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Three killed as gunmen raid journalist’s house in Bardale.

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Unidentified gunmen have raided the residence of a journalist in the south-western town of Bardale, killing him and two other persons including his wife, residents told DBN on Thursday. Daud Ali Omar, a reporter for a radio based in Baidoa was shot dead along with his wife and a relative at his house as […]

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Somalia registers record export of livestock in 2014 due to trade boost with Gulf States

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia in 2014 exported a record five million livestock to markets in the Gulf of Arabia thanks to heavy investments in animal disease prevention backed by the European Union and the United Kingdom, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. This is the highest number of live animals exported from Somalia […]

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Somali police recruit leaves class over head-scarf rule

By   /  April 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Ismahan Isse has wanted to be a police officer for years. She prepared herself by earning an associate degree in criminal justice and entered the Columbus police academy in December. She lasted until March 16. Isse, 29, is a Somali-American and a Muslim. The Police Division does not allow officers to wear head scarves […]

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Kerry to travel to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti

By   /  April 29, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

Listen U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington and the country’s previous government. Sirisena took power in January after defeating President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Asia’s longest-serving leader, at the polls. The […]

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Minneapolis men facing ISIL-linked terrorism charges belie stereotypes

By   /  April 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Some of the young men got a head start on racking up college credits in high school. Some juggled college and jobs that helped them chip in for family budgets. Some worshiped NBA stars and caught college-night games at Target Center. In some ways, the six Minneapolis men facing federal charges over an alleged […]

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EU To Hunt Down & Destroy People Smugglers’ Boat To End Migration

By   /  April 28, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Listen The European Nations decided to hunt down and destroy human traffickers’ boat in a bid to eradicate influx of migrants throughout the Mediterranean. E.U. authorised Federica Mogherini, its foreign policy chief, to organise diplomatic options that would enable E.U. militaries to launch attacks against trafficker’s boats. Roberta Pinotti, defence minister of Italy, said both […]

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Sudan’s Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

By   /  April 28, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Sudan’s Election Commission says President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite war-crimes charges and domestic rebellions. The Election Commission put turnout at 46.4 percent and denied widespread reports of low participation. Mokhtar al-Assam, the head of the commission, announced the results on Monday, saying […]

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IMO Forum Aims to Rebuild Somalia’s Maritime Sector

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

Listen A three-day Stakeholders Forum will be held April 27-29 to review draft guidelines for the establishment of a Somalia Maritime Administration, coordinated and funded by the International Maritime organization (IMO), is being hosted by the Kenya Maritime Authority at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya. According to the IMO, the event aims to […]

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Forty Somali Refugees Killed By Saudi-led Bombing Campaign In Yemen

By   /  April 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen An airstrike killed 40 of Somali refugees after Warplanes of the Saudi-led military coalition bombed on two buses carrying Somali refugees in Yemen, in what appeared to be the single deadliest attack on Somali refugees since a Saudi Arabia-led coalition sent warplanes to target Shiite insurgents advancing across the country. As many as 40 […]

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Somalia’s Al Shabaab Kills Three Officials, Former Lawmaker In Mogadishu

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

Listen Somalia’s al Shabaab militants killed two city council officials, a former parliamentarian and a senior prison officer in Mogadishu, police and the rebel group said on Sunday. The al Qaeda-allied group has stepped up its gun and bomb attacks in the Horn of Africa nation over the past week. Six people were killed in […]

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