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Forum for Unity and Democracy Welcomes Release of Pirate Hostages

By   /  February 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The Forum for Unity and Democracy (FUD) welcomes the release of the last remaining crew members of FV Prantalay taken hostage nearly five years ago by Somali pirates. “We welcome the release of the 4 crewmen and call for the release of the remaining 26 hostages held by pirates within our borders,” said Secretary […]

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SIMHA Concerned About Wounded Somali Freelance Journalist

By   /  February 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Freelance Journalists Muawiye Ahmed Mudey is in critical condition in Daru Shifa hospital in Somali capital, Mogadishu. He was wounded in a friendly fire between Somali security forces after guards of south western regional state officials and Somali forces in check points exchanged fire during their tour of number 50 area in lower shabelle […]

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UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

By   /  February 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, bringing an end to the longest held hostage ordeal in the east African nation thanks to a mission carried by the UN anti-crime agency. The mission to recover the hostages was conducted by the […]

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Women must be at the decision-making table at all levels’ UN tells high-level meeting in Chile

By   /  February 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The world must unite to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged at a high-level event in Chile on women and decision-making at a today, citing that progress over the past two decades has been made slow and uneven. “We must work together to empower women and […]

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Minnesota teen pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A Minnesota teenager who had been stopped at the airport as he was trying to travel to Syria pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf, 18, admitted in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis that he had intended to go to Syria […]

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Council of Ministers Discusses Security, Government Agenda and Asisstance to Victims of Central Hotel Bombing

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke today chaired the weekly meeting of the Council Ministers. The Council was briefed on the security situation in the country and the Government’s agenda for 2015-2016. Prime Minister Sharmarke was also provided with an update on the state of the victims of the malicious attack on the Central […]

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Mortar Shells Land by Somalia’s Presidential Palace

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A Somali police officer says that at least three mortars landed inside Somalia’s heavily fortified presidential palace compound. Al-Shabab claimed the responsibility for the shelling, according the group’s radio station, Andulus. Al-Shabab is an Islamic extremist group in Somalia. There was no immediate word if Thursday’s attack caused any casualties or damage. The area […]

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173 people die in extremist attacks in kenya in 2014: police

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

Listen Islamic extremists killed 173 people in Kenya in 2014, the highest number in the three years that Kenya has experienced violence blamed on neighboring Somalia’s al-Shabab militants, Kenya’s police force said Wednesday. The 2014 death toll is even higher than that of 2013 when extremists killed 67 people in the assault on Nairobi’s Westgate […]

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Turkish Airlines doubles profits, targets more expansion

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Development, Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, which has grown exponentially in the last decade, said Wednesday its net profit more than doubled last year and was targeting 15 percent growth in passenger capacity in 2015. Turkish Airlines said in a statement that its full year net profits in US dollar terms for 2014 were $845 […]

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Obama nominates first US envoy to Somalia since 1991

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen US President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated America’s first ambassador to Somalia since 1991, when ties soured as rival warlords took over the African nation. Katherine Dhanani, a long-time diplomat with deep experience of African affairs, will have to be confirmed by the Senate for the role in Somalia, where extremists have targeted government […]

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