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UN chief to visit Horn of Africa

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Listen UN chief Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya next week, leading a delegation from six other international organizations to the volatile Horn of Africa region. The secretary-general will be joined by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and by officials from the African Union, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on […]

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Kenya Defence Forces, Somalia National Army kill over 80 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

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Listen The Kenya Defence Forces have killed more than 80 members of Somalia’s Al Shabaab militants in an offensive in Jamaame and Magambo areas near Kismayu in Somalia. The militants were killed on Thursday in an operation by the KDF and Somalia National Army, a statement from the Department of Defence said. The statement added […]

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Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’

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By   9 hours ago

Listen The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to argue for the forcible return of Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published yesterday. The Dutch government has insisted that […]

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Resolution on Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions and AU Mission in Somalia

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By   9 hours ago

Listen UN Security Council is set to vote today on a resolution on Somalia-Eritrea sanctions and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). A draft text was first circulated last Friday, followed by three expert-level meetings this week. At press time the draft resolution was expected to be put into blue this evening. In relation to […]

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Bravanase Somali community shocked by the death of Sharif Jeilani Sufi Ba-Alawi

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By   10 hours ago

Listen The Bravanase Somali community was shocked and saddened in London – UK to apprehend the death news of Sharif Jeilani Sufi Ba-Alawi one of the most senior members of Somalia. Al Shahid news centre believe it’s a responsibility to publish these news with of this great man with a history and background about him. […]

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Somali president visits former stronghold of al shabaab

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By   19 hours ago

Listen Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has visited Elbur district in Galgadud region which was recently captured from Al Shabaab militant group. Elbur district was considered one of the largest Al shabaab rebel strongholds in Somalia. The president who was accompanied by some members of his cabinet and members of Federal Barliament are there to […]

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Turkish company develops Mogadishu port to increase fiscal revenue for Somalia

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By   19 hours ago

Listen The Somali government’s grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises. Outsourcing port operations to Turkey’s Albayrak Group is one more sign of Somalia’s slow rehabilitation, a dramatic […]

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Kismayo residents visit free AMISOM medical clinic

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Listen African Union peacekeepers have conducted a free medical camp for residents in the port city of Kismayo. The free consultations took place at the main AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) base in Kismayo. Over 100 locals including women, children and men were treated. The patients were suffering from a variety of ailments including […]

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    If Somalia Is a Success, What Does Failure Look Like?

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    By   1 month ago

    Listen President Obama laid out a strategy for “degrading and destroying” the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday night. He called for targeted airstrikes, training local security forces, and more intelligence. Interestingly, he said, “This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us while supporting partners on the front lines is one that we have successfully […]

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    Legislator threatens to sue over ban on IDs

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    Ethiopian Court Charges Bloggers, Journalists With Terrorism

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    By   3 months ago

    Listen Six Ethiopian bloggers and three journalists were charged with planning attacks in the East African country in partnership with a banned U.S.-based opposition group, a judge said. The members of the Zone 9 blogging group and reporters are accused under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism law of working with Ginbot 7, which is classified as a terrorist […]

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    Kenya Attack Unlikely to Build Al-Shabab’s Swahili Speaking Base

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    By   4 months ago

    Listen Deadly attacks this week in Mpeketoni, Kenya have left many wondering what Somali militant group al-Shabab hoped to accomplish with the killings. Experts say the attacks – for which the group quickly claimed responsibility – are unlikely to broaden the militants’ support base among Swahili-speakers in Kenya or the region. Roland Marchal, senior Research […]

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    Somali PM, Abdiweli, attends IGAD peace process for South Sudan crises in Addis Ababa

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    By   5 months ago

    Listen Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed is in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa for second day after he reached there on Monday evening to attend the regional initiative to resolve the crisis in the newly born state of South Sudan. The meeting which started on Tuesday will seek possible alternatives to end the months-long conflict […]

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    Somali Cabinet Sub-committees have their first meetings, discussing multiple sides

