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Hiiraan governor dismisses state formation technical committee appointment

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Listen Hiiraan governor Abdifitah Hassan Afrah has rubbished the appointment of the technical committee for the Hiiraan/Middle Shabelle state formation by Federalization Minister as non inclusive and in breach of August agreement in Mogadishu. Interior and Federalization Minister Abdirahman Mohamed Odowaa yesterday published a list of 14 members to the state formation technical committee with […]

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Child Protection Training for AMISOM Officers closes in Mogadishu

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Listen A three-days training on child protection for some military officers and Warrant Officers serving as peacekeepers with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) ended today with a call on the officers to continue upholding international norms and best practices. The training held in Mogadishu from 28 – 30 October, 2015 targeted AMISOM middle […]

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India-Africa Summit an investment boon for Somalia, says President Mohamud

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Listen President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has hailed the India-Africa Summit as an opportunity for the two blocks to build mutual partnerships which will go a long way in lifting millions of populations out of poverty. The president said the relations between India and Africa is built on a deep heritage and culture of mutual respect, […]

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Hundreds leave Kenyan university fearing extremist attack

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Listen Hundreds of students at Moi University in western Kenya are fleeing the school’s dorms, fearing a deadly extremist attack by some of their previous colleagues, a student leader said Friday. Students were seeking accommodation outside the campus in the town of Eldoret after it was revealed that four missing students allegedly joined the Somali […]

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Somali President to VOA: Crashed Plane in Hands of Bandits

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

Listen Somalia’s president says authorities are investigating a plane crash and the fate of survivors apparently taken captive by militant group al-Shabab. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told VOA’s Somali Service in an interview Friday that the plane fell into the hands of “bandits or militiamen” who kidnapped the passengers. The small plane was carrying between […]

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Somalia Appoints New Ambassador To Russia

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Listen Somali Government has appointed a new ambassador to Russia, the first diplomat the Horn of Africa nation has dispatched to the former Soviet Union after more than two decades of war, sources said on Thursday. Abdullahi Mohamud Warsame, aka Adde Duqow, the former Dean of Technical and Commercial Teachers’ College, takes the position that […]

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Somalia congratulates the Government and People of Turkey on the 92nd anniversary of the Turkish Republic

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Listen The Government and People of the Federal Republic of Somalia congratulate the Government and People of Turkey on the 92nd anniversary of the Turkish Republic. Turkey’s political and socio-economic achievements since the founding of the Republic on 29th October 1923 is a story and journey of great success and inspiration to the Somali Government […]

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Puntland bans broadcasts of Voice of America Somali in the state

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Listen The administration of Puntland has banned the American Broadcaster, VOA and all local affiliates from broadcasting in the state with effect from today. In a statement to the media information minister for Puntland Mohamud Hasan said all broadcasts and rebroadcasts of Voice of America Somali must cease forthwith failure to which the police will […]

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Turkish embassy in Somalia marks 92nd anniversary of Turkish Republic Day

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Listen The Turkish embassy in Mogadishu today marked the Turkish Republic Day led by ambassador Kani Torun and graced by senior government officials. The celebrations are marked annually in Turkey in celebrations of the country’s founding in 1923 under the leadership of its founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Speaking during the ceremony, Torun said Somalia and […]

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DOD Denies Americans On Plane Downed In Al-Shabaab-Controlled Territory

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

Listen A cargo plane with ten passengers that crash landed in Somalia in a territory controlled by Al-Shabaab Islamists on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu had no American on board, the US Department of Defence has said. A spokeswoman for the DOD acknowledged that there had been a plane crash in Somalia, but said […]

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