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Somali radio closure: Shabelle manager ‘in hiding’

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Listen The manager of the independent Shabelle radio station in the Somali capital has told the BBC he is in hiding after the authorities took it off air. Mohamed Musa said soldiers stormed the radio’s office on Friday, arresting about 20 people, three of whom are still in custody without being charged. When the station […]

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AMISOM and the Federal Government of Somalia conclude a Conference on the Role of Somalia Civil Society in the Implementation of Vision 2016

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) have concluded a three-day conference intended to sensitize Somalia civil society on the role they can play in the implementation of Vision 2016. In Somalia, there has not been a functional civil society since the collapse of the central government. […]

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Communique of Ministerial Meeting on the Somali Refugee Situation commits to fresh impetus for durable solutions for Somali refugees

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Statement by the Governments of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen; the African Union; the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development; the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia; the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees upon conclusion of Ministerial Meeting of the High Commissioner’s […]

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The Global Initiative on Somali Refugees (GISR)

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Listen The Prime Minister of Somalia visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to deliberate the refugee state of affairs and launching the Global Initiative on Somali Refugees (GISR). Among the host were; Special Representative of the Secretary General, and representatives of AU, IGAD. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed stated that there are over 1 million Somalis who mostly live […]

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AMISOM convenes a workshop to draft a National Policy.

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen AMISOM Protection, Gender and Human Rights Unit convened a four (4) day consultative workshop to work on the drafting of Somalia first policy on Child protection in the country’s capital Mogadishu. The workshop that was conducted jointly by Federal Government of Somalia, civil Society and supported by AMISOM discussed how the policy can be […]

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Clarification on 15th August Radio Shabelle/Radio SKY FM Incident

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Featured, News, Papers, Reports, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Dr Ahmed Ali Dahir, the Attorney General has today clarified the incident that occurred on Friday 15th August 2014 related to the closure of Radio Shabelle and Radio SKY FM (operating in the same office) and the detention of station staff. The Attorney General said that the operation was conducted legally, as he ordered […]

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