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By Tajuddin
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Aug 30th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia today liberated the strategic town of Bulo Barer in Lower Shabelle region. The forces also captured two other small towns of Goolweyn and Jerlio as they advanced towards Bulo Marer. During the early morning operation ...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 30th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media in Mogadishu, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues including: the Military Court’s conviction of two members of...
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Aug 29th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay,European Union Ambassador Michele Cervone d’Urso and United States Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty, express profound concern about the deployment of armed forces and the resultant conflict within Saahder, Sool...
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Aug 27th, 2014
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Djibouti (DIPLOMAT)- Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh was unharmed in a shooting at the Horn of Africa country’s main airport in the capital that left three people wounded, Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said. A “young” member of the Republican Guard is under arrest after the incident...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 25th, 2014
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Mombasa (DIPLOMAT) – East African countries need to work together on tightening porous borders to help halt the movement of militants, drug traffickers and other criminals, the region’s senior intelligence officers were told on Monday. Several east African nations have been battling a ris...
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Aug 24th, 2014
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Asmara (DIPLOMAT) – Eritrean border guards have allegedly shot dead 10 Eritreans citizens as they attempted to cross in to Ethiopia, a recent escapee told Sudan Tribune on Friday. Samuel Gedion said he was among a group of 18 Eritreans who were trying to flee to Ethiopia two weeks ago. “Ten of ...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 21st, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- Dr Ahmed Ali Dahir, the Attorney General has today clarified the incident that occurred on Friday 15th August 2014 related to the closure of Radio Shabelle and Radio SKY FM (operating in the same office) and the detention of station staff. The Attorney General said that the oper...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 19th, 2014
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Washington (DIPLOMAT)- John Kerry, Secretary of State said in Statement On World Humanitarian Day : We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the piece...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 17th, 2014
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Addis Ababa (DIPLOMAT)-The IGAD Secretariat expresses concern on the possibility of Ebola transmission from West Africa to the Horn of Africa. The current epidemic that has been declared a health emergency has already claimed more than 1,000 lives according to the latest reports. “We support efforts ...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 14th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT) – Members of the United Nations Security Council arrived in Mogadishu this morning on a landmark visit to Somalia to review progress made by the Federal Government with assistance from the international community, and to demonstrate their continued support for the country’s effor...