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Mandera court hands woman in drug trafficking charge 6 years in jail.

A woman found guilty of drug trafficking has been sentenced to serve six years imprisonment. Nehma Adan Maalim  who  pleaded guilty in a Mandera court was trafficking bhang and cozepam in Metata estate within Mandera  town on September 3, 2018. The  Senior  Resident Magistrate (SRM), Duncan  Mtai  dropped  an  alternative  charge of  child theft where the accused  was to  face the third ...

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Kenya, Somaliland seek to strengthen economic ties.

Kenya remains key to Somaliland’s quest for international recognition, the Horn of Africa country’s Ambassador to Kenya Bashe Omar has said . Last week Somaliland leaders met Kenya’s top political leaders and business community to discuss ways of strengthening economic and political partnerships. Somaliland leaders, who met former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in Nairobi, pushed to strengthen trade ties between ...

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Kismayo rising after years of KDF’s presence.

Seven years ago, the elite Kenya Defence forces launched an offensive operation in Somalia’s Kismayo town against Al Shabaab. The liberation of the seaport code-named Operation Sledge Hammer saw KDF launch both air, land and sea assaults to wrestle the group that had taken over operations at the port. This operation, which was a defining moment for Kenya’s uniformed men and women, ...

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Somali police arrest Goobjoog reporter in Mogadishu.

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls Somali government for the immediate and unconditional release of Goobjoog TV and Radio reporter, Ali Adan Mumin who was arrested on Tuesday morning in Mogadishu. According to colleagues, On Monday around 3.30pm the police brought a letter of summon to the journalist ordering Mr. Mumin to appear at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Tuesday ...

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Why Bill Gates says “Nobody deserves to be this rich”

Bill Gates on Tuesday claimed he had paid too little tax and did not deserve to be so rich. The 63-year-old, who is worth around £73 billion ($96.5 billion), said he and other business barons should have to contribute more. In an interview with the Mail, he said: ‘I have paid more than $10billion (£7.75billion) in taxes but I should ...

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Believe or not Oil price now controlled by just 3 men

INTERNATIONAL – The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has lost what control of the oil market it ever had. The actions (or tweets) of three men – Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman – will determine the course of oil prices in 2019 and beyond. But of course they each want different things. ...

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Woman snatched Sbahle Mpisane’s weave at accident scene

DURBAN – As popular fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane fought for her life after her car hit a tree on Margaret Mncadi Avenue (the Victoria Embankment) last week, an unknown woman who witnessed the accident, snatched Mpisane’s weave hair piece off her while she was unconscious and made off with it. This is according to Brian Dube, who helped extinguish the ...

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Chinese envoy calls for more int’l support for Somalia.

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked the international community to provide more support for Somalia in security capacity building and humanitarian and socio-economic development aid. “Somalia is an important country in the Horn of Africa. Maintaining peace and stability in the country is in the common interests of the region and international community as a whole,” Yao Shaojun, minister counselor ...

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Kenya downplays strained relations with Mogadishu, urges mutual respect.

Kenya has downplayed reports of deteriorating relations with Somalia over a maritime border dispute terming the recent decision by airport officials to turn away a Somali delegation as a purely immigration matter. Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Amb Macharia Kamau on Thursday said the refusal of entry to three Somali officials was not unique and that immigration and security clearance restrictions ...

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The proxy wars behind Kenya, Somalia rows.

The fight for resources by Somali leaders has put Kenya’s interests at risk, with the Somali Parliament pushing for the withdrawal of the Kenya Defence Forces. Somalia’s top hierarchy for the last couple of years has tactfully been using other foreign countries, its Parliament and the executive to isolate and reclaim what belongs to Kenya. Encroachment on Kenya’s interests has ...

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