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UN urges Somali leaders to chart way forward on 2021 polls

The United Nations office in Somalia has called on the country's leaders to reach consensus on a way forward on holding a universal vote as early as March 2021.

Somalia condemns Taiwan over diplomatic pact with Somaliland

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has dismissed the Taiwa-Somaliland diplomatic accord and reiterated its position on a ‘one-China-policy’.
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Somalia condemns Taiwan over diplomatic pact with Somaliland

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia has dismissed the Taiwa-Somaliland diplomatic accord and reiterated its position on a ‘one-China-policy’.

6 Killed, 15 Injured in Somalia Bombings

At least five people were killed and more than eight others wounded when a government security checkpoint was bombed in Baidoa, Somalia’s administrative capital of Southwest State, on Saturday, witnesses and security officials said.
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6 Killed, 15 Injured in Somalia Bombings

At least five people were killed and more than eight others wounded when a government security checkpoint was bombed in Baidoa, Somalia’s administrative capital of Southwest State, on Saturday, witnesses and security officials said.

National exams in Somalia start next week, school to reopen in August

MOGADISHU (HOL) - National exams for secondary and primary schools in Somalia will commence next week, the government has said adding schools will reopen next month.
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National exams in Somalia start next week, school to reopen in August

MOGADISHU (HOL) - National exams for secondary and primary schools in Somalia will commence next week, the government has said adding schools will reopen next month.

Explosions in two Somali cities leave four dead

Explosions have rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities after a suicide car bombing near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine detonation on the outskirts of Baidoa killed four people.
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Explosions in two Somali cities leave four dead

Explosions have rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities after a suicide car bombing near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine detonation on the outskirts of Baidoa killed four people.

Djibouti ramps up efforts to get seafarers stranded by coronavirus off ships

LONDON (Reuters) - Djibouti has carried out the first crew change of merchant sailors in its territory and is ready to get home more seafarers who have been stranded by the coronavirus, a senior port official said.
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Djibouti ramps up efforts to get seafarers stranded by coronavirus off ships

LONDON (Reuters) - Djibouti has carried out the first crew change of merchant sailors in its territory and is ready to get home more seafarers who have been stranded by the coronavirus, a senior port official said.

Somalia takes on Iran after huge illegal fishing operation uncovered

Somalia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has asked Iran to disclose more information on its fishing fleet’s activities in the Northwest Indian Ocean region after several of them were spotted in exclusive economic zones of Somalia and Yemen.
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Somalia takes on Iran after huge illegal fishing operation uncovered

Somalia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has asked Iran to disclose more information on its fishing fleet’s activities in the Northwest Indian Ocean region after several of them were spotted in exclusive economic zones of Somalia and Yemen.

Amnesty calls on Somali authorities to free journalist Abuja

Amnesty International is concerned about the continued detention of journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nur (Abuja) and the organization is calling on Somalia authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him.
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Amnesty calls on Somali authorities to free journalist Abuja

Amnesty International is concerned about the continued detention of journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nur (Abuja) and the organization is calling on Somalia authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him.

Somalia military says senior al-Shabab leader surrenders to government forces

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A senior member of al-Shabab militants on Friday surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA), a military official confirmed.
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Somalia military says senior al-Shabab leader surrenders to government forces

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A senior member of al-Shabab militants on Friday surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA), a military official confirmed.

Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder begins in absentia

The trial in absentia of 20 Saudi suspects accused in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, began in Istanbul Friday.
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Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder begins in absentia

The trial in absentia of 20 Saudi suspects accused in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, began in Istanbul Friday.

'He's a bridge builder': Ali Abukar helps newcomers thrive in Saskatoon

Ali Abukar has long dreamed of running an organization to help immigrants and refugees. He just never through it would happen so soon.
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'He's a bridge builder': Ali Abukar helps newcomers thrive in Saskatoon

Ali Abukar has long dreamed of running an organization to help immigrants and refugees. He just never through it would happen so soon.

PM Djibouti decorates Somali Ambassador with highest insignia of the Republic

The new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Ali-Nur Haji, received on Thursday the highest class of the Republic’s insignia by the Prime Minister of Djibouti Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, on the occasio
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PM Djibouti decorates Somali Ambassador with highest insignia of the Republic

The new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Ali-Nur Haji, received on Thursday the highest class of the Republic’s insignia by the Prime Minister of Djibouti Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, on the occasion of bidding farewell to the end of his tenure as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to Djibouti.

Canada’s First Muslim Lieutenant Governor Appointed in Alberta

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as the province of Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor.
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Canada’s First Muslim Lieutenant Governor Appointed in Alberta

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as the province of Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor.

U.S. Border Control seizes 13 tons of hair weaves suspected to be from Chinese internment camps

In New York, federal authorities seized a shipment of human hair weaves suspected to be taken from and created by Uyghur women detained in a Chinese internment camp. The seizure is related to a rare sanction placed by the United States Customs and Border Prot
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U.S. Border Control seizes 13 tons of hair weaves suspected to be from Chinese internment camps

In New York, federal authorities seized a shipment of human hair weaves suspected to be taken from and created by Uyghur women detained in a Chinese internment camp. The seizure is related to a rare sanction placed by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on May 1 on hair products from Hetian Haolin Hair Accessories after they were linked to forced labor.

