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Jul 24th, 2014
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Ottawa ( DIPLOMAT) – The Harper government is setting aside $5 million for UNICEF to address humanitarian needs in Somalia. International Development Minister Christian Paradis says the funding will help improve the health and well-being of children, women and their families. UNICEF is currentl...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, sends his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of MP Saado Ali Warsame, a Somali Member of Parliament killed in Mogadishu today. “Our prayers are with her. I send my deepest condolences to the ...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT) – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the assassination of Saado Ali Warsame, a female Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his deep concern about the continued attacks targeting parliamentarians in ...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Brussels(DIPLOMAT)- The European Union Foreign Affairs Council on Tuesday extended the mandate of the European bloc’s mission on regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa (EUCAP Nestor) until December 12, 2016. This civilian mission forms part of the EU’s comprehensive approach to fig...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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New York (DIPLOMAT)- Girls in parts of the global south continue to be married young, with more than half of girls in the least developed countries wed before their 18th birthday. The prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) also remains high, with more than 90% of women in Somalia, Guinea, Djib...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Minneapolis (DIPLOMAT)- The motto of the Department of Homeland Security is “see something, say something” — and a group of Somali-Americans did just that when they thought a man was trying to recruit teens to fight in Syria. The FBI believes as many as a dozen young men have been r...
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Jul 21st, 2014
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Rome (DIPLOMAT) – The Italian navy rescued yet more Somali illegal immigrants from the high seas while trying to go to Italy. This time, the Italian saved twenty illegal Somali immigrants. The Italian news agency abbreviated as ANCSE reported that they are now in the custody of the Italian navy...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 20th, 2014
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Nairobi (AFP + DIPLOMAT) – Three years to the day since a famine that eventually killed more than a quarter of a million people was declared in Somalia, aid agencies warned Sunday the country faced a new catastrophe without urgent aid. A joint statement issued by a group of charities and aid ag...
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Jul 20th, 2014
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Nairobi ( DIPLOMAT)- According to news reports, the dead bodies of 3 men on of whom is Somali Kenyan are sighted within the country. Witnesses told Local Radio in Mogadishu over the phone that the Somali citizens were businessmen working and residing in Nairobi. It was also reported that Kenyan polic...
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Jul 19th, 2014
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Nairobi ( DIPLOMAT)- Al-Shabab has said it carried out a deadly bus attack on Kenya’s coast that killed seven people, the latest in a series in the region that have left almost 100 dead. In a statement on Saturday, the Somalia-based group said the attack near Witu in Lamu Country was “a c...