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Kenya watchdog says investigating police over actions at university Share Tweet Email Share Share Share

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1 october 2017 (MCRS) A Kenyan government watchdog said on Friday it was investigating whether police had assaulted students during protests this week at the University of Nairobi over the detention of an opposition lawmaker. Police fired tear gas on Thursday at the protesting students. Video footage posted on social media later in the day showed uniformed officers outside dormitories and ... Read More »

Turkey unveils military academy in Somalia

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1 October 2017 (MCRS) The Turkish built military academy in Mogadishu, billed as Turkey’s largest military base overseas opened its doors Saturday marking a major milestones in Somalia’s bid to rebuild its military and entrenching relations between the two countries. The training facility made of three military schools and dormitories adds to the already existing United Arab Emirates run military ... Read More »

UN independent expert pledges to mediate between two factions of Somali journalists unions

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30 September 2017 (MCRS) An independent UN expert has offered to intervene in the conflict pitying two factions of journalists unions in Somalia noting the differences created differences with the Federal Government. In his report on the state of human rights in Somalia to the UN Human Rights Council, Bahame Tom Nyanduga said there was need to find an amicable ... Read More »

Blame it on Villa Somalia, mediators lament as Galmudug talks fold

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30 September 2017 (MCRS) VILLA SOMALIA deployed public resources and planted officials in Galmudug to frustrate talks on the ongoing political crisis which collapsed Thursday, the mediation team made up of Federal Parliament lawmakers have said. In a ten point communique Thursday evening, the lawmakers directed blamed at the Federal Government and the Presidency for failure of the talks warning the ... Read More »

What’s Driving Clashes Between Ethiopia’s Somali, Oromia Regions?

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30 September 2017 (MCRS) Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region in the Horn of Africa, has displaced thousands of ethnic Oromos, according to Negeri Lencho, Ethiopia’s information minister. The forced relocations are the latest fallout of simmering conflict along the border between Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions. Those tensions have boiled over in recent weeks, resulting in hundreds of deaths and tens ... Read More »

Turkish chief of General Staff arrives in Mogadishu

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30 September 2017 (MCRS) The head of the Turkish military arrived in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday, military officials said. Gen. Hulusi Akar was received by the commander of the Somali armed forces, Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jim’ale, at Adan Abdulle international airport in Mogadishu. Abdullahi Iman, spokesman for Somalia’s Defense Ministry, told Anadolu Agency by phone that Akar arrived in the Horn ... Read More »

GALMUDUG CRISIS: State leaders chide Fed Government, warn of instability over vote

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28 September 2017 (MCRS) STATE GOVERNMENTS have accused the Federal Government of a calculated move to depose Galmudug President Ahmed Haaf warning the move could destabilize the country and adversely derail counter-terrorism efforts. In a strongly worded statement Wednesday, the presidents of Galmudug, Puntland, South West, Jubbaland and HirShabelle states said the Federal Government was bent on removing Haaf and that the statement ... Read More »

China vows to support Somalia’s peace, reconstruction

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28 September 2017 (MCRS) Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Qian Jian on Wednesday said China will strongly support the Horn of Africa nation’s peace and reconstruction process as part of the bilateral pact between the two countries. Qian said Beijing had made positive contribution to Somalia in various fields including economic and social development to assist the country in acquiring political ... Read More »

Somali President Meets Saudi King Amid Tension Over Neutral Position In Gulf Crisis

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28 September 2017 (MCRS) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has met with Saudi King Salman Abdulaziz on Wednesday during his two-day official visit to the Kingdom amid tensions over Somalia’s neutral position in the Gulf crisis. Farmajo said the talks with King Salman was fruitful and the two countries made progress on strengthening bilateral ties. The Somali president, accompanied by government officials, ... Read More »