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US warns travelers to Kenya of air attacks and other terror threats

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Listen A Kenya travel warning issued by the State Department on Thursday urges US citizens to avoid visiting Lamu, Nairobi’s Eastleigh neighbourhood and the country’s northeastern counties. The warning further cites a US embassy recommendation that US citizens should visit Mombasa’s Old Town only during daylight hours and avoid using the Likoni ferry “due to […]

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US: Don’t Fund Child Soldiers Abroad

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By   20 hours ago

Listen The Obama administration should require foreign governments receiving United States military aid to immediately end their use of child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 30, 2016, the US State Department issued a new list of countries implicated in the use of child soldiers as part of its annual Trafficking in Persons […]

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Somali president nominates 2016 electoral commission

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Listen The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia His Excellence Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has on Thursday in presidential decree nominated 21persons who will be chairing the national forthcoming election in the country which will be held in August 2016. The task of this electoral commission will be to set a national detailed plan to […]

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US Urged to Use ‘Soft Power’ in Somalia

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By   2 days ago

Listen The United States must pursue a different approach in helping stabilize Somalia following the appointment of the first U.S.  Ambassador to Somalia in more than 25 years, said a former Somali diplomat and respected foreign policy analyst. Abukar Arman, the former Special Representative of Somalia to Washington, said Wednesday the United States has been […]

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At least 12 killed by a roadside bomb near Mogadishu

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Listen Reports from the south western suburb of Somali capital Mogadishu say that 12 civilians killed and many more injured after road side bomb hit civilian minibus. The blast on Thursday in Lafole, which is around 20 kms west of Mogadishu, struck as the bus was passing by. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. […]

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Government: The National Gender Policy is misinterpreted

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Listen The Somali Government has on Wednesday revealed that there was misinterpretation made on the National Gender Policy in which the executive council approved recently, SONNA reported. Speaking to Somali National News Agency, Minister of Information, H.E. Mohamed Abdi Hayer responded allegations and strong opposition from the Somali scholars agency on National Gender Policy on […]

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Erdogan strongly condemns Istanbul terror attack

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Listen ANKARA– A terror attack on an airport in Istanbul that targeted innocent people, once again shows the dark face of terrorist organizations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan strongly condemned the attack at Ataturk Airport that killed 31 victims and injured 147 others late Tuesday. “We expect that a resolute stance against terrorist […]

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Somalia Launches First National Development Plan in 30 Years

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Listen The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has today launched the first draft of the first National Development Plan (NDP) in 30 years after successfully implementing the New Deal Compact for Somalia for three years. “This is a major milestone for Somalia and its development agenda,” said Abdi Aynte, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, […]

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    Turkish President to take landmark trip to East Africa

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    By   1 month ago

    Listen President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will leave for a two-stop historic visit to Africa on Tuesday. Erdoğan will visit Uganda and Kenya during his trip between May 31 and June 3. This is the first visit to the two East African countries by a Turkish head of state in three years. The president’s office said […]

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    US diplomats walk out of Uganda president’s inauguration

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    By   2 months ago

    Listen The U.S. delegation to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration walked out of Thursday’s ceremony in protest against his disparaging comments about an international war crimes tribunal and the presence of Sudan’s leader, whom the court has indicted, the State Department said. Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac and a […]

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    Markets closed as inflation soars in Puntland

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    By   2 months ago

    Listen Hundreds of small scale traders have closed their businesses in Puntland’in protest of the crippling economic effects by the recent importation of a new currency which saw the Somali shilling stumbled against the US dollar. The striking traders in Garowe, the provincial capital of the north-eastern Somalia region have complained of the galloping inflation […]

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    Death toll from building collapse in Kenya rises to 16

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    By   2 months ago

    Listen The death toll from a building which collapsed in Kenyan capital Nairobi on Friday night, due to heavy rains rose to 16 on Sunday. According to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), some 135 people have been rescued from the six-story residential building while 73 others are still missing. “KRCS activated response teams to […]

