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By Tajuddin
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Jun 30th, 2017
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Washington, D.C. (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The U.S. Department of State has removed the $5 million dollar bounty on the former deputy leader and founding member of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab (HSM), Sheikh Mukhtar Robow earlier this week. Robow who served al-Shabaab ...
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Jun 27th, 2017
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Mogadishu, Somalia (DIPLOMAT.SO) – HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia thanked all key stakeholders in the Media sector of the country for their input, feedback and comments to the review of the Media Law. M...
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Dec 2nd, 2016
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Helsinki, Finland (Washingtonpost + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Fadumo Dayib, Somalia’s first female presidential candidate, is so dismayed by the decision this week by Somali’s electoral body to postpone the country’s presidential elections for the third time that she thinks she will not run for president ...
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Oct 16th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — The Ethiopian government has unveiled stringent rules for its state of emergency which the opposition says is meant to curb a wave of protests, sometimes deadly, in the Oromia region and other areas. Hundreds have been killed in anti-government protests in t...
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Oct 16th, 2016
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Saudi-led coalition declared responsibility of deadly hotel bombing in Yemen, blaming miscommunication and promising revision of airstrike procedures and compensation of victims, Saudi Press Agency reported. The announcement came as part of the ...
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Oct 16th, 2016
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Topeka, Kansas State, United State of America (Startribune + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A thwarted attack to target Muslim immigrants at a Kansas apartment complex has the Somali community in Minnesota on high alert, mindful of security measures at mosques and other gathering places. Federal officials char...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 15th, 2016
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Wichita, Kansas State, United States of America ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Three members of a Kansas militia group were charged Friday with plotting to bomb an apartment complex that’s home to Somali immigrants in the western Kansas meatpacking town of Garden City, a thwarted attack prosecutor...
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Oct 15th, 2016
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Mombasa, Kenya (Standardmedia + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Fifty six soldiers killed in Somalia in the recent past were yesterday feted at an elaborate ceremony in Mombasa’s Kenya Navy base. The fete attended by top officials in the military and presided over by Defense Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo al...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 14th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Normal life is returning to Sebeta a week after violent protests rocked the burgeoning industrial town, located some 24 kilometers (14.9 miles) west of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Angry protesters attacked factories during demonstra...
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Oct 14th, 2016
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Abuja, Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The wife of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says she may not back her husband at the next election unless he shakes up his government. Aisha Buhari, who has never held political office but joined her husband on the campaign trail last year, told the...