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Trump campaign removes controversial Muslim ban language from website

🕔20:11, 8.May 2017

By Dan Merica, CNN Washington (CNN)A press release touting Donald Trump’s controversial plan to ban all Muslim travel into the United States was removed from his campaign website Monday, shortly after White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that

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Al-Shabaab fighters ambush Ethiopian convoy in Burdar village of Hiiran region.

🕔15:46, 26.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Al-Shabaab militants have on Wednesday ambushed Ethiopian forces serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Burdar village of Hiiran region. Ethiopian forces and militants were said to have exchanged heavy weaponry including machine guns

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KDF accused of civilian attack in Gedo region, Somalia.

🕔22:09, 20.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Kenya defense forces were accused of killing at least three civilians in an overnight raid targeting Al Shabaab controlled bases in Gedo region of southwest Somalia. KDF targeted Al Shabaab controlled villages of Daarul-salam and Giriley near

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Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya hands over office.

🕔22:39, 19.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya Jamal Mohamed Hassan who was appointed as the Minister for planning and international relations last month handed over office temporarily to Ali Mohamed Sheikh alias Ali Bagadi on Wednesday in Kenya’s Nairobi City.

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Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

🕔15:12, 30.Mar 2017

By CHARLIE SAVAGE and ERIC SCHMITT WASHINGTON — President Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the American military carries out counterterrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants

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At least ten killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Barawe town of lower Shebelle region.

🕔12:20, 23.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least ten people including seven militants and three Somalia’s Military forces were killed in an overnight raid by suspected Al-Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia port of city of Barawe, military officials confirms. Somalia’s Col Abdirahman Rooble

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Somalia ambassador to Kenya appointed planning minister

🕔23:21, 21.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya Gamal Mohamed Hassan was among the ministers named by the country’s newly appointed Minister in Mogadishu on Tuesday. Hassan was appointed the Minister for planning and international relations in the 26 member cabinet

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Galmudug and NISA forces foil attack, nab vehicle transporting explosive materials

🕔20:03, 19.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Security forces in the Galmudug headquarter town of Adado today seized a vehicle transporting explosive materials after a tip off from members of the public. Two occupants of the vehicle seized at the outskirts of the town

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President Kenyatta makes historic visit to KDF in Somali

🕔22:23, 18.Mar 2017

PSCU – Nairobi: President Uhuru Kenyatta today made a historic visit to Somalia, meeting Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia at Dhobley Military Camp. The Commander-in-Chief, dressed in military fatigue, met KDF and thanked them for

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Rebellious SNA forces seize major roads in Buloburte, residents say.

🕔17:28, 18.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A section of newly trained Somali National Army who rebelled from Federal government over non-payment of their basic salaries have captured major streets of Buloburte located in Hiiran region of Central Somalia on Saturday. Eyewitness who asked

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Canadian government pledges $90 Million aid to support famine hit Countries.

🕔17:21, 18.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Canada’s government has pledged USD $90 million for drought response to help relieve food crises in 20 million people who face starvation in Four Countries. The Canadian government pledge for funding has come after United Nations launched

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Mogadishu under security locked down ahead of AU chairperson visit

🕔12:51, 18.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s capital Mogadishu was under security lockdown today, with roads closed, residents forced to walk long distances as private and public vehicles blocked from using several roads in the city a head of AU chairperson Moussa Faki

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At least 31 Somali refugees killed in an attack off Yemen’s Coast

🕔17:43, 17.Mar 2017

Over 31 Somali refugees were killed on Friday off the coast of Yemen after a boat they were travelling in was attacked by helicopter, according to a local coastguard officer in the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah area says. Mohamed al-Alay told Reuter’s news agency

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Somali faces helps raise funds for Somalia drought victims as GoFundMe denies group fee waiver

🕔13:41, 16.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent. Somali Faces, an online platform set up to share stories of the Somali people from around the world, has helped raise over $60,000 after eight days of fundraising through crowdfunding platform GoFundMe.com as well paypal and bank

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Somalia deports two Kenyans for working in the country illegally

🕔21:45, 15.Mar 2017

By NJ Corespondent: Two Kenyans were deported from Somalia on Wednesday for illegal stay in the country as the horn of Africa nation continues to shrug off the failed state tag. The two identified as Edgar Mudachi and William Kamau

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Britain foreign Secretary meets President Farmaajo at Villa Somalia.

