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Sudan's Opposition Alliance Chooses Prime Minister

KHARTOUM, SUDAN - Sudan's Forces of Freedom and Change, the country's main opposition alliance, has nominated economist Mohammed Abdalla Hamdok to serve as prime minister in the country's transitional government
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Sudan's Opposition Alliance Chooses Prime Minister

KHARTOUM, SUDAN - Sudan's Forces of Freedom and Change, the country's main opposition alliance, has nominated economist Mohammed Abdalla Hamdok to serve as prime minister in the country's transitional government

Deaths on the road to Mogadishu as the sick in Wanleweyn have no hospital

Ismahan Hassan Ahmed’s brother, Abdifitah, died last week at the family home in southern Somalia’s Wanleweyn, after failing to get affordable treatment for an illness.
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Deaths on the road to Mogadishu as the sick in Wanleweyn have no hospital

Ismahan Hassan Ahmed’s brother, Abdifitah, died last week at the family home in southern Somalia’s Wanleweyn, after failing to get affordable treatment for an illness.

Madobe, JBIEC bow to pressure from IC to ease election rules, allow registeration for presidential candidates

KISMAYO (HOL) - Authorities in Jubbaland Friday acceded to pressure from the international community to ease election rules to allow for registration of more presidential candidates.
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Madobe, JBIEC bow to pressure from IC to ease election rules, allow registeration for presidential candidates

KISMAYO (HOL) - Authorities in Jubbaland Friday acceded to pressure from the international community to ease election rules to allow for registration of more presidential candidates.

People of Jubalands are in Between two Hard Rocks

As outlined in my letter to the Somali President: Looming political Conflict in Jubbaland on December 26th 2018, today people of Jubbaland are in between two hard rocks and are in a race against time. The letter to the President that time put forward some ma
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People of Jubalands are in Between two Hard Rocks

As outlined in my letter to the Somali President: Looming political Conflict in Jubbaland on December 26th 2018, today people of Jubbaland are in between two hard rocks and are in a race against time. The letter to the President that time put forward some major principles or guidelines that were necessary for peaceful and progressive Jubbaland.

Coalition For Change & Clan Elders Meeting With Somalia International Partners

The Jubaland Council for Change together with the traditional clan leaders had a meeting with Somalia international partners lead by the UNSG Special Representative for Somalia and Head of UNSOM Amb. James Swan. Amb. Swan who officially opened the meeting st
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Coalition For Change & Clan Elders Meeting With Somalia International Partners

The Jubaland Council for Change together with the traditional clan leaders had a meeting with Somalia international partners lead by the UNSG Special Representative for Somalia and Head of UNSOM Amb. James Swan. Amb. Swan who officially opened the meeting stated that the International Community’s position in funding ways to comprehensively improve the electoral process of Jubaland to one acceptable to all stakeholders.

AU, UN call for peaceful, credible polls in Somali state

The African Union and UN have called for peaceful and credible elections in Jubaland, southern Somalia, saying the polls slated for Aug. 24 are critical for the country's stability.
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AU, UN call for peaceful, credible polls in Somali state

The African Union and UN have called for peaceful and credible elections in Jubaland, southern Somalia, saying the polls slated for Aug. 24 are critical for the country's stability.

Israel bars US congresswomen - with a nudge from Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump’s domestic fight against politica
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Israel bars US congresswomen - with a nudge from Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump’s domestic fight against political rivals at home.

Family in Kenya's Siaya seeks justice after son’s death in Puntland of Somalia

A family in Bondo, Siaya County is in grief after learning of the death of their son in Bosaso Port, the commercial capital of the autonomous Puntland State of Somalia, a region in northeastern Somalia.
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Family in Kenya's Siaya seeks justice after son’s death in Puntland of Somalia

A family in Bondo, Siaya County is in grief after learning of the death of their son in Bosaso Port, the commercial capital of the autonomous Puntland State of Somalia, a region in northeastern Somalia.

Israel denies entry to outspoken Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

The Israeli government said Thursday it would bar two Democratic congresswomen who support the Palestinian-led boycott movement from entering the country, a move that drew swift rebukes from Democratic leaders in Congress as well as the leading pro-Israel lob
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Israel denies entry to outspoken Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

The Israeli government said Thursday it would bar two Democratic congresswomen who support the Palestinian-led boycott movement from entering the country, a move that drew swift rebukes from Democratic leaders in Congress as well as the leading pro-Israel lobbying group in the U.S.

