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Somalia auditor general slams government finances

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The Somali government is keeping some donor funds offshore and none of the ministries have completed last year’s accounts, the auditor general said in a report published on Wednesday.

Somalia maintains polls are set for early 2021 despite virus threat

Somalia will push ahead with plans to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in early 2021, removing doubt that it will delay the vote because of the spread of COVID-19.
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Somalia maintains polls are set for early 2021 despite virus threat

Somalia will push ahead with plans to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in early 2021, removing doubt that it will delay the vote because of the spread of COVID-19.

Ten killed, 13 injured in landmine blast in in Afgooye

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A landmine explosion Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 13 others after it hit a passenger vehicle in the outskirts of Mogadishu.
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Ten killed, 13 injured in landmine blast in in Afgooye

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A landmine explosion Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 13 others after it hit a passenger vehicle in the outskirts of Mogadishu.

Djibouti reports 280 new COVID-19 cases as tally surges to 3,194

Djibouti's Ministry of Health on Saturday announced 280 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Horn of Africa nation to 3,194 as of Saturday afternoon.
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Djibouti reports 280 new COVID-19 cases as tally surges to 3,194

Djibouti's Ministry of Health on Saturday announced 280 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Horn of Africa nation to 3,194 as of Saturday afternoon.

Worshippers return to Saudi mosques as lockdown eases

Over 90,000 mosques in Saudi Arabia reopened their doors to worshippers on Sunday morning after over a two-month closure as part of an ease in the curfew restrictions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Worshippers return to Saudi mosques as lockdown eases

Over 90,000 mosques in Saudi Arabia reopened their doors to worshippers on Sunday morning after over a two-month closure as part of an ease in the curfew restrictions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Somalis to ICJ: Video conference for Guyana vs Venezuela but not for Somalia vs Kenya?

HAGUE (HOL) - The decision by the International Court of Justice to hear a case between South American states of Venezuela and Guyana via video conference despite rejecting a similar proposal by Somalia on the case with Kenya has drawn sharp criticism from So
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Somalis to ICJ: Video conference for Guyana vs Venezuela but not for Somalia vs Kenya?

HAGUE (HOL) - The decision by the International Court of Justice to hear a case between South American states of Venezuela and Guyana via video conference despite rejecting a similar proposal by Somalia on the case with Kenya has drawn sharp criticism from Somalis.

COVID-19 repatriation: Over 100 Somalis from Saudi Arabia arrive in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Over 100 Somalis who were repatriated by the Federal Government from Saudi Arabia as part of the COVID-19 response Saturday arrived in Mogadishu.
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COVID-19 repatriation: Over 100 Somalis from Saudi Arabia arrive in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Over 100 Somalis who were repatriated by the Federal Government from Saudi Arabia as part of the COVID-19 response Saturday arrived in Mogadishu.

Coronavirus: 99% confident that COVID-19 vaccine will work, says Chinese firm

Chinese scientists working on a COVID-19 vaccine have told Sky News they are «99%» sure it will be effective.
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Coronavirus: 99% confident that COVID-19 vaccine will work, says Chinese firm

Chinese scientists working on a COVID-19 vaccine have told Sky News they are «99%» sure it will be effective.

Somali traders suffer losses in Minneapolis as protests hold

MINNEAPOLIS (HOL) - Somali traders in the strife torn city of Minneapolis in the US are counting losses as a result of the ongoing protests following the killing of unarmed black man by the police.
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Somali traders suffer losses in Minneapolis as protests hold

MINNEAPOLIS (HOL) - Somali traders in the strife torn city of Minneapolis in the US are counting losses as a result of the ongoing protests following the killing of unarmed black man by the police.

“Everything you told me is true” by Mary Harper: Book review

Mary Harper, the veteran BBC reporter on Africa and now its section editor, has written a truly timely book which cuts through the political posturing, diplomatic niceties and, often, stereotypically violent narratives and imagery, to present a book which exa
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“Everything you told me is true” by Mary Harper: Book review

Mary Harper, the veteran BBC reporter on Africa and now its section editor, has written a truly timely book which cuts through the political posturing, diplomatic niceties and, often, stereotypically violent narratives and imagery, to present a book which examines Al-Shabaab more accurately through the ‘real stakeholders’ eyes.

