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1 killed as Somali, Kenyan troops clash in border town

January 12, 2018     By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, SOMALIA A Somali military officer says one Somali soldier has been killed in brief clashes between Somali and Kenyan troops in a border town. Mohamed Ahmed says the Somali soldiers fought Friday morning with Kenyan soldiers on patrol in Elwak, a town near the Kenyan border. He says the Kenyan ...

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Iranian cleric leaves Germany under threat of prosecution over death sentences

Reuters | Published — Friday 12 January 2018   Ayatollah Mahmoud_Hashemi_Shahroudi (Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)   BERLIN: A senior Iranian cleric under investigation in Germany for alleged crimes against humanity left the country on a homeward-bound flight on Thursday, cutting short his stay at a Hanover clinic, a German official said. Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a former chief justice, was in ...

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Somaliland: President Behi Receives UN Delegation

January 11, 2018   There needs to be an immediate discussion between Somalia, Somaliland, ICAO to clarify the basis upon which airspace management will be undertaken – SRSG Keating His Excellency Musa Behi Abdi, President of the Republic of Somaliland, today, received Mr. Michael Keating, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Somalia/Somaliland, and a delegation he ...

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Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain

REUTERS | Published: Thursday 11, January, 2018   This file photo taken on May 19, 2017 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange raisning his fist prior to addressing the media on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. (AFP)   QUITO/LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was “naturalized” as an Ecuadorean on Dec. 12, at his ...

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Protests Continue in Tunisia, Army Deploys, Hundreds Arrested

VOA News | Published: January 11, 2018   Tunisian activist speaks in front of anti-government protestors in Tunis, Tunisia, Jan. 10, 2018 in this picture taken from social media. TUNIS, TUNISIA — More than 300 protesters were arrested overnight, and the army was deployed in several Tunisian cities to quell violent demonstrations over prices, taxes and unemployment that have swept ...

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Uganda: Meat contaminated by toxic chemicals

DW | Published: January 11, 2018 Some butchers are using dangerous chemicals to preserve meat and keep away flies. Formaldehyde, a chemical used to preserve dead bodies in hospitals, is one of the chemicals being used.   In Uganda’s capital Kampala, Nakasero market is a one stop center for groceries, ranging from vegetables, fruits, fish and beef. Until a few ...

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Namibia bans imports from Zambia due to cholera outbreak

January 11, 2018   Namibia has banned the importation of all perishable food, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighboring Zambia over a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 60 people with over 2,600 cases reported, local online website, New Era reports. The ban came into effect on Monday and is aimed at containing the current outbreak in Zambia. ...

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Schools closed in Zambia as cholera toll rises to 61

January 11, 2018   The school year was due to start on Monday and no date has been set for term to begin. AFP PHOTO   By AFP   The start of Zambia’s school year has been postponed and all public gatherings banned to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed 61 people, officials said Tuesday. Church services were cancelled ...

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