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Bangladesh LGBT editor hacked to death

0 Visits: 442 | 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: 442 | 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: 361 | 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: 398 | 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: 395 | 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: 403 | 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: 392 | 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: 475 | 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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PM Hailemariam Desalegn on first state visit to Ghana (Text+Pictures)

0 Visits: 518 | Sunday April 10, 2016 - 03:38:12
Awramba Times (Accra, Ghana) – Ethiopian Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn is in a three day official state visit in the west African nation of Ghana. PM Hailemariam, who was arrived on Thursday, 7th April, 2016, accompanied by his wife, Roman Tesfaye, will hold talks with President John Mahama…

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Tanzania Opens Warm Diplomatic Relations with Rwanda

0 Visits: 487 | Sunday April 10, 2016 - 03:26:22
A new chapter of warm relations has opened between the governments of Tanzania and Rwanda after Tanzanian President John Magufuli officially participated in the 22-year remembrance of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, according to Tanzanian Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga.

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Giulio Regeni murder: Italy recalls ambassador to Egypt

0 Visits: 398 | Sunday April 10, 2016 - 03:05:57
Italy has recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations over the murder of student Giulio Regeni in Cairo. It comes after Egyptian officials briefed their Italian counterparts on the investigation into the killing. Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni tweeted (in Italian) that Italy wanted…

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U.S., Ethiopia sign new agreement, enhance security partnership

0 Visits: 461 | Friday April 08, 2016 - 03:58:50
Senior defense and government officials from the U.S. and Ethiopia held the sixth annual Bilateral Defense Committee March 31, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ministerial-level meeting produced a new agreement outlining the cross-exchange of logistics, services, supplies, and support between the…

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Sudan's Omar al-Bashir 'to step down in 2020'

0 Visits: 410 | Friday April 08, 2016 - 03:37:51
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has told the BBC he will step down in 2020, when his current mandate ends. Mr Bashir also denied allegations of abuses perpetrated by the Sudanese forces in renewed violence against black African villages who took up arms in the country's western Darfur region.…

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First Somaliland Diaspora announces his Bid to run Kulmiye Parliamentary election [See VIDEO]

0 Visits: 451 | Thursday April 07, 2016 - 03:54:34
Abdirahman Mohamud Mohamed" Known' as (Dhoore)" he made the announcement in well organized and well attended Ceremony held in Capital of Uk London,

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Somaliland: Former Minister of Labor Dr Aw Dahir Passes Away

0 Visits: 403 | Thursday April 07, 2016 - 03:42:01
Former Somaliland Minister of labor and social affairs Dr. Abdi Aw Dahir Ali passed away in Burao after a massive heart attack. According to family sources the late minister died at a local Burao hospital after he was rushed there on the night of 5th April 2016 following heart complications.

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Puntland ex-President announces run for Somalia Presidency

0 Visits: 422 | Thursday April 07, 2016 - 03:35:44
With four months left to national polls in Somalia, former Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole has announced his presidential bid in the upcoming elections under the shadow of bilateral agreement on newly introduced model, Garowe Online reports.

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Puntland:-One dead, two wounded in Bosaso army base attack

0 Visits: 564 | Sunday March 20, 2016 - 06:11:44
One person was confirmed killed and two others sustained variety of wounds in a night-time gun attack on an army base in Bosaso city, the commercial hub of Puntland state by Al shabaab militants.

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Puntland says it killed scores of Al shabaab fighters in Nugal fighting

0 Visits: 547 | Sunday March 20, 2016 - 06:09:49
Security forces in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland killed more than 60 Islamist militants and regained some territory in a counter-offensive against al Shabaab, regional officials said.

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Govt sends planeloads of weapons to Puntland [See VIDEO]

0 Visits: 546 | Friday March 18, 2016 - 06:47:18
Somalia's federal government has sent two planes carrying weapons and military supplies to the north-eastern autonomy state of Puntland to helo fight against Al shabaab militants.

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Protest Against Puntland President in Minnesota [See Photos]

0 Visits: 1009 | Sunday March 13, 2016 - 08:36:24
over Thousands people participated in a peaceful protest outside of the Puntland"s president Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali speech at convention center" Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the USA estimated 30,000" the protest accused Puntland President of clan favoritism

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