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Somalia: Former Al-Shabaab Defector Mukhtar Robow Surrenders, So What's Next?

0 Visits: 381 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 23:06:25
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — A special plane carrying former Al-Shabaab defector Mukhtar Robow (Abu Mansur) landed Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle Airport on Sunday ending his more than four years in hideout since he parted ways from the al-Qaeda-linked militant group.

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Somalia Declared Polio Free After No Cases for Three Years

0 Visits: 518 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 19:37:29
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somalia and its health partners today celebrated the country's three year polio free status thanks to the joint efforts by the active health workers and organizations involved in the eradication of polio from Somalia.

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Somalia: Puntland Court Releases Senior Journalist After 6 Days of Illegal Detention

0 Visits: 199 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 08:10:02
GAROWE (Somali Update Online) — A court in Puntland state of Somalia on Saturday freed senior journalist and press freedom advocate Omar Said Mohamed after six days of illegal detention by the Puntland security forces in Garowe.

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Somalia: All Talk No Action – Unemployment, Growing Marginalization and Khaire's Input

0 Visits: 360 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 00:50:13
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — While most of Somali youth are showing their frustrations toward the current cabinet's failure to address the reality of rampancy youth unemployment and the long marginalized groups rights, Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and his cabinet members were…

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Somalia's Discriminatory Rule: Job Applicants to Declare Their Clan Affiliation

1 Visits: 622 | Saturday August 12, 2017 - 13:38:37
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali job applicants are required to declare their clan affiliations and even sub-clans when applying to job opportunities at the country's Ministry of Ministry of Women and Human Rights, according to a new job application form set by the ministry.

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Somali President First to Congratulate Uhuru Kenyatta Re-election

0 Visits: 171 | Friday August 11, 2017 - 23:42:44
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo became the first to congratulate Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election victory on Friday following hotly contested election on Tuesday.

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Kenyan Opposition 'Will not be Party' to Election Result

0 Visits: 151 | Friday August 11, 2017 - 23:10:56
NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition said on Friday it would "not be a party" to any imminent announcement of results of the presidential vote by the election commission and rejected the idea of taking its challenge to court.

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Uhuru Kenyatta Declared Winner of Kenya Presidential Elections, Reaches out to Opposition

0 Visits: 133 | Friday August 11, 2017 - 22:52:36
NAIROBI - Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta offered an olive branch to the opposition on Friday after being declared winner of this week's elections, and urged national unity and peace in the wake of a divisive dispute over the fairness of the poll.

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High Hopes for Somali Sesame Farmers

0 Visits: 311 | Friday August 11, 2017 - 18:53:58
MOGADISHU — Abdi watches the sesame harvested on his land while reflecting on the past season and how farming has changed over recent generations.

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Somalia: U.S Airstrike Targets Al-Shabab Militants Near Mogadishu

0 Visits: 240 | Friday August 11, 2017 - 10:12:27
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — U.S military says it has conducted two kinetic strikes against al-Shabaab militants near the Banadir region in southern Somalia, according a statement by the U.S Department of Defense on Thursday.

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