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Somali President arrives in Djibouti on state visit

Somali President arrives in Djibouti on state visit Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and a delegation he was leading arrived in Djibouti on Tuesday morning, becoming his 9th foreign trip since he took the oath of office in February, 2017. President Farmajo is expected to meet with his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Gelleh, to discuss […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on an apparent terrorist attack in Manchester, United Kingdom

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on an apparent terrorist attack in Manchester, United Kingdom  May 23, 2017, 12:35am EDT OTTAWA, May 22, 2017 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on an apparent terrorist attack in Manchester, United Kingdom: “I was devastated when I heard about the innocent victims […]

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Behind closed doors, WHO prepares to elect its next leader

Behind closed doors, WHO prepares to elect its next leader Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom, Pakistani cardiologist Doctor Sania Nishtar, and British doctor David Nabarro (from left). Representatives of countries from around the globe will get down to the task of electing the next leader of the World Health Organization on Tuesday. Here […]

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Ethiopia’s Tedros gets Dangote, AU chief’s final backing for WHO DG post

Ethiopia’s Tedros gets Dangote, AU chief’s final backing for WHO DG post Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The Chairperson the African Union Commission (AUC) has issued the continent’s rallying push for Ethiopia’s former health and foreign affairs chief who is a front-runner to become Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). In a tweet on Monday […]

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Dynamic Rwanda will thrive even without me – Paul Kagame hints of exit

Dynamic Rwanda will thrive even without me – Paul Kagame hints of exit Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with Jeune Afrique Rwandan President Paul Kagame has given the strongest hint yet that he could step down after the next elections. The country goes to the polls in August to elect a president and Kagame is widely […]

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Dutch king reveals he held part-time job as airline pilot

Dutch king reveals he held part-time job as airline pilot Willem-Alexander co-piloted commercial KLM flights twice a month, saying it had been a ‘relaxing’ hobby King Willem-Alexander told a newspaper that he had now stepped down from role as ‘guest pilot’. Photograph: Natascha Libbert/AFP/Getty Images The Dutch king has revealed that for more than two […]

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Uganda assumes EAC Chair as Museveni makes strong case for integration

Uganda assumes EAC Chair as Museveni makes strong case for integration Dar es Salaam, Tanzania| PPU| President Museveni on Saturday assumed the chair of the East African Community (EAC), with the head of state making an impassioned plea for East African integration. Speaking at the 18th Ordinary Summit of the of the Heads of State at […]

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Donald Trump, would-be peace-broker, fundamentally misunderstands the history of Islam

Donald Trump, would-be peace-broker, fundamentally misunderstands the history of Islam This weekend, US president Donald Trump is traveling to the Middle East to deliver a speech about Islam. My bet is that within the first half of that speech—written by the Muslim-baiting Stephen Miller—he’ll brag about his yuge election victory, possibly leak some intelligence, and […]

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ISS Today: Somalia needs more action, less lip service

ISS Today: Somalia needs more action, less lip service Photo: Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (C) looks on as he follows the proceedings of a special summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) assembly of heads of state and government on Somalia refugees held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 25 March 2017. Photo: EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU […]

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How One School Thrived In A ‘Failed State’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC

How One School Thrived In A ‘Failed State’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone’s wildest dreams Jonathan Starr, once a cutthroat hedge fund manager, is […]

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