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Saudi Arabia prepares for first legal Valentine’s Day

Love (or lust?) is in the air in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as the country prepares for Valentine’s Day tomorrow following decades of the practice of marking the day being forbidden.

Banaadir judge urges government to build detention centres for juvenile suspects

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Banaadir Regional Court judge Muse Moalim Mohamed has called on the government to build juvenile detention centres noting it was improper to keep underage suspects with adults.
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Banaadir judge urges government to build detention centres for juvenile suspects

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Banaadir Regional Court judge Muse Moalim Mohamed has called on the government to build juvenile detention centres noting it was improper to keep underage suspects with adults.

AMISOM trains Somali police officers in community policing

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has completed a week-long training workshop to enhance the skills of the Somali Police in crime prevention through community policing.
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AMISOM trains Somali police officers in community policing

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has completed a week-long training workshop to enhance the skills of the Somali Police in crime prevention through community policing.

Mossad chief, Israeli army general met with Qatari intel in Doha: Correspondent

The director of the Israeli Mossad and an army general in charge of the Israeli army southern operations conducted a secret visit to Doha earlier this month and met with the head of Qatari intelligence,
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Mossad chief, Israeli army general met with Qatari intel in Doha: Correspondent

The director of the Israeli Mossad and an army general in charge of the Israeli army southern operations conducted a secret visit to Doha earlier this month and met with the head of Qatari intelligence,

Turkey sets up mechanism to explore oil, gas and mining opportunities in Somalia

The Turkish government is moving to exploit oil, gas and mining prospects in Somalia by establishing a mechanism that will allow both private and state-owned companies to explore energy opportunities in the country, which is strategically located in the Horn
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Turkey sets up mechanism to explore oil, gas and mining opportunities in Somalia

The Turkish government is moving to exploit oil, gas and mining prospects in Somalia by establishing a mechanism that will allow both private and state-owned companies to explore energy opportunities in the country, which is strategically located in the Horn of Africa.

The CEO of one of the world's largest airlines said Muslim men are more likely to be 'bombers' and should be profiled at airports

The CEO of one of the world's largest airlines is facing criticism after saying Muslim men should be profiled at airports.
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The CEO of one of the world's largest airlines said Muslim men are more likely to be 'bombers' and should be profiled at airports

The CEO of one of the world's largest airlines is facing criticism after saying Muslim men should be profiled at airports.

Parliamemntary vs Presidential Government.

First, let me state from the start that the comments reflected in this paper should not be construed as a criticism targeting particular political organization or individuals currently holding
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Parliamemntary vs Presidential Government.

First, let me state from the start that the comments reflected in this paper should not be construed as a criticism targeting particular political organization or individuals currently holding

Somalia summons its ambassador to Sudan over alleged fight

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has recalled its ambassador to Sudan following what it termed as ’unfortunate incident’ within the embassy amid reports of a scuffle.
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Somalia summons its ambassador to Sudan over alleged fight

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has recalled its ambassador to Sudan following what it termed as ’unfortunate incident’ within the embassy amid reports of a scuffle.

At 2.7m, Somalis are 6th largest tribe in Kenya, highest household size

NAIROBI (HOL) - Somalis are the sixth largest ethnic tribe in Kenya with a population of 2.7 million, the newly released second part of the 2019 population and housing report indicates.
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At 2.7m, Somalis are 6th largest tribe in Kenya, highest household size

NAIROBI (HOL) - Somalis are the sixth largest ethnic tribe in Kenya with a population of 2.7 million, the newly released second part of the 2019 population and housing report indicates.

Ethiopia’s oil supply constrained by Djibouti logistics battle

Ethiopia, whose energy needs are constantly growing, remains dependent on Djibouti's infrastructure policies - and keeps demanding more. But the announced extension of the port of Horizon could be compromised by another project: the Damerjog petrochemical com
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Ethiopia’s oil supply constrained by Djibouti logistics battle

Ethiopia, whose energy needs are constantly growing, remains dependent on Djibouti's infrastructure policies - and keeps demanding more. But the announced extension of the port of Horizon could be compromised by another project: the Damerjog petrochemical complex.

