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Nairobi, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United Nations has appointed its first special envoy for Somali refugees to ensure they receive protection, following accusations by a rights group that Kenya has been forcing them out of the world’s largest refugee camp in a...
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Sep 30th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The AU Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira has said Somalia needs a multi-pronged approach to solving long-standing challenges. Ambassador Madeira said restoration of peace and stability in the country needed the involvemen...
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Sep 30th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United States strongly condemns the September 27 assassination of Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali Haji in Mogadishu. Mr. Abdiaziz Ali Haji worked for Radio Shabelle/Shabelle Media Network. The United States extends sincere condolences to Mr. Abdiaz...
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New York ( UN News Centre + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Regretting an extension to the 2016 electoral process in Somalia announced by the country’s electoral body, the United Nations Security Council has called on all parties in the country to upload their commitments on the elections and to come to an agreement ...
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Sep 29th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday requested an explanation from the United States after Somali officials said a U.S. “friendly fire” air strike killed at least 22 soldiers and civilians in the Horn of Africa nation. Officials...
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Sep 29th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia (Horn Observer + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) strongly condemned the assassination of the prominent Somali Journalist, Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali Haji who was killed in Mogadishu Yaqshid district by two unknown armed gunmen, NUSOJ reported. It’s a big lo...
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Sep 29th, 2016
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Asmara, Eritrea ( The Africa Report + DIPLOMAT.SO)- This comprehensive report from Eritrea is authored by: Mark Anderson – Outside a cafe on the crossroads of a busy intersection in Asmara, three 25 year olds sip macchiatos and catch up on the latest gossip in the bright morning sunshine. Punct...
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Sep 28th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia (SONNA + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Galmudug’s Security Minister Osman Isse Nor said Wednesday that 22 of their forces were killed and 16 others injured in an airstrike at an army base about some 30 kilometers east of Galkayo town in Mudug region. Mr. Isse accused of Puntland State to hav...
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Sep 28th, 2016
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Galkayo, Somalia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – An air strike in northern Somalia left as many as 22 soldiers dead overnight, local officials said on Wednesday, and one region said the United States had been duped into attacking its troops. In a bold and dangerous move, US drones have targeted a ca...
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Sep 28th, 2016
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Galkayo, Somalia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least 17 soldiers were killed in clashes overnight between forces from two semi-autonomous regions of northern Somalia, local officials said on Wednesday. Soldiers in Puntland and Galmudug have clashed repeatedly over territory and political rivalr...