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ChatGPT could make these jobs obsolete: ‘The wolf is at the door’

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s coming for your job. So promising are the tool’s capabilities that Microsoft — amid laying off 10,000 people — has announced a “multiyear, multibillion dollar investment” ......
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ChatGPT could make these jobs obsolete: ‘The wolf is at the door’

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s coming for your job. So promising are the tool’s capabilities that Microsoft — amid laying off 10,000 people — has announced a “multiyear, multibillion dollar investment” ......

General Hijar sacked as police chief

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali cabinet council on Thursday appointed General Sulub Ahmed Firin as the country’s police commissioner, replacing the long-serving police chief General Abdi Hassan Hijar.
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General Hijar sacked as police chief

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali cabinet council on Thursday appointed General Sulub Ahmed Firin as the country’s police commissioner, replacing the long-serving police chief General Abdi Hassan Hijar.

Al Shabaab leader killed in Galgadud

Dhuusamareeb (HOL) - The Somali government forces supported by anti-al-Shabab militia forces killed a senior al-Shabab leader in an operation near El-Dhere, a recently liberated district in the Galgadud region.
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Al Shabaab leader killed in Galgadud

Dhuusamareeb (HOL) - The Somali government forces supported by anti-al-Shabab militia forces killed a senior al-Shabab leader in an operation near El-Dhere, a recently liberated district in the Galgadud region.

Africa’s Largest Mall Housing 3,500 Shops, 3 Hospitals, 12 Banks, 7-Star Hotel To Be Unveiled In Eastleigh

With over 50 shopping malls in Eastleigh, the Nairobi business hub is set to unveil the largest mall in Africa with over 3500 shops.
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Africa’s Largest Mall Housing 3,500 Shops, 3 Hospitals, 12 Banks, 7-Star Hotel To Be Unveiled In Eastleigh

With over 50 shopping malls in Eastleigh, the Nairobi business hub is set to unveil the largest mall in Africa with over 3500 shops.

Rep. Ilhan Omar calls out Republicans ahead of potential vote to take away committee post

It is unclear whether Republicans have the support they need to remove the Minnesota Democrat from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar calls out Republicans ahead of potential vote to take away committee post

It is unclear whether Republicans have the support they need to remove the Minnesota Democrat from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

6 new Somali-English children’s books to be released Jan. 27

Do you remember the last bedtime story you read to your child? Did the story’s characters look and sound like members of your family?
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6 new Somali-English children’s books to be released Jan. 27

Do you remember the last bedtime story you read to your child? Did the story’s characters look and sound like members of your family?

Soomaali dani ma ugu jirtaa inay xubin ka noqoto East Africa Community (EAC)?

Sida muuqata Madaxweyne Xassan Sheekh iyo dowladiisu waxaad moodaa inay ka go’an tahay inay Soomaaliya ka dhigaan xubin ka mid ah dalalka ku xulafoobay East Africa Community (EAC). Dalalkaas oo ah 7da dal ee ku yaal East Africa marka laga reebo kuwa geesk
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Soomaali dani ma ugu jirtaa inay xubin ka noqoto East Africa Community (EAC)?

Sida muuqata Madaxweyne Xassan Sheekh iyo dowladiisu waxaad moodaa inay ka go’an tahay inay Soomaaliya ka dhigaan xubin ka mid ah dalalka ku xulafoobay East Africa Community (EAC). Dalalkaas oo ah 7da dal ee ku yaal East Africa marka laga reebo kuwa geeska Africa, kuwaasoo kala ah (The Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of South Sudan, the Republic of Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania).

IATA Welcomes Restoration of ‘Class A’ ATC Services over Somalia

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the reclassification of airspace over Somalia and the surrounding region to Class A. This will take place at one minute past midnight on 26 January 2023 when air traffic control services wil
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IATA Welcomes Restoration of ‘Class A’ ATC Services over Somalia

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the reclassification of airspace over Somalia and the surrounding region to Class A. This will take place at one minute past midnight on 26 January 2023 when air traffic control services will be operationally restored after a 30-year disruption.

Somaliland military chief says Sool region still under Somaliland control

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland Military Commander Nuh Ismail Tani denied reports of armed forces entering Las Anod town and emphasized that the administration of the Sool region is under the control of the Somaliland army.
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Somaliland military chief says Sool region still under Somaliland control

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland Military Commander Nuh Ismail Tani denied reports of armed forces entering Las Anod town and emphasized that the administration of the Sool region is under the control of the Somaliland army.

Book Review: “The Youth of God” by Hassan Ghedi Santur, 2019, Toronto: Mawenzi House Publishers, Ltd

The setting of The Youth of God is in Toronto, Canada, and the main message of the novel is to narrate the living condition that the Somali immigrants in Canada are going through. However, before getting further into the themes and details of the novel, it i
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Book Review: “The Youth of God” by Hassan Ghedi Santur, 2019, Toronto: Mawenzi House Publishers, Ltd

The setting of The Youth of God is in Toronto, Canada, and the main message of the novel is to narrate the living condition that the Somali immigrants in Canada are going through. However, before getting further into the themes and details of the novel, it is important to provide some background information about why Somalis immigrated to Canada

Somali PM Meets UNICEF Delegation

Mogadishu, January 25 (QNA) - Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre met Wednesday with a delegation from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), headed by the Regional Director for East and Southern Africa of UNICEF Mohamed Fall.
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Somali PM Meets UNICEF Delegation

Mogadishu, January 25 (QNA) - Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre met Wednesday with a delegation from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), headed by the Regional Director for East and Southern Africa of UNICEF Mohamed Fall.

