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Somali alien charged with illegal gun, bullet possession and forgery

Standard Media | Published: Wed, May 23rd, 2018   Ahmed Abdiweli Dahir [Kelvin Karani, Standard]   A citizen of Somalia living in Mombasa has been charged with illegal gun and ammunition possession. Ahmed Abdiweli Dahir (pictured), was charged yesterday before Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Rabera with being in possession of a gun and ammunition illegally, and forging a police stamp ...

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Leadership of the Oromo Democratic Front arrives in Addis Ababa

May 23, 2018   Addis Ababa (ENA) – The leadership of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) has arrived here in Addis Ababa today for further negotiations with the government of Ethiopia. Senior government officials including Aba Dulla Gemeda, Security Affairs Advisor for the Prime Minister, Ahmed Shide, Head of Government Communications Affairs with Ministerial Portfolio welcomed the ODF leadership upon ...

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First picture of man, 20, stabbed to death outside Asda as police charge 16-year-old boy with murder

May 22, 2018   Osman Shidane, 20, of Ruislip, died in hospital days after being repeatedly stabbed in the street outside an Asda in South Ruislip, west London Osman Shidane died days after the attack outside an Asda supermarket in west London (Image: FACEBOOK/Osman Shidane)   By Charlotte Neal   This is the face of London’s 66th murder victim this ...

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Turkish court to jail 104 ex-military for life in coup trial

May 22, 2018   A Turkish court has sentenced 104 former military officers to life in prison for their involvement in a 2016 coup attempt, BBC News reports, citing state media. They are said to have been given “aggravated life sentences”, which come with tougher terms than a normal life sentence. The country’s president had previously said he backed reintroducing ...

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Australia searching for 50 athletes, officials missing after Commonwealth Games

May 22, 2018   FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian walks past a security fence and barricades located outside a venue for the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo   SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities are searching for 50 athletes and officials missing a month after the Commonwealth Games ended in the host ...

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Somalia’s delegation for the ILO raises eyebrows

May 21, 2018   The opening session of 104th International Labour Conference. © ILO   Mogadishu (HOL) – Somalia’s choice of delegates for the upcoming International Labour Conference (ILO) have raised some eyebrows. The selective process that excluded legitimate representatives from Somalia’s labour unions and included just one federal member state has led many to question who is attending and ...

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DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka

May 21, 2018   Campaign aims to prevent spread of disease into other parts of DRC and neighbouring countries People arrive at the Wangata Reference hospital in Mbandaka. Photograph: Kenny Katombe/Reuters   By Jason Burke Africa correspondent   Health authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, ...

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Somalia: Aid worker shot dead in Johwar town

May 21, 2018   JOWHAR, Somalia – A Somali government soldier has allegedly shot and killed a local aid worker in Jowhar town, some 90km north of the capital of Mogadishu. The victim, whose name has been released as Hassan Mohamed Hassan was gunned down by a military soldier during food donation in the town. The killer has reportedly fled ...

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