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Saudi Arabia ‘to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners’- Aljazeera

 Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offences, Ethiopian state-affiliated media said. The decision was made after a request by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was in Riyadh on an official two-day visit that ended on Saturday, Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported on Saturday. Among the ...

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Absence of MPs in normal parliament sittings raise concern in the FGS

Abdirashid Hidig, a member of the Federal Parliament accused the speaker of not holding accountable to parliamentarians that don’t attend parliament sitting. He said only few among him attend the sitting while others don’t. “During the election of the speaker-ship, more than 200 parliamentarians attended but in some other sittings quorum required is not met hindering parliamentary procedures,” says Hidig. ...

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Former president Hassan Sh Mohamud calls on end to hostility in Tukarraq

Former President of Somalia Hassan Sh Mohamud calls on Somaliland and Puntland administration to end hostility and bring peace to the region. Speaking at a gathering attended by former African presidents in Tanzania, the president stressed on the need to negotiate peacefully when differences arise between administrations in Somalia. He said, in a war nothing is gained other than death, ...

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Ministry of Education postpones national exams due to heavy rains

Somalia’s Education ministry has today announced postponement of the national exams a day after it commenced due to heavy rainings in the capital, Mogadishu. “Heavy rains from midnight till this morning crippled normal life. Exam officials and students are unable to reach the centers in due time. We inform students and everyone involved in the exams that we postponed today’s ...

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Kenya’s new foreign minister speaks on Maritime dispute with Somalia

In an interview entitled Peace in the Horn and East Africa attended by Kenya’s new foreign minister Monica Juma, brings into perspective Kenya’s place in global politics and argues why the maintenance of peace and security are essential to growth and prosperity. The interview was carried by Wanjohi Kabukuru. Here is an excerpt from the interview solely focusing Kenya’s stand on Maritime dispute ...

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State administered exams commences in south and central Somalia

The academic year 2017/2018 form four exams commences in Somalia. 27600 candidates will sit for the government administered exams today. More than 120 centres in South and central Somalia are arranged to host the exam, Mustaqbal radio reports. Education minister of Somalia, Abdirahman Dahir Osman says, today 19th of May 2018, we will hold form four exams in South and Central ...

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Plane crashes in Cuba killing more than 100, investigation underway

(Reuters) – More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 years, and there were only three survivors, officials and state media said on Friday. The passenger plane, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed at 12:08 ...

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1 Dead as Tropical Cyclone Sagar Brings Life-Threatening Flood Threat to Somalia, Djibouti, Yemen

The Weather Channel Tropical Cyclone Sagar is  making a rare journey into the western Gulf of Aden between the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, and is expected to unleash dangerous flash flooding in parts of Yemen, Somalia and Djibouti into the weekend. Tropical Depression 1A was named Sagar by the Indian Meteorological Department, the agency with primary responsibility for tropical cyclone forecasting ...

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Taliban pledge not to target Afghan army, police- Aljazeera

The Taliban says it will not target the Afghan police and military in the country any more due to the high number of casualties suffered by the security forces in the ongoing conflict. The armed group declared in a rare statement on Friday “a general amnesty to all military formations, national army, national police, Arbakis (local police) and all employees of the ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan calls on world’s Muslims to back Palestinians in Gaza- Reuters

(Reuters) – Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on the Muslim world to back Palestinians against what he said was Israel’s cruelty in Gaza, and castigated both the United States and the United Nations over the deaths of dozens of protesters. The Turkish president has been a vocal critic of Washington’s decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem ...

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Gedo governor distributes funds to the flood victims in Gedo

The governor of Gedo, Mohamed Muhumad Adan handed over flood response funds to committees in Dollow, Luuq and Belet Hawa districts of Gedo region, Mustaqbal radio reports. The governor on his return journey from Mogadishu visited these districts affected by the floods and to distribute the funds he received from the national disaster response committee. “We gave $18,000 to Dollow ...

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EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran- Aljazeera

The European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies and courts from complying with US sanctions against Iran after Washington pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Jean Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said on Thursday the commission has a “duty to protect European companies” from American sanctions. “We now need to act, ...

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