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Norway to Provide Bridging Loan to Somalia

OSLO, Norway, October 10, 2019 -- The Government has proposed that Norway should provide a short-term bridging loan of NOK 3.135 billion to Somalia in 2020 to clear Somalia’s debt arrears to the World...

Somalia auditor general slams government finances

MOGADISHU - The Somali government is keeping some donor funds offshore and none of the ministries have completed last year’s accounts, the auditor general said in a report published on Wednesday. The critical audit comes...

US in Somalia: Is it still a safe haven for al-Shabab?

The US recently reopened its embassy in Somalia after 28 years, citing security improvements in the East African nation blighted by conflict for many years. The announcement came days after a US military base about...

Our Next East Africa Correspondent Abdi Latif Dahir

Abdi Latif Dahir is joining International from Quartz Africa, where he has served as East Africa reporter for the past three years. Read more in this note from Michael Slackman and Laurie Goodstein. The Times...

Ilhan Omar files for divorce, citing an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ in her marriage

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has filed for divorce from her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, claiming an “irretrievable breakdown” in their marriage. The split follows allegations from August that Omar was having an affair with a political...

President & CEO of Africa Finance Corporation joins Aker Energy’s Board of Directors

ACCRA, Ghana, October 8th, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Aker Energy AS ("Aker Energy") and Africa Finance Corporation ("AFC" or "the Corporation") today announced the appointment of Mr. Samaila Zubairu as Vice Chairman of Aker...

Death toll soars after four days of protests in Iraq

The death toll in anti-government protests that have swept Iraq the past four days has soared to at least 60, security and medical sources say. The figure has more than doubled in the past 24...

Trump-Ukraine inquiry: Democrats demand documents from White House

US Democratic lawmakers have demanded documents from the White House as part of their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The documents relate to a call between Mr Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on...

Britain’s Prince Harry to sue tabloid press owners over phone-hacking

LONDON - Britain’s Prince Harry is to sue the publishers of Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper and the Daily Mirror over allegations of phone-hacking as he and his wife Meghan step up their battle with...

Somali police undergo counterterrorism training in Turkey

Agroup of Somali police officers underwent training in Turkey as the African country is embattled with terror attacks by the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. In an elite school for the Turkish Army's commando units in the...

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