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While the world races to get COVID-19 vaccine, Somalia lags behind in safety measure, testing
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While the world races to get COVID-19 vaccine, Somalia lags behind in safety measure, testing

Fewer than 27,000 tests for the virus have been conducted in Somalia, a country of more than 15 million people, one of the lowest rates in the world.

US warship's secret Africa mission aims to help punish Venezuela, deter attempts to jailbreak Maduro aide before extradition
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US warship's secret Africa mission aims to help punish Venezuela, deter attempts to jailbreak Maduro aide before extradition

US cruiser San Jacinto recently sailed across the Atlantic to keep a close eye on Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman, widely believed to be the architect of the economic deals that are keeping the Maduro government afloat, who was arrested in June in Cape Verde

Donald Trump said to be readying to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia
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Donald Trump said to be readying to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia

Trump’s national security advisor, Robert O’Brien, said last month that the United States would withdraw about 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by early next year

Hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme can't build peace on its own
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Hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme can't build peace on its own

Hunger has been used as a weapon of war for many years, but the issue has recently risen to prominence because of the increased risk of mass starvation in today’s conflicts.

Tiny elephant shrew reappears in two countries after five decades of being thought lost
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Tiny elephant shrew reappears in two countries after five decades of being thought lost

Though the Somali elephant shrew was thought to be a lost species, locals of East Africa identified the animal easily in pictures.

Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent
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Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent

In the northern Nigerian city of Kano, some people say they now get four or five death notices on their phones each day: A colleague has died. A friend’s aunt. A former classmate

Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights
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Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights

Meanwhile, two senior representatives in Africa appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s inauguration.

Somalia truck bombing: At least 73 dead, more than 50 injured in Mogadishu after vehicle explodes at security checkpoint
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Somalia truck bombing: At least 73 dead, more than 50 injured in Mogadishu after vehicle explodes at security checkpoint

It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory, and witnesses said its force reminded them of the devastating 2017 bombing that killed hundreds of people.

Scientists say 'worse is yet to come' as East Africa reels from deadly floods, blame Indian Ocean dipole behind extreme weather
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Scientists say 'worse is yet to come' as East Africa reels from deadly floods, blame Indian Ocean dipole behind extreme weather

A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa — and scientists say worse could be coming

Militant group Al-Shadab attacks US airbase, EU convoy in Somalia: witnesses, security officer
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Militant group Al-Shadab attacks US airbase, EU convoy in Somalia: witnesses, security officer

The Al-Shabaab militant group struck a US airbase in Somalia and a convoy of European Union military advisers in separate attacks on Monday, a security officer and witnesses

Kashmir issue Updates: India slams Pakistan over 'genocide' charge, says rhetoric won't distract world from its persecution of minorities
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Kashmir issue Updates: India slams Pakistan over 'genocide' charge, says rhetoric won't distract world from its persecution of minorities

Kashmir issue LIVE Updates: At UNHRC, India's Vimarsh Aryan rejected Pakistan's 'false narrative' on Kashmir and said, "Pakistan’s gory record speaks for itself. This rhetoric will not distract international attention from Pakistan’s persecution and elimination of religious and ethnic minorities — be it the Christians, Sikhs, Shias, Ahmadiyas and Hindus."

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to discuss Kashmir issue at 42nd session of UNHRC today
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Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to discuss Kashmir issue at 42nd session of UNHRC today

Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday morning embarked on a three-day visit to Geneva where he will raise the Kashmir issue at the 42nd session of UNHRC.

Europe-bound boat carrying migrants capsizes off Libya coast, 65 rescued; UN says 40 migrants presumed drowned
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Europe-bound boat carrying migrants capsizes off Libya coast, 65 rescued; UN says 40 migrants presumed drowned

A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized on Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, UN officials said.

26 dead, 56 injured in suicide bomb, gun attack in southern Somalia; Al-Shabaab takes responsibility for incident
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26 dead, 56 injured in suicide bomb, gun attack in southern Somalia; Al-Shabaab takes responsibility for incident

26 people including foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a hotel in southern Somalia.

WHO, UNICEF join hands with local authorities for polio vaccine campaign in Somalia
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WHO, UNICEF join hands with local authorities for polio vaccine campaign in Somalia

Fifteen children have died in Somalia and the virus is spreading to the neighbouring state of Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Battered passport, damaged book among items belonging to 157 crash victims found at Addis Ababa site
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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Battered passport, damaged book among items belonging to 157 crash victims found at Addis Ababa site

Searchers picked their way through the scattered remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, gingerly lifting from the scorched earth the pieces of 157 lives

Bomb kills 11 near judge's home, hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu; Islamist extremist group Al-Shabab claims responsibility
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Bomb kills 11 near judge's home, hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu; Islamist extremist group Al-Shabab claims responsibility

Islamic extremist group claimed that a Mogadishu hotel was the intended target, but a police officer said militants detonated a bomb while trying to assassinate a judge

Toll rises to 52 after two boats carrying migrants from Yemen to Djibouti capsize; 16 people rescued
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Toll rises to 52 after two boats carrying migrants from Yemen to Djibouti capsize; 16 people rescued

The death toll from the sinking of two boats carrying migrants to Yemen from Djibouti rose to 52 on Thursday, the UN migration agency said

Toll in bomb blast at Somalia's Mogadishu rises to 20; president condemns attacks, PM visits wounded
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Toll in bomb blast at Somalia's Mogadishu rises to 20; president condemns attacks, PM visits wounded

The toll in the Mogadishu blasts rose after some of those wounded on Saturday died in hospital. Both civilians and members from the security forces were among the casualties.

At least 16 dead in Mogadishu blast near Somalia's presidential palace; Al-Shabab claims responsibility
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At least 16 dead in Mogadishu blast near Somalia's presidential palace; Al-Shabab claims responsibility

Those killed in the blast in Mogadishu include three staffers from the London-based Universal TV station, including prominent journalist Awil Dahir Salad.