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Sudan rescues 154 illegal immigrants from human-traffickers at Libyan border

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

Listen Sudanese authorities on Monday rescued 154 illegal immigrants, most of them foreigners, out of the hands of human-traffickers at the Sudanese-Libyan border. Brig. Mohamed Ibrahim, director of Sudan’s Human Trafficking Control Unit, briefed the reporters about the rescue operation. He said the group were on board of a truck whose driver was planning to […]

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Africa Energy Withdraws From Puntland, Somalia Blocks

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

Listen Africa Energy Corp. (AFE) (“Africa Energy”, previously Horn Petroleum Corp., or the “Company”) reports that it has provided notice to the Puntland State of Somalia advising of its intention to withdraw from the January 2007 productions sharing agreements (“PSAs”) in respect of the Nugaal Block and the Dharoor Block, each made among the Company, […]

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Pre-vetting Broadcast News For Extremism Threatens Freedom Of Speech

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

Listen Plans for the new extremism bill outlined in the Queen’s Speech have created some concern amongst broadcasters, programme-makers and publishers. The bill’s goal is to tackle extremism and incitement to hate, but we must also be alert to the unintended consequences that could arise from it, specifically to any chilling effects on freedom of […]

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Al Shabaab captures military post near Kismayo

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The armed group Al Shabaab has captured a military post near the Somali port city of Kismayo. Eyewitness have reported heavy exchange of fire last night before the capture of the base by Al Shabaab fighters. According to security Sources at least seven Somali troops were killed during the fighting. Witness who spoke on […]

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Former employees of the Oman Embassy in Somalia live in appalling conditions

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

Listen Former employees of the Sultante Embassy of Oman in Somalia during revolution era and the regime of strongman Siyad Barre have said they live in appalling condition and don’t have what to support their families. Aden Idris Osman and Abdikarim Sheikh Mohamed Sheikh Hassan who were members of the Oman Embassy workers told Radio […]

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UN Special envoy welcomes the election of central regional state parliament speaker

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen United Nations Secretary General Special Representative for Somalia ambassador Nicholas Kay has welcomed the election of Somali central regional state administration parliament speaker. Ambassador Kay described the election of the speaker Ali Gacal Casir as step forward in the establishment of the regional state government. Kay also praised the role played by Somali interior […]

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Kenya releases Somali pirates en masse despite warnings

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

Listen The Kenyan government has repatriated 62 Somali pirates who have served their jail sentences, despite warnings of a spike in attacks if release trend continues. There are currently 164 pirates still serving time in Kenyan prisons, with another 14 set for release and repatriation next week according to Meshack Okiya, deputy chief at Shimo […]

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UPDF overruns Al-shabaab camp

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

Listen UPDF soldiers under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have liberated Tortorow, a town in the lower Shabelle region of Somalia, overrunning an Al-shabaab camp in the process. In the Al-shabaab camp, the UPDF soldiers under Battle Group Fifteen stumbled upon an assortment of material. According to battalion commander, Col. Silvio Aguma, the Al-shabaab […]

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AU Somalia Representative condemns attack on AMISOM Base

By   /  June 28, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou has condemned the dawn attack on an AMISOM Base in the town of Leego, by ‘al Shabaab’ militants. Ambassador Sidikou regrets the losses suffered and registers his solidarity with the Government and people […]

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UN condemns Al Shabaab attack against African Union mission base

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

Listen United Nations officials have condemned today the attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab militants against an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base. In a statement issued this afternoon by the UN spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the “strongest terms” the attack, which was perpetrated in the town of Leego. “The Secretary-General pays […]

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