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U.S. says airstrike in Somalia kills 2 terrorists

US forces conducted an airstrike on Friday, April 19, in Somalia’s Lower Juba region, killing two al-Shabaab militants, the US Africa Command said on Saturday.
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U.S. says airstrike in Somalia kills 2 terrorists

US forces conducted an airstrike on Friday, April 19, in Somalia’s Lower Juba region, killing two al-Shabaab militants, the US Africa Command said on Saturday.

Sudan probes al-Bashir after 'large sums of cash found at home'

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating deposed President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds,
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Sudan probes al-Bashir after 'large sums of cash found at home'

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating deposed President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds,

The BBC’s Mary Harper: I’m stalked by al-Shabaab

When Mary Harper’s mobile phone regularly lights up with four or five particular numbers, her heart sinks. She feels physically sick, because she can predict what is coming.
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The BBC’s Mary Harper: I’m stalked by al-Shabaab

When Mary Harper’s mobile phone regularly lights up with four or five particular numbers, her heart sinks. She feels physically sick, because she can predict what is coming.

Ilhan Omar once addressed gender-segregated audience in Somalia

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar once spoke to an audience segregated by gender in her native Somalia, as she praised the country's efforts empowering women and sought to contrast that with America's.
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Ilhan Omar once addressed gender-segregated audience in Somalia

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar once spoke to an audience segregated by gender in her native Somalia, as she praised the country's efforts empowering women and sought to contrast that with America's.

DP World to finalize feasibility studies on regional logistic hub

The United Arab Emirate (UAE) based multinational port and terminal operator, DP World, said that it has been closely following the privatization moves the Government of Ethiopia is considering; and currently, the state owned operator is finalizing a feasibil
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DP World to finalize feasibility studies on regional logistic hub

The United Arab Emirate (UAE) based multinational port and terminal operator, DP World, said that it has been closely following the privatization moves the Government of Ethiopia is considering; and currently, the state owned operator is finalizing a feasibility studies to launch

St. Cloud teacher counters hate with sambusas and Somali tea

ST. CLOUD — Hudda Ibrahim is trying to mend misconceptions and fear with sambusas and Somali tea. On a rainy April day, the 33-year-old college instructor greeted more than two dozen residents for a bimonthly ...
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St. Cloud teacher counters hate with sambusas and Somali tea

ST. CLOUD — Hudda Ibrahim is trying to mend misconceptions and fear with sambusas and Somali tea. On a rainy April day, the 33-year-old college instructor greeted more than two dozen residents for a bimonthly ...

Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.
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Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.

Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body

Sudanese protest leaders have announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from the ruling military council as demonstrators thronged Friday outside army headquarters and Washington said it would send an envoy to encourage the transition.
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Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body

Sudanese protest leaders have announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from the ruling military council as demonstrators thronged Friday outside army headquarters and Washington said it would send an envoy to encourage the transition.

Shoukry asserts Egypt's support for Somalia's stability

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry asserted, during his meeting with his Somali counterpart Ahmed Isse Awad on Thursday, Egypt's support for the stability of Somalia.
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Shoukry asserts Egypt's support for Somalia's stability

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry asserted, during his meeting with his Somali counterpart Ahmed Isse Awad on Thursday, Egypt's support for the stability of Somalia.

Mueller Reveals Trump’s Efforts to Thwart Russian Inquiry in Highly Anticipated Report

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III revealed the scope of a historic Russian campaign to sabotage the 2016 presidential election in a much-anticipated report made public on Thursday, and he detailed a frantic monthslong effort by President Trump to thwart a
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Mueller Reveals Trump’s Efforts to Thwart Russian Inquiry in Highly Anticipated Report

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III revealed the scope of a historic Russian campaign to sabotage the 2016 presidential election in a much-anticipated report made public on Thursday, and he detailed a frantic monthslong effort by President Trump to thwart a federal investigation that imperiled his presidency from the start.

