Author Archives: Zamzam Robet

Djibouti’s biggest mosque, courtesy of Turkey, counts down to opening

Four years after its foundation was laid, the Abdülhamid II Mosque and Complex in Djibouti will open later this month. Built by the Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDV), the 6,000-capacity mosque will be the largest in the East African country when it opens. The mosque, which bears distinctive features of Ottoman architecture, is named after the prominent Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II. ...

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The real crimes of Benjamin Netanyahu

After years of investigation and months of delay, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally indicted Benjamin Netanyahu for crimes ranging from his violation of public trust to bribery and fraud. Israel’s apologists will argue that the fact that a sitting prime minister has been charged with crimes against the state and people presents compelling evidence of the country’s democracy and ...

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FGS, Aid Agencies Seek $72 Million To Help Flood Victims

The Federal Government of Somalia and the humanitarian community have launched a Flood Response Plan to seek immediate support for hundreds of thousands of people affected by flooding across the country. The plan calls for US$72.5 million to implement life-saving activities from November 2019 to January 2020. Flooding caused by heavy rains in Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands has affected ...

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UN agencies ramp up Somalia measles and polio campaign

A campaign to vaccinate some 1.7 million children in Somalia was launched on Sunday by the country’s government, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Children under the age of five are being targeted with polio vaccines, and measles vaccines will be administered to children aged between 6 and 59 months. The campaign ...

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Man attacks pregnant Muslim woman in Sydney cafe

Apregnant Muslim woman, who is 38 weeks along, was brutally attacked by a random man at a western Sydney cafe late Wednesday, Australian media reported Thursday. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, 31-year-old Rana Elasmar was with friends, all of whom wear headscarves, in a cafe in Parramatta when Stipe Lozina, 43, allegedly leaned over their table, punched her in ...

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PRESS RELEASE:- Continued Invasion of Non-AMISOM Ethiopian Forces at the behest of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)

The Jubbaland State of Somalia continues to experience an illegal invasion by non-AMISOM Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) in the Northern parts of Gedo region; one of the three regions comprising the Jubbaland State of Somalia. Here are details of events leading up to yesterday’s blockade of Jubband’s first Deputy President’s entry into the town of Beled Hawo. 1. During ...

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Is Somalia gradually inching towards debt cancellation?

Saturday, 19th of October 2019, seems to have been a glorious day for Somalia’s efforts to gain debt relief. In a visit to the United States of America, a high powered Somali delegation led by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre, including Finance Minister Abdirahman Duale Beileh, met with donors and the bosses of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund ...

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