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Close to $20m unaccounted for in FY 2018-Auditor General report

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Slightly over $18 million in the financial year 2018 cannot be accounted for, the Auditor General has said in a report which also implicates all arms of government including Banaadir Regional Administration for failing to submit their financ

Rep. Ilhan Omar will support Biden, but said it's important to 'believe survivors'

Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said that while she will support 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden in his White House bid, she also thinks it is important to believe survivors of sexual assault, including a woman who has leveled allegations against the former vice p
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Rep. Ilhan Omar will support Biden, but said it's important to 'believe survivors'

Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said that while she will support 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden in his White House bid, she also thinks it is important to believe survivors of sexual assault, including a woman who has leveled allegations against the former vice president.

Terrorist returned to UK prison for owning moped

A convicted terrorist who tried to travel to Somalia to join Al Shabab was back in a British jail after breaking the terms of his early release by owning a moped.
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Terrorist returned to UK prison for owning moped

A convicted terrorist who tried to travel to Somalia to join Al Shabab was back in a British jail after breaking the terms of his early release by owning a moped.

Somalia 2020/21 Elections: Context, Challenges, and Prospects for Timely Elections

The political trajectory has not been a walk in the park for Somalia- a nation recovering from a brutal and devastating civil war and facing the threat of the most lethal terrorist group in Africa
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Somalia 2020/21 Elections: Context, Challenges, and Prospects for Timely Elections

The political trajectory has not been a walk in the park for Somalia- a nation recovering from a brutal and devastating civil war and facing the threat of the most lethal terrorist group in Africa

Jeff Koinange: 2 Stories That Convinced Me to Quit NBC News [VIDEO]

Citizen TV News Anchor Jeff Koinange opened up on two key events that grabbed his attention back in 1993-94 period that convinced him to pack his bag and quit his lucrative post at NBC News in the US.
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Jeff Koinange: 2 Stories That Convinced Me to Quit NBC News [VIDEO]

Citizen TV News Anchor Jeff Koinange opened up on two key events that grabbed his attention back in 1993-94 period that convinced him to pack his bag and quit his lucrative post at NBC News in the US.

Ex-PM Olmert, who was jailed for graft, says ‘thief’ Netanyahu to face same fate

In series of interviews, disgraced former leader calls successor ‘a mafia boss surrounded by his henchmen,’ says Likud leader’s ‘crazy’ family needs ‘therapy’
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Ex-PM Olmert, who was jailed for graft, says ‘thief’ Netanyahu to face same fate

In series of interviews, disgraced former leader calls successor ‘a mafia boss surrounded by his henchmen,’ says Likud leader’s ‘crazy’ family needs ‘therapy’

Like hand sanitizer for your nose: Vancouver scientists test new COVID treatment

VANCOUVER -- Clinical trials are underway for a new COVID-19 treatment that’s delivered by nasal spray. It’s called Sanotize, and it uses a known anti-microbial called nitric oxide.
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Like hand sanitizer for your nose: Vancouver scientists test new COVID treatment

VANCOUVER -- Clinical trials are underway for a new COVID-19 treatment that’s delivered by nasal spray. It’s called Sanotize, and it uses a known anti-microbial called nitric oxide.

Somalia’s telecom sector to gain direction through new licensing regime

Somalia’s telecom market has been sustained despite tremendous difficulties. The country’s economy has made it difficult to sustain investment in infrastructure, and the Al Shabaab Islamic militant group has on occasion forced the closure of internet serv
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Somalia’s telecom sector to gain direction through new licensing regime

Somalia’s telecom market has been sustained despite tremendous difficulties. The country’s economy has made it difficult to sustain investment in infrastructure, and the Al Shabaab Islamic militant group has on occasion forced the closure of internet services in many areas of the country. Furthermore, there has been a lack of guidance from a central government or sector regulatory entity since 1991, when a dictatorial regime was overthrown.

