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Somaliland: Esipisu ‘needs refresher courses’ in foreign affairs, says Munya

Meru Governor Peter Munya has hit back at State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu for saying governors do not have sovereign powers. Munya said on Monday that Esipisu’s understanding of foreign affairs is “suspect” and suggested he should take “refresher courses”. “Is he a functionary in the...

TRACKS ON THE SAND: Hayat Journeys to Somaliland to discover herself

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Hayat was born in Mogadishu (Somalia) in 1989, but had to flee the country before she was even two years old to avoid the armed conflict that is still going on today. More than 20 years later, Hayat prepares herself to travel to a northern...

Tourists are heading to Somalia to see the ruins of a two-decade civil war

By Abdi Latif Dahir For a trip to the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Christian Matzenauer didn’t know what to expect. After traveling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia he flew to the Somali city of Bosaso in January, drove along the coast...

Latest Somali election delay raises risks of manipulation, more delays – senior UN official

A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one of yet further rolling delays, the top United Nations official in the long-troubled East...

EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army

BRUSSELS -- European Union nations pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to boost military co-operation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters. With Britain leaving the EU, France and Germany have been spearheading moves to boost Europe's capacity to run...

Muslim workers lose prayer dispute lawsuit against company

Wednesday, September 28, 201 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a meat company accused of mistreatment of Somali Muslim workers. The Grand Island Independent reports (http://bit.ly/2dhhvKI ) that the judge ruled in U.S. District Court in Omaha last week that she found...

Arsenal fan Mo Farah open to becoming fitness coach for Gunners

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has said he would like to become a fitness coach for Premier League side Arsenal. British distance runner Farah has supported the Gunners since he was a boy and said he would be open to working for the North London...

Shimon Peres: Israel’s warrior for peace dies

(CNN)Shimon Peres, the Israeli elder statesman who shared a Nobel Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, has died. He served as a constant force for generations in Israeli politics. The 93-year-old died after suffering a massive stroke two weeks ago. He...

Massive Typhoon Hits Eastern China, Taiwan, Killing 5

BEIJING — A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan. Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical storm after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in Fujian province before dawn, packing winds...

There Is No Good Way To Explain Donald Trump’s Climate Change Tweet

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. ― A number of fairly mendacious statements were made during Monday night’s first presidential debate. But arguably the most brazen involved Donald Trump’s views on climate change. The GOP nominee was called to task for claiming that climate change is a hoax perpetrated...