Hussen defends contract linked to staffer’s sister, won’t rule out rehiring firm

Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen says his constituency office “followed all the rules” when it hired a firm with family ties to a staffer working in his office.
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Hussen defends contract linked to staffer’s sister, won’t rule out rehiring firm

Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen says his constituency office “followed all the rules” when it hired a firm with family ties to a staffer working in his office.

Spartz won’t support McCarthy in denying Omar seat on Foreign Affairs committee

Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) said she will not support Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (Calif.) effort to deny Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, making matters more difficult for the GOP leader as he looks to follow through
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Spartz won’t support McCarthy in denying Omar seat on Foreign Affairs committee

Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) said she will not support Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (Calif.) effort to deny Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, making matters more difficult for the GOP leader as he looks to follow through on his pledge to not seat the congresswoman on the panel.

Transfering sick inmate was ‘more of a political issue than medical,’ doctor tells inquest into immigration detainee’s death

Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan was still suffering from delirium when the hospital started planning to move him back to a maximum-security detention facility.
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Transfering sick inmate was ‘more of a political issue than medical,’ doctor tells inquest into immigration detainee’s death

Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan was still suffering from delirium when the hospital started planning to move him back to a maximum-security detention facility.

Mogadishu residents decry the 'resilience' label as constant bombings by al-Shabaab shatter the city's spirit.

Mohamed Cantoobo's statement, «Your enemies are many, your resilience is much. #Mogadishu,» during the al-Shabaab attack on Benadir Regional Administration's headquarters, was met with a sharp rebuke by Hodan Ali, who stated, «We need to sto
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Mogadishu residents decry the 'resilience' label as constant bombings by al-Shabaab shatter the city's spirit.

Mohamed Cantoobo's statement, «Your enemies are many, your resilience is much. #Mogadishu,» during the al-Shabaab attack on Benadir Regional Administration's headquarters, was met with a sharp rebuke by Hodan Ali, who stated, «We need to stop romanticizing the security governance failure in Mogadishu. It is not resilience.» This exchange of words sparked the realization that it is high time to shed light on the true nature of the ongoing suffering in Mogadishu and to give it the attention it deserves, thus giving birth to the title of this topic.

Food insecurity will continue to deteriorate if rains fail in Horn of Africa: UN

The World Food Program (WFP) said Monday that the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is expanding and deepening after five consecutive below-average rains.
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Food insecurity will continue to deteriorate if rains fail in Horn of Africa: UN

The World Food Program (WFP) said Monday that the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is expanding and deepening after five consecutive below-average rains.

Three wounded in mortar attack near Somali presidential palace

Mogadishu (HOL) - At least two students and a woman were wounded in mortar attack near the Presidential palace in the Somali capital on Tuesday.
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Three wounded in mortar attack near Somali presidential palace

Mogadishu (HOL) - At least two students and a woman were wounded in mortar attack near the Presidential palace in the Somali capital on Tuesday.

Local Somali soccer group says 'discriminatory' rules left players sidelined

A frustrating struggle between a local Somali soccer group and the eastern Ontario soccer association has left dozens of young soccer players on the sidelines because of miscommunication and alleged discrimination, those involved say.
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Local Somali soccer group says 'discriminatory' rules left players sidelined

A frustrating struggle between a local Somali soccer group and the eastern Ontario soccer association has left dozens of young soccer players on the sidelines because of miscommunication and alleged discrimination, those involved say.

President Mohamud opens religious conference to combat Al Shabaab

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud presided over the opening ceremony for a conference of Somali scholars in Mogadishu on Monday aimed at delegitimizing the influence of Al Shabaab.
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President Mohamud opens religious conference to combat Al Shabaab

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud presided over the opening ceremony for a conference of Somali scholars in Mogadishu on Monday aimed at delegitimizing the influence of Al Shabaab.

General Bihi: 47 Al Shabaab killed during two-day operation in Mudug

Mogadishu (HOL) - General Mohamed Tahlil Bihi, infantry commander of the SNA, said that dozens of Al Shabaab fighters were killed by government forces near Harardhere district in an operation on Monday.
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General Bihi: 47 Al Shabaab killed during two-day operation in Mudug

Mogadishu (HOL) - General Mohamed Tahlil Bihi, infantry commander of the SNA, said that dozens of Al Shabaab fighters were killed by government forces near Harardhere district in an operation on Monday.

