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Turkish eyes on Africa

Late last year, the Turkish authorities opened their largest military base abroad in the Somali capital Mogadishu as a step towards consolidating ties with Somalia and establishing a presence in East Africa. Since then they have been seeking a military base in Sudan as the second Turkish base in Africa. Turkey signed an agreement with

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Pakistan: ‘History teaches us not to blindly trust US’

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said history taught them not to “blindly” trust the U.S. in response to statements from top U.S. officials, including President Donald Trump, accusing Islamabad of providing safe haven to militants fighting in war-torn Afghanistan.in a series of tweets, Asif defended his country and mentioned a number of its

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Djibouti is open to Turkey’s efforts to safeguard Red Sea, ambassador says

Djibouti is open to any kind of approach from Turkey such as building a military base to secure the Red Sea, Djiboutian ambassador to Ankara Aden H. Abdillahi has said, pointing to possible steps that could be taken to strengthen military ties between the two countries. Citing the Red Sea as the second-busiest sea way

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Turkey, Russia sign S-400 missile defense system deal

Ankara-Turkey said Friday it has signed an agreement with Russia for the purchase of the S-400 missile defense systems. Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industries said in a statement: “We will receive two S-400 missile defense systems. One is optional.” The statement added that the Turkish Armed Forces will control the defense system entirely.The system can

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Djibouti signs $4bn gas project deal with China’s

Djibouti has signed a preliminary deal for a $4bn gas project with Chinese firm POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Ltd. The Horn of Africa nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese company for a large-scale energy project to be constructed in Damerjog, close to the country’s border with Somalia. Djibouti sign $4bn The

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Erdogan’s visit to Chad is the second stop

N’DJAMENA, Chad In a joint declaration and talks between Turkish and Chadian leaders and their delegations, the two countries spoke in unison on a host of international issues  and terrorism — and the will for closer relations. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his host, Chadian President Idriss Deby, held private talks followed by the delegations’

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UN envoy to Somalia hails adoption of 2018 government budget as positive step towards financial empowerment

The top United Nations official for Somalia has welcomed the country’s recent adoption of a federal budget as a major milestone in its economic development, bringing it one step closer to gaining access to funds from international financial institutions. This is a sign of just how far Somalia has come over the past few years

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Foreign Fleets Plundered Somalia’s Fish

Somalia was at war with itself. The Siad Barre government, which had taken power in a coup in 1969, fell in 1991, plunging the nation of 10 million into civil war. In the aftermath, warring warlords tore the Horn of Africa apart. And into this 3,330-kilometer-long void—the longest coastline in continental Africa—foreign fishing fleets swarmed.

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Canada will provide $10.4 million for humanitarian assistance to Somalia

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, that Canada will provide $10.4 million for humanitarian assistance to vulnerable communities in Somalia. Minister Hussen made the announcement during an event with members of the Somalian community at

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US Defense Secretary Optimistic About Improving Somalia Accountability

US. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday that he was optimistic about improving Somali accountability concerning the distribution of American aid to Somali armed forces, much of which was suspended because of corruption concerns. “I’m sure we can get this thing under control, even if it’s not for the whole, but for parts of

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