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2012-03-15 13:05:39 Thousands Displaced By Fighting in Gedo [IRIN] Nairobi - Several thousand people have been displaced by clashes between Al-Shabab insurgents and Somali troops assisted by Ethiopian and Kenyan soldiers in Somalia's southwestern Gedo region, locals told IRIN.

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Saturday, 07-26-14, 8:21Business Booms in Mogadishu As Eid-Ul-Fitr Draws Nearer[Dalsan Radio]Boost in business is being felt in the markets of Mogadishu as it is just days before the celebrations of Eid-ul-Firt.
Saturday, 07-26-14, 8:17Mobile Phone Alerts Help Uganda Nab Forest Criminals[AlertNet]A forest monitoring system that uses text messaging on mobile phones has helped the Ugandan government to intercept six cartels involved in forest crimes, within just four months of its launch.
Saturday, 07-26-14, 8:13Evidence Suggests Sudan Armed South Sudan Rebels[Radio Dabanga]Juba -South Sudan's SPLM-IO rebels may have received ammunition from Sudanese or outside groups during the civil war, according to evidence presented by the Small Arms Survey (SAS) research group. Meanwhile, the Sudanese government denied it has exported rockets to the Palestinian resistance.
Saturday, 07-26-14, 7:52Govt Denies Providing Rockets to Hamas[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Sudanese government has refuted allegations that missiles used by the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) to shell Israel are made in Sudan saying the Hebrew state is looking for a "scapegoat".
Saturday, 07-26-14, 7:35Gays Cry Foul Over Stigmatisation By Nurses[New Zimbabwe]A SENIOR official with the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) has said members were facing stigma and discrimination from public health care providers.

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