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President Silanyo Makes Surprise Reshuffle Ahead Of Elections

By   /  March 1, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The President of the Republic of Somaliland released a reshuffle he made to the cabinet of Ministers, top army, custodial corps and coast guard positions, nominating a number of Advisors to the Presidency on the same move. The president’s move as seen as a last-minute preparation for the upcoming presidential and Parliamentary elections slated […]

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2016 Elections and the Challenge of Reuniting Fragmented Somalia

By   /  March 1, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen It is ethically dubious and socially irresponsible to remain silent about the ongoing developments in Mogadishu, events that I believe will not lead us to our desired destination. As a long-standing public servant, prominent contributor to major peace conferences that produced interim governments (1991, 2000, and 2002-2004), and former Puntland President, I feel obliged […]

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Somali Militants execute convicted witchcraft

By   /  March 1, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Al-Qaeda-linked militant group in Somalia executed a man on a charge of witchcraft, the latest brutal public execution by the group, residents said on Friday. Al-Shabab judge found Abdiqadir Sh. Adam guilty of invoking magic, and sentenced him to be executed by firing squad in the south-western town of Diinsor on Friday, residents […]

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Al Shabaab injures police in Mogadishu car bomb

By   /  March 1, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali militants al Shabaab detonated a car bomb in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring two police officers, police and a spokesman for the Islamists said. The al Qaeda-affiliated group was pushed out of Mogadishu by African peacekeeping forces in 2011 but has waged a series of gun and grenade attacks to try to […]

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Forum for Unity and Democracy Welcomes Release of Pirate Hostages

By   /  February 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Forum for Unity and Democracy (FUD) welcomes the release of the last remaining crew members of FV Prantalay taken hostage nearly five years ago by Somali pirates. “We welcome the release of the 4 crewmen and call for the release of the remaining 26 hostages held by pirates within our borders,” said Secretary […]

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SIMHA Concerned About Wounded Somali Freelance Journalist

By   /  February 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Freelance Journalists Muawiye Ahmed Mudey is in critical condition in Daru Shifa hospital in Somali capital, Mogadishu. He was wounded in a friendly fire between Somali security forces after guards of south western regional state officials and Somali forces in check points exchanged fire during their tour of number 50 area in lower shabelle […]

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UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages

By   /  February 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the release this week of four Thai nationals after nearly five years in captivity, bringing an end to the longest held hostage ordeal in the east African nation thanks to a mission carried by the UN anti-crime agency. The mission to recover the hostages was conducted by the […]

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Women must be at the decision-making table at all levels’ UN tells high-level meeting in Chile

By   /  February 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen The world must unite to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged at a high-level event in Chile on women and decision-making at a today, citing that progress over the past two decades has been made slow and uneven. “We must work together to empower women and […]

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Minnesota teen pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen A Minnesota teenager who had been stopped at the airport as he was trying to travel to Syria pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf, 18, admitted in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis that he had intended to go to Syria […]

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Council of Ministers Discusses Security, Government Agenda and Asisstance to Victims of Central Hotel Bombing

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke today chaired the weekly meeting of the Council Ministers. The Council was briefed on the security situation in the country and the Government’s agenda for 2015-2016. Prime Minister Sharmarke was also provided with an update on the state of the victims of the malicious attack on the Central […]

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