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Senior al-Shabab militant surrenders to Somali forces

A senior al-Shabab militant on Monday surrendered to Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Hudur town in the southern region of Bakol, officials confirmed.
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Senior al-Shabab militant surrenders to Somali forces

A senior al-Shabab militant on Monday surrendered to Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Hudur town in the southern region of Bakol, officials confirmed.

Jeff Bezos, The World’s Richest Man, Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

“I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.⁣⁣⁣”
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Jeff Bezos, The World’s Richest Man, Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

“I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.⁣⁣⁣”

Slain Somali journalist had received death threats

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A freelance journalist who was shot dead in Afgooye Monday had received death threats from the militant group Al-Shabaab in 2019 over his reporting, a journalists’ group has said.
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Slain Somali journalist had received death threats

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A freelance journalist who was shot dead in Afgooye Monday had received death threats from the militant group Al-Shabaab in 2019 over his reporting, a journalists’ group has said.

'Kobe, Kobe, Kobe;' All-Star Game crowd pays tribute to fallen star

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A jam-packed United Center fell silent for eight seconds before Sunday’s 69th NBA All-Star game as some 21,000 fans joined hands to pay their respects to the late Kobe Bryant, the global sports icon who dominated professional basketball
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'Kobe, Kobe, Kobe;' All-Star Game crowd pays tribute to fallen star

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A jam-packed United Center fell silent for eight seconds before Sunday’s 69th NBA All-Star game as some 21,000 fans joined hands to pay their respects to the late Kobe Bryant, the global sports icon who dominated professional basketball for two decades.

Young Somalis Step in Where Government Fails

In a country that has endured three decades of chaos — from extremist attacks and environmental crises — the responders, medics, road-builders and educators are often not government workers, but young volunteers.
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Young Somalis Step in Where Government Fails

In a country that has endured three decades of chaos — from extremist attacks and environmental crises — the responders, medics, road-builders and educators are often not government workers, but young volunteers.

Somaliland cabinet did not approve Farmaajo’s visit-official

HARGEISA (HOL) - Somaliland cabinet has refuted media reports that it approved a joint visit by Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo and Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed to Hargeisa but a senior federal politician from the break-away region has confirmed the meeting.
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Somaliland cabinet did not approve Farmaajo’s visit-official

HARGEISA (HOL) - Somaliland cabinet has refuted media reports that it approved a joint visit by Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo and Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed to Hargeisa but a senior federal politician from the break-away region has confirmed the meeting.

SJS condemns murder of journalist in Afgoye

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns in the strongest terms possible in the killing of a young freelance TV and radio journalist, Abdiwali Ali Hassan aka Abdiwali Onine) who was shot dead in Afgoye town, 30KM south of Mogadishu, on Sunday evening 16 Fe
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SJS condemns murder of journalist in Afgoye

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns in the strongest terms possible in the killing of a young freelance TV and radio journalist, Abdiwali Ali Hassan aka Abdiwali Onine) who was shot dead in Afgoye town, 30KM south of Mogadishu, on Sunday evening 16 February, 2020.

Mogadishu city employee gets 3 years in jail for previous Shabaab membership

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A military court in Mogadishu sentenced to three years a city administration official for former membership of the outlawed militant group Al-Shabaab.
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Mogadishu city employee gets 3 years in jail for previous Shabaab membership

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A military court in Mogadishu sentenced to three years a city administration official for former membership of the outlawed militant group Al-Shabaab.

Abiy wants trip to Hargeisa with Somali president - Somaliland top official

A high-ranking official in Somaliland has confirmed a possible visit to Hargeisa by Ethiopian Prime Minister and the Somali president in the coming week. Hargeisa is capital of Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia.
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Abiy wants trip to Hargeisa with Somali president - Somaliland top official

A high-ranking official in Somaliland has confirmed a possible visit to Hargeisa by Ethiopian Prime Minister and the Somali president in the coming week. Hargeisa is capital of Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia.

Kenya rejects Cuba’s ransom deal for its doctors held by Shabaab

NAIROBI (HOL) - Cuba is pushing for a ransom deal to secure the release of its two citizens being held hostage by the militant group Al-Shabaab but Kenya is reluctant to accede to the proposal, HOL has learnt.
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Kenya rejects Cuba’s ransom deal for its doctors held by Shabaab

NAIROBI (HOL) - Cuba is pushing for a ransom deal to secure the release of its two citizens being held hostage by the militant group Al-Shabaab but Kenya is reluctant to accede to the proposal, HOL has learnt.

