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Somali Government welcomes the UNSC’ decision to delist Atom from the 1844 Sanctions list (Press release)

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By   11 hours ago

Listen Mogadishu, 20 December 2014 – The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s (UN SC) decision to de-list the former Al-Shabaab leader who has renounced violence and embraced the peace process, Sheikh Mohamed Said “Atom”, from the 1844 Sanctions list. H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, the Minister of Information held press conference […]

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UN removes former Somali warlord from sanctions list

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By   11 hours ago

Listen A former Somali warlord who allied to the Islamist Shebab group but severed links this summer has been removed from a UN sanctions list. Mohamed Said Atom, a powerful arms dealer, was targeted with UN travel and financial sanctions for “kidnapping, piracy and terrorism.” In June, Atom announced he had laid down his arms […]

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Dreams come true, as expanded Football League kicks off in Somalia

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By   14 hours ago

Listen SOMALIA REALISES its dreams to have a broadened football league, as the country’s Nation Link Telecom championship, has now grown from eight to ten clubs in participation. The Somali Football Federation has inaugurated the expanded football league with Elman FC defeating their Horseed FC rivals by 3-2 in the opening match on Friday, December […]

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Former British citizen, Mahdi Hashi, ‘illegally interrogated’ by US officials in Djibouti

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By   22 hours ago

Listen A former British citizen detained in Djibouti in 2012 alleges he was threatened with physical and sexual abuse and “strongly encouraged” to cooperate with American interrogators before being rendered to New York, court documents reveal. Mahdi Hashi, who is awaiting trial in the US on terror-related charges, was stripped of his British citizenship in […]

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Four killed after Maasai and Somalia herdsman clash at Kinango

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By   1 day ago

Listen At least four people were killed and several others injured after two pastoralist communities fought over pasture in Kenya’s coastal region of Kinango, local official said on Thursday. Kwale County Commissioner Evans Achoki said the two communities are demanding ownership of ranches in the area and killed two Somali headsmen and two Maasai when […]

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Somali police in preparation to mark 71st anniversary

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Listen Somali Police Force is in the last stages of preparations to mark the 71st anniversary of its formation. The force is now busy practicing parade to mark the colorful ceremony set for Saturday 20th December. Somali police band Hegan is also expected to entertain the guest with patriotic songs during the event. Police band […]

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UNSOM Conducts Training of Somali Police Forces On Digital Communication

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Listen The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) completed an eight-day training programme for Somali police Forces. 11 members of the Somali Police Force (SPF) and two members of the AMISOM Police Component attended the training session. The training is the second phase of series of capacity building trainings. UNSOM’s Police Commissioner Mr. Mustafa […]

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Court rejects witnesses of ex-army commander

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Listen The General Court Martial in Makindye has rejected nine witnesses of the former commander of UPDF Battle Group 11+ in Somalia Col. Hassan Kimbowa. Col. Kimbowa is facing charges of selling fuel meant for peacekeeping operations in the Horn of Africa. At the opening of the defence case, Kimbowa tasked court to issue summons […]

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    Alshabab claims killing 38 Kenyans

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    By   3 weeks ago

    Listen Somali al Shabaab militants killed at least 36 non-Muslim workers at a quarry in northeast Kenya on Tuesday, beheading at least two of them in the same area that they hijacked a bus and killed 28 passengers just over a week ago. Gunmen crept up on dozens of workers as they slept in tents […]

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    Kenyans hold protests over soaring insecurity

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    By   4 weeks ago

    Listen Hundreds of Kenyans on Tuesday held peaceful demonstrations in Nairobi to protest at the soaring insecurity in the east African nation and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack top security officials. The protesters chanted slogans demanding security forces to stop the killings and ensure safety of Kenyans in the wake of the weekend bus […]

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    Kenya bus attack: Military ‘kills 100 Shabab militants’

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    By   4 weeks ago

    Listen William Ruto said the armed forces had carried out two operations in Somalia, destroying equipment and a camp from which the bus attack was planned. However, al-Shabab refuted this, and said that its fighters were safe. In Saturday’s attack, gunmen pulled non-Muslims passengers from a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 of them. Al-Shabab […]

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    Kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims

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    By   4 weeks ago

    Listen One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic […]

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    Somali PM sends condolences to Kenya government

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    By   4 weeks ago

    Listen Somalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed expressed his deepest condolences to the families of friends of those killed in the terrorist bus attack on Saturday in Kenya’s northeastern region in which 20 passengers from Mandera to Nairobi were killed. “My heart goes out to our Kenyan brothers and sisters on this tragic day. My […]

