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After six years of residency Bushro Jama has been told that she will lose the residence

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After six years of residency Bushro Jama has been told that she will lose the residence

Grethe Skagen Danielsen (T. H.) worked for refugee services when Bushro Jama came to Hadsel. – A prime example of successful integration. Bushro and man studying and working, and are great resources. She is sentenced to death in their home country. It is incomprehensible that she now risks being sent back, says Skagen Danielsen. – […]

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AMISOM appeals for humanitarian assistance for El Baraf residents

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AMISOM appeals for humanitarian assistance for El Baraf residents

El Baraf, 27 October 2016 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday made an appeal to international partners and nongovernmental organizations to help provide potable water for residents of the liberated town of El Baraf. El Baraf, a strategic town sits 150 kilometres from Mogadishu in the Middle Shabelle region. AMISOM contingent […]

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Governors from frontier counties condemn Mandera killings

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Governors from frontier counties condemn Mandera killings

Seven governors have condemned the massacre of 12 people in Mandera on Tuesday morning and told the government to “up its game” in ensuring security in frontier counties. Governors Ali Roba (Mandera), Issa Timamy (Lamu), Nathif Jama (Garissa) and Ahmed Abdullahi (Wajir) and Isiolo Deputy Governor Mohamed Guleid and Tana River representative Abdikadir Suleiman called […]

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Tens of Thousands Displaced by Three Weeks of Fighting in Galkacyo

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Tens of Thousands Displaced by Three Weeks of Fighting in Galkacyo

 “We can’t afford to keep fleeing,” said “Halima,” a 35-year-old mother of four who recently fled fighting in the contested town of Galkayo in central Somalia. “Those fighting might have big houses to hide in, but we live in tents and the bullets can easily reach us.” Halima (not her real name) is among thousands […]

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Battle for Mosul: Iraq and Kurdish troops make gains

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Battle for Mosul: Iraq and Kurdish troops make gains

Iraqi government forces have launched a campaign to retake Mosul, the de-facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Iraq. Up to 1.5 million civilians remain in the city, according to the United Nations, amid fears that the vastly outnumbered ISIL fighters could use them as human shields as […]

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INDIA: 119 SOMALI PIRATES PLEAD GUILTY; 50 OF THEM FACE DEATH SENTENCE

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INDIA: 119 SOMALI PIRATES PLEAD GUILTY; 50 OF THEM FACE DEATH SENTENCE

MUMBAI: In a major turn of events, the 119 Somali pirates nabbed in four operations by the Coast Guard and Navy off Lakshadweep in 2011-12, have pleaded guilty to offences against them. Special public prosecutor Renjeet Sangle will file a reply next week. The accused said their previous plea of not guilty may be disregarded. […]

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Computer error responsible for US attack on Somali troops

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Computer error responsible for US attack on Somali troops

The computer network that crashed at Creech is called SIPRnet, a parallel, classified version of the internet that can transmit secret-level intelligence, targets, electronic intercepts, and video. Its outage impacted “critical services,” according to federal contracting records at fbo.gov. Creech, in Nevada, is considered the heart of the US’s “targeted killing” program. From there, Air […]

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Ethiopia troops pull out of Somalia towns

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Ethiopia troops pull out of Somalia towns

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11 2016 Hundreds of Ethiopian troops pulled out of a town in central Somalia Tuesday, at least the second location vacated by their forces in recent weeks, a Somali security official said. Security official Abdirisak Moalim Ahmed said Ethiopian soldiers present in El-Ali, Hiran region, as part of an African Union mission withdrew […]

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TSC gives Sh500,000 to widow of Muslim who protected Christians from al Shabaab

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TSC gives Sh500,000 to widow of Muslim who protected Christians from al Shabaab

Senior Kenyatta National Hospital nursing officer Erina Bwibo, Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu and CEO Lily Koros visit Sabdul Farah after an attack by al Shabaab in Mandera, December 27, 2015. /JOSEPH NDUNDA __________________________________________________ The widow of the Muslim man who died after protecting Christians in an attack by al Shabaab in Mandera has received […]

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AU Special Representative Commends ISWA for timely electoral process preparations

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AU Special Representative Commends ISWA for timely electoral process preparations

Baidoa, 5 October, 2016 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has hailed the progress made by Interim South West Administration (ISWA) on preparations for the 2016 electoral process, despite existing challenges. The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, who was part of an […]

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