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Two Turkish, three Somali doctors shot dead in drive-shooting in Mogadishu

By   /  March 31, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Unidentified gunmen have shot dead two Turkish and three Somali doctors in a drive-by shooting attack the Somali capital Wednesday, the latest in series of attacks against foreigners operating in the horn of Africa, witnesses, officials said. Witnesses told HOL that the attackers travelling in a car sprayed bullets on the car carrying the […]

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Suicide bomber strikes while hugging official in Somalia’s Puntland

By   /  March 31, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen An Islamist militant suicide bomber put his arms around a local official as if in a hug and blew both of them up in the autonomous Somali region of Puntland on Thursday, officials said. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab, which frequently targets officials in its bid to overthrow the Western-backed Somali government, issued […]

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Somalia hails seizure of arms ship by French navy

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has hailed the interception of a ship full of weapons by the French naval forces patrolling Indian Ocean which they said was heading towards Somalia on Tuesday. Security officials suspect the ship was ferrying caches of weapons for the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab group which is fighting Somali government […]

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EU Plans To Cut Funding For Burundi’s Peacekeeping Contingent In Somalia – Diplomats

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The European Union has planned to cut back its funding for Burundi’s peacekeeping contingent in Somalia and also to force President Pierre Nkurunziza into talks with opponents and away from the brink of ethnic conflict. A diplomatic source said on Tuesday in Bujumbura that the Burundian’s 5,400-strong contingent in Somalia’s AMISOM force earned 13 […]

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UAE offers drought relief to 10,000 Somalis

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A team from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has arrived in the Somali province of Borama to distribute urgent relief aid to 10,000 displaced people fleeing the drought which severely damaged their crops and livestock. The campaign is in implementation of the directives of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed […]

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Somaliland suspends voter registrations amid droughts

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The breakaway northern Somalia republic of Somaliland has announced it suspended the ongoing voter registrations ahead of  presidential elections in response to calls to reach thousands of people in regions hard hit by droughts. However, opposition parties have immediately protested against the decision by president Ahmed Silanyo who said that the suspension was made […]

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Two Hundred Somali Police Recruits Complete Training In Baido

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Two hundred Somali Police recruits celebrated the completion of six months of training in Baidoa on Tuesday, making the second batch of trained police officers who will be posted in police stations in the Interim South West Administration. The passing out parade ceremony was presided over by the President of the Interim South West […]

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Puntland Trucks Water To Drought Affected Areas

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Puntland Drought Response Committee has started trucking water to areas that had been hardest hit by the drought in Puntland. The chairman of PDRC Sheikh Fuad Mohamud said Puntland started delivering water to areas hit by the drought. The task force appointed by PDRC hired water boozers which are supplying water to the villages […]

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Weapons Shipment Heading for Somalia Seized

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A large weapons cache was seized aboard a dhow in the Northern Indian Ocean by the French naval personnel, according to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The illegal cargo was being shipped to Somalia when it was spotted by the navy’s helicopter during a routine maritime security and counter terrorism surveillance in the area. […]

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‘Hijacked’ EgyptAir plane to Cairo lands in Cyprus

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen An EgyptAir passenger plane en route from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and was landed in Cyprus, sources in civil aviation ministry and police said. It was reported that the airliner landed in Larnaca airport in Cyprus. The plane was carrying 55 passengers, seven crew, according to an Egyptian airport official. An […]

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