Tanzania Blocks IMF Report Release as Economic Growth Slows

Tanzania’s government declined to authorize the publication of the International Monetary Fund’s report on the state of the East African nation’s economy, which could have significant implications for foreign investment and aid flows.
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Tanzania Blocks IMF Report Release as Economic Growth Slows

Tanzania’s government declined to authorize the publication of the International Monetary Fund’s report on the state of the East African nation’s economy, which could have significant implications for foreign investment and aid flows.

DR Congo declares mourning as 127 feared dead in boat sinking

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared a day of mourning for Friday, with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said.
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DR Congo declares mourning as 127 feared dead in boat sinking

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared a day of mourning for Friday, with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said.

Somalia Humanitarian Fund mobilizes $54.3 million for aid in 2018

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) 2018 Annual report reveals a drop in donor contributions to the fund in 2018 by 5 per cent, compared to the previous year.
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Somalia Humanitarian Fund mobilizes $54.3 million for aid in 2018

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) 2018 Annual report reveals a drop in donor contributions to the fund in 2018 by 5 per cent, compared to the previous year.

Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor

The candidate from Turkey's main opposition party has been declared Istanbul's new mayor, despite a pending appeal from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to invalidate the vote and hold a rerun.
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Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor

The candidate from Turkey's main opposition party has been declared Istanbul's new mayor, despite a pending appeal from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to invalidate the vote and hold a rerun.

Kenya, Ethiopia seek to burry hatchets with peace meet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Officials from Kenya and Ethiopia convened Wednesday in a regional meeting to find and sustain a peace at the Moyale border area -- a fragile stage to many deadly conflicts.
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Kenya, Ethiopia seek to burry hatchets with peace meet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Officials from Kenya and Ethiopia convened Wednesday in a regional meeting to find and sustain a peace at the Moyale border area -- a fragile stage to many deadly conflicts.

Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.
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Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.

Ethiopia PM makes 2019 TIME 100 list, Feyisa Lilesa authors tribute

United States’ famed Time magazine on Wednesday released its 2019 TIME 100 list with a number of Africans making the list across the different categories.
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Ethiopia PM makes 2019 TIME 100 list, Feyisa Lilesa authors tribute

United States’ famed Time magazine on Wednesday released its 2019 TIME 100 list with a number of Africans making the list across the different categories.

Judicial independence under 1960 Constitution

Marco Lombardo, a Venetian man of learning, speaking to Dante in Purgatory asked the Poet; …”Le leggi son, ma chi pon mano ad esse” (There are laws, but who implements them) (Divina Commedia, Purgatorio, Canto XVI)
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Judicial independence under 1960 Constitution

Marco Lombardo, a Venetian man of learning, speaking to Dante in Purgatory asked the Poet; …”Le leggi son, ma chi pon mano ad esse” (There are laws, but who implements them) (Divina Commedia, Purgatorio, Canto XVI)

Kenyan woman blacklisted by US Treasury over ISIS funding

A woman, who is facing several cases linked to terrorism-related activities in the country, has been listed by the United States Government as one of the seven individuals who finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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Kenyan woman blacklisted by US Treasury over ISIS funding

A woman, who is facing several cases linked to terrorism-related activities in the country, has been listed by the United States Government as one of the seven individuals who finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

A Man of Good Hope review at Linbury Theatre, London – ‘spectacular musical odyssey’

A Man of Good Hope is based on the book by Jonny Steinberg, the real-life story of Asad who fled from Somalia to South Africa via most of the rest of the continent. It premiered at London’s Young Vic in 2016, and is now playing in rep with another Isango sh
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A Man of Good Hope review at Linbury Theatre, London – ‘spectacular musical odyssey’

A Man of Good Hope is based on the book by Jonny Steinberg, the real-life story of Asad who fled from Somalia to South Africa via most of the rest of the continent. It premiered at London’s Young Vic in 2016, and is now playing in rep with another Isango show, SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill, at the Royal Opera House’s gorgeously refurbished Linbury Theatre. The double bill feels like a statement of internationalism and diversity, and of opening up the narrow definition of what opera can be.

