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Blatter’s re-election marks ‘another great day’ for world football

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia’s Football Federation said that the re-election of Joseph S Blatter as FIFA president for a fifth term has marked ‘another great day’ for the entire world football. In a press statement issued here in Zurich, on Saturday, Somali Football Federation president, Abdiqani Said Arab, sent his best congratulations to President Blatter, saying that […]

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Somalia: “We will not countenance anything less than a fair deal for Somalia”

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

Listen Mogadishu, 30 May 2015: The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is pleased to report that the prospects for petroleum exploration in Somalia are very encouraging. Somalia continues to recover at a rapid pace and investors are realising its potentiality. The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) welcomes this development. Recovery from 25 years of […]

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Suicide bomb hits southern Somalia

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

Listen A Somali suicide bomber blew himself up at the southern border town with Kenya in an incident that left unknown number of casualties, authorities said on Friday. Abdirahman Zeylici, a senior member with the moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamaah that controls Gedo region alongside Somali government, told journalists the bomber was targeting […]

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At Mogadishu you can now pop out for dinner (with guards)

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

Listen The first time I went to Mogadishu, there were soldiers on the roof of the airport terminal and a crashed cargo plane on the apron with a rocket-sized hole in its fuselage. I wore body armour pretty much all the time, was woken by explosions at night and ducked rifle fire by day. That […]

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NUSOJ Welcomes the Adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution on Protection of Journalists

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

Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists welcomes the move by the UN Security Council to adopt a unanimously a resolution calling on member states to fulfill their obligations as regards to the protection of journalists during the armed conflict and makes it a requirement for UN Peacekeeper operations to provide regular reports on the […]

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Kenyan President cancels Nigeria trip after delegation scandal

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

Listen President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday cancelled an official visit to Nigeria at the eleventh hour after questions were raised over the large number of officials that had been lined up to accompany him. Instead, Mr Kenyatta sent Deputy President William Ruto to represent him at the inauguration of Nigeria’s new president, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, today. […]

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Somalia May Pay 90% of Oil Revenue to Explorer Under Draft Deal

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

Listen Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd., chaired by former U.K. Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, has proposed a deal with the Somali government that may grant it as much as 90% of the country’s prospective oil revenue. A draft production-sharing agreement, obtained by Bloomberg from an official close to the negotiations, sets the state’s […]

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Statement on the ongoing political differences over the Jubaland Regional Parliament

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

Listen 28 May 2015, Mogadishu, Somalia – The Forum for Unity and Democracy notes with deep concern the strained relationship between the Federal Government and the emerging regional states potentially undermining the effectiveness and credibility of those institutions. As we strive to realize a democratic and stable Somalia, the unity and concerted effort of our […]

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Leading Shebab figure dies in Somalia

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

Listen A leading figure in the Somali-based Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab movement has died in Somalia, the Islamic militant group said Thursday. In a death announcement and obituary carried by jihadist media, the Shebab said Sheikh Hassan Abdulahi Turki, known as Hassan Turki, died on Wednesday evening in the Middle Juba region south of the capital Mogadishu. […]

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Somalia eyes on a UK-style street lighting standard

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

Listen Risen from the ashes, Somalia is now planning to implement a UK-style street lightening system as part of the ongoing efforts to get the war-weary country back on its feet again. The constructive initiative is being lead by a group of young people under the leadership of the director of Fire, Emergence and Electricity […]

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