Kobe Bryant’s pilot had been disciplined by FAA over weather-related flight violation

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a Calabasas hillside last month, killing NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others, violated federal flight rules in 2015 when he flew into busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport despite being ordered no
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Kobe Bryant’s pilot had been disciplined by FAA over weather-related flight violation

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a Calabasas hillside last month, killing NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others, violated federal flight rules in 2015 when he flew into busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport despite being ordered not to by air traffic control,

Canadian government announces affordable housing project in Ottawa

In order to make housing affordable for middle income families in Ottawa, the Canadian government is investing $115 million to help build a 27 storey residential building
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Canadian government announces affordable housing project in Ottawa

In order to make housing affordable for middle income families in Ottawa, the Canadian government is investing $115 million to help build a 27 storey residential building

Iranians vote to elect new parliament amid uncertainty

Iranians are voting in their country's eleventh parliamentary election, seen as a test for the popularity of President Hassan Rouhani's reformist-moderate camp, as hardliners are expected to make gains.
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Iranians vote to elect new parliament amid uncertainty

Iranians are voting in their country's eleventh parliamentary election, seen as a test for the popularity of President Hassan Rouhani's reformist-moderate camp, as hardliners are expected to make gains.

Omar Implies Somali Community Leader Was Paid To Say She Married Her Brother

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday denounced allegations by a Somali individual in Minnesota who says he knows Omar married her brother, with the congresswoman suggesting that the man is being paid to make the accusations.
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Omar Implies Somali Community Leader Was Paid To Say She Married Her Brother

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday denounced allegations by a Somali individual in Minnesota who says he knows Omar married her brother, with the congresswoman suggesting that the man is being paid to make the accusations.

Farmaajo assents to Elections Law as country aims to hold universal vote in 8 months

MOGADISHU (HOL) - President Mohamed Farmaajo has assented into the Elections Act ushering in a new chapter in preparations for parliamentary and presidential elections which are barely eight months away.
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Farmaajo assents to Elections Law as country aims to hold universal vote in 8 months

MOGADISHU (HOL) - President Mohamed Farmaajo has assented into the Elections Act ushering in a new chapter in preparations for parliamentary and presidential elections which are barely eight months away.

Suspected Shabaab torch reservist's home in Garissa

An unknown number of suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked Sangailu area, Ijara Sub-County in Garissa, where they torched a police reservist's home.
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Suspected Shabaab torch reservist's home in Garissa

An unknown number of suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked Sangailu area, Ijara Sub-County in Garissa, where they torched a police reservist's home.

Turkey approves agreement with Ethiopia for cooperation in petroleum and mining

Turkey plans to start oil and gas exploration in the Horn of Africa in order to expand its energy ties with regional countries. In addition to Somalia, the Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has also approved a deal signed with Ethiopia,
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Turkey approves agreement with Ethiopia for cooperation in petroleum and mining

Turkey plans to start oil and gas exploration in the Horn of Africa in order to expand its energy ties with regional countries. In addition to Somalia, the Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has also approved a deal signed with Ethiopia,

Boda Boda Operations At Kenya-Ethiopia-Somalia Border Outlawed

The government has banned nighttime boda boda taxi operations along the Kenyan borders with Somalia and Ethiopia with immediate effect.
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Boda Boda Operations At Kenya-Ethiopia-Somalia Border Outlawed

The government has banned nighttime boda boda taxi operations along the Kenyan borders with Somalia and Ethiopia with immediate effect.

Anxiety grips Somalis as ‘forex companies’ announce losses

MOGAIDISHU (HOL) - Fear has gripped Somalis who invested in quick money schemes fashioned as forex trading companies as some announce closure amid what they term as ‘loss of money’.
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Anxiety grips Somalis as ‘forex companies’ announce losses

MOGAIDISHU (HOL) - Fear has gripped Somalis who invested in quick money schemes fashioned as forex trading companies as some announce closure amid what they term as ‘loss of money’.

The mystery sickness bringing death and dismay to eastern Ethiopia

At first, 23-year-old Khadar Abdi Abdullahi’s eyes began turning yellow. Then the palms of his hands did the same. Soon he was bleeding from his nose, and from his mouth, and his body was swelling all over. Eventually he collapsed with fever. He later died.
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The mystery sickness bringing death and dismay to eastern Ethiopia

At first, 23-year-old Khadar Abdi Abdullahi’s eyes began turning yellow. Then the palms of his hands did the same. Soon he was bleeding from his nose, and from his mouth, and his body was swelling all over. Eventually he collapsed with fever. He later died.

