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MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. military said today the number of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq has topped 100. President Barack Obama is getting closer to a decision on whether to attack ISIS bases in Syria as well. He’s expected to meet with the National Security Council on Thursday. An American named Douglas McAuthur McCain [...]

DADAAB:KENYA: UNHCR has  donated two new project vehicles to Mandera County government.  The donation which also included sleeping mats and blankets took place at Mandera County offices on Monday where the County Governor, Ali Roba received them. Among leaders also present were Mandera County Commissioner, Ole Nkoyo Alex and UNHCR Head of Operations in Dadaab, [...]

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HARGEISA, Somaliland (CNN) —In 1856, British explorer Richard Burton described Somalia as a nation of poets. It may seem an unlikely moniker for a country that has since become defined by piracy, state collapse, and the many horrors unleashed by Al-Shabaab — the Islamic extremists who control much of the country. But, much has changed [...]

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“The president has arrived, the president has arrived,” chant youths in Mogadishu’s Beerta Khaatka market, as armed men in trucks mounted with machine guns escort lorries with horns blaring through the throng. The joking salutation is not for Somalia’s president, but hails white sacks brimming with leafy sprouts of khat, the narcotic shrub chewed across [...]

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A Toronto woman gunned down in Calgary early Saturday was an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time, police say. Natasha Mohamed Farah, 26, was killed in a shooting near 11th Ave. and 1st St. Southwest at about 3 a.m. Ms. Farah, who had just recently moved to Calgary, was pronounced dead [...]

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The ITUC has strongly backed a protest by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) over the Somali government’s detention of 19 journalists and the closure of independent radio stations. According to witnesses, three of the journalists were severely beaten in detention. The ITUC understands that a court has now extended the detention period of the [...]

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Copy to: Somali-land donors Office, Hargeisa   Copy to: UNDP Office, Hargeisa Copy to: All Eidagale traditional leaders Copy to: All to whom it may concern In the situation like the above in which some greedy elements of the society attempt to profit in the expenses of the poor people, all of us are obliged to speak and defend the voiceless people regardless any part of somaliland [...]

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The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) conducted a two-phase, three day workshop for 80 journalists invited from the whole media stations in Mogadishu at Siyaad City Hotel on 23 – 25 August, 2014. The workshop, which is part of series of workshops planned to develop [...]

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His Excellency, Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed attended an extraordinary meeting in Ethiopia; The East African regional organization IGAD. This high level meeting consisted of East African heads of state that congregated to discuss the crisis in South Sudan. The need for all parties to adhere to agreements and cease violence was emphasized and the [...]

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The German Government pledged that it will assist the Somali refugees who live in Ethiopia together with the other refugees from Horn of Africa with €750,000. The government of Germany said it will give that money through the WFP so that food aid can be delivered to the Somali refugees in the refugee camps in [...]

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