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Foreign trawlers, illegal fishing, staff shortage deny Somalia $300m in revenue

Photo: Credit AFP After sharks are captured off the coast of Somalia, their meat is salted, sun-dried and transported overland to Kismayo for export to Mombasa, Kenya, the main market in East Africa. Shark fins, on the other hand, are flown to Hong Kong and Singapore, where they are regarded as a delicacy while liver

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At libel trial, Depp blasts Amber Heard’s ‘sick’ abuse claim

Actor Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The libel case by Depp against a British tabloid newspaper started Tuesday over a 2018 article that branded him violent and abusive to then-wife Amber Heard. Depp strongly denies the claim. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP) LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Tuesday

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Tear gas, arrests as Kenyans protest police brutality

A Kenyan policeman running to arrest a protester slips and falls over just as he reaches him, before proceeding to arrest him, during a demonstration in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Kenyan police have fired tear gas and detained scores of protesters who were demanding an end to police brutality. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

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Somali Foreign Minister warns Taiwan and Somaliland

Photo/Somali Times The Somali government reiterated its commitment to maintaining China’s independence and territorial integrity, as Taiwan, Somaliland, has established diplomatic relations with the Somaliland administration. Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad, who attended the online forum at the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, said Somalia has a long-standing historical relationship, based on mutual respect and mutual

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Qassem Soleimani’s killing by US drone strike was ‘unlawful’, says UN expert

The attack on Soleimani’s convoy as it left Baghdad airport violated the UN Charter, Agnes Callamard wrote in her report (AFP) The January US drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law, a UN human rights investigator said on Monday. The United

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Tensions heat up in South China Sea as US makes significant show of force

200706-N-VW723-1114 SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 6, 2020) Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5 and Carrier Air Wing 17 fly in formation over the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force (CSF). The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier operations in the Indo-Pacific as the Nimitz CSF. (U.S.

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Somalia, China reiterate respect of each other’s sovereignty, territorial integrity

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has held talks with Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Qin Jian, focusing on the respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the two countries. During the meeting held at the president’s office on Saturday, the two sides stressed the importance of strengthening the historical relationship between the two countries and their

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Death toll in Ethiopian protests after killing of singer jumps to 156

Photo capture the screen shot The number of people killed in protests in Ethiopia following the slaying of a popular singer has jumped to 156 from the initial tally of 80, a senior regional security official told Reuters on Sunday. The protests were sparked by the assassination of musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa on Monday night and

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The secrets of the Taiwan agreement with Somaliland

Taiwan’s potential to form a military base in Somaliland, particularly on the coast of Berbera, is part of a bilateral agreement with the Somaliland authorities that is internationally recognized as a region of Somalia. On July 1, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu announced that the governments of Taiwan and Somaliland have agreed to establish offices

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Kanye West announces he’s running for president

Photo: Credit Associated Press Kanye West By Vincent Barone This would certainly be a “Late Registration.” Kanye West announced on Twitter Saturday that he is running for president . “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United

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