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Bomb kills six Somalis in capital Mogadishu

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Bomb kills six Somalis in capital Mogadishu

Somali soldiers stand over the wreckage of a car bomb in Mogadishu on Thursday [Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP] A bomb blast killed six people, mostly soldiers, and wounded a dozen other people in the Somali capital, hours after a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint killing the attacker. “Six people, most of them soldiers, were killed […]

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On Tuesday evening, Turkey and Russia announced that they had brokered a cease-fire agreement

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On Tuesday evening, Turkey and Russia announced that they had brokered a cease-fire agreement

On Tuesday evening, Turkey and Russia announced that they had brokered a cease-fire agreement between the Bashar Assad regime and the opposition that would facilitate the evacuation of civilians and opposition from eastern Aleppo. Buses were dispatched to transport Aleppo residents to Idlib. Hours later, Iran single-handedly sabotaged the last-ditch effort by ordering the Iranian-backed […]

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The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.

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The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.

With much of the country in ruins, millions of Syrians having fled abroad [Abdulrhman Ismail/Reuters] Five years since the conflict began, more than 450,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting, more than a million injured and over 12 million Syrians – half the country’s prewar population – have been displaced from their homes. In […]

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Somalia’s electoral officials return home from AU observer mission in Ghana

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Somalia’s electoral officials return home from AU observer mission in Ghana

Mogadishu, 11 December 2016 – Two officials of the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) of Somalia, today returned from Ghana where they had been deployed as part of the African Union (AU) Election Observation Mission, in the just concluded elections. Sayid Ali Sheikh Mohamed, the Deputy Chairman of NIEC and Said Hashi Warsame, a Commissioner, […]

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Counterfeit protocols – imam reported to the police

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Counterfeit protocols – imam reported to the police

Gothenburg: Falsified records, parish money sent abroad and used privately. Now, an imam in Gothenburg police have been notified by their colleagues for fraud and forgery. The mosque which in recent years received hundreds of thousands of local contributions from sports and club management, subsequently sent the minutes of the annual meeting of the municipality. So […]

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Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu port kills At least 29 people

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Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu port kills At least 29 people

An al-Shabab suicide car bomber has struck the entrance of Mogadishu’s largest port and an adjacent police complex, killing at least 29 people and wounding nearly 48 others, according to police sources. Initial reports had put the toll at 12 dead and 14 injured, but more bodies were discovered in the rubble of the collapsed […]

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Somali shifts presidential elections again

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Somali shifts presidential elections again

Somalia has set another date for the presidential elections, which had been rescheduled three times; now to be held on December 28. The National Leadership Forum (NLF) – made up of the president, the prime minister, leaders of federal regions and clan elders agreed on the new date, Africa Review reports. Among the factors blamed […]

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António Guterres set to be sworn in as next UN Secretary-General

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António Guterres set to be sworn in as next UN Secretary-General

11 December 2016 – Former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres is set to be sworn in Monday, 12 December, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon who steps down at the end of the month. Mr. Guterres, 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN High Commissioner […]

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I Won’t Let You Down – Akufo-Addo Tells Ghanaians

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I Won’t Let You Down – Akufo-Addo Tells Ghanaians

President-elect of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has assured the nation that he will do everything within his power to live up to the expectations of Ghanaians.“I thank God for his grace and favour for granting us victory in this election…to Ghanaians I won’t let you down. I will do all […]

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African Union to receive more funding from member states

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African Union to receive more funding from member states

Nairobi, 8 December, 2016 – African Union member states have begun implementing measures aimed at increasing funding for the organization and reducing its reliance on donor aid. One of the key measures being undertaken by member states to ensure reliable funding for continental development and integration programmes is the introduction of a new levy on […]

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