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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

Bridging Loan for Somalia’s WB Debt Relief Via Norway

Somalia’s PM and Finance Minister are in Washington today for the WB/IMF Annual meeting. This is not the first time Somali delegation attends this yearly meeting, some called it talkfest!.
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Bridging Loan for Somalia’s WB Debt Relief Via Norway

Somalia’s PM and Finance Minister are in Washington today for the WB/IMF Annual meeting. This is not the first time Somali delegation attends this yearly meeting, some called it talkfest!.

Kenyan police launch manhunt for al-Shabab militant in border region

GARISSA, Kenya (Xinhua)--Kenya's security officers said Friday they have launched a major manhunt for al-Shabab militant behind recent murder of 11 police officers near the border with Somalia.
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Kenyan police launch manhunt for al-Shabab militant in border region

GARISSA, Kenya (Xinhua)--Kenya's security officers said Friday they have launched a major manhunt for al-Shabab militant behind recent murder of 11 police officers near the border with Somalia.

Burundian forces in Somalia to reap most from Trump’s allocation

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Burundi will be a major recipient of President Donald Trump’s allocation to the Africa Union troops serving in Somalia this year.
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Burundian forces in Somalia to reap most from Trump’s allocation

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Burundi will be a major recipient of President Donald Trump’s allocation to the Africa Union troops serving in Somalia this year.

US, Turkey agree to 5-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from safe zone along border

Ankara, Turkey: Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, US vice president Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced on Thursday after high-stake
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US, Turkey agree to 5-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from safe zone along border

Ankara, Turkey: Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, US vice president Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced on Thursday after high-stakes talks.

Boeing 737 Max crash victims’ lawyers to subpoena Southwest, American Airlines

Lawyers representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia in March are set to issue subpoenas to Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, the two biggest U.S. operators of the jet, according to documents seen by Reuters.
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Boeing 737 Max crash victims’ lawyers to subpoena Southwest, American Airlines

Lawyers representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia in March are set to issue subpoenas to Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, the two biggest U.S. operators of the jet, according to documents seen by Reuters.

New poll shows NDP ‘surge’ and major bump in approval for Jagmeet Singh

The latest Forum survey shows New Democrats with 20 per cent support among decided voters, up from 12 per cent in a similar poll just nine days ago.
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New poll shows NDP ‘surge’ and major bump in approval for Jagmeet Singh

The latest Forum survey shows New Democrats with 20 per cent support among decided voters, up from 12 per cent in a similar poll just nine days ago.

ICJ sets June 2020 for maritime case hearing-Somali DPM

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Public hearings for the maritime case between Kenya and Somalia will now take place in June 2020, the International Court of Justice has said acceding to Kenya’s request for more time.
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ICJ sets June 2020 for maritime case hearing-Somali DPM

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Public hearings for the maritime case between Kenya and Somalia will now take place in June 2020, the International Court of Justice has said acceding to Kenya’s request for more time.

African refugee women report surge of sex attacks in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - The 17-year-old South Sudanese refugee finally managed to escape after three months as a prisoner in a Cairo apartment where she was repeatedly gang raped, only to realize that she had become pregnant by one of her attackers.
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African refugee women report surge of sex attacks in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - The 17-year-old South Sudanese refugee finally managed to escape after three months as a prisoner in a Cairo apartment where she was repeatedly gang raped, only to realize that she had become pregnant by one of her attackers.

Kenya opens $1.5 billion Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town and Nairobi

NAIVASHA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya’s opened a $1.5 billion Chinese-built railway line linking Nairobi to Naivasha on Wednesday, despite delays in building an industrial park in the Rift Valley town to encourage freight.
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Kenya opens $1.5 billion Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town and Nairobi

NAIVASHA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya’s opened a $1.5 billion Chinese-built railway line linking Nairobi to Naivasha on Wednesday, despite delays in building an industrial park in the Rift Valley town to encourage freight.

Is al-Shabab looking to Ethiopia?

The al-Shabab militant group has sown fear and terror in Eastern Africa for more than a decade. The terrorist group is fighting to oust the Somali government and establish a society based on a rigid interpretation of Islamic Shariah law. Its original leadersh
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Is al-Shabab looking to Ethiopia?

