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Somalia beginning ‘profound transformation,’ UN official says during visit

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Listen The top United Nations political official today stressed that Somalia is entering a new chapter in its history, and reiterated the world body’s commitment to support efforts to build lasting peace, during a visit to the capital, Mogadishu. “Somalia is beginning to undergo profound transformation,” said Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman. “The United […]

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FBI Looking At Somali Man’s Intimidation Complaint

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Listen The FBI says it is looking into allegations that two agents intimidated a Somali man. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent the FBI a letter last week, saying man said he felt pressured when he was approached in October and asked to become an informant. CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya […]

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Somali leader wins new boost with high-profile EU visit

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Listen Somalia took a fresh step in its return to the international fold on Wednesday with a high-profile EU visit by its leader that comes days after finally winning US recognition. Months after his election, new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was to meet the European Union’s top officials, marking what a senior diplomat said […]

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Somali Foreign Minister hails Somalia-China relations

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Listen Somalia’s Foreign Minister Fowsiyo Yussuf Haji Adan highly regards relations between the troubled Horn of African country and China dating back to the 1960s. The minister told Xinhua in an interview on the sidelines of the just-concluded African Union summit held here that in the 1960s, China built a hospital and a football stadium […]

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Clan federalism tears Somalia apart

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Columnists  /  2 Comments

Listen Clan politics, rivalry and hatred have ruined the social bond, moral principles and trust among Somalis who share common language, culture, territory, history, and religion. Now, three political manifestations -secession, clan based federalism and unitary decentralized political system- divide them and are obstacle to the recovery of the lost nation of Somalia. The Provisional […]

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Somalia returns to international fold

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Listen Somalia took a fresh step in its return to the international fold on Wednesday with a high-profile EU visit by its leader that comes days after finally winning US recognition. Months after his election, new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was to meet the European Union’s top officials, marking what a senior diplomat said […]

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President Zuma pledges support to Somalia

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen President Jacob Zuma yesterday has pledged Pretoria’s support to the recently-formed government of Somalia. Speaking at a ceremony in Pretoria yesterday to welcome 11 new ambassadors to South Africa including the one representing the east African country, Zuma said that Pretoria is determined to assist in ensuring lasting peace in the Horn of Africa. […]

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Alshabab claims responsibility for Mogadishu suicide attack

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid)-Somali militant group Alshabab has claimed responsibility for the Tuesday suicide bombing in Mogadishu that killed at least two people, including the bomber. According to government officials, the man blew himself up in the morning when questioned by soldiers at a checkpoint in the palace complex known as Villa Somalia. “One of our […]

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Somalia: EU Should Urge Release of Jailed Journalist, Others

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Listen Press Release: Human Rights Watch Somalia’s new president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, is making an official visit to the European Union in Brussels on January 29-31, 2013. EU officials should urge President Hassan to immediately release journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim and three others detained since January 10 for reporting on an alleged rape by Somali […]

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WFP returns to Kismayo for the first time in four years

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Listen Kismayo (Alshahid)-The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) said Tuesday it has started providing food assistance in the southern Somali city port of Kismayo for the first time in more than four years. WFP Representative in Somalia, Stefano Porretti said in Nairobi that conflict and insecurity had prevented his organisation and many other humanitarian agencies […]

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