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Somali Prime Minister Roble appoints committee to investigate youths fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Photo/Somali Times The Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has appointed a committee to investigate complaints from Somali parents who said they have not received any information from their children and said they have been sent to Eritrea for training. The five-member committee is chaired by the Minister of Defense, Hassan Hussein Haji, includes the

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Somali government calls for joint commission to fully restore ties with Kenya

Photo/Somali Times The Somali government has called the formation of a joint commission to work on ways to restore diplomatic relations with Kenya. ”The Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirms its commitment to the resumption and acceleration of Kenya’s diplomacy, trade and relations,” the Somali foreign ministry said in a statement. The Ministry of Foreign

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Somalia has won the Kenyan battle-report

File Photo/Somali Times The Kenyan government on Thursday took a surprise move to reopen flights to Somalia, a month after announcing a three-month hiatus. Kenya described the decision as ‘optimistic’ and hoped it would lead to a return to normal relations. John Gachie, a Horn of Africa political analyst, told The Standard that Kenya was

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to live alone without male guardian

Saudi students walk at the exhibition to guide job seekers at Glowork Women’s Career Fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 2 October 2018. [REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser] In a landmark move, Saudi Arabia is to allow unmarried, divorced or widowed women to live alone without the consent of close male relatives who are normally their guardians,

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Projects suspended as hackers breach Nairobi building approval system

City Hall. By COLLINS OMULO Hundreds of construction sector jobs and multibillion-shilling property investments have been frozen after hackers breached the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) online application system, forcing a suspension of development plan approvals. Hackers gained access to the system’s Quick Response (QR) code and effected numerous illegal approvals, prompting officials to shut it

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Farmajo and Khaire are responsible for Somali youths trained in Eritrea

File Photo/Somali Times The case of Somali youths who were trained in Eritrea, but were said to have been involved in the fighting in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. This was more than treachery, and a threat to the very existence of the Nation, “This is a greater betrayal, and a threat to our

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Egypt and Sudan urge Ethiopia to negotiate seriously over giant dam

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo/File Photo Sudan and Egypt agreed on Wednesday to coordinate efforts to push Ethiopia to negotiate “seriously” on an agreement on filling and operating a giant dam it

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EU report: Illicit drug sales moved online during lockdowns

Packets containing cocaine which was hidden in boxes of bananas are seen at Malta Freeport, an international transshipment hub on Malta’s southeastern tip, after it was seized by Customs Malta, late Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The customs department in Malta intercepted 740 kilograms (1,630 pounds) of cocaine Tuesday in a record-breaking drug seizure for the

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Wealthiest Americans including Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos ‘paid no income tax’

Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk / AP By Sean Morrison Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011, while Tesla founder Elon Musk’s income tax bill was zero in 2018. That’s according to a report from the non-profit investigative journalism organisation ProPublica, which also found that overall the

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Eritrea blames US support for Tigray’s leaders for the war

File- In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh listens to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during their news conference in Moscow, Russia. Saleh blamed U.S. administrations that supported the Tigray People’s Liberation Movement for the last 20 years for the current war in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, saying that blaming

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