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UN envoy condemns attack on African Union base

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Listen The top UN official in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned Yesteday’s attack by Al Shabaab militants on an African Union Mission (AMISOM) base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region manned by troops from the Ugandan contingent. According to AMISOM, the militants used a car loaded with explosives to trigger the attack and to facilitate […]

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U.S. Announces $6 Million Aid For Djibouti And Somali Refugees From Yemen

US Secretary of State John Kerry, accompanied by Special Representative for Somalia James McAnulty, left, meets with President Hassan Sheikh Mohammed, second from right, and Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, right, at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in a show of solidarity with the Somalian government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country.  Kerry is the first U.S. Secretary of State to ever visit the country. Kerry is also visiting Sri Lanka, Kenya, Djibouti, France, and Saudi Arabia on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

By   11 mins ago

Listen The United States has announced more than $6 million humanitarian assistance for refugees in Djibouti and Somalia who fled from Yemen following the ongoing conflict in the Arabian Peninsula nation.The new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Yemen region to $81 million this year. In a statement to the media, the […]

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Spain finds Guinea migrant hidden behind car engine

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By   20 mins ago

Listen A West African migrant entered the Spanish territory of Ceuta from Morocco curled up next to a car engine and another was hidden behind the back seat of the Mercedes-300 car. Spanish police found the pair late on Sunday during a customs check at El Tarajal, near the Moroccan border. The two men from […]

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The Somali PM condemns the attack on AMISOM base

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By   9 hours ago

Listen Mogadishu, 1st September, 2015——The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia unreservedly condemned the cowardly attack on AMISOM base in Janaale of Lower Shabelle Region by the terrorist group Al Shabab. “We condemn the barbaric attack by those who oppose peace and stability on AMISOM Peace Keepers of Uganda Contingent and I sent […]

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AMISOM condemns the attack on its base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia

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By   9 hours ago

Listen Mogadishu, 1 September 2015: The AMISOM base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region in Somalia came under attack from Al-Shabaab militants today. “The militants used a car loaded with explosives to trigger the attack and to facilitate their forced entry into the camp after which they engaged our soldiers in a gun-battle”. Statement said. Although […]

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AMISOM forces from Ethiopia allegedly kill civilians in Galgadud

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By   9 hours ago

Listen AMISOM forces from Ethiopia have allegedly killed 4 civilians in Elbur district, Galgadud region according to elders in the area. Elder Ali Farah Kheyre who contacted Goobjoog News said that the soldiers shot died four men, among them were Koranic teachers and local Imams in the area. He also claimed that 11 more residents […]

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AMISOM refutes Janale attack as reports say dozens of soldiers killed

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By   15 hours ago

Listen The AU backed force in Somalia, AMISOM has refuted claims that dozens of its soldiers were killed in an early morning attack on its military base in Janale. In a rejoinder on its Twitter account, AMISOM said reports that the base had been overrun by Al-Shabaab militants and weapons carted off were not true. […]

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Puntland is the ‘only ‘legitimate semiautonomous state in Somalia: Speaker

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By   15 hours ago

Listen -The increasing number of regional states operating outside the central government’s authority seem to be a ‘greater’ challenge to the government which accuses them of being threat to its efforts aimed at extending its rule across the country which struggles to adopt federal system throughout the country. Political analyst predict that the deteriorating relationship […]

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    Kenyan Policemen Freed After Two Years Of Captivity In Somalia

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    By   2 months 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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    By   2 months ago

    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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    By   2 months ago

    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   2 months 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   2 months 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   3 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   3 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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      Media Ignores Successful Canadian Muslim Stories

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      By   3 weeks ago

      Listen As media focuses on the news about “radicalized” Muslim youth, a Huffington Post article has shed some light on stories of successful Canadian Muslims, focusing on the positive contribution Muslim citizens are making to their society and the world. advertisements “The media narrative about Muslims is negative, and it’s being reinforced constantly,” laments Stephane […]

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      Meet the Turkish couple who spent their wedding day feeding 4,000 Syrian refugees

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      By   4 weeks ago

      Listen A Turkish bride and groom decided to share their joy on their wedding day by inviting 4,000 Syrian refugees to eat with them and celebrate in the southern Turkish city of Kilis. advertisements Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat, who got married in the province which is near the Syrian border last week, invited some […]

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      UAE won’t back down in Somalia

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      By   2 months 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   3 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   3 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   4 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   4 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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        Somalia warns of return to piracy

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        By   2 days ago

        Listen in northern Somalia, government officials are warning of a revival of piracy, unless foreign nations – and the naval armada patrolling the coast – do more to help create jobs and security ashore, and to combat illegal fishing at sea. At first glance, the ramshackle fishing port of Eyl looked much like it did […]

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        Face to face with Somalia’s Warriors from the North

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        By   4 days ago

        Listen “I was a lonely boy in school and at work as well. So I decided to come here to Somalia. I don’t know … That’s just what I did. I wanted to kill as many people as possible.” The young Somali-Finnish Al-Shabaab fighter stares straight into the lens of the camera as he speaks. […]

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        Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast

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        By   4 days ago

        Listen An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped. Jaber, an Iranian fishing vessel believed to have up to 19 crew, was captured on March 26, along […]

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        Al Shabaab captures military post near Kismayo

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        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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        By   2 months ago

        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   4 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   5 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   5 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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          Aid Agency Cautions On Mass Return Of Somali Refugees From Kenya

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          By   4 months ago

          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   4 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   10 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   11 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   12 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   1 year 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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            Google Mo Farah wins unique triple-double with 5,000m world championship gold

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            By   4 days ago

            Listen Who said repeat viewings get boring? Not for Mo Farah, who completed another glorious 5,000m and 10,000m double – and won his seventh consecutive world and Olympic title – after chasing down the Kenyan Caleb Ndiku in a thrilling final lap chase. It means Farah has completed a historic triple-double – having also won […]

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            Football ‘sweetens’ life for Somali orphans at Turkish school.

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            By   2 weeks ago

            Listen Hundreds of Somali orphans at Turkey’s Anatolia Boarding school have high hopes and expectations of becoming future national team members, as they marked the end of the first six months of formal football training sessions. The children aged between 9-15 years, had the opportunity to talk about their future expectations in football, when they […]

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            Football growth in Somalia, cheers minister of Sport

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            By   2 weeks ago

            Listen Somalia has put violence behind and there is a clear expectation in the country, where football is fully recovering from decades of conflicts and unrest. The Somali minister for youth and sport, Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, has commended the growth of football and soccer-related development projects in the country. “In recent years, we have witnessed […]

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            FIFA expands administration knowledge across Djibouti

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            By   5 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   5 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   5 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   7 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   7 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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              Turkish Airlines doubles profits, targets more expansion

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              By   6 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

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              By   8 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   10 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   11 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   12 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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