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President Silanyo Makes Surprise Reshuffle Ahead Of Elections

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By   13 hours ago

Listen The President of the Republic of Somaliland released a reshuffle he made to the cabinet of Ministers, top army, custodial corps and coast guard positions, nominating a number of Advisors to the Presidency on the same move. The president’s move as seen as a last-minute preparation for the upcoming presidential and Parliamentary elections slated […]

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2016 Elections and the Challenge of Reuniting Fragmented Somalia

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By   13 hours ago

Listen It is ethically dubious and socially irresponsible to remain silent about the ongoing developments in Mogadishu, events that I believe will not lead us to our desired destination. As a long-standing public servant, prominent contributor to major peace conferences that produced interim governments (1991, 2000, and 2002-2004), and former Puntland President, I feel obliged […]

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Somali Militants execute convicted witchcraft

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By   18 hours ago

Listen The Al-Qaeda-linked militant group in Somalia executed a man on a charge of witchcraft, the latest brutal public execution by the group, residents said on Friday. Al-Shabab judge found Abdiqadir Sh. Adam guilty of invoking magic, and sentenced him to be executed by firing squad in the south-western town of Diinsor on Friday, residents […]

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Al Shabaab injures police in Mogadishu car bomb

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By   18 hours ago

Listen Somali militants al Shabaab detonated a car bomb in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring two police officers, police and a spokesman for the Islamists said. The al Qaeda-affiliated group was pushed out of Mogadishu by African peacekeeping forces in 2011 but has waged a series of gun and grenade attacks to try to […]

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Forum for Unity and Democracy Welcomes Release of Pirate Hostages

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By   2 days ago

Listen The Forum for Unity and Democracy (FUD) welcomes the release of the last remaining crew members of FV Prantalay taken hostage nearly five years ago by Somali pirates. “We welcome the release of the 4 crewmen and call for the release of the remaining 26 hostages held by pirates within our borders,” said Secretary […]

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SIMHA Concerned About Wounded Somali Freelance Journalist

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By   2 days ago

Listen Freelance Journalists Muawiye Ahmed Mudey is in critical condition in Daru Shifa hospital in Somali capital, Mogadishu. He was wounded in a friendly fire between Somali security forces after guards of south western regional state officials and Somali forces in check points exchanged fire during their tour of number 50 area in lower shabelle […]

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UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

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By   2 days ago

Listen Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, bringing an end to the longest held hostage ordeal in the east African nation thanks to a mission carried by the UN anti-crime agency. The mission to recover the hostages was conducted by the […]

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Women must be at the decision-making table at all levels’ UN tells high-level meeting in Chile

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By   2 days ago

Listen The world must unite to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged at a high-level event in Chile on women and decision-making at a today, citing that progress over the past two decades has been made slow and uneven. “We must work together to empower women and […]

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    Somalia President Meets Ethiopian PM

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    By   2 weeks ago

    Listen Federal Government of Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, to discuss the ongoing stabilization efforts. The two leaders exchanged views on the role of Ethiopia in the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia and bilateral relations between the neighboring countries. Ethiopian troops were officially […]

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    Djibouti girls humiliate Qatar 4-0 in Arab youth tourney opener

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    By   2 weeks ago

    Listen Djibouti’s U 17 women’s national football squad have knocked down their Qatari rivals in the Arab women’s tourney opener at Al Arabi Stadium in Doha on Sunday. In the early minutes of the first half, Fatouma Elmi Rayaleh who captains the team scored the opener goal for Djibouti, while Mazer Fouad Abdallah scored the […]

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    Kenya Lawmakers Demand Inquiry over Slain Colleague

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    By   3 weeks ago

    Listen The majority leader in Kenya’s parliament has demanded security agencies launch a thorough investigation into the shooting death of a lawmaker in the central business district in the capital, Nairobi, on Saturday. Majority leader Aden Duale condemned the killing of his colleague, describing it as heinous and barbaric. “We condemn it in the strongest […]

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    IGAD says terror attacks won’t deter efforts to stabilize Somalia

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    By   1 month ago

    Listen East Africa’s bloc on Friday condemned a suicide car bomb attack at a Mogadishu hotel on Thursday, saying such attacks will not prevent efforts aimed at stabilizing Somalia. In a statement received in Nairobi, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) also slammed Al-Shabaab for their cowardly act of terror at the SYL Hotel where […]

