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British Army team in Somalia on UN peacekeeping duties

0 Visits: 332 | Monday May 02, 2016 - 06:07:15
A British Army team has arrived in Somalia as part of a United Nations mission to counter Islamist militants. An advance party of about 10 soldiers from Force Troop Command, 1 Div and Field Army training will support African Union peacekeeping efforts against the al-Shabab group.

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Somalia: Puntland President receives High Level delegation in Bossaso

0 Visits: 282 | Monday May 02, 2016 - 01:16:50
The President of Somalia's Puntland Government Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has received Italian and IGAD High Level delegations in Bossaso port city on Sunday, GaroweOnline reports. The delegation led by The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ambassador Mahboub…

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On Ethiopia's Charges of Terrorism Against Political Leaders

0 Visits: 353 | Sunday May 01, 2016 - 07:14:11
U.S. Department of State Saturday April 30, 2016 Ads By Google The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia's recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) First Vice-Chairman Bekele Gerba and others in the Oromia region who were arrested…

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Marine General Picked to Lead US Africa Command

0 Visits: 300 | Sunday May 01, 2016 - 06:56:40
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Marine Corps Lieutenant General Thomas Waldhauser to lead AFRICOM, the U.S. military's Africa Command. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Waldhauser the "perfect pick" to lead AFRICOM. In a statement, Carter cited Waldhauser's leadership, management…

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Somaliland: State Returns Vehicle Belonging to Puntland VP

0 Visits: 324 | Sunday May 01, 2016 - 06:20:25
The government of Somaliland has returned to Garowe a vehicle belonging to the Puntland Vice president. The vehicle was brought to Somaliland by the driver of Punt land's VP Abdihakin Abdillahi Omar 'Amey' and nabbed by the army in Widhwidh town of Sool Region.

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India asks UK to deport Vijay Mallya

0 Visits: 514 | Saturday April 30, 2016 - 09:42:10
The Indian government has asked the UK to deport Vijay Mallya, the former head of Kingfisher Airlines, as part of an investigation into money laundering. The businessman, who is said to have debts of about $1bn, left India in March and is believed to be in the UK. Last week authorities in India revoked…

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Australian aid worker 'kidnapped' in Afghanistan

0 Visits: 293 | Saturday April 30, 2016 - 09:24:13
An Australian aid worker has been abducted in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan's east. Media reports identified the woman as 60-year-old Katherine Jane Wilson, also known as Kerry.

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US man Kim Dong-chul jailed for spying in North Korea

0 Visits: 335 | Saturday April 30, 2016 - 09:18:36
North Korea has sentenced a US man to 10 years of hard labour for spying. Kim Dong-chul, a 62-year-old naturalised US citizen born in South Korea, was arrested last October. Kim had made an apparent confession in Pyongyang last month in front of reporters, saying he was paid by South Korean intelligence…

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Kenya flooding: Search for building collapse victims

0 Visits: 378 | Saturday April 30, 2016 - 09:12:19
Rescuers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are searching for dozens of people feared trapped after the collapse of a six-storey building in heavy rain. TV coverage from the scene showed a crowd gathering at the Huruma residential estate as rescuers dug for survivors. At least three people are known to have…

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Puntland:-Abdul Qadir Mumin used to be a key recruiter and facilitator for al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 895 | Saturday April 30, 2016 - 07:51:27
A former British-based hate preacher has re-emerged in an ISIS video, leading a band of jihadis in Somalia. Abdul Qadir Mumin used to be a key recruiter and facilitator for the al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab in Somalia after fleeing his home in South London. He became one of the few high profile al-Shabaab…

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Somaliland: Hargeisa Caught Napping as Puntland Officials Tour Sool Region at Will

0 Visits: 335 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 21:48:39
Somalilandsun – A large delegation of senior Puntland officials were in a whirlwind tour of various parts of Sool region in Somaliland. The team led by Puntland interior minister Ahmed Kharaash accompanied by a heavily armed security detail entered Somaliland without any objection from sool regional…

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US ex-Senator Wofford, 90, to remarry to a man

0 Visits: 352 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 21:43:28
A former US senator will get remarried this week - to someone of a different sex from his first spouse. Harris Wofford, 90, wrote an opinion article in the New York Times voicing strong support for same-sex marriage. He said he felt lucky to live at a time when marriage had been "strengthened"…

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Bangladesh LGBT editor hacked to death

0 Visits: 321 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 21:41:12
Police in Bangladesh say two people including a leading gay rights activist and editor at Bangladesh's only LGBT magazine have been hacked to death. The US ambassador to Bangladesh condemned the killing of Xulhaz Mannan, who also worked at the US embassy.

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John Ridsdel: Canadian hostage killed in Philippines

0 Visits: 320 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 21:30:43
A Canadian man held captive by Islamist militants for months in the Philippines has been killed, Canadian media confirm. John Ridsdel was taken from a tourist resort along with three others by the Abu Sayyaf group in September last year. A friend, the former MP Bob Rae, was among those who confirmed…

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Somalia: Puntland Parliament endorses Electoral Commission

0 Visits: 246 | Monday April 25, 2016 - 21:28:23
Lawmakers have approved Transitional Puntland Electoral Commission (TPEC) in an overwhelming vote on Sunday, Garowe Online reports. 50 MPs of 52 present voted in favor of the electoral board as extraordinary session has continued for its second day in the State capital of Garowe. Puntland Vice President…

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Senior Bangladesh editor Shafik Rehman is arrested

0 Visits: 281 | Sunday April 17, 2016 - 06:09:21
Prominent Bangladeshi magazine editor Shafik Rehman has been arrested in Dhaka on suspicion of sedition, police and his family have said. Police say he is being held after the discovery of evidence linking him to a conspiracy to murder the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The leader of the opposition…

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African Union troops in Somalia kill four civilians

0 Visits: 281 | Sunday April 17, 2016 - 05:49:50
African Union (AU) troops have killed four civilians travelling in a car in southern Somalia, sparking protests. The incident took place near Bulla Marer, 60km (37 miles) south-west of the capital, Mogadishu. The dead include an 80-year-old woman and her nine-year-old granddaughter who were sick and…

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Ethiopia: Armed men 'kill 140' near South Sudan border

0 Visits: 281 | Sunday April 17, 2016 - 05:47:14
Ethiopia says armed men have killed 140 people near its border with South Sudan and abducted at least 39 children. Ethiopia's Communications Minister Getachew Reda said the attackers were members of South Sudan's Murle tribe. He said security forces were chasing the attackers and had killed…

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South Sudan: Rebel Deputy Returns to Capital As Part of a Peace Deal

0 Visits: 284 | Thursday April 14, 2016 - 05:33:38
The deputy chief of South Sudan's rebels has returned to the capital, Juba, as part of a peace deal. The main opposition leader, Riek Machar, is also expected to return to the capital to work out a unity government. South Sudan's rebel deputy chief returned to Juba as part of the peace deal…

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This Woman Has Had the Same Job for 70 Years, and She Still Loves It

0 Visits: 362 | Thursday April 14, 2016 - 05:07:20
Meet Elena Griffing, the longest-tenured employee at Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California. The 90-year-old just celebrated her 70th year working at the hospital, and she has no plans to retire anytime soon.

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