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Oct 11th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Hundreds of Ethiopian troops pulled out of a town in central Somalia Tuesday, at least the second location vacated by their forces in recent weeks, a Somali security official said. Security official Abdirisak Moalim Ahmed said Ethiopian soldiers present...
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Oct 11th, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenya is violating international law by forcing residents of the world’s largest refugee camp to return to Somalia, an aid agency said Monday. Kenya insists the emptying of Dadaab — home to hundreds of thousands of mostly Somali refugees —...
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Oct 10th, 2016
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Damascus, Syria (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Tension has recently hit a new high between Moscow and Washington over the situation in Syria, which prompted the Russian leadership to send clear messages to the U.S. that the double-dealing and duplicity are no longer tolerable, analysts say. The Russi...
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Oct 10th, 2016
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Kismayo,Somalia ( Goobjoog + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Jubaland, Galmudug states and semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland have announced the candidates to be selected for the upcoming Upper House chamber amid recurrent delays to Somalia’s electoral process. Somalia’s Federal Indirect Electoral Imple...
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Oct 9th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( ENA + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Ethiopia is currently experiencing a state of insecurity as a result of large protests from the Oromo and Amhara. According to the News Agency of Ethiopia, the Council of Ministers has declared a six-month state of emergency effective from Saturday, ...
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Oct 9th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month state of emergency on Sunday, saying it was to restore order after weeks of protests that have resulted in deaths and damage to mostly foreign-owned factories and flower farms. La...
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Oct 3rd, 2016
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Moscow, Russia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended an agreement with the United States for disposal of weapons-grade plutonium because of “unfriendly” acts by Washington, the Kremlin said. A Kremlin spokesman said Putin had signed a decree...
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Oct 2nd, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenya on Saturday has extended indefinitely the amnesty period offered to youths who are considered to have been lured and radicalized to join the Somalia-based al-Shabaab militant group after being promised financial support. Coast regional coor...
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Oct 1st, 2016
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Moscow, Russia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was “on life support” but not dead yet. Fighting continued to intensify a...
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Sep 30th, 2016
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Brussels, Belgium (DIPLOMAT.SO)- The Somali Federal Indirect Election Implementation Team (FIEIT) has announced a further one month delay of the electoral calendar, with the election of the new President to now take place on 30 November 2016. This marks a second extension going beyond the constitutio...