Musqmaasuq iyo KASTAMYADA Dawladda

Kastamyadu badanka waa haayad madaxbanaan (authority Agency) ama waa wax (department) hoos timaada Waasaradda Maaliyadda/Dakhliga/Ganacsiga. Kastamyadu waxa ay maamulaan isu socodka alaabaha iskaga
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Musqmaasuq iyo KASTAMYADA Dawladda

Kastamyadu badanka waa haayad madaxbanaan (authority Agency) ama waa wax (department) hoos timaada Waasaradda Maaliyadda/Dakhliga/Ganacsiga. Kastamyadu waxa ay maamulaan isu socodka alaabaha iskaga

Letter from Africa: 'Why I'm glad I left the UK to go home'

In common with a lot of Africans who have lived outside the continent, as I neared 60 I started to plan a return home, after spending far too long living in the West.
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Letter from Africa: 'Why I'm glad I left the UK to go home'

In common with a lot of Africans who have lived outside the continent, as I neared 60 I started to plan a return home, after spending far too long living in the West.

Turkish president Erdogan accuses Russia of managing Libyan war ‘at highest level’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia of managing the Libyan conflict “at the highest level”, local media reported Saturday, as Ankara-Moscow tensions mount.
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Turkish president Erdogan accuses Russia of managing Libyan war ‘at highest level’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia of managing the Libyan conflict “at the highest level”, local media reported Saturday, as Ankara-Moscow tensions mount.

Hormuud Telecom ‘Creating jobs and improving lives’

The telecommunication giant Hormuud has created thousands of employment opportunities for the Somali people. Before the private sector revival, the only job opportunities were largely in agriculture and fishing.
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Hormuud Telecom ‘Creating jobs and improving lives’

The telecommunication giant Hormuud has created thousands of employment opportunities for the Somali people. Before the private sector revival, the only job opportunities were largely in agriculture and fishing.

Kenya dismisses Djibouti's 'illegitimate' remarks over UNSC seat

Kenya has hit back at Djibouti for contesting against its endorsement by AU to represent Africa at the United Nations Security Council.
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Kenya dismisses Djibouti's 'illegitimate' remarks over UNSC seat

Kenya has hit back at Djibouti for contesting against its endorsement by AU to represent Africa at the United Nations Security Council.

Leaflets with bounty on top American Shabaab operative appear in Bay region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Unidentified aircrafts Friday dropped leaflets in Bay region in south western Somalia containing an appeal for information leading to the capture of a U.S citizen said to be fighting alongside Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
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Leaflets with bounty on top American Shabaab operative appear in Bay region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Unidentified aircrafts Friday dropped leaflets in Bay region in south western Somalia containing an appeal for information leading to the capture of a U.S citizen said to be fighting alongside Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

African Union elects Paul Kagame as chairperson to lead African Agenda 2063

The African Union (AU) has unanimously elected President Paul Kagame as the new chairperson of one of its new agencies that will drive the continent towards vision 2063.
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African Union elects Paul Kagame as chairperson to lead African Agenda 2063

The African Union (AU) has unanimously elected President Paul Kagame as the new chairperson of one of its new agencies that will drive the continent towards vision 2063.

Somaliland And UAE Form Partnership To Increase Camel Milk Production

Somaliland and the United Arab Emirates have engaged in a joint effort to help camel farmers improve the quality and quantity of camel milk for the local and export market.
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Somaliland And UAE Form Partnership To Increase Camel Milk Production

Somaliland and the United Arab Emirates have engaged in a joint effort to help camel farmers improve the quality and quantity of camel milk for the local and export market.

Bihi, Farmajo Meeting To Feature In Ethiopia PM’s Talks

The expansion of the Somaliland Port of Berbera and the meeting between Somaliland and Somalia leaders will be among the discussions points between Ethiopia Prime Minister Aby Ahmed and the United Arab Emirates leadership this weekend.
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Bihi, Farmajo Meeting To Feature In Ethiopia PM’s Talks

The expansion of the Somaliland Port of Berbera and the meeting between Somaliland and Somalia leaders will be among the discussions points between Ethiopia Prime Minister Aby Ahmed and the United Arab Emirates leadership this weekend.

Somali man caught posing as woman to go to UK

Observant policemen and a trace of foundation on the earphones he was wearing meant the game was up for Ibrahim M.'s attempt to illegally go to the United Kingdom.
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Somali man caught posing as woman to go to UK

Observant policemen and a trace of foundation on the earphones he was wearing meant the game was up for Ibrahim M.'s attempt to illegally go to the United Kingdom.

Sri Lanka to contribute Rs 163 million to Somalia

The Cabinet has approved the decision to contribute 163 million rupees as a total contribution from Sri Lanka for the arrears amounts recovery and loan concessionary package for the reformation process of Somalia.
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Sri Lanka to contribute Rs 163 million to Somalia

The Cabinet has approved the decision to contribute 163 million rupees as a total contribution from Sri Lanka for the arrears amounts recovery and loan concessionary package for the reformation process of Somalia.

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.
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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.

