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Military chiefs approve framework for exit of AU troops from Somalia

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- Military chiefs from eight African countries that contribute troops to Somalia have approved a strategic document that will guide security operations and the exit of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

For Somaliland and Djibouti, Will New Friends Bring Benefits?

On any given day in Berbera, the deep-water port on Somaliland’s Red Sea coast, ramshackle ships dock next to small boats known as dhows.
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For Somaliland and Djibouti, Will New Friends Bring Benefits?

On any given day in Berbera, the deep-water port on Somaliland’s Red Sea coast, ramshackle ships dock next to small boats known as dhows.

Somaliland’s fragile democracy faces more election delays

Somaliland has had six national elections since 2002. This is a relatively impressive democratic record but while regular polls are admirable, they haven’t been without problems.
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Somaliland’s fragile democracy faces more election delays

Somaliland has had six national elections since 2002. This is a relatively impressive democratic record but while regular polls are admirable, they haven’t been without problems.

Amnesty International accuses US of causing civilian deaths in Somalia

Amnesty International accused the US military on Tuesday of causing civilian casualties in a series of airstrikes in Somalia in 2017 and 2018, claims the US military denies.
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Amnesty International accuses US of causing civilian deaths in Somalia

Amnesty International accused the US military on Tuesday of causing civilian casualties in a series of airstrikes in Somalia in 2017 and 2018, claims the US military denies.

For Somaliland and Djibouti, will new friends bring benefits?

BERBERA, Somalia—On any given day in Berbera, the deep-water port on Somaliland’s Red Sea coast, ramshackle ships dock next to small boats known as dhows. Most of them are waiting to set off for the Persian Gulf, laden with spices, scrap metal, and often
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For Somaliland and Djibouti, will new friends bring benefits?

BERBERA, Somalia—On any given day in Berbera, the deep-water port on Somaliland’s Red Sea coast, ramshackle ships dock next to small boats known as dhows. Most of them are waiting to set off for the Persian Gulf, laden with spices, scrap metal, and often more lively cargo—goats raised for the global market on the country’s scorched landscape.

Farmers in Mandera County discover gold in Sunflower

About 50 kilometres north of Mandera Town lies Rhamu town, known more for its searing heat, huge flocks of livestock and occasional skirmishes between the majority Garre and minority Degodia Somali sub-clans over the pasture.
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Farmers in Mandera County discover gold in Sunflower

About 50 kilometres north of Mandera Town lies Rhamu town, known more for its searing heat, huge flocks of livestock and occasional skirmishes between the majority Garre and minority Degodia Somali sub-clans over the pasture.

Hijab-wearing model Halima Aden launches range of fashionable headscarves

Halima Aden is launching a range of fashionable headscarves just in time for Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW).
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Hijab-wearing model Halima Aden launches range of fashionable headscarves

Halima Aden is launching a range of fashionable headscarves just in time for Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW).

'There was blood everywhere': NZ mosque attack survivor

Christchurch, New Zealand - At about 2pm on Friday, when the gunfire at Christchurch's Linwood mosque finally let up, Abdi Sheikh Hassan found himself underneath a pile of bodies.
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'There was blood everywhere': NZ mosque attack survivor

Christchurch, New Zealand - At about 2pm on Friday, when the gunfire at Christchurch's Linwood mosque finally let up, Abdi Sheikh Hassan found himself underneath a pile of bodies.

Hijab-wearing Muslim Americans get haircuts in basements, closets, and restrooms. One salon wants to change that.

Muslim American women have ducked into salon backrooms, closets and basements to get their hair styled. One woman remembers hiding behind a piece of cloth draped over a doorway. Another recounts a haircut in a restroom. Others describe gut-twisting moments wh
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Hijab-wearing Muslim Americans get haircuts in basements, closets, and restrooms. One salon wants to change that.

Muslim American women have ducked into salon backrooms, closets and basements to get their hair styled. One woman remembers hiding behind a piece of cloth draped over a doorway. Another recounts a haircut in a restroom. Others describe gut-twisting moments when strange men walked in and saw their bare heads anyway.

