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UK Announces More Humanitarian Support, Calls on Global Community to End Cycle of Crisis in Somalia

0 Visits: 402 | Tuesday March 06, 2018 - 19:24:53
LONDON (Somaliupdate Online) — The UK's International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, speaking to an audience of global donors today (Tuesday 6 March 2018), announced a further emergency package of support from the UK, responding to this year's ongoing drought.

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Somalia Minister of Post and Telecom Opens Consultative Meeting for Operators

0 Visits: 377 | Sunday February 25, 2018 - 08:30:03
MOGADISHU — Ministry for Posts, Telecom and Technology organized a consultation meeting for the telecom operators and Internet Service Providers to brief them about the progress being made by the Ministry on the implementation of the communications law, including establishment of the regulatory body.

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Singapore-flagged Tanker Attacked off Somalia But Escapes

0 Visits: 314 | Saturday February 24, 2018 - 10:27:07
MOGADISHU, Somalia — An international anti-piracy force says a Singapore-flagged chemical tanker has exchanged fire with attackers off the coast of Somalia before escaping unharmed.

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18 Killed as 2 Blasts, Gunfire Rock Somalia's Capital

0 Visits: 266 | Saturday February 24, 2018 - 09:57:01
MOGADISHU — Two car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital killed at least 18 people on Friday and shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-Shabab extremist group.

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Ethiopia: New State of Emergency Risks Renewed Abuses

0 Visits: 322 | Saturday February 24, 2018 - 09:41:01
NAIROBI — Ethiopia's newly proclaimed state of emergency risks further closing the space for peaceful political activity, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Interview: How Security Forces in Somalia Fail to Protect Children

0 Visits: 447 | Saturday February 24, 2018 - 09:29:36
Over the last decade the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab has recruited, often forcibly, thousands of Somali children – under age 18, using many as fighters on the front line. Over the last two years, Somali security forces have arrested suspected Al-Shabab sympathizers – including children. Senior…

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Resigns: State Media

0 Visits: 356 | Thursday February 15, 2018 - 20:11:13
ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a letter of resignation, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate station reported on Thursday.

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Somalia Given Greenlight to Respond in Border Case Against Kenya

0 Visits: 496 | Tuesday February 13, 2018 - 09:28:15
HAGUE — The International Court of Justice has allowed Somalia to file a response to a case in which it has sued Kenya over a maritime border.

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International Community Welcomes Latest Decisions by Somalia's National Security Council

0 Visits: 425 | Tuesday February 13, 2018 - 09:00:09
MOGADISHU (Somaliupdate Online) — The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and United States welcomed the decisions taken at the meeting of Somalia's National Security Council (NSC) from 6-10…

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Somalia: How President Farmajo Justified "Illegal" Extradition of Qalbi Dhagax to Ethiopia

0 Visits: 986 | Sunday February 11, 2018 - 11:24:29
MOGADISHU — President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has for the first time in months spoken out about the extradition of the senior Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) official, Abdikarin Sheikh Muse Qalbi-dhagax, who was extradited to Ethiopia.

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