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UN condemns terrorist attack at Mogadishu hotel

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

Listen The top UN envoy for Somalia on Wednesday condemned truck bombing of the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu on Tuesday in which 22 people were killed and 30 others injured. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, also wished those who were injured in the attack quick recovery. “Violent extremists […]

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AU denies 2 AMISOM soldiers arrested over theft in Somalia

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

Listen The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Tuesday denied reports that two of its soldiers were arrested by the local security agents for illegally selling military supplies in the Horn of Africa nation. A statement from the pan-African body said no AMISOM soldiers were arrested on Monday in Mogadishu by Somalia’s National Intelligence […]

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Turkey condemns Somalia terrorist attack

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

Listen Turkey strongly condemned a militant attack on a hotel near the presidential palace in Somalia on Tuesday that killed at least 15 victims and injured more than 20 others, including MPs and ministers. “Turkey is a friend and brother of the Somali people and we are determined to provide any kind of support to […]

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Death toll rises to 26 in SYL hotel attack

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

Listen The death toll of a suicide truck bomb that was detonated outside the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu has climbed to 26 according to official and media sources. According to security and hospital sources, at least 15 members of the security forces and six women are among the dead. More than 50 others were injured. […]

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National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the arrest of a Somali journalist

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

Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns – in the strongest terms possible – the arrest of a Somali journalist on Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 in Kismayo, the capital of Jubbaland regional, located around 500 km South of Mogadishu. The arrest of Jeylani Hussien Yusuf was confirmed senior intelligence officers in Kismayo town […]

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Former al-Shabab chief defects to Somali government

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

Listen The Somali government on Monday announced that a former al-Shabab leader had defected from the group and joined the Somali government. Local media reports that Ibrahim Aden Ibrahim was said to be the the group’s head of education in Bay, in Somalia’s Bakool regions in the country’s southwest. According to Voice of America’s Harun […]

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15 killed as truck bomber strikes hotel near Villa Somalia

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

Listen A suicide car bomber detonated explosives-packed truck outside a hotel near the hilltop presidential palace in the Somali capital, killing at least 15 people and injured 30 others, police said. The massive bombing targeted SYL hotel during a meeting by government officials, destroying the compound’s outer wall and left a trail of destruction across […]

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South Africa: SA Duo to Break Ground in Co-Production With Supercompute

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  News  /  No Comments

Listen A Cape Town duo is set to become one of the first bands in the world to produce a song in collaboration with a supercomputer. The electronica outfit Original Swimming Party (OSP) is an audio-visual group from Cape Town who define their music style as a mash-up of Western electronic, with African influences from […]

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South Sudan seeks $300 million in external support for budget

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  News  /  No Comments

Listen South Sudan’s government wants $300 million in aid and loans to support its next budget, as it seeks to stabilize the country which has been scarred by civil conflict since achieving independence in 2011. Last week, the cabinet approved a budget proposal for the 2016/17 fiscal year which nearly tripled spending at 29.6 billion […]

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Somali president calls on African leaders to jointly fight terrorism in the continent

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

Listen Somali president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has urged African leaders to find lasting solutions to combat threats of terrorism in the continent to achieve Pan-African development agenda. Speaking at the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), President Mohamud said the leaders should resolve challenges facing the continent to get Pan-Africa […]

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