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Gunmen Abduct German Nurse Working for ICRC in Somalia

0 Visits: 308 | Thursday May 03, 2018 - 18:16:17
MOGADISHU — Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday.

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Donors: Somalia Must Speed Overhaul of Fragile Army to Face Militants

0 Visits: 247 | Wednesday May 02, 2018 - 21:48:52
NAIROBI Somalia should accelerate reforms of its army, its main foreign backers said on Wednesday after discussing slow progress in transforming the graft-ridden force into one capable of fighting al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants.

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Al-Shabaab Ranked as Africa's Deadliest Militant Group

0 Visits: 302 | Tuesday May 01, 2018 - 18:40:54
NAIROBI — Al-Shabaab is responsible for more than half the reported attacks carried out in Africa by militant Islamist groups during the past 12 months, a think tank associated with the US Defence Department said on Tuesday.

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Somalia Parliament Speaker Quits Ahead of Motion Against Him: Lawmaker

0 Visits: 362 | Monday April 09, 2018 - 14:45:47
MOGADISHU — The speaker of Somalia's parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, has resigned ahead of a confidence motion against him, a lawmaker said, ending weeks of political tension.

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US. Extends Emergency Declaration Over Somalia Piracy, Terrorism

0 Visits: 555 | Thursday April 05, 2018 - 12:43:45
WASHINGTON — U.S President Donald Trump has signed an executive order extending a national emergency declaration for Somalia, which had been slated to expire in May, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia FMs Meet over Nile Dam Impasse

0 Visits: 403 | Thursday April 05, 2018 - 12:39:46
CAIRO — Egyptian Foreign Minister has arrived in Sudan for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile.

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Interview: Somaliland President Defends UAE Military Deal

0 Visits: 535 | Thursday April 05, 2018 - 12:32:11
HERGEISA — Somalia's breakaway northern region of Somaliland declared its independence nearly three decades ago, but despite having its own currency, parliament and military the predominantly Muslim country hasn't been recognized by any foreign government.

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Ethiopia Swears in Abiy Ahmed as New PM Amid Hopes for Peace

0 Visits: 360 | Monday April 02, 2018 - 15:49:12
ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, apologised to people harmed in recent political unrest and reached out both to the political opposition and longtime rival Eritrea at his swearing-in ceremony on Monday.

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Al Shabaab Kills Dozens of AU Soldiers During a Raid in Somalia

0 Visits: 391 | Sunday April 01, 2018 - 19:40:39
MOGADISHU — Islamist insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding a car bomb outside their base, Somali police, military and the militants said.

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Ethiopia's Ruling Party Picks Ethnic Oromo, Abiy Ahmed, as PM

0 Visits: 715 | Wednesday March 28, 2018 - 08:22:40
ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's ruling coalition on Tuesday elected as leader Abiy Ahmed, from the country's largest ethnic group the Oromo, paving the way for him to become prime minister, state media reported.

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