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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Aug 10th, 2014
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Tunis (DIPLOMAT) – Tunisian coastguards on Saturday intercepted 90 African migrants whose makeshift boat heading from Libya for the Italian island of Lampedusa broke down off Zarzis, the Red Crescent said. “At 0500 GMT the Tunisian coastguard rescued 90 African illegal migrants from a makeshift...
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Aug 6th, 2014
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Nairobi (BBC + DIPLOMAT)- Kenyan police have arrested an official from Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab, security sources have told the BBC. Police believe the suspect is former journalist Hassan Hanafi, who is accused of killing journalists in Somalia, other sources said. However, t...
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Aug 5th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT) – As part of its efforts to take actions in the regions affected by the drought the Federal Government of Somalia Special committee has briefed yesterday all Cabinet during an extraordinary meeting providing the latest update on the drought and food shortages in the country. The ...
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Aug 5th, 2014
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Washington (DIPLOMAT) – The President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, speaking from Washington DC, where he and members of the Federal Government of Somalia are attending the historic US-Africa Summit, today announced several new initiatives aimed to empower Somali youth. With one of the largest youth ...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 2nd, 2014
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Conakry ( REUTERS + DIPLOMAT) – West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease. The World Health Organisati...
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Aug 1st, 2014
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Mogadishu ( REUTERS + DIPLOMAT)- Islamist militants shot dead a Somali lawmaker in the capital Mogadishu on Friday by blocking his car and spraying him with bullets, police and witnesses said, after the fifth killing of a legislator in less than four months. Al Shabaab said they killed Sheikh Aden Mo...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- A press statement from the ministry of Foreign affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia has strongly condemned Israel’s indiscriminate attack on Gaza Strip. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion Dr. Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh described Isr...