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7,000 Somalia refugees return home from Yemen

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Listen United Nations (United States) (AFP) – About 7,000 refugees have fled to Somalia from war-torn Yemen since a Saudi-led bombing campaign was launched, compounding the dire humanitarian situation in Somalia, a UN envoy said Tuesday. Nicholas Kay, the special representative for Somalia, also warned the Security Council that vigilance was required to prevent Al-Qaeda-linked […]

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White widow commands ‘army of 200 female jihadis to carry out suicide bomb attacks’

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By   22 hours ago

Listen White widow Samantha Lewthwaite is reportedly commanding an army of up to 200 female jihadis committed to carrying out suicide attacks and trained to infiltrate governments, according to Somali’s intelligence agencies. The shock revelation comes as it is believed she is also behind 400 murders including the 148 slaughter of people at a university […]

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Somalia Outrage At Remittance Bans

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Listen Somalia’s president has lashed out at the government of neighbouring Kenya – accusing it of a “heavy-handed” approach to regional security, and specifically criticizing Kenya’s recent decision to clamp down on money transfer companies allegedly linked to the militant group, Al-Shabaab. In an interview with BBC News, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud described the remittance […]

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Yemeni refugees languish at camp in Djibouti

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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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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Condemns ‘Savage Buddhists’, Urges Help For Rohingya

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Listen Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militants Wednesday condemned Myanmar’s “savage Buddhists” and urged Southeast Asia’s Muslims to come to the aid of Rohingya Muslim people.In a rare statement on an issue outside the Horn of Africa region, the Al-Shabaab told Muslims in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to “take the pivotal role in alleviating the suffering […]

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Somalia evacuates 95 nationals from Yemen: official

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Listen Somalia on Monday evacuated 95 nationals from the war-ravaged Yemen as part of the government’s effort to evacuate its citizens from the Arabian Peninsula nation. State Minister of Interior Abdi Rashid Hidig told Xinhua that a joint mission by Somali government and international aid agencies in Yemen had managed to repatriate several Somalis in […]

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UN: Yemen crisis could open jihadist path through Somalia

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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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Two missing Kenyan girls claim they’ve joined Islamist group in Syria

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Listen Two 20-year-old girls who disappeared last Wednesday have shocked their relatives who have received a message saying that they are in Syria. If true, the youths will become the first confirmed cases of Kenyans who have joined the ISIS. The two childhood friends – Salwa Abdalla and Twafiqa Dahir – who are residents of […]

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    China negotiating with Djibouti for military base

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    By   2 weeks ago

    Listen China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president said, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side by side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation. “Discussions are ongoing,” President Ismail Omar Guelleh said in an interview in Djibouti, saying Beijing’s presence would be “welcome”. Djibouti is […]

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    Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

    Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

    By   3 weeks 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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    Somalia leaders’ conference on 2016 vision concludes in Garowe

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    Listen The second conference of Somalia’s 2016 vision was concluded in Garowe on Saturday, the capital of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland. Somalia’s federal government President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud together with the leaders of Puntland, Jubaland and South-west states held extensive discussions on implementation of the 2016 vision – mainly concerning on ways of holding […]

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

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    By   3 weeks 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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    EU To Hunt Down & Destroy People Smugglers’ Boat To End Migration

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    Listen The European Nations decided to hunt down and destroy human traffickers’ boat in a bid to eradicate influx of migrants throughout the Mediterranean. E.U. authorised Federica Mogherini, its foreign policy chief, to organise diplomatic options that would enable E.U. militaries to launch attacks against trafficker’s boats. Roberta Pinotti, defence minister of Italy, said both […]

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    Sudan’s Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

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    Listen Sudan’s Election Commission says President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite war-crimes charges and domestic rebellions. The Election Commission put turnout at 46.4 percent and denied widespread reports of low participation. Mokhtar al-Assam, the head of the commission, announced the results on Monday, saying […]

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    Garissa KMTC closed as government fails to provide security

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    Listen A second institution of higher learning in northeastern was closed indefinitely on Saturday over security concerns. This is after the government allegedly said it could not provide armed security to the institution. Addressing the press while closing the Garissa Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), institution’s Principal Mr Omar Osman said they reached at the […]

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    4th Tana Forum kicks off in Ethiopia

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    Listen The 4th Tana Forum on Security in Africa kicked off Saturday in the western Ethiopian city of Bahar Dar. advertisements Participating in the forum are the leaders of Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Mali, Somalia’s Puntland State, Botswana and South Sudan. Addressing the opening session of the forum, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn called for eradicating […]

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      Yemeni refugees languish at camp in Djibouti

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      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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      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   2 weeks 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

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      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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      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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      Somalia President in Egypt for Arab League summit

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      Listen -Amidst airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Federal Government of Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived in Egyptian resort, Sharm el-Sheikh for Arab league summit. President Mohamud’s delegation including Foreign Affairs Minister Abdisalan Omar Hadliye was received at Sharm el-Sheikh airport by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Arab league […]

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      Why A Retired British Army Colonel Has Become The Last Hope For Somalia’s Forgotten Hostages

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      Listen Even by Somalia’s standards, the village of Amara is a lawless place. A tumbledown hamlet in the sunbleached scrubland north of Mogadishu, it lies in a “no man’s land” between turf controlled by local warlords and the al-Shabaab Islamist militia. It is the perfect spot to keep hostages, and during the height of the […]

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        Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

        Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

        By   3 weeks 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   2 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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        White House officials defend Somalia strategy as counterterrorism model

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        Listen President Obama has cited the battle against al-Shabab militants in Somalia as a model of success for his relatively low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism. By some measures, it has paid dividends. U.S. drones have killed several of the Islamist group’s leaders, including two top planners in just the past month, a senior administration official […]

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        Somalia hotel attack: Diplomat, others killed

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        Listen Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) – Gunmen detonated bombs and sprayed people with bullets as they raided a hotel in Somalia’s capital late Friday afternoon, killing a Somali diplomat and at least five other people in an attack claimed by Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab, officials said. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, Somalia’s permanent representative to the United […]

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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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          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   7 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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          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   8 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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          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   10 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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            FIFA expands administration knowledge across Djibouti

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            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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            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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            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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            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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            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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            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   5 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

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            By   5 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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              Listen Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, which has grown exponentially in the last decade, said Wednesday its net profit more than doubled last year and was targeting 15 percent growth in passenger capacity in 2015. Turkish Airlines said in a statement that its full year net profits in US dollar terms for 2014 were $845 […]

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              Over 50 students graduate from Hiran univarsity

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              By   5 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   7 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   7 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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              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   10 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   10 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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