Archive for January 5th, 2019

TUNISIA EXTENDS STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR ANOTHER MONTH

| January 5, 2019

TUNIS, Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, decided to extend the state of emergency for one more month, running from Jan 6 to Feb 4, the presidency said, Friday.

The decision was made after consultations with the Tunisian Prime Minister, Youssef …

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KENYA’S VETERAN MARATHONER KIPLAGAT EYES FIFTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

| January 5, 2019

NAIROBI, Two-time world marathon champion, Edna Kiplagat, said that, she will throw her hat in the ring, competing at her fifth World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Kiplagat, who will be 40, at the 2019 World Championships, said, she is still …

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Pentagon Denies Scaling Back Operations in Somalia

| January 5, 2019

The U.S. Defense Department is denying a media report the U.S. is planning to reduce its operations in Somalia.

Pentagon spokeswoman Navy Commander Candice Tresch told VOA Friday: There have been no recent policy changes regarding U.S. operations in Somalia. …

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Security Council Regrets Somalia’s Expulsion of UN Envoy

| January 5, 2019

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council is expressing regret at Somalia's decision to expel a U.N. envoy who questioned the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate.

The council issued a statement Saturday, a day after a closed-door discussion about …

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