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Swedish people just don't understand small talk

0 Visits: 9224 | Wednesday July 03, 2013 - 06:45:44
The Local's Oliver Gee reflects on the small-time manners of Swedes, and ponders why Swedish people don't seem to know how to be "polite in passing".

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Exclusive: Somalia Central Bank a 'slush fund' for private payments - U.N.

0 Visits: 14645 | Wednesday July 03, 2013 - 06:39:31
By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau. -- UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Money at the Central Bank of Somalia is not used to run government institutions in the war-torn Horn of Africa country, with an average 80 percent of withdrawals made for private purposes, according to a U.N. report seen by Reuters…

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The Recovery of Somalia: Check Back With Us Again Next Year

0 Visits: 4719 | Monday June 24, 2013 - 11:41:53
Published June 24, 2013 - *** *** *** By Felipe Umaña - *** *** *** Failed States Index 2013 *** *** ***

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South African Man killed in Mogadishu's UN compound explossion name

0 Visits: 15469 | Friday June 21, 2013 - 11:55:01
CAPE TOWN - Yvette Lotter, the widow of Oudtshoorn man Morne Lotter, 42, one of two South Africans killed after an attack on a United Nations facility in Somalia on Wednesday, has described him as a "tremendous family man".

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants claim three Britons dead after bomb attack on UN compound

0 Visits: 18113 | Friday June 21, 2013 - 11:50:31
The United Nations' gradual, peaceful return to Somalia was shattered Thursday morning as a truck full of explosives was detonated at the front gates of its compound in the capital, Mogadishu.

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Al-Shabaab’s Bloody Attack in Mogadishu By Abukar Arman

0 Visits: 13982 | Thursday June 20, 2013 - 11:03:08
Abukar Arman - The gruesome attack on the U.N. compound in Mogadishu that killed 18 people has shocked the world. Once the "Breaking News" hit the social media, condemnations, condolences, and blame started pouring.

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UN condemns 'despicable' al-Shabab attack in Somalia

0 Visits: 11120 | Thursday June 20, 2013 - 06:51:23
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed outrage over a "despicable" attack by Islamists on a UN office in Somalia which killed 15 people.

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Report: Piracy in West Africa Outstrips Somalia

0 Visits: 1910 | Wednesday June 19, 2013 - 06:48:21
By ROBBIE COREY-BOULET Associated Press - DAKAR, Senegal June, (AP) - More ships and sailors fell prey to pirates off West Africa last year than off Somalia's coast, long the lair of pirates, according to a new report that highlights the risk posed by the rise in attacks on vessels in the Gulf of…

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Somalia President says 'Accord key to end Jubaland stalemate'

0 Visits: 13620 | Monday June 10, 2013 - 14:14:39
By RASHID ABDI, rabdi@ke.nationmedia.com -- Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud has denied relations between Kenya and Somalia had soured following the setting up of a new administration in Jubaland headed by Sheikh Ahmed Madobe.

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Garissa terror victim speaks out over Al-Shabaab ordeal

0 Visits: 18953 | Sunday June 09, 2013 - 08:15:24
GARISSA (Xinhua) -- Omar Khalif, a local government official (Chief) in Kenya's northern town of Garissa, where Somali militants recently killed six people, has described for the first time the grizzly details on the attack in his location.

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US Commander says 'Navy told not to let hostages reach Somalia'

0 Visits: 1001 | Sunday June 09, 2013 - 06:58:21
Associated Press - NORFOLK-The former commander of the USS Sterett said Friday that his orders were to prevent a band of Somali pirates from taking four American hostages with them from their yacht to shore, but that his crew wasn't authorized to use lethal force.

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Hotel chain eyes Republic of Somalia peace dividends

0 Visits: 984 | Sunday June 09, 2013 - 06:34:19
By Philip Mwakio- One of the first Kenyan owned hotel management company, Icon Hotel Group Africa is set reap Somalia's peace dividends by setting up a branch in the country.

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UK changes its ambassador to Somalia

0 Visits: 979 | Friday June 07, 2013 - 14:39:50
Mogadishu, QN - The United Kingdom has changed its ambassador to Somalia Matt Baugh and nominated Neil Wigan to replace him a time Britain is taking the lead of international efforts to help Somalia get a functioning government.

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Motion against Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia faces hurdles

0 Visits: 43111 | Wednesday June 05, 2013 - 05:55:59
Kismayo, Standard Media - The chance of a censure Motion against Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) passing in Somalia's parliament is getting slimmer each day.The author of the Motion told The Standard that he will "reconsider" it if his concerns are addressed.

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Somalia not the most dangerous place to sail on earth, Gulf of Guinea takes the title

0 Visits: 1279 | Tuesday June 04, 2013 - 14:52:39
Piracy May Be Getting Worse, Not Better, according to The Maritime Executive. The Gulf of Guinea is fast replacing Somalia as the world's most dangerous place to sail. While the frequency of pirate attacks off the Horn of Africa has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, this is no time to celebrate,…

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Somalia cases of killing, maiming, abuse of children halved: U.N.

0 Visits: 1020 | Tuesday June 04, 2013 - 14:04:41
Mogadishu, Reuters - The number of children killed, maimed, abused and recruited to fight in Somalia dropped by more than half in the first quarter of 2013 due to less fighting between Islamist al-Shabaab militants and government forces, the United Nations said on Monday.

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Somalia President meets world leaders in Japan

0 Visits: 1105 | Sunday June 02, 2013 - 20:10:47
Mogadishu, QN - President of the Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamudmet in Japan with world leaders including the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

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Japan Announces $55 Million Aid For Somalia

0 Visits: 1091 | Sunday June 02, 2013 - 07:06:03
Tokyo- "The Japanese government will extend assistance towards the reconstruction of Somalia, including the support for the Somali Police Force", the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at the special Japan-Somalia Conference ahead of the official commencement of the fifth Tokyo International…

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Swedish leftist party calls Jimmie Ã…kesson's unrest analysis 'pitiful'

0 Visits: 1128 | Friday May 31, 2013 - 14:09:17
Qalin News Stockholm - The Sweden Democrats (a racist party) have proposed the state withdraw of child support from parents whose children take part in riots, with the party leader Jimmie Ã…kesson facing flack from his parliamentary colleagues.

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HRW: Kenyan police abused Nairobi's refugees

0 Visits: 5116 | Wednesday May 29, 2013 - 12:07:56
Qalin News. Mogadishu - The Human Rights Watch Wednesday accused the Kenyan police in Nairobi of abusing the ethnic Somali and Ethiopian refugees in Nairobi, the organization released a report.

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