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    Tension remains high as Mombasa police recover eight grenades

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    By   1 month ago

    Listen Tension remains in the coastal city of Mombasa on Monday after a Muslim youth was killed following the massive security operation conducted on two mosques. Police have raided two controversial mosques, Masjid Shuhaad and Sakina, to flush out radical youth who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks in the coastal city. More […]

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    Kenya police shoot dead man, arrest 250 during mosque raids

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    By   1 month ago

    Listen Kenyan police shot dead a man and arrested about 250 others when they searched two mosques in this port city that they said were used to recruit militants and stash weapons, senior officials said on Monday. Kenya has been trying to break up militant networks it blames for a series of attacks on the […]

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    UN halves food aid to Kenya

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    By   1 month ago

    Listen Nairobi – Food rations vital for half a million refugees in Kenya will be slashed in half due to an aid shortfall, the United Nations said on Friday in an appeal to donors. “Cutting rations is the last resort”, UN World Food Programme (WFP) deputy chief for Kenya Paul Turnbull said, calling for $38m […]

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      Two Sydney women flee to Syria to become IS jihahi terror brides

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      By   7 days ago

      Listen The girls, Hodan, 18 and Hafsa, 20, who are believed to have links with the Somali community, flew out of Sydney in the past fortnight to go overseas and are believed to have lied to their families about why they were travelling. The Sunday Telegraph has chosen not to publish their last names. While […]

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      British jihadi killed fighting for ISIS in Iraq by Kurdish Peshmerga forces

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      By   3 weeks ago

      Listen A British jihadi who fled the UK to fight alongside the Islamic State terror group has been killed in a firefight with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq. Abu Musa al-Sumali is understood to have been shot dead in a fierce gun battle with local resistance troops in Kirkuk province in the north of the […]

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      US soldier seized by Qaeda freed in Yemen

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      By   4 weeks ago

      Listen A US soldier was freed Tuesday by Yemeni forces just hours after being captured in an Al-Qaeda attack on an air base in the violence-wracked country, military officials said. The American was seized along with seven Yemeni soldiers in the militant assault on Al-Anad base in Lahij province, an official said. Yemeni forces launched […]

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      UAFA president vows greater cooperation with Somalia.

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      By   4 weeks ago

      Listen THE PRESIDENT elected of the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) H.E Turki Bin Khalid Bin Faisal Al Saud, has announced a new era of cooperation with Somali Football Federation. The UAFA leader made the cooperation pledge during a brief talk with Somali Football Federation President Abdiqani Said Arab, at the end of UAFA […]

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      Fate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi unknown after airstrikes target him

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      By   1 month ago

      Listen The US-led coalition unleashed airstrikes near the Iraqi city of Mosul targeting top jihadist militants but the fate of the Islamic State group’s enigmatic leader remained unclear. Claims swirled that hardline IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in the attacks late Friday, but US officials could not confirm if he had even […]

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      Qatar Airways starts three weekly flights on Doha- Djibouti route

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      By   2 months ago

      Listen Mumbai – Continuing its expansion in Africa, Qatar Airways has launched three-times-weekly flights from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport in the Horn of Africa. The airline has deployed Airbus A320 on the Doha–Djibouti route featuring up to 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy Class. This […]

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      UAE official warns of potential for ISIS-Shabab link

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      By   2 months ago

      Listen The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat warned Wednesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group could team up with Islamic militants in Somalia, saying that more should be done to prepare for such a threat. ISIS that now controls large parts of Iraq and Syria – also known by the Arabic […]

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      Somali delegates reach Cairo to attend Arab parliament conference

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      By   2 months ago

      Listen A number of Somali MPs landed Egyptian capital, Cairo, to attend a preliminary meeting ahead Arab league conference which is thought to open this week. Mohamed Omar Dalha, the vice chairman of Parliamentary foreign committee together with four other members of federal parliament is taking part the summit as Prof. Dalha confirmed to the […]

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        US soldier seized by Qaeda freed in Yemen

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        By   4 weeks ago

        Listen A US soldier was freed Tuesday by Yemeni forces just hours after being captured in an Al-Qaeda attack on an air base in the violence-wracked country, military officials said. The American was seized along with seven Yemeni soldiers in the militant assault on Al-Anad base in Lahij province, an official said. Yemeni forces launched […]

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        Somali Pirates Attempt Attack on Zim Ship

