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Disputed oil blocks at stake as law gives Somalia power to sell

Photo/ Somali Times Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has signed a law that gives the central government powers to sell the country’s oil blocks for commercial drilling, giving his administration full control of the unexploited crude deposits. The new Petroleum Act paves the way for creation of a state-owned oil company with authority to sign

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Duale on the spot for distributing expired food

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is on the spot for distributing expired foodstuffs at an orphanage in Garissa County. The Garissa Township MP was summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) yesterday to explain the matter which he has termed “fake”. The Nation has learnt that Mr Duale had been asked to appear

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Ethiopian Colony arrives in Hargeisa as Abiy Ahmed role in Somalia-Somaliland talks

Photo/ Somali Times An Ethiopian Colony led by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide arrived in Hargeisa Wednesday in what sources said was set to lay the groundwork for PM Abiy’s Ahmed mediation for a visit by President Mohamed Farmajo to the breakaway region of Somaliland. Ethiopian Ahmed Shide arrived in Hargeisa at about afternoon and is

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Bernie Sanders calls Saudi Arabia’s rulers ‘murderous thugs’

Sanders described Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman as a ‘billionaire dictator’ (Reuters/AFP) Sanders says he would bring Tehran and Riyadh together to resolve issues, promising more balanced policy in Middle East Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic frontrunner for the US presidency, lambasted Saudi Arabia’s leadership during a town hall meeting on CNN, reaffirming his promise

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Chinese people in UK targeted with abuse over coronavirus

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA A spate of racist incidents linked to the coronavirus outbreak are being investigated by police, prompting fears among members of the Chinese community that they will face abuse if they wear face masks. Chinese students in Southampton have been targeted with abuse, including one who had a

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Man Convicted In Fatal Beating Of Somali Cab Driver Sentenced To Life In Prison

(Photo Courtesy of Mahoning County Jail) A Pittsburgh man was sentenced Tuesday morning for his role in the beating death of a cab driver. Daniel Russell received a sentence of life without parole for second degree murder and 54 to 108 years for conspiracy to commit robbery. Ramadhan Mohamed had been working as a zTrip

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Netanyahu’s trial to begin on March 17: Israeli Justice Ministry

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem February 16, 2020. Gali Tibbon/Pool via REUTERS JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday. Prime Minister

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Pakistan: Several killed in suicide attack at religious rally

Pakistani security officials inspect the scene of the bomb blast in Quetta [Jamal Taraqai/EPA] Explosion takes place near rally organised by the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat party in the centre of Quetta. Islamabad, Pakistan – A suicide bomb attack near a religious rally in the Pakistani city of Quetta has killed at least seven people

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Ethiopia’s naive peacemaking could lead to war

Photo/ Somali Times By Michael Rubin Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy is on a high. In October 2019, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize “for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” The committee also cited Abiy’s work more broadly, helping restore Djibouti-Eritrea ties, mediate a maritime

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Somalia in colony situation Ethiopia. Kenya-Arabs

Photo/ Somali Times Hargeisa – A high-ranking official in Somaliland has confirmed a possible visit to Hargeisa by Ethiopian Prime Minister and the Somali president in the coming week. Hargeisa is the capital of Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia. A recent meeting between leaders of Somalia and Somaliland in Addis Ababa was brokered by

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