The al-Shabab militant group has sown fear and terror in Eastern Africa for more than a decade. The terrorist group is fighting to oust the Somali government and establish a society based on a rigid interpretation of Islamic Shariah law. Its original leadership was affiliated with al-Qaeda.

Somali army recovers hundreds of sheep and goats from Al-Shabab in Gedo region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Hundreds of goats and sheep which had been confiscated by Al-Shabaab were recovered Tuesday by Somali security forces in Gedo region.
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Somali army recovers hundreds of sheep and goats from Al-Shabab in Gedo region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Hundreds of goats and sheep which had been confiscated by Al-Shabaab were recovered Tuesday by Somali security forces in Gedo region.

Toronto Star Editorial: Liberals are the best choice for Canada

Four years ago, almost to the day, we enthusiastically urged voters to back Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. It was high time, we said, to choose a “strong, hopeful alternative” after almost 10 years of regressive Conservative rule. It was an easy choice.
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Toronto Star Editorial: Liberals are the best choice for Canada

Four years ago, almost to the day, we enthusiastically urged voters to back Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. It was high time, we said, to choose a “strong, hopeful alternative” after almost 10 years of regressive Conservative rule. It was an easy choice.

Turkey's humanitarian diplomacy in Somalia: From past to present

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Somalia with his family in 2011, when he was the prime minister, and took important steps eight years ago to ensure lasting peace in the region.
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Turkey's humanitarian diplomacy in Somalia: From past to present

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Somalia with his family in 2011, when he was the prime minister, and took important steps eight years ago to ensure lasting peace in the region.

Smuggling of baby cheetahs worsens as Arabian demand grows

Global conservation networks have raised the alarm over the intensifying smuggling of cheetahs trafficked out of East Africa through Somaliland to meet the rising pet trade in Arabian countries. The cheetahs, according to the organisations, are suspected to b
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Smuggling of baby cheetahs worsens as Arabian demand grows

Global conservation networks have raised the alarm over the intensifying smuggling of cheetahs trafficked out of East Africa through Somaliland to meet the rising pet trade in Arabian countries. The cheetahs, according to the organisations, are suspected to be originating from Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

Turkey's Erdogan says alternatives to F-35 jets ready, receiving offers

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s alternatives for the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jets are ready and “offers are coming in”, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying by broadcaster NTV on Tuesday.
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Turkey's Erdogan says alternatives to F-35 jets ready, receiving offers

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s alternatives for the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jets are ready and “offers are coming in”, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying by broadcaster NTV on Tuesday.

Somali restaurant opens ‘window to Africa’ in central Ohio

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Hoyo’s Kitchen is a newcomer to Columbus, Ohio’s bustling North Market — an old warehouse filled with food stalls by local restaurants.
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Somali restaurant opens ‘window to Africa’ in central Ohio

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Hoyo’s Kitchen is a newcomer to Columbus, Ohio’s bustling North Market — an old warehouse filled with food stalls by local restaurants.

Minneapolis entrepreneur, activist to challenge Rep. Ilhan Omar in Democratic primary

A Democratic candidate has announced plans to primary U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar for her seat in Minnesota 5th District. John Mason, described in a release as "an accomplished diversity & inclusion Executive...
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Minneapolis entrepreneur, activist to challenge Rep. Ilhan Omar in Democratic primary

A Democratic candidate has announced plans to primary U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar for her seat in Minnesota 5th District. John Mason, described in a release as "an accomplished diversity & inclusion Executive...

Auditor General’s report ‘erroneous’, Finance Minister says

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Finance Minister Abdirahman Beileh has torn into the recently released report by the Auditor General citing inaccuracies and failure by the Office of the Auditor General to seek audience with the Ministry before releasing the report.
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Auditor General’s report ‘erroneous’, Finance Minister says

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Finance Minister Abdirahman Beileh has torn into the recently released report by the Auditor General citing inaccuracies and failure by the Office of the Auditor General to seek audience with the Ministry before releasing the report.

