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Car bomb kills Somali regional lawmaker in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) – A Somali regional lawmaker was killed when a bomb hidden in his car exploded in as he drove through the Somali capital, officials said Thursday.

Kenya Embarrasses Itself In Border Dispute As Somalia Responds To Threats With Class

Kenya issued a harshly worded statement and expelled the Somali envoy over a border row. Somalia, however, responded with exemplary diplomacy, leaving Kenya with an egg on its face.
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Kenya Embarrasses Itself In Border Dispute As Somalia Responds To Threats With Class

Kenya issued a harshly worded statement and expelled the Somali envoy over a border row. Somalia, however, responded with exemplary diplomacy, leaving Kenya with an egg on its face.

How Expensive oil fields have rendered Kenya and Somali great enemies

Kenya has declared its northern neighbour Somalia an enemy state for allegedly auctioning oil and gas blocks falling within the Kenyan maritime territory near its border early this month.
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How Expensive oil fields have rendered Kenya and Somali great enemies

Kenya has declared its northern neighbour Somalia an enemy state for allegedly auctioning oil and gas blocks falling within the Kenyan maritime territory near its border early this month.

Somalia Moves to Calm Diplomatic Tensions With Kenya

The Somali government has moved to calm diplomatic tensions following Kenya's decision to recall its ambassador to Mogadishu and instruct Somalia's ambassador to leave Nairobi.
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Somalia Moves to Calm Diplomatic Tensions With Kenya

The Somali government has moved to calm diplomatic tensions following Kenya's decision to recall its ambassador to Mogadishu and instruct Somalia's ambassador to leave Nairobi.

NBA Announces Basketball Africa League to Start in 2020; Barack Obama Involved

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Saturday announced the launch of the Basketball Africa League, a 12-team competition consisting of teams across the continent.
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NBA Announces Basketball Africa League to Start in 2020; Barack Obama Involved

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Saturday announced the launch of the Basketball Africa League, a 12-team competition consisting of teams across the continent.

Manchester United 'receive whopping £3.8BN takeover bid' from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman who hopes to tempt Glazers into selling the club before next season

Manchester United have received a whopping £3.8BILLION takeover bid from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
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Manchester United 'receive whopping £3.8BN takeover bid' from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman who hopes to tempt Glazers into selling the club before next season

Manchester United have received a whopping £3.8BILLION takeover bid from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Counting push-ups can help predict your risk of heart disease

Researchers at Harvard University were working with a pretty well-established idea: “Higher fitness levels would be associated with lower rates of incident cardiovascular disease.” Not exactly a groundbreaking observation.
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Counting push-ups can help predict your risk of heart disease

Researchers at Harvard University were working with a pretty well-established idea: “Higher fitness levels would be associated with lower rates of incident cardiovascular disease.” Not exactly a groundbreaking observation.

AMISOM Unveils Plan to Flush al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday that they had agreed to launch new, targeted military operations against al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
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AMISOM Unveils Plan to Flush al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday that they had agreed to launch new, targeted military operations against al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

Afghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan - sources

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan’s 17-year-old civil war.
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Afghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan - sources

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan’s 17-year-old civil war.

AU commanders reach deal on Somalia transition plan

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders have agreed on implementation of the transition plan that will guide their operations in the Horn of Africa nation.
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AU commanders reach deal on Somalia transition plan

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders have agreed on implementation of the transition plan that will guide their operations in the Horn of Africa nation.

Breaking News: Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia, orders Somali envoy out

Kenya has recalled its ambassador in Mogadishu and ordered Somali envoy out of the country over alleged auctioning of oil blocs belonging to Kenya.
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Breaking News: Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia, orders Somali envoy out

Kenya has recalled its ambassador in Mogadishu and ordered Somali envoy out of the country over alleged auctioning of oil blocs belonging to Kenya.

