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Three More Journalists detained in Central Somalia including female Radio Director

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By   2 days ago

Listen Update: Three More Journalists detained in Central Somalia including female Radio Director, Making the Number of Journalists detained to six in 24 hours, as crack down against the Media continues Mogadishu, August 2, 2015 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is outrageous the continued media crack down by the Ahlu sunna Waljama in […]

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SIMHA condemns detention of journalists in central Somalia

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By   2 days ago

Listen Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) strongly condemns the unnecessary detention of three Somali Journalists by Sufi armed group Ahlu Suna Waljama in central Somali city of Dhusamareb on Friday. The Journalists namely’; Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, of the Somali National TV, Abdijamal Maalim Ahmed of Kalsan TV and Bashir Mohamud Salad of Horncable TV, […]

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Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources reacts investigation launched by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited (SOMA) (Press Release)

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By   2 days ago

Listen Mogadisho, 2 August 2015 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources acknowledges the investigation launched by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited (SOMA) and offers its full cooperation, should it be requested. The Ministry further acknowledges the capacity building support agreement with SOMA signed on April 25th, […]

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Remains of Chinese guard killed in Somalia attack returns home

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By   2 days ago

Listen The remains of a Chinese guard killed in a terrorist attack in Somalia returned to Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, on Saturday evening, with another two wounded guards escorting his coffin. A suicide attack by Al-Shabaab was launched onto Jazeera Palace Hotel at around 4 p.m. local time on July 26 in […]

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NUSOJ condemns the arrest of Three Journalists in Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb and calls for unconditional release

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By   3 days ago

Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has condemned the aribitrary arrest against three journalists by Ahlu Sunna Waljama in the Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb on Friday night and called for the group to immediately release the journalists and create a friendly and secure environment for journalists where they can operate without fear […]

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Somali Official: Terrorist Attack Won’t Affect China-Somalia Relations

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By   3 days ago

Listen Senior officials in Somalia are downplaying any suggestions this week’s terrorist attack in Mogadishu may affect ties between China and Somalia. A suicide bomber detonated a massive truck-bomb outside a hotel complex where the Chinese embassy is headquartered, killing a member of the Chinese Armed Police Force guarding the facility. He is among 15 […]

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Serious Fraud Office investigating oil firm Soma

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Listen Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for oil in Somalia. The SFO did not outline the corruption allegations against the company, whose London headquarters were searched on Wednesday. The United Nations last year called for a moratorium […]

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Somalia regains Rome embassy ownership after years of legal battle

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By   4 days ago

Listen Having spent ten years in a legal battle with an Italian firm to reclaim its Rome embassy property rights, Somalia has scored a ground-breaking legal victory Friday after a court in Italy ruled the transfer of the building back to the Somali government. Gen. Muse Hassan, Somalia’s ambassador to Italy described the verdict as […]

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    Kenyan Policemen Freed After Two Years Of Captivity In Somalia

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    By   4 weeks ago

    Listen Two Kenyan policemen have been freed after over two years being held hostage in Somalia by Al-Shabaab militants, Kenya’s police chief said. The police constables, Joseph Wambugu and Fredrick Chirchir, were kidnapped in an attack in May 2013 in Kenya’s northeastern Garissa district, when four other officers were killed. The pair were taken across […]

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    Kenya’s main port sacks 27 strike leaders as losses hit $2 mln

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    Listen East Africa’s biggest port in the Kenyan city of Mombasa said on Saturday it had dismissed 27 workers it believed were behind a strike this week that paralysed operations for two days and cost the port at least $2 million. Over 2,000 workers went on strike on Wednesday and Thursday in protest against higher […]

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    Regional bloc lauds Kenya for lifting ban on Somali remittance firms

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    Listen East Africa’s bloc on Tuesday commanded the Kenyan government for lifting ban on Somali remittance firms that was imposed in April, and urged Western countries to follow suit. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Executive Secretary Mahboub Maalim said the unlocking of the ban will help to avert poverty and build resilient communities in […]

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    Ugandan police issue terror alert

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    By   1 month ago

    Listen The Ugandan police on Monday issued a terror alert, warning that Somali militants Al-Shabab are planning to carry out a series of attacks in the ongoing Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that the security agencies have received credible intelligence reports indicating the plans by Al […]

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    Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militants assassinate Kenya official in northeast

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    By   1 month ago

    Listen A Kenyan government administrator in the country’s restive northeast has been gunned down by suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab, police said Sunday. Mohamed Barre Abdullahi, a local chief in Wajir, which is close to the Somali border, was shot dead after finishing evening prayers at a local mosque on Saturday. “The […]

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    Kenyan police make public the photos of 38 terror suspects

