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Somalia leaves successful AU summit with the support of a united continent

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Africa, Development, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen African heads of state stand shoulder to shoulder with Somalia in its battle against terrorists, His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said today as the AU summit in Addis closed. The President of Somalia stated: “We are now better placed than at any time during the past 20 years, and we could not achieve […]

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President welcomes IGAD agreement on South Sudan

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Friday welcomed the IGAD agreement on South Sudan Speaking at the 24th IGAD Heads of State Summit, held during the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, the President said: “As the leading regional organization, IGAD has played a critical role in negotiations concerning South Sudan. […]

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Repatriating Somali Refugees: A Kenyan National Security Red Herring

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, IDPs, News, Refugees, Resaerch, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Even before the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya last September, the Kenyan government was wary of the threat posed by Somali terrorist organizations, especially al-Shabaab. After the attack, Kenyan lawmakers heightened their focus on the terrorist organization, and swiftly retaliated. There was also an almost immediate backlash against the nearly 500,000 Somali refugees […]

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UN concerned over dire food crisis in Somalia

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, IDPs, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The United Nations is concerned over food insecurity in Somalia, saying the impoverished African nation is likely to suffer from below-average harvest this year, Press TV reports. In its reports, the UN Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) highlighted low rainfall and flooding as well as the devastating storm in the northeastern Puntland […]

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Suspect Pirates Transferred to Seychelles for Possible Prosecution

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Piracy, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen International collaboration in the fight against piracy resulted in the transfer of five men by the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta flagship, FS Siroco, to the Republic of Seychelles, with the aim of prosecuting them for acts of piracy. On Saturday 18 January, FS Siroco, in cooperation with Japanese assets in […]

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Federal Government of Somalia calls on traditional leaders and politicians to observe stability and peace in Baidoa

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The Federal Government of Somalia calls for traditional leaders and politicians leading the consultations in Baidoa to: 1) Observe the stability and peace and to resist from any provocation that would only serve to escalate tensions 2) The opportunity must be given for the continuation and expansion of the talks in order to create […]

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President at AU Summit: Somalia is making “great strides” towards peace and security

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Africa, Development, Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today said Somalia was making “great strides” towards peace and security as he attended the opening of the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa. The President said: “In this summit Somalia is committed to achieving its interests, especially in the area of security. With every […]

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Somalia not yet safe for refugees return – UNHCR

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Africa, Education, Featured, IDPs, News, Refugees, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The United Nation High Commission for Refugees has reiterated its earlier call for countries hosting refugees from Somalia not to repatriate them yet the country is not safe. The UN agency said Southern and Central Somalia are too dangerous. Kenya hosts the highest number of Somali refugees in the region at the Dadaab camp. […]

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Somalia’s Islamist Leader released from custody but still under house arrest, his former spokesman proclaims

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The former spokesman of the disappeared Hisbul Islam militant group, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Aruus, who spoke Shabelle radio in Mogadishu proclaimed that Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, who has been in jail under Somali government control has been released though he is under house arrest. Aruus said the Aweys was released from Habar Khadija ,the […]

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Sources: US Drone Strike Nearly Hits al-Shabab Leader

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Sources in Somalia say a U.S. drone strike on Sunday nearly hit the leader of militant group al-Shabab. A militant source and sources close to the African Union mission in Somalia tells VOA Somali service that Ahmed Abdi Godane was in the vicinity of the drone attack, which took place north of Barawe, in […]

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