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    By   5 months ago

    Listen The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed on Wednesday chaired the first meetings of the Cabinet Sub-committees. The important issues discussed in the Sub-committee meetings included how to ensure the implementation of the government’s 2014 Work Plan and how to overcome any challenges that arise. The discussion also included […]

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    Facing Al Shabab attacks, some Kenyans call for Somalia withdrawal

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    By   6 months ago

    Listen Amid a high-profile and unprecedented government crackdown here that is widely seen as targeting Somali refugees and Muslims, leading Kenyan opposition parties are calling for the withdrawal of the country’s troops from Somalia where they have been since 2011. The call comes in the wake of twin bombings in the cities of Nairobi and […]

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    Somalia vows to fight radicalization with more jobs

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    By   6 months ago

    Listen The Somali government on Thursday promised to radically reform labor legislations with a view to creating new job opportunities and reducing radicalization among the ranks of the country’s unemployed youth. “We are committed to finding more and better-quality jobs for our people because we believe that decent work is the foundation of the fight […]

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      UN Report Finds Gulf Financiers Aid Somalia Islamist Insurgency

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      By   7 days ago

      Listen Key financiers of Islamist militants in Somalia are operating with impunity in Gulf states, undermining efforts to end an insurgency in the Horn of Africa country, a United Nations monitoring group said. Traders in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are fueling the illegal trade in charcoal from Somalia that was […]

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      Somali-American Says Son Joined Syrian Jihadists

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      By   1 month ago

      Listen A Somali-American man says his son has left the United States to join an Islamist extremist group in Syria. In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Somali Service, the father of Mohamud Mohamed, 19, said his son vanished from the city of Minneapolis on July 18, then called his mother from Syria four days later […]

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      African jihadist group pledges loyalty to ISIS

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      Listen A new African jihadist group has broken off from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and pledged loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State / of Iraq and Syria (IS or ISIS). The splinter group is called ‘Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria’, and AQIM central region commander Khaled Abu […]

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      18 bodies found on boat carrying asylum-seekers

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      By   3 months ago

      Listen Italian rescuers found 18 bodies on a boat carrying hundreds of asylum-seekers on Saturday and another died while being evacuated — all apparently killed by toxic fumes from the engine, the ANSA news agency reported. The boat, with 600 people on board, was intercepted south of the island of Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost point and […]

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      Egyptian ambassador meets with several Somali ministers

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      By   5 months ago

      Listen Egypt’s Ambassador in Mogadishu has held talks with several Somali officials, in the framework of contributing to settling Somalia’s political and security crisis and strengthening bilateral ties. Ambassador Mohamed Awf discussed security cooperation and combating terrorism with Somali Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir Mohamed. Awf discussed with other officials, the […]

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      Egypt, Somalia discuss bilateral ties

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      Listen The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Burci Hamza on Wednesday meets the Egyptian ambassador to Somalia Ambassador Mohamoud Mohamed Ouf in his office. The two leaders have discussed the ties of the two courtiers which are part of Aarab league nations. The state minister thanked the Egyptian government of the reconciliation conference for Somalia […]

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      Police nab what they called member of Somalia terror group

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      By   6 months ago

      Listen Members of a Somalian terrorist group known as Al-Shabaab have been entering Malaysia pretending to be private college students and tourists. The Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Unit has been tracking six Al-Shabaab members who entered the country in the past few weeks, according to sources. They said the group planned to set […]

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      Parliament approves the salary of special guards of lawmakers.

