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Sep 27th, 2016
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Libreville, Gabon (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been sworn in for a second seven-year term keeping his family’s dynasty in place for decades after winning re-election by a slim margin in a disputed vote. Bongo on Tuesday vowed to defend the constitution and ...
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Sep 25th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has praised the role of the United Arab Emirates for its contribution of rebuilding Somalia. The President hinted that UAE is a strong ally that Somalia needs today and in the future. ...
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Sep 24th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia (DIPLOMAT.SO) – Following a Pre-election Assessment Mission conducted by the African Union Commission (Department for Political Affairs), in July 2016, to identify the best form of technical assistance to support Somalia’s electoral process, the Chairperson of the African Uni...
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Sep 24th, 2016
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Mumbai, India ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – In an unprecedented step and inhumane, the Indian judiciary is facing difficulties despite the presence of several demands regarding the Somali pirates for the possibility of being returned to Mogadishu to spend their sentence in the central prison. Ind...
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Sep 23rd, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – On 21st September 2016, the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, on behalf of the African Union, signed with the European Union the fifteenth contract for financial support to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The latest contract c...
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Sep 20th, 2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall look to be the work of a “lone attacker,” officials said Monday, and federal authorities are looking at whether it was a potential act of terrorism in an the immigrant-rich state that has struggl...
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Sep 19th, 2016
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Bangui, Central African Republic ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) -Rebels have killed 26 villagers in Central African Republic, a spokesman for the presidency said on Saturday, the worst bloodshed in recent months in a country trying to draw a line under years of religious violence and political turmoil. Alb...
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Sep 17th, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – According to Kulan Post, Five months after the infamous crackdown on Somali refugees in Nairobi, a number of Somali nationals studying in Kenyan universities and mid-level colleges decided to stop their classes and return to Somalia, or seek education elsewhere t...
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Sep 17th, 2016
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Ankara, Turkey (Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S. special forces are accompanying Turkish troops and Free Syrian Army fighters along the Turkish border near Jarabulus and Cobanbey in Syria, the Pentagon told Anadolu Agency on Friday. The move came “at the request of the government of Turkey”...
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Sep 17th, 2016
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Jijiga, Somali region, Ethiopia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The President of the Somali region in Ethiopia Abdi Mohamud Omar strongly opposed violent attacks by some ethnic groups trying to destabilize the country. We do not want to overthrow the regime, we want a federal Ethiopia, and will not support an...