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Family of Mohamud Hassan fight for justice as police watchdog probe continues

0 Visits: 166 | Friday May 14, 2021 - 11:39:57
It's now five months since the death of twenty-four-old Mohamud Hassan, a death which triggered the first series of protests in the UK this year despite a strict national lockdown. Raoul Walawalker, freelance journalist who also writes forImmigration Newswhich is part of a network of UK and Irelandimmigration…

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For Muslims in America, Eid al-Fitr comes as pandemic eases

0 Visits: 189 | Friday May 14, 2021 - 11:39:56
For Qassim Abdullah, this year's Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr marked a bit of a milestone: Now fully vaccinated, the 66-year-old finally felt comfortable enough to return to his mosque for the Eid prayer on Thursday, his first time back since the start of the pandemic. "It's overwhelming…

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Drought, torrential rains devastate Somalia

0 Visits: 106 | Wednesday May 12, 2021 - 19:30:42
The United Nations warns Somalia faces a perilous future as drought followed by torrential rains have destroyed this year's planting season.

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Somalia says AU envoy not welcome, claims links to Kenya

0 Visits: 151 | Wednesday May 12, 2021 - 19:30:41
Somalia has rejected the appointment and planned deployment of AU High Representative John Mahama to lead the mediation talks noting it did not have confidence in the former Ghanaian president owing to his ties to Kenya.

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Somali army says kills 10 Shabab militants in central region

0 Visits: 97 | Tuesday May 11, 2021 - 13:35:29
The Somali National Army (SNA) said Monday that its forces killed 10 Shabab militants in an operation in Hiran, a region in the central part of the country.

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Kenya bans flights to Somalia

0 Visits: 141 | Tuesday May 11, 2021 - 13:35:25
Kenya has banned all commercial and cargo flights to and from Somalia until August, despite agreeing to restore diplomatic relations just days ago.

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UN warns of severe flooding in Somalia

0 Visits: 120 | Tuesday May 11, 2021 - 13:35:24
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Saturday warned of the high risk of severe flooding in Somalia amid rising water river levels.

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Twenty Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza

0 Visits: 209 | Tuesday May 11, 2021 - 13:35:19
More than a dozen Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry, after Hamas launched rockets from the coastal territory towards Israel.

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African Union hails US for 'remarkable' leadership on vaccine waiver

0 Visits: 103 | Saturday May 08, 2021 - 13:38:21
The Africa Union's health watchdog on Thursday praised the United States' support for a waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines as a "remarkable expression of leadership".

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Soldiers, militias leave Mogadishu following FGS-Opposition demilitarization deal

0 Visits: 91 | Saturday May 08, 2021 - 13:23:57
The last group of military forces and opposition militias left Mogadishu Friday following a crucial deal between Prime Minister Mohamed Roble and opposition groups this past week.

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Maritime case not part of resumption of relations with Kenya-Somali DPM

0 Visits: 101 | Saturday May 08, 2021 - 13:23:55
Somalia has maintained the maritime case with Kenya will be determined by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) allaying reports that the two countries had resolved to an out of court settlement.

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Young Somali doctor 'badly failed' since arrival in Ireland, says judge

0 Visits: 118 | Friday May 07, 2021 - 13:34:05
The founders of the international protection system in Europe would take the view "we, as a people" have "badly failed" a Somali doctor made subject of a deportation order after being rendered homeless and unable to work here for five years, a High Court judge has said.

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Somalia revives ties with Kenya after nearly six-month break

0 Visits: 135 | Friday May 07, 2021 - 13:34:04
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia said on Thursday it was restoring diplomatic relations with neighbouring Kenya almost six months after severing ties, accusing Nairobi of meddling in politics.

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Gen Dollaal granted pardon; released from prison

0 Visits: 87 | Friday May 07, 2021 - 13:34:03
Gen. Jama Mohamud Aden (Dollaal) was released from prison on Thursday, nearly a month after being sentenced by a military court in Somaliland.

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Budget Pressures Spur Somalia to Resolve Political Crisis

0 Visits: 383 | Friday May 07, 2021 - 13:34:02
Somalia will expedite elections in a bid to quell instability and coax donors into releasing funds needed to pay the nation's security forces and other state employees, Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak said.

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The US is wary of China's military ambitions in Africa 16 Shares

0 Visits: 146 | Wednesday May 05, 2021 - 16:31:12
With a population of under 1 million, Djibouti on the Horn of Africa is one of the smallest countries on the continent.

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Three people killed in car bomb attack in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 119 | Wednesday May 05, 2021 - 16:31:11
Three people were killed and another one injured in Mogadishu Wednesday following a car bomb attack.

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Somali government seeks opposition leader's help in demilitarising Mogadishu

0 Visits: 75 | Wednesday May 05, 2021 - 16:31:10
MOGADISHU (HOL) - The Somali government has sought the intervention of opposition leader and former president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to remove security forces and armed militias from the capital Mogadishu following the easing of tensions.

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Strengthened Advocacy on COVID-19 and COVAX Roll-out: UNSOM Continues to Support Somali Journalists

0 Visits: 49 | Wednesday May 05, 2021 - 16:30:59
Mogadishu – How can Somali journalists help in the fight against COVID-19? What role can they play in keeping individuals and communities safer? A two-day online training for Somali journalists just recently ended, focused on these questions and more, as it addressed safety and prevention measures…

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Biden to allow up to 62,500 refugees into US after criticism

0 Visits: 238 | Tuesday May 04, 2021 - 15:00:02
President Joe Biden announced Monday, after coming under fierce criticism, that he was raising the maximum number of refugees allowed into the United States this year to 62,500 -- up from the 15,000 cap imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump.

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Qatari Special Envoy meets with PM, opposition figures

0 Visits: 90 | Tuesday May 04, 2021 - 15:00:01
The freshly appointed Qatari special envoy arrived in Mogadishu on Monday, where he met with Somalia's Prime Minister and leading members of the opposition.

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Somalia commits to enhancing press freedom

0 Visits: 90 | Tuesday May 04, 2021 - 14:59:58
Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble on Monday vowed to promote press freedom in the country.

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