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US: Schiff asks spy chief to publicize Khashoggi report

Congressman Adam Schiff, ( Samuel Corum – Anadolu Agency ) Murder of Jamal Khashoggi was ‘brutal,’ ‘premeditated,’ says House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Friday he asked the new head of national intelligence to release an unclassified report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Uganda People’s Defence Forces kills 189 Al Shabaab militants in Somalia raid

Brig Gen Don Nabasa briefs troops in Janaale forward base. By RISDEL KASASIRA The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent under African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has killed atleast 189 Al Shabaab fighters in a raid that could be the biggest ever since UPDF deployed in Somalia. According to a statement issued by the

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In Somalia, mothers fear sons were sent to Ethiopia conflict

Photo: Credit Associated Press Pressure is growing on Somalia’s government amid allegations that Somali soldiers have been sent to fight in neighboring Ethiopia’s deadly Tigray conflict. Mothers have held rare protests in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere, demanding to know the fate of their children who originally were sent to Eritrea for military training. They

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Kenya, Algeria call for extension of Amisom mandate in Somalia

The Ministers noted that Amisom continues to experience challenges especially in respect to predictable funding including lack of force multipliers and enablers. The duo urged the United Nations to consider financing Amisom through UN assessed contributions. Kenya and Algeria have called for the extension of Amisom mandate in Somalia. In a joint communique between Kenya’s

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In St. Cloud Somali language class, using greetings to build connection

Farhiya Iman moved to St. Cloud, Minn., in the city’s first wave of refugees from Somalia. Now she’s working to change the environment through cultural education.Jaida Grey Eagle. By Kirsti Marohn Farhiya Iman is single-handedly helping to overcome barriers in her community by teaching others about her native Somali culture and language, one phrase at

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Vietnam supports democratic process in Somalia: Diplomat

A session of the United Nations Security Council (Photo: VNA) New York (VNA) – Vietnam supports the democratic process in Somalia, particularly the upcoming elections, Minister Counsellor Nguyen Phuong Tra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, has said. At the informal dialogue with between the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and Somalian

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Somalia – A Triple Threat to Instability?

File Photo/Somali Times Internal and external forces have ominously converged in recent weeks, threatening the tentative state of stability in Somalia. Domestically, President Mohammed Farmaajo’s efforts to manoeuvre his path to re-election in 2021 are sparking considerable internal strife, while internationally, a hurricane of potentially harmful geopolitical winds is circling around Somalia. In particular, events

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Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe

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Trump departs White House for final time

US President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Treasury Department said her policies would focus on getting everyday Americans to revive the pandemic-hit American economy. “The focus right now is on providing relief and helping families keep a roof over their heads and food on the table and not raising taxes,” Janet Yellen said Tuesday

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Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence

A preacher is disinfected by a health worker, during a burial of a person who died from COVID-19, in Harare, Friday, Jan, 15, 2021. Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures to stop traditional funeral rites that are believed

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