🕔13:07, 15.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has welcomed Britain foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at Mogadishu’s Villa Somalia. Johnson’s visit comes unexpectedly at a time when the country is lavishing with devastating drought. President Farmaajo and the foreign Secretary

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Diaspora aid appeal towards impending humanitarian tragedy in Somalia

🕔22:08, 11.Mar 2017

By Adow Mohamed: Somalia has faced serious drought conditions which has swept a large number of its population majority children to extreme end of deaths and loss of livestock. The Country has faced heart-rending famine which its severity has been

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Manchester United Announce Deal With Halal Online Shopping Site

🕔21:00, 3.Mar 2017

Manchester United, on Wednesday, announced a five year sponsorship agreement with the world’s first halal e-marketplace. The club’s latest branding partnership links Old Trafford to the Aladdin Group of companies from Malaysia. The agreement, has been a closely guarded secret

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Somalia’s President opens up drought mitigation meeting in Mogadishu.

🕔19:58, 28.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Newly elected President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has on Tuesday opened up a drought mitigation conference in the capital Mogadishu. Representatives from federal government officials, UN aid agencies, INGOs, private sector, businessmen

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Somalia’s Galmudug State President resigns citing health concerns

🕔15:02, 26.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Under-fire Galmudug State of Somalia’s President Abdikarim Hussein Guled has today resigned citing health reasons. Gulled was previously sent home by the State’s parliament in a motion of no-confidence passed against him in January, a decision he

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Kenya to start direct U.S. flights after security clearance

🕔12:09, 24.Feb 2017

By Reuters Kenyan airlines have been granted security clearance by U.S. authorities for direct flights to the United States, Kenya’s minister of transport said on Thursday, having improved infrastructure at Nairobi’s main airport. Kenya now has Category 1 security and

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Farmaajo appoints PM, a day after inauguration

🕔12:17, 23.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has named little known Hassan Ali Khayre as the Country’s PM. Khayre served as the regional Director of the Norwegian Refugee council (NRC) and a member of the Somalia Humanitarian

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CS Amina offers Uhuru real time translation during Farmajo inauguration

🕔21:29, 22.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: President Uhuru Kenyatta has today enjoyed warm reception in Mogadishu where he graced the inauguration of Somalia’s recently elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. Uhuru’s speech laden with praise for Somalia and its leaders as well as reassurances

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Farmajo receives UK ambassador’s credentials as US envoy presents ‘Trump inspired’ gift

🕔00:10, 19.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo received credentials from the UK’s Ambassador to Somalia Mr. David Concar at colorful ceremony held at the presidential palace Villa Somalia. The two leaders thereafter discussed matters of concern to

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Formalize cross border trade with Somalia

🕔15:54, 9.Feb 2017

By Mohamed Abdullahi: On a hot afternoon, a drive through Wajir town CBD is not appealing especially when the cruel tropical sun bakes everything in its way.  The newly laid tarmac road has eased movement within the CBD.  A number

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AU, UN welcome Farmajo’s election as President of Somalia

🕔01:20, 9.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The International community has welcomed Thursday’s election of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed alias Farmajo’s elected as the President of Somalia. Both the UN and AU missions in Somalia also hailed the successful elections and transfer of power. In

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Song and dance as Somalis celebrate Farmajo’s win in and outside the country

🕔00:48, 9.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalis across the World broke into song and dance in celebration of former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed alias Farmajo’s election on Thursday in a hotly contested election in the capital, Mogadishu. Jubilant members of the public

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World celebrates International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

🕔23:07, 6.Feb 2017

The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female genital mutilation (FGM) was marked across the globe on Monday. FGM, which is also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the

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Security beefed up in Mogadishu ahead of Wednesday’s Presidential elections.

🕔22:41, 6.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Security forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu have in the past days embarked on major security operation to secure the city ahead of the hotly contested presidential elections on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Major roads within the

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Somalia welcomes ICJ decision, urges Kenya to abide by verdict

🕔23:53, 2.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The federal government of Somalia has welcomed the resolution of the International Court of Justice concerning the Somalia V Kenya maritime delimitation in the Indian Ocean. In a statement released by the office of the Prime Minister,

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Fears missing passenger in Somalia flight may have been a wanted fugitive and sneaked into the country

🕔22:49, 19.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A passenger who could not be accounted for in a flight from Somalia on transit in Wajir on Wednesday may have been a wanted fugitive reports indicate. The missing passenger is said to have gone missing at

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Kenya, third most represented country in the newly elected parliament of Somalia

🕔14:29, 19.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent:   Kenya is the third country with the highest number of MPs in the newly elected Federal parliament of Somalia in terms of nationality. According to a report by Wakiil, a searchable database which allows anyone to

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Prof. Jawaari elected Speaker in Somalia lower house elections

🕔14:18, 11.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Immediate former speaker of Somalia’s Federal parliament Prof. Osman Jawari has been elected Speaker of the newly elected lower house of Somalia. Up to 259 members voted with Jawari getting 141 votes while closes rival Abdirashid Mohamed

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Somali-Canadian MP Ahmed Hussen to be Canada’s next Immigration Minister

🕔23:23, 10.Jan 2017

HOL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making some key changes to his cabinet on Tuesday as his Liberal government prepares for a Trump presidency south of the border. Among key changes in the reshuffle are replacing Stephane Dion as

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At least three killed, over 20 others wounded in Mogadishu blast.

