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Somali Hajj pilgrims reluctant to return home

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Somali Hajj pilgrims reluctant to return home

Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Makkah. (AP) As many as 2,292 Somali pilgrims have asked for the extension of their Hajj visa to prolong their stay in the Kingdom because they were not in a hurry to return due to the precarious security […]

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Explain cash crunch, lawmakers tell Treasury PS

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Explain cash crunch, lawmakers tell Treasury PS

MPs want the National Treasury PS and Kenya Revenue Authority to explain the cash crisis that has seen CDF disbursement being withheld for three months. And Wednesday, they directed the relevant committees to summon the officials. Eldas MP Adan Keynan and Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire clashed on the floor of the House over a three-day […]

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Somali security agents raid Universal TV office, arrest journalists

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Somali security agents raid Universal TV office, arrest journalists

A screengrab of Universal TV’s talk show Doodwadaag. The show’s producer and a director for the station have been arrested. (YouTube) Nairobi, October 5, 2015–Somali national security forces raided the offices of the privately owned broadcaster Universal TV in Mogadishu on October 2 and arrested Abdullahi Hersi, the station’s East Africa director, and Awil Dahir […]

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Somaliland’s British-educated president urged to save mentally-ill man from death row

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Somaliland’s British-educated president urged to save mentally-ill man from death row

Faisa Ali, from west London, says court ignored evidence of her brother’s long history of psychosis Faisa Ali is petitioning on behalf of her brother Abdullah (right) Photo: Trinity Mirror The sister of a mentally-ill man who faces execution by firing squad inSomaliland has pleaded with the country’s British-educated leader to issue him a presidential pardon. […]

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Djibouti’s strongman president faces strongest cross-examination of his career

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Djibouti’s strongman president faces strongest cross-examination of his career

Ismail Omar Guelleh will be the first African president to appear as a witness in a UK corruption case. But this trial of intrigue is just one of many challenges facing the 16-year president.  For the first time in history, a sitting African president will be summoned to give evidence in person before the British High Court. […]

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It is unluckily that, the most liked musical band for the Somali speaking people has been arrested in Hargeisa airport

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It is unluckily that, the most liked musical band for the Somali speaking people has been arrested in Hargeisa airport

It is unluckily that, the most liked musical band for the Somali speaking people has been arrested in Hargeisa airport four musicians in ‘Horn Stars band while returned from Mogadishu after they stage concerts that attracted thousands of music lovers that influenced the popularity of this band to rise beyond any human imagination . Female […]

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More than 700 killed in Saudi Hajj stampede

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More than 700 killed in Saudi Hajj stampede

More than 700 killed in Saudi Hajj stampede At least 717 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence directorate said, as the death toll continued to rise. The directorate said at least 863 other pilgrims were injured in Thursday’s stampede, which took place in Mina, on […]

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Killing of Somali media worker draws condemnation from UN official

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Killing of Somali media worker draws condemnation from UN official

Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova. UN Photo/Mark Garten 15 September 2015 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending the freedom of the press today denounced the recent killing of a Somali news editor. “I condemn the killing of Abdullahi Ali Hussein,” said Irina Bokova, […]

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Kenya’s wildlife flees al-Shabaab conflict into Somalia

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Kenya’s wildlife flees al-Shabaab conflict into Somalia

Wild elephants, lions, leopards, giraffe, buffalo and ostriches have been spotted in Somalia’s Lower Jubba area in the first sightings of the animals in the east African country in decades. The animals are believed to have been displaced from Kenya’s Boni forest by ongoing security operations against the armed group al-Shabab that operates in the […]

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Former refugee becomes Danish running champ

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Former refugee becomes Danish running champ

Abdi Hakin Ulad was the pride of the hometown crowd as he bested all other Danish competitors at Sunday’s Copenhagen Half Marathon. In 2001, he came to Denmark as a refugee from Somalia. On Sunday, Abdi Hakin Ulad crossed the finish line at the Copenhagen Half Marathon as the fastest Dane among the nearly 24,000 […]

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