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Sudan's al-Bashir to Attend Saudi Arabia Gathering, No Word on Trump Meeting

0 Visits: 105 | Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 20:01:09
GENEVA — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will attend a gathering in Saudi Arabia on Saturday where Donald Trump will also be present but it is uncertain whether he will meet the U.S. president, Sudan's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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British-Norwegian National Freed from Congo Jail: Norway Broadcaster

0 Visits: 158 | Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 19:54:26
A man serving a life sentence in jail in Democratic Republic of Congo for murder and espionage has been freed and could return to his native Norway as early as Wednesday, Norwegian public broadcaster NRK said.

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First Responsible and Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold Supply Chain Operational in Eastern Congo

0 Visits: 110 | Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 16:16:02
KINSHASA, DRC (Somali Update Online) — Partnership Africa Canada today announced the Just Gold project has successfully implemented a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Ethiopia: Terrorism Verdict Against Former Opposition Spokesman over Facebook Posts

0 Visits: 357 | Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 20:42:01
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — The human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the verdict against a former Ethiopian opposition spokesman Yonatan Tesfaye has been found guilty of encouragement of terrorism in connection with his posts on Facebook, Somali Update reports.

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Amnesty: Human Rights Defenders across the World are Facing Unprecedented Levels of Persecution

0 Visits: 151 | Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 20:21:46
LONDON (Somali Update Online) — Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught…

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Developing & Driving Change in Africa's Oil & Gas Industry

0 Visits: 248 | Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 15:26:01
LONDON, United Kingdom (Somali Update Online) — As one of the foremost events on the international Oil and Gas calendar, the 16th Africa Independents Forum to take place in London over 24th and 25th May brings together all stakeholders in Africa's upstream oil and gas to review the state of the…

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GE, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Sign a MoU on Renewable Energy Development

0 Visits: 228 | Tuesday May 16, 2017 - 07:12:51
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Somali Update Online) — General Electric GE Renewable Energy and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") to frame an ongoing collaboration aimed at enabling capacity development programs focused on Renewable Energy.

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Opera Announces Chelsea Starter and Nigerian National Team Star Player as Brand Ambassador in Africa

0 Visits: 86 | Monday May 15, 2017 - 16:10:47
LAGOS, Nigeria (Somali Update Online) — Opera is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player.

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Unprecedented Global Cyber Attack Forced Major European Automaker to Halt Production

0 Visits: 236 | Saturday May 13, 2017 - 18:10:21
SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT — A global cyber attack described as unprecedented in scale forced a major European automaker to halt some production lines while hitting schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia on Saturday, though it appeared to die down a day after its launch.

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African Governments Urged to Intently Focus on Growing intra-African Trade

0 Visits: 215 | Saturday May 13, 2017 - 09:22:17
NAIROBI, Kenya (Somali Update Online) — The African Trade Insurance Agency held its 17thAnnual General Meeting today. The sustained commodity price decline and current geopolitical uncertainties took centre stage.

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