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African defense ministers to hold security forum in Ethiopia

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Listen Defense ministers from different African countries along with United Nations and United States officials are set to hold ‘Peacekeeping & Stability Links Africa 2014’ forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The summit, Peacekeeping & Stability Links Africa 2014, set to take place from June 25-26, 2014, aims to address the ever-growing concern for long-term security […]

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EU to continue to be key Security Partners for Somalia

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Listen European Union Military Committee who has met Somali Federal Government President Hassan Sheik Mohamoud, Prime Minister Abdiweli and the Somali National Security Council in Mogadishu’s presidential Palace, named Villa Somalia pledged their commitment to continue to be key security partners for Somalia, according to a Press release issued by EU Military Committee. EU Military […]

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Three Interim Jubba Administration soldiers shot dead in Kismayu

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Listen Gunmen have on Tuesday night shot dead three Interim Jubba Administration soldiers in the port city of Kismayu, the administrative capital of the interim administration. Eyewitnesses said that the assailants immediately escaped from the scene after gunning down the three soldiers in Via Afmadow neighborhood. Interim Jubba Administration security forces arrived at the scene […]

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Kismayo DC Says Britain played significant role in reconstruction efforts in Kismayo

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Listen The leaders of interim Juba administration in Southern Somalia stated that the government of Britain has actively taken part in reconstruction of Kismayo town. Kismayo district commissioner Mohamed Yussuf Timajilic said that the government of Britain has supported Juba administration to install solar powered lights in the bigger streets of Kismayo. He added that […]

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Somaliland ministers meet Puntland president in Ethiopia

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Listen Somaliland ministers said they met with the President of Somalia’s Semi-autonomous state of Puntland during a visit to Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, according to Somaliland foreign minister. Mohamed Bihi Yonis, who is the foreign minister of the self-proclaimed breakaway region of the northern Somalia, now known as Somaliland commented that the Addis Ababa meeting […]

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Somali President tours UAE funded projects in Mogadishu

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  Africa, Arab World, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has on Tuesday toured former Somali National Army Base in Mogadishu which is being reconstructed by the government of the United Arab Emirates. The president was accompanied by the Emirati Ambassador to Somalia, Somali National Army chief, police commissioner as well as other military officials. Mohamud thanked the government […]

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UN Special Envoy says Somalia is making progress

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Listen The United Nations Special Envoy to Somalia Nicholas Kay has stated that the federal government of Somalia faces tough challenges in its quest to rebuild functional state institutions and hold first proper national elections since late 60s. In an interview with the United Nations Radio, the envoy said the UN office in Somalia assists […]

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Cracking down on Nairobi’s Somalis

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Opinion & Analysis, Papers, Reports, Resaerch, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen In Eastleigh, a mostly Somali area of Nairobi, residents say they constantly look over their shoulders when entering grocery stores, to make sure no security agents are following them. Some families have locked themselves up in their homes, and children rush to alert their parents whenever they see a policeman passing by. Some say […]

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Mohamed Hersi wanted to move to Muslim country to escape Canada’s ‘Islamophobia,’ terror trial hears

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Listen A Toronto security guard on trial for allegedly attempting to join the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabab testified Monday he wanted to move to a Muslim country because of the discrimination he suffered in Canada, but insisted he did not support terrorism. “I felt that throughout my time in Canada I felt a lot of […]

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Al-Shabaab militants kill Somali legislators over ‘invasion of Christians’

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Listen Islamic extremists with al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for last week’s killing of two Somali legislators who had voted to accept financial support from the West. The al-Qaeda-linked group threatened to continue the violence. In a radio broadcast, al-Shabaab representatives said the group was behind the two gunmen who shot and killed Abdiaziz Isaq Mursal as […]

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