Kenya recalls Somalia envoy after oil, gas blocks ‘grabbed’

Kenya has recalled its ambassador to Somalia Lt. Gen. Lucas Tumbo after it emerged that oil and gas blocks in disputed territorial areas were auctioned to the United Kingdom.
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Kenya recalls Somalia envoy after oil, gas blocks ‘grabbed’

Kenya has recalled its ambassador to Somalia Lt. Gen. Lucas Tumbo after it emerged that oil and gas blocks in disputed territorial areas were auctioned to the United Kingdom.

How corruption and impunity are aiding terrorism in Kenya

Kenya is a powerhouse — politically, militarily and economically — in this part of the world. And on paper, it is governed by one of the world’s best counter-terror strategies. So, why is Kenya a sitting target for extremists?
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How corruption and impunity are aiding terrorism in Kenya

Kenya is a powerhouse — politically, militarily and economically — in this part of the world. And on paper, it is governed by one of the world’s best counter-terror strategies. So, why is Kenya a sitting target for extremists?

Somalia requests USD 4.7bln external debt cancellation

On the sidelines of the 32nd ordinary summit of the African Union (AU), the government of Somalia has askedthe international community to cancelits USD 4.7 billion external debt, The Reporter has learnt.
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Somalia requests USD 4.7bln external debt cancellation

On the sidelines of the 32nd ordinary summit of the African Union (AU), the government of Somalia has askedthe international community to cancelits USD 4.7 billion external debt, The Reporter has learnt.

East Africa bloc lauds AU for support to cancel Somalia debt

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday said it has resumed life-saving humanitarian food distribution in parts of Ethiopia following interruptions over the last 11 months due to security issues.
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East Africa bloc lauds AU for support to cancel Somalia debt

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday said it has resumed life-saving humanitarian food distribution in parts of Ethiopia following interruptions over the last 11 months due to security issues.

Uganda deports MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte

Uganda has now deported leading telecom MTN chief executive officer Wim Vanhelleputte, the fourth top executive to be kicked out from the country this year on suspicion of undermining state security.
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Uganda deports MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte

Uganda has now deported leading telecom MTN chief executive officer Wim Vanhelleputte, the fourth top executive to be kicked out from the country this year on suspicion of undermining state security.

AU trains 198 police officers to enhance security in Somali state

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has trained 198 Somali police officers to help step up security for the HirShabelle state.
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AU trains 198 police officers to enhance security in Somali state

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has trained 198 Somali police officers to help step up security for the HirShabelle state.

Court okays prosecutors’ request for witness protection in ex-Somali president case

Judges at the federal High Court 4th Criminal Bench here in the capital have, today, accepted federal prosecutors’ request to withhold list of witnesses from the defense team in high profile criminal case involving former Somali regional state president Abd
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Court okays prosecutors’ request for witness protection in ex-Somali president case

Judges at the federal High Court 4th Criminal Bench here in the capital have, today, accepted federal prosecutors’ request to withhold list of witnesses from the defense team in high profile criminal case involving former Somali regional state president Abdi Muhamud Omer a.k.a Abdi Iley.

Ethiopia, Djibouti Sign 3.2 Bln USD Natural Gas Pipeline Agreement

Addis Ababa February 15/2019 Ethiopia and Djibouti signed agreement for laying down 760 km natural gas pipeline that stretches from Elala and Kalub to Djibouti port.
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Ethiopia, Djibouti Sign 3.2 Bln USD Natural Gas Pipeline Agreement

Addis Ababa February 15/2019 Ethiopia and Djibouti signed agreement for laying down 760 km natural gas pipeline that stretches from Elala and Kalub to Djibouti port.

Donald Trump to declare national emergency over border wall, McConnell, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign the government funding bill — and issue a national emergency on the border, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
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Donald Trump to declare national emergency over border wall, McConnell, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign the government funding bill — and issue a national emergency on the border, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

In apologizing, Omar caved in to intimidation

Conservatives, of course, seldom apologize. Their motto is the 3Ds — deny, deceive and distract. And when they do apologize, they usually blame the misunderstanding on the offended. Sorry if my actions/comments offended you.
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In apologizing, Omar caved in to intimidation

Conservatives, of course, seldom apologize. Their motto is the 3Ds — deny, deceive and distract. And when they do apologize, they usually blame the misunderstanding on the offended. Sorry if my actions/comments offended you.

