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Monday, August 21, 2017

Turkish students go to Somalia to renovate school

ANKARA ( Anadolu Agency ) - A group of Turkish students participated in renovation works at an orphanage-cum-school in Somalia on Sunday, as part of a visit to several African countries under an exchange program.

Kenya to flush militants out of area near Somali border

Nairobi - Anadolu Agency
The Kenyan military on Sunday told residents who live close to Boni forest along the Kenyan coast to vacate the area within 48 hours in preparation for a heavy bombardment planned to wipe out al-Shabaab militants hiding within.

South Sudan grounds UN planes in airport row

NAIROBI- (Reuters)- South Sudan has grounded planes belonging to United Nations peacekeepers in a dispute over control of the airport in the capital Juba, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Quarterly Report on the Situation of the Media in Somaliland

(Hargeisa)- Every four months, Human Rights Centre issues a quarterly report on the situation of the media in Somaliland.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Smugglers Target Ethiopian, Somali Teens for Deadly Trip to Yemen

Despite being seven months pregnant, Mesno Taha left her home in Harerge, Ethiopia to find peace and a better future.

Ethiopia secures land for port facility in Sudan

(The Reporter)- Following his official visit to the Sudan this week, Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn has inked an agreement that would enable Ethiopia to develop a port facility at the Port Sudan through which the government contemplates to handle half its foreign trade volume.

Holes in the Kindlesphere

Many politicians in my acquaintance are fond of demonstrating their prowess with new technology. They and their researchers take great delight in deploying gismos and gadgetry as tools to engage the voter or ensnare the media’s interest.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Latest news about the Horn of Africa 18/08/2017


Somaliland in telecoms battle with Somalia

(GTB) The breakaway north-east African state of Somaliland is claiming that neighbouring Somalia is trying to assert authority over its telecoms sector through a new law. Somalia passed a new telecoms law last week.

Somaliland - Inside Hargeisa's only live music venue

(Hareisa , Sopmaliland ) Al Jazeera - Security is tight at one of Hargeisa's few nightlife venues.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Somaliland - Two guards killed by gunmen in a voter distribution centre in Laasanod

(Medeshi)- Gunmen attacked today the voter card distribution centre in Laasanod, the capital of Sool region of Somaliland. Two guards are reportedly killed.

U.S. air strikes kill 7 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Three U.S. air strikes killed seven al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Somali migrants are fleeing the United States for Canada

Somali migrants with criminal records are fleeing the United States for Canada as they try to evade increased immigration enforcement and seek refugee status.

Somalia - Speedy microgrid’s expansion in Puntland

(www.energy-storage.news ) -French energy storage developer and system integrator Electro Power Systems (EPS) has hailed the speedy execution of a microgrid’s expansion in Somalia, which has just been completed in less than 30 days.

Rights group calls for probe of former al-Shabab leader

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA)-
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged the Somali government to investigate alleged human rights abuses by a former deputy leader of the militant group al-Shabab who surrendered to the government this week.