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AMISOM and Somali government hold joint meeting on transitioning security to Somali security forces - ReliefWeb

Somali news ticker - 4 hours 55 min ago

AMISOM and Somali government hold joint meeting on transitioning security to Somali security forces
ReliefWeb
Mogadishu, 24 July 2017 – A joint meeting of senior officials from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) opened in Mogadishu today, to lay groundwork for the transitioning of Somalia's security from ...

What's happening to Somalia's children? - Reliefweb

Somali news ticker - 5 hours 6 min ago

What's happening to Somalia's children?
Reliefweb
I chance upon three-year-old Ali and his five-year-old sister Khadro in the Kheyrdoon camp for internally displaced people (IDP) near the northern Somali town of Galkayo. People have been gathering here for months, in search of help after a severe ...

East Africa leads entries for AFRIMA 2017 - Music In Africa

East Africa news ticker - 5 hours 53 min ago

Music In Africa

East Africa leads entries for AFRIMA 2017
Music In Africa
Analysis reveals that the two regions with the highest number of entries are East Africa (47%) and West Africa (30%). Music In Africa spoke to AFRIMA judge and the director of Ketebul Music in Kenya, Tabu Osusa, about the development. “This is ...

Somali pirates are back...they never really left - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Somali news ticker - 6 hours 52 min ago

Somali pirates are back...they never really left
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Puntland is an autonomous region, slightly better off than the rest of Somalia, but it still suffers from chronic poverty and insecurity. It is where so-called Islamic State has established a toehold, and is also a base for al-Shabaab. Every week there ...

Somalia: Govt Rubbishes Reports of a Meeting to Discredit Top Somali Entrepreneurs - AllAfrica.com

Somali news ticker - 7 hours 15 min ago

Somalia: Govt Rubbishes Reports of a Meeting to Discredit Top Somali Entrepreneurs
AllAfrica.com
The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter issue 1455 (dated 21 July 2017) and published by www.africaintelligence.com. The article, which is entitled "Struggling government sparks concern in West" is ...

Shakopee's first halal market caters to growing Somali-American population - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Somali news ticker - 12 hours 14 min ago

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Shakopee's first halal market caters to growing Somali-American population
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The market has become a gathering place for Shakopee's burgeoning Somali-American population, which has nearly quadrupled to an estimated 800 residents since 2010. A mixture of affordable housing, quality schools and blue-collar factory work at ...

114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu - Awramba Times

Somali news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 21:34

114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu
Awramba Times
More than 100 Somalis, recently released from Ethiopian detention facilities and handed over to the Somali government, arrived in Mogadishu on Saturday, government officials told VOA Somali. The 114 prisoners smiled and some of them kneeled as they got ...

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Bodies of 4 al-Shabaab prisoners found in SW Somalia - Anadolu Agency

Somali news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 17:27

Anadolu Agency

Bodies of 4 al-Shabaab prisoners found in SW Somalia
Anadolu Agency
Hassan Shire, executive director for the East and horn of African human rights defenders based in Uganda (EHAHRDP), told local media: "This incident is a shock and a violation against human rights. The Somali government must investigate [it] immediately.".
Kenyan Military Convoy came under Attack in Somalia's Gedo RegionHorn Observer

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Irish bishops tackle devastating famine in East Africa - La Croix International (registration) (blog)

East Africa news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 12:35

La Croix International (registration) (blog)

Irish bishops tackle devastating famine in East Africa
La Croix International (registration) (blog)
These were the words of Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, primate of the Catholic Church in Ireland, on 10 July when he sounded the alarm among Irish Catholics regarding the humanitarian situation in East Africa in a statement. On Friday, July 14, ...

