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Why Grassroot Reconciliation Can Speed up Rebuilding of Somalia

0 Visits: 330 | Friday January 12, 2018 - 11:59:01
I was at a restaurant in Mogadishu in 2014 when a man approached me and unexpectedly confessed to having been part of the gang that attacked my home in Mogadishu in 1992 in which my 18-month-old daughter, Yasmin, was brutally killed.

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In Hargeisa, UN Envoy for Somalia Calls for Calm and Dialogue Following Clashes

0 Visits: 198 | Friday January 12, 2018 - 11:34:55
HARGEISA — The top United Nations envoy for Somalia has called for calm and dialogue amid reports of clashes between security forces from 'Somaliland' and neighbouring Puntland.

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Somalia Launches Digital Counter-extremism Center

0 Visits: 175 | Thursday January 11, 2018 - 22:13:06
MOGADISHU — Somalia's government has launched a digital counter-extremism center that aims to dissuade young Somalis from supporting militant groups such as al-Shabab and Islamic State.

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Children Most Affected by Mass IDP Settlement Evictions in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 131 | Thursday January 11, 2018 - 20:07:57
MOGADISHU — The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of thousands of families living there, are having devastating effects on children, UNICEF and Save the Children said today.

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East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 Returns to Nairobi

0 Visits: 223 | Wednesday January 10, 2018 - 10:33:55
NAIROBI — East Africa's fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic Finance digital economy' – Agnes Gitau, GBS…

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Somalia: Families Face Heightened Risk After Evictions from IDP Settlements in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 435 | Tuesday January 09, 2018 - 09:23:20
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Aid groups strongly condemns the recent forced evictions and large-scale destruction of settlements for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) that took place in Mogadishu on December 29th and 30th 2017.

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Somaliland: Two Journalists Sentenced to Two Years in Prison on Propaganda Charges

0 Visits: 205 | Tuesday January 09, 2018 - 09:09:21
NAIROBI — A Somaliland regional court yesterday sentenced journalists Mohamed Abdilaahi Dabshid and Ahmed Dirie Iiltire, to two years of prison on charges of conducting propaganda against the state, bringing Somaliland into contempt and "bringing the flag or national emblem of a foreign state"…

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Smuggling Boat Sinks in Mediterranean, 64 Feared Dead

0 Visits: 266 | Tuesday January 09, 2018 - 08:48:26
ROME — As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers' overcrowded rubber dinghy from Libya started sinking in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said Monday.

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Kenya: Struggling Potato Growers Ink a New Deal

0 Visits: 203 | Monday January 08, 2018 - 16:11:25
KIPIPIRI, Kenya — Sitting on a rickety bench at his home in Kipipiri, in central Kenya, Samuel Macharia pulls a piece of paper from his pocket and proudly points to the signature at the bottom.

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Kenya Likely to Compensate Somalia over Oil Exploration on Disputed Sea Area

0 Visits: 533 | Sunday January 07, 2018 - 14:59:14
NAIROBI — Kenya could be forced to compensate Somalia over oil exploration on a disputed sea area if the neighbouring country wins a case being adjudicated at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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