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Mogadishu (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said on Friday. At one time the pirates made millions of dollars in ransoms from seizing sh...
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Nairobi (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia said it was reviewing several oil and gas deals that U.N. investigators say lack transparency and risk hindering development of the country’s energy industry. Energy firms are cautiously eyeing Somalia’s long coastline, an untapped frontier ...
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Oct 31st, 2014
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Mogadishu (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least three million people in Somalia need humanitarian aid and the country is threatened with famine, the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday. The United Nations said in September more than a million people in the war-ravaged Horn of Afri...
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Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somali Police Force Commander-in-Chief Gen. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismael has untimely died of what seems to be heart attack in volatile Mogadishu on Thursday afternoon. Speaking at a press conference, National Security Minister Khalif Ahmed Ereg has unveiled that Fede...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 29th, 2014
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Nairobi ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Secretary-General and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim met with President Uhuru Kenyatta and members of his cabinet and discussed peace, security, and development issues affecting the country and the wider Horn of Africa. The Secretary-General commended Kenya’s con...
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Oct 29th, 2014
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Richmond, VA, USA (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – An unmanned U.S. supply rocket exploded shortly after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built a...
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Oct 29th, 2014
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Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu to pledge support for Somalia’s transition and for efforts to strengthen security and development across the wider Horn of Africa region. The joint high l...
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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS Mr. Ban Ki-moon PRESS REMARKS ON THE OCCASION OF THE JOINT VISIT TO SOMALIA 29 October 2014, Mogadishu Your Excellency Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality and I highly comm...
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Oct 29th, 2014
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Lusaka ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Zambian President Michael Sata, an abrasive figure nicknamed ‘King Cobra’ because of his venomous tongue, has died in London where he had been receiving medical treatment, the government in Africa’s second-largest copper producer said on Wedne...
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Oct 29th, 2014
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Pyongyang ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle, according to South Korean intelligence. A spy agency briefing to lawmakers on Tuesday said that a foreign doctor operated on Mr Kim in September or October. Mr Kim recently dro...