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    By   2 months ago

    Listen Interior Ministry Spokesman Mwenda Njoka says the suspects are likely to be injured following attempted attack at a KDF camp in Baure, Lamu County. All the 36 suspects are unidentified and are members of Jeysh Ayman fighters. Jeysh Ayman is an Al Shabaab elite group that targets Kenya. The police, at the same time, […]

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    British terrorist Thomas Evans among 11 al Shabaab militia killed in Lamu

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    By   2 months ago

    Listen A British citizen was among 11 al Shabaab militants killed by Kenya Defence Forces in Lamu county on Sunday. The man identified as Thomas Evans is believed to have converted to Islam when he was 19 years old. British newspapers say Evans, aka Abdul Hamid, joined al Shabaab in 2012 and hails from High […]

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    Kenya army says it has killed 11 militants in attack

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    By   2 months ago

    Listen A Kenya military spokesman says 11 militants from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab have been killed after they attempted to attack an army camp in Lamu County. Col. David Obonyo said Sunday two soldiers were killed in the firefight. Obonyo says that among the al-Shabab militants killed were two Caucasian men. Al-Shabab militants is […]

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      UAE won’t back down in Somalia

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      By   1 month ago

      Listen Ramming a car laden with bombs into a UAE aid convoy was a cowardly thing to do, but the country will not be cowed down by the act of terror in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, that was planned and executed by the Al Shabaab. Fighting terror and piracy with development projects has been […]

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      Indonesia Plans World Islamic Center

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      By   2 months ago

      Listen Leading the way as the world’s most populous Muslim state, Indonesia has announced plans to construct an international Islamic study center, in a bid to spread true Islam across the world. “We will arrange 200 hectares to build the world center for Islamic studies,” Vice President Jusuf Kalla stated in Tegal, Central Java, on […]

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      Yemen football team flees war by boat to make World Cup 2018 qualifier with North Korea

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      By   2 months ago

      Listen Yemen’s football team have had to take to the sea to make a World Cup qualifying match with North Korea, as it is the only route out of their war torn country. As Saudi Arabia continued to pound the country with air strikes on 4 June and rival rebel groups battled for control of […]

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      Yemeni refugees languish at camp in Djibouti

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      By   3 months ago

      Listen OBOCK, Djibouti – They escaped snipers, aerial bombardment and shelling back home in Yemen, only to end up facing a new and bewildering struggle: surviving as refugees on a remote coastal stretch of Djibouti, where shelter from a punishing sun is scarce and the shrieks of hyenas and jackals echo in the evenings. “It […]

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      UN: Yemen crisis could open jihadist path through Somalia

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      By   3 months ago

      Listen Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a new report that the crisis in Yemen could open a corridor for jihadist movements through Somalia, which is located just across the Gulf of Aden. Ban said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday that security in Somalia and the region is threatened by the […]

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      Wounded Mogadishu attacks victims airlifted to Qadar

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      By   3 months ago

      Listen Somali federal government has airlifted 25 wounded Somali citizens who survived in attacks occurred in Mogadishu to Qatar for further treatment. Somali minister for health Osman Mohamed Abdi has commended current Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and prime minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khaliifa […]

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      Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

      Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

      By   3 months 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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      35 Somalis Arrested Before Illegally Travelling To Italy

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      By   4 months ago

      Listen Border guards foiled an attempt of 40 foreigners to illegally travel to Italy through the Mediterranean Sunday, Youm7 reported. Those arrested include 35 Somalis, four Sudanese, and a Yemeni woman; they were allegedly planning to take a fishing boat from the Mediterranean city of Kafr al-Sheikh. Investigations indicated a man called Abu Nesma, who […]

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        Al Shabaab captures military post near Kismayo

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        By   1 month ago

        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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        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

        Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

        By   3 months 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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        Leaders Call For Urgent Withdrawal Of Kenyan Troops From Somalia

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        By   4 months ago

        Listen Opposition leaders have renewed their calls for the withdrawal of Kenyan troops from Somalia as a measure of deflecting terrorist attacks. They said Al-Shabaab had made it clear that the presence of Kenyan troops in Somalia was the reason the country was often targeted by jihadist groups. Speaking at Moi University’s Odera Akango campus […]

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        Somali President Says Al-Shabab Must be Confronted

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        By   4 months ago

        Listen Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group is a regional enemy that needs to be confronted. He was speaking exclusively to VOA Somali, three days after al-Shabab gunmen stormed and massacred 148 people at Garissa University in northeastern Kenya. The president expressed horror and sadness at the Garissa attack. He […]

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        Kenyan Police display Garissa University attackers for identification

