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Somali president nominates 2016 electoral commission

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

Listen The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia His Excellence Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has on Thursday in presidential decree nominated 21persons who will be chairing the national forthcoming election in the country which will be held in August 2016. The task of this electoral commission will be to set a national detailed plan to […]

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US Urged to Use ‘Soft Power’ in Somalia

By   /  June 30, 2016  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen The United States must pursue a different approach in helping stabilize Somalia following the appointment of the first U.S.  Ambassador to Somalia in more than 25 years, said a former Somali diplomat and respected foreign policy analyst. Abukar Arman, the former Special Representative of Somalia to Washington, said Wednesday the United States has been […]

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At least 12 killed by a roadside bomb near Mogadishu

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

Listen Reports from the south western suburb of Somali capital Mogadishu say that 12 civilians killed and many more injured after road side bomb hit civilian minibus. The blast on Thursday in Lafole, which is around 20 kms west of Mogadishu, struck as the bus was passing by. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. […]

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Government: The National Gender Policy is misinterpreted

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

Listen The Somali Government has on Wednesday revealed that there was misinterpretation made on the National Gender Policy in which the executive council approved recently, SONNA reported. Speaking to Somali National News Agency, Minister of Information, H.E. Mohamed Abdi Hayer responded allegations and strong opposition from the Somali scholars agency on National Gender Policy on […]

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Erdogan strongly condemns Istanbul terror attack

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen ANKARA– A terror attack on an airport in Istanbul that targeted innocent people, once again shows the dark face of terrorist organizations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan strongly condemned the attack at Ataturk Airport that killed 31 victims and injured 147 others late Tuesday. “We expect that a resolute stance against terrorist […]

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Somalia Launches First National Development Plan in 30 Years

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

Listen The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has today launched the first draft of the first National Development Plan (NDP) in 30 years after successfully implementing the New Deal Compact for Somalia for three years. “This is a major milestone for Somalia and its development agenda,” said Abdi Aynte, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, […]

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Gedo elders Condemn KDF Strikes in their Region

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

Listen Elders from Gedo Region, Southern Somalia condemn air strikes by Kenyan fighter jets in and around Damase village and El-wak District area. Local media reports say that Kenya Defence Forces bombarded Damase village with mortar shells; one of the shells reportedly hit an elderly lady’s house killing her on the spot. The elders have […]

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Istanbul airport attack: 36 dead and 147 wounded

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

Listen Gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns attacked passengers at one of the world’s busiest travel spots. Witnesses described deadly carnage and crowds in a panic as the attackers struck. At least 36 people were killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim […]

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Gunmen kill senior military officer in Somalia

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

Listen Somalia Al-Shabaab militants killed a senior military officer in Wadajir district in the capital Mogadishu, officials said Tuesday. Ministry of Internal Security spokesman Abdikamil Moalim Shukri confirmed to Xinhua the killing of Col. Hassan Barre Rage, saying security forces are pursuing the attackers. “Al-Shabaab militants shot down Col. Rage, a military commander at Nasteho […]

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One Somali Family, Two Deadly Tragedies

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

Listen On Dec. 3, 2009, an al-Shabab suicide bomber attacked the graduation ceremony of Mogadishu’s Banadir University, killing 25 people, including government ministers, doctors and students. Among those killed was Mohamed Adam Shahid, one of the country’s leading embryologists. Dr. Shahid was a founding member of the university and a lecturer at the school. His […]

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