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Somaliland Main Opposition Boycotts Electoral Body Cooperation, Cites Election Irregularities

0 Visits: 387 | Thursday November 16, 2017 - 18:24:12
HARGEISA (Somali Update Online) — Somaliland's main opposition party of the breakaway Somaliland has cut off cooperation with the election body, citing irregularities seeing during voting last Monday.

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US Africom Says Airstrike Kills Several Al-Shabaab Terrorists in Southern Somalia

0 Visits: 197 | Thursday November 16, 2017 - 08:45:11
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Several militants have been killed in an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia, US military said.

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Tale of a Boon's Wife: How Fartumo Kusow Uses Somalia's Political Structure as a Vehicle to Examine "Otherness"

0 Visits: 154 | Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 23:35:32
TORONTO — There are many dark, difficult moments in Fartumo Kusow's debut English-language novel, Tale of a Boon's Wife, set in the years before and after the fall of the Somali government in 1991.

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Somalia: Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Resigns Citing Chaotic Behavior within Government (VIDEO)

0 Visits: 193 | Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 18:00:15
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management of the Federal Government of Somalia Maryan Qaasim Ahmed has resigned on Wednesday citing lack of order in the government.

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Somalia: Drone Strike Hits Al-Shabaab Base in Lower Shabelle

0 Visits: 377 | Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:44:18
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Suspected drone targeted an al-Shabaab base in Lower Shabelle region, killing several militants, authorities and residents said on Wednesday.

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Somalia: Government Releases Names of Six Men Involving in October 14 Mogadishu Truck Bomb

0 Visits: 257 | Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 10:03:54
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali government on Tuesday published names of six men who officials said were those involved in the October 14 truck bombing which killed over 350 people and wounded more than 600 others mid last month.

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Zimbabwe Military Seizes Power, Says Mugabe Safe

0 Visits: 115 | Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 09:23:04
HARARE — Zimbabwe's military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".

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Somalia Unveils New Job Creation Program to Curb Soaring Unemployment

0 Visits: 319 | Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 22:54:52
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali authorities along with World Bank have officially launched the first round in the bank's flagship job creation program, Somali Business Catalytic Fund (SBCF) which will support 150 to 200 businesses.

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Somalia: One Person Killed After Suicide Car Bomb Hits AU Convoy Outside Mogadishu

0 Visits: 275 | Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 17:23:48
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — At least one person killed and another wounded after car bomb blast targeted a convoy belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in the outskirts of Mogadishu, on Tuesday, witnesses said.

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Tanzanian Maids in Oman, UAE Describe Beatings, Exploitation and Harassment

0 Visits: 139 | Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 15:13:05
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Tanzanian domestic workers in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) face excessive working hours, unpaid salaries, and physical and sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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