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Ebola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia

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Listen A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has cancelled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the breakout of Ebola. Col. Ali Aden Houmed told The Associated Press late Thursday that the Union decided to halt the deployment of a new battalion in an effort […]

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Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu, fifth this year

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Listen Somali gunmen shot dead a lawmaker in Mogadishu Friday as he left prayers at mosque, police and witnesses said, the latest in a string of attacks and killings in the capital. Gunmen reportedly opened fire from a car in a drive-by shooting in the centre of the city, before racing off. “Sheikh Adan Madeer […]

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Puntland withdraws support for Federal Govt

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Listen Puntland Government in northern Somalia has on Thursday withdrawn support for Federal Government of Somalia in the wake of tripartite deal endorsement. Puntland President Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas chaired an extraordinary gathering by cabinet ministers at state house in the capital, Garowe with Vice President Abdihakin Abdullahi Haji Omar Amey present. Speaking to […]

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Radio Mogadishu Journalist Arrested, Harassed

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Listen The Somali Independent Media House Association (SIMHA) condemned the arrest and harassment of Radio Mogadishu journalist Abdullahi Muse and called for an investigation into the incident, Somalia’s Radio Dalsan reported Wednesday (July 30th). Muse was arrested Monday after posting a video to YouTube claiming he had not received a salary for more than nine […]

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Puntland expresses concern over central state

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Listen The formation of central Somalia state spurred mixed reactions in the north eastern state of Puntland, with president Gaas calling for emergency meeting on the renewed issue, Puntland cabinet ministers have been scheduled to gather at the state house on Thursday evening in a bid to discuss government’s position as Mudug region appears in […]

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S. Sudanese president renews calls for peace with rebels

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Listen South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir has renewed calls for peace with rebels led by his former deputy Riek Machar to end seven months of fighting in the country. We don’t want to form a nation of disabled people. Peace is a must,” president Kiir said during the 30 July Martyrs day celebrations. The event […]

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Kenyan leader orders seizure of coastal zone

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Listen Kenya’s president has ordered the repossession of land, stretching over 2,000 square kilometres, which he said was taken “under dubious and corrupt circumstances” by 22 companies between 2011 and 2012. Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement on Thursday following evidence released in a report by the land ministry about the area in northeastern Lamu County. […]

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