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Kenya: Longtime Opposition Leader Named as Flag Bearer

0 Visits: 173 | Thursday April 27, 2017 - 17:50:19
NAIROBI (SomaliUpdate Online) — A key figure in Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has been named as the flag bearer of the largest opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) after a large rally in Nairobi on Thursday.

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Turkey's Erdogan Blames World Empty Pledges for Somalia

0 Visits: 597 | Thursday April 27, 2017 - 11:09:56
ANKARA (SomaliUpdate Online) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed the world for lack of commitment to support Somalia humanitarian needs in order to prevent drought and famine, as the two countries signed partnership agreements in Ankara on Wednesday night, Somaliupdate reports.

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U.S Court Sentences Life to Somali Pirate for Attacking Navy Ship

0 Visits: 434 | Thursday April 27, 2017 - 10:03:48
WASHINGTON — A 31-year-old Somali man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for engaging in piracy and other offenses in connection with an attack on a U.S. Navy ship seven years ago, the U.S. Justice Department said as Reuters reported.

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EU, Mediterranean Partnership for Food and Water Projects

0 Visits: 140 | Wednesday April 26, 2017 - 14:21:52
BRUSSELS (SomaliUpdate Online) — The EU will help to develop water provision and agro-food projects in the Mediterranean region under a new Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), the 28 member states bloc said on Wednesday.

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U.S Tells South Sudan to Fulfill Truce for 'Man-Made' Famine

0 Visits: 160 | Wednesday April 26, 2017 - 08:51:18
UNITED NATIONS The United States slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by ordering his troops back to their barracks.

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Nine Former U.S Envoys Warn Against Cutting UN Funding

0 Visits: 82 | Wednesday April 26, 2017 - 08:45:27
UNITED NATIONS Nine former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations warned Congress in a letter on Tuesday that slashing funding for the world body would weaken Washington's global influence by ceding "the agenda to countries that can be hostile to our interests.", Reuters reports.

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Ivory Coast Becomes Third Country to Join African Trade Insurance

0 Visits: 349 | Tuesday April 25, 2017 - 20:53:07
NAIROBI, Kenya, April 25, 2017/ -- The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announced today that Côte d'Ivoire has joined a growing list of African countries who are members of the institution.

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Kenya: At Least 24 Killed After Bus and Tanker Crash

0 Visits: 132 | Tuesday April 25, 2017 - 09:16:29
NAIROBI — A crash between a passenger bus and a tanker ferrying cooking oil has killed 24 people along the main highway connecting Kenya's capital, Nairobi, and the port city of Mombasa, police said on Tuesday.

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Kenya: Italian-born Conservationist Shot and Wounded in Kenya

0 Visits: 187 | Monday April 24, 2017 - 09:02:42
NAIROBI — Gunmen wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park on Sunday in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya, which residents say are intensifying as August polls approach.

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In Algeria Women Abandoned to Abusers, Left Without Services: HRW

0 Visits: 202 | Sunday April 23, 2017 - 19:31:25
BEIRUT (SomaliUpdate Online) – Police inaction, insufficient shelter space, and ineffective investigation and prosecution often leave domestic violence survivors in Algeria at risk of further mistreatment despite a new law criminalizing spousal abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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