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Mogadishu's Bakara Market Shaken by Mortar Strike, Casualties Still Unconfirmed

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Multiple mortar rounds impacted Mogadishu's Bakara market on Tuesday, resulting in unspecified casualties.

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Security Operation: Somalia Closes 14 Websites Allegedly Affiliated with al-Shabab

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Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) has taken decisive action by shutting down 14 news websites, accusing them of propagating the ideology and news of the al-Shabab militant group. This move comes hot on the heels of NISA's successful closure of 20 WhatsApp groups, which…

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Crisis in Cape Town: Somali Businessman Killed in Apparent Shooting

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The tragic incident involving the fatal shooting of Mohamed Ahmed Mohamud in Cape Town and the broader pattern of xenophobic violence against Somali immigrants in South Africa is deeply distressing. The loss of life, especially among Somali entrepreneurs, highlights a concerning security lapse and a…

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Trust is lost': Muslim voters unhappy with Labour's stance on Gaza war

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(Guardian) Walsall Central mosque. In November, eight Labour councillors in Walsall resigned over the party leader Keir Starmer's stance on Gaza. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

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Somali President engages in talks on the Ethiopia-Somaliland conflict with the AU Chairman during a meeting in Rome.

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Against a backdrop of escalating tensions in the Horn of Africa, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud engaged in a high-level meeting with the African Union Chairman and Comoros President Azali Assoumani during the Italy-Africa Summit in Rome.

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Jürgen Klopp declares his choice to resign as the manager of Liverpool at the conclusion of the season.

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Jürgen Klopp has announced his decision to step down as the manager of Liverpool at the end of the current season. Following his communication with the club's ownership, Klopp, 56, will remain at the helm for the remaining fixtures of the 2023-24 campaign, concluding his highly successful eight-and-a-half-year…

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Ethiopia's Prosperity Party promises to convert the MoU with Somaliland into a 'realistic agreement.

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Following a four-day conference, Ethiopia's ruling Prosperity Party (PP) has committed to advancing its controversial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Somaliland into a "practical agreement." This pledge, declared by the party's Executive and Central Committee members, has stirred…

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The government of Somalia embraces the ruling made by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case involving Israel's alleged genocide.

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The Somali government has welcomed the recent decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to assert its primary jurisdiction in investigating allegations of genocide committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip. In a statement released on Saturday, the government expressed its satisfaction with the…

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Joint US-Somali Military Operation Targets al-Shabab Militants in Lower Jubba Region

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In a recent military collaboration, the Somali National Army joined forces with the United States military to conduct a targeted airstrike in the Lower Jubba region. The operation resulted in the precise elimination of at least four al-Shabab militants. This strategic strike unfolded approximately 45…

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Daily Egg Consumption: Benefits and Considerations for Your Health

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Eating one to two eggs per day can be a healthy and nutritious addition to your diet. Eggs are a good source of protein, vitamins, and nutrients that can be beneficial for your health. However, it's important to consume them in moderation.

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Norwegian Minister Sandra Borch Resigns Over Plagiarism Scandal in Master's Thesis

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It appears that Sandra Borch, the Minister of Research and Higher Education in Norway, has confirmed her resignation after admitting to copying others' text in her master's thesis. The news was brought to light by E24, which revealed that portions of Borch's thesis were identical to text…

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Ethiopia has expressed dissatisfaction with the global reaction to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Somaliland, amidst escalating tensions in the Horn of Africa.

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In the midst of escalating tensions in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia finds itself at the center of international scrutiny over its recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Somaliland. Redwan Hussien, National Security Advisor to Ethiopia's Prime Minister, has accused certain international actors…

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Diplomatic Standoff: UN Calls for Dialogue Amid Ethiopia-Somalia Dispute Over Maritime Agreement

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The diplomatic standoff between Ethiopia and Somalia over Ethiopia's recent maritime agreement with Somaliland has prompted United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to advocate for dialogue as a means of resolution. Tensions flared after Ethiopia, a landlocked nation, entered into a significant…

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President Sisi Affirms Egypt's Commitment to Safeguarding Somalia and its Security

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Egypt is steadfast in preventing any peril to Somalia or its safety, as declared by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday, according to an official statement from the presidency. This statement follows Ethiopia's contemplation of acknowledging Somaliland's independence claim.

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Abduction of Ukrainian Nationals by Al-Shabab in Aftermath of Somalia Helicopter Crash

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In a recent incident in Somalia, four Ukrainian citizens were captured by Al-Shabab extremists, affiliated with al-Qaida, following the crash of a UN-contracted helicopter. The Ukrainian foreign affairs ministry verified that the helicopter, operated by a Ukrainian company under a UN contract, experienced…

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CIA Director Burns Holds Talks with Somali Leadership on Ethiopia-Somaliland Port Agreement

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CIA Director William Burns made a diplomatic visit to Mogadishu, engaging in discussions with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Mahad Salad, the head of the Somali National Intelligence Agency. The meeting, held at Mogadishu International Airport, delved into several issues, prominently addressing…

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Extraordinary IGAD Summit Addresses Ethiopia-Somalia Tensions Amid Diplomatic Complexities

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Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud touched down in Kampala, Uganda, marking the commencement of an extraordinary IGAD summit. The summit takes center stage in addressing the escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Somalia, primarily triggered by a contentious lease agreement in the autonomous region…

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Somali president's son fined in Turkey for deadly car crash; accountability concerns and potential diplomatic impact arise.

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Mohamed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's penalty has been revised to a fine of approximately $900, as determined by a tribunal in Turkey. The individual, identified as the offspring of Somalia's President Hassan Ali Sheikh Mohamud, was initially facing a 2.5-year imprisonment term, but this has been…

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In Mogadishu, a suicide bomber has caused the deaths of three individuals in a devastating attack.

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In a tragic incident that unfolded in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne district, a suicide bomb explosion rocked the area, resulting in the loss of three lives and leaving two individuals injured, according to official reports. The assailant, under pursuit by law enforcement, triggered the explosive device…

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A former Somali state minister is currently unaccounted for in Kenya, raising concerns about their whereabouts and well-being.

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Abdirashid Janan, the former Jubaland Security Minister, has been reported as missing in Nairobi, Kenya, for the past seven days, according to statements from his family members. The current Jubbaland State Minister of Security, Yusuf Hussein Osman Dhumaal, is urging the Kenyan government's security…

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President Erdoğan seeks parliamentary approval to extend troop deployment in the Gulf of Aden amid rising tensions fueled by U.S. and U.K. strikes on Yemen.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has forwarded a proposal to extend the deployment of Turkish naval forces in the Gulf of Aden, Somali territorial waters, and the Arabian Sea to Parliament. The current mandate is set to expire on February 10, but the motion seeks an additional year, marking the 14th…

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A road collision in the Somali region of Ethiopia claimed the lives of at least ten individuals.

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A tragic road accident on the route between Jigjiga and Shabeeley district in the Faafan region of the Somali regional state in Ethiopia claimed the lives of at least ten people. According to local media reports, 12 others suffered injuries, some of them severe, as a result of the collision involving…

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