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Guinea Coup Leader Sworn in as Transitional President

CONAKRY, GUINEA — Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who led last month’s coup in Guinea, promised to respect the country’s international commitments while transitioning to civilian rule as he was sworn in as interim president on Friday.Doumbouya, who led the o…

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Delayed Elections Are Underway in Ethiopia

Delayed elections are underway Thursday in four regions of Ethiopia.Voters in three regions will decide who wins dozens of parliamentary seats in the last round of voting before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed forms a new government on Oct. 4.Voters in the f…

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Democratic-Controlled Congress Poised to Approve Stopgap Funding to Keep US Government Open

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is set to vote Thursday on a stopgap funding measure to avert a partial federal government shutdown.Approval in the Senate would send the matter to the House of Representatives for a vote there as lawmakers work to beat a m…

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Finance and National Economy Minister meets Citibank officials

Manama, Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa held a meeting with Head of Citibank Group for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Elissar Farah Antonios and Citi Country Officer & Corporate Banking Head – Citi Ba…

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Detained Malaysian in Somalia receiving fair trial, says embassy

KUALA LUMPUR :- A Malaysian man known as Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid, who is currently under detention for allegedly entering Somalia to engage in the activities of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, is receiving a fair trial, says Somalia’s embassy in Mal…

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Water Mission in Consortium Awarded $18.9 Million USAID Cooperative Agreement

N. Charleston, S.C. — Sept. 15, 2021 – Water Mission is a member of a consortium led by The Aquaya Institute that has been awarded a five-year, $18.9 million Cooperative Agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for …

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International Partners urge Somali leaders to reduce political tensions and focus on electoral process

Mogadishu International partners* are concerned that the controversy surrounding the disappearance of Ms. Ikran Tahlil Farah is creating political tensions that could impact on the functioning of the Federal Government of Somalia and disrupt the electo…

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President Farmajo receives credentials from new EU, Chinese Ambassadors to Somalia

Mogadishu President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Tuesday received credentials from the new European Union Ambassador to Somalia,H.E. Tiina Intelmann and Chinese Ambassador to Somalia, H.E. Fei Shengchao to Somal…

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AMISOM and Somalia security forces establish Joint Operations Centres across Somalia and start specialised trainings to secure national elections

Mogadishu, Members of Somalia’s security services are undergoing an extensive 6-day training at the Banadir Joint Operations Centre (JOC) to provide them with specialist skills needed to secure the country’s ongoing national elections.Drawn from the So…

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Somali Immigrants Find Their Place in Canadian Politics

Hawa Yahia Mire, a candidate for parliament in Canada’s September 20 election, is blazing a trail that she hopes other Somali Canadian women will follow.”We are both thriving and struggling in a new place,” Mire said in an interview about Canada’s grow…