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Trump campaign, but not Trump, says Obama was born in the US

By Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Daniella Diaz, CNN Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's campaign says the billionaire now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States -- but the Republican nominee still can't bring himself to say it out loud and in public. Instead, the...

Ethiopian Runner Says Olympic Protest Was Planned

By Salem Solomon; Dan Joseph Ethiopian runner, silver medalist in Rio Olympics Feyisa Lilesa (L), his translator, and VOA reporter Dan Joseph at the Voice of America in Washington, Sept 15, 2016. (Photo: Rudan Balay / VOA) Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lelisa, the silver medalist in last...

Millions of refugee kids have no access to education, UN says

By NICHOLAS KEUNG Education “crisis” comes at a time when the number of displaced children is exploding by 600,000 a year, refugee agency says in report. In the Kashojwa village school in Uganda, a total of 2,800 local Ugandans, and Somali, Congolese, Burundian and other refugees...

HRW slams Kenya plan to close world’s largest refugee camp, send occupants back to Somalia

NAIROBI – As Kenya prepares to close the world’s largest refugee camp, a rights watchdog said the repatriation of Somalis from the sprawling Dadaab camp is based on misinformation and violates international standards. Human Rights Watch, which interviewed scores of people in the vast camp...

Edward Snowden stole defence secrets and is no whistleblower, US report says

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower and most of the documents he stole were defence secrets that had nothing to do with privacy, an official US report has said. The House of Representatives intelligence committee released a three-page unclassified summary of...

Uhuru assists KCB to get entry to Somali

President Uhuru Kenyatta visit to Somalia on Monday September 12,2016 has seen Kenya Commercial Bank get approval to open a subsidiary in the neighbouring country. According to a statement from the State House, President Kenyatta won the concession from Somalia’s leadership for KCB to open...

Kenya denies abuse of refugees in push to close Somali camp

  Kenya reaffirmed on Thursday its plan to close the world's largest refugee camp by November, rejecting allegations by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that it is harassing and intimidating Somali refugees to return home when it is not safe to do so. The rights group said...

25 miraa cargo planes head to Somalia after flights ban lifted

Twenty five cargo planes carrying miraa have left for Somalia after flights to Aden Adde International Airport resumed on Wednesday. The spokesman of Nyambene Miraa Traders Association (Nyamita) Kimathi Munjuri said that business was back to normal after a one-week suspension. On Wednesday, only two cargo...

How Much Does It Cost for Somalia to Ban Khat for a Week? Millions.

Every day, Kenyan and Ethiopian farmers pick a huge amount of fresh khat leaves — the herbal stimulant chewed to achieve a high similar to the effects of amphetamines — and sell it to traders who package it up and send it off to...

Somaliland bids for independence

Somaliland bids for independence         SOURCE:CNN reports Somaliland bids for independence