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    International Criminal Court Concerned by Killing in Kenya

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    By   2 months ago

    Listen The International Criminal Court has said it is concerned over the killing of a man that lawyers said was a witness in the trial of Kenya’s deputy president for crimes against humanity. Meshack Yebei wasn’t a prosecution witness in Deputy President William Ruto’s trial, but the court offered him safe residency, the court said […]

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    Body of Muslim preacher discovered in northeast Kenya

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    By   2 months ago

    Listen The dead body of a Muslim cleric has been found in Kenya’s northeastern town of Embu days after he was arrested and taken by Kenyan authorities to an unknown location. The body, identified as that of Mohamed Ali Kheir, was discovered at a water pond in Embu, located approximately 120 kilometers (75 mi) northeast […]

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    Alshabab claims killing 38 Kenyans

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    By   3 months 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   3 months 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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      Turkey extends naval presence off Somali coast

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      By   4 weeks ago

      Listen Turkish Parliament has approved a government-sponsored motion to extend the presence of Turkish navy in the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and the coastal waters off Somalia for one year. The motion, first approved in 2009, extends for another year the Turkish Naval Forces’ mandate to participate in NATO’s international anti-piracy mission Operation […]

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      Iran’s first VP felicitates new Somalia PM

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      By   2 months ago

      Listen Iran’s First VP congratulated Somalia’s new Prime Minister on his appointment to the position. Iranian First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri, in a message on Monday, felicitated Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke on his appointment as the new prime minister of Somalia. In his message, Jahangiri expressed hope that bilateral ties between the two countries would further […]

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      Yemen arrests three foreigners over possible al Qaeda links

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      By   2 months ago

      Listen Yemeni police have arrested three foreigners in the capital Sanaa after one of them was found to have al Qaeda material in his possession, the Interior Ministry said. The foreigners, a Bulgarian, Belgian and Somali, were aged between 22 and 48, the ministry said on its website late on Friday. “The third person was […]

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

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      By   3 months 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 months 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   3 months 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.

      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   3 months 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   4 months 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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        UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

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        By   2 days ago

        Listen Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, bringing an end to the longest held hostage ordeal in the east African nation thanks to a mission carried by the UN anti-crime agency. The mission to recover the hostages was conducted by the […]

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        Spanish court sentences 6 Somali pirates to 16 years in jail

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        By   3 weeks ago

        Listen The Spanish National Court has convicted six Somali nationals accused of piracy and sentenced them each to 16 years in prison for attacking a Spanish fishing boat off the coast of Somalia in 2012. The accused faced charges of attacking the Spanish tuna boat, the “Izurdia” when it was fishing around 300 miles off […]

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        NUSOJ Condemns Arbitrary Arrest of two Broadcast Journalists

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        By   2 months ago

        Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the arbitrary arrest against two broadcast journalist in Mogadishu on Sunday afternoon January 4, 2015 by the Somali security forces, the latest in a string of violence against the journalists in Somalia. The two; Mohamed Salaad Osman, the head of programs of Goobjoog radio and Ibrahim […]

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        US soldier seized by Qaeda freed in Yemen

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        By   3 months 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   4 months 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   4 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   5 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   6 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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          Refugees in Kenya may become citizens under new law

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          By   4 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   5 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   6 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   6 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   8 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   10 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   10 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   10 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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            Somali regional leader enjoys football match.

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            By   3 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   2 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   2 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   2 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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            Somali FA endorses the election of local football committee in Southern Jubba Region

            Jubba land state minister for public services Moalim Mohamed and SFF deputy secretary General Hassan Mohamed pictured with the elected officials of regional Lower Jubba football committee

            By   2 months ago

            Listen The Somali Football Federation has fully accepted and welcomed the election of Mr. Abdullahi Duale Mohamed as the chairman of the local football committee of the Southern Lower Jubba region. Mr. Mohamed got 4 votes out of the 5 votes casted in the election to replace former regional football committee chairman Mr. Burhan Mohmoud […]

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            Djibouti FA annual congress approves constitutional amendments

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            By   2 months ago

            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

            Banadir Sports Club chairman Abokar Mohamed Sheik Right and his new manager John Maura  pictured after signing contruct on Tuesday 16 Dec 2014

            By   2 months 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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              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

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

              By   2 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   4 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   4 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   6 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   7 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   7 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   8 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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