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By Staff Reporter
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Mar 12th, 2020
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – The State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Abdulkadir Ahmed-khair Abdi, signed today in Mogadishu as a “witness” to an agreement on the standard administrative arrangement between the Government ...
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Mar 1st, 2020
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Khartoum (Diplomat.so) – At a meeting today in Khartoum between the Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HRVP), Josep Borrell Fontelles, and Ministers of IGAD Member States noted the transition in Ethiopia and ra...
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Feb 28th, 2020
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Washington (Diplomat.so) – The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors today moved toward normalizing its relations with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) after thirty years. This will open up opportunities for Somalia to access concessional financing from the World Bank’s Internati...
By Tajuddin
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Feb 18th, 2020
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Addis Ababa (Diplomat.so) – The US Secretary of State, Michael Richard Pompeo, arrived today in Addis Ababa, where he was received by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali. The US Secretary of State will stay in Ethiopia for two days (February 18 and 19), where he will hold meetings with...
By Najwa Guled
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Feb 14th, 2020
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – Somali Journalists (SJS) welcomes Amnesty International report entitled ”We live in Perpetual Fear: Violations and Abuses of Freedom of Expression in Somalia” that documented violations and abuses against Freedom of Expression in Somalia in the past three years, which is the...
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Feb 10th, 2020
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so + AMISOM) – The Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Lt. Gen. Tigabu Yima has visited Baidoa to assess the progress of joint operations by the Somali National Army and AMISOM troops. During the two-day visit, Lt. Gen. Tigabu received a briefing...
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Feb 6th, 2020
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Washington (Diplomat.so + Atlantic Council ) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta implored an Atlantic Council audience on February 5 to see Africa as “more than just a continent producing security threats or unregulated migration that must be contained,” but rather as a region that has “immense s...
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Feb 3rd, 2020
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – On Sunday at his home in Mogadishu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad hosted a breakfast banquet in honor of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Federal Republic of Somalia Mr. Qin Jian, during whic...
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Jan 26th, 2020
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Washington (AFP + Diplomat.so) – Democratic lawmaker Adam Schiff, who is leading the prosecution in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, said Sunday he felt threatened by a tweet from the president. Trump tweeted that “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick...
By Najwa Guled
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Jan 21st, 2020
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – Hormuud Telecom Somalia said that the Kenyan army stationed in the Lower Juba region in southern Somalia attacked on Monday night (20 January) a subsidiary of the company in the village of Jaldeis, near the town of Dhobley, and destroyed the company’s properties ...