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Obama’s pick to be first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years withdraws nomination

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Obama’s pick to be first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years withdraws nomination

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to be the first American ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years has withdrawn her nomination, the White House told lawmakers on Monday, an unexpected suspension in U.S. plans to deepen ties with the African nation plagued by violence and instability. An administration official said Katherine Simonds Dhanani, a […]

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The European Union (EU) has announced the opening of an EU Delegation office to Somalia. The announcement was made on Sunday in Mogadishu during celebrations to mark Europe Day and follows the signing of an Establishment Agreement between the President of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and the EU Head of Delegation in Somalia Mr. […]

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Cameron prepares to form Conservative government after election victory

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Cameron prepares to form Conservative government after election victory

  In an election suffused with historical and political significance, the Tories won 330 seats, four more than the 326 required for an overall majority, while Labour collapsed to 232, worse than its dismal 2010 performance. The result confounded a string of opinion polls that suggested Labour and the Conservatives were neck and neck, and […]

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Kerry Makes Historic Trip to Somalia in Show of Support

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Kerry Makes Historic Trip to Somalia in Show of Support

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in red tie, meets with Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohammed, in blue tie, and Somali regional leaders at the Mogadishu airport, May 5, 2015. Kerry traveled from Nairobi to Mogadishu, becoming the first sitting U.S. secretary of state to visit Somalia. He spent about 3½ hours in the capital, […]

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Court summons former Wajir MP Mohamud Sirat answer charges over citizenship

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Court summons former Wajir MP Mohamud Sirat answer charges over citizenship

m The Immigration Department had filed the case against the former MP, alleging that he was Australian and not Kenyan. Mr Sirat claims he is a Kenyan citizen and not “an alien.” ‘UNWELL AND ON BED REST’ On Monday, his lawyer said he was “unwell and was on bed rest.” The former MP recently lost […]

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When furious Uhuru ordered Amina Mohammed back from US over aborted trip

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When furious Uhuru ordered Amina Mohammed back from US over aborted trip

Foreign Affairs Secretary Amina Mohammed was dramatically recalled from an assignment in Los Angeles hours after she had landed in America for the high-profile mission. President Uhuru Kenyatta recalled Ms Mohammed after his recent trip to the US was cancelled mid-air due to controversies surrounding clearance to fly in airspaces in neighbouring countries. Sources have […]

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Minneapolis men facing ISIL-linked terrorism charges belie stereotypes

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Minneapolis men facing ISIL-linked terrorism charges belie stereotypes

Described as good students, hard workers, all had plenty of connections to community. hide Clockwise, Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19, Guled Omar, 20, Zacharia Yusuf Adurahman, 19, and Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. They are four of six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel […]

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Sudan’s Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of votes

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Sudan’s Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of votes

April 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s president Omer Hassan al-Bashir won re-election with 94% of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his nearly three-decade rule for another five years. Sudan’s President Omer al-Bshir delivers a speech following his re-election for another five-year term, on April 27, 2015, in Khartoum (Photo AFP/Ashraf Shazly) […]

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Amina Mohammed apologises over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cancelled US trip

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Amina Mohammed apologises over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cancelled US trip

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed The Government has apologised to Kenyans living in the United States over an aborted trip by President Uhuru Kenyatta. A statement from the Foreign Affairs ministry said Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed had tendered an apology over the cancelled trip, during which President Kenyatta was scheduled to attend the annual […]

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In Minneapolis Somali community, friends of men arrested express outrage at terror allegations

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In Minneapolis Somali community, friends of men arrested express outrage at terror allegations

MINNEAPOLIS—After fleeing war-torn Somalia and languishing for years in a Kenyan refugee camp, Farhiyo Mohamed says her family felt blessed to start a new life in the U.S. in 2003. “We came to this country looking for peace,” she said. That sense of peace was shattered when federal agents banged on her door in south […]

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