Stick to your mandate and remain neutral, Jubbaland tells AMISOM chief

MOGADISHU (HOL) - AMISOM head Francisco Madeira has come under sharp criticism from Jubbaland government following his remarks to the UN Security Council last week which described the political pact between president Madobe and his political opponents an ‘O
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Stick to your mandate and remain neutral, Jubbaland tells AMISOM chief

MOGADISHU (HOL) - AMISOM head Francisco Madeira has come under sharp criticism from Jubbaland government following his remarks to the UN Security Council last week which described the political pact between president Madobe and his political opponents an ‘Ogaden clan’ arrangement.

Ethiopian Troops In Somalia Shoot At Another Kenyan Plane

Another Kenyan plane was shot at today allegedly by Ethiopian troops in Qansahdere, Bay Region in Somalia, sources have told Kahawa Tungu.
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Ethiopian Troops In Somalia Shoot At Another Kenyan Plane

Another Kenyan plane was shot at today allegedly by Ethiopian troops in Qansahdere, Bay Region in Somalia, sources have told Kahawa Tungu.

Puntland VP accuses Deni of ‘insubordination’ as relations deteriorate

GAROWE (HOL) - Relations between Puntland President Abdullahi Deni and his Deputy Ahmed Elmi Karaash Sunday went further south after Karaash went public accusing his boss of insubordination and failure to consult on management of the state.
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Puntland VP accuses Deni of ‘insubordination’ as relations deteriorate

GAROWE (HOL) - Relations between Puntland President Abdullahi Deni and his Deputy Ahmed Elmi Karaash Sunday went further south after Karaash went public accusing his boss of insubordination and failure to consult on management of the state.

Puntland Agriculture Minister Gama’did dies of COVID-19

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Puntland Minister of Agriculture Ismail Diriye Gama’did has this morning died in Mogadishu after contracting the deadly COVID-19.
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Puntland Agriculture Minister Gama’did dies of COVID-19

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Puntland Minister of Agriculture Ismail Diriye Gama’did has this morning died in Mogadishu after contracting the deadly COVID-19.

Hundreds of Russian, Syrian Mercenaries Quit Libya’s Front Lines

More than 1,000 Russian and Syrian mercenaries in Libya have pulled back from the front lines after a Turkish military intervention helped block an assault on the capital.
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Hundreds of Russian, Syrian Mercenaries Quit Libya’s Front Lines

More than 1,000 Russian and Syrian mercenaries in Libya have pulled back from the front lines after a Turkish military intervention helped block an assault on the capital.

Third ex-Somali sportsman Maalim John dies in London in two months

LONDON (LONDON) - Former Somali basketball player Hassan Farah has died in London after a long illness, the family has said but denied claims he died of COVID-19.
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Third ex-Somali sportsman Maalim John dies in London in two months

LONDON (LONDON) - Former Somali basketball player Hassan Farah has died in London after a long illness, the family has said but denied claims he died of COVID-19.

Netanyahu Corruption Trial Begins, Taking Israel Into Uncharted Territory

JERUSALEM — Three electoral challenges by a popular former army chief could not unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A clear majority of Israeli lawmakers could not set aside their differences long enough to oust him.
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Netanyahu Corruption Trial Begins, Taking Israel Into Uncharted Territory

JERUSALEM — Three electoral challenges by a popular former army chief could not unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A clear majority of Israeli lawmakers could not set aside their differences long enough to oust him.

Family of exiled top Saudi officer Saad al-Jabri 'targeted'

A senior Saudi security official who for years was the key go-between for Britain's MI6 and other Western spy agencies in Saudi Arabia is now being persecuted along with his family, according to former Western intelligence officials.
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Family of exiled top Saudi officer Saad al-Jabri 'targeted'

A senior Saudi security official who for years was the key go-between for Britain's MI6 and other Western spy agencies in Saudi Arabia is now being persecuted along with his family, according to former Western intelligence officials.

No one can take away Palestine's lands - Turkey's Erdogan

«I would like to reiterate that Al Quds Al-Sharif, the holy site of three religions and our first Kiblah, is a red line for all Muslims worldwide,» says Turkish President Erdogan.
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No one can take away Palestine's lands - Turkey's Erdogan

«I would like to reiterate that Al Quds Al-Sharif, the holy site of three religions and our first Kiblah, is a red line for all Muslims worldwide,» says Turkish President Erdogan.

