Bari Football Club Captain Abdiqani  Yusuf Abshir (RIGHT) receives the trophy from the minister for youth and sport of  the Puntland State of Somalia, Abdirahman Sheik Ahmed.

Somalia: First Soccer League in Puntland Yields Positive Results, Says Football Official

Sunday September 24, 2017 - 17:25:36

GAROWE (Somali Update Online) — The chairman of Puntland State football Association, Mustafa Abdirahman Hassan, said that football in his region has changed a lot in terms of increasing the quality and quantity of footballers in the region.

Students at Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar . |Reuters

Africa's Universities are not Preparing Graduates for the 21st Century Workplace

Sunday September 24, 2017 - 16:38:49

Across Africa, students arrive on campuses full of hope that a university degree will improve their lives. The reality is far less certain.

Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 23, 2017.| Reuters photo.

Congo President Kabila Says Whoever Killed U.N. Experts Will be Punished

Sunday September 24, 2017 - 10:19:29

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two U.N. investigators earlier this year would be punished.

Somali refugees on board a vessel at Aden Port en route to Somalia in the first assisted spontaneous return movement from Yemen.| UNHCR photo.

Given the Current Life-threatening Conditions in Yemen, 133 Somali Refugees Return Home

Sunday September 24, 2017 - 08:33:27

ADEN PORT, Yemen – For nearly a decade, Yemen was a place of refuge for Abaya Mursal and her family who had fled their homes in Somalia owing to conflict.

Puntland coastguards have seized a small fishing boat ferrying illegal arms from Yemen at the Bosasso shoreline.

Somalia: Puntland Coastguards Seize Boat with Illegal Arms from Yemen (PHOTOS)

Sunday September 24, 2017 - 07:40:19

BOSASSO (Somali Update Online) — Somalia's Puntland coastguards have seized a small fishing boat ferrying illegal arms from Yemen at the Bosasso shoreline, senior security officer said.

Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire addresses the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly Friday 22, Sept. 2017.

FULL: Speech by Somali PM at 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

Saturday September 23, 2017 - 16:52:40

Full transcript of the speech by Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (As delivered).

Somalia Foreign Affairs Ministry Headquarters in Mogadishu. | File Photo.

Somalia: Amid Internal Pressure, Cabinet Sticks to Neutral Position on Gulf Diplomatic Crisis

Friday September 22, 2017 - 14:11:57

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Despite growing local states' pressure to force the Federal Government of Somalia to turn back from its June 6 decision on Gulf crisis, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Federal Government of Somalia sticks to its position.

Minster for youth and Sports, Khadija Mohamed Diriye attended the Peace Day match in Mogadishu on Thursday.

Somalia: International Peace Day Commemorated with Football Match in Mogadishu

Friday September 22, 2017 - 14:00:18

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali footballers have commemorated the International Day of Peace with a football match.

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya Sets Oct. 26 as New Presidential Election Date

Friday September 22, 2017 - 11:25:50

NAIROBI — Kenya's electoral commission rescheduled the date for a rerun of last month's annulled presidential vote, as President Uhuru Kenyatta slammed the Supreme Court ruling that overturned his victory as a "judicial coup."

Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia.

President Geingob: Africa's Best-kept Secret is Namibia. I Personally Welcome You

Friday September 22, 2017 - 10:30:57

NEW YORK — Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital.

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President Geingob: Africa's Best-kept Secret is Namibia. I Personally Welcome You

NEW YORK — Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital.

HRW: Ethiopia's Refugees Unsafe in Kenya, Somalia and Elsewhere

NAIROBI — "Wako" fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People's Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.

Somalia: How Generating Employment in the Fisheries Sector is Vital for Women (PHOTOS)

BERBERA — Rebuilding the fisheries sector in Somalia, following years of conflict, is crucial for strengthening food security and nutrition among the Somali population and generating employment in the sector.

Peace Advocate Promotes Tolerance in Somalia's South West State

BAIDOA — Idris Ahmed Yaqub is not afraid to advocate for peace in Somalia, a country that is still reeling from the effects of civil war.

Oromos and Somalis Clash in Ethiopia Testing its Federal Alliance

ADDIS ABABA — The federal republic of Ethiopia is one of Africa's most daring constitutional experiments. The radical idea—that by institutionalizing ethnic divisions the country might peacefully overcome them—was a gamble from the outset.

Fellow Somalis, Let us Reconcile This Islamic New Year

We are now approaching the new Islamic Calendar Year "Hijriyah" which was a turning point for the Muslim Ummah.Hijrah is an important and deeper lesson for us Somalis to learn from as it was not a mere migration from place to place but a process of transfer to a better situation.

Invisible Manipulation: 10 Ways Our Data is Used Against us

The era where we were in control of the data on our own computers has been replaced with devices containing sensors we cannot control, storing data we cannot access, in operating systems we cannot monitor, in environments where our rights are rendered meaningless.

Quick Fixes Won't Block Libya's People Smugglers for Long

A recent dramatic decrease in migrants reaching Europe may be partly explained by payoffs to armed groups in Libya. In this Q&A, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Libya, Claudia Gazzini, warns about the risks associated with this policy, arguing that while working with armed groups may be necessary in the short term, any durable solution requires putting Libya's economy and politics back on track.

Does Myanmar Violence Amount to Human Rights Crimes?

Myanmar stands accused by rights groups of ethnic cleansing and human rights violations after violence broke out in the northwestern state of Rakhine, triggering an exodus of about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to southern Bangladesh.

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