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Canada set to get most refugee claims in nearly three decades

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada is on track to receive its highest number of refugee claims since record-keeping began nearly three decades ago, the latest data shows, as the government’s handling of immigration comes under scrutiny ahead of next year’s federa
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Canada set to get most refugee claims in nearly three decades

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada is on track to receive its highest number of refugee claims since record-keeping began nearly three decades ago, the latest data shows, as the government’s handling of immigration comes under scrutiny ahead of next year’s federal election.

U.S. Returns to Mogadishu With Revamped Diplomatic Outpost, 25 Years After “Black Hawk Down” Battle

US has maintained an arms-length diplomatic relationship with Somalia since two American Black Hawk helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu in 1993.
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U.S. Returns to Mogadishu With Revamped Diplomatic Outpost, 25 Years After “Black Hawk Down” Battle

US has maintained an arms-length diplomatic relationship with Somalia since two American Black Hawk helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu in 1993.

Kafia Mahdi: From Somali Refugee to Super Fashion Model

From being forced into marriage at age 14 and becoming a refugee at a tender age, Kafia Mahdi has re-written her narrative to become a world renowned super model.
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Kafia Mahdi: From Somali Refugee to Super Fashion Model

From being forced into marriage at age 14 and becoming a refugee at a tender age, Kafia Mahdi has re-written her narrative to become a world renowned super model.

Breaking: CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people famili
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Breaking: CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter.

Siyaad Barre was a Nationalist, regardless of his shortcomings

Nearly 50 years ago, October 21st was a day that will remain in our Somali psyche and will be remembered as the birth-day of the revolution; hundreds of Mogadishu residents and different parts of Somalia gathered
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Siyaad Barre was a Nationalist, regardless of his shortcomings

Nearly 50 years ago, October 21st was a day that will remain in our Somali psyche and will be remembered as the birth-day of the revolution; hundreds of Mogadishu residents and different parts of Somalia gathered

Charcoal still smuggled from KDF-controlled Somalia zones

Al-Shabaab continues to reap substantial revenues from charcoal smuggling in southern Somalia despite the presence of African Union military bases in the area, a United Nations team reported on Wednesday.
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Charcoal still smuggled from KDF-controlled Somalia zones

Al-Shabaab continues to reap substantial revenues from charcoal smuggling in southern Somalia despite the presence of African Union military bases in the area, a United Nations team reported on Wednesday.

How Kenyan police let in Somalia's Shabaab bombers

Police officers at the Kenya-Somalia border let in five Al-Shabaab suicide bombers in February this year after receiving bribes, a new United Nations report says.
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How Kenyan police let in Somalia's Shabaab bombers

Police officers at the Kenya-Somalia border let in five Al-Shabaab suicide bombers in February this year after receiving bribes, a new United Nations report says.

Leadership Crisis Caused Freeze of Statebuilding Efforts in Somalia

Somalia is mired in out of control political and security situation created by broken electoral promises, egregious abuses, and foreign policy blunders committed by the federal government of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
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Leadership Crisis Caused Freeze of Statebuilding Efforts in Somalia

Somalia is mired in out of control political and security situation created by broken electoral promises, egregious abuses, and foreign policy blunders committed by the federal government of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

It must be love………?

I could not believe my eyes when I watched leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia enjoying a meeting in what seemed a love affair in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar.
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It must be love………?

I could not believe my eyes when I watched leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia enjoying a meeting in what seemed a love affair in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar.

Somalia, Libya top list of World's most dangerous countries

Libya, Afghanistan and Somalia are the most dangerous places on earth, according to a new map designed for travellers that alerts them to risks abroad.
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Somalia, Libya top list of World's most dangerous countries

Libya, Afghanistan and Somalia are the most dangerous places on earth, according to a new map designed for travellers that alerts them to risks abroad.

Abdiqani re-elected unpposed as Somalia FA boss

Somali FA President Abdiqani Said Arab was elected unopposed for a new four-year term in office on Thursday after his highly successful first term in office.
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Abdiqani re-elected unpposed as Somalia FA boss

Somali FA President Abdiqani Said Arab was elected unopposed for a new four-year term in office on Thursday after his highly successful first term in office.

Kenya Airways delays launch of Somalia flights to Dec 5

Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced a delay in the launch of daily flights to Somalia to December 5 2018. The flights were to begin today 15 November 2018.
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Kenya Airways delays launch of Somalia flights to Dec 5

Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced a delay in the launch of daily flights to Somalia to December 5 2018. The flights were to begin today 15 November 2018.

Somalia hosts its first National Economic Policy Forum

Somalia has hosted its first high level National Economic Policy Forum this week in Mogadishu, which saw participants discuss a national investment strategy, financial governance, tackling corruption and how to enhance regional economic cooperation with othe
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Somalia hosts its first National Economic Policy Forum

Somalia has hosted its first high level National Economic Policy Forum this week in Mogadishu, which saw participants discuss a national investment strategy, financial governance, tackling corruption and how to enhance regional economic cooperation with other East African countries.

Fresh clashes erupt in Wajir West despite peace efforts

Security has been beefed up in Arbajahan ward by a contingent of police officers from Griftu police station after four people were killed in inter-clan clashes.
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Fresh clashes erupt in Wajir West despite peace efforts

Security has been beefed up in Arbajahan ward by a contingent of police officers from Griftu police station after four people were killed in inter-clan clashes.

IGAD states shelve interests, seek common water resource protocol

IGAD member states have shelved their national interests by pledging to work on a framework to guide how trans-boundary water resources will be used.
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IGAD states shelve interests, seek common water resource protocol

IGAD member states have shelved their national interests by pledging to work on a framework to guide how trans-boundary water resources will be used.