Terror attacks halt works on crucial Lapsset project

Terrorism is slowing progress.Rising terror attacks have forced security bosses to suspend construction of a crucial road linking Kenya and South Sudan.
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Terror attacks halt works on crucial Lapsset project

Terrorism is slowing progress.Rising terror attacks have forced security bosses to suspend construction of a crucial road linking Kenya and South Sudan.

Raila refuses to recognise Ruto's presidency in Kenya

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has said his political coalition does not recognise William Ruto as the President of Kenya and declared the new Kenyan government as «illegitimate».
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Raila refuses to recognise Ruto's presidency in Kenya

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has said his political coalition does not recognise William Ruto as the President of Kenya and declared the new Kenyan government as «illegitimate».

Clan chief returns to Las Anod for first time since 2007

Las Anod (HOL) - The supreme traditional clan chief of Sool, Sanaag and Ayn regions, Garad Jama Garad Ali, arrived in Las Anod town on Monday, marking his first visit since 2007 when the Somaliland administration took over the city.
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Clan chief returns to Las Anod for first time since 2007

Las Anod (HOL) - The supreme traditional clan chief of Sool, Sanaag and Ayn regions, Garad Jama Garad Ali, arrived in Las Anod town on Monday, marking his first visit since 2007 when the Somaliland administration took over the city.

Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam, ‘One of the World’s cruellest migrant Smugglers’, arrested in Sudan

For East African migrants, the beginning of the year brought rare good news: the arrest of the famous Eritrean trafficker Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam, on January 5 in Khartoum, Sudan, during an international police operation carried out by the United Arab Emi
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Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam, ‘One of the World’s cruellest migrant Smugglers’, arrested in Sudan

For East African migrants, the beginning of the year brought rare good news: the arrest of the famous Eritrean trafficker Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam, on January 5 in Khartoum, Sudan, during an international police operation carried out by the United Arab Emirates with Interpol. Man is “one of the most cruel smugglers in the world”according to the police in the Netherlands, where he was on the list of most wanted criminals.

Today in HISTORY: Ten sheikhs executed by Siad Barre gov't for opposing secular family law

Mogadishu (HOL) - On January 23, 1975, ten religious clerics in Somalia were executed in Somalia's capital by the government of President Siad Barre for protesting against a newly enacted Family Law (Xeerka Qoyska). The law, which was part of the government'
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Today in HISTORY: Ten sheikhs executed by Siad Barre gov't for opposing secular family law

Mogadishu (HOL) - On January 23, 1975, ten religious clerics in Somalia were executed in Somalia's capital by the government of President Siad Barre for protesting against a newly enacted Family Law (Xeerka Qoyska). The law, which was part of the government's revolutionary socialist agenda, aimed to modernize and secularize Somali society by making significant changes to traditional Islamic family structures and practices.

20 Arsenal fans arrested over ‘premier league’ trophy parade in Jinja

Police in Jinja have detained at least 20 supporters of English Premier League football side, Arsenal, over a trophy parade on the city’s streets following the club’s 3-2 defeat inflicted on rivals, Manchester United on Sunday.
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20 Arsenal fans arrested over ‘premier league’ trophy parade in Jinja

Police in Jinja have detained at least 20 supporters of English Premier League football side, Arsenal, over a trophy parade on the city’s streets following the club’s 3-2 defeat inflicted on rivals, Manchester United on Sunday.

Ethiopia's Tigray rebels deny switch of leaders

A spokesperson for the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has denied rumours that there had been a shake-up in its leadership structure in the wake of November’s peace deal with Ethiopia’s government.
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Ethiopia's Tigray rebels deny switch of leaders

A spokesperson for the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has denied rumours that there had been a shake-up in its leadership structure in the wake of November’s peace deal with Ethiopia’s government.

Eritrean troops seen leaving towns in Ethiopia's Tigray

Locals said convoys of Eritrean forces aligned with Ethiopia's government were pulling out. The US hailed the «ongoing withdrawal» as a key step to peace after two years of fighting.
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Eritrean troops seen leaving towns in Ethiopia's Tigray

Locals said convoys of Eritrean forces aligned with Ethiopia's government were pulling out. The US hailed the «ongoing withdrawal» as a key step to peace after two years of fighting.

Somalia condemns Quran burning in Sweden

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali government condemned the Swedish authorities' allowing a far-right, anti-Muslim racist leader to burn a copy of the Quran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday.
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Somalia condemns Quran burning in Sweden

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somali government condemned the Swedish authorities' allowing a far-right, anti-Muslim racist leader to burn a copy of the Quran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday.

Man cleared of rape charges after partner 'forgives' him and withdraws claims

A man charged with raping a woman was cleared of all allegations after she withdrew her claims in court on Sunday.
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Man cleared of rape charges after partner 'forgives' him and withdraws claims

A man charged with raping a woman was cleared of all allegations after she withdrew her claims in court on Sunday.

At least five killed in blast, attack near Mogadishu mayor's office

Islamist fighters set off a bomb then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital on Sunday, killing at least five civilians, the ministry of information said.
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At least five killed in blast, attack near Mogadishu mayor's office

Islamist fighters set off a bomb then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital on Sunday, killing at least five civilians, the ministry of information said.

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