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    Somalia ranked happiest country in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    By   3 months ago

    Listen Somalia ranked happiest country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Only Algerians and Libyans more happier than Somalis in Africa, according to UN report. The report about happiness on Somalia has surprised many who believe there is nothing to be happy about for a citizen who live under civil war more than 25 years with absence of […]

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    Somali Man Sentenced to 15-Years for Stabbing Woman in Britain and Fleeing to Ethiopia

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    By   5 months ago

    Listen A Somali man, who fled to Ethiopia after stabbing a young woman in Britain, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. Mahad Aden, 33, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to wounding with intent. The incident reportedly happened on September 16, 2013 near Torcastle Close, Paradise Coventry. Aden and […]

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    Djibouti’s strongman president faces strongest cross-examination of his career

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    By   9 months ago

    Listen For the first time in history, a sitting African president will be summoned to give evidence in person before the British High Court. Ismail Omar Guelleh, the long-standing president of Djibouti is set to travel to London next month to testify in a long drawn-out trial involving his millionaire compatriot, former ally and now […]

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    Ethiopia inaugurates “historical” Chinese-built rail project

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    By   9 months ago

    Listen ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a modern rail project that has been constructed by the China Railway Group (CREC) in the capital of the east African country. The electrified Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT) is the first light railway on the African continent with two lines of a […]

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      Muslims’ behavior helps 9 Chinese revert to Islam

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      Listen At least 9 Chinese nationals have reverted to Islam after having been impressed by the kind behavior of a mosque imam and Muslims. Dr. Walid Ajaji, the imam of a local mosque, said that they found the Chinese workers a week ago sleeping on some carton boxes near the mosque. The imam with the […]

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      Morsi and Al Jazeera journalists sentenced for ‘spying’

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      By   2 weeks ago

      Listen An Egyptian court has handed down its final ruling in the trial of 11 people, including toppled president Mohamed Morsi and Al Jazeera journalists, accused of leaking state secrets to Qatar. The court on Saturday confirmed a ruling from May 7,when six of the defendants were sentenced to death. After that initial verdict, the […]

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      Somali Refugee Children Excited For 1st Day Of Classes In Winnipeg

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      By   5 months ago

      Listen Ten brothers and sisters from a newly-landed family of Somali refugees are getting excited and impatient waiting for classes to begin at their new schools in Winnipeg. The family of 11 siblings — one of them an 18-month-old baby — travelled from Saudi Arabia and touched down at Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport […]

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      Somalia cuts ties with Iran in latest Saudi-led diplomatic war

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      By   6 months ago

      Listen Somalia’s government has cut ties with Iran Thursday, in a new political shift for the horn of Africa nation which affirmed its bilateral relations with Iran on Wednesday. The development makes Somalia the latest country which joined the Saudi-led anti-Iran diplomatic war. Saudi Arabia said it has cut ties with Iran after Iranian protesters […]

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      Saudi airstrikes hit Yemen wedding party, killing 28 people

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      By   9 months ago

      Listen Yemeni security officials say two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the country’s Shiite rebels have struck a wedding party, killing 28 people and wounding dozens. The officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered Yemen, say Monday’s strikes hit the celebration in al-Wahga, a village near the Strait of Bab al-Mandab. […]

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      Saudi Mufti: Hajj stampede beyond human control

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      By   9 months ago

      Listen Saudi Arabia’s top religious leader has said that the Hajj stampede which killed 717 pilgrims was beyond human control, official media reported on the final day of this year’s pilgrimage. The stampede was the worst disaster in a quarter-century to strike the annual event and drew fierce criticism of the Saudi authorities’ handling of […]

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      The son of the ruler of Dubai dies