Heavy rain, sandstorm hit parts of UAE

Light to heavy rains fell in different parts across the UAE on Sunday the first day of Eid Al Fitr, while strong and sand-stirring winds blew on the country, causing the horizontal visibility to drop to less than 200 metres and to zero sometimes.
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Heavy rain, sandstorm hit parts of UAE

Light to heavy rains fell in different parts across the UAE on Sunday the first day of Eid Al Fitr, while strong and sand-stirring winds blew on the country, causing the horizontal visibility to drop to less than 200 metres and to zero sometimes.

Four killed, 23 injured in bomb attack in Baidoa

BAIDOA (HOL) - At least four people were killed and 23 others injured Sunday in a bomb explosion in Baidoa, southwestern Somalia during Eid celebrations.
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Four killed, 23 injured in bomb attack in Baidoa

BAIDOA (HOL) - At least four people were killed and 23 others injured Sunday in a bomb explosion in Baidoa, southwestern Somalia during Eid celebrations.

Saudis, African Muslims debate date of Eid Al-Fitr

Some African nations celebrated Eid Al-Fitr on Saturday after declaring sightings of the new moon marking the end of the month of Ramadan on Friday, despite Saudi Arabia having not sighted the moon on Friday and declaring that the Eid would begin on Sunday, a
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Saudis, African Muslims debate date of Eid Al-Fitr

Some African nations celebrated Eid Al-Fitr on Saturday after declaring sightings of the new moon marking the end of the month of Ramadan on Friday, despite Saudi Arabia having not sighted the moon on Friday and declaring that the Eid would begin on Sunday, according to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

Kenya sought indefinite suspension of ICJ hearings in latest delay

NAIROBI (HOL) - Kenya sought an indefinite suspension of the maritime case with Somalia in its latest round to postpone the case, correspondence with the Court shows in what confirms its determination to push for out of court deal.
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Kenya sought indefinite suspension of ICJ hearings in latest delay

NAIROBI (HOL) - Kenya sought an indefinite suspension of the maritime case with Somalia in its latest round to postpone the case, correspondence with the Court shows in what confirms its determination to push for out of court deal.

Prosecute Journalists’ Killers To End Historical Injustices And Culture Of Impunity, Says NUSOJ

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has officially instituted legal proceedings at Mogadishu's Regional Court to seek court orders for the investigations and prosecution of suspected killers of more than 50 journalists.
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Prosecute Journalists’ Killers To End Historical Injustices And Culture Of Impunity, Says NUSOJ

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has officially instituted legal proceedings at Mogadishu's Regional Court to seek court orders for the investigations and prosecution of suspected killers of more than 50 journalists.

Efforts aim to share COVID-19 info, help in St. Cloud's Somali-speaking community

s the number of COVID-19 cases in the St. Cloud area continues to climb, an effort is underway to reach connect the region’s Somali American community with information and assistance.
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Efforts aim to share COVID-19 info, help in St. Cloud's Somali-speaking community

s the number of COVID-19 cases in the St. Cloud area continues to climb, an effort is underway to reach connect the region’s Somali American community with information and assistance.

As military power shifts in Libya, Turkey and Russia control country’s fate

AIRO — A series of swift military reversals in Libya has diminished a warlord's hopes of ruling the North African oil producer and allowed Turkey and Russia to deepen their imprint on one of the world's most strategic ­regions.
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As military power shifts in Libya, Turkey and Russia control country’s fate

AIRO — A series of swift military reversals in Libya has diminished a warlord's hopes of ruling the North African oil producer and allowed Turkey and Russia to deepen their imprint on one of the world's most strategic ­regions.

Africa's Muslims celebrate Eid in the shadow of COVID-19

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Bakari Diakité normally celebrates the end of Ramadan by visiting the local mosque and hosting a large family gathering. This year, with COVID-19 still spreading in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan, he has scaled back festivitie
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Africa's Muslims celebrate Eid in the shadow of COVID-19

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Bakari Diakité normally celebrates the end of Ramadan by visiting the local mosque and hosting a large family gathering. This year, with COVID-19 still spreading in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan, he has scaled back festivities.

