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New Communication Act to Contribute 11 Percent to Somalia's GDP

0 Visits: 505 | Wednesday October 04, 2017 - 14:56:45
MOGADISHU — After more than two-and-a-half decades of crippling conflict, Somalia faces the considerable challenge of rebuilding its economy and institutions.

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Somalia: Social Innovation Entrepreneurial Challenge for Young People Opens in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 337 | Wednesday October 04, 2017 - 09:22:27
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) The first ever "Innovate for Somalia" social innovation camp opened in Mogadishu on Monday, which will see 55 young Somali men and women brainstorm and come up with business ideas to improve the Somali dairy industry.

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Kenyan Police Fire Teargas at Opposition Protesters in Nairobi

0 Visits: 151 | Monday October 02, 2017 - 15:03:45
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police on Monday fired teargas at opposition supporters in the Kenyan capital Nairobi who were calling for the sacking of officials they blame for last month's botched presidential election, Reuters witnesses said.

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Somali Man Faces Terror Charges in Canada Stabbing, Car Attacks

0 Visits: 167 | Monday October 02, 2017 - 11:54:04
EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) - A Somali refugee who had been on a watch list over extremist views faced five counts of attempted murder and terror charges on Sunday after Canadian police said he stabbed a police officer and ran down four pedestrians with a car in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Somalia: How a Fisher-woman is Making Living in a Male Dominated Field (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 309 | Monday October 02, 2017 - 11:16:45
EYL, Somalia (Somali Update Online) — It's an uncommon site to see women in fishing boats at sea in Somalia, making a living by hauling in the region's bountiful seafood. But in the coastal town of Eyl, one prominent fisherman is actually a fisherwoman.

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Ethiopia: Anti-government Chants Ring out on Oromo Irreecha Festival

0 Visits: 272 | Sunday October 01, 2017 - 21:25:06
BISHOFTU, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Hundreds of people chanting anti-government slogans marched in the central Ethiopian town of Bishoftu on Sunday at a religious festival where a stampede triggered by a police move to quell protests killed dozens of people last year.

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Soldiers Kill Six in Cameroon Amid Secessionist Protests: Mayor

0 Visits: 174 | Sunday October 01, 2017 - 21:18:12
BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Cameroonian soldiers killed six people and wounded six others on Sunday in the town of Kumbo during protests by activists calling for independence for English-speaking regions of the central African nation, the town's mayor said.

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Ethiopia: Child Mortality Dropped by Half in Just Eight Years by Creating Army to Tackle It

0 Visits: 373 | Sunday October 01, 2017 - 11:04:34
When I joined the Ethiopian ministry of health in 2002, we were using a health system designed for other countries. Our tiny number of highly trained health providers was concentrated in big cities, far away from the 85% of our people who live in rural areas.

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Somalia: Turkey Opens Largest Military Academy in Somali Capital (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 221 | Saturday September 30, 2017 - 16:55:32
MOGADISHU — Turkey on Saturday opened its largest overseas military training academy in Somali capital Mogadishu.

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Somalia: Displaced Populations Hard Hit by Drought

0 Visits: 147 | Saturday September 30, 2017 - 12:12:10
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Internally displaced continue to be among the most vulnerable in Somalia as a drastic increase in displacement this year due to drought is putting additional strain on scarce resources in existing and new internal displaced (IDP) settlements, the United Nations Office…

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