India, East Africa to collaborate in healthcare, edu sectors - Business Standard

East Africa news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 11:47

India, East Africa to collaborate in healthcare, edu sectors
Business Standard
ITC, through its Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for East Africa (SITA) project, is working towards promoting Indian investment in key sectors - primarily in agri-business and manufacturing sectors - in five East African countries of Ethiopia ...
CII explores tie-ups in East Africa | Business LineHindu Business Line

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Zambia to export 100000 T maize to East Africa, bulk meant for Kenya - Reuters Africa

East Africa news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 11:02

Reuters Africa

Zambia to export 100000 T maize to East Africa, bulk meant for Kenya
Reuters Africa
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia will export 100,000 of maize to three east African states facing a shortage, with the bulk of the grain going to Kenya, a government official said on Monday. In June, Zambia opened talks with Kenyan grain traders for the ...

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East Africa: Elections - We Are More Alike Than We Realise - AllAfrica.com

East Africa news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 08:12

Quartz

East Africa: Elections - We Are More Alike Than We Realise
AllAfrica.com
As two East African countries of Kenya and Rwanda go to the polls in August, as expected the headlines have been dominated by the events in Kenya as there are those who fear that there might be another round of post-election violence. No such thing is ...
Uganda's Chinese-built high speed railway will cost even more than Kenya's didQuartz

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Uganda's Jews are down to one meal a day because of East Africa famine - The Times of Israel

East Africa news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 07:51

The Times of Israel

Uganda's Jews are down to one meal a day because of East Africa famine
The Times of Israel
When it comes to the Jewish community fundraising for famine relief in East Africa this year, Beth El's campaign is a rare success story. Take the Jewish Coalition for East Africa Relief, 24 Jewish groups convened by the American Jewish Joint ...

This is not 'natural selection': east Africa is in the grip of a famine emergency - The Guardian

East Africa news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 05:36

The Guardian

This is not 'natural selection': east Africa is in the grip of a famine emergency
The Guardian
Currently vast areas of east Africa are in the grip of a famine emergency, with 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in desperate need of food, water and medical treatment. By contrast, in Australia our supermarkets groan with choice; water ...

Warsame blasts anti-Somali rhetoric in wake of Damond shooting. - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Somali news ticker - Mon, 2017-07-24 00:00

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Warsame blasts anti-Somali rhetoric in wake of Damond shooting.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame pushed back Sunday against what he called racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia directed at the Somali-American community after officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot Justine Damond last week. Warsame ...
Mpls. Somali leader calls out BachmannKARE
Warsame: Somali Community Wants Justice For JustineCBS Minnesota / WCCO
Shooting brings unwanted attention to Somali communitySt. Cloud Times
Essence.com -KSTP.com
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Somaliland:23 Hospitality and Catering students sponsored by Save the Children complete their training - SomalilandPress

Somali news ticker - Sun, 2017-07-23 19:41

SomalilandPress

Somaliland:23 Hospitality and Catering students sponsored by Save the Children complete their training
SomalilandPress
The second patch of students at the European College of Hospitality and construction graduated today in a well-attended ceremony held at the Mansoor hotel. The training of the 23 graduates was funded by the European Union and was implemented by Save ...

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast - Aljazeera.com

Somali news ticker - Sun, 2017-07-23 17:18

Aljazeera.com

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast
Aljazeera.com
At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwest Somalia, police said. The attack took ... Somali-based armed group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. Four ...
Trump Is Stupid and Destroying America, Says Al-Qaeda Affiliate in SomaliaNewsweek
Somalia: Roadside blast kills 4 soldiersAnadolu Agency
New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'Washington Post
Paducah Sun -Xinhua
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Somaliland: Ten Years of International Book Fair - SomalilandPress

Somali news ticker - Sun, 2017-07-23 16:37

SomalilandPress

Somaliland: Ten Years of International Book Fair
SomalilandPress
When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Hargeisa. I vividly remember people talking about it and each one giving a different explanation about what the book fair would be. Some said he was selling books, some ...

East Africa, EU scientists tackle impact of fluoride on human health ... - Xinhua

East Africa news ticker - Sun, 2017-07-23 14:27

East Africa, EU scientists tackle impact of fluoride on human health ...
Xinhua
DAR ES SALAAM, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Scientific researchers from East Africa and the European Union (EU) said on Sunday they have embarked on an intensive ...

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