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Seven militants killed in security operation in southern Somalia

Somali security forces backed by the Southwestern state army killed seven al-Shabaab fighters and injured five others on Saturday in an operation in Bardale town in the southern region of Bay, an official confirmed on Sunday.
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Seven militants killed in security operation in southern Somalia

Somali security forces backed by the Southwestern state army killed seven al-Shabaab fighters and injured five others on Saturday in an operation in Bardale town in the southern region of Bay, an official confirmed on Sunday.

Suspected militant disguised as a woman nabbed in Bal’ad

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Security agencies in Bala’d town have arrested a suspected Al-Shabaab operative who disguised himself as a woman with intend of carrying out attacks in the town.
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Suspected militant disguised as a woman nabbed in Bal’ad

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Security agencies in Bala’d town have arrested a suspected Al-Shabaab operative who disguised himself as a woman with intend of carrying out attacks in the town.

Former PM, Hassan Abshir Farah, passes away in Turkey

Mogadishu (HOL) - A significant figure in Somali politics for nearly five decades, former Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah has passed away in Turkey. He was 75 years old.
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Former PM, Hassan Abshir Farah, passes away in Turkey

Mogadishu (HOL) - A significant figure in Somali politics for nearly five decades, former Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah has passed away in Turkey. He was 75 years old.

!Bilowgii Dhamaadka Madaxweynimada Farmaajo!

Sida aan ka dhaxalnay tan iyo burburkii Dowladii Soomaaliya ee 1991, waxaa dowlad kasta oo la sameeyaba hareerayn jiray khilaafaad dhexmara Madaxweynaha iyo Ra’iisal Wasaaraha ama Fulinta (Dowlada) iyo Sharci-dejinta (Baarlmaanka).
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!Bilowgii Dhamaadka Madaxweynimada Farmaajo!

Sida aan ka dhaxalnay tan iyo burburkii Dowladii Soomaaliya ee 1991, waxaa dowlad kasta oo la sameeyaba hareerayn jiray khilaafaad dhexmara Madaxweynaha iyo Ra’iisal Wasaaraha ama Fulinta (Dowlada) iyo Sharci-dejinta (Baarlmaanka).

UN warns of increased FGM and spousal violence in Somalia due to COVID19 lockdown

MOGADISHU (HOL) - COVID19 measures will accelerate spousal violence in homes and increased practice of female genital mutilation in Somalia, the UN has warned calling for the passage of the Sexual Offenses law.
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UN warns of increased FGM and spousal violence in Somalia due to COVID19 lockdown

MOGADISHU (HOL) - COVID19 measures will accelerate spousal violence in homes and increased practice of female genital mutilation in Somalia, the UN has warned calling for the passage of the Sexual Offenses law.

Robert Mueller defends Russia probe, says Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon' in op-ed

Former U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of «paramount importance» and as
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Robert Mueller defends Russia probe, says Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon' in op-ed

Former U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of «paramount importance» and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, «remains a convicted felon, and rightly so» despite the president's decision to commute his prison sentence.

For 20 years, his firm called him Antoine. Now Mohamed is suing.

PARIS — Mohamed Amghar was a 40-year-old software salesman in the final stages of interviewing for a new job in November 1996 when, in his telling, his future boss made a request that left him speechless.
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For 20 years, his firm called him Antoine. Now Mohamed is suing.

PARIS — Mohamed Amghar was a 40-year-old software salesman in the final stages of interviewing for a new job in November 1996 when, in his telling, his future boss made a request that left him speechless.

Moving forward while standing still

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Somalia’s independence from Britain and Italy, a milestone that is weighing heavily on the minds of Somali people around the world. Somalia’s descent into civil war and state collapse
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Moving forward while standing still

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Somalia’s independence from Britain and Italy, a milestone that is weighing heavily on the minds of Somali people around the world. Somalia’s descent into civil war and state collapse

Ethiopian Naval Ambitions

Ethiopia is gradually and steadily opening up doors and minds to international relations. Testament to this was when French President Macron sealed a deal with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed when they met in March 2019.
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Ethiopian Naval Ambitions

Ethiopia is gradually and steadily opening up doors and minds to international relations. Testament to this was when French President Macron sealed a deal with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed when they met in March 2019.

National exams kick off in Somalia amid COVID-19 pandemic

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Thousands of grade 8 students are sitting for their final exams today in Somalia in the midst of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has seen schools countrywide closed.
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National exams kick off in Somalia amid COVID-19 pandemic

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Thousands of grade 8 students are sitting for their final exams today in Somalia in the midst of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has seen schools countrywide closed.

