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Will Somalia’s Elections Change the War on Al-Shabaab?

By James Barnett In counterinsurgency, military victories tend to be easier than political ones, and Somalia seems to be a case in point these days. On the one hand, al-Shabaab has retreated from much of the country and suffered heavy losses among both its leadership...

Somaliland: Forgotten Country that Fought its Way to Economic Prosperity

Few years ago, millions of Somalilanders were unable to access basic financial services - such as opening a bank account due to political constraints they also could not transfer money nor get microcredit. Today, one of the world’s most ambitious experiments in mobile money...

Somaliland: Diane Abbott took donation from Muslim charity barred from receiving Government cash over alleged extremism links

iane Abbott, the new shadow home secretary, took a donation from a charity group alleged to have links with extremist groups. The Muslim Charities Forum was banned from receiving government aid after an investigation suggested links to a group alleged to fund Hamas and the...

Kenyan anti-terror police raid home of British PR executive accusing him of al-Shabaab links

By Anna Dubuis Anti-terror police in Kenya have raided the home of a British PR executive who works on counter-terrorism projects, accusing him of recruiting for extremist group al-Shabaab. Tom James, 32, was led away by police for questioning after Kenyan officers swooped on his home...

Clint Eastwood eyes true-life story of aid worker kidnapped by Somali pirates

Clint Eastwood is set to direct another real-life story following American Sniper and Sully. Following American Sniper and Sully, Clint Eastwood is set to tackle another real-life story by adapting Jessica Buchanan’s memoir Impossible Odds, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Written by Buchanan and her husband...

US accused of killing 22 Somali soldiers and civilians

Somali officials have claimed that the US killed 22 local soldiers and civilians in a drone strike that hit the north-central city of Galkayo late last month. The US has confirmed it conducted a strike in the area on the same date, but claims all...

Canada Prime Minister Released Statement of marking International Day of the Girl

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking the International Day of the Girl: “The International Day of the Girl is an opportunity to celebrate the empowerment of girls and young women, at home and around the world, in every sphere locally...

Chinese firm inks deal to build Egypt’s new capital at $45 billion

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Egypt’s government has signed a deal with a Chinese company to develop and manage it’s new capital city at a cost of 20 billion dollars. The agreement was signed with China Fortune Land Development Co. Ltd. to complete parts of the second phase of construction...

Ethiopia:I made the case that you should have open talks with people who have problems,” Merkel

By Andreas Rinke and Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Ethiopia on Tuesday to open up its politics and ensure police do not use heavy-handed tactics against protesters, after more than a year of unrest that rights groups say has led...

Manchester City nets key partnership with Mundipharma

Mundipharma becomes the 'Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club' The multi-year partnership will enhance the connection both organisations have with their fans and people around the world Omar Berrada, Manchester City's COO and Raman Singh, President of Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America,the Middle...