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      By   10 months ago

      Listen The son of the ruler of Dubai died of a heart attack Saturday morning, state-run WAM news agency reported. Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was 34, according to United Arab Emirates authorities. Al Maktoum’s funeral will be held Saturday, the start of a three-day mourning period in Dubai. He was the […]

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      Prime Minister extends his condolence Muslims: Press release

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      By   10 months ago

      Listen Mogadisho 12th September 201—-The Prime Minister of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar Sharmarke speaking on behalf of his Government conveyed his sincere and deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic accident at Holy shrine, Maka al Mukarama, 11th September 2015. Prime Minister Sharmarke shares his sorrow […]

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        US Urged to Use ‘Soft Power’ in Somalia

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        By   2 days ago

        Listen The United States must pursue a different approach in helping stabilize Somalia following the appointment of the first U.S.  Ambassador to Somalia in more than 25 years, said a former Somali diplomat and respected foreign policy analyst. Abukar Arman, the former Special Representative of Somalia to Washington, said Wednesday the United States has been […]

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        Experts Warn Of Pirate Attacks As Indian Ocean Security Level Is Reduced

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        By   7 months ago

        Listen International maritime groups on Tuesday amended the boundaries of a high-risk security zone in the Indian Ocean, in a move expected to streamline trade between India and the Gulf but increase the risk of attacks by Somali pirates. The reduction of the BMP4 High Risk Area (HRA) – which has been in place since […]

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        Somalia warns of return to piracy

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        By   10 months ago

        Listen in northern Somalia, government officials are warning of a revival of piracy, unless foreign nations – and the naval armada patrolling the coast – do more to help create jobs and security ashore, and to combat illegal fishing at sea. At first glance, the ramshackle fishing port of Eyl looked much like it did […]

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        Face to face with Somalia’s Warriors from the North

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        By   10 months ago

        Listen “I was a lonely boy in school and at work as well. So I decided to come here to Somalia. I don’t know … That’s just what I did. I wanted to kill as many people as possible.” The young Somali-Finnish Al-Shabaab fighter stares straight into the lens of the camera as he speaks. […]

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        Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast

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        By   10 months ago

        Listen An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped. Jaber, an Iranian fishing vessel believed to have up to 19 crew, was captured on March 26, along […]

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        Al Shabaab captures military post near Kismayo

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        Listen The armed group Al Shabaab has captured a military post near the Somali port city of Kismayo. Eyewitness have reported heavy exchange of fire last night before the capture of the base by Al Shabaab fighters. According to security Sources at least seven Somali troops were killed during the fighting. Witness who spoke on […]

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        UN Special envoy welcomes the election of central regional state parliament speaker

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        By   1 year ago

        Listen United Nations Secretary General Special Representative for Somalia ambassador Nicholas Kay has welcomed the election of Somali central regional state administration parliament speaker. Ambassador Kay described the election of the speaker Ali Gacal Casir as step forward in the establishment of the regional state government. Kay also praised the role played by Somali interior […]

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        Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

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        By   1 year ago

        Listen This Sunday (May 3) is World Press Freedom Day, but been a bad week for journalists in Africa. The murder of a veteran Kenyan editor is the latest evidence of rising levels of intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country, bringing to 68 the number of journalists killed in Africa in the past […]

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          Aid Agency Cautions On Mass Return Of Somali Refugees From Kenya

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          By   1 year ago

          Listen An international aid agency on Wednesday urged both Kenya and the UN refugee agency to ensure repatriation of 350,000 Somali refugees living in northeast region to be genuinely voluntary. Danish Refugee Council (DRC)’s Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) said most Somali refugees living in the Dadaab camps come from south and central Somalia, areas […]

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          World’s largest refugee camp in Kenya at risk of closing

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          Listen DADAAB, Kenya — The world’s largest refugee camp is becoming a scene of not only chronic misery but a new and growing confrontation between a Kenyan government threatening to shut it down and occupants vowing to stay. advertisements. The government announced April 11 that it wanted the camp closed within three months because it […]

