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Somali Passport Revives Identity

The Somali Federal Government has secured its borders with neighbouring countries and reopened the entry points with full functioning immigration services. The government also re-established embassies and consulates overseas. These now have the capacity to issue visas for foreigners travelling to Somalia, renewing national passports and legalizing many other types of documents from marriages to […]

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Kenya ‘disappointed’ after UN rejects bid to designate Shabaab terrorists

Foreign Affairs PS dismayed that countries hit the most by Al-Shabaab did not support Kenya’s proposal. Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau dismayed that the countries that have been hit the most by Al Shabaab and other extremist groups did not support Kenya’s proposal.The Security Council on Wednesday rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab under Resolution […]

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Belgian king names officials to explore government options

Election results left uncertainty for how to form a coalition. Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders has been tasked with helping to form the next government, along with fellow official Johan Vande Lanotte | Benoit Doppagne/AFP via Getty Images Belgian King Philippe appointed two officials Thursday to look into potential options for forming a federal government […]

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Hurting in Yemen, Somali refugees head home in time for Eid

Somali refugee Saeed Salim Sa’ad Barshaid prepares to return home on a ferry from Aden, Yemen.  © UNHCR/Ahmed Abdullah Bahulais Ground down by conflict and worsening conditions, 125 Somali refugees opt for UNHCR-assisted return, bringing total departures via scheme to 4,298 since 2017. Gathered at the quayside in Aden, Yemen’s largest port, 125 Somali refugees wait […]