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Somalia: tight security in the capital for new president’s inauguration

Somalia: tight security in the capital for new president's inauguration

Security has been tightened in the Somali capital, Mogadishu and around Aden Adde airport ahead of the inauguration of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday. Main roads in Mogadishu were closed on Wednesday with police deployed in large numbers and armoured vehicles on the streets leading to the presidential palace. …

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Ethiopia: Central Bank warns against cryptocurrencies

Ethiopia: Central Bank warns against cryptocurrencies

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) issued a statement on Monday warning against cryptocurrency trading in the country. The NBE said digital currencies like crypto-currencies and bitcoins haven’t been recognized by the NBE as a transactional and payment method, state affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported. “Ethiopia’s national currency is …

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Sudan: authorities close morgue in Khartoum for this particular reason

Sudan: authorities close morgue in Khartoum for this particular reason

Authorities in Sudan have ordered a morgue in the capital, Khartoum, to shut down because bodies there are starting to decompose in the heat because of frequent power cuts. The facility is said to hold nearly 1,000 unidentified corpses. A health ministry official, Hisham Zain al-Abidin, said the morgue was …

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