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Somali defense minister meets European Union Mission in Somalia

The Minister of Defense of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr. Hassan Ali Mohamed held a meeting with the European Union Mission in Somalia .EU Mr. Hassan Ali Mohamed, the Somali government defense minister, thanked the European Union for its support in support of Somalia, especially the development of the Somali National Army, and called

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Eritrean delegation arrives in Addis Ababa peace talk

Addis Ababa, – A senior Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today. High level Ethiopian government officials, including Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed, received the delegation at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed warmly welcomes the Eritrean delegation

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President Erdogan to deliver speech in capital Ankara

ISTANBUL-President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to deliver a speech from the balcony of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s headquarters in capital Ankara following his success in the elections on Sunday, according to a presidential source. Speaking to the media at the Ataturk Airport before heading to Ankara, Erdogan said: “We have always

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Politicians cast ballots in Turkey’s presidential, parliamentary elections

Politicians cast their ballots on Sunday, as they emphasized participation in Turkey’s historic presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, accompanied by his wife and grandchildren, voted at the Saffet Çebi Middle School in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district. The president said that the electoral turnout in the “democratic revolution” so far seemed to be high,

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Several people killed in blast at rally supporting new Ethiopian leader

Several people were killed and injured in an explosion at a rally attended by thousands in Addis Ababa on Saturday, Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.The rally was being held in Ethiopia’s capital in support of the 41-year-old ex-soldier who has outlined a series of radical reforms since taking office in April. “A few

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‘Somalis + Minnesota’ exhibit opens Saturday at Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center will open the exhibit “Somalis + Minnesota” on Saturday, the first long-term exhibit about the east African nation’s culture, heritage and diaspora at the state’s premier history museum. Here, Osman Ali, founder and executive director of The Somali Museum of Minnesota, stands in the exhibit, which he helped facilitiate Luqman Mohamed

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Erdogan is likely to win the presidential election on Sunday

The majority of Turkish presidential candidates challenging Sunday’s presidential election has been publicized by many of his supporters in the coastal city of Izmir. Muharrem Ince, the leader of the secular Republic of Jamhuuri Party, described the resignation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a tired, upright individual, and reiterated his commitment to take over

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Iranian navy sends warships to Gulf of Aden

ISTANBUL-Iran on Thursday dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden, where for the last week fighting has raged between the Yemeni army and Houthi rebels over Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah province. According to Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency, Iran has sent both a helicopter-carrier and a naval destroyer to the region.A highly strategic waterway, the Gulf

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Understanding the economic cost of corruption in Kenya

Kenya is perceived as one of the world’s most corrupt countries. It ranked 143 out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s 2017 corruption perception index. The only African countries that scored worse – among them Somalia, South Sudan, Libya, Eritrea, Burundi, and Zimbabwe – were either politically unstable or in conflict. This poor showing shouldn’t

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Ethiopian Prime Minister admits country needs to tackle debt issue

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said foreign debt is becoming a burden to his country.We have reached a point where debt servicing has become very hard for the national economy,” Ahmed said in an annual performance report presentation to parliament according. to the prime minister, The country has taken $1.3 billion in loans during

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