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Journalist held hostage in Somalia tells students how she supports Somali women

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Africa, Development, Education, Featured, News, Papers, Piracy, Reports, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Author and activist Amanda Lindhout spent 460 days as a hostage in Somalia — now she raises millions to educate Somali women. The Alberta journalist promised if she survived, she would make a positive change, especially for the people of Somalia. Lindhout told 16,000 awed students at We Day that not only has she […]

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Somali president lands in Kismayo port town

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Development, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mahmud, and delegates mostly MPs reached Kismayo town with air trip from Mogadishu on Thursday. Reports from the town say that the leader of Jubba interim administration welcomed the president and his delegation after the plane landed in Kismayo airport and escorted to the regional presidential palace. The security of […]

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Keeping remittances to Somalia flowing

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Africa, Development, Featured, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Never has the UK’s Somali community taken so much interest in a court case. Dahabshiil Holdings Ltd, by far the biggest company remitting money from the UK to Somalia, has taken Barclays to court to try to prevent the bank closing down its account, without which the company says it cannot legally continue to […]

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NUSOJ Calls for the Ministry of Information to withdraw its threatening for Media Registration.

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  News, Papers, Reports, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is concerned about the recent call by the minister of Information, Posts, Telecommunication and Transport ordering the independent media to register or face closure by giving a deadline untill 10 November, 2013 and calls for the ministry to withdrew its unfair decision in respect to the media […]

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UN Seeks Surge in Somalia Fight Vs. Al-Shabab

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Africa, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The war against al-Shabab militants in Somalia has “ground to a halt” and needs a surge of almost 4,400 more African Union troops and massive U.N. assistance to break the stalemate and avoid failure, a top U.N. official said Wednesday. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the Security Council that the U.N.-endorsed African Union force […]

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Spain convicts 6 Somalis of piracy, arms possession for attack on Spanish warship in 2012

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  Africa, Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Spain’s National Court has convicted six Somalis of piracy and arms possession for attacking a Spanish warship in 2012 off the coast of Somalia. The court said Wednesday all the defendants were sentenced to eight years in prison, and one was also sentenced to four years — to be served consecutively — for membership […]

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Somali security forces seize a fugitive Commander.

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somali Criminal Investigation Department (CID) confirmed on Wednesday that after a huge investigation made by Somali security forces in parts of the capital, a fugitive Commander who was sentenced for life prison has been seized peacefully. Abdi Mahamed Isma’il, former Somali central jail who was accused of releasing a number of Al-shabab members from […]

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Uganda arrests Somalia peacekeepers over theft

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A Ugandan military spokesman says at least 40 Ugandan soldiers previously deployed as peacekeepers in Somalia have been arrested over for allegedly stealing fuel and other supplies from the international mission. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Tuesday that the soldiers now under investigation include an army brigadier who once held a position near the […]

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Kenyan soldiers jailed for Westgate looting

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  East Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Two Kenyan soldiers have been sacked and jailed for looting during last month’s attack on the Westgate shopping centre, the army chief has said. Julius Karangi told reporters that a third soldier was under investigation. However, he denied there had been “widespread looting” and said there had been an attempt by the media to […]

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Yaya Toure joins UN campaign to save elephants

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  Africa, Featured, News, Sports, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Football star Yaya Toure has joined a UN campaign against poaching, warning the slaughter of elephants threatens their existence. Mr Toure said there were only 800 of the “magnificent creatures” left in his country, Ivory Coast, whose national team is known as “The Elephants”. He has been appointed a goodwill ambassador by the United […]

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