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South Sudan Suspends Broadcast of UN-backed Radio Station

0 Visits: 422 | Sunday March 11, 2018 - 09:11:29
NEW YORK South Sudanese authorities should allow the UN-backed station Radio Miraya to continue broadcasting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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US Lists Shabaab Leaders in Kenya as Global Terrorists

0 Visits: 379 | Saturday March 10, 2018 - 20:11:29
NAIROBI — The US State Department has listed two Kenyan leaders of Al-Shabaab as "specially designated global terrorists".

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Uganda Orders Freeze on Sale of New SIM Cards

0 Visits: 286 | Saturday March 10, 2018 - 20:01:13
KAMPALA — Ugandan government has stopped the sale of new SIM cards until telcos install card readers that will electronically validate national identity cards.

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African Women Take the Lead to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) & Early Child Marriage (ECM) in Africa

0 Visits: 419 | Friday March 09, 2018 - 06:50:37
DAKAR, Senegal (Somaliupdate Online) — African women take the lead to end female genital mutilation and early child marriage in Africa through the strategic launch of THE BIG SISTER MOVEMENT.

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CPJ: Nigerian Journalist Tony Ezimakor Released; Colleague Remains Behind Bars

0 Visits: 266 | Wednesday March 07, 2018 - 06:42:22
WASHINGTON The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the release today of Tony Ezimakor, Abuja bureau chief of the privately owned Daily Independent newspaper, who was held by Nigeria's Department of State Services (DSS) since February 28.

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

0 Visits: 441 | 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: 415 | 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: 351 | 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: 302 | 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: 361 | 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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