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poll open in somaliland presidential election

The self-proclaimed state of Somaliland will vote for a new president on Monday, hoping to continue a series of democratic transitions of power that sets it apart from its troubled neighbour Somalia. The northern territory, which is more tribally homogenous and stable than the rest of Somalia, broke away in 1991 and has been striving

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Somaliland to elect new president

The self-proclaimed state of Somaliland will vote for a new president on Monday, hoping to continue a series of democratic transitions of power that sets it apart from its troubled neighbour Somalia. The northern territory, which is more tribally homogenous and stable than the rest of Somalia, broke away in 1991 and has been striving

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Somali Government statement towards the UN Monitoring Group

The Federal Government of Somalia acknowledges the report by the Somalia & Eritrea Monitoring Group and is currently reviewing the findings. The Federal Government of Somalia share many of the concerns raised in the report relating to threats to the peace, stability and security of Somalia, including the alarming use of chemicals by al-Shabaab in

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Uganda deploy 5,000 troops in Somalia

The Ugandan military on Thursday deploy 5,000 troops in Somalia outside the African Union and United Nations mandate for an all-out offensive operations against the Al-Shabaab militants. Brig. Richard Karemire, the military and defense spokesperson, told Xinhua that Uganda as a Pan-Africanist country send the troops as long as the international community commits resources for

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Saudi freezes bank accounts of Mohammed bin Nayef

Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia’s ex-crown prince who was ousted as next in line to the throne in June, has reportedly become the latest royal family member to be targeted in the kingdom’s expanding anti-corruption crackdown. According to Reuters news agency and the Wall Street Journal, bank accounts linked to Mohammed bin Nayef and to

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Turkey opens largest defense training facility in Qatar

Turkey’s largest defense industry project in Qatar officially opened. Turkish National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli and Qatari Minister of State for Defense Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah attended the inauguration ceremony of the AW 139 Helicopter Simulation Flight Training Facility. Earlier on Sunday, Canikli was received by his Qatari counterpart at Al-Udeid Air Base, southwest of

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Saudi Arabia arrests princes, ministers for corruption

Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested a number of high-profile figures, including princes and current and former ministers on anti-corruption charges, a Saudi Saturday. Saudi that 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers were among those who were detained. Two ministers who were sacked from their post Saturday, and a woman, were also

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Washington tells staffers of Somalia mission to leave over threat

The United States has ordered all non-essential employees of its mission to Somalia to leave the capital, Mogadishu, because of “specific threat information” against them.Saturday’s statement says the information relates to Mogadishu International Airport. Somalia remains one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The U.S. hasn’t had an embassy there since 1991 and calls security

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Zimbabwe Racist Land Policies Fatal for Economy Warn Analysts

Analysts have described a government policy pronouncement which provides for long term leases to black farmers and short term ones for their white counterparts as discriminatory and bad for the economy. Under the arrangement, the remaining 400 farmers will be issued with five year leases while their counterparts receive 99 year bankable leases. Lands minister

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Egypt support Somalis unitey

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Wednesday his country’s firm stance towards the unity and sovereignty of the Somalia. Sisi’s remarks came during a phone call with his Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, During the phone conversation, the two leaders discussed means of enhancing joint ties besides promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of fighting

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