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Somali president appoints oil firm executive as PM

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s newly elected president on Thursday appointed the country director of British firm Soma Oil and Gas as the new prime minister, raising questions about possible conflicts of interest in the Horn of Africa country. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, ...

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Ethiopian president lauds defense forces for fight against Al-Shabaab

President Mulatu Teshome of Ethiopia has lauded the country’s defense forces for their efforts aimed at maintaining peace and security at home and in the Horn of Africa region. The President was speaking to the forces at the celebration of ...

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Who is Somalia’s new president?

War-torn Somalia elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo president Wednesday, after two rounds of voting by members of parliament. He brings hope to the country, which has been disintegrating since 1991, when warlords ousted dictator Siad Barre, then plunged the nation into ...

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Dual Somali-US citizen declared country’s new president

A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-US citizenship has been declared Somalia’s new president. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo immediately took the oath of office as the long-chaotic country moved towards its first fully functioning central government in a quarter of ...

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Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?

Last month, Soma Oil and Gas, a London based energy company, searching for hydrocarbon deposits off the coast of Somalia, announced that it had completed a seismic survey to ascertain the potential for recoverable oil and gas deposits. Although further ...

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Somali Students Worry About US Visa Ban

HARGEISA, SOMALILAND —Shukri Ahmed Ali was ecstatic when she received a letter of acceptance in December to the elite Wellesley College in the American state of Massachusetts. But Ali, 19, from Somaliland in the northwest of Somalia, worries she will ...

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Seven Somali Journalists Wounded in Mogadishu’s Suicide Attack

Mogadishu — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ is dismayed by the suicide attack targeted to Dayah hotel in Mogadishu which caused the death and injuries of of many innocent people. Seven journalists were among the injuries and NUSOJ ...

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Bilateral Meeting of Somali and Italian Journalist Unions

The Leaders of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana (FNSI) held a bilateral meeting on 17 January 2017 in Rome, Italy, at the headquarters of FNSI. The two unions exchanged analyses on the press ...

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What Do you know about the baseless program against Mr. Ali Sheikh

Mr. Ali Sheikh is Somali national merchant who has large business transcontinental in and outside the country Africa and Asia.  Particularity south Sudan, Kenya, Tanzaian and some central Africa countries where he has large shops and warehouses dealing assorted goods ...

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Int’l community gravely concerned over decisions of National leadership Forum on Electoral Process

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are gravely concerned over a number of decisions announced by the National Leadership Forum (NLF) in its ...

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