Somali security forces arrest IS militant operative in Mogadishu

Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) confirmed Wednesday the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) operative in Mogadishu on Tuesday night.
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Somali security forces arrest IS militant operative in Mogadishu

Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) confirmed Wednesday the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) operative in Mogadishu on Tuesday night.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries.
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UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries.

Boeing didn't disclose control feature eyed in Indonesia crash, U.S. pilots say

Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 Max that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S.
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Boeing didn't disclose control feature eyed in Indonesia crash, U.S. pilots say

Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 Max that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S.

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country’s attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm.
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Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country’s attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm.

Somali Pirate Arrested After Adding Ex-Hostage to Facebook

Stories of bandits arrested after attempting to contact their former victims are by no means uncommon, but for American journalist Michael Scott Moore, it was a terrible flashback of the two and a half years he was held hostage by Somali pirates.
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Somali Pirate Arrested After Adding Ex-Hostage to Facebook

Stories of bandits arrested after attempting to contact their former victims are by no means uncommon, but for American journalist Michael Scott Moore, it was a terrible flashback of the two and a half years he was held hostage by Somali pirates.

Federal judge finds Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act by rejecting ballots

A federal judge on Tuesday found that Gwinnett County violated the Civil Rights Act in its handling of absentee ballots during last week's midterm elections, a ruling that will likely delay the overall vote tally in the state's tight gubernatorial race.
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Federal judge finds Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act by rejecting ballots

A federal judge on Tuesday found that Gwinnett County violated the Civil Rights Act in its handling of absentee ballots during last week's midterm elections, a ruling that will likely delay the overall vote tally in the state's tight gubernatorial race.

Women World C'ship: Somalia boxer who fought against all odds

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Boxer Ramla Ali is the sole representative of Somalia in the upcoming International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championship, starting November 15.
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Women World C'ship: Somalia boxer who fought against all odds

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Boxer Ramla Ali is the sole representative of Somalia in the upcoming International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championship, starting November 15.

U.N. Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on Wednesday

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.
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U.N. Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on Wednesday

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

World Bank approves $20m to upgrade Djibouti residential conditions

The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) package of $20 million to support Djibouti’s efforts to improve the living conditions for residents of urban areas, achieve its Zero Slum strategy.
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World Bank approves $20m to upgrade Djibouti residential conditions

The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) package of $20 million to support Djibouti’s efforts to improve the living conditions for residents of urban areas, achieve its Zero Slum strategy.

Ethiopian’s comeback flights to Mogadishu worries Turkish Airlines

The national flag carrier airline of Turkey, Turkish Airlines should be wary of Africa’s largest airline by revenue and profit comeback as it seeks to grow its influence and dominance in the continent. Ethiopia Airlines, Ethiopia’s flag carrier resumed it
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Ethiopian’s comeback flights to Mogadishu worries Turkish Airlines

The national flag carrier airline of Turkey, Turkish Airlines should be wary of Africa’s largest airline by revenue and profit comeback as it seeks to grow its influence and dominance in the continent. Ethiopia Airlines, Ethiopia’s flag carrier resumed its Addis – Ababa flight early this month after close to four decades of absence.

'No longer a symbol of hope': Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty award

Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's «indifference» to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.
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'No longer a symbol of hope': Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty award

Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's «indifference» to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.

Ethiopa: Dozens of top security officials arrested

The high-profile arrests for abuse and corruption come as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed implements reforms. The attorney general also accused intelligence figures of an assassination attempt against the new prime minister.
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Ethiopa: Dozens of top security officials arrested

The high-profile arrests for abuse and corruption come as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed implements reforms. The attorney general also accused intelligence figures of an assassination attempt against the new prime minister.

Ethiopia's security forces wanted Oromos to kill Abiy: Attorney General

Ethiopia’s attorney general on Monday made several damning revelations including the role played by security forces in planning an attempted assassination on prime minister Abiy Ahmed.
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Ethiopia's security forces wanted Oromos to kill Abiy: Attorney General

Ethiopia’s attorney general on Monday made several damning revelations including the role played by security forces in planning an attempted assassination on prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

'The lesson is to be hopeful': Ilhan Omar's journey from Somali refugee to US Congress

Ilhan Omar, who lived in a Somali refugee camp when she was a girl and was elected to the US Congress last week, has said she hopes her victory would give hope to those whose childhoods resembled hers.
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'The lesson is to be hopeful': Ilhan Omar's journey from Somali refugee to US Congress

Ilhan Omar, who lived in a Somali refugee camp when she was a girl and was elected to the US Congress last week, has said she hopes her victory would give hope to those whose childhoods resembled hers.

UN agency deplores the repetition of most violent crimes against trade unionists and journalists in Somalia

Geneva-based United Nations agency, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has deplored the “repetition of most violent crimes against trade unionists” and journalists in Somalia.
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UN agency deplores the repetition of most violent crimes against trade unionists and journalists in Somalia

Geneva-based United Nations agency, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has deplored the “repetition of most violent crimes against trade unionists” and journalists in Somalia.

Crown Prince’s wings clipped as Khashoggi death rattles Riyadh

Six weeks after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, the decision-making process in Riyadh is slowly starting to change. Fallout from the assassination in Istanbul has wounded Mohammed bin Salman
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Crown Prince’s wings clipped as Khashoggi death rattles Riyadh

Six weeks after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, the decision-making process in Riyadh is slowly starting to change. Fallout from the assassination in Istanbul has wounded Mohammed bin Salman

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