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Turkey sets up first African military base in Somalia

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

Listen Turkey has completed equipping its first military base in Africa in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu. The base will host Turkish military officers to train Somali soldiers and troops in their fight against the Al-Shabaab terrorist organization. It will become operational shortly. The base, which has been approved by the United Nations, is the […]

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KDF soldier captured in El Adde pleads with Uhuru in al Shabaab video

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Al Shabaab militants have released a video of a man allegedly captured in the El Adde attack asking the President to withdraw troops from Somalia and negotiate release. The eight-minute video released on Thursday features a 40-year old Leonard Maingi, who identifies himself as a KDF soldier and is in the full Kenyan military […]

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CPJ says Somali authorities should investigate to the killing of radio journalist

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

Listen Somali authorities should thoroughly and credibly investigate this evening’s fatal shooting of radio journalist Abdiaziz Ali and swiftly bring his killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The BBC reported that gunmen on motorbikes shot the journalist, who hosted a morning news program for the privately run Radio Shabelle, at sunset […]

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US President Barack Obama has criticises the US Senate’s decision

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

Listen US President Barack Obama has criticised the US Senate’s decision to reject his veto of legislation allowing relative of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government. Mr Obama described the move overturning his veto as a “mistake” and “basically a political vote”. He also criticised some senators – although not by name – for […]

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With 66% unemployment, Mogadishu, Somalia is the world’s most fragile city

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

Listen Earlier this year, global security expert Robert Muggah released a report that outlined the most “fragile” cities in the world — basically, cities that were flirting with economic or physical collapse. Muggah ranked fragility based on a scale of 0-4, with 0 being rock-solid and 4 being extremely fragile. In total, 66 cities scored […]

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Kenya and Jordan in Joint Anti-Terror War

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

Listen President Uhuru Kenyatta and King Abdullah II have said Kenya and Jordan will forge stronger military ties to combat emerging security threats. The two leaders made the commitment in Nairobi where King Abdullah joined the Kenyan leader to witness joint exercises conducted by elite units from the Kenya Defence Forces and the Royal Jordanian […]

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Somali Government Condemns The Killing Of Somali Journalist In Mogadishu

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

Listen Somali government has condemned the fatal shooting of radio journalist Abdiaziz Ali who was killed in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening. Mohamed Abdi Mareeye, Somali minister for information has blamed the Killings of the journalist for Al-Shabaab saying Somali government will bring the killers of Ali to the justice. “We condemn this barbaric killing of […]

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At least 17 Somali Soldiers Killed In Inter-regional Fighting – Officials

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

Listen At least 17 soldiers were killed in clashes overnight between forces from two semi-autonomous regions of northern Somalia, local officials said on Wednesday. Soldiers in Puntland and Galmudug have clashed repeatedly over territory and political rivalries in recent years.As well as fighting in a civil war that began in 1991, national forces, loyal to […]

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NUSOJ condemns the killing of Somali journalist in Mogadishu

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

Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder of a Somali Journalist in Mogadishu on Tuesday 27th of September 2016, the latest in a series of attacks against the press in Somalia. The incident happened around 6:10 PM local time, when armed men with pistols shot Abdiaziz […]

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UN fears ‘manipulation’ as Somalia delays elections

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

Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder of a Somali Journalist in Mogadishu on Tuesday 27th of September 2016, the latest in a series of attacks against the press in Somalia. The incident happened around 6:10 PM local time, when armed men with pistols shot Abdiaziz […]

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