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        By   1 month ago

        Listen Maritime security guards have successfully thwarted a Somali pirate attack on a Zim transport ship as it sailed back home, according to The Times of Israel. The unidentified Zim container ship was returning from East Asia to Israel when pirates reportedly approached the vessel from two sides in boats and attempted to board the […]

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        Somali Pirates get ransom, free 7 sailors held since 2010

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        By   2 months ago

        Listen Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said yesterday. The sailors, held since the pirates hijacked the Panama-flagged ship MT Asphalt Venture in September 2010, were freed on Thursday. Eight of their colleagues were freed by the […]

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        Somalia asks Kenya to hand over convicted pirates

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        By   2 months 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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        By   3 months ago

        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   5 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   5 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   6 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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          Refugees in Kenya may become citizens under new law

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          By   2 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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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          By   4 months ago

          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   5 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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          By   7 months ago

          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   7 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   8 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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            Djibouti FA annual congress approves constitutional amendments

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            Listen Amendments made to the Status of the Djibouti Football Federation were unanimously adopted during the FDF annual congress held at the Federation’s headquarters here in Djibouti on Wednesday. According to the approved status, Djibouti will establish two main associations: the referees’ association and the coaches’ association who will have voting rights in the assembly. […]

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            Kenyan manager takes over Somali champions

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            By   4 days ago

            Listen SOMALIA’S CURRENT champions, Banadir Sports Club have signed with John Maura (Kenya) to succeed the club’s former manager Omar Mohamed Naser who was sacked on Saturday after successive losses. The new manager, John Maura, has on Tuesday signed one-year contract with the club’s Chairman Abokar Mohamed Sheik in Nairobi and is due to arrive […]

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            Djibouti FA distributes sports equipment to its stakeholders

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            By   7 days ago

            Listen THE PRESIDENT of Djibouti Football Federation Souleiman Hassan Waberi has on Sunday presented football equipment to football clubs in the country, as part of the FDF efforts to encourage the growth of football in Djibouti. Some 36 soccer clubs have benefitted from the generous donation by the Federation which was mainly intended as a […]

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            First supper cup trophy for Jeenyo since its revival

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            By   7 days ago

            Listen In what was one of the most zealous matches in Somalia’s recent history, one of the country’s oldest football clubs, Jeenyo United has made a major approach since they were revived in 2012 after they won the Somali Supper cup. In Friday’s hotly-contested match that attracted tens of thousands of fans from various destinations […]

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            UAFA president vows greater cooperation with Somalia.

            UAFA President H.E Turki Bin Khalid Bin Faisal Al Saud (Middle) pictured with Somali FA president Abdiqani Said Arab (Right) at the end of UAFA Congress in Riyad Friday 21 Nov 2014 Photo SFF Media

            By   4 weeks ago

            Listen THE PRESIDENT elected of the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) H.E Turki Bin Khalid Bin Faisal Al Saud, has announced a new era of cooperation with Somali Football Federation. The UAFA leader made the cooperation pledge during a brief talk with Somali Football Federation President Abdiqani Said Arab, at the end of UAFA […]

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            South African charity prioritizes orphans and disabled people

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            Listen The South Africa-based humanitarian organization, Gift of the Givers which has been active in Somalia for the past several years, has now turned most of its attentions to caring street children, orphans and those living with disability to inspire changes in their lives. The aid group, which is believed to be the largest charity […]

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            Somali FA presents cash donation to its clubs

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            Listen THE SOMALI FOOTBALL FEDERATION has on Tuesday provided cash donations and as well as full sports equipment to its division B and Division C clubs. Every year, the clubs receive such donation from the SFF, at the beginning of football year to help them promote football since Somalia has no sponsors. The distribution ceremony […]

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            Djibouti finish 3rd in Arab youth tourney, but have top scorer

            Djibouti Youngsters celebrate their 3rd place victory at Arab youth football tourney in Doha PHOTO CECAFA MEDIA

            By   2 months ago

            Listen DJIBOUTI’S National U-17 squad has snatched the 3rd place of the Arab youth football tourney which came to an end in Doha, on Sunday evening, after beating Qatar 3-2 in penalties, as the two nations fought for the 3rd place. The Hotly-contested match ended in 3-3 equality in the 90-minute period it takes to […]

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              New wealth rises in Mogadishu as millions suffer

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              By   1 month 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 months 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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              By   4 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   5 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   5 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   5 months 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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              Nine attackers killed in assault on Somalia presidential palace

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              By   6 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   6 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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