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Brexit: Labour ‘would back members’ on new vote, says leadership

Labour’s leader and deputy leader say they would be ready to back another EU referendum – if party members want one. Leader Jeremy Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror he was not calling for a new vote but would “adhere to” any decision made at this week’s party conference. And deputy leader Tom Watson, speaking to the Observer, said the […]

Norwegian Report Identifies Somalis as ‘Super Happy’ Immigrant Group

Friday September 21, 2018 Despite constantly being labeled as a “problem group” associated with poverty, social exclusion, high unemployment and an unwillingness to integrate, Somalis appeared the most satisfied group of immigrants to Norway. Somalis ranked first among immigrants in terms of satisfaction with their quality of life, followed by Sri Lankans and Pakistanis, a […]

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Danish mayors vow to ignore citizenship handshake plan

Friday September 21, 2018 Jon Henley Rightwing government wants to make handshake mandatory in naturalisation ceremonies. Opposition is growing in Denmark to plans by the ruling rightwing coalition to deny citizenship to any immigrant who declines to shake hands with their local mayor during a revamped naturalisation ceremony – a measure widely seen as targeting […]

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Mandela’s one-time adviser deployed to Somalia

Wednesday September 19, 2018 Nicholas “Fink” Haysom will move from Sudan to Somalia as the United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres’s special representative and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia. The South African constitutional lawyer and conflict resolution specialist succeeds Michael Keating of the United Kingdom‚ effective from October 1. Haysom‚ a former […]

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Burkina Faso botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital

Tuesday September 18, 2018 Girls as young as four taken to hospital amid fears that cutters are targeting younger girls and crossing borders to avoid detection A former cutter holding the tool she used to carry out female genital mutilation, which is illegal in Burkina Faso. Photograph: Unicef/Holt/EPA Around 50 girls, including some as young […]

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Monday September 17, 2018 The government of Djibouti today denied accusations of its alleged involvement in the funding and facilitation of arms trafficking in the Horn of Africa. A report from the British company EXX Africa pointed out that Djibouti, which is strategically located, is a transit place for arms trafficking, allegedly replacing Eritrea in […]

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China is buying African media’s silence

Sunday September 16, 2018 By Azad Essa I wrote about Chinese oppression in a South African paper. Hours later, they cancelled my column. The managing editor of China Central Television Africa, Pang Xinhua, shows a local journalist in Nairobi how the organization has expanded in different parts of Africa on June 12, 2012. (Simon Maina/AFP/GettyImages) […]

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Leila Ali Elmi makes history as first Somali-Swede elected to Swedish parliament

Sunday September 16, 2018 Leila Ali Elmi – SUPPLIED Stockholm (HOL) – Leila Ali Elmi, a Somali-Swedish woman from Gothenburg has won a seat in Sweden’s parliament known as the ‘Riksdag’, making her the first East African woman to be elected to parliament. The news was well received by Sweden’s Somali community, a welcomed reprieve […]

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Saturday September 15, 2018 Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in Ethiopia’s capital to welcome leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the latest members of a formerly-banned rebel group to return home following a string of political reforms in the country. The jubilant crowd waving OLF flags gathered at Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square […]

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Friday September 14, 2018 Cargill will pay $1.5 million to 138 terminated employees to resolve charges that the company’s managers violated the Civil Rights Act by refusing to allow Somali-American Muslim workers to pray during their breaks at a meatpacking plant in Colorado, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Friday. The commission found reasonable […]

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Tuesday September 11, 2018   FILE – Somali soldiers stand at a Somali military base, near the site of an attack by al-Shabab, in Lower Juba, June 13, 2018. The base was the target of another al-Shabab assault Monday. WASHINGTON – As the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) prepares to implement the planned phased […]

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by M. Trunji Tuesday Sep 11 2018 By resolution 289 (IV) of 21 November 1949 of the General Assembly of the United Nations it was provided that Somalia should become independent sovereign State after a ten-year trusteeship under Italian administration. The Trusteeship Agreement provided no clear indications as to whether the Administering Authority was expected […]

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Suicide car bomb rams local government building in Somalia’s capital

Monday September 10, 2018 A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday causing casualties, a police officer told Reuters. A Reuters witness saw huge clouds of smoke above the city following a loud blast and gunfire. “A suicide car bomb rammed into the office of Hodan district […]

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US Sanctions Waleed Zein, the Kenyan accused of financing Isis

Sunday September 9, 2018 The US has imposed sanctions against a Kenyan accused of running a worldwide financial network in support of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis) a terrorist organisation. On Thursday, Mr Waleed Ahmed Zein was described by a US Treasury Department official as “a dangerous terrorist who established an intricate global […]

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How China’s giant solar farms are transforming world energy

Wednesday September 5, 2018 Fly over “Datong County”, a region in northern China, and you’ll see two giant pandas. One is waving at you. They are made of thousands of solar panels. Together, and with the other adjacent panels included, they form a 100-megawatt farm covering 248 acres. It’s actually a relatively small solar park […]

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500 Somalis ‘graduate’ from UK military training centre

