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Ethiopian Airlines frustrating open skies deal - Mikosz

Kenya Airways has accused Ethiopian Airlines of protectionism and government backing to become largest transfer hub for long-haul travel to Africa.
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Ethiopian Airlines frustrating open skies deal - Mikosz

Kenya Airways has accused Ethiopian Airlines of protectionism and government backing to become largest transfer hub for long-haul travel to Africa.

This $100 Million Indian Wedding Will Put Crazy Rich Asians to Shame

Bloomberg) — India is preparing for what could be one of the world’s most expensive weddings ever, a spectacle that could even put the fictional nuptials in Crazy Rich Asians to shame.
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This $100 Million Indian Wedding Will Put Crazy Rich Asians to Shame

Bloomberg) — India is preparing for what could be one of the world’s most expensive weddings ever, a spectacle that could even put the fictional nuptials in Crazy Rich Asians to shame.

Huawei: Chinese media says Canada will pay 'heavy price' if CFO isn't released

Country steps up pressure as Canada cancels a trade mission and Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing adjourned until Tuesday
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Huawei: Chinese media says Canada will pay 'heavy price' if CFO isn't released

Country steps up pressure as Canada cancels a trade mission and Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing adjourned until Tuesday

Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty figh
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Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election.

EU court ruling boosts Brexit opponents

The European Union’s top court ruled on Monday that the British government may reverse its decision to leave the bloc without consulting other member states in a decision welcomed by those campaigning to stop Brexit.
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EU court ruling boosts Brexit opponents

The European Union’s top court ruled on Monday that the British government may reverse its decision to leave the bloc without consulting other member states in a decision welcomed by those campaigning to stop Brexit.

As Somalis flee to cities, Mogadishu becomes most crowded city in Africa

Conflict and natural disasters from 2017 – 2018 caused massive displacement to cities – says new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
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As Somalis flee to cities, Mogadishu becomes most crowded city in Africa

Conflict and natural disasters from 2017 – 2018 caused massive displacement to cities – says new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Malmö Lunch: Somali anjero, sambosa and baasto at Marka Cadey

Malmö might not have an Ethiopian Restaurant, but you can still get a plate of delicious sour, spongy pancakes at Marka Cadey, the city’s only Somali establishment.
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Malmö Lunch: Somali anjero, sambosa and baasto at Marka Cadey

Malmö might not have an Ethiopian Restaurant, but you can still get a plate of delicious sour, spongy pancakes at Marka Cadey, the city’s only Somali establishment.

Low turnout in Mandera military recruitment due to poor KCSE grades

There was low turn-out for the Kenya Defense Forces recruitment excise in Mandera county as candidates kept off due to low KCSE grades.
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Low turnout in Mandera military recruitment due to poor KCSE grades

There was low turn-out for the Kenya Defense Forces recruitment excise in Mandera county as candidates kept off due to low KCSE grades.

Turkey finances dam to tackle Djibouti floods

A water dam being constructed by a Turkish state-run agency near Djibouti’s capital will help prevent flooding and introduce vital agriculture in the Horn of Africa nation.
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Turkey finances dam to tackle Djibouti floods

A water dam being constructed by a Turkish state-run agency near Djibouti’s capital will help prevent flooding and introduce vital agriculture in the Horn of Africa nation.

Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia’s livestock market into the digital economy

Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country’s gross domestic product.
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Crowdfarming is being used to bring Somalia’s livestock market into the digital economy

Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country’s gross domestic product.

Motion Filed to Impeach Somali President: Statement

MOGADISHU (REUTERS) - The top official of Somali's parliament administration said on Sunday he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the country's president, Mohamed Abdullahi, but the grounds for the move were unclear.
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Motion Filed to Impeach Somali President: Statement

MOGADISHU (REUTERS) - The top official of Somali's parliament administration said on Sunday he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the country's president, Mohamed Abdullahi, but the grounds for the move were unclear.

