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Uganda MPs vote to scrap presidential age limit

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Uganda’s parliament has approved a constitutional change that will allow the current president to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office. After three days of debate, MPs voted overwhelmingly to remove the age limit of 75 for presidential candidates. It means 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled for…

JERUSALEM Trump threatens to cut aid over UN Jerusalem vote

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US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to countries that vote in favour of a draft UNresolution condemning the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump said at the White House on Wednesday the US would be “watching those votes” in the General Assembly. “They take hundreds of millions of…

Diplomats and staff of the UAE Embassy in Mogadishu donated blood for injured in Mogadishu blast.

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Diplomats and staff of the UAE Embassy in Mogadishu donated blood for injured in Mogadishu blast. Members of the UAE diplomatic mission in Mogadishu donated blood for people injured in a deadly the explosion in Mogadishu. The Diplomats and staff of the UAE Embassy in Mogadishu have shown their solidarity…

Galmudug Statement on Attempts to Destabilize its Institutions

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Ref: XMGM/10/0195 Date: 3rd Oct, 2017 Press Release Galmudug Statement on Attempts to Destabilize its Institutions Adado, October 3, 2017 – The Attempts to topple the President of Galmudug State on September 26, 2017 was clearly orchestrated by Federal Government of Somalia, particularly Mr. Hassan Ali Khaire, the Prime Minister…

Somalia Seeks Easing of Arms Embargo in Effort to Defeat al-Shabab

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The Somali government has repeated its plea for world leaders to lift an international arms embargo, as the aid-dependent Horn of Africa nation continues to struggle with security threats from al-Shabab terrorist group. Delivering his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire…

Somali Authorities Make Urban Resilience a Priority

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Somalia’s economic potential is well-known: it has the longest coastline in mainland Africa, a thriving private sector, a young labor force and untapped natural wealth. Moreover, members of the Somali diaspora are returning to Somalia with much-needed capital for growth and development. But what will this potential amount to if…

Uncovering Somalia’s forgotten music of the 1970s

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In 1331, famed Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta arrived in Mogadishu, on the Banaadiri coast, in what is today Somalia. Battuta came across the richest, most powerful port in East Africa, at the fore of the Indian Ocean trade system, then the centrepiece of the global economy. Anchored off the coast, he was…

Somali ‘pirates’ 28-year-old dies in hospital

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A Somali national, part of the group convicted last week, died at JJ Hospital on Tuesday. Atoor Bashir Bare (28) was among the 27 “pirates” convicted on August 11 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Bare was not produced in court that day as he had been admitted to J J…

Jubaland President expected at Garissa governor inauguration

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Somalia’s Jubaland Federal State President Ahmed Madobe is among prominent leaders invited for Garissa governor-elect Ali Korane inauguration slated for Monday. Mr Siyad Osman, one of the members of the committee tasked with preparations for the ceremony said they have invited leaders from Kenya and Ethiopia. He was speaking at…

In the Race Between Turkey and the UAE, Somalia Wins

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Highlights The base in Somalia will be Turkey’s second overseas installation, but it will be focused more on assisting Somalia than demonstrating Turkish military capabilities. As Turkey expands its geopolitical and economic presence in the Middle East and East Africa, the projection of power through the military will be a…

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