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Somalia Signs ICT Development Agreement With ITU

0 Visits: 176 | Saturday October 14, 2017 - 15:35:44
BUENOS AIRES (Somali Update Online) — The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology has signed a cooperation agreement with International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the World Telecom Development Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Somalia: Journalists in Baidoa Face Risks Following Threats by Police Commissioner

0 Visits: 199 | Saturday October 14, 2017 - 09:39:46
BAIDOA (Somali Update Online) — Journalists in Baidoa are facing risks of being arrests or targeted following threats made by the police commissioner against local journalists in town.

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Kenya's Odinga Says October Poll Would be Illegal

0 Visits: 131 | Friday October 13, 2017 - 19:53:01
LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Friday his withdrawal from a presidential election rerun scheduled for Oct. 26 meant the poll had been "canceled" and there should be fresh nominations for a new vote.

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Somalia's Defense Minister, Army Chief Resign Amid Internal Rift

0 Visits: 184 | Friday October 13, 2017 - 12:01:43
MOGADISHU — Somali officials say the country's defence minister and army chief have resigned as the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group steps up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia.

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Somalia: Young Innovators Meet in Quest to Find Social, Economic Solution

0 Visits: 189 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 21:31:33
MOGADISHU — A seven-day Social Innovation Camp ended this week with a pledge by the United Nations and the Federal Government of Somalia to help young entrepreneurs develop technological solutions for the dairy industry in Somalia.

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Kenya Bans City-center Protests as Vote Tension Mounts

0 Visits: 103 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 20:53:16
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots as they tried to keep a lid on mounting political turmoil in the build-up to a repeat presidential vote.

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Somalia Attends ITU Conference with Full Voting Rights for the First Time in Decades (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 226 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 17:24:21
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Minister of Posts, Telecom and Technology has told that Somalia is no longer the only country in the world with no telecommunication regulation after the president signed the communications bill into law on October 2.

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Somalia: President Farmajo Calls for Unity as Local States Leaders Defy Mogadishu

0 Visits: 259 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 09:48:03
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo has said that he has been keenly following the concerns of the leaders of the federal member states, and in effect underscores the need for closer cooperation between the Federal Government and the Federal Members…

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Rwanda: Unlawful Military Detention, Torture

0 Visits: 284 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 19:43:30
BRUSSELS – Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Kenya: Opposition Supporters Back on Streets a Day After Raila Odinga Withdrew from Repeat Presidential Poll

0 Visits: 126 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 16:08:58
NAIROBI — Kenyan police fired teargas at opposition protesters who burned tyres and lobbed stones, a day after their leader Raila Odinga announced his withdrawal from the presidential race, plunging the country into uncharted waters.

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