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Kenya’s former PM Raila Odinga affirms Somaliland’s recognition

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

Listen Kenya’s opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has indicated his support for the recognition of the breakaway region of Somaliland barely a fortnight after a governor from the same country announced Kenya would recognise Somaliland if it reduced tariffs on Kenyan product exported to the region. Speaking at the British think tank, […]

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At least 11 people killed in twin explosions at CID headquarters in Mogadishu

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

Listen About 11 people among them four Al-Shabaab militants were killed in twin bomb explosions at the criminal investigations department headquarters in Mogadishu Sunday. An ambulance service has told Goobjoog News it had ferried 12 injured people and four bodies while a medical source at the city’s Medina Hospital confirmed one person succumbed to injuries. […]

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Gulen elements wiretapped the President’s calls, Turkish envoy to Somalia says

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

Listen Elements linked to the US based Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen have manipulated the Turkish society by infiltrating the system through a number of ways including wiretapping the President and Prime Minister’s calls, Turkish envoy to Somalia has said. Speaking during a press conference in Mogadishu Saturday, Olga Baker said Gulen’s movement now identified by […]

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Somali religious affairs ministry says FGM is un-Islamic

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

Listen Somalia’s ministry for religious affairs has called for a complete end to FGM which has been widely practised in Somalia for over a century. The minister of religious affairs, Abdulkahdir Sheikh Ali Baghdad said it was a cultural practice that had no place in Islam. “It is forbidden to cut … a girl because it […]

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Puntland says it will respond to any ‘Aggression’ from Somaliland

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

Listen The semi-autonomous regional state has on Thursday vowed to take a firm response to any ”aggression” from the Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland. The move came barely a week after forces from Somaliland and Puntland clashed in Sool region where over ten people lost their lives. In Puntland’s cabinet meeting, ministers said that they will […]

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First Garowe International Book Fair kicks off in Garowe

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

Listen The semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland has for the first times since its formation hosted first Garowe International Book Fair on Thursday where hundreds of scholars, authors, poets, Somali culture buffs, government officials, students, lecturers, attended the event. The book fair event was held at the East Africa University (EAU) campus in Garowe. The president of Puntland,  Abdiweli […]

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SOMALI PRESIDENT: Inter-state football competition was a sign of development

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia, Sports  /  No Comments

Listen The president of the federal republic of Somalia Prof. Hassan Sheik Mahmoud, said that the country’s first Inter-state football tournament has marked an enormous sign of peace and development in the country. Addressing at the conclusion ceremony for the Inter-estate soccer event on Wednesday evening, president Hassan Sheik Mahmoud, said that the maiden football […]

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Suspected Shabaab militants destroy communication mast in Lafey, Mandera

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have attacked and destroyed a communication mast at Fino Town, Lafey Sub-County in Mandera. Lafey police boss (OCPD) Bosita Omukolongolo said the incident happened at 2am Thursday. “There was heavy fire exchange between the attackers and our officers guarding the area but no casualty has been reported, ” he said. On […]

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Obama urges Americans to get behind Clinton, slams Trump

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

Listen President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America’s future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton’s bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. He urged Democrats to enable Clinton to finish the job he started with his election nearly eight years ago in a rousing […]

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United Nations refugee agency asks donors for additional funds for Daadab camp

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The United Nations refugee agency Tuesday appealed to donors for an additional $115.4 million to fund the voluntary return and reintegration of Somali refugees from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp. In a press release, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that funding is also required for the relocation of refugees […]

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