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President of Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived today in Abuja

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President of Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived today in Abuja

 President of Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived today in Abuja ahead of the inauguration of Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, the presidency said on Thursday. “Somalia and Nigeria enjoy strong historical ties based on mutual cooperation and the fight against terrorism” the Somalia’s presidency said in a press statement. Source:Africanspotline

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Somalia may pay 90% of oil revenue to explorer under draft deal

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Somalia may pay 90% of oil revenue to explorer under draft deal

NAIROBI (Bloomberg) — Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd., chaired by former U.K. Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, has proposed a deal with the Somali government that may grant it as much as 90% of the country’s prospective oil revenue. A draft production-sharing agreement, obtained by Bloomberg from an official close to the negotiations, sets […]

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Terrorism blow to Uhuru popularity

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Terrorism blow to Uhuru popularity

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s popularity has dropped from 67 per cent last December to 48 per cent last month, a new opinion poll has revealed. The poll, conducted by Ipsos Ltd between March 28 and April 7, shows that Deputy President William Ruto’s rating dropped sharply, from 63 per cent in December to 35 per cent […]

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Five policemen injured in Yumbis Al-Shabaab attack

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Five policemen injured in Yumbis Al-Shabaab attack

Security officers patrol the Kenya-Somalia border. At least five policemen were injured after At least five policemen were injured after Al-Shabaab militants ambushed their vehicles at Yumbis in Fafi Sub-County, Garissa County. The police officers were in a convoy of four vehicles heading to Yumbis hours after their colleagues were injured in another attack on […]

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Magazine Read: The surgeons of Mogadishu

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Magazine Read: The surgeons of Mogadishu

  Twenty-eight-year-old Dr Mariam Osman Salad has been a surgical resident at Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital for the past two years [Adriane Ohanesian] Half way down the dimly lit main hallway of Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital, a sign indicates the entrance to the delivery ward. It reads: “Women are not dying of diseases we can’t treat. They […]

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County official says Al-Shabaab hoisted flag in Yumbis village

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County official says Al-Shabaab hoisted flag in Yumbis village

At least 20 armed Al-Shaabab militia on Thursday evening invaded Yumbis village in Fafi, Garissa County, and lectured locals for more than six hours. Fafi sub-County Commissioner Geoffrey Taragon confirmed the incident, saying the gunmen hoisted their flag at an abandoned Administration Police post. Speaking to the Nation, terrified locals said the heavily armed militants, […]

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Swedish Large Banks fined 85 million for money laundering deficiencies

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Swedish Large Banks fined 85 million for money laundering deficiencies

Two of the major banks punished for not having followed the rules on money laundering . Banks have thus made ​​it possible to finance terrorism , says the FSA. Nordea will pay the maximum amount of SEK 50 million , while Handelsbanken penalty lands of 35 million . Finansinspektionen writes in a press release that […]

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Security beefed up after leaflets warn of attacks

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Security beefed up after leaflets warn of attacks

Security has been beefed up following circulation of leaflets containing terrorist attack threats. County commissioner Wilfred Nyagwanga has confirmed that leaflets written “Al-Shabaabtunakuja” were recovered at Egoji Teachers Training College and Maua Methodist Hospital last Thursday and Friday respectively, but noted that security had been intensified. Mr Nyagwanga told journalists in his office on Monday […]

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Who really rules Somalia? – The tale of three big clans and three countries

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Who really rules Somalia? – The tale of three big clans and three countries

Compared to the great majority of African countries, Somalia is one characterised largely by distinctive homogeneity. Regardless of regional distribution all Somalis speak the same language, practice the same religion – virtually all belong to the “Shafi i Rite” of the Sunni faction of Islam – and eat the same food – with only minor […]

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Two 20-year-old girls who disappeared last Wednesday have shocked their relatives who have received a message saying that they are in Syria. If true, the youths will become the first confirmed cases of Kenyans who have joined the ISIS. The two childhood friends – Salwa Abdalla and Twafiqa Dahir – who are residents of Nairobi’s […]

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