Somali government dismisses reports of hungry soldiers

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali government has dispelled media reports that it failed to pay the salaries of its armed forces for the past several months.
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Somali government dismisses reports of hungry soldiers

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali government has dispelled media reports that it failed to pay the salaries of its armed forces for the past several months.

Mandera man arrested for allegedly turning daughter, 16, into wife

Police in Mandera have arrested a man for on suspicion of not only “turning his daughter into his wife” but also “regularly sexually assaulting her”.
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Mandera man arrested for allegedly turning daughter, 16, into wife

Police in Mandera have arrested a man for on suspicion of not only “turning his daughter into his wife” but also “regularly sexually assaulting her”.

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique cyclone

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
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More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique cyclone

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

Bail set at Ksh1 million for terror suspect's mother

Nairobi (HOL) - The mother of the alleged mastermind behind the Dusit terror attack has been freed on Monday on a Ksh1 million ($9,935 USD) bail with an alternative bond of Ksh 2 million.
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Bail set at Ksh1 million for terror suspect's mother

Nairobi (HOL) - The mother of the alleged mastermind behind the Dusit terror attack has been freed on Monday on a Ksh1 million ($9,935 USD) bail with an alternative bond of Ksh 2 million.

Boeing 737 Probe Takes Highly Unusual Turn As New Claims Emerge

A federal prosecutor is reportedly looking into the development of the Boeing (BA) 737 Max as a potential criminal case, while regulators question a safety analysis of the plane's flight control system.
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Boeing 737 Probe Takes Highly Unusual Turn As New Claims Emerge

A federal prosecutor is reportedly looking into the development of the Boeing (BA) 737 Max as a potential criminal case, while regulators question a safety analysis of the plane's flight control system.

Canadian arrested, jailed after deadly Kenya attack now safe at home in Ontario

A Canadian citizen arrested after a January terrorist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi is back in Canada after 21 days in a Kenyan jail.
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Canadian arrested, jailed after deadly Kenya attack now safe at home in Ontario

A Canadian citizen arrested after a January terrorist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi is back in Canada after 21 days in a Kenyan jail.

This Year in History: British Military Occupation of Somalia: a difficult time

The year 1941, Seventy-eight years ago, was a historical one in the history of Somalia; it marks the date it came under unexpected British military occupation, putting an end to fifty years of Italian domination. Somalia had been under British military rule b
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This Year in History: British Military Occupation of Somalia: a difficult time

The year 1941, Seventy-eight years ago, was a historical one in the history of Somalia; it marks the date it came under unexpected British military occupation, putting an end to fifty years of Italian domination. Somalia had been under British military rule between 1941 and 1949.

NUSOJ holds Move 4 Women marching event in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) organized the second annual Move 4 Women Marching event in the Somali capital Mogadishu to support and encourage Somali women in the media
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NUSOJ holds Move 4 Women marching event in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) organized the second annual Move 4 Women Marching event in the Somali capital Mogadishu to support and encourage Somali women in the media

Deaf children to access special education in Kismayu in new move

Two schools in the southern Somali town of Kismayu have opened educational facilities for deaf children, for the first time since the fall of the central government in 1991.
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Deaf children to access special education in Kismayu in new move

Two schools in the southern Somali town of Kismayu have opened educational facilities for deaf children, for the first time since the fall of the central government in 1991.

More than 120 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

More than 120 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds.
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More than 120 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

More than 120 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds.

NYS youth unpaid for Sh3bn Somalia wall

The Ministry of Interior failed to pay Sh31 million to the National Youth Service (NYS) servicemen despite spending Sh3.4 billion to construct a 10 kilometre wall along the Kenya-Somalia boarder.
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NYS youth unpaid for Sh3bn Somalia wall

The Ministry of Interior failed to pay Sh31 million to the National Youth Service (NYS) servicemen despite spending Sh3.4 billion to construct a 10 kilometre wall along the Kenya-Somalia boarder.

NRM MPs endorse Museveni for '2021 elections and beyond'

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus in Kyankwanzi District has unanimously endorsed the Chobe resolution by the party's central executive committee (CEC) to have President Museveni continue leading the party and the State in 202
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NRM MPs endorse Museveni for '2021 elections and beyond'

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus in Kyankwanzi District has unanimously endorsed the Chobe resolution by the party's central executive committee (CEC) to have President Museveni continue leading the party and the State in 2021 and beyond.

