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Kenya Opposition Leader Says Ruling Party Can Win only by Rigging Vote

0 Visits: 120 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 09:18:57
SUSWA, Kenya - Kenya's ruling party cannot win next week's national elections without rigging the result, opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday, adopting a hard-line stance likely to stoke public fears of violence.

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Italy Begins Naval Mission to Help Libya Curb Migrant Flows

0 Visits: 41 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 09:12:41
ROME - Italy began a limited naval mission on Wednesday to help Libya's coastguard curb migrant flows, which have become a source of political friction before national elections expected early next year.

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Kenya: Murder of Election Official and Threatening Statements Raise Fears Ahead of Elections

0 Visits: 91 | Wednesday August 02, 2017 - 21:06:06
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Recent events in Kenya, including the chilling murder of a top electoral commission official, are creating a cloud of fear that must be properly addressed, warned Amnesty International today, ahead of next week's election.

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Protesters Demand Rapid Inquiry into Murder of Kenya Election Official

0 Visits: 106 | Wednesday August 02, 2017 - 09:54:39
NAIROBI - Protesters marched on the offices of Kenya's election commission on Tuesday, demanding a speedy investigation of the murder of a senior official that has raised fears over the legitimacy of next week's national elections.

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UAE: Economic Sanctions Against Qatar Do not Violate WTO Agreements

0 Visits: 133 | Wednesday August 02, 2017 - 09:47:27
DUBAI - Economic sanctions imposed on Qatar by three fellow Gulf states do not violate World Trade Organisation agreements, a United Arab Emirates official said, after Doha launched a wide-ranging legal complaint at the Geneva-based body this week.

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China Promises Support to New African Ally Gambia

0 Visits: 125 | Wednesday August 02, 2017 - 09:43:08
BEIJING - China will offer its new African ally Gambia support in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and other areas, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his visiting Gambian counterpart, after the nation ditched ties with self-ruled Taiwan.

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HRW Calls Sanctions Against Top South Sudan Leaders

0 Visits: 203 | Tuesday August 01, 2017 - 22:16:02
NAIROBI – South Sudanese government and opposition leaders have failed to halt atrocity crimes, including killings, rape, and forced displacement, or to hold those responsible to account, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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New Research Reveals Main Barriers to Internet Access in African Countries

0 Visits: 181 | Tuesday August 01, 2017 - 18:41:37
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Somali Update Online) — Compelling Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

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Nigerian Economic Recovery Through Industrialization and Diversification by Public and Private Sector Synergy

0 Visits: 158 | Tuesday August 01, 2017 - 17:51:21
The current economic crisis and recession in Nigeria has brought to the fore what is already known: that the existent Nigerian national economy is not organized for internal self-propulsion and autonomous economic and business activities.

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Saudi Crown Prince Announces Plan for Red Sea Tourism Project

0 Visits: 71 | Tuesday August 01, 2017 - 09:55:33
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia plans to develop resorts on about 50 islands off the kingdom's Red Sea coast backed by its Public Investment Fund (PIF), according to a statement carried by state news agency SPA on Tuesday.

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