China sends new naval fleet for escort mission

The 31st fleet from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy has left the port city of Zhanjiang in south China's Guangdong Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort civilian ships.
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China sends new naval fleet for escort mission

The 31st fleet from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy has left the port city of Zhanjiang in south China's Guangdong Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort civilian ships.

Police seal off Boni forest in hunt for Italian’s kidnappers

It has been more than two-weeks since gunmen abducted Italian social worker Silvia Romano, but little has been heard concerning her whereabouts or well-being.
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Police seal off Boni forest in hunt for Italian’s kidnappers

It has been more than two-weeks since gunmen abducted Italian social worker Silvia Romano, but little has been heard concerning her whereabouts or well-being.

Can Innovation work in crisis-affected areas?

Somalia has lately been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. Two of the world’s leading broadcasters – the BBC and Reuters – have hailed the country’s efforts to tap into the potential of youth in finding innovative technical solutions to
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Can Innovation work in crisis-affected areas?

Somalia has lately been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. Two of the world’s leading broadcasters – the BBC and Reuters – have hailed the country’s efforts to tap into the potential of youth in finding innovative technical solutions to development issues.

John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, would step down by the end of the year, the latest move in a long-planned staff shake-up as the president heads into the 2020 campaign facing growing peril from the specia
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John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, would step down by the end of the year, the latest move in a long-planned staff shake-up as the president heads into the 2020 campaign facing growing peril from the special counsel and newly empowered Democrats.

Row over candidate leaves Somalia election in doubt

The determination by the Somalia federal government to influence the outcome of the Southwest State’s presidential election has raised doubts about whether the polls will still be held on December 19 having already been postponed three times.
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Row over candidate leaves Somalia election in doubt

The determination by the Somalia federal government to influence the outcome of the Southwest State’s presidential election has raised doubts about whether the polls will still be held on December 19 having already been postponed three times.

Speaker of the Somali Parliament opposes disbanding of Finance Committee

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The speaker of the Somali Parliament Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman has opposed the decision to disband the parliamentary oversight committee on finance.
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Speaker of the Somali Parliament opposes disbanding of Finance Committee

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The speaker of the Somali Parliament Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman has opposed the decision to disband the parliamentary oversight committee on finance.

Indian Navy ship seizes arms, ammunition off Somali coast

New Delhi - An Indian Navy ship, deployed on anti- piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, has seized arms and ammunition off the coast of Somalia in a quick operation, officials said Saturday.
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Indian Navy ship seizes arms, ammunition off Somali coast

New Delhi - An Indian Navy ship, deployed on anti- piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, has seized arms and ammunition off the coast of Somalia in a quick operation, officials said Saturday.

A football hero for a new generation of Somali-Americans

When the clock on the scoreboard hit zero, Hamza Mohamed was jubilant. His high school football team had just advanced to the state quarterfinals for the first time in 30 years. His friends and family rushed the field. His older brother, Kaafi Adeys, kissed h
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A football hero for a new generation of Somali-Americans

When the clock on the scoreboard hit zero, Hamza Mohamed was jubilant. His high school football team had just advanced to the state quarterfinals for the first time in 30 years. His friends and family rushed the field. His older brother, Kaafi Adeys, kissed him on the cheek, wrapped an arm around his neck and embraced him.

Miraa is not our focus on Nairobi-Mogadishu route, says Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways was expected to launch Nairobi-Mogadishu flights on Wednesday December 5 but this was never to happen. In an interview with Macharia Kamau, the airline explained interest in the new route and developments on new Nairobi-New York route.
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Miraa is not our focus on Nairobi-Mogadishu route, says Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways was expected to launch Nairobi-Mogadishu flights on Wednesday December 5 but this was never to happen. In an interview with Macharia Kamau, the airline explained interest in the new route and developments on new Nairobi-New York route.

