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EU military chief holds talks with AMISOM leadership in Somalia

  January 17, 2019   Mogadishu – The European Union (EU) Military and Conduct Capability Director Lt. Gen. Esa Pulkkinen, has described the African Union Mission in Somalia as an indispensable peace support operation, without which the Horn of Africa country may not function optimally. The EU military top official, who is also the Head of Mission of the EU ...

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Ethiopia offers investment opportunities to Qatar

  January 17, 2019     Gulf Times   Ahead of a business forum aimed at enhancing bilateral ties slated next year, Qatar’s ambassador to Ethiopia urged Qatari businessmen yesterday to invest in a wide range of sectors in the East African country. At the ‘Invest in Ethiopia’ forum, organised by the Ethiopian Embassy at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, ambassador ...

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Tunisia’s largest union starts nationwide strike over pay

  January 17, 2019   Passengers look at information boards at the Tunis airport during a nationwide strike in Tunis, Tunisia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi   By Tarek Amara   TUNIS (Reuters) – Rail, bus and air traffic stopped in Tunisia on Thursday after the powerful UGTT union staged a one-day nationwide strike to protest against the government’s refusal ...

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Turkish interior minister meets Somali counterpart

  January 17, 2019   By Sertac Bulur, Anadolu Agency (AA)   Both ministers express satisfaction on realization of bilateral agreements signed between Somalia, Turkey in 2018 ANKARA ( AA) – Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu met with his Somali counterpart on Wednesday in Ankara. Security Minister Abukar Hassan Islow arrived in the Turkish capital to hold “important and productive” ...

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Theresa May survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

  January 16, 2019   Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday. In a historic defeat for the government Tuesday, Britain’s Parliament discarded May’s Brexit deal to split from the European Union, and May now faces a parliamentary vote of no-confidence later Wednesday. (HOUSE OF COMMONS / ASSOCIATED PRESS)   ...

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Severe sandstorm hits Egyptian cities, ports

  January 16, 2019   A man covers his face durJanuarysandstorm near the River Nile in Cairo. PHOTO: REUTERS   CAIRO (REUTERS) – Egypt’s capital Cairo and some of its port cities were hit by a severe sandstorm, with strong winds and heavy dust forcing the closure of several ports. Pedestrians ducked into buildings for cover as a dark orange ...

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Kenya declares all ‘terrorists’ killed in hotel attack

  January 16, 2019   Somali militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack at a Nairobi hotel complex. After hours of clashes, the Kenyan president said “all terrorists have been eliminated.” People at the hotel were forced to flee during clashes   Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday that securities forces had killed all the “terrorists” ...

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Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets

  January 16, 2019   Muse Mohammed/IOM | According to the UN migration agency (IOM), thousands of children are living on the streets of Djibouti City. Here. Ethiopian migrant youth wake up on the beach outside the Horn of Africa country’s teeming capital.   Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life ...

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Palestinians take over as chair of UN developing countries

  January 15, 2019   Abbas accepted the chairmanship of the Group of 77, a coalition of 134 mainly developing nations and China, on behalf of Palestine Before the ceremony, Abbas reiterated to reporters in Arabic that the Palestinians will seek full UN membership but gave no timetable Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) is applauded by the United Nations Secretary ...

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Many killed in attack on upmarket Nairobi hotel complex

  January 15, 2019   Al Qaeda linked Somalian group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for brutal attack People take cover after an attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Image Credit: AP   By AFP   NAIROBI – At least five people were killed Tuesday when an extremist suicide bomber and gunmen stormed an upmarket ...

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