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Qatar, Somalia ink network agreement

On the sidelines of the ongoing Qatar IT Conference & Exhibition (Qitcom 2019), HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti witnessed the signing of a preliminary agreement between Qatar and Somalia. The agreement for the ‘Mutual Inclusion of Each Other’s Territories in the Service Areas of their Satellite Network’ was signed by Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority ...

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UN issues alert on tropical storm to hit northern Somalia

The United Nations food agency on Tuesday warned against imminent tropical storm heading to northern Somalia, more than a year after tropical cyclone caused massive destruction in the Horn of Africa nation. The forecast by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)- managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM) said the tropical storm dubbed Kyarr is ...

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Khalilzad: Another Round of Afghan Peace Consultations Completed

Fourth round of Afghan peace consultations between US, Russia and China have taken place. Pakistan joined group for second time. In a statement issue late Monday night, the US Department of State said that envoys from Pakistan, Russia, US and China in their recent meeting on peace in Afghanistan reaffirmed their support for Afghanistan’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. “The ...

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Thousands of students join anti-government protests in Iraq

Thousands of Iraqi students took to the streets across several provinces on Monday to join ongoing anti-government demonstrations. Protesters have been rallying since Friday, demanding the government’s resignation, the dissolving of parliament and early elections. The rallies have been met with tear gas, hot water, sound bombs and batons as security forces try to disperse the crowds. The crackdown has ...

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President Farmaajo signs the Revenue Management Bill into law

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has signed into law the Revenue Management Bill as part of Somalia’s endeavours to improve revenue management and processes as well as enhance good governance and financial transparency. The President stated that raising and effectively managing domestic revenue is key to Somalia’s sustainable development and in the national ...

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Villagers: US Drone Strike in Somalia Kills Frankincense Collectors

A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Somalia’s northeastern region of Puntland mistakenly killed two frankincense collectors, according to local elders and a survivor who spoke Saturday with VOA. The Friday afternoon attack also injured another person after the drone strike hit the men, who were in the process of collecting frankincense near the ...

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Kuwait affirms necessity of security in Somalia

Kuwait has affirmed necessity of enforcing security and stability in Somalia, particularly within framework of executing international curbs on the nation. Moreover, Kuwait has considered these international sanctions as helpful for the federal government to prevent arms’ deliveries to “Al-Shabab movement,” other armed groups and dry up funding resources for these groups. The official Kuwaiti stance was expressed by the ...

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Djibouti feeling sidelined, makes hard tackle for Igad leadership

Kenya and Ethiopia are under intense pressure to relinquish the leadership of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, which they have dominated for the past eleven years. Djibouti, which has been eyeing the position of the executive secretary complains that the two countries have dominated the leadership of the development and security regional organisation and have allegedly swayed most decisions in ...

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About 140,000 people flee floods in central Somalia

Around 140,000 people in Somalia have been forced to flee their homes due to flooding in the Hiraan region, including some 70,000 children, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday. The agency also warns that a further 300,000 people – including 150,000 children – in Beledweyn town and the surrounding areas of the Hiraan ...

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IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Syria by U.S. forces

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria, sources in Syria, Iraq and Iran said on Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a “major statement” at the White House. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Baghdadi was targeted in the overnight ...

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