U.N. aviation agency ICAO forecasts $4-5 billion hit to first-quarter airline revenue from virus

The U.N.’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forecast global airline revenue could fall by $4 billion to $5 billion in the first quarter due to flight cancellations linked to the coronavirus outbreak, it said in a statement.
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U.N. aviation agency ICAO forecasts $4-5 billion hit to first-quarter airline revenue from virus

The U.N.’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forecast global airline revenue could fall by $4 billion to $5 billion in the first quarter due to flight cancellations linked to the coronavirus outbreak, it said in a statement.

IMF and World Bank Consider Somalia Eligible for Assistance Under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative

The Executive Boards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank met, on February 12 and 13, respectively, to consider Somalia’s eligibility for debt relief under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.
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IMF and World Bank Consider Somalia Eligible for Assistance Under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative

The Executive Boards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank met, on February 12 and 13, respectively, to consider Somalia’s eligibility for debt relief under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.

Somali remittance company Al Barakat removed from U.S sanctions list

WASHINGTON (HOL) - The U.S Treasury Department has formally removed Al Barakat Group of Companies, a remittance company owned by a Somali from its sanctions list close to two decades after it froze the company’s assets subjecting thousands of Somalia into s
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Somali remittance company Al Barakat removed from U.S sanctions list

WASHINGTON (HOL) - The U.S Treasury Department has formally removed Al Barakat Group of Companies, a remittance company owned by a Somali from its sanctions list close to two decades after it froze the company’s assets subjecting thousands of Somalia into suffering as they could not access their money held by the company.

SJS welcomes AI’s findings on Somalia’s freedom expression

Somali Journalists (SJS) welcomes Amnesty International report entitled ”We live in Perpetual Fear: Violations and Abuses of Freedom of Expression in Somalia” that documented violations and abuses against Freedom of Expression in Somalia in the past thre
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SJS welcomes AI’s findings on Somalia’s freedom expression

Somali Journalists (SJS) welcomes Amnesty International report entitled ”We live in Perpetual Fear: Violations and Abuses of Freedom of Expression in Somalia” that documented violations and abuses against Freedom of Expression in Somalia in the past three years, which is the first ever report on the state of Press freedom of Somalia by an international organization since 2015 and the first report since President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo came to office in early 2017.

Somalia tears into Amnesty report, says based on ‘fabrications’ and ‘ludicrous claims’

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali government has dismissed the just released Amnesty International report on media freedom in the country as ‘fabrications’ and ‘ludicrous claims’ devoid of any evidence.
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Somalia tears into Amnesty report, says based on ‘fabrications’ and ‘ludicrous claims’

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali government has dismissed the just released Amnesty International report on media freedom in the country as ‘fabrications’ and ‘ludicrous claims’ devoid of any evidence.

Ilhan Omar Pitches A New ‘Progressive Baseline’ For U.S. Foreign Policy

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced a broad package of bills Wednesday that would amount to an overhaul of America’s approach to global affairs. It’s a bold move for the already high-profile first-term representative — and one that gives her a bigger r
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Ilhan Omar Pitches A New ‘Progressive Baseline’ For U.S. Foreign Policy

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced a broad package of bills Wednesday that would amount to an overhaul of America’s approach to global affairs. It’s a bold move for the already high-profile first-term representative — and one that gives her a bigger role...

U.S. Removes Sanctions on Somali Group of Companies

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday delisted a Somali-owned group of companies chiefly involved in remittances, closing a chapter in sanctions history that dates back to the beginning of the War on Terror.
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U.S. Removes Sanctions on Somali Group of Companies

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday delisted a Somali-owned group of companies chiefly involved in remittances, closing a chapter in sanctions history that dates back to the beginning of the War on Terror.

U.S resumes aid to Somali army, ties it to operations against terrorism

NAIROBI (HOL) -The U.S has resumed support to Somali National Army two years after it suspended following corruption claims but remained categorical the support will only be tied to operations ‘focused on defeating terrorist organizations.’
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U.S resumes aid to Somali army, ties it to operations against terrorism

NAIROBI (HOL) -The U.S has resumed support to Somali National Army two years after it suspended following corruption claims but remained categorical the support will only be tied to operations ‘focused on defeating terrorist organizations.’

Somali troops still vulnerable to al-Shabaab outside Mogadishu, Pentagon says

Troops loyal to Somalia’s Federal Government in Mogadishu are not yet ready to stand on their own against al-Shabaab militants in the country’s south, the U.S. Defense Department said in a new report.
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Somali troops still vulnerable to al-Shabaab outside Mogadishu, Pentagon says

Troops loyal to Somalia’s Federal Government in Mogadishu are not yet ready to stand on their own against al-Shabaab militants in the country’s south, the U.S. Defense Department said in a new report.

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