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One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

0 Visits: 107 | Thursday August 17, 2017 - 08:31:23
KAMPALA, Uganda: The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

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Suspected Somali militants kill five Kenyan police officers: sources

0 Visits: 157 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 06:50:29
NAIROBI - Suspected Somali Islamist militants killed five police officers in an ambush in northeastern Kenya on Tuesday, according to police sources, the latest in a string of deadly attacks.

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Somalia: Mogadishu Airport Security Disrupts Europe Bound suspected Human Smuggling Case

0 Visits: 591 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 21:41:34
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia immigration officials have on Sunday denied 10 suspects to board a Turkish airplane bound to Istanbul over suspicion of smuggling, Somalia's Danan Radio reported.

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Up to 50 Immigrants from Somalia and Ethiopia deliberately Drowned by Smugglers off Yemen - UN

0 Visits: 262 | Wednesday August 09, 2017 - 23:49:24
ADEN – Early Wednesday morning, a human smuggler, in charge of the boat, forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the pitching sea as they approached the coast of Shabwa, a Yemeni Governorate along the Arabian Sea. The migrants had been hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn…

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Rwanda: Paul Kagame Re-elected for A Third Term

0 Visits: 156 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 13:15:26
KIGALI - Incumbent leader Paul Kagame has swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, results showed early on Saturday, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power.

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Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression During Elections in Kenya

0 Visits: 309 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 07:15:43
Nairobi, KENYA: Media Industry and Freedom of Expression stakeholders have held a meeting in in Nairobi to review the electoral environment and the state of press freedom and freedom of information ahead of the General Elections due on Tuesday August 8, 2017.

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Several Somalis Killed in South Africa, Shops set on Fire

0 Visits: 351 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 22:19:43
Cape Town, South Africa (Horn Observer) Several Somalis were killed in Limbobo area in South Africa this week and several shops were set on fire, witnesses said, heightening the growing concern of the lack of protection of the Somalis living in South Africa.

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Somalia and India Sign an Agreement on Transfer of Prisoners

0 Visits: 360 | Tuesday August 01, 2017 - 16:17:39
NEW DELHI, India (Horn Observer) A delegation from Somalia led by the foreign Minister, Yusuf Garaad Omar signed an agreement for Transfer of Sentenced Persons with India on a five day official visit to India, following invitation extended by the India's External affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj,…

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Somali American Academic Selected as US Youth Observer to the UN

0 Visits: 347 | Thursday July 27, 2017 - 23:51:54
WASHINGTON (Horn Observer) A Somali American academic has been selected as United States Youth Observer to the United Nations, according to statement released by the US Department of State

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New French Ambassador Presents his Credentials to Somalia President

0 Visits: 196 | Wednesday July 26, 2017 - 09:56:40
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The New French Ambassador to Somalia, Antoine Sivan, has on Tuesday presented his credentials to Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, officials said.

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114 Somali Prisoners Released from Ethiopian Jails arrive in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 305 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 23:07:46
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Horn Observer) Plane carrying 114 Somali prisoners who were released from Ethiopian jails arrived in Mogadishu on Saturday evening, officials said.

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2 Somali Nationals Killed in South Africa in the past 24 Hours

0 Visits: 814 | Wednesday July 19, 2017 - 23:04:27
MOGADISHU, Somalia July 19 (Horn Observer) Two Somali nationals were killed in two separate locations in South Africa in the past 24 hours, residents and relatives reported.

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Somali and US Commandos Carry Out Strikes Against Shabab Stronghold in Lower Jubba Region

0 Visits: 291 | Tuesday July 18, 2017 - 13:47:26
MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 18 (Horn Observer) Somali and US troops have carried out air strikes against Militants basis in Lower Jubba region, Somalia's National News Agency (SONNA) reported.

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Somalia: Turkish Embassy Officially announces the Completion of the Military Training Facility in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 238 | Saturday July 15, 2017 - 20:58:49
MOGADISHU, Somalia July 15 (Horn Observer) Officialls from the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu have on Sunday announced the completion of a military training facility in Mogadishu.

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Speaks on the Phone to Somalia President, Assures US Support

0 Visits: 192 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 19:59:12
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with the Somalia's president on the phone and affirmed Americaäs committment to Somalia, according to a statement released by the Somalia government on Tuesday.

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Somalia Attends 22 World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, Turkey

0 Visits: 272 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 17:32:13
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) A Somali delegation led by deputy minister of Petroleum & mineral resources attended the 22 World Petroium Congress in Stanbul, Turkey, Somalia's Dalsan radio reported.

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British Embassy Mogadishu Honours Somali Chevening Alumni's in Mogadishu.

0 Visits: 242 | Friday July 07, 2017 - 14:36:23
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The British Embassy in Somalia hosted an event in honor of its Somalia Chevening Alumni at the British Embassy Mogadishu, the embassy said in a statement.

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Algeria to grant legal status to African migrants amid worker shortages, racism

0 Visits: 142 | Tuesday July 04, 2017 - 16:28:58
ALGIERS (REUTERS) Algeria plans to grant residency rights and job permits to illegal African migrants, responding to a shortage of workers in farming and construction while also seeking to combat a surge in racist sentiment.

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Saudi columnist who compared king to God suspended - Reports

0 Visits: 101 | Monday July 03, 2017 - 19:44:29
JEDDAH (Horn Observer) A Saudi columnist has been suspended after he went too far in praise of the country's leader, King Salman, Saudi media reported.

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Iran Exports to Somalia Up 38%

0 Visits: 127 | Sunday July 02, 2017 - 09:38:26
Iran exported some $30 million worth of commodities to Somalia in the last Iranian year that ended on March 20, 2017, registering a 38% increase compared with the year before, Trade Promotion Organization of Iran's Arabic-African Affairs Office said.

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