GANG RAPE AND MURDER: 75 camels secure release of death row convict in ’blood money’ pact

GAROWE (HOL) - A man who was sentenced to death for gang rape and murder of a 12 year old girl in Puntland last year has been released in a ’blood money’ deal with the family of the victim.
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GANG RAPE AND MURDER: 75 camels secure release of death row convict in ’blood money’ pact

GAROWE (HOL) - A man who was sentenced to death for gang rape and murder of a 12 year old girl in Puntland last year has been released in a ’blood money’ deal with the family of the victim.

Anxiety grips Somalis as ‘forex companies’ announce losses, fold up

MOGAIDISHU (HOL) - Fear has gripped Somalis who invested in quick money schemes fashioned as forex trading companies as some announce closure amid what they term as ‘loss of money’.
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Anxiety grips Somalis as ‘forex companies’ announce losses, fold up

MOGAIDISHU (HOL) - Fear has gripped Somalis who invested in quick money schemes fashioned as forex trading companies as some announce closure amid what they term as ‘loss of money’.

Kenya-Djibouti wars, the delicate balance in seeking UNSC seat

In June this year, Kenya is expected to battle it out with Djibouti for Africa’s representative at the United Nations Security Council.
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Kenya-Djibouti wars, the delicate balance in seeking UNSC seat

In June this year, Kenya is expected to battle it out with Djibouti for Africa’s representative at the United Nations Security Council.

Trump admin offered Assange a pardon if he cleared Russia over email leak, lawyer says

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. electi
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Trump admin offered Assange a pardon if he cleared Russia over email leak, lawyer says

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, a lawyer for Assange said Wednesday.

Ethiopian delegation lands in Hargeisa as Abiy Ahmed seeks lead role in Somalia-Somaliland talks

HARGEISA (HOL) - An Ethiopian delegation led by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide arrived in Hargeisa Wednesday in what sources said was set to lay the groundwork for PM Ahmed Abiy’s mediation for a visit of President Mohamed Farmaajo to the break-away region o
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Ethiopian delegation lands in Hargeisa as Abiy Ahmed seeks lead role in Somalia-Somaliland talks

HARGEISA (HOL) - An Ethiopian delegation led by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide arrived in Hargeisa Wednesday in what sources said was set to lay the groundwork for PM Ahmed Abiy’s mediation for a visit of President Mohamed Farmaajo to the break-away region of Somaliland.

Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base, say officials

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base southwest of the capital on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring the insurgents’ ability to launch attacks despite a government of
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Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base, say officials

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base southwest of the capital on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring the insurgents’ ability to launch attacks despite a government offensive

Turning pirates into fishermen

Behind a thriving fisheries industry in Somalia are the spirited efforts of a Danish-Somali NGO. Fairfishing that has not only played a key role in giving Somali pirates a new lease of life at fishing but created thousands of jobs for the locals,
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Turning pirates into fishermen

Behind a thriving fisheries industry in Somalia are the spirited efforts of a Danish-Somali NGO. Fairfishing that has not only played a key role in giving Somali pirates a new lease of life at fishing but created thousands of jobs for the locals,

Bernie Sanders calls Saudi Arabia's rulers 'murderous thugs'

Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic frontrunner for the US presidency, lambasted Saudi Arabia's leadership during a town hall meeting on CNN, reaffirming his promise to pursue a more even-handed foreign policy in the Middle East.
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Bernie Sanders calls Saudi Arabia's rulers 'murderous thugs'

Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic frontrunner for the US presidency, lambasted Saudi Arabia's leadership during a town hall meeting on CNN, reaffirming his promise to pursue a more even-handed foreign policy in the Middle East.

Al-Shabaab militants attack two Somali military bases

Al-Shabaab Islamists on Wednesday carried out attacks on two Somali military bases, using a suicide vehicle bombing and dozens of heavily armed militants, a military official said.
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Al-Shabaab militants attack two Somali military bases

Al-Shabaab Islamists on Wednesday carried out attacks on two Somali military bases, using a suicide vehicle bombing and dozens of heavily armed militants, a military official said.

Blind Somali journalist uses radio show to inspire others with disability

The lively voice of Abdisalam Mohamud Shire is famous among disability communities all over southern Somalia’s Lower Juba region.
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Blind Somali journalist uses radio show to inspire others with disability

The lively voice of Abdisalam Mohamud Shire is famous among disability communities all over southern Somalia’s Lower Juba region.

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