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Somali police seize cars looted in Thursday’s fire in Mogadishu

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Africa, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Somali police spokesman, Mohamed Yusuf Madale, on Saturday confirmed to media that security forces seized a number of luxury cars which were looted during last Thursday’s fire in Mogadishu. “Our forces have won to seize robbers who looted cars as they were driving it in the capital. They picked the cars from the garage […]

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Somali MPs start to discuss a motion against the prime minister.

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

Listen As scheduled, Somali MPs have gathered on Saturday in Somali parliamentary house in Mogadishu and immediately started discussing the motion against the prime minister which can lead the cabinet to lose confident vote. More than 200 MPs have participated today’s meeting which is so crucial. Somali parliamentary speaker, Mohamed Osman Jawari, is chairing the […]

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Hassan Sh. Mohamud: “We have high expectation from those who are graduating from universities”‏

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Africa, Education, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia addressing a graduation ceremony said, “We have high expectation from those who are graduating from universities”. The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud participated SIMAD University’s graduation ceremony as the guest speaker making an encouraging speech to the graduates. In his […]

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Aid agencies appeal for aid to over 100,000 cyclone-hit Somalis

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Africa, Development, Education, Featured, health, IDPs, News, Refugees, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen More than 10 international aid agencies on Friday said that over 100,000 people devastated by the recent cyclone in Somalia are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. In a joint statement issued in Nairobi, the agencies which included CARE International, Polish Humanitarian Action Refugees International, Save the Children International, Adeso and World Vision said […]

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AMISOM gets new Burundian Force Commander

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

Listen The incoming commander of the military section of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Lt. Gen. Silas Ntigurirwa has Thursday (29th November) arrived in the Somali Capital Mogadishu for a familiarization tour. He arrives to take over office from the Ugandan outgoing Commander Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti who has held the office since […]

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A Kenyan plan to get rid of Somali refugees is harsh and ill-designed

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Africa, Featured, IDPs, Refugees, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen IT IS time for the 500,000-odd citizens of Somalia living in Kenya to go home—that is, according to Kenya’s interior minister, Joseph Ole Lenku. He visited the sprawling Dadaab camp near Kenya’s border with Somalia on November 23rd to tell the nearly 400,000 refugees there that it was closing time. “The time for debate” […]

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Somali police struggle to stop deadly attacks

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Africa, Featured, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A Somali police officer is warned on his walkie-talkie that a suspicious car is approaching in the pitch darkness. Alerted, police at the partially-lit checkpoint immediately stop incoming cars, frisk passengers and search for explosives. However, some cars had already passed through unrestricted and tension spreads among the jittery soldiers, who are chewing khat, […]

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Somalia’s 2014 Budget doubles

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

Listen The Somali Federal Government is committed to increasing the annual Budget, His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said Thursday after Cabinet unanimously endorsed the Budget for 2014. The 2014 Budget is more than double that of 2013 rising from $114.3 million in 2013 to $221 million next year. Only 11 months ago the […]

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Djibouti hosts FIFA Futuro III course for Franco-African nations

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

Listen Some 45 technical and physical referee instructors from 12 French-speaking African countries are taking part in FIFA Futuro III instructor referee courses which launched in the horn of African country of Djibouti. As part of its global refereeing development programs, the courses were organized by the world football governing body FIFA in collaboration with […]

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Somalia stumbles backwards amid political infighting

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Africa, Development, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Mogadishu — Bitter divisions between Somalia’s top leaders threaten internationally-backed efforts to battle Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents and end decades of anarchy in the war-torn nation, experts warn. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, who has been in office for just over a year, is facing a confidence vote in parliament this week after he resisted President […]

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