The era of big passenger jets is over

London (CNN Business) Airbus will stop making the A380, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo jet that once promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations.
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The era of big passenger jets is over

London (CNN Business) Airbus will stop making the A380, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo jet that once promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations.

Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

“Ethnic tensions are the biggest problem for Ethiopia right now,” Tewodrose Tirfe, chair of the Amhara Association of America, a US-based advocacy group that played a significant role in lobbying the US government to censor the former regime
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Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

“Ethnic tensions are the biggest problem for Ethiopia right now,” Tewodrose Tirfe, chair of the Amhara Association of America, a US-based advocacy group that played a significant role in lobbying the US government to censor the former regime

Somali Muslim clerics condemn Valentine's Day

Some leading Muslim clerics in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have urged their followers not to celebrate Valentine's Day, saying it is contrary to the teachings of Islam.
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Somali Muslim clerics condemn Valentine's Day

Some leading Muslim clerics in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have urged their followers not to celebrate Valentine's Day, saying it is contrary to the teachings of Islam.

Somali FA hits back at accusations of theft of funds from women’s game

The Somali FA has hit back at claims by Shaima Mohamed that funds were being embezzled by officials and not being used for football in the country.
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Somali FA hits back at accusations of theft of funds from women’s game

The Somali FA has hit back at claims by Shaima Mohamed that funds were being embezzled by officials and not being used for football in the country.

Group says Ontario minister told them to support new autism program or face ‘4 long years’

TORONTO – Ontario’s minister in charge of the recently revamped autism program told an association of behaviour analysts that it would be a long four years for them if they did not publicly support the changes, the group said Wednesday.
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Group says Ontario minister told them to support new autism program or face ‘4 long years’

TORONTO – Ontario’s minister in charge of the recently revamped autism program told an association of behaviour analysts that it would be a long four years for them if they did not publicly support the changes, the group said Wednesday.

US military hits Shabaab in haven south of Somali capital

The US military conducted two airstrikes against Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, in a terrorist haven outside of the capital of Mogadishu.
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US military hits Shabaab in haven south of Somali capital

The US military conducted two airstrikes against Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, in a terrorist haven outside of the capital of Mogadishu.

Ilhan Omar swings back after Trump calls for resignation

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Wednesday took to Twitter to respond to the U.S. president's call for her resignation for anti-Israel comments viewed by some as «anti-Semitic».
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Ilhan Omar swings back after Trump calls for resignation

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Wednesday took to Twitter to respond to the U.S. president's call for her resignation for anti-Israel comments viewed by some as «anti-Semitic».

MN Supreme Court overturns firing of cop who slapped Somali teen

The Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday ordered the reinstatement of a Richfield police officer, who was fired by the city after slapping a Somali teen during a 2015 incident.
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MN Supreme Court overturns firing of cop who slapped Somali teen

The Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday ordered the reinstatement of a Richfield police officer, who was fired by the city after slapping a Somali teen during a 2015 incident.

Museveni invited to witness Somalia peace-building

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has been invited by his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to witness stages in the political and security recovery in his country.
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Museveni invited to witness Somalia peace-building

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has been invited by his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to witness stages in the political and security recovery in his country.

Trump Calls for Resignation of Congresswoman Accused of Anti-Semitic Comments

U.S. President Donald Trump has called for the resignation of Democratic freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who apologize Monday after drawing widespread condemnation from both Republicans and her fellow Democrats for comments deemed anti-Semitic.
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Trump Calls for Resignation of Congresswoman Accused of Anti-Semitic Comments

U.S. President Donald Trump has called for the resignation of Democratic freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who apologize Monday after drawing widespread condemnation from both Republicans and her fellow Democrats for comments deemed anti-Semitic.

‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has described the Pretoria high court’s decision to dismiss an application by eight Somali asylum seekers to review their rejected applications as shocking.
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‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has described the Pretoria high court’s decision to dismiss an application by eight Somali asylum seekers to review their rejected applications as shocking.

Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Init
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Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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