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Tanzania: 35 killed in School Bus Crash, President Magufuli Describes National Tragedy

0 Visits: 200 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 20:48:56
DAR ES SALAAM — Thirty-two schoolchildren, two teachers and a minibus driver where killed in Tanzania when their vehicle plunged into a roadside ravine in the northern tourist region of Arusha on Saturday, a senior police official said.

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Morocco: Harsh Penal Code Undercuts Press Law Reforms

0 Visits: 157 | Thursday May 04, 2017 - 10:24:04
TUNIS (SomaliUpdate Online) — Morocco's recent overhaul of its speech laws leaves intact the country's famous red lines on critical speech, as well as other provisions that could land people in prison solely for peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Why Africa CEOs are Positive About the Growth Potential of the Continent?

0 Visits: 114 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 20:47:11
DURBAN, South Africa (SomaliUpdate Online) — Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent, a new research across the continent shows.

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EU Condemns Increase of Threats and Violations Against Journalists

0 Visits: 171 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 20:00:07
BRUSSELS (SomaliUpdate Online) — Free press is vital for having a democracy that works, the European Union said in a Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day celebrated today globally.

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Africans Presents Mixed Foreign Investment Picture As China Picks Up Pace

0 Visits: 185 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 13:34:47
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (SomaliUpdate Online) — According to EY's latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and "multispeed" growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent.

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Two Israeli-Ethiopian Who Entered Gaza Held Incommunicado by Hamas, HRW Says

0 Visits: 165 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 12:29:12
JERUSALEM – Two Israeli men of Ethipian origin, with serious mental health conditions who crossed separately from Israel into the Gaza Strip in 2014 and 2015 have apparently been held by the Hamas military wing, Human Rights Watch said today.

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NGO Announces First Clitoral Restorative Surgeries for FGM Victims in Kenya

0 Visits: 167 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 12:18:56
NAIROBI (SomaliUpdate Online) — A U.S.-based, non-profit organization has announced it will launch its first humanitarian mission in Nairobi, Kenya, offering clitoral restorative surgery to victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) from May 2 to May 13, the organization Clitoraid said.

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Philips to Support Primary Health Care in Kenya

0 Visits: 272 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 19:41:01
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (SomaliUpdate Online) — Royal Philips, a leading health technology company, today announced its full support for a new Government of Kenya and United Nations (UN) initiative aimed at strengthening primary and community healthcare in Africa.

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Youth in North Eastern Kenya Warned Against Violent Politics

0 Visits: 284 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 13:13:49
NAIROBI (SomaliUpdate Online) — Youth in the Somali dominant region in Kenya have been advised not to be used by greed politicians as Kenya is in its electioneering period.

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Rights Group Presents New Evidence of Pattern of Nerve-Agent Use in Syria

0 Visits: 205 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 08:41:48
NEW YORK – New evidence supports the conclusion that Syrian government forces have used nerve agents on at least four occasions in recent months: on April 4, 2017, in a chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun that killed at least 92 people, and on three other occasions in December 2016 and March 2017, Human…

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