Turkey will not allow uncertainty in Libya: Turkish VP

Turkey will not allow any uncertainty in Libya, said Vice President Fuat Oktay on Friday, and voiced full support for Libya's legitimate government.
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Turkey will not allow uncertainty in Libya: Turkish VP

Turkey will not allow any uncertainty in Libya, said Vice President Fuat Oktay on Friday, and voiced full support for Libya's legitimate government.

Lawyer: Wife Of Charged Ex-MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Files For Divorce

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A lawyer has issued a statement from the wife of the now-arrested and charged former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and she said she has filed for divorce.
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Lawyer: Wife Of Charged Ex-MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Files For Divorce

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A lawyer has issued a statement from the wife of the now-arrested and charged former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and she said she has filed for divorce.

Curfews ordered for Minneapolis, St. Paul starting 8 p.m. Friday

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are imposing a curfew starting 8 p.m. Friday, their mayors declared Friday. The curfews will last until 6 a.m. Saturday,....
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Curfews ordered for Minneapolis, St. Paul starting 8 p.m. Friday

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are imposing a curfew starting 8 p.m. Friday, their mayors declared Friday. The curfews will last until 6 a.m. Saturday,....

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in custody after death of George Floyd

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said he just received information that the officer identified as Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has been taken into custody by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehenson.
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Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in custody after death of George Floyd

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said he just received information that the officer identified as Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has been taken into custody by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehenson.

Somaaliya waxey u baahantahay koronto si ay u horumarto

Soomaalidu nolol kama samenkarto ilo tamereedyada kala ah dabeysha, qoraxda iyo xaabada balse waxey u baahanyihiin ilo tamaredyo caadi ah (conventional energy).
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Somaaliya waxey u baahantahay koronto si ay u horumarto

Soomaalidu nolol kama samenkarto ilo tamereedyada kala ah dabeysha, qoraxda iyo xaabada balse waxey u baahanyihiin ilo tamaredyo caadi ah (conventional energy).

Ethiopia records highest daily increase as 100 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 831 after 100 more cases were confirmed, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said in a statement on Thursday.
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Ethiopia records highest daily increase as 100 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 831 after 100 more cases were confirmed, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said in a statement on Thursday.

UN condemns murder of health workers in Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The UN has condemned the abduction and killing of eight health workers in Middle Shabelle and called for thorough investigations into the incident.
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UN condemns murder of health workers in Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The UN has condemned the abduction and killing of eight health workers in Middle Shabelle and called for thorough investigations into the incident.

Libya's Tripoli govt says 30 migrants killed in revenge attack

TUNIS (Reuters) - The family of a Libyan people trafficker killed 30 migrants in revenge for his death, Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Thursday.
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Libya's Tripoli govt says 30 migrants killed in revenge attack

TUNIS (Reuters) - The family of a Libyan people trafficker killed 30 migrants in revenge for his death, Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Thursday.

President Donald Trump promises action over the growing Minneapolis protests

The Twin Cities convulsed with chaos for a third straight night of violent unrest Thursday in the wake of the Memorial Day death of George Floyd while being restrained on the neck by a Minneapolis police officer, another painful chapter in America’s
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President Donald Trump promises action over the growing Minneapolis protests

The Twin Cities convulsed with chaos for a third straight night of violent unrest Thursday in the wake of the Memorial Day death of George Floyd while being restrained on the neck by a Minneapolis police officer, another painful chapter in America’s

Gov. Tim Walz activates Minnesota National Guard to restore order amid riots, looting

Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard to restore order in the wake of protests, riots and looting following George Floyd’s death
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Gov. Tim Walz activates Minnesota National Guard to restore order amid riots, looting

Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard to restore order in the wake of protests, riots and looting following George Floyd’s death

Seven healthworkers, civilian executed by masked gunmen

Mogadishu (HOL) - The bodies of eight young men, seven of them health workers have been discovered on Thursday after they were and killed in an execution-style slaying in Middle Shabelle's Gololey village.
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Seven healthworkers, civilian executed by masked gunmen

Mogadishu (HOL) - The bodies of eight young men, seven of them health workers have been discovered on Thursday after they were and killed in an execution-style slaying in Middle Shabelle's Gololey village.

