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By Tajuddin
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT) – A member of Somalia’s parliament famous for the political and patriotic songs she sang for decades has been assassinated in Mogadishu. The Islamist group al Shabab has claimed responsibility. The assailants pulled up alongside a car transporting Saado Ali Warsame, a...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, sends his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of MP Saado Ali Warsame, a Somali Member of Parliament killed in Mogadishu today. “Our prayers are with her. I send my deepest condolences to the ...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Brussels(DIPLOMAT)- The European Union Foreign Affairs Council on Tuesday extended the mandate of the European bloc’s mission on regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa (EUCAP Nestor) until December 12, 2016. This civilian mission forms part of the EU’s comprehensive approach to fig...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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New York (DIPLOMAT)- Girls in parts of the global south continue to be married young, with more than half of girls in the least developed countries wed before their 18th birthday. The prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) also remains high, with more than 90% of women in Somalia, Guinea, Djib...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 20th, 2014
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Nairobi (AFP + DIPLOMAT) – Three years to the day since a famine that eventually killed more than a quarter of a million people was declared in Somalia, aid agencies warned Sunday the country faced a new catastrophe without urgent aid. A joint statement issued by a group of charities and aid ag...