Qatar strongly condemns bombing in Southern Somalia

Doha: The State of Qatar has strongly condemned the bombing that occurred near a military base in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, killing one person.
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Qatar strongly condemns bombing in Southern Somalia

Doha: The State of Qatar has strongly condemned the bombing that occurred near a military base in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, killing one person.

Somalia Assesses Al-Shabab Moles' Infiltration of Government

The July 24 suicide bombing that killed the mayor of Somalia's capital was disturbing on multiple levels, security experts say. Abdirahman Omar Osman was slain by one of his own aides, who was female and blind, and who acted in concert with another one of hi
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Somalia Assesses Al-Shabab Moles' Infiltration of Government

The July 24 suicide bombing that killed the mayor of Somalia's capital was disturbing on multiple levels, security experts say. Abdirahman Omar Osman was slain by one of his own aides, who was female and blind, and who acted in concert with another one of his employees, also female.

Israel’s ban of Omar and Tlaib is a grave misstep

The Post reports, “Caught between the opposing views of President Trump and Democratic leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed himself on Thursday and decided to prohibit Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from visiti
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Israel’s ban of Omar and Tlaib is a grave misstep

The Post reports, “Caught between the opposing views of President Trump and Democratic leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed himself on Thursday and decided to prohibit Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from visiting Israel during a trip scheduled to start Sunday.”

No deal for Ethiopian emissary to Jubbaland as Madobe shrugs off poll talks

KISMAYO (HOL) - A team of Ethiopian military and intelligence officials allegedly at the behest of Villa Somalia to negotiate a deal with Jubbaland president Ahmed Madobe over the incoming presidential elections returned from Kismayu disgraced after Madobe re
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No deal for Ethiopian emissary to Jubbaland as Madobe shrugs off poll talks

KISMAYO (HOL) - A team of Ethiopian military and intelligence officials allegedly at the behest of Villa Somalia to negotiate a deal with Jubbaland president Ahmed Madobe over the incoming presidential elections returned from Kismayu disgraced after Madobe reportedly gave them a cold shoulder.

Kenya extends direct flights ban from Somalia for another three months

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Travellers from Mogadishu will still have to contend with another three months of stop-over in Kenya’s north east after aviation authorities in Nairobi extended the direct flights ban to November this year.
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Kenya extends direct flights ban from Somalia for another three months

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Travellers from Mogadishu will still have to contend with another three months of stop-over in Kenya’s north east after aviation authorities in Nairobi extended the direct flights ban to November this year.

AMISOM and FGS Commence Audit Of Companies And Organisations

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday commenced a physical audit of companies and organizations operating within the Aden Abdulle International Airport protected area.
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AMISOM and FGS Commence Audit Of Companies And Organisations

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday commenced a physical audit of companies and organizations operating within the Aden Abdulle International Airport protected area.

Man charged with kidnapping daughter of slain Missouri woman; children were found in Des Moines

A Missouri man was charged Tuesday with kidnapping the 4-year-old child of a woman who was killed and left in a suitcase on the side of the road in the southwestern part of the state.
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Man charged with kidnapping daughter of slain Missouri woman; children were found in Des Moines

A Missouri man was charged Tuesday with kidnapping the 4-year-old child of a woman who was killed and left in a suitcase on the side of the road in the southwestern part of the state.

Somaliland police arrest Eryal TV journalists filming corruption story

On July 30, 2019, police in the breakaway region of Somaliland arrested four journalists from privately owned Eryal TV, according to statements issued by the press rights group Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA)
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Somaliland police arrest Eryal TV journalists filming corruption story

On July 30, 2019, police in the breakaway region of Somaliland arrested four journalists from privately owned Eryal TV, according to statements issued by the press rights group Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA)

NUSOJ mourns killing of cameraman in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today called for safety and improvements in working conditions as a top priority for Somali journalists who are traveling with armed forces after confirmation that a journalist was among the victims of the terr
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NUSOJ mourns killing of cameraman in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today called for safety and improvements in working conditions as a top priority for Somali journalists who are traveling with armed forces after confirmation that a journalist was among the victims of the terrorist bombings at government military base in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.

Accused Somali pirate hauled before judge in Brooklyn, denied bail

An accused pirate who was allegedly part of a Somali crew that kidnapped an American journalist and held him hostage on a hijacked ship while demanding a $20 million bounty was hauled before a federal judge in Brooklyn Wednesday.
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Accused Somali pirate hauled before judge in Brooklyn, denied bail

An accused pirate who was allegedly part of a Somali crew that kidnapped an American journalist and held him hostage on a hijacked ship while demanding a $20 million bounty was hauled before a federal judge in Brooklyn Wednesday.

