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Google introduces Motorbike Mode navigation in Kenya

Internet search giant  Google has announced Motorbike Mode on Google Maps in Kenya, a dedicated travel mode for motorcycles, which will provide directions and voice…

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Somalia executes man on first anniversary of devastating bombing

Somali authorities on Sunday executed a man in connection with last year’s deadly bomb attack in the capital, Mogadishu. Hassan Adan Isaq was executed by…

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UN refugee agency appoints Horn of Africa special envoy

The UN’s refugee agency has appointed former Kenyan foreign affairs assistant minister Mohamed Abdi Affey as its special envoy for the Horn of Africa in…

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New UN special envoy arrives in Somalia

The new United Nations envoy for Somalia has arrived in Mogadishu to formally take up his role as the coordinator of day-to-day UN activities in…

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Broadcast journalist arrested in Somalia for spreading ‘fake news’

Authorities in central Somalia have arrested a radio journalist for spreading ‘false news’, an international media watchdog said. Mohamed Abdiwali Tohow was detained over a…

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World Bank approves $80 million grant to help Somalia

The World Bank said on Tuesday it had approved a total of $80 million in grants to Somalia to support the government efforts to expand…

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Turkey’s president meets Japanese Prime Minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Monday with the leaders of Japan and Iran in New York. The closed-door meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo…

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Trump says Kavanaugh allegations totally political

U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed Monday a growing chorus of sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court pick, saying they are “totally political.” Brett Kavanaugh…

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Somalis raise money for family of man killed over love match

Somalis have taken to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise money for the family of a man murdered in Mogadishu over his nephew’s marriage. Ahmed Mukhtar Salah, a…

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Woman blames Kenyatta Hospital for her baby’s death

A young mother’s hopes of going home with her new bundle of joy was short-lived after losing her baby under what she describes as avoidable…