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Somali FA endorses the election of local football committee in Southern Jubba Region

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Listen The Somali Football Federation has fully accepted and welcomed the election of Mr. Abdullahi Duale Mohamed as the chairman of the local football committee of the Southern Lower Jubba region. Mr. Mohamed got 4 votes out of the 5 votes casted in the election to replace former regional football committee chairman Mr. Burhan Mohmoud […]

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Tragedy on Somalia’s unity, nationalism, and sovereignty

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Societies need national governments for the promotion of social cohesion, protection of the rights of all citizens, defense from external harm and aggression, maintenance of political and security order, spur of economic development, and provision of emergency assistance. Conversely, Governments can be machinery used for killing, oppression, insecurity, and economic depredation. History shows that […]

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2 killed in separate Mogadishu attacks

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Listen Unknown assailants on Tuesday killed a local official and a woman in her 20s in Somali capital Mogadishu, eyewitnesses have said. Two unknown attackers opened fire on a local official from the country’s eastern Yaqshid district killing him instantly, eyewitnesses said. “The assailants escaped before security forces arrived to the site of the attack. […]

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Fresh tribal clashes break out in Deefow

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Listen Heavy tribal clashes broke out in Deefow locality 35 kilometres North of Beledweyne district earlier on Wednesday. The exact casualty figure in the clashes is not clearly known but locals say the sounds of the bullets were heard from far away area as the two clan militias use heavy weapons. Inhabitants in Hiran region […]

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Egypt, Somalia Discuss Terrorism, Cooperation

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Listen Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud on Monday discussed Somalia’s efforts to fight “terrorist militias” in it, the Egyptian presidency said. It added in a statement that a meeting in Cairo between the two leaders also focused on latest developments on Somalia’s internal stage and efforts made by the Somali […]

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Somali Intelligence dismisses the handover of wanted Al Shabaab commander

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Listen Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) have dismissed the handover of wanted Al Shabaab commander Zakariye Hersi to Kenyan authorities. NISA said in a press statement, that the news circulating in the media about the handover of Hersi is untrue and he is in the hands of Somali intelligence. A Somali security official […]

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Senior al-Shabaab Leader in Somalia

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

Listen The U.S. military carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed the intelligence chief of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency said. Abdishakur Tahliil, was targeted in a U.S. airstrike near Somalia’s southern town of Saakow, the agency said in a statement today. Two other senior officials were […]

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Burundi, us forces enhance regional security for Somalia

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Listen The Burundi National Defense Force are preparing their soldiers for deployment to Somalia with the help of U.S. Marines and Sailors from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa. “The benefit of our training engagement is building partnerships and capacity with Burundi and the African Union Mission to Somalia,” said Major Luke Sauber, […]

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US air strike targets senior Somali militant: Pentagon

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Listen US war planes carried out a strike in southern Somalia on Monday targeting a senior leader of the Shebab militia, the Pentagon said, without giving any details of casualties. Military spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said the raid hit a target in Saakow, shortly after the Islamist rebel group’s intelligence chief surrendered to government […]

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Somalia opens first insurance company in over 20 years

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

Listen The first insurance company of Somali in over 20 years opened in its capital Mogadishu on Monday, marking a shift in the business practice in the country, which has for a long time been prone to risks without cover. The company, First Takaful and Re-Takaful Insurance Company, aims at providing life, car and house […]

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