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Suspect held as police detonate explosive device found in Oslo

By SKY NEWS Sunday 09 April 2017 Heavily armoured officers evacuated diners from nearby restaurants to examine the suspicious device, and a man has been arrested. Detectives believe the device would have caused only a limited amount of damage Police in Norway have detonated an explosive device which was left on a busy commercial street in the centre of Oslo. ...

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Somali pirates suspected of hijacking bulk carrier ship

April 8, 2017 By Staff Reuters In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, masked Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew, in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia. AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh   Somali pirates are suspected of hijacking a bulk ...

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Coldoon: Disgraced journalist sentenced to 2 years in prison

By Som Tribune (Daily Horn News & Updates April 8, 2017 Abdimalik Muse Coldoon (Oldon) has been sentenced to two years in prison by Marodi-Jeh’s regional court for his secret meetings with Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo earlier this year. Coldoon traveled to Mogadishu in February to support Farmaajo’s Presidential bid. During his stay in Mogadishu, Coldoon met with Farmaajo on multiple occasions ...

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Roadside bomb kills 10 in southern Somali village

By REUTERS 6 April 2017 By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar   MOGADISHU, April 6 (Reuters) – A roadside explosion killed 10 people in southern Somalia on Thursday when the minibus they were travelling in hit a bomb planted by al Shabaab, a military officer and residents said. The blast in Golweyn village occurred hours after Somalia’s president replaced his ...

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Somali pirates back to plague shipping

By Straits Times APR 6, 2017   Resurgence due to factors including drought, famine and influence of ISIS NAIROBI • Are the pirates back? After years of quiet seas, undisturbed voyages and no major attacks, Somali pirates have waylaid four ships in the past month, raising fears that the menace has returned to the Indian Ocean. A Pakistani-owned cargo vessel ...

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UPDATE 2-Car bomb rams cafe in Somalia’s capital, killing seven – officials

Wed Apr 5, 2017 By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, April 5 (Reuters) – A car bomb rammed into a cafe in the Somali capital Mogadishu near compounds housing government ministries on Wednesday, killing seven people, officials and ambulance services said. Reuters witnesses said the blast destroyed the cafe and damaged another one. Three cars destroyed and blood stained the floor. Smoke ...

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At their Conference in Khartoum, African Judicial Leaders Accentuate Africa’s Independent Judiciary

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 By Najat Ahmed Khartoum – The first ever conference of Africa’s chief and supreme courts judges kicked off in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum today with the participation of 34 countries in addition to representatives of India, China and Indonesia. The Sunday’s African Chiefs of Justice’s conference held in Khartoum, graced by the President Al Bashir and draw ...

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Somaliland government, UN SRSG discuss drought, development issues

By Som Tribune April 4, 2017   His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud ‘Siilaanyo’, received the United Nation’s Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG), Mr. Michael Keating, on Monday, at his office. At the meeting in which present were other top officers on either side of the table, the two sides discussed outstanding issues ...

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EU court: Germany can deny Iranian student visa

By DW (Deutsche Welle Date: 04.04.2017 The European Court of Justice has granted Germany the right to refuse a visa to an Iranian national on the grounds of security concerns. Sahar Fahimian had applied to pursue her doctorate in IT security in Darmstadt. Germany’s decision to refuse an Iranian woman a student visa for public security reasons has been supported by ...

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