Football fraternity in Somalia divided ahead of FIFA President Infantino’s visit

The football fraternity in Somalia is a divided house even over the running of the sport even as the country awaits for the historic visit by FIFA President.
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Football fraternity in Somalia divided ahead of FIFA President Infantino’s visit

The football fraternity in Somalia is a divided house even over the running of the sport even as the country awaits for the historic visit by FIFA President.

Bloody rivalry erupts between al-Shabab, IS group in Somalia

A bloody rivalry has emerged between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters allied to the Islamic State group, who have begun demanding protection payments from major businesses, officials tell The Associated Press
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Bloody rivalry erupts between al-Shabab, IS group in Somalia

A bloody rivalry has emerged between extremist groups in Somalia as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters allied to the Islamic State group, who have begun demanding protection payments from major businesses, officials tell The Associated Press.

Military chiefs approve framework for exit of AU troops from Somalia

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- Military chiefs from eight African countries that contribute troops to Somalia have approved a strategic document that will guide security operations and the exit of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
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Military chiefs approve framework for exit of AU troops from Somalia

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- Military chiefs from eight African countries that contribute troops to Somalia have approved a strategic document that will guide security operations and the exit of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Norway, Somalia, and the Specters of Terror

TWO NEW STORIES about terrorism — 22 July, a film by British director Paul Greengrass, and the novel North of Dawn by Somali author Nuruddin Farah — enter our imaginations by way of Norway, known more for its majestic fjords and white nights than for its
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Norway, Somalia, and the Specters of Terror

TWO NEW STORIES about terrorism — 22 July, a film by British director Paul Greengrass, and the novel North of Dawn by Somali author Nuruddin Farah — enter our imaginations by way of Norway, known more for its majestic fjords and white nights than for its fraught politics

Will a foreign prosecutor solve Kenya's corruption problem?

Ahead of the high profile hearing of a corruption case against Kenya’s deputy chief justice on Thursday, the government has hired a foreign attorney to prosecute high-profile state corruption cases.
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Will a foreign prosecutor solve Kenya's corruption problem?

Ahead of the high profile hearing of a corruption case against Kenya’s deputy chief justice on Thursday, the government has hired a foreign attorney to prosecute high-profile state corruption cases.

Canada’s immigration policies must not be dictated by UN migration pact: Scheer

Federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer is demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not sign a UN pact on migration, saying Canada’s immigration policies should not be dictated by an international agreement.
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Canada’s immigration policies must not be dictated by UN migration pact: Scheer

Federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer is demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not sign a UN pact on migration, saying Canada’s immigration policies should not be dictated by an international agreement.

Kenya Airways puts off direct flights to Mogadishu indefinitely

Kenya Airways has postponed the launch of its direct flight from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the Somali capital Mogadishu indefinitely.
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Kenya Airways puts off direct flights to Mogadishu indefinitely

Kenya Airways has postponed the launch of its direct flight from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the Somali capital Mogadishu indefinitely.

Somali women in Sanag ban menfolk from chewing narcotic leaf khat

A campaign led by wives and mothers in a small village in northern Somalia’s Sanag region has led to a ban on the ubiquitously popular leafy stimulant khat.
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Somali women in Sanag ban menfolk from chewing narcotic leaf khat

A campaign led by wives and mothers in a small village in northern Somalia’s Sanag region has led to a ban on the ubiquitously popular leafy stimulant khat.

US: Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder

Senators emerged from a closed-door briefing with the CIA director on Tuesday and accused the Saudi crown prince of complicity in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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US: Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder

Senators emerged from a closed-door briefing with the CIA director on Tuesday and accused the Saudi crown prince of complicity in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

150 students and some staff at Ridgemont High School possibly exposed to tuberculosis

Ottawa Public Health is investigating the possibility that 150 students and some staff at Ridgemont High School were exposed to a student with active tuberculosis.
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150 students and some staff at Ridgemont High School possibly exposed to tuberculosis

Ottawa Public Health is investigating the possibility that 150 students and some staff at Ridgemont High School were exposed to a student with active tuberculosis.

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