  Go to… Home Somali News News in English Barnaamijyo Tafsiir Faalooyin Kalamaan Sports Keydka Sawiradda August 31, 2018 123 Views Baidoa-KNN-Some 500 Somalis have graduated from a British Security Training Centre located in southern Somalia Baidoa, Forces Network reported yesterday. British forces have been providing training to the Somali National Army (SNA) since January 2017, focusing on delivering medical, leadership development, logistics and […]

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Sa’id of Somalia became Africa’s first ambassador to China in the 14th century

Sunday August 26, 2018 While many people know about Ibn Battuta, the Moroccan scholar who travelled the world before European invasion of the continent, many do not know of his Somali counterpart called Sa’id. Known as Sa’id of Mogadishu, he was born in the city in 1301.  At the time, Mogadishu was the capital of […]

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President Trump says his impeachment would ‘crash’ the economy

Thursday August 23, 2018 By David Jackson (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 17, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump on August 18, 2018, accused social media platforms of “totally discriminating” against users with right-wing views while dubbing […]

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Former intelligence chief became fugitive as Ethiopia issues arrest warrant

Wednesday August 22, 2018 As the ruling coalition (EPRDF) 36-member executive committee (it is the highest government body of the party) continues its meeting for a second day, reports emerged today that an arrest warrant has been issued on Getachew Assefa. He was head of National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) for many years until […]

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Tuesday August 21, 2018 UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (left) interacts with women in Baidoa on her visit to Somalia. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment. […]

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Uganda police arrest US ‘missionary’ in viral assault video

Daily Monitor Sunday August 19, 2018 Mr Jimmy Taylor (right) after Ugandan police arrested him on August 18, 2018 after viral video showed him assaulting hotel workers in Kampala. PHOTO | TWITTER Police in Kampala have arrested a man identified as a US national on accusation of assaulting a Grand Imperial Hotel worker on Friday […]

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Sudan, Ethiopia to deploy joint force along border

Friday August 17, 2018 Sudan and Ethiopia agreed to deploy a joint force along their common border during a Thursday meeting held in capital Khartoum attended by the military chiefs-of-staff of both countries. Sudanese Military Chief-of-Staff Kamal Abdul-Maarouf told reporters after the meeting that the joint force would be tasked with “fighting terrorism, preventing rebel […]

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  With the endless political crisis and the scathing resolution by the EU Parliament that portrayed Somali leadership as autocratic, one would think the Somalia Partnership Forum in Brussels would bring about good luck for the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS). While many analysts thought that the Brussels Forum would give the Somali leadership some […]

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Wednesday August 15, 2018 In Somalia, poverty is forcing women into sexual exploitation as men from the country who’ve emigrated to the west return to take advantage of them. Many of the women are refugees who are lured by the offer of a better life abroad. They often go through a fake wedding ceremony. The […]

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Ethiopia: Exploiting the Gulf’s scramble for the Horn of Africa

African Arguements Tuesday August 14, 2018 Ethiopia’s so far managed to stay neutral and balance its relationships with opposing Gulf partners. But it’s engaged in an unpredictable game. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets with Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa in June. Credit: Mohamed Al Hammadi/Crown Prince Court – Abu […]

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Kenyan MPs urge TSC to post more female teachers to Garissa

Thursday August 9, 2018 Two MPs from Garissa have asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to post more female teachers to girls only schools so as to enable them address their issues. Garissa Woman Rep Anab Subow and Ijara MP Sophia Abdinoor urged the government to employ more female teachers as part of affirmative action. […]

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How a Muslim Somali Refugee Model Became the American Dream

Teen Vague Thursday August 9, 2018 As a child, Halima Aden loved to eat mud. To her young eyes, the rain transforming the dry, sandy soil of Turkana County, Kenya—home to Kakuma refugee camp, where she was born—into mud was nothing short of alchemy. She is a long way from Kakuma today, sitting at a […]

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Community outraged after police forced to apologise for ‘heavy-handed’ arrest

Bristolive Tuesday August 7, 2018 Bristol’s Somali community was “outraged” after video footage of a police arrest was posted on social media. Saed Ali, of Bristol Somali Community Association (BSCA), said the community reacted with “absolute shock” after seeing footage of Hamza Ahmed’s arrest in Castle Park. The 20-year-old was detained in the city centre […]

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Somalia, Djibouti & Ghana Reportedly Ranked African’s Most Beautiful Women

Somalia, Djibouti & Ghana Reportedly Ranked African’s Most Beautiful Women Somalian ladies are the most beautiful on the Continent. By RaissaNkuba According to starrfmonline.com, Somalia, Djibouti and Ghana are among the top 10 African countries with the most desirable women.The website reported: Ghanaian women are the third most beautiful ladies in Africa, according to ranking site […]

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President of Ethiopia’s Somali region resigns

Monday August 6, 2018 The Minister for Information for the Somali region of Ethiopia Idris Ismail has confirmed to the BBC Somali Service that regional President Abdi Mohamud Omar has handed over power and has agreed to step down. This follows days of tension in the Somali region as the Federal Military were deployed to […]

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