Kenya lockdown measures taking toll on Eid festivities

The coronavirus pandemic is limiting Eid holiday festivities around the world. Muslims in the Eastleigh neighbourhood of the capital Nairobi will be among the millions celebrating under lockdown.
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Kenya lockdown measures taking toll on Eid festivities

The coronavirus pandemic is limiting Eid holiday festivities around the world. Muslims in the Eastleigh neighbourhood of the capital Nairobi will be among the millions celebrating under lockdown.

Africa Regional Integration Index underlines integration as key to building more resilient economies

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies t
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Africa Regional Integration Index underlines integration as key to building more resilient economies

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration.

The UN's Call for Global Ceasefire Hasn't Stopped the U.S. from Bombing Somalia

When the U.N. secretary-general called for a global ceasefire in March while the world battles COVID-19, most countries supported the measure — but not the U.S.
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The UN's Call for Global Ceasefire Hasn't Stopped the U.S. from Bombing Somalia

When the U.N. secretary-general called for a global ceasefire in March while the world battles COVID-19, most countries supported the measure — but not the U.S.

Djibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution

Djibouti has more than 1,800 COVID-19 cases, making it the African country with the highest number of cases per 100,000 people. But more than 1,000 of those cases have already recovered and only nine people have died from the disease.
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Djibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution

Djibouti has more than 1,800 COVID-19 cases, making it the African country with the highest number of cases per 100,000 people. But more than 1,000 of those cases have already recovered and only nine people have died from the disease.

Hertz files for bankruptcy

New York - Hertz filed for bankruptcy Friday night, the latest victim of the sudden economic downturn sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Hertz files for bankruptcy

New York - Hertz filed for bankruptcy Friday night, the latest victim of the sudden economic downturn sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials
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Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials

70% of Dubai companies expect to go out of business within six months due to coronavirus pandemic, survey says

A staggering 70% of businesses in Dubai expect to close their doors within the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic and global lockdowns ravage demand, a survey by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce revealed Thursday.
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70% of Dubai companies expect to go out of business within six months due to coronavirus pandemic, survey says

A staggering 70% of businesses in Dubai expect to close their doors within the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic and global lockdowns ravage demand, a survey by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce revealed Thursday.

Madobe’s deal with rivals is Ogaden clan pact-AMISOM head

MOGADISHU (HOL) - AU Mission head in Somalia Francisco Madeira has described the recent political deal in Jubbaland a sub-clan pact locking out other stakeholders as his UN counterpart James Swan endorsed it as ‘progress on dialogue and reconciliation’.
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Madobe’s deal with rivals is Ogaden clan pact-AMISOM head

MOGADISHU (HOL) - AU Mission head in Somalia Francisco Madeira has described the recent political deal in Jubbaland a sub-clan pact locking out other stakeholders as his UN counterpart James Swan endorsed it as ‘progress on dialogue and reconciliation’.

Mysterious MiG-29 Fighter Appears At Libyan Air Base Held By Russian-Backed Forces

The reported arrival of advanced combat jets comes after a major shift in the front lines of Libya's civil war and could point to an expanded air war.
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Mysterious MiG-29 Fighter Appears At Libyan Air Base Held By Russian-Backed Forces

The reported arrival of advanced combat jets comes after a major shift in the front lines of Libya's civil war and could point to an expanded air war.

Erdoğan, Japanese PM open Istanbul's biggest hospital amid pandemic

What was expected to be a splendid ceremony turned into a low-key event due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Başakşehir Çam (Pine) and Sakura City hospital, Istanbul's largest, was formally opened Thursday.
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Erdoğan, Japanese PM open Istanbul's biggest hospital amid pandemic

What was expected to be a splendid ceremony turned into a low-key event due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Başakşehir Çam (Pine) and Sakura City hospital, Istanbul's largest, was formally opened Thursday.

Palestinian Authority rejects UAE coronavirus aid delivered via Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has rejected coronavirus aid sent via an Emirati flight to Israel on Tuesday, saying that aid must be sent in coordination with the Palestinian leadership and not with Israel.
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Palestinian Authority rejects UAE coronavirus aid delivered via Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has rejected coronavirus aid sent via an Emirati flight to Israel on Tuesday, saying that aid must be sent in coordination with the Palestinian leadership and not with Israel.

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