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      By   6 months ago

      Listen After Al-shabab militant group threatened to Somali lawmakers to kill one-by-one, on Tuesday, Mps who had their regular meeting at parliamentarian house in Mogadishu approved two guards of every lawmaker which can protect the MPs to be killed easily. The salary is part of government budget as the deputy parliament speaker who was chairing […]

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        Somalia asks Kenya to hand over convicted pirates

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        By   1 week ago

        Listen The Somali Federal Government is hoping Kenya will agree to transfer 122 convicted Somali pirates from Kenyan jails back to Somalia. Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya, Mohammed Ali Nur, told Radio Ergo in a special interview that if an agreement is reached, over 122 convicted Somalis serving prison terms in Mombasa for piracy related offences […]

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        Youth speak on piracy in Somalia

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        Listen The Somali Anti-Piracy Information Center (SAPIC) in collaboration with the Somali National Youth Council convened for a roundtable discussion where youth deliberated piracy activities and its effects on the Somali people. Discussions were facilitated by a panel of five young graduates who described piracy “as equal to on-shore robbery”. Ayan Mohamed Abdullahi from SIMAD […]

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        Two Kenyans held hostage after Somali pirates seize merchant ship

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        By   3 months ago

        Listen Two Kenyan nationals are among those held hostage after Somali pirates seized a merchant ship on Friday. According to Andrew Mwangura who is the Secretary General of the Seafarers Union of Kenya, MV Jamila was attacked by pirates while being repaired at sea in the middle of Uarseiek and El maan 40 miles from […]

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        Road building, not state building, can solve the Somali pirate problem

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        By   3 months ago

        Listen Anja Shortland is a Reader in Political Economy at King’s College, London. Federico Varese is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford. The academic article this post is based on, “The Protector’s Choice. An Application of Protection Theory to Somali Piracy,” is forthcoming in the British Journal of Criminology, and is available […]

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        Shabab kills two men burns car in central Somalia

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        By   4 months ago

        Listen Reports from El-bur district of Galgudud region in central Somalia confirmed that Shabab fighters killed Tuesday night two men at the southern suburb of the district and burned a car which was transporting khat to Shabab controlled village called El-shil. An inhabitant who requested anonymity for security reasons told to Shahid media that the […]

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        Chinese naval escort taskforce wraps up escort mission for WFP ship

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        By   5 months ago

        Listen The guided missile destroyer “Changchun” of the 17th escort taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN) completed a successful escort mission with the “Nawa 3”, a ship belonging to the World Food Program (WFP), which reached the sea area near Somalia’s Bossaso Port on May 24 2014, carrying humanitarian relief […]

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        UN and international partners call for resolution of Somali political crisis

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        By   5 months ago

        Listen The United Nations, the European Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for a resolution of the political crisis in Somalia, adding that they stand ready to hold to account anyone who poses an obstacle to progress in the Horn of Africa nation. “Ongoing political instability does […]

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        UN Council seeks tighter Somali control of weapons

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        By   5 months ago

        Listen The UN Security Council on Thursday urged Somalia to do a better job keeping track of its arsenal of weapons, which in the past have fallen into the hands of Islamic militants.”The Security Council remains concerned about the diversion of arms and ammunition, including potentially to Al-Shebab,” it said in a unanimous declaration. The […]

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          Urgent food aid for 36 000 displaced people

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          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   1 month 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   3 months 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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          UN Envoy to Somalia urges increased funding for “serious” humanitarian situation

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          By   6 months ago

          Listen The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has highlighted the need for urgent funding to relieve the serious humanitarian situation in the country, noting that without additional support, many vulnerable Somalis risked falling deeper into crisis. “There is a very serious, continuing humanitarian crisis in Somalia and there is an […]

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          What would make someone want to return to Somalia?