Passport services in Somalia to resume Sunday-Immigration department

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Passport issuance in Somalia will resume July 12, the Department of Immigration has said noting it has sliced off 50% of the application cost.
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Passport services in Somalia to resume Sunday-Immigration department

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Passport issuance in Somalia will resume July 12, the Department of Immigration has said noting it has sliced off 50% of the application cost.

Why would Taiwan need a base in Somaliland?

aiwan and Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia, will establish diplomatic missions in each other’s “capitals”. This was recently reported by the news agency Reuters, citing a statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan Joseph Wu.
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Why would Taiwan need a base in Somaliland?

aiwan and Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia, will establish diplomatic missions in each other’s “capitals”. This was recently reported by the news agency Reuters, citing a statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan Joseph Wu.

Trump commutes sentence of Roger Stone in Case he long denounced

WASHINGTON — President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend Roger J. Stone Jr. on seven felony crimes on Friday, using the power of his office to spare a former campaign adviser days before Mr. Stone was to report to a federal prison to serve
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Trump commutes sentence of Roger Stone in Case he long denounced

WASHINGTON — President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend Roger J. Stone Jr. on seven felony crimes on Friday, using the power of his office to spare a former campaign adviser days before Mr. Stone was to report to a federal prison to serve a 40-month term.

Two-day consultative meeting with FMS leaders set to begin in Dhusamareb

Dhusamareb (HOL) - The Presidents of Somalia's Federal Member States (FMS) will begin their consultative meeting in Dhusamareb on Saturday to discuss cooperation between the regions and the looming elections.
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Two-day consultative meeting with FMS leaders set to begin in Dhusamareb

Dhusamareb (HOL) - The Presidents of Somalia's Federal Member States (FMS) will begin their consultative meeting in Dhusamareb on Saturday to discuss cooperation between the regions and the looming elections.

Ethiopia arrests suspects over Haacaaluu Hundeessaa killing

Ethiopian authorities said they have arrested two suspects over the killing of a popular political singer, whose death last week sparked protests in which hundreds of people were killed.
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Ethiopia arrests suspects over Haacaaluu Hundeessaa killing

Ethiopian authorities said they have arrested two suspects over the killing of a popular political singer, whose death last week sparked protests in which hundreds of people were killed.

US hails Taiwan-Somaliland deal opening fresh battle with China

NAIROBI (HOL) - The US has lauded the new diplomatic relations between Somaliland and Taiwan in what could escalate tensions with China which has vehemently condemned the deal.
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US hails Taiwan-Somaliland deal opening fresh battle with China

NAIROBI (HOL) - The US has lauded the new diplomatic relations between Somaliland and Taiwan in what could escalate tensions with China which has vehemently condemned the deal.

Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

The president of Turkey on Friday formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum.
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Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

The president of Turkey on Friday formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum.

President Qoor Qoor meets regional counterparts ahead of Dhusamareb summit

Dhusamareb (HOL) - The President of Galmudug State Ahmed Abdi Kariye «Qoor Qoor» met with a handful of regional Presidents at his residence on ahead of Saturday's Federal Member State (FMS) meeting in Dhusamareb.
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President Qoor Qoor meets regional counterparts ahead of Dhusamareb summit

Dhusamareb (HOL) - The President of Galmudug State Ahmed Abdi Kariye «Qoor Qoor» met with a handful of regional Presidents at his residence on ahead of Saturday's Federal Member State (FMS) meeting in Dhusamareb.

AMISOM donates medical supplies to Beletweyne General Hospital

Beletweyne —The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday delivered an assortment of medical supplies to Beletweyne Hospital, to benefit local communities and boost medical services at the facility.
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AMISOM donates medical supplies to Beletweyne General Hospital

Beletweyne —The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday delivered an assortment of medical supplies to Beletweyne Hospital, to benefit local communities and boost medical services at the facility.

Kenyan traders demand direct flights to Hargeisa terming Mogadishu air space hostile

The Kenyan business community has said they want a direct route by air to Hargeisa (Somaliland) for them to transport their products terming the route through Mogadishu as hostile.
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Kenyan traders demand direct flights to Hargeisa terming Mogadishu air space hostile

The Kenyan business community has said they want a direct route by air to Hargeisa (Somaliland) for them to transport their products terming the route through Mogadishu as hostile.

Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power

The polite diplomatic façade was maintained but the words of the Egyptian and Ethiopian representatives revealed a belligerence that was hard to disguise.
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Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power

The polite diplomatic façade was maintained but the words of the Egyptian and Ethiopian representatives revealed a belligerence that was hard to disguise.

