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Turkish students repair school, orphanage in Tanzania

Anadolu Agency | September 1, 2017 Under 2017 Africa Experience Sharing Program, 200 Turkish students visit several African countries   A group of students from Turkey on Wednesday completed renovating a school and an orphanage in Tanzania as part of an exchange program visit. The 2017 Africa Experience Sharing Program has seen 200 students on Aug. 5-30 visit several African ...

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Kenya Election Result Is Thrown Out

The New York Times | Sep.1, 2017   Police officers outside the Supreme Court building in Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday. Credit Ben Curtis/Associated Press   By KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA SEPT. 1, 2017   NAIROBI, Kenya — The Kenyan Supreme Court nullified on Friday the re-election last month of President Uhuru Kenyatta, ordering a new vote to be held within 60 ...

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US bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest N.Korea launch

  REUTERS | Thursday 31 Aug 2017   U.S. Marine Corps F-35B fighter jets (front) and South Korean air Force’s F-15K fly over South Korea during a joint military drill, South Korea on August 31, 2017 (Photo: Reuters)   South Korean and Japanese jets joined exercises with two U.S. nuclear-capable bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two ...

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Millions of Muslims climb Mount Arafat for peak of hajj pilgrimage

Daily Sabah | August 31, 2017   Muslim worshippers are silhouetted against the sunrise during the Hajj pilgrimage on the Mount Arafat, near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 31 August 2017 (EPA Photo)   Nearly 2 million Muslims packed Mount Arafat Thursday, near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, marking the peak of the annual hajj pilgrimage. Helicopters flew around ...

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Security Council extends African-led mission in Somalia, targets handover to national security forces

31 August, 2017   Foodstuff being loaded onto a truck at Baidoa Airport. It is part of the support that UNSOM will be giving to SNA soldiers as they fight alongside AMISOM troops. AU/UNISTPHOTO /Mohamed Guled   The United Nations Security Council today extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2018, approving a ...

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Young Somali Asylum Seeker Commits Suicide

August 31, 2017   By Sarah Fenwick   A young Somali asylum seeker from Mogadishu was found dead in a Larnaca flat on the morning of August 29th. Police have confirmed that 18-year-old Mohamed Dahir’s death was a suicide. His family is coming over to the island to make funeral arrangements. A member of the Somali community in Cyprus told ...

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Not time yet to exit Somalia, US officials caution

CAPITAL NEWS | August 30, 2017   According to United States Africa Command Deputy Chief of Communication Jon Dahms, the main focus in Africa is to neutralize Al-Shabaab threat/CFM NEWS   By JOSEPH MURAYA, STUTTGART, Germany, Aug 29 – Any withdrawal from war torn Somalia by the African Mission Union in Somalia (AMISOM) must be gradual and tactical, senior security ...

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Police officers feel undervalued and underpaid, survey suggests

SKY NEWS | Wednesday 30 August 2017 A Police Federation study finds pay concerns, pressure and a feeling of being undervalued was having a negative impact on staff.   By Bethan Staton, News Reporter   Police officers are becoming increasingly demoralised at work, a survey has found. Three in five officers reported low morale, according to the Police Federation study, ...

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Britain remembers Diana, 20 years after her death

AFP , Wednesday 30 Aug 2017   Britain’s Diana, the Princess of Wales, is pictured during an evening reception given by the West German President Richard von Weizsacker in honour of the British Royal guests in the Godesberg Redoute in Bonn, Germany. It has been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris and ...

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Dubai volunteers reach out to famine-hit in Africa

Gulf News | August 30, 2017 Aster distributes thousands of meals to refugees in Somaliland ahead of Eid Al Adha   By Bobby Naqvi, UAE Editor   Hundreds of women and children gather in Buraco as volunteers from Dubai distribute boxes of Salma meals.   Hargeisa, Somaliland: A Dubai-based health care group last week reached out to thousands of famine-hit ...

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