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        By   4 months ago

        Listen Kenyan police displayed to the public four bodies of suspected Al Shabaab attackers who carried out Garissa University attack. Hundreds of Garissa residents came out to view the bodies at Garissa Primary School playground but mission was cut short after the huge crowds turned up at the playing field almost causing a stampede. Garissa […]

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        Kenyan politicians urge repatriation of Somalia refugees

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        By   4 months ago

        Listen NAIROBI — Political leaders from the volatile Kenyan northeastern region on Saturday requested the government to repatriate Somalia refugees in the wake of terrorist attack at a university in the north. Led by the majority leader in the national assembly Adan Duale, the leaders regretted that refugee camps have become bleeding ground for terrorist […]

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        Officials: 5 arrested in Kenya university massacre

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        By   4 months ago

        Listen Five people were arrested Friday for allegedly taking part in an attack on a Kenyan university that killed at least 147, officials said. Masked gunmen, belonging to the Somali terror group al-Shabaab, stormed Garissa University on Thursday, and engaged police and military forces in a day-long siege. By the end, dozens had been killed […]

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          Aid Agency Cautions On Mass Return Of Somali Refugees From Kenya

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          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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          By   3 months ago

          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   9 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   10 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   11 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   11 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   1 year 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   1 year 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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            FIFA expands administration knowledge across Djibouti

            FIFA insstructor Jacque Malie  addresses at the launch of FIFA MA administration course for Djibouti on Saturday 11 April 2015. PHOTO CECAFA MEDIA

            By   4 months ago

            Listen For the second time in two years, Djiboutian football administrators are benefiting from FIFA MA administration course to help the country acquire adequate experience in football administration. A total of 31 football administrators from division 3 clubs and the country’s five regions including three women are taking part in the 6-day course which will […]

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            Djibouti to face Morocco in CAN beach soccer qualifier clash

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            By   4 months ago

            Listen For the first time in its football history, Djibouti is now eying on the upcoming African beach soccer championship to be staged in Seychelles. The country’s first ever national beach soccer team is scheduled to play against Morocco in their last leg of the 2015 African Beach soccer championship qualifiers. The match will take […]

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            Mo Farah is not European so his half-marathon best is a ‘record for Somalia’, says former title holder

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            By   4 months ago

            Listen Mo Farah has found himself embroiled in another row over his nationality after the Spaniard whose European half-marathon record he broke on Sunday called the feat a “record for Somalia”. Farah became the first British runner to break the hour-mark when recording a time of 59mins 32secs to win the Lisbon half-marathon on Sunday, […]

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            Somali regional leader enjoys football match.

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            By   6 months ago

            Listen After becoming the first leader to allow his regional State to access a free and fair local football election in December last year, the regional Jubba State leader Sheik Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Madoobe) has showed his interest for football. He was one of several regional state leaders who have been in the capital for […]

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            Somalia set for two new development projects

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            By   6 months ago

            Listen FIFA is set to kick-off two new development projects in Somalia in the aftermath of the first-ever mission of a FIFA official to Mogadishu since 1986. The Somalia Football Federation (SFF) is now set to plan for the implementation of its second Goal project, a technical centre at Mogadishu’s College University Stadium, as well […]

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            Ronaldo, Kessler, Löw and Kellermann triumph at FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014

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            By   7 months ago

            Listen Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the best player in the world for the third time following previous wins in 2008 and 2013, while Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler has claimed her first-ever FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award. Germany coach Joachim Löw and compatriot Ralf Kellermann, coach of VfL […]

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            SFF unveils development courses to be staged in Kismayo

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            By   7 months ago

            Listen AFTER WITNESSING a democratic local football election without interference from regional autonomy, the Somali Football Federation has crowned the Lower Jubba region the host site for the first development courses in 2015. Somali Football Federation Chief Media officer Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar (ISLOW) said in a press statement on Thursday that three empowerment football-related courses […]

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            SFF presents soccer equipment to Lower Jubba region’s football committee

            SFF Senior Vice president Ali Abdi Mohamed RIGHT presents the equipment to Ahmed Farah Tima Jilic Secretary of Lower Jubba region's football committee

            By   7 months ago

            Listen SOMALI FOOTBALL Federation has handed over football equipment to the recently elected local football committee of the southern Lower Jubba region. FF senior vice president Ali Abdi Mohamed presented the equipment to the region’s football committee secretary General Ahmed Farah Tima Jilic during his visit to SFF headquarters in Mogadishu on Tuesday. “On the […]

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              Turkish Airlines doubles profits, targets more expansion

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              By   5 months ago

              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

              Students celebrate after a graduation ceremony at the Somali university in the capital Mogadishu

              By   7 months 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   9 months 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   10 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   11 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   1 year 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   1 year 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   1 year 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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