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Despite outrage, Somalia insists passed controversial media bill protects journalists

By   /  December 31, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen One day after Somalia’s parliament passed a controversial media that aims to regulate the beleaguered media industry, Somalia’s information minster dismissed calls by journalists to review the bill, insisting that it protects journalists’ rights. The 42-article new bill, passed on Monday is seen as ‘restrictive’ that gives authorities wide-range of options to prosecute and […]

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Iran denies allegation of Shiite missionary in Somalia

By   /  December 31, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Iran has denied allegations by Somalia’s government that it sent ‘secret’ missionaries to Somalia to convert locals to the Shiite doctrine. The development comes one week after Somalia’s security forces arrested two Iranians who were accused of ‘spreading’ the Shiite doctrine in Mogadishu, a development which underlines the tricky relationship between the Sunni horn […]

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UN Envoy For Somalia, Nicholas Kay, Ends Tour Of Duty

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

Listen The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today officially left Somalia bringing to an end an illustrious diplomatic stint spanning more than two years in the country. A short send-off ceremony was held at the Aden Abdulle Airport, for the UN Envoy who has worked tirelessly for a better […]

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For Somali families, a bridge between school and home

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

Listen A year-old program is helping newly immigrated Somali parents overcome cultural differences to become an important part of their children’s education. advertisements Waalidow Indhaha Furr, Somali for “parents open your eyes,” was created by the Somali American Parent Association in January to address the barriers Somali parents struggle with in the American educational system. […]

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The Federal Government of Somalia engages international legal counsel to support it in the development of a model Production Sharing Agreement

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

Listen The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is pleased to announce that it has engaged international legal counsel to undertake legal advisory work in relation to the development of a model Production Sharing Agreement (PSA). With the assistance of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), IMMMA Advocates, which is a member the DLA Piper […]

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NUSOJ Applauds the Passage of the Press Law by the Somali Parliament

By   /  December 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Reports, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today welcomed the passage Media Bill by the Federal Parliament of Somalia and the called the endorsement “landmark achievement for the Somali media”. A Somali media bill for the Somali media and journalists has been one of the union’s primary priority, a mid the country is […]

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KDF will not leave Somalia- Mwathethe

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

Listen The Chief of Defence Forces  Gen Samson Mwathethe has said the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will remain in Somalia to continue battling Al Shabaab under AMISOM forces until Kenya is secure. Mwathethe said the fight against Somali militant group Al Shabaab will go on until the country’s borders are secure. In an interview with […]

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Somali parliament passes controversial media bill

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

Listen Somalia’s parliament passed a controversial media bill proposed by the government, saying it aims to regulate the nation’s media industry. The 42-article new bill, passed Monday is seen as ‘restrictive’ that gives authorities wide-range of options to prosecute and arrest journalists for disseminating ‘false’ news, and slap fines on journalists and media houses that […]

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Gunmen abduct three Somali aid workers in south-western Somalia

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

Listen Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped three local aid workers in south-western Somalia, the latest in series of attacks against the aid workers operating in the horn of Africa nation, officials said Sunday. The three with a local NGO HIRDA were taken hostage in Bardhere, the provincial capital of Gedo region during a supervision trip on […]

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Somalia arrests two Iranians over Shiite indoctrination in Mogadishu

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

Listen Somalia’s security forces arrested two Iranians it accused of converting locals to Shiitism doctrine, a development which underlines the tricky relationship between the Sunni horn of Africa nation and the overwhelmingly Shia country of Iran. According to authorities, the two were arrested during a religious ceremony joined by dozens of locals at a hotel […]

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