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Demonstrator killed in Somali Puntland protest over port concession

Protester was killed in the town of Bosaso in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday after demonstrations broke out in opposition to a concession deal for the management of its port, residents said. The Dubai government-owned P&O Ports won a 30-year concession worth $336 million in April to expand and manage Bosaso’s port, a deal that involves dredging, building a ...

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Us Funds For Somalia Could Be Diverted To Shabaab, Watchdog Warns

The State Department’s Africa Bureau is failing to ensure that US funding for the Somali government is not diverted to Al-Shabaab terror group, the department’s watchdog unit warned on Monday. “The bureau had not established policy and procedures for identifying, assessing and mitigating terrorist financing risks for its programmes in countries where terrorist organisations, such as Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram, ...

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President Farmajo congratulates President Kenyatta on winning the repeat poll.

President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E.Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has today on Tuesday congratulated Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as the president of Kenya in the repeat poll, SONNA reported. “On behalf of the Somali people congratulates H.E president Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as the president of Kenya in the repeat poll”, President Farmajo said. “The ...

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Speaker of Somalia House of People congratulates people of Sudan on revocation of US sanctions

The Speaker of Somalia Federal Parliament, House of People, Professor Mohamed Sheikh Osman has congratulated the Sudanese people on lifting US sanctions on Sudan and thanked President of the Republic and Speaker of the National Assembly for reception courtesy. Addressing National Assembly sitting , which was chaired by Its Speaker, Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Professor Osman indicated to ties linked ...

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Men Convicted of Hate Crime in San Diego against Somali Man

Three men convicted of a hate crime against a Somali Man were set to be sentenced Monday in San Diego Superior Court. The attack happened exactly a year ago from the sentencing, on Oct 30, 2016, at a pizza restaurant on University Avenue. Witnesses said Terrance Crow Jr. walked into Zappy Pizza in Rolando and began loudly proclaiming his patriotism ...

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Kenya Declares President Kenyatta Winner Of Disputed Election

Despite about 10 percent of Kenyans not being able to cast a vote because of violence, Kenya’s electoral commission has declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of a re-run of the country’s presidential election. Kenyatta received 98.26 percent of the vote in an election that was boycotted by the opposition and has rekindled the deep tribal divisions that have in ...

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QRC Provides Medical Help To Mogadishu Bombing Victims

The Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has provided support to the victims of the Mogadishu bombings, which took place about two weeks ago, and they are currently being treated in hospitals in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. QRC Secretary-General Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi visited the victims of the recent terrorist bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu, who were transferred for treatment ...

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Mogadishu Restricts Movement Of Trucks, Tankers After Attacks

Somali authorities imposed a daytime ban on Monday on the movement of large trucks and road tankers inside the capital Mogadishu in an attempt to improve security following a wave of devastating attacks by militants. The move followed twin truck bombings on Oct. 15 that killed more than 350 people in the city, in the deadliest attack in the history ...

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Arab League Condemns Attack On A Hotel In Mogadishu

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abulgheit has condemned Saturday’s terrorist attack on a hotel in the centre of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more. Expressing utmost condolences over the victims, he said the Arab League “strongly supports” the comprehensive war on terrorism assumed by the Somali government. The Arab League is prepared to stand ...

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