🕔11:38, 8.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least three have been killed and over twenty others wounded following a bomb explosion targeting a restaurant in Mogadishu on Saturday evening. The restaurant is located around Tarabuunka area in Mogadishu’s Hodan district and is frequented

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At least 3 killed as deadly twin blasts rock Mogadishu

🕔20:00, 2.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least three people were today killed and seven other seriously injured in two VBIED explosions targeting Amisom’s Halane base in Mogadishu. According to a statement by the AMISOM, the two explosions targeted the camp’s Madina gate

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Kenya has no preferred Somalia presidential candidate, says Duale denies failure to implement agreement

🕔14:18, 29.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: The Kenyan government has denied failure to implement any agreement with Somalia made on the sidelines of the September 2016 IGAD summit in Mogadishu. Majority leader in the National Assembly of Kenya Mr. Aden Duale said the

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Renegade government forces make away with AMISOM vehicle in Adado

🕔17:09, 17.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: AMISOM forces at the Galmudug headquarter town of Adado today lost a vehicle to renegade members of the government forces’ 21st battalion who closely worked with them over the electioneering period. A local FM station reported the

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Ahlu Sunna dismisses Somalia elections citing malpractices

🕔22:30, 15.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s Ahlu Sunna wal Jama’a faction has dismissed the recent indirect parliamentary elections in the country citing fraud, intimidation and other malpractices. In a statement dated December 14th, the moderate religious faction still calling the shots in

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Over 200 bottles of illicit alcohol confiscated in Garowe town.

🕔17:26, 14.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Security officers operating Garowe town of the semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland confiscated over 288 bottles of illicit alcohol on Tuesday morning. Nugal town commissioner, Abdirashid Mohamud said that the illicit alcohol was spotted by security officers

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Over 200 hospitalized following cholera outbreak in Jowhar district, Somalia.

🕔17:22, 14.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: At least more than 200 people were admitted to Jowhar district hospital following cholera outbreak in the Southern Somalia of Middle Shebelle region. Hospital director Omar Sheikh told NEP Journal on phone that over 200 patients have

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Al-Shabaab Militant briefly takes over Elwak town in Somalia.

🕔14:49, 12.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Al-Shabaab fighters have taken control of Elwak town in Somalia that borders Kenya from Somalia forces. Elwak is located in Somalia’s Gedo region and borders Elwak town in Mandera County of North Eastern Kenya and lies 671

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At least three people killed, scores injured in hand grenade attack in Kismaayo hotel.

🕔14:36, 12.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: At least three people were killed and several others injured after a hand grenade thrown at a restaurant exploded in Kismaayo town of Lower Jubba region. Eye witness said the grenade was targeted at government soldiers who were

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Car bomb outside Mogadishu kills two soldiers.

🕔15:51, 10.Dec 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent: At least two soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a minibus loaded with explosives blew up at security checkpoint in the outskirt of Somalia’s city, Mogadishu. Eye witness said the blast was detonated remotely

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Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability, says OECD

🕔21:51, 30.Nov 2016

The world has grown more violent over the last decade, interrupting a long-term trend of increasing peace and disproportionately impacting civilians. This is despite rising financial flows to the most vulnerable places, according to a new OECD report. States of

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Concern over safety of elders in Somalia electoral process as premier writes to concerned authorities

🕔23:05, 29.Nov 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent. Prime Minister of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has expressed concerns over the safety of elders selecting the Electoral College in Mogadishu a day after one elder was whisked away by security officers. In a letter dated

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At least 20 killed in deadly Mogadishu blast

🕔18:01, 26.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent:   Up to 20 people have been confirmed dead in a deadly car bomb at a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Several others were injured. Eye witnesses said

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

🕔10:55, 26.Nov 2016

By Reuters: Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90.

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At least 9 gunmen nabbed in Qoryoley town security operations

🕔18:46, 19.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Somali security forces have arrested nine gunmen in a security operation they launched to smoke out Alshabaab militants and sympathisers in the town of Qoryoley in lower Shabelle region. Locals told the media nine armed gunmen were

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Muslims in Trump’s America: On the Eve After the Election

🕔00:19, 11.Nov 2016

Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi On the eve after Trump’s win (Nov 9th, 2016) Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi gave a frank talk about his thoughts on Trump’s election, why it happened, what our reaction should be, and what lessons we can

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