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10 killed in clashes between Somali army and al-Shabaab

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in fierce fighting between Somali government forces and al-Shabaab militants early Thursday morning, police and military officials said. Mohamed Ali, a police captain in the town of Barawa in Somalia’s southern Lower Shabelle region, told Anadolu agency over the phone that the fighting began after […]

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Letter from Africa: How poetry is taking on state censorship in Sudan

In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudan’s young poets are reviving the nation’s tradition of lyrical resistance. In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudan’s young poets are reviving the nation’s tradition of lyrical resistance. President Omar al-Bashir’s government likes to keep […]

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Why Africa is less happy than the rest of the world

Why Africa is less happy than the rest of the world As part of the celebration of the International Day of Happiness on March 20, the United Nations released the 2017 World Happiness Report and Africa is less happy than last year. Africa is also the least happiest continent in the world with: lowest GDP per […]

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Malaysia Sending Troops to Somalia on Aid Mission

Malaysia is sending troops to Somalia as part of the humanitarian mission to avert famine and save the lives of thousands of people, Somali government officials and diplomats said on Saturday. “I can confirm the report and the details will be given when the delegation led by Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omar Arte, which […]

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New report warns Somali PM against appointing ‘NGO cartels’ as ministers

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Left) and his prime minister Hassan Ali Kheyre (Right). The development comes after Several controversial figures appeared in the upcoming cabinet line-ups leaked to the media last week, with rumors continue to spread that some of these individuals deemed ‘corrupt” were poised to become next ministers. By John Thiongo, john@alleastafrica.com […]

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How Ahmed Hussen rose to become Canada’s border man

PROFILE How Ahmed Hussen rose to become Canada’s border man As a young boy, Canada’s new immigration minister fled war-torn Somalia to forge a new life in Toronto. Now, with U.S. anti-Muslim rhetoric on the rise and Canada facing an influx of desperate refugees, Ahmed Hussen must balance his hard-won empathy for outsiders with a mandate […]

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On Resilience: How One Somali Refugee Is Paying Homage To Her Home Country – And Building A Food Empire

Ally Bogard and Allie Hoffman,   CONTRIBUTOR We interview boss ladies who have improbable stories of resilience. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Hawa Hassan is the creator and ShEO of Basbaas Sauce, which is a line of condiments inspired by her home country, Somalia. Born in Mogadishu, her family was forced to […]

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YOUCAN – Youth Canada Association Awards

March 15, 2017 YOUCAN – Youth Canada Association Awards A National organization that works with youth : * promote the peaceful resolution of personal, community, and societal conflicts; * promote the concepts of non-violence, peer mediation and conflict resolution; * establish a Canadian network of peer mediators and youth …   YOUCAN Awards YOUCAN is pleased […]

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