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Somalia Lawmakers Cancel Presidential Term Extension

Somalia’s lawmakers have voted to cancel a presidential term extension they had approved last month in an action that might end a political stand-off. Somalia’s lower house of Parliament reversed a 2-year extension Saturday for its term and that of t…

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Somalia Lawmakers Cancel Presidential Term Extension

Somalia’s lawmakers have voted to cancel a presidential term extension they had approved last month in an action that might end a political stand-off. Somalia’s lower house of Parliament reversed a 2-year extension Saturday for its term and that of t…

Legal Matters

Somali Opposition Fighters Cordon off Parts of Tense Capital

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Heavily armed Somali opposition fighters held positions in parts of the capital of Mogadishu Monday, a day after clashes with government troops erupted over the president’s bid to extend his mandate, in the country’s worst politica…

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Somali Opposition Fighters Cordon off Parts of Tense Capital

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Heavily armed Somali opposition fighters held positions in parts of the capital of Mogadishu Monday, a day after clashes with government troops erupted over the president’s bid to extend his mandate, in the country’s worst politica…

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Jihadists Kill at Least 11 in Northeast Nigeria Attack

KANO, NIGERIA – At least 11 civilians were killed when IS-aligned jihadists invaded a town in northeast Nigerian Yobe state, an official and residents told AFP on Saturday.Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in eight trucks fit…

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Somali Forces Are Planning to Take Lead for Country’s Security

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Somali government forces are set to take the lead in maintaining the country’s security by the end of this year, according to Somali and African Union officials who met in Mogadishu this week. The parties agreed to forge ahead des…

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Kidnap Victims Need Aid Beyond Rescue, Experts Say

In Nigeria’s restive northern region, kidnappings have become all too common, with schoolchildren among the primary targets.Federal and state governments say they focus on ensuring abductees’ safe release and return, but a chorus of health experts and …

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Kidnap Victims Need Aid Beyond Rescue, Experts Say

In Nigeria’s restive northern region, kidnappings have become all too common, with schoolchildren among the primary targets.Federal and state governments say they focus on ensuring abductees’ safe release and return, but a chorus of health experts and …

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20 die after human traffickers force migrants into sea en route to Yemen

At least 20 people have drowned after smugglers threw dozens of migrants overboard as they sailed from Djibouti to Yemen, UN migration agency IOM said on Thursday. This is the third such incident in the Gulf of Aden in the…

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Human Rights Violations Eroding Fundamental Freedoms Globally, Bachelet Says

GENEVA – U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet warns a proliferation of human rights violations around the world is eroding fundamental freedoms and heightening grievances that are destabilizing. Presenting a global update Friday to the U.N. Human Rights…