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Rwanda accuses Uganda of supporting rebels

Photo AFP Relations between the two nations soured last week after Rwanda blocked Ugandan cargo trucks from entering its territory at the busiest crossing point, Katuna, and barred its nationals from crossing into Uganda. Officials in Kigali say they have directed trucks to another border point 100 km (60 miles) away, but hundreds of them

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Ethiopia PM in Nairobi to mediate Kenya-Somalia maritime boundary dispute

An Ethiopian-led mediation process kicked off in Nairobi Wednesday to resolve the latest diplomatic row between Kenya and Somalia over a 62,000 square miles triangle of disputed maritime territory in the Indian Ocean. Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi arrived in the country Tuesday night accompanied by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia for talks with President

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Australia to send refugee medical transfers to remote island

Photo (AP) Australia’s prime minister says asylum seekers who are allowed to leave Pacific island migrant camps to get medical treatment in Australia will be sent to a prison-like facility on a remote island. Prime Minister Scott Morrison flew to Christmas Island on Wednesday to announce the strategy aimed at preventing asylum seekers from reaching

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Somalia President, Ethiopian Prime Minister en route to Nairobi diplomacy talks with Uhuru Kenyatta,

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia are en route to Nairobi, Kenya for diplomacy talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Prime Minister Abiy has been holding a marathon of diplomatic shuttle this week which started with President Uhuru Kenyatta two days visit to Ethiopia On March 01 and

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East African community reeling from weekend violence, demands solutions

A group of Somali volunteers including Abdirahman Mukhtar, left, and Abdullahi Farah gave out pizza and tea to young people from a stand Friday in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.The men hope by connecting with youth and engaging. After the latest spasm of gang violence, Minneapolis’ Somali residents and business owners on Monday stepped up their calls

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Ilhan Omar isn’t naive, she’s prejudiced

Photo Spiked Online Another week, another anti-Semitic outburst. So it goes for Ilhan Omar, the first-ever Somali-American elected to congress. Can we stop saying she is ‘naïve’, that she has ‘misunderstandings’ about Jewish people, that she is just ‘not educated’ about the role of anti-Semitism in history? Because after her latest remarks over the weekend,

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Minister: Egypt ready to transfer security expertise to Somalia

Egypt’s interior minister said his country is prepared to offer its security expertise to the Somalia in the framework of deepening cooperation between the two countries and facing mutual threats. This came during a meeting between Egyptian Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq, Somali Interior Security Minister Mohamed Abukar Islow Duale and an accompanying delegation held in

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Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

Photo (AP) A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned home Monday to hugs from family and friends, pledging to continue working despite severe restrictions imposed on his movements, including having to spend the nights at a police station nearby. Mahmoud Abu Zaid, popularly known as “Shawkan,” was convicted of

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Helicopter crash kills four Americans and their pilot in Kenya

Four Americans and their Kenyan pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from a remote island in Lake Turkana in a national park in northwest Kenya, officials said on Monday. The aircraft came down in Central Island National Park at around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Kenya’s National Police Service said on

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Canadian forces train Lebanese Armed Forces in winter warfare

Picture credit: Canada’s Joint Task Force – Impact’s Canadian Training Assistance Team in Lebanon (CTAT-L) Facebook page. (photo credit: CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN LEBANON) Canada’s Armed Forces are in Lebanon training troops in basic winter warfare which will allow them to better protect their borders, read a Facebook post by Canada’s Joint Task Force –

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