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Time is running out for children as famine, drought and war threaten millions

Time is running out for children as famine, drought and war threaten millions

More than a month after famine was declared in South Sudan, time is running out for more than a million children as drought and armed conflict devastate lives in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today. “Children can’t wait for yet another famine declaration before we take action,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF […]

For One Somalia-Born UK Citizen, Brexit Is a “Point of No Return”

“Brexit has changed everything and we still don’t know how far that change will go,” says Ismael Einashe, a British journalist and Dart Center Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University Journalism School. I spoke with Einashe during Idea Camp, a program hosted by the European Cultural Foundation in Madrid in early March. “No one thought about […]

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Turkish Airlines defies electronics ban, sets new daily passenger record for 2017

Turkey’s flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines (THY) set a new daily passenger record for 2017 Sunday, defying the electronics ban imposed by the U.S. and the U.K., which was predicted to effect the demand for the airline’s flights. THY General Manager Bilal Ekşi announced on his official Twitter account that the airline had carried a […]

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CEO whose firm refused to hire Muslims pays $485,000 settlement

A Washington state aerospace company whose CEO refused to hire Muslims, replied to jokes about killing them with smiley faces and who told employees they must have babies to keep American from being “backfilled with rubbish from the desperate and criminal populations of the third world” agreed Thursday to pay a civil rights settlement of […]

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Women, children main victims as famine, cholera worsen in drought-hit Somalia

An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air. Cholera patient Zeinab Hussein, a 50-year-old farmer, is one of thousands of desperate Somalis who have streamed into Baidoa in southwestern Somalia seeking food and medical care as a result the country’s prolonged drought. The influx […]

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Turkey distributes humanitarian aid in Somalia

The Turkish government along with Turkish company Albayrak have on Sunday distributed food aid in Taredisho village in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu. Hundreds of people in Taredisho IDP camps received food aid including rice, oil, water, dates, beans, medical drugs and cash. Turkish ambassador to Somalia Olgan Bekar said in the village that […]

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President Farmajo asks Parliamentarians to drop petition against cabinet

President Farmajo pushed back against Parliamentarians who are petitioning the proposed cabinet on Monday morning, saying that he had full confidence in the new team. Fresh off the heels of a IGAD heads of state summit, the President arrived in Mogadishu to pursuade MP’s into dropping the petition – lead by the Speaker of Parliament, […]

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Kenyan forces kill 31 al Shabaab militants in Somalia -statement

Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday. The East African nation has thousands of its forces in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to help curb al Shabaab and improve […]

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Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison over the capsizing of a migrant boat that killed more than 200 people in September. They were given sentences of up to 14 years, and the convictions included murder, manslaughter and negligence. The boat was bound for Italy when it sank eight miles (12km) off the […]

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Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime

An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. Several witnesses reported that on March 16, 2017, a helicopter fired on the boat, killing at least 32 of the […]

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