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Surge of Somali Deportations Worries Communities Already Facing Marginalization

By Som Tribune April 18, 2017 Among the thousands of people Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detain, arrest and deport there are a reported 4,000 Somali nationals in the deportation pipeline. The current surge in Somali deportations is likely the result of a backlog of detainees that grew during the Obama Administration. Throughout Obama’s presidency, documents to travel to the ...

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European Commission urges Turkey to launch ‘transparent investigations’ into referendum results

Tuesday April 18, 2017 BRUSSELS/BERLIN/ANKARA   AFP photo The European Commission on April 18 urged Turkey to launch “transparent investigations” into alleged voting irregularities in the April 16 constitutional referendum, in which the “yes” camp won 51.4 percent of the votes. International observers charged on April 17 that the referendum campaign was conducted on an “unlevel playing field” and that ...

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Erdogan tells opponents ‘it’s too late now’ after Turkey referendum win

Monday 17 April 2017 The president tighten’s grip on power but independent election observers say the vote took place on “unlevel playing field”. Video:Turkey vote grants president new powers Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned opponents not to “belittle” his narrow victory in a referendum that will grant him sweeping new powers. Shortly afterwards, the main opposition party demanded ...

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Main opposition calls on top election board to annul the referendum

April 17, 2017 Turkey’s main opposition party has vowed to take widespread irregularities during the April 16 referendum to the Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), repeating its accusations against the election watchdog and calling on the Supreme Election Board (YSK) to annul the referendum results. “The only way to end ongoing discussions over the referendum’s legitimacy ...

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Caf chief visits Somalia

Monday April 17, 2017 Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad and supporters celebrate his win over Cameroonian Issa Hayatou to become the new Confederation of African Football (Caf) chief March 16, 2017. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP   Mogadisho – The Confederation of African Football (Caf) President Ahmad Ahmad arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday. Ahmad, who hails from Madagascar, is ...

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Air strikes kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia

By Xinhua Net 2017-04-16 (Date Published: April 15, 2017) MOGADISHU – More than 100 Al-Shabaab militants including 20 commanders are believed to have been killed in southern Somalia by U.S. air strikes early Saturday, residents and officials said. The residents and security officers said the warplanes targeted the militants’ hideouts in Wargaduud and El-Adde where several Kenyan soldiers were killed ...

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North Korean missile ‘blows up’ on test launch as US Vice-President Mike Pence arrives in South

By Straits Times April 16, 2017 A TV screen shows an image of unidentified missles displayed at a military parade during a news broadcast on North Korea’s missile launch in Seoul on April 16, 2017. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG   SEOUL/PYONGYANG (REUTERS) – A North Korean missile “blew up almost immediately” on its test launch on Sunday (April 16), the United States ...

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Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan’s power

By Ahram Online Sunday 16 Apr 2017 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan casts his ballot at a polling station during a referendum in Istanbul, Turkey, April 16, 2017. (Reuters)   Turks cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s ...

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Somalia

By US-UN State Gov. April 15, 2017 (Date Published: April 13, 2017) Ambassador Michele J. Sison     U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City AS DELIVERED Thank you, Ambassador Umarov, for your briefing. We warmly welcome you in your new role as chair of the Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee ...

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German police detain three alleged supporters of suspected terrorist

By DW (Deutsche Welle) Date 14.04.2017 Three people have been detained for allegedly helping a suspected terrorist to plan an attack, German prosecutors say. The suspects were found in three different cities.   Two men and a woman – one Afghan, one Turkish and one German – have been detained in Germany on suspicion of supporting and encouraging a terrorist ...

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