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Resignation of Hassan Khaire on his appointment as Prime Minister of Somalia

Soma Oil & Gas (the “Company”) announces the resignation of Hassan Khaire, our Executive Director for Africa, so he can accept the honour of serving his country of origin, Somalia, as its Prime Minister. Mr Khaire has resigned from the Board and has relinquished all his shares in the Company. Hassan Khaire has been a highly valued member of its ...

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President Farmajo appointed new PM

Somalia President Mohamad Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo appointed  Hassan Ali Kherye as new PM  of Somalia after the appointment President Farmajo flow to Saudi Arabia. President Farmo calls to work with New PM of Somalia as to nominates his ministers within 30 days after his appointed. Hassan Khaire Executive Director, Africa Over 14 years’ of experience at Norwegian Refugee Council − ...

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Azerbaijan’s Leader Just Appointed His Wife as His Vice President!

(BAKU, Azerbaijan) — Azerbaijan’s president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation — the person next in line in the nation’s power hierarchy. Ilham Aliyev, 55 named his wife Mehriban, 52, to the position created after a constitutional referendum in September. Mehriban, who married her husband when she was 19, graduated from a ...

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Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says. Libya’s Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. The aid organisation’s spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati told the AP news agency that the bodies washed ashore on Tuesday ...

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Al Shabaab suspect’s brother charged with aiding terrorists

  Nairobi: A brother to a most wanted al Shabaab suspect has been charged with dealing in property belonging to terrorist groups. Edward Oyoo Keya denied committing the offences between June 2015 and December 2016 at Pumwani highrise estate in Nairobi. He is said to have collected money as rent from a house belonging to his mother Keya Awuor and ...

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IMF to Help Somalia Print First Banknotes in a Quarter Century

Nairobi: The International Monetary Fund is backing Somalia’s plans to replace tattered currency notes that were printed before the Horn of Africa nation plunged into civil war almost three decades ago. The new Somali shilling notes may come into circulation this year, alongside the dollar that’s been the main means of payment, and will replace fake or old currency in ...

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Somalia a great example to rest of Africa

Nairobi:As Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as “Farmajo”, prepares to be sworn into office on Wednesday, his ascent to power evokes positive events in Africa in the last two years. Particularly encouraging is the fact that Mohamed managed to beat his incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud who had served one term only. The latter readily conceded defeat and even ...

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UN agency seeks 825 mln USD for Somali aid

Nairobi:An UN agency is seeking 825 million U.S. dollars in the first half of 2017 to reach 5.5 million Somalis with life-saving assistance and livelihood support. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said a large scale-up of the drought response in February and March can help prevent the worst-case humanitarian scenario and save lives and livelihoods. ...

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Somalia ‘plans to file legal complaint against UAE’ over Somaliland base

Somalia’s internationally-backed government is reportedly planning to file a legal case against the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for setting up a military base in the unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland. The Somali government’s Auditor General Nur Jimale Farah announced Mogadishu’s plans to file the complaint against the UAE on charges of violating international law for entering a ...

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Pull KDF out of Somalia and tell the truth about our dead loved ones

Nairobi:A majority of Kenyans want the Kenya Defence Forces to withdraw from the anti-terror operation in Somalia, a Star poll indicates. The survey shows 63 per cent want KDF out, while the remaining 37 per cent want troops to stay and continue fighting al Shabaab. The terror group says it will continue attacking Kenyan troops in Somalia and targets within ...

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What it’s like to travel to the US when your passport says you’re from Somalia

Washington:Liban* has a British passport, but there’s a problem with it. It says he was born in Mogadishu. Of course, that shouldn’t be a problem. But according to Liban, it has caused him no end of complications when travelling to the US. Donald Trump’s controversial “travel ban” on refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations caused international uproar. But Liban ...

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140 Somali refugees settled in US after court suspends Ban

Washington: Fellow refugees say at least 140 Somalis have been settled in the United States after being blocked for days by President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. The refugees spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns about their safety. They remain at the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, which hosts more than 200,000 Somalis. The ...

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