity to power cold storage facilities.

Six Somali Soldiers and 19 Militants Killed in Al-Shabab Attacks

Six Somali government soldiers and 19 militants were killed when Islamist group al-Shabab attacked two bases before dawn Friday, according to officials and residents.
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Six Somali Soldiers and 19 Militants Killed in Al-Shabab Attacks

Six Somali government soldiers and 19 militants were killed when Islamist group al-Shabab attacked two bases before dawn Friday, according to officials and residents.

Djibouti rejects court ruling over Doraleh terminal

DJIBOUTI has rejected a London Court of International Arbitration ruling that DP World should be handed back control of Doraleh Container Terminal following the premature truncation of an operating concession
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Djibouti rejects court ruling over Doraleh terminal

DJIBOUTI has rejected a London Court of International Arbitration ruling that DP World should be handed back control of Doraleh Container Terminal following the premature truncation of an operating concession

Shabab militants from Somalia may have received help from Kenyans for deadly Manda Bay attack

U.S. Africa Command officials believe that al-Shabab militants from Somalia crossed the border into Kenya to conduct an attack on U.S. and Kenyan forces earlier this month in Manda Bay — with the assistance of facilitators within Kenya.
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Shabab militants from Somalia may have received help from Kenyans for deadly Manda Bay attack

U.S. Africa Command officials believe that al-Shabab militants from Somalia crossed the border into Kenya to conduct an attack on U.S. and Kenyan forces earlier this month in Manda Bay — with the assistance of facilitators within Kenya.

Comsats expanding its programmes to Somalia

Islamabad Ambassador of Federal Republic of Somalia to Pakistan, Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi and Comsats Executive Director (ED) S M Junaid Zaidi in a meeting held here Thursday discussed expansion of Comsats programmes to its relatively newer member states.
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Comsats expanding its programmes to Somalia

Islamabad Ambassador of Federal Republic of Somalia to Pakistan, Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi and Comsats Executive Director (ED) S M Junaid Zaidi in a meeting held here Thursday discussed expansion of Comsats programmes to its relatively newer member states.

Ex-PM advisor, Mohamed Nur elected Galmudug parliament speaker

DHUSAMAREEB (HOL) - A former advisor at the Prime Minister’s office Dr.Mohamed Nur Gaa’l has been elected the new speaker of Galmudug parliament.
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Ex-PM advisor, Mohamed Nur elected Galmudug parliament speaker

DHUSAMAREEB (HOL) - A former advisor at the Prime Minister’s office Dr.Mohamed Nur Gaa’l has been elected the new speaker of Galmudug parliament.

Iran is enriching more uranium now than before the nuclear deal, Rouhani says

Iran is enriching more uranium per day now than before the country signed a nuclear deal with major world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday.
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Iran is enriching more uranium now than before the nuclear deal, Rouhani says

Iran is enriching more uranium per day now than before the country signed a nuclear deal with major world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday.

Basketball: Mutoro shines as Kenya overcome Somalia

Somalia gave Kenya a scare before going down 102-77 on day three of the ongoing Fiba Afro basketball pre qualifiers at the Nyayo National stadium Gymnasium on Thursday.
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Basketball: Mutoro shines as Kenya overcome Somalia

Somalia gave Kenya a scare before going down 102-77 on day three of the ongoing Fiba Afro basketball pre qualifiers at the Nyayo National stadium Gymnasium on Thursday.

Locusts add to the woes of Somali farmers in flood-hit Hiran region

Farmers in central Somalia’s Hiran region, whose farms were submerged by recent floods, are having to contend with swarms of locust devouring whatever they have planted since then.
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Locusts add to the woes of Somali farmers in flood-hit Hiran region

Farmers in central Somalia’s Hiran region, whose farms were submerged by recent floods, are having to contend with swarms of locust devouring whatever they have planted since then.

FMS worst violators of media freedom in 2019- NUSOJ report

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Regional governments were the worst perpetrators of violations against journalists in 2019 accounting for 83% of reported cases, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has said in a report.
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FMS worst violators of media freedom in 2019- NUSOJ report

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Regional governments were the worst perpetrators of violations against journalists in 2019 accounting for 83% of reported cases, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has said in a report.

Judge halts Trump's order allowing states to block refugees

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A federal judge on Wednesday halted President Donald Trump's executive order that gave state and local officials the ability to shut the door on refugees,
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Judge halts Trump's order allowing states to block refugees

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A federal judge on Wednesday halted President Donald Trump's executive order that gave state and local officials the ability to shut the door on refugees,

Ethiopian Airlines to start building new $5 bln airport this year - CEO

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines will start constructing a new $5 billion airport later this year, its chief executive officer was quoted as saying on Wednesday,
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Ethiopian Airlines to start building new $5 bln airport this year - CEO

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines will start constructing a new $5 billion airport later this year, its chief executive officer was quoted as saying on Wednesday,

3 African nations reach preliminary deal in Nile dam dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have reached a preliminary agreement aimed at clearing the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River.
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3 African nations reach preliminary deal in Nile dam dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have reached a preliminary agreement aimed at clearing the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River.

Al-Shabab Attacks Killed 4,000 in Past Decade, Says Data-Gathering Group

Somali militant group al-Shabab recently said it does not intentionally target Muslims – but a new report indicates that whatever its intentions, the group has a lot of Muslim blood on its hands.
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Al-Shabab Attacks Killed 4,000 in Past Decade, Says Data-Gathering Group

Somali militant group al-Shabab recently said it does not intentionally target Muslims – but a new report indicates that whatever its intentions, the group has a lot of Muslim blood on its hands.

Ethiopia sets tentative August date for elections

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia proposes to hold its national vote on Aug. 16, the electoral board said on Wednesday, the first poll under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has eased political restrictions and taken steps to open the economy since taking office
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Ethiopia sets tentative August date for elections

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia proposes to hold its national vote on Aug. 16, the electoral board said on Wednesday, the first poll under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has eased political restrictions and taken steps to open the economy since taking office in 2018.

Locust invasion a threat to food security in the region, IGAD says, calls for robust response

NAIROBI (HOL) - The Eastern Africa regional bloc IGAD has warned of a threat to food security in the region in the wake of the ongoing locust invasion calling on member states pull up resources to stem the tide of the menacing swam.
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Locust invasion a threat to food security in the region, IGAD says, calls for robust response

NAIROBI (HOL) - The Eastern Africa regional bloc IGAD has warned of a threat to food security in the region in the wake of the ongoing locust invasion calling on member states pull up resources to stem the tide of the menacing swam.

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