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Lifting Sudan Sanctions to Yield Positive but Gradual Effect: Finance Minister

0 Visits: 141 | Sunday October 08, 2017 - 09:43:44
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's economy is headed toward gradual recovery, Finance Minister Mohamed Othman Rukabi said at a forum on Saturday, just one day after the US lifted its 20-year-old economic sanctions opening the way for critical economic reforms and badly needed investment.

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Amisom was Responsible for Killing or Maiming 42 Children in Somalia, UN Report Says

0 Visits: 186 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 18:58:51
MOGADISHU — The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) was responsible for killing or maiming 42 children last year, the United Nations secretary-general said in a report issued on Friday.

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U.S. Lifts Sudan Sanctions, Wins Commitment Against Arms Deals with North Korea

0 Visits: 169 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 17:19:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States lifted long-standing sanctions against Sudan on Friday, saying it had made progress fighting terrorism and easing humanitarian distress, and also secured Khartoum's commitment not to pursue arms deals with North Korea.

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U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz Resigns

0 Visits: 320 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 15:24:44
MOGADISHU — The U.S. ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz has resigned, citing personal reasons, the embassy confirmed Friday.

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Cartoonist Detained in Equatorial Guinea for Weeks Without Charge

0 Visits: 165 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 14:13:45
NEW YORK — Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Kenya: 420,000 Refugees Need Food As WFP Announces Rations

0 Visits: 204 | Thursday October 05, 2017 - 21:29:44
NAIROBI — In Kenya, More than 420,000 refugees are in need of food assistance following rationing by the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Somalia's Central Bank Reports Improvement in Regulating the Financial Sector

0 Visits: 300 | Thursday October 05, 2017 - 17:55:50
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The Central Bank of Somalia (CBS) has reported that it has reached important milestones in regulating the financial sector of the country following following on-site examinations and licensing of the money transfer companies.

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Somalia: How Remittances Help the Poor But not the Most Vulnerable Somalis

0 Visits: 331 | Thursday October 05, 2017 - 17:25:31
One year ago, we did not know how many Somalis were poor and how programs and policies could help to reduce poverty or at least build resilience against falling deeper into poverty.

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Somalia: World Bank Releases First Comprehensive Snapshot of Welfare Conditions of Somalis

0 Visits: 260 | Thursday October 05, 2017 - 17:09:45
MOGADISHU — Today, the World Bank launched a comprehensive analysis of the welfare conditions of the Somali population.

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South Sudan Soldiers Quit Disciplined Forces over Lower Salaries

0 Visits: 154 | Wednesday October 04, 2017 - 21:35:02
JUBA, South Sudan — Abraham Lual Mayar, a veteran South Sudanese soldier, decided to quit the disciplined forces citing meagre perks that confined him to poverty for many years.

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