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          By   6 months ago

          Listen After eight years living in Kenya, Ifrah Osman decided to go home to Somalia, the country she fled in 2006 as the long-running war worsened. In the last few years security has improved in Mogadishu, and some have found hope and opportunity here — but that’s not why Osman went home. She left Kenya […]

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          Somalia rains failing, hunger coming, say groups

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          By   6 months ago

          Listen Weak and erratic rains, military conflict and little funding from the international community could lead to mass hunger in Somalia, aid groups warned on Wednesday. The U.N.’s food and security unit says 51,000 children are severely malnourished and face a high risk of death. The group warned that the food situation is likely to […]

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            Somali Football league broadens

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            By   3 weeks ago

            Listen The President of Somali Football Federation Abdiqani Said Arab has announced the increase of the number of clubs participating in the SFF Nation Link Telecom championship. President Arab made the announcement in a press statement released here on Sunday after consultative meetings with the SFF executive board and as well as the authorities of […]

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            SFF announces the opening times for its leagues

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            Listen The Somali Football federation has unveiled the opening times for the Nation Link telecom championship the country’s most populous sporting event and as well as the Division B and the Division C football leagues for the 2014-2015 season. The schedules of the soccer tournaments were displayed during a lengthy meeting between Somali Football Federation […]

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            Sports veterans commemorates world peace day with sporting event (PHOTOS)

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            By   4 weeks ago

            Listen Over 150 people including politicians, athletes and women have taken part a three-kilometre peace match held in the southern port city of Kismayo as a commemoration event for the world peace day. The peaceful sporting event was organized by the region’s local sports committee under the auspice of the National Olympic committee of Somalia […]

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            FIFA’s Medical Committee proposes new protocol for the management of concussion

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            Listen The issue of concussion in football has been broadly discussed following recent high profile cases at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil™, particularly the incident which involved the German player Christoph Kramer during the final match. FIFA has been active in this field for many years, carrying out a number of scientific studies […]

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            Somali Olympics founder urges the Federal govt to foster peace in Somalia through sport

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            Listen Old enough, but still with full eagerness for sport in his mind, the founder of the National Olympic committee of Somalia Mr. Ali Omar Sheegow has called on the federal government of Somalia to prioritize sport as a peace building and public integration tool in the country where sport had played a key role […]

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            UN joins Somali FA to encourage peace through football

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            By   2 months ago

            Listen Somali Football Federation and the United Nations Office in Somalia (UNSOM) have jointly organized a football for peace event as an observation for the international day of peace. The match was played at stadium Banadir in Mogadishu on Sunday 7th of September 2014 after the UN special representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay requested the […]

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            CAF President offers warm congratulations to the new Somali FA chief

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            Listen The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Mr. Issa Hayatou has sent a letter of excitement and warmest congratulations to Somali Football Federation president Abdiqani Said Arab, saying that the African football will also benefit from Abdiqani’s experience and pledged the continental football body’s support for him. “It is with great joy […]

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            Somali Football Family holds welcome party for SFF President Abdiqani Arab

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            Listen The President of Somali Football Federation Abdiqani Said Arab became overwhelmingly full of hopes when the country’s football family members expounded much support for the president and his committee during a welcome ceremony they organized to salute him and was held at Dayah hotel in Mogadishu on Friday. The welcome ceremony which gathered hundreds […]

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              World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

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              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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              By   2 months ago

              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   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months ago

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              Nine attackers killed in assault on Somalia presidential palace

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              By   4 months ago

              Listen An attack by Shebab rebels against Somalia’s presidential palace has ended with at least nine of the attackers killed, a security official told AFP. “There were at least nine attackers, all have been killed, and the situation is under control, the attack is over,” security official Abdi Ahmed said. “There were eight blasts towards […]

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              Somali delegation in Ghana on a mission to acquire election management best practice

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              By   4 months ago

              Listen A 5-member delegation, including two women, from Somalia arrived in Accra, Ghana, on Sunday to participate in an 11-day election management course organized by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). The Somali Deputy Minister of Information, Abdullahi Olad Roble, led the Federal […]

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              PM accuses Al-shabab of looting hospital equipment.

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              By   6 months ago

              Listen Somali prime minister Abdi Weli Sheikh Ahmed, who recently visited lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia accused Al-Qaeda affiliated guerrilla group of looting uncountable hospital facilities in the region. “During my visit in the region, I reached the general hospital of lower Shabelle region. It was very boring because of Al-shabaab’s looting of most […]

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