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Qatar Airways starts three weekly flights on Doha- Djibouti route

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Listen Mumbai – Continuing its expansion in Africa, Qatar Airways has launched three-times-weekly flights from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport in the Horn of Africa. The airline has deployed Airbus A320 on the Doha–Djibouti route featuring up to 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy Class. This […]

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Somalia Police Chief passes away, death remains mystery

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia Police Force Commander-in-Chief Gen. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismael has untimely died of what seems to be heart attack in volatile Mogadishu on Thursday afternoon. Speaking at a press conference, National Security Minister Khalif Ahmed Ereg has unveiled that Federal Government of Somalia’s Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed assigned Osman Omar Weheliye (Gas […]

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Put-Up Job for Copenhagen Conference on Somalia

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured  /  No Comments

Listen The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) are frantically engaged in put-up job for the first Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) Conference on Somalia scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 19-20, 2014. The agenda is to review the implementation of Somali Compact of […]

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AMISOM mourns passing of Somali Police Commissioner Brig. General Mohamed Hassan Ismail

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A press statement from AMISOM says, “The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has learnt with sadness the passing of the Somali Police Commissioner Brigadier General Mohamed Hassan Ismail”. “This is very sad news for us as AMISOM and for the people of […]

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UAE official warns of potential for ISIS-Shabab link

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Arab World, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat warned Wednesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group could team up with Islamic militants in Somalia, saying that more should be done to prepare for such a threat. ISIS that now controls large parts of Iraq and Syria – also known by the Arabic […]

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Burkina parliament set ablaze in protests over president

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Angry demonstrators went on the rampage in Burkina Faso on Thursday, setting parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to scrap a vote on controversial plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule. Hundreds of people broke through a heavy security cordon and stormed the National Assembly […]

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Government confirms Somali police commander dies in Mogadishu

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Mohamed Osman Jawari, Somali parliament speaker and acting president issued a press statement which he sends condolence to Somali people after media broadcasted that Somali police commander Mohamed Hasan Isma’iil died in Mogadishu for unknown disease. Acting president said, “On behalf of my name, president, parliament speaker and MPs, I am sending condolence to […]

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AMISOM conducts Gender Audit Workshop

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The Gender Unit of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is conveying a four-day Gender audit workshop in Naivasha, Kenya. The workshop is part of the implementation plan of the mission Gender Mainstreaming strategy and the objective is to enhance the collective capacity of the organization to examine its activities from a gender […]

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EU gives education scholarship to Somali students

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The European Union has provided scholarship opportunities to 26 Somali students from Dadaab refugee camp in North Eastern Kenya. The scholarship program in collaboration with Africa education trust (AET) and center for British teachers (CBT) will also target students from Somaliland, Puntland and south central Somalia. The first phase of the program has already […]

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Food aid distribution to 2500 families in Middle Shabelle region

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs has delivered food aid to the internally displaced people in Middle Shabelle region, amid growing appeals for food assistance from the region recently. The Middle Shabelle Authority which received the food aid distributed to 2500 families that were internally displaced and living near the airport. The Governor […]

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