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Russian strikes killed civilians: Syrian opposition leader

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Listen ussian air strikes in Syria on Wednesday killed at least 36 civilians and targeted areas where Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked fighters are not present, the head of the Western-backed Syrian political opposition said. “All the targets in today’s Russian air raid over northern Homs were civilians,” Khaled Khoja, head of the Turkey-based Syrian […]

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President: ‘’ What Somalia has done over the past three years demonstrates conclusively that al-Shabaab is defeatable’’ (Press release)

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

Listen The President, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, today attended the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, hosted by US President Barack Obama, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Leaders’ Summit gathered together Heads of State from around to the world to discuss addressing the foreign terrorist […]

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Kenya more unsafe than Somalia, Rwanda safest in Africa

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Listen Kenya has been ranked one of the most unsafe places in the world, after Sudan and Somalia, in the Global Law and Order 2015 report by Gallup Analytics. The report released on Wednesday places Kenya 118th out of 141 countries surveyed, with most people feeling it unsafe to walk alone at night, in the […]

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Somali Bantu community in US protest over Somalia power sharing

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

Listen Hundreds of Somali Bantu community rallied in the downtown New York on Monday, protesting against disproportion of power sharing arrangement in the Somali politics and leadership. The protestors who were carrying placards that read ‘Somali Bantu Speak Up’ have marched through the streets of New York as police patrolled the area, coinciding their march-protest […]

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President welcomes Djibouti’s call to host a summit for Troop Contributing Countries to Somalia (Press Release)

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

Listen Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, has welcomed the suggestion made by Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Gelle to host a follow-on summit on behalf of Somalia for the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). The President was speaking at a TCC side event […]

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Somalia’s vulnerable squatters vs. flimsy federal government

By   /  September 29, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia’s Squatters and internally displaced people IDPs have become one of the most popular and permanent phenomena. These occurrences have been appeared in the recent days in the populated cities of Somalia in general and in the capital of the country in particular. Noticeably In1991 when the central government of Somalia malformed the country […]

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UN chief calls on Somalia to continue moving forward in building federal, democratic state

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

Listen UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that Somalia has made steady progress in building a federal, democratic state but the momentum must be sustained. Ban made the remarks while speaking at the high-level meeting on Somalia held at the UN headquarters in New York. “We have seen the formation of a new interim regional […]

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DRAFT COMMUNIQUÉ: HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON SOMALIA NEW YORK 28 SEPTEMBER 2015

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

Listen Today’s meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Mr. Nabil Elaraby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of […]

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Djibouti’s strongman president faces strongest cross-examination of his career

By   /  September 29, 2015  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen For the first time in history, a sitting African president will be summoned to give evidence in person before the British High Court. Ismail Omar Guelleh, the long-standing president of Djibouti is set to travel to London next month to testify in a long drawn-out trial involving his millionaire compatriot, former ally and now […]

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UN’s 70th general assembly: the greatest political show on earth

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

Listen In geopolitics, this is the greatest show on earth. For the best part of a week, the world’s leaders – more than 150 of them – will mingle, bargain and argue over the state of the world at the UN general assembly in New York. For much of the proceedings, “show” is the operative […]

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