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January 9, 2018 7:09 AM Somaliland passes first law against rape

For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country. There is still no law against rape in Somalia 35

October 30, 2017 11:16 PM Somali baby born at 32,000ft

An unexpected passenger joined a flight in Somalia after a baby boy was born mid-air, Jubba Airways has confirmed to the BBC. The flight was travelling from Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, the Dubai-based airline said. The woman, who was seven-months pregnant, started to feel contractions 32

June 18, 2017 7:12 AM Forgotten city discovered in Ethiopia

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia that unveils the origin of Islam in the country and its trade relations with India between the 10th and early 15th centuries. The architecture of the mosque is similar to those found in Southern Tanzania and Somaliland, showing connections between different Islamic communities in Africa 34

June 8, 2017 3:23 PM Al-Shabab militants storm army base in Somalia, killing dozens

A large contingent of al-Shabab militants stormed a Somali military encampment on Thursday, killing dozens of government-aligned soldiers and civilian bystanders. The incident was rare in its brutality — many of the dead were reportedly beheaded — as well as its location in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, hundreds of miles northwest of the capital 3

February 25, 2017 6:08 AM The agonising wait as the assault starts

Pretoria - It is Tuesday in Pretoria West, and after some of the city’s buildings are torched and about 30 foreign-owned shops looted, a group calling itself the Mamelodi Concerned Residents’ Association announces it will lead a march against undocumented immigrants on Friday and hand over a memorandum to government. At 11:00 that morning, Home Affairs 27

December 9, 2016 4:36 AM Somaliland:The 11th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (NNP) Day marked in Hargeisa

A well attended ceremony marking the 11th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (NNP) Day marked on Thursday at the Mansoor hotels,in hargeisa. The occasion brought Ethiopian government representatives, members of the Ethiopian diaspora living in Somaliland, local politicians and somalilanders. Within this spirit today nations, nationalities and peoples 38

April 19, 2016 1:30 AM Bid to raise death boat amid fear of new drowning tragedy

Exactly one year after a fishing boat crowded with smuggled migrants capsized, sinking to the Mediterranean Sea floor with some 800 people trapped inside, Italy is launching efforts to raise up the ship and bring it to a Sicilian port. Italian naval ships were setting sail yesterday evening from Sicily for the shipwreck site. There, they will determine 18

April 14, 2015 3:52 PM Mahama to address 2nd Africa Cabinet Network Roundtable discussion

Tuesday 14th April , 2015 3:52 pm More than 25 senior officials responsible for managing the highest level of government decision making in 13 African Cabinet Secretariats are meeting in Accra to take part in the second Africa Cabinet Government Network (ACGN) Round table discussion. President John Dramani Mahama is expected to formally open the roundtable 8

November 4, 2014 1:26 PM PwC supports African Awards

After carefully assessing a record number of entries, 12 finalists have been identified in the African Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE) by an independent judging panel to advance to the final round of the competition. The top 12 finalists were chosen after a thorough due diligence exercise was carried out by professional services firm PwC which is also a co-sponsor 4

October 9, 2014 1:21 PM Somali capital gets first cash machine

Thursday 9th October , 2014 1:21 pm Somalia’s capital Mogadishu now has its first-ever ATM bank machine — and it dispenses U.S. dollars. The machine was installed in late September in the upscale Jazeera Palace Hotel, which is located 300 meters from Aden Adde International Airport in the south-west of the city. Justus Mulinge Kisaulu, the hotel’s general 5