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Almost 600 African Migrants Rescued from Sea, Not Known if Somalis Among Them

0 Visits: 132 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 11:27:45
NAIROBI — Spanish coastguards have rescued nearly 600 people from 15 boats and a jet ski in the waters between Morocco and Spain, spokesman said.

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Human Rights Watch Calls for Probe of Defected Former Al-Shabab Leader

0 Visits: 152 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 10:04:55
MOGADISHU — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged the Somali government to investigate alleged human rights abuses by a former deputy leader of the militant group al-Shabab who surrendered to the government this week.

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Uganda Struggles to Cope as One Million South Sudanese Refugees Pour in

0 Visits: 113 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 09:47:24
BUSIA, Uganda - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war.

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Saudi Arabia to Open Salwa Border Point to Qatari Pilgrims for Haj, Saudi Press Agency Reports

0 Visits: 71 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 09:37:18
CAIRO - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it would welcome Qatari pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform the haj this season, amidst a feud that has triggered tensions between the two nations since June.

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Somalia's Puntland Backs Saudi Allies, Calls Mogadishu to Reconsider Qatar Ties

0 Visits: 318 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 22:00:25
GAROWE (Somali Update Online) — Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland has backed the Saudi-led coalition that severed ties the tiny Gulf nation of Qatar amid the on-going Gulf crisis.

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Somalia, WHO Call for Urgent Support to Address Measles Outbreak in the Country

0 Visits: 106 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 18:02:44
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — As millions of people in Somalia remain trapped in a devastating cycle of hunger and disease, World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners are working with national health authorities to save lives and reach the most vulnerable with essential health services.

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Kenya's Opposition Group to Move to Court to Challenge Presidential Election Results

0 Visits: 96 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 17:25:04
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — The Kenya's main opposition party leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week's disputed presidential election results.

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Senior CAF Official: Somalia Sports Should be Back to Normality

0 Visits: 135 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 15:37:36
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Confederation of African Football (CAF) senior media director, Junior Binyam, has praised Somali FA for doing a better job that is not even done in some countries with less challenge.

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U.S. Commends Somalia's Efforts to Lure High Level Al-Shabaab Defections

0 Visits: 178 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 09:43:39
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The United States has commended the efforts of the Federal Government of Somalia to facilitate the defections of former and current Al-Shabaab members.

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Turkish Airlines Delivers More Aid for Malnourished Somali Children

0 Visits: 113 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 08:57:20
ANKARA — The national carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) flew 60 tons of dietary supplements for malnourished Somalian children yesterday as part of an aid campaign to drought-hit Somalia.

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