Canada is failing another child refugee facing deportation to a country he does not know

Canada is failing Abdilahi Elmi, a Somali former child-refugee who is facing deportation to Somalia on Wednesday. Elmi’s case, in fact, is one that demonstrates how Black people — especially those without citizenship — continue to be subjected to multip
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Canada is failing another child refugee facing deportation to a country he does not know

Canada is failing Abdilahi Elmi, a Somali former child-refugee who is facing deportation to Somalia on Wednesday. Elmi’s case, in fact, is one that demonstrates how Black people — especially those without citizenship — continue to be subjected to multiple forms of state neglect.

Ethiopia eyes co-op with Alibaba to promote digital economy

The Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology on Wednesday announced cooperation with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group on building its digital economy sector.
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Ethiopia eyes co-op with Alibaba to promote digital economy

The Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology on Wednesday announced cooperation with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group on building its digital economy sector.

Somalia's al Shabaab hits military base, deaths on both sides

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base on Wednesday with car bombs and gunfire in a battle that both sides said caused multiple deaths to the other.
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Somalia's al Shabaab hits military base, deaths on both sides

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base on Wednesday with car bombs and gunfire in a battle that both sides said caused multiple deaths to the other.

At Least 7 Killed in al-Shabab Attack on Somali Base

At least six Somali government soldiers and a cameraman were killed and 13 others were injured Wednesday when al-Shabab militants attacked a military base near the capital, officials say.
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At Least 7 Killed in al-Shabab Attack on Somali Base

At least six Somali government soldiers and a cameraman were killed and 13 others were injured Wednesday when al-Shabab militants attacked a military base near the capital, officials say.

Somali journalists mourn colleague killed in blast

Somali journalists on Wednesday mourned the death of a fellow media practitioner who was killed during a fierce fighting between Somalia National Army (SNA) and al-Shabab militants in the country’s southern region.
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Somali journalists mourn colleague killed in blast

Somali journalists on Wednesday mourned the death of a fellow media practitioner who was killed during a fierce fighting between Somalia National Army (SNA) and al-Shabab militants in the country’s southern region.

The U.S. and the Taliban Are Near a Deal. Here’s What It Could Look Like.

DOHA, Qatar — After months of negotiations between the United States and the Taliban, both sides have signaled that they are nearing an initial peace deal for Afghanistan
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The U.S. and the Taliban Are Near a Deal. Here’s What It Could Look Like.

DOHA, Qatar — After months of negotiations between the United States and the Taliban, both sides have signaled that they are nearing an initial peace deal for Afghanistan

Al Shabaab returnees accused of Imam's murder

Intelligence reports have linked al Shabaab returnees to an attack that left an Imam and a village elder dead in Msambweni, Kwale county, on Saturday night.
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Al Shabaab returnees accused of Imam's murder

Intelligence reports have linked al Shabaab returnees to an attack that left an Imam and a village elder dead in Msambweni, Kwale county, on Saturday night.

Duale asks Uhuru to use diplomacy to resolve Kenya-Somalia dispute

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to use diplomacy to resolve the border dispute between Kenya and Somalia.
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Duale asks Uhuru to use diplomacy to resolve Kenya-Somalia dispute

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to use diplomacy to resolve the border dispute between Kenya and Somalia.

Minneapolis’ Somali-American Community Can Soon Bypass the Bank to Buy Homes

Said Sheik-Abdi describes himself as “one of the Somali-Americans residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.” The state has 52,333 people who report Somali ancestry — the largest concentration of Somalis in America — and many live in the Twin Cities.
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Minneapolis’ Somali-American Community Can Soon Bypass the Bank to Buy Homes

Said Sheik-Abdi describes himself as “one of the Somali-Americans residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.” The state has 52,333 people who report Somali ancestry — the largest concentration of Somalis in America — and many live in the Twin Cities.

Madobe gains from rivals’ ‘illegal’ moves in Jubbaland race

Jubbaland President Sheikh Ahmed Islam Madobe may have received a boost in his re-election bid after a statement by the UN cautioned against parallel electoral processes.
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Madobe gains from rivals’ ‘illegal’ moves in Jubbaland race

Jubbaland President Sheikh Ahmed Islam Madobe may have received a boost in his re-election bid after a statement by the UN cautioned against parallel electoral processes.

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