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President Obama: ‘Michelle will never run for office’

President Obama says both he and first lady Michelle Obama will be “very active” in working with people at the grass-roots level to support progressive

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Puntland cancels lower house elections over electoral protest.

Somalia’s Puntland administration on Monday temporarily halted its lower house elections over electoral objections following weeks of electoral campaigns in the capital. A presidential decree

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EU to keep patrolling for Somali pirates until end of 2018
- Nov 28, 2016
The European Union's naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against any resurgence of attacks, the bloc said on ...
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Donald Trump cancels diversity visa lottery
- Nov 28, 2016
WASHINGTON - The President-elect of the US Donald Trump has said his administration would put an end to the long-existing Diversity Visa (DV) lottery program. “No more visa Lottery and this ...
Press Encounter by Mr. Michael Keating, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia
UN insists Somali election to take place on Dec 15
- Nov 26, 2016
NAIROBI – The United Nations envoy to Somalia insists that presidential elections will take place in Somalia on December 15 after technical problems are resolved and two house legislators are ...
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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY BACKS COMMITMENT OF SOMALIA’S ELECTORAL BODIES TO ENFORCE RULES OF ELECTORAL PROCESS AND NULLIFY RESULTS OF MANIPULATED VOTING
- Nov 25, 2016
The United Nations, African Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States commend the Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT), the State-Level Indirect ...
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Somalia: Elders negotiate with al-Shabab over soldiers
- Nov 24, 2016
Former government fighters line up in preparation for negotiations between al-Shabab leaders and town elders to determine their fate [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]Hamza Mohamed is a producer for Doha, Qatar-based Al ...
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US forces in Somalia take on more risk as advisory mission expands
- Nov 22, 2016
STUTTGART, Germany — 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. ...
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Somalia election: AMISOM needs 4,000 troops
- Nov 22, 2016
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has said it will require at least 4,000 more troops  from African countries in order to further liberate remaining regions of Somalia from ...
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The Islamic State Threat in Somalia’s Puntland State
- Nov 18, 2016
On 26 October, about more than 50 heavily-armed Somali Islamic State (IS) fighters seized Qandala, a sparsely populated town in Somalia’s Puntland federal state on a rugged mountainous coastal strip ...

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