Monday, December 16, 2019

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Kenya engages Somalia to lift ban on miraa

Kenya is engaging the Somali government to make it rescind its ban on miraa flights into Somaliland, Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe has said. Mr Kiraithe told the media on Friday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had taken up the matter...

Dubai’s DP World to manage Somaliland port

Dubai-based ports operator DP World has won a concession to manage a port at Berbera in the breakaway republic of Somaliland for 30 years, in an investment of up to $442 million. "DP World will set up a joint venture...

Somali government says Munya to blame for ban on miraa

The Somali government has said it imposed a ban on miraa imports from Kenya because Meru Governor Peter Munya had "used the business to campaign for the breakup of the country." On Tuesday evening, Somali Ambassador to Kenya Gamal Hassan...

Somalia truck bomb targets Mogadishu’s SYL Hotel

A truck bomb has exploded outside a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing 22 people in a heavily secured area close to the presidential palace. A BBC reporter says politicians are among the injured. The Islamist al-Shabab group, which is affiliated...

SOMALIA’s 2016 ELECTORAL PROCESS REMAINS ON COURSE

SOMALIA’s 2016 ELECTORAL PROCESS REMAINS ON COURSE

Al-Shabaab gunmen attack beach restaurant in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab jihadists attacked a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces. Sporadic shots could still be heard coming from the scene several hours after the attack began,...

Ilhan Omar, marriage, and Somali culture: FAQ

Last week, Ilhan Omar made national headlines after her historic win over longtime Rep. Phyllis Kahn and fellow Somali-American Mohamud Noor in the DFL primary race for House District 60B. In the heavily Democratic district, the primary victory put the...

John Kerry Remarks With Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Nairobi, Kenya August 22, 2016 FOREIGN MINISTER MOHAMED: I am delighted to welcome Secretary John Kerry back to Nairobi, and for a second visit in the last, I think, one year. The last time you were here was...

Olympic sprinter finishes slower than most high school girls, but is still an ‘inspiration’

World class athletes are not supposed to get props just for their effort. But Somalia’s Maryan Nuh Muse should be that exception. On Saturday morning, she could not keep up with her heat in the first round of the Women’s 400 meters. So...

UN calls for probe into Ethiopia protesters killings

Ninety deaths in Oromia and Amhara regions must be investigated by international observers, UN human rights chief says. The UN human rights chief has urged Ethiopia to allow international observers to investigate the killings of 90 protesters in restive regions...
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The Desert Locust ravages the Horn of Africa

 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that unless early and sustained...
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Boris Johnson, Conservatives secure smashing win in British election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a resounding overall majority in the United Kingdom's general election and will return...

U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief

An international push to secure sorely needed debt relief for Somalia may be derailed because of a bureaucratic blunder in Washington,...

Somali security forces kill 5 Al-Shabab fighters to end Mogadishu Hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a...

Armed men attack Hotel Near presidential residence in Somalia’s capital

Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the president’s residence and fighting was still going on, police and the...