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Turkey strongly condemns terrorist attacks targeting the peace and stability of Somalia

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The Turkish government strongly deplored Thursday’s car bomb attack in Somalia capital, Mogadishu which has lost the lives of at least 11 people, according to a press release by the Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry. The statement highlighted that Turkish government was deeply saddened by the fact that many people lost their lives as a […]

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Mogadishu mayor replaced amid security concerns

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali President, on Thursday appointed General Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab as the new mayor of Mogadishu and governor of Benadir region during instability in the capital. Mungab replaces Mohamed Mohamud Ahmed Nur who served in the position since December 2010, Somalia’s Radio Mogadishu reported. No reason was given for the change. […]

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Somalia’s Sacked Soldiers Threaten Mogadishu’s Security

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security  /  No Comments

Listen Residents of Mogadishu have raised concerns about their safety after the Somali army recently fired hundreds of disgruntled soldiers, many of whom are believed to still be in possession of their arms. Somali military officials said early in February that 700 army soldiers were “relieved of their duties” following the restructuring of the army […]

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Somalia plans new tax regime

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Africa, Development, East Africa, Featured, News, Opinion & Analysis, Papers, Reports, Resaerch, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen SOMALIA has long defied the maxim that death and taxes are life’s only two certainties — with years of chaos and killings but little in the way of a coherent state to collect revenues and tariffs. That could all be about to change if newly appointed Finance Minister Hussein Abdi Halane gets his way […]

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UN Security Council press statement on terrorist attack on Somalia

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, health, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The members of the Security Council are appalled by Thursday’s terrorist attack in Somalia for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility. The members of the Security Council condemned the attack in the strongest terms. The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery to […]

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Prime Minister: Al-Shabaab’s agenda is a betrayal of Islam and of peaceful Somali communities

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his condolences to the victims and their families of those killed in today’s car bomb attack on a tea shop in the Abdiasis district of Mogadishu. The Prime Minister, said: “I send my personal condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in today’s bombing of a […]

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40 International Firms Show their Interest in Developing Hargeisa Water Supply Expansion Project

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Featured, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The Minister of Water Resources and the Director of Hargeisa Agency have revealed that more than 40 firms from all over the world have submitted their tenders to expand the existing Hargeisa water supply grid during a joint press conference. Director of Hargeisa water agency Mr. Ibrahim Said speaking during the press briefing said, […]

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Suicide car bomber kills at least 10 in Somali capital: police

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Africa, Development, Featured, News, Security  /  No Comments

Listen At least 10 people were killed in an explosion when a suicide bomber drove his car into a tea shop near the national security headquarters in Somalia’s capital, a senior police officer said on Thursday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, the second in almost a week in the city after Islamist […]

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Kenya boosts airport defence, warning of Islamist threat

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Kenya’s security chiefs on Tuesday ordered that defences be boosted around the capital’s airport, including against possible missile attack amid “increased threats of radicalisation” from homegrown Islamist extremists. The country’s top defence body, the National Security Council (NSC), demanded extra protection around Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Kenya has suffered a string of […]

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Kenya frees 41 charged after raid on Masjid Mussa

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen A Kenyan court on Wednesday (February 26th) dropped charges against 41 men arrested earlier this month during a raid on Masjid Mussa and released 29 others on bail, AFP reported. Police raided the mosque February 2nd, arresting 129 suspects accused of attending a radicalisation meeting, sparking deadly riots in the port city. The suspects […]

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