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Why should Somalia’s children starve to pay for a debt crisis they didn’t create?

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Why should Somalia’s children starve to pay for a debt crisis they didn’t create?

Abdulrahman Mahamud is one of the lucky ones. I met the four-year-old two weeks ago at an emergency clinic in the town of Shada, in Puntland region – an area at the epicentre of Somalia’s devastating drought. Diagnosed with severe malnutrition and pneumonia, Abdulrahman was brought to the clinic after his mother walked 90 miles […]

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How poaching, smuggling in Africa fuel North Korea’s nuclear arrogance

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How poaching, smuggling in Africa fuel North Korea’s nuclear arrogance

North Korea’s haughtiness may be 10,000km away from Nairobi, but Africa’s rich resources may be aiding its latest nuclear weapons scorpion show. After its failed nuclear launch on Sunday, the country’s national propaganda newspaper Rodong Sinmun boasted of readiness to crash the US. “The DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is sure of its final […]

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The Director of a New Somali Pirate Film Says He’s Not Anti-Trump

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The Director of a New Somali Pirate Film Says He’s Not Anti-Trump

Brian Buckley says ‘Dabka’ wants to change people’s opinions about refugees by actually telling their stories. In our current political climate—with the federal government waging war against the press and closing its doors to refugees—Dabka comes across as especially relevant. Filmmaker Bryan Buckley drew from his narrative short for the biopic, which follows the life […]

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As Trump warned North Korea, his ‘armada’ was headed toward Australia

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As Trump warned North Korea, his ‘armada’ was headed toward Australia

When U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction. It was even farther away over the weekend, moving through the Sunda Strait […]

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Diseases and sexual violence threaten Somalis, South Sudanese escaping famine – UN

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Diseases and sexual violence threaten Somalis, South Sudanese escaping famine – UN

Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area. Speaking to journalists in New York, John Ging, from the UN Office for […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals Real Madrid win over Bayern Munich

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Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals Real Madrid win over Bayern Munich

Real Madrid are in the Champions League semi-final for the seventh successive year, having defeated Bayern Munich 4-2, but that does not even begin to tell the story. So much happened, so absorbing was this game, so impressive and so controversial too that it is difficult to know how to begin telling it. It lasted […]

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Qatar Charity launches several relief projects in Somalia

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Qatar Charity launches several relief projects in Somalia

A delegation from Qatar Charity (QC) headed by Sheikh Hamad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Thani has visited Somalia to observe the worsening humanitarian situation there. QC has launched several relief projects in Somalia and met with the Prime Minister of Somalia and other officials. The delegation included: Jasem Aljasem, the adviser to the Executive […]

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Ethiopia rejects UN investigation over protest deaths

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Ethiopia rejects UN investigation over protest deaths

Ethiopia’s prime minister has for the first time rejected calls by the UN and EU for independent investigations into the deaths of hundreds of people during months of anti-government protests. Hailemariam Desalegn has said that Ethiopia is able to carry out the investigations itself. Protesters from the Amhara and Oromia regions have been complaining about […]

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VIDEO: Theresa May announces snap general election on June 8 to ‘make a success of Brexit’

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VIDEO: Theresa May announces snap general election on June 8 to ‘make a success of Brexit’

Theresa May has called a snap general election for June 8, claiming that divisions at Westminster risked hampering the Brexit negotiations. The Prime Minister will require the support of two-thirds of MPs to go to the country, with a vote scheduled in the Commons on Wednesday after the surprise announcement on Tuesday morning. The move […]

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North Korea says ready to react to ‘any mode of war’ from US

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North Korea says ready to react to ‘any mode of war’ from US

North Korea is preparing for “any mode of war” triggered by US military action, Pyongyang’s envoy to the United Nations warned Monday, saying his country would respond to a missile or nuclear strike “in kind.” The statement from North Korean Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong followed warnings from US Vice President Mike Pence to Pyongyang […]

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