Abiy Ahmed visits Gedeo amid criticism against his administration

Unlike the first few months of his administration, a considerable number of Ethiopians now seem to be increasingly wary of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government.
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Abiy Ahmed visits Gedeo amid criticism against his administration

Unlike the first few months of his administration, a considerable number of Ethiopians now seem to be increasingly wary of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government.

Daily low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended as heart attack preventative for older adults under new guidelines

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the benefits for most other folks according to new guidelines.
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Daily low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended as heart attack preventative for older adults under new guidelines

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the benefits for most other folks according to new guidelines.

Basketball, meet education: How a new sports program for Muslim youth hopes to get kids interested in school

EDMONTON—A Somali-Canadian university student has formed a new sports program for Muslim youth in Edmonton which he says combines education and religion with an activity they love: basketball.
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Basketball, meet education: How a new sports program for Muslim youth hopes to get kids interested in school

EDMONTON—A Somali-Canadian university student has formed a new sports program for Muslim youth in Edmonton which he says combines education and religion with an activity they love: basketball.

Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, the New Zealand city seemed a place of peace, a haven.
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Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, the New Zealand city seemed a place of peace, a haven.

3-year-old victim of mosque attack mourned

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — He spent just three years on this earth, but in some ways, a friend said, he seemed like an old soul. Before he became the youngest known victim of Christchurch's mass shooting, 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim
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3-year-old victim of mosque attack mourned

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — He spent just three years on this earth, but in some ways, a friend said, he seemed like an old soul. Before he became the youngest known victim of Christchurch's mass shooting, 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim

‘Allaha u naharisto’: How two downtown murders ended a six-year feud in northwest Toronto

Dirie’s older brother, Mohamed Dirie, known as “Beetlejuice,” had been shot dead in a short-term rental near Liberty Village less than two months earlier.
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‘Allaha u naharisto’: How two downtown murders ended a six-year feud in northwest Toronto

Dirie’s older brother, Mohamed Dirie, known as “Beetlejuice,” had been shot dead in a short-term rental near Liberty Village less than two months earlier.

‘Eggboy’ Will Connolly inspires people to donate $25,000 in support of Senator Fraser Anning egging

The teenager at the centre of an egg attack on controversial Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has inspired people to reach into their pockets and donate more than $25,000 in support of him.
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‘Eggboy’ Will Connolly inspires people to donate $25,000 in support of Senator Fraser Anning egging

The teenager at the centre of an egg attack on controversial Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has inspired people to reach into their pockets and donate more than $25,000 in support of him.

Dejected families return home as Ethiopian Airlines plans payout

Families of the victims of the Ethiopian plane crash started to return home on Saturday as it emerged that they could receive between Sh17 million and Sh25 million for each person lost.
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Dejected families return home as Ethiopian Airlines plans payout

Families of the victims of the Ethiopian plane crash started to return home on Saturday as it emerged that they could receive between Sh17 million and Sh25 million for each person lost.

Joint AU-UN team examines the implementation of the Somalia Transition Plan

A visiting African Union and United Nations (AU-UN) delegation winds up its weeklong assessment tour of Somalia this weekend, after evaluating progress made by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in the implementation of specified tasks, stipulate
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Joint AU-UN team examines the implementation of the Somalia Transition Plan

A visiting African Union and United Nations (AU-UN) delegation winds up its weeklong assessment tour of Somalia this weekend, after evaluating progress made by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in the implementation of specified tasks, stipulated in the Somalia Transition Plan.

Mandera Airstrip upgrade stalls due to land compensation dispute

Mandera county Governor Ali Roba is calling for an end to a protracted land dispute to allow for the upgrade of the region’s airstrip.
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Mandera Airstrip upgrade stalls due to land compensation dispute

Mandera county Governor Ali Roba is calling for an end to a protracted land dispute to allow for the upgrade of the region’s airstrip.

New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster

Investigators at the crash site of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have found new evidence that points to another connection to the earlier disaster involving the same Boeing jet.
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New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster

Investigators at the crash site of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have found new evidence that points to another connection to the earlier disaster involving the same Boeing jet.

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