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          Refugees in Kenya may become citizens under new law

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          By   2 years ago

          Listen REFUGEES in Kenya can apply and be granted citizenship, if a proposed law is passed and adopted. The law being drafted by the Department of Refugee Affairs will replace the Refugee Act of 2006, which the government said has failed to address refugee issues adequately. The bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament […]

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          Urgent food aid for 36 000 displaced people

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          By   2 years ago

          Listen he International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), assisted by the Somali Red Crescent Society, just completed a distribution of food to over 36,000 displaced people in the town of Beletweyne, in the central part of the country. In addition, 4,000 children under five years of age and 860 pregnant women were provided with […]

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          Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs bear brunt of food insecurity crisis

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          By   2 years ago

          Listen Forced displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing, as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have forced over 130,000 people from their homes since the start of the year. The vast majority – some 107,000 – are internally displaced in Somalia; a total of 23,000 newly arrived […]

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          UNHCR Gears Up For Voluntary Repatriation Of Somali Refugees

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          Listen The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it plans to start a pilot project to support ongoing spontaneous returns of Somali refugees living in Kenya’s refugee camp, reports China’s Xinhua news agency. UNHCR Country Representative Raouf Mazou emphasized that the planned repatriation will be voluntary and expressed the agency’s commitment to support spontaneous return movements. […]

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          Number of migrants arrested in France trying to enter UK doubles

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          By   2 years ago

          Listen The number of migrants seeking to enter Britain illegally through France has more than doubled to 10,500 in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, officials said Friday. At the three Channel crossings – Calais, Dunkirk and the Channel Tunnel – 10,500 migrants were arrested in the first half […]

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          Floods force 1,500 families to flee from their homes in Bardere

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          Listen Floods have forced hundreds of residents in Gedo region’s Bardere district to flee their houses on Monday following heavy rains in the district. About 1,500 families have fled from the eastern parts of Bardere to other parts of the district, according to Radio Ergo’s local reporter, who is among those displaced from their homes. […]

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            Somali soccer tournament celebrates unity; works to keep boys from extremists

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            By   3 months ago

            Listen That’s how Columbus Crew brand ambassador and former player Frankie Hejduk summed it up as he listened to tournament organizers speak in Somali and then English to welcome all the players and fans who are in town this weekend for four days of games. “We may not speak the same languages, but we do […]

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            Football development courses launched in Puntland state

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            By   5 months ago

            Listen Somali Football Federation has on Saturday (February, 6) launched three football development courses in the semiautonomous Somali state of Puntland, North east of the country. The courses which are part of SFF’s regional football development scheme through the [Spread the football] initiative, have gathered 85 trainees who are 40 referees, 30 coaches and 15 […]

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            Somali Football Federation [SFF] has today announced the fixtures for the country’s National League.

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            By   6 months ago

            Listen According to the fixtures released today, the 10-team league will kick off on Monday 28th of December, when Dekedda FC will take on the police side Heegan FC who are the current champions. Somali Football Federation [SFF] Media officer Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, said in a statement that his federation decided that the competition is […]

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            CAF World Cup Qualifying Review: Niger thump Somalia

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            By   9 months ago

            Listen Moussa Maazou and Mahamane Cisse both struck twice as Niger set up a date with Cameroon in the second round of World Cup qualifying. Niger confirmed their place in the second round of CAF World Cup qualification with a resounding 4-0 victory over Somalia. Francois Zahoui’s men took a two-goal advantage into the second […]

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            Ocean stars attend luncheon at Somali embassy in Addis Ababa

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            By   10 months ago

            Listen SOMALIA’S NATIONAL Football Squad [Ocean stars] were invited to a well-organized luncheon held at the Somali embassy in Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa over the weekend. Somali ambassador to Ethiopia, Ahmed Abdisalam Haji Aden, and consular Abdirashid Sheik Said organized the honor lunch in a bid to encourage the team who will battle against Niger […]

