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Oxfam urges US bank to reverse decision on Somalia remittance

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Listen Washington (Alshahid)-The global aid agency Oxfam on Friday called for urgent action before the major U.S. remittance lifeline is cut to famine-stricken Somalia. The bank that handles the bulk of money transfers from Minnesota to Somalia — Sunrise Community Banks — has said it will discontinue the service at the end of December over […]

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Gunman kill 3 aid workers in Central Somalia

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-A gunman on Friday killed three aid workers including two World Food Programme employees in central Somalia, a WFP official said, the latest attack against humanitarian officials in the war-torn nation. The shooting took place Friday near the central settlement of Mataban. The World Food Program says two of the victims worked directly […]

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Eritrea asks U.N. to replace “biased” Somalia panel

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Listen Addis Ababa (Reuters)-Eritrea has called on the United Nations to replace what it says is a “biased” monitoring group on Somalia after the panel’s report prompted sanctions on Asmara over links with militant groups in Mogadishu, according to a letter sent to the Security Council. The reclusive Red Sea state is incensed by a […]

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Kenya Police Arrest Six over Christmas Terror Plot

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Listen Nairobi (Daily Nation)-Six suspected Al-Shabaab militants have been arrested amid reports that the terrorist group planned to carry out attacks in Nairobi and Mombasa over the festive period. Police commissioner Mathew Iteere said the suspects arrested on separate days this week belong to a local cell of the group with links to the global […]

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