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Somalia: Govt Hits Back as Report Shows PM Worried About Businessmen Paying 'More Taxes' to Al-Shabab

0 Visits: 1112 | Monday July 24, 2017 - 07:42:33
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Federal Government has hit back a report which exposed how Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire is worried about the growing influence of the militant groups on the key business leaders in the country.

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Kenya's Expensive Elections Expected to Top $1 Billion

0 Visits: 194 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 18:24:48
Kenya is set to hold its most expensive election ever. It's expected to top $1 billion in aggregate spend and could be Africa's most expensive on a cost-per-voter basis.

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Review of Somalia's Media Law: Hopes of Journalists Now Dashed

0 Visits: 280 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 11:35:21
When Somalia's new minister of information took office in March, he promised to review the country's restrictive media law, raising hopes of fostering a better environment for journalists and free expression in the country.

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The Politics of Islam in Mali: Separating Myth from Reality

0 Visits: 121 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 11:29:30
The 2012 crisis, during which self-proclaimed jihadi armed groups took centre stage, intensified the debate on the role of Islam in Malian society and politics.

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The Return to Somalia: Home Sweet Home?

0 Visits: 277 | Thursday July 13, 2017 - 07:24:20
BAIDOA — Ubaax (pronounced as Ubah), originally from Dinsoor district, looked at me, then bent her head as tears rolled down her thin, shiny cheeks. I looked out of the window as I absorbed what she had just said.

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The Ugandan Woman Who Has Given Birth to 38 Children at Age of 37!

0 Visits: 199 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 21:45:40
KAMPALA — Lost along the way, a boda boda rider offers to lead me to her home since they know her by her unique name.

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Somalia on the Road to Political Recovery, Return of a Nation's Pride

0 Visits: 486 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 10:54:59
Since independence, Somali leaders maintained independent foreign policy positions in a world divided by competing interests. For instance, during the Cold War Somalia had good relations with the People's Republic of China while the West was actively engaged in isolating it.

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Historic Conference in Finland Calls for Application of Forgiveness in Somalia

0 Visits: 461 | Monday July 10, 2017 - 15:20:11
TURKU, Finland (Somali Update) — CAFIS (Forgiving) Conference on 5th -6th July in Turku, Finland was held through the arrangement of self-designated Somali journalists.

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SOMALIA: Why Farmaajo's Presidency is in Peril

0 Visits: 523 | Sunday July 09, 2017 - 08:26:46
President Mohamed A. Mohamed Farmaajo's presidency is crumbling at an exponential speed. He has no one else to blame but himself.

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Ghana: People with Disabilities Freed from Chains

0 Visits: 437 | Friday July 07, 2017 - 18:00:42
ACCRA – The Mental Health Authority of Ghana has taken steps to release 18 people, including two girls, held in shackles at Nyakumasi Prayer Camp, a spiritual healing center in the Central Region. Those freed, some of whom have mental health conditions, were taken to nearby Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital…

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