Trump says let ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’ rescue Kurds

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump suggested Monday that Syria’s formerly US-allied Kurds could look to 19th century French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for protection after he ordered the departure of nearly 1,000 US troops from the country
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Trump says let ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’ rescue Kurds

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump suggested Monday that Syria’s formerly US-allied Kurds could look to 19th century French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for protection after he ordered the departure of nearly 1,000 US troops from the country

Putin visits Saudi Arabia in sign of growing ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Saudi Arabia in his first trip to the kingdom in over a decade, signing oil agreements and discussing regional security, in particular, Saudi Arabia's ongoing rivalry with Iran.
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Putin visits Saudi Arabia in sign of growing ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Saudi Arabia in his first trip to the kingdom in over a decade, signing oil agreements and discussing regional security, in particular, Saudi Arabia's ongoing rivalry with Iran.

Middle Shabelle deputy governor killed in bomb attack at his residence

MOGADISHU (HOL) - An explosive device suspected to have been planted in the residence of a local official in Jowhar went of Sunday killing the official and injuring several others.
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Middle Shabelle deputy governor killed in bomb attack at his residence

MOGADISHU (HOL) - An explosive device suspected to have been planted in the residence of a local official in Jowhar went of Sunday killing the official and injuring several others.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Remember Oct 14 terror attack

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Two years ago, this day, a truck loaded with explosives drove into Mogadishu supposedly on its way to the UN compound but went burst in Zoobe Junction leaving in its wake over 500 people dead and over 300 others injured.
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Remember Oct 14 terror attack

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Two years ago, this day, a truck loaded with explosives drove into Mogadishu supposedly on its way to the UN compound but went burst in Zoobe Junction leaving in its wake over 500 people dead and over 300 others injured.

U.S. to Sanction Turkey After Trump Opened Way for Its Advance

President Donald Trump said he’ll impose sanctions on Turkey in response to the nation’s advance into Syria, days after he cleared the way for the offensive by pulling American forces from the area.
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U.S. to Sanction Turkey After Trump Opened Way for Its Advance

President Donald Trump said he’ll impose sanctions on Turkey in response to the nation’s advance into Syria, days after he cleared the way for the offensive by pulling American forces from the area.

Mortar fire on Somali airport zone wounds 9: police, UN

MOGADISHU (AFP) - Mortar fire on the zone around Mogadishu airport wounded nine people Sunday, including staff at the African Union and UN missions located there, Somali police and UN sources said.
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Mortar fire on Somali airport zone wounds 9: police, UN

MOGADISHU (AFP) - Mortar fire on the zone around Mogadishu airport wounded nine people Sunday, including staff at the African Union and UN missions located there, Somali police and UN sources said.

Somali-Minnesotans wonder about their welcome after Trump's speech

Abubakar Abdi skipped his usual after-work stop to visit friends at the local Somali mall on Thursday, heading to his Minneapolis home instead to catch President Donald Trump’s speech.
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Somali-Minnesotans wonder about their welcome after Trump's speech

Abubakar Abdi skipped his usual after-work stop to visit friends at the local Somali mall on Thursday, heading to his Minneapolis home instead to catch President Donald Trump’s speech.

UN condemns mortar shell attacks in Mogadishu, says ‘several’ staff injured

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The UN in Somalia has condemned the mortar shells targeted at its compounds Sunday afternoon terming a ‘blatant act of terrorism.’
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UN condemns mortar shell attacks in Mogadishu, says ‘several’ staff injured

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The UN in Somalia has condemned the mortar shells targeted at its compounds Sunday afternoon terming a ‘blatant act of terrorism.’

Leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia to meet on Nile dam standoff: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building on the River Nile.
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Leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia to meet on Nile dam standoff: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building on the River Nile.

10 GSU officers killed in Garissa IED attack

At least 10 General Service Unit (GSU) officers were killed on Saturday after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Degoh Road in Garissa County.
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10 GSU officers killed in Garissa IED attack

At least 10 General Service Unit (GSU) officers were killed on Saturday after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Degoh Road in Garissa County.

‘No human is limited’: Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon

Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there’s an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his succes
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‘No human is limited’: Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon

Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there’s an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that it won’t appear in the record books....

Iran says ready for talks with Saudi, with or without mediation

DUBAI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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Iran says ready for talks with Saudi, with or without mediation

DUBAI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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