Warakii Ugu Dambeeyay


Trump election: Request for Wisconsin vote recount sent

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Maraykanka: The election commission in Wisconsin has received a request for a recount of the votes in the state narrowly won by Donald Trump more than two weeks ago. The request was filed by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Dr Stein has also pledged to file vote recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. A win by Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin ...

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90


Cuba: Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother Raul has announced. “The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening,” President Raul Castro said. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. His supporters said ...

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Somalia: Elders negotiate with al-Shabab over soldiers


Gal’ad, Somalia – “Line up in a straight line. We will do the talking on your behalf,” an elderly man with a henna-dyed beard tells the group of young men. They are standing in front of an iron-gated compound in the centre of the town of Gal’ad in Somalia’s central region of Galguduud, holding AK-47 rifles. Until a few days ...

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US forces in Somalia take on more risk as advisory mission expands


U.S. special operations forces working with Somali troops are facing increased risk in an advisory mission that has shifted from basic soldiering to complex battlefield missions, U.S. Africa Command’s Gen. Thomas Waldhauser said. “When you get into that phase of (troops) accompanying that should tell you that the units you’re working with are at a point where the military operations ...

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Denmark pulling out of the fight against Somali pirates


Danish warships and patrols have been helping NATO keep Somali pirates at bay in the Indian Ocean for nine years, capturing 295 suspected pirates, of which 50 were forwarded for prosecution in other countries. The number of Somali pirate attacks against merchant ships has fallen from nearly 250 in 2011 to just a few this year. “We have been very ...

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U.S. Special Operations Forces leads joint raid on Al Shabaab in southern Somalia


Kismaayo: Initial reports coming out of the coastal city of Kismayo, Somalia are indicating that U.S. Special Operations Forces and elements from the Somali Special Forces targeted the jihadist group Harakat Al-Shabaab this afternoon in the village of Berhani. SOFREP obtained unconfirmed reports from a local photojournalist on the scene that “foreign troops have attacked a stronghold within the village ...

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140 Nigeria policemen for Somalia poll security


Mugadishu: About 140 Nigerians policemen that have been training the Somali police force will be involved in that country’s election, it was learnt at the weekend. Also, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it will require no fewer than 4,000 more troops from African countries to be able to liberate the remaining regions of Somalia from Islamic terrorist ...

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France centre-right primary: Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out


France: French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been knocked out of a primary to choose the presidential candidate of the centre-right Republican party. Admitting defeat, Mr Sarkozy endorsed Francois Fillon, a moderate who finished first in Sunday’s first round, according to near-complete results. Alain Juppe, who like Mr Fillon is an ex-prime minister, finished second. They will face each other in ...

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Somali president warns further election disturbance


Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud called for tight security around the electoral stations in the country after gunmen loyal to sports minister has disrupted voting in Jowhar. Mr Mohamud has instructed the security agencies to ban the candidates’ bodyguards from entering the polling stations, in a bid to prevent further disruption of the lower house ballot. Somali president Hassan Sheikh ...

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Scores killed as train derails near Kanpur, India


India: Sixty three people have been killed after 14 carriages of an Indian express train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh state, police say. The incident took place on the Indore-Patna Express just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near the city of Kanpur. Rescuers cut their way through the twisted carriages to retrieve bodies and rescue the ...

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