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Somalia: Suicide Bomber Kills At Least Three in Baidoa, Says SW Minister

0 Visits: 322 | Friday September 08, 2017 - 21:36:10
BAIDOA (Somali Update Online) — At least three people were killed and four others injured after a suicide bomber blew himself in a popular restaurant in Baidoa, in Somalia's southwestern Bay region on Friday.

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Kenya Election Campaigns Turn Personal After Court Orders Fresh Polls

0 Visits: 166 | Friday September 08, 2017 - 21:15:35
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The president calls the chief justice a cheat. A lawmaker denounces the head of the opposition as the devil and says he needs a whipping. The opposition leader accuses the president of making a public speech while drunk.

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Poverty and Government Abuse, Not Religion, Pushing Young Africans to Militants, Says UN Report

0 Visits: 262 | Thursday September 07, 2017 - 20:41:58
MOGADISHU — Poverty and state violence, not religion, are driving young Africans to join militant groups, the United Nations said on Thursday, after interviewing almost 600 recruits.

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Somalia: Stakeholders Explore How Aid Delivery Can be Improved

0 Visits: 217 | Thursday September 07, 2017 - 19:26:51
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Seventy participants from government, the private sector and local, national and international humanitarian and development actors met on Wednesday to discuss how aid can be better delivered within Somalia.

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Education and Peace in Somalia: Indivisible Tools for a Shared Future

0 Visits: 164 | Thursday September 07, 2017 - 19:48:27
MOGADISHU — Abdirizak Mohamed Aden knows all too well the effects of a prolonged civil war on a population.

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Somalia: Cabinet Defends Transfer of ONLF Officer to Ethiopia, Links to Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 371 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 16:01:45
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Cabinet of the Ministers on Wednesday defended the transfer of Somali-Ethiopian rebel commander to Ethiopia last week which brought public outrage.

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Egypt: Torture Epidemic May Be Crime Against Humanity

0 Visits: 155 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 15:40:40
BEIRUT – Under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt's regular police and National Security officers routinely torture political detainees with techniques including beatings, electric shocks, stress positions, and sometimes rape, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

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Top CAF Official Commends African Referees' Performances

0 Visits: 191 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 15:18:53
DJIBOUTI (Somali Update Online) — Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member and referees' committee chairman, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, said he is impressed by the performance of African football referees.

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Suspected Al Shabaab Militants Behead Four Men in Northern Kenya, Police Say

0 Visits: 157 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 14:29:06
MOMBASA, Kenya - Suspected militants from the Somalian group al Shabaab beheaded four men in two different attacks in northern Kenya's coastal Lamu County on Wednesday, authorities said, a month after 12 people were killed in similar incidents in the region.

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Somalia: There is no Known Extradition Agreement with Ethiopia, Says Former Internal Security Minister

0 Visits: 737 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 07:51:44
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Former Somali internal security minister of interior Abdikarim Hussein Guled has rubbished claims by Ethiopian-Somali leader that Somalia had an extradition treaty with the neighboring Ethiopia.

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