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, sues Minnesota journalist and his independent newspaper

ZeHabesha, a Minnesota-based news outlet that covers Ethiopian issues, was sued by Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa. Credit: Photo via ZeHabesha's Facebook page.
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Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, sues Minnesota journalist and his independent newspaper

ZeHabesha, a Minnesota-based news outlet that covers Ethiopian issues, was sued by Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa. Credit: Photo via ZeHabesha's Facebook page.

Turkish Airlines to resume flights to Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - Turkish Airlines is planning to resume it's flights to key African destinations, including Mogadishu, starting next week, according to an industry insider.
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Turkish Airlines to resume flights to Mogadishu

Mogadishu (HOL) - Turkish Airlines is planning to resume it's flights to key African destinations, including Mogadishu, starting next week, according to an industry insider.

Gambia rules out push for Somaliland recognition

NAIROBI (HOL) - Gambia will not be championing for Somaliland’s international recognition, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister has said as China rubbishes a diplomatic deal announced by Taiwan and Somaliland.
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Gambia rules out push for Somaliland recognition

NAIROBI (HOL) - Gambia will not be championing for Somaliland’s international recognition, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister has said as China rubbishes a diplomatic deal announced by Taiwan and Somaliland.

Haile Selassie: Statue of former Ethiopian leader destroyed in London park

A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London.
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Haile Selassie: Statue of former Ethiopian leader destroyed in London park

A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London.

13 more political parties registered in Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Thirteen more political have been cleared on interim basis having met conditions for registration by the registrar of political parties.
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13 more political parties registered in Somalia

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Thirteen more political have been cleared on interim basis having met conditions for registration by the registrar of political parties.

Death penalty for policeman who killed two civilians in curfew enforcement

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A police officer who shot dead two people in the pretext of enforcing curfew orders in May has been sentenced to death in Mogadishu.
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Death penalty for policeman who killed two civilians in curfew enforcement

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A police officer who shot dead two people in the pretext of enforcing curfew orders in May has been sentenced to death in Mogadishu.

China 'resolutely opposed' to Taiwan-Somaliland partnership

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Chinese Embassy in Somalia has expressed its disapproval to Taiwan and Somaliland's decision to strengthen their relations on Monday, reiterating their 'One China' policy.
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China 'resolutely opposed' to Taiwan-Somaliland partnership

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Chinese Embassy in Somalia has expressed its disapproval to Taiwan and Somaliland's decision to strengthen their relations on Monday, reiterating their 'One China' policy.

81 killed in violence after death of Ethiopian singer

Two days of protests have left at least 81 people dead in Ethiopia, a police chief said Wednesday, after the murder of a popular singer from the country's largest ethnic group stoked tensions that threaten to derail the country's democratic transition.
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81 killed in violence after death of Ethiopian singer

Two days of protests have left at least 81 people dead in Ethiopia, a police chief said Wednesday, after the murder of a popular singer from the country's largest ethnic group stoked tensions that threaten to derail the country's democratic transition.

Support helps lift Madino and her family out of hunger and back into production

FAO delivers agricultural inputs and cash transfers to vulnerable farmers in rural Somalia thanks to funding from the European Union’s humanitarian aid programme.
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Support helps lift Madino and her family out of hunger and back into production

FAO delivers agricultural inputs and cash transfers to vulnerable farmers in rural Somalia thanks to funding from the European Union’s humanitarian aid programme.

Somalia marks 60th independence anniversary

Somalia on Wednesday marked its 60th independence anniversary as its president called on the people to seize the moment to realize the dreams and aspirations of its founding fathers.
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Somalia marks 60th independence anniversary

Somalia on Wednesday marked its 60th independence anniversary as its president called on the people to seize the moment to realize the dreams and aspirations of its founding fathers.

Military deployed in Ethiopian capital after more than 80 killed in protests

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, as armed gangs roamed neighborhoods in a second day of unrest that has claimed more than 80 lives and deepened political divisions in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s poli
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Military deployed in Ethiopian capital after more than 80 killed in protests

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, as armed gangs roamed neighborhoods in a second day of unrest that has claimed more than 80 lives and deepened political divisions in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s political heartland.

Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician

Ethiopia has confirmed the arrest of leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths in the Oromia region this week.
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Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician

Ethiopia has confirmed the arrest of leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths in the Oromia region this week.

After years as military base, Somalia's renovated stadium reopens

Somalia's president on Tuesday officially reopened the country's renovated national stadium, which saw its first football match in 17 years, after serving as a base for Al-Shabaab and later, African Union peacekeeping troops.
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After years as military base, Somalia's renovated stadium reopens

Somalia's president on Tuesday officially reopened the country's renovated national stadium, which saw its first football match in 17 years, after serving as a base for Al-Shabaab and later, African Union peacekeeping troops.

Erratic weather gearing to serve up historic dry spells and flooding

Just when the region thought the worst of the flooding was over, the weatherman is warning of another bout; only this time, some areas will be spared but dealt another devastating blow: extra-ordinarily dry spells.
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Erratic weather gearing to serve up historic dry spells and flooding

Just when the region thought the worst of the flooding was over, the weatherman is warning of another bout; only this time, some areas will be spared but dealt another devastating blow: extra-ordinarily dry spells.

Taiwan to establish representative office in unrecognised Somaliland

Taiwan will establish a representative office in the breakaway African region of Somaliland, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, amid an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between Taipei and Beijing.
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Taiwan to establish representative office in unrecognised Somaliland

Taiwan will establish a representative office in the breakaway African region of Somaliland, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, amid an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between Taipei and Beijing.

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