In exile, Somali official fired for pro-Israel views demands an apology

Amid fears for his safety, Abdullahi Dool, a senior Somali diplomat who was fired last month for publicly advocating the establishment of formal relations with Israel, was forced to flee his country.
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In exile, Somali official fired for pro-Israel views demands an apology

Amid fears for his safety, Abdullahi Dool, a senior Somali diplomat who was fired last month for publicly advocating the establishment of formal relations with Israel, was forced to flee his country.

Omar Al-Bashir thrown into prison in north Khartoum

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday.
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Omar Al-Bashir thrown into prison in north Khartoum

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday.

Adelaide woman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State sentenced

An Adelaide woman convicted of being a member of Islamic State (IS) has been sentenced to three years in jail, but with time already served will be eligible to apply for parole in August.
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Adelaide woman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State sentenced

An Adelaide woman convicted of being a member of Islamic State (IS) has been sentenced to three years in jail, but with time already served will be eligible to apply for parole in August.

There is a mental health crisis in the Bristol Somali community with ten related deaths recorded

A community organisation has said there have been ten deaths related to mental health issues in the Bristol Somali community in recent years.
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There is a mental health crisis in the Bristol Somali community with ten related deaths recorded

A community organisation has said there have been ten deaths related to mental health issues in the Bristol Somali community in recent years.

UN Chief Appoints Adviser to Help AU Mediation in Sudan

The U.N. secretary-general has appointed special adviser Nicholas Haysom to support the African Union's mediation efforts in Sudan, where the military ousted longtime President Omar al-Bashir last week.
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UN Chief Appoints Adviser to Help AU Mediation in Sudan

The U.N. secretary-general has appointed special adviser Nicholas Haysom to support the African Union's mediation efforts in Sudan, where the military ousted longtime President Omar al-Bashir last week.

Rep. Ilhan Omar raises $830K for re-election campaign

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar raised more than $830,000 for her re-election bid in the first three months of 2019, according to a campaign finance report filed Monday.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar raises $830K for re-election campaign

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar raised more than $830,000 for her re-election bid in the first three months of 2019, according to a campaign finance report filed Monday.

Ambassador Jian: China firmly supports peace and development in Somalia

China and Somalia enjoy a long friendship. More then 600 years ago, Mogadishu developed into the metropolis with business and merchants gathered.
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Ambassador Jian: China firmly supports peace and development in Somalia

China and Somalia enjoy a long friendship. More then 600 years ago, Mogadishu developed into the metropolis with business and merchants gathered.

Bluebird Aviation co-founder has filed a criminal complaint against other shareholders

The vicious boardroom wars that have threatened to stall operations of charter airline Bluebird Aviation has now sucked in the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
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Bluebird Aviation co-founder has filed a criminal complaint against other shareholders

The vicious boardroom wars that have threatened to stall operations of charter airline Bluebird Aviation has now sucked in the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

NUSOJ Mourns the Death of Veteran Somali Journalist in Kenya.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns the loss of veteran journalist Mohamed Mohamud Afrah, who passed away in Nairobi on Sunday evening April 14, 2019.
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NUSOJ Mourns the Death of Veteran Somali Journalist in Kenya.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns the loss of veteran journalist Mohamed Mohamud Afrah, who passed away in Nairobi on Sunday evening April 14, 2019.

'We're excluded from the table': Somali UN staff say they struggle in 'two-tier' aid sector

When Sahra Koshin first returned to Somalia from the Netherlands in 2008, she was full of hope and courage. Eager to use her expertise in gender development to rebuild her wartorn country, she immediately started work with one of the many UN agencies in Mogad
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'We're excluded from the table': Somali UN staff say they struggle in 'two-tier' aid sector

When Sahra Koshin first returned to Somalia from the Netherlands in 2008, she was full of hope and courage. Eager to use her expertise in gender development to rebuild her wartorn country, she immediately started work with one of the many UN agencies in Mogadishu.

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