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            AU troops expected to leave stadium Mogadishu

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            By   10 months ago

            Listen After the long struggle by Somali Football Federation to get Stadium Mogadishu back into its hands, the president of the federal republic of Somalia, professor Hassan Sheik Mohamud, has now announced that AU troops will vacate the national facility, although he didn’t mention which date. Addressing the nation on Friday evening, the Somali president, […]

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            Mo Farah admits using banned drug Khat prior to it being banned by anti-doping authorities

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            By   10 months ago

            Listen Mo Farah has admitted using a drug that is banned by anti-doping authorities and categorised as class-C in the UK, although did so before it was prohibited. The double-Olympic gold medallist revealed that he had tried Khat whilst visiting Somalia in 2003 during an interview with Piers Morgan. The stimulant, which is derived from […]

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            Djiboutian soccer coaches train at first ever FIFA fitness course

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            By   10 months ago

            Listen ELITE DJIBOUTIAN football coaches are being trained at a FIFA MA fitness coaching course, which is the first of its kind ever held for the small football-growing country in the horn of Africa. The high level course which is running from 5 to 9 September is being conducted by FIFA fitness instructor, Zakaria Labsy […]

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              Turkish Airlines doubles profits, targets more expansion

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              Listen Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, which has grown exponentially in the last decade, said Wednesday its net profit more than doubled last year and was targeting 15 percent growth in passenger capacity in 2015. Turkish Airlines said in a statement that its full year net profits in US dollar terms for 2014 were $845 […]

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              Over 50 students graduate from Hiran univarsity

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              By   2 years ago

              Listen 52 students of Hiran University have fulfilled their education dream after graduating with various faculties. The graduation ceremony of health, computer science and law students was attended by Hiran administration officials and AMISOM officials in the area. The chairman of Hiran University Professor Ibrahim Dakane Ali who spoke at the event has applauded the […]

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              New wealth rises in Mogadishu as millions suffer

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              By   2 years ago

              Listen The first ATM and the construction of modern buildings and trendy restaurants are exciting signs of growth for those living in Somalia’s capital. That is, if you have money. Even as war-torn Mogadishu makes strides forward, thousands of residents are facing the prospect of severe hunger. It’s a tale of two very different Mogadishus. […]

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              World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

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              By   2 years ago

              Listen The World Bank warned the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted. As the death toll from the world’s worst-ever outbreak of the virus shot past 4,500, a glimmer of hope came from Senegal, which was declared […]

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              Students in Al-shahid institute for training and human development sit for last examination after succeeding short course program of secretary and office management

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              Listen Al-shahid institute for training and human development examined on Saturday students after they succeeded six month short diploma course, in which they studied secretary and office management skills. During the course, which started March this year and ended this month-September, the students learnt computer skills, typing, principal of management, event and recording management, principle […]

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              Somali finance minister hails PFM progress

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              By   2 years ago

              Listen Public financial management in Somalia has made significant steps forward, according to finance minister Hussein Abdi Halane. His comments follow on from the country’s second Financial Governance Committee progress report, which was made publicly available on July 25. Established earlier this year, the FGC is part of an effort by the central Somali authorities […]

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              Government announces Scholarships to Somali students

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              By   2 years ago

              Listen Mustafa Duhulow, information minister of Somalia addressed the media in Mogadishu on Saturday, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister provided details on Scholarships to Somali students which many students will get educational chance. Minister of Information began by informing on how […]

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              Kenya issues terror alert over travel to UK airports

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              By   2 years ago

              Listen Kenya last night warned its citizens not to travel via Heathrow after claiming US officials said Britain and Wanted it also list live web cams 61201 with priced deeper and http://www.ereferencement.net/weaverville-nc-web-cams noting chemically was And tucson az teen dating 18 Jordana Nothing on hair casual sex in fairview south dakota flexible minty tingling for […]

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