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Blast Hits Bus Carrying Soccer Team in Somalia's Kismayo, 5 Dead -Police

GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - An explosive planted on a bus carrying soccer players in Somalia's port city of Kismayo killed at least five players, a police officer said on Friday. "We have confirmed five deaths and more than 12 injuries and we still have some players missing," Captain Ahmed Farah...
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Explosion Kills Three Soccer Players in Somalia's Kismayo

At least three soccer players were killed, and six others injured in an explosion Friday in the southern Somali port town of Kismayo, a police officer confirmed. Mohamed Guled Hassan, deputy commander of Jubaland regional police forces, told VOA Somali that the blast was caused by a bomb planted on a bus carrying a local soccer team.
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Pak Navy, PMSA successfully recover stranded crew of Merchant Vessel SUVARI H

Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) Friday successfully ensured recovery of stranded crew members of Merchant Vessel SUVARI H during the conduct of joint assistance operation south of Karachi. According to an Inter Services Public Relations statement, PMSA’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received the report that Merchant Vessel...
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Four footballers killed in Somalia blast

Four local footballers in Somalia were killed when an explosion believed to have been caused by a bomb ripped through their bus on Friday, police and witnesses said. Ten players from the Jubaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry club were heading off for a game at the Kismayo city stadium in southern Somalia when the blast hit.
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Ethiopia foils infiltration attempt by al-Shabab terrorists

Addis Ababa, July 30 (SocialNews.XYZ) An infiltration attempt by the al-Shabab terror group to Ethiopia from neighbouring Somalia has been foiled, authorities here said. In a statement issued on Thursday, Ethiopia's Somali region communication office said two suspected al-Shabab operatives were intercepted earlier this week, reports Xinhua news agency.
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Kenya’s digital vaccine warriors

Walking under the searing heat, Khadija Maalim, a popular social media influencer, is joined by community members in Atheley village, Garrisa county, as she looks for a good location to shoot a TikTok video. While they walk, she offers useful information and tips on COVID-19 containment to the villagers. Despite...
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She waited her whole life to meet him

The Army National Guard is a unique branch of the U.S. military with state and federal responsibilities. Soldiers have deployed to serve with distinction in every major conflict of the nation and beyond. They respond to domestic emergencies such as natural disasters and support military operations overseas. Long-time Army National Guard member First Lieutenant Andrew Hanson has served his country for the last 18 years. Recently, Hanson returned home from Africa after nine months on deployment to meet his newborn daughter for the first time. A sign saying, “I’ve waited my whole life to meet you”, greeted him.

UK And Kenya Unite In Fight Against Al-Shabaab

The UK has pledged more counter-terrorism and military support for Kenya in a new five-year Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA). The deal, which was signed by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence Dr Monica Juma, will enhance coordination and improve security in east Africa. The UK and...

UN envoy to Somalia meets with Djiboutian president.

Djibouti (SD) – UN Special Representative for Somalia James Swan today met with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh and his Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf. President Guelleh and James Swan discussed the latest developments in Somalia’s political affairs, security and other regional issues. The meeting also discussed Djibouti’s support to...

Somalia plans to streamline fishing permits to fight IUU

July 28, 2021 — Somalia, plagued with persistent incidents of piracy and rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, is aiming to tighten its fishing licensing regime in order to end loopholes that result in illegal activity. Amid claims of deep-rooted corruption within Somalia’s fishing industry, the country’s Ministry of...
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Bookshelf Basics: “When Stars Are Scattered”

All-ages graphic novels are hotter than ever. With so much great content out there and more arriving every week, sifting through it all can be a daunting task. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, teacher, librarian or young reader, Multiversity’s Bookshelf Basics is here to help. By highlighting a combination of newly released and classic all-ages books, we’ll help you build your collection, even as your tastes and interests change. In today’s installment, we’ll take a look at “When Stars Are Scattered,” by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed.

Inside Somalia Elections – Part III

Somali’s regional and presidential elections and both the lower and upper houses are happening amidst evolving clan, security and regional issues. What is the place of AMISOM, American presence, Al Shabaab, and new electoral systems in this upcoming election? Somali citizens, experts and watchers Ms Rukia Mohammed, Idil Ibrahim, AbdiNassir Yusuf, and Omar Mahmoud, elaborate on what is at stake. A partnership Forum between The Rift Valley Institute, and The Elephant.
SocietyCity Journal

More Equal Than Others

“Systemic racism” has apparently become America’s fatal flaw. Best described as policies and institutions designed to discriminate on the basis of race, systemic racism has become the rallying cry of radicals seeking to overthrow the foundations of American society. Paradoxically, some of the places most vigorously lambasted as systemically racist...
Energy IndustryVoice of America

Somalia Green Energy Association Touts Clean Power Potential

Somalia lacks a national power grid and relies on imported fuel and wood and charcoal for its energy needs. But energy experts say with the longest coastline in mainland Africa and an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day, Somalia has great potential for onshore wind and solar power. Mohamed Sheikh Nor reports from Mogadishu.