University Of Minnesota Cuts Ties With Minneapolis Police After George Floyd Death

The University of Minnesota is limiting its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department following the police killing of George Floyd, a black man who died during an arrest on May 26
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University Of Minnesota Cuts Ties With Minneapolis Police After George Floyd Death

The University of Minnesota is limiting its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department following the police killing of George Floyd, a black man who died during an arrest on May 26

Senior PM advisor appointed head of National Bureau of Statistics

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A senior economic advisor at the Prime Minister’s office has been appointed to head the newly created National Bureau of Statistics.
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Senior PM advisor appointed head of National Bureau of Statistics

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A senior economic advisor at the Prime Minister’s office has been appointed to head the newly created National Bureau of Statistics.

Bodies of 9 abducted medical workers found in Bal’ad, Middle Shabelle region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The bodies of nine medical workers who were allegedly abducted by the militant group Al-Shabaab Wednesday were found today in the outskirts of Bal’ad town in Middle Shabelle region.
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Bodies of 9 abducted medical workers found in Bal’ad, Middle Shabelle region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The bodies of nine medical workers who were allegedly abducted by the militant group Al-Shabaab Wednesday were found today in the outskirts of Bal’ad town in Middle Shabelle region.

In disappearance of Ridwan Dahir, Somali community looks to bring a mother closure

Almost two months have gone by since the disappearance of 25-year-old Minneapolis resident Ridwan Dahir. With the help of the local Somali community, his mother is still seeking answers on her son’s whereabouts.
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In disappearance of Ridwan Dahir, Somali community looks to bring a mother closure

Almost two months have gone by since the disappearance of 25-year-old Minneapolis resident Ridwan Dahir. With the help of the local Somali community, his mother is still seeking answers on her son’s whereabouts.

Small-scale Somali farmers lose everything in Middle Shabelle floods

Small-scale subsistence farmers in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have lost everything to the recent flooding of the river Shabelle River that has destroyed nearly 20,000 hectares of farmland across 21 villages over the past month.
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Small-scale Somali farmers lose everything in Middle Shabelle floods

Small-scale subsistence farmers in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have lost everything to the recent flooding of the river Shabelle River that has destroyed nearly 20,000 hectares of farmland across 21 villages over the past month.

Somalia records 45 COVID19 recoveries, 97 new cases

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The number of COVID19 cases in Somalia Thursday rose to 1828 after 97 more people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours.
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Somalia records 45 COVID19 recoveries, 97 new cases

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The number of COVID19 cases in Somalia Thursday rose to 1828 after 97 more people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours.

'Largest drone war in the world': How airpower saved Tripoli

Air power has played an increasingly important role in the Libyan conflict. The relatively flat featureless desert terrain of the north and coast means that ground units are easily spotted, with few places to hide.
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'Largest drone war in the world': How airpower saved Tripoli

Air power has played an increasingly important role in the Libyan conflict. The relatively flat featureless desert terrain of the north and coast means that ground units are easily spotted, with few places to hide.

Frey: Arrest, charge officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck before death

Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called for an arrest and charges against the now-fired Minneapolis police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd as he pleaded to breathe shortly before his death, in an incident caught on video that drew international out
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Frey: Arrest, charge officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck before death

Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called for an arrest and charges against the now-fired Minneapolis police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd as he pleaded to breathe shortly before his death, in an incident caught on video that drew international outrage.

Ilhan Omar says Israel, Saudi Arabia both have too much influence on US policy

Rep. Ilhan Omar likened Saudi Arabia’s influence on the Trump administration to Israel’s, saying both countries relied in part on money to bring about their preferred outcomes.
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Ilhan Omar says Israel, Saudi Arabia both have too much influence on US policy

Rep. Ilhan Omar likened Saudi Arabia’s influence on the Trump administration to Israel’s, saying both countries relied in part on money to bring about their preferred outcomes.

Deni, deputy resolve to end row-Puntland civil society group

GaROWE (HOL) - Puntland President Abdullahi Deni and his deputy Ahmed Karaash have pledged to resolve their differences which have in recent weeks spilled into the public, a mediation team has said.
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Deni, deputy resolve to end row-Puntland civil society group

GaROWE (HOL) - Puntland President Abdullahi Deni and his deputy Ahmed Karaash have pledged to resolve their differences which have in recent weeks spilled into the public, a mediation team has said.

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