Sweden's coronavirus death toll is now approaching zero, but experts are warning others not to hail it as a success

By all accounts, Sweden's high rate of coronavirus deaths was evidence that the country had made a horrendous error. Sweden — which did not impose a strict lockdown — suffered 543 deaths per million of its population, compared to just 105 in neighboring D
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Sweden's coronavirus death toll is now approaching zero, but experts are warning others not to hail it as a success

By all accounts, Sweden's high rate of coronavirus deaths was evidence that the country had made a horrendous error. Sweden — which did not impose a strict lockdown — suffered 543 deaths per million of its population, compared to just 105 in neighboring Denmark. The Swedish death toll has been roughly 11 times worse than Norway's, on a per capita basis.

UAE, Saudi Arabia stall on US-led talks to end feud between Gulf countries: Report

In a last-minute move, the United Arab Emirates urged Saudi Arabia to hold off supporting a US-backed proposal aimed at resolving a three-year diplomatic feud among Gulf countries, Fox News reported.
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UAE, Saudi Arabia stall on US-led talks to end feud between Gulf countries: Report

In a last-minute move, the United Arab Emirates urged Saudi Arabia to hold off supporting a US-backed proposal aimed at resolving a three-year diplomatic feud among Gulf countries, Fox News reported.

Advocates compile resource list for Somali Canadian sexual violence survivors

The death of an American Black Lives Matter activist has inspired two Canadian women to compile a list of resources for Somali Canadian survivors of sexual violence.
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Advocates compile resource list for Somali Canadian sexual violence survivors

The death of an American Black Lives Matter activist has inspired two Canadian women to compile a list of resources for Somali Canadian survivors of sexual violence.

Israel Hawks Are Spending Big To Unseat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

Right-leaning pro-Israel groups are targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and outspoken critic of the Israeli government who is one of the most high-profile progressive members of Congress.
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Israel Hawks Are Spending Big To Unseat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

Right-leaning pro-Israel groups are targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and outspoken critic of the Israeli government who is one of the most high-profile progressive members of Congress.

‘We’re Free:’ Residents in Melbourne’s 8 public housing towers react to end of hard lockdowns

Residents and community members who struggled through Melbourne’s public housing lockdown are celebrating after Victorian authorities announced they will relax the severe restrictions on eight of the nine towers.
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‘We’re Free:’ Residents in Melbourne’s 8 public housing towers react to end of hard lockdowns

Residents and community members who struggled through Melbourne’s public housing lockdown are celebrating after Victorian authorities announced they will relax the severe restrictions on eight of the nine towers.

The Somali cabinet gives the PM a green light to engage the federal member states on upcoming elections

MOGADISHU (HOL) - During today’s virtual Cabinet meeting, the Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre has signalled to his objections to term extension to the current government’s mandate and stated that Somalia is at a stage where it needs to have a broa
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The Somali cabinet gives the PM a green light to engage the federal member states on upcoming elections

MOGADISHU (HOL) - During today’s virtual Cabinet meeting, the Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre has signalled to his objections to term extension to the current government’s mandate and stated that Somalia is at a stage where it needs to have a broader consultation and agreed consensus on the way forward to conduct elections which commands the support of the Somali stakeholders.

PM Khaire warns of constitutional crisis should elections be delayed

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia will plunge into political and constitutional crisis should elections be delayed, Prime Minister Hassan Khaire has said pouring cold water on proposals by the electoral body NIEC which sought up to 13 months to conduct the exercise.
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PM Khaire warns of constitutional crisis should elections be delayed

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia will plunge into political and constitutional crisis should elections be delayed, Prime Minister Hassan Khaire has said pouring cold water on proposals by the electoral body NIEC which sought up to 13 months to conduct the exercise.

Nigeria Resumes Domestic Flights Amid Pandemic

Officials in Nigeria say domestic flights are now available for the first time since restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus began.
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Nigeria Resumes Domestic Flights Amid Pandemic

Officials in Nigeria say domestic flights are now available for the first time since restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus began.

Rebuild Twin Cities: Banadir Pharmacy forging ahead despite unprecedented challenges

Small businesses in the Twin Cities are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent unrest.
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Rebuild Twin Cities: Banadir Pharmacy forging ahead despite unprecedented challenges

Small businesses in the Twin Cities are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent unrest.

Growth in East African region will slump in 2020 – AfDB

Rwanda’s economic growth, like the rest of the region, is expected to decelerate in 2020 before picking up slightly in 2021, according to the latest outlook of the African Development Bank released Wednesday.
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Growth in East African region will slump in 2020 – AfDB

Rwanda’s economic growth, like the rest of the region, is expected to decelerate in 2020 before picking up slightly in 2021, according to the latest outlook of the African Development Bank released Wednesday.

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