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Somaliland to pick Berbera port partner by end of year

ABIDJAN – Somaliland expects to choose a partner to develop and manage its Berbera port by the end of the year, with construction expected to start early next year, the breakaway territory’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Mohamed Behi Yonis said the state, which broke away from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised, was in talks with France’s ...

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Kenya police clash with Shebab in Garissa

By AFP Kenyan police have fought a fierce battle with Shebab militants after an ambush near the border with Somalia, officials said Tuesday. The militants claimed in a statement that at least 20 police were killed, although Kenyan authorities insisted that only five officers were wounded, with Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery dismissing claims of fatalities as “propaganda”. The Monday night ...

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Shock Poll: 81% Of Al Jazeera Arabic Poll Respondents Support Islamic State

By JORDAN SCHACHTEL Washington, D.C. In a recent survey conducted by AlJazeera.net, the website for the Al Jazeera Arabic television channel, respondents overwhelmingly support the Islamic State terrorist group, with 81% voting “YES” on whether they approved of ISIS’s conquests in the region. The poll, which asked in Arabic, “Do you support the organizing victories of the Islamic State in Iraq ...

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Somalia: Decades of service to Keysaney hospital in Mogadishu

Dr Ahmed Mohamed began working at Keysaney hospital in Mogadishu in 1992, a year after the fall of the Siad Barre regime ushered in a period of civil war in Somalia. The hospital, run by the Somali Red Crescent Society, has assisted many thousands of patients wounded in armed conflict. In his 23 years at the hospital, Dr Ahmed Mohamed ...

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Toilet crisis in Bangladesh

By Tahmima Anam PEOPLE trapped in Dhaka’s notoriously gridlocked traffic have developed various coping strategies. Some take naps. Others work or catch up on social media. My mother likes to text me about the jams. “Still stuck in Mohakhali,” she writes. “Two hours from Gulshan to Banani!” But one thought binds all commuters: Be sure to use the toilet before ...

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Heavy censorship, Intimidation, arbitrary arrests and draconian orders threatens media freedoms in Puntland and central Somalia regions

s The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the acts of oppression, media censorship, intimidations, arbitrary arrests aimed at silencing the independent media by the semiautonomous administration of Puntland and Ahlu Sunna Waljama in Guriel’s central Somalia and calls for both administrations to unconditionally withdrew such cruel approaches that undermines media freedoms and release the detained journalists and allow ...

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Pledges made for Somalia at New Castle fire conference

Somalia has secured pledges of support and a greater cooperation for Somalia’s Fire and Emergence Service, at the end of a 2-day conference held at the headquarters of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority in the city of New Castle, Northeast of England.   Somalia was represented at the conference by the director of Fire and Emergence Department Abdullahi ...

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Kenya Says Attack by Somali Militants Thwarted in Garissa

KAMPALA, Uganda Kenyan authorities say they have foiled an attempted attack by suspected Somali militants on a village in the same northeastern county where militants killed 148 college students last month. The interior ministry said in a statement Friday that Yumbis village in Ijara country was attacked Thursday evening by a gang of armed militants who were repulsed after a ...

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Djibouti sees brighter future in Futsal after FIFA Course

The end of FIFA MA Futsal coaching course for Djiboutian coaches, has opened a new window of brighter future in the game for the growing football nation, whose FA president, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, has realized his dreams of spreading Futsal knowledge throughout the country. The course which was held under the auspice of FIFA and ran from 16-20 May was attended by 27 senior ...

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IOM Evacuates Somalis from Yemen

Somalia – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia,this weekconducted its first evacuation of Somali nationals stranded in Yemen back to Mogadishu. The flight left Sana’a on 17 May via Djibouti where IOM Djibouti team in collaborations with the authorities provided food and overnight accommodation at the airport lounge. The flight then ...

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