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University student suspected of having Ebola quarantined in İzmir

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen A university student, H.Ö., was quarantined after arriving at a hospital in the western province of İzmir on Tuesday when medical personnel learned he had visited Somalia one month ago, causing them to suspect he could possibly be carrying the deadly Ebola virus. The 20-year-old Dokuz Eylül University student was taken to the university’s […]

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Al-Shabaab Stones Alleged Rapist to Death ‘To Show Power of Sharia’

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen A Somali man accused of rape has been stoned to death by terror group al-Shabaab. The 18-year-old man allegedly abused his female victim at gunpoint in the outskirts of her village, in the Lower Shabelle region. “This shows we have the power to sentence anyone who breaks Islamic law,” Sheikh Mohammed Abu Abdalla, the […]

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Analysis: The state of state-building in Somalia

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence. The 14 October agreement between the Mogadishu-based Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the autonomous Puntland […]

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Eight die of hunger and thirst in Southern Somali

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Hunger and thirst has killed eight people in Somalia’s Southern region of Middle Jubba, as the drought situation in the war-ravaged nation worsens. According to the UN aid agencies, over one million Somalis are in danger to facing food crisis due to poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance across the country. […]

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Seven Al Shabaab militants killed near Beled Weyn: Officials

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Seven Al Shabaab militants were killed during fighting between the militant group and Somali national army near Beled Weyn town in Hiran region. Al Shabaab militant group attacked Somali national army fleet providing security to aid convoy meant for residents living in surrounding areas, residents and government officials confirmed. Seven Al-Shabaab militants were killed […]

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A beacon of hope toward a unified Somali diaspora launched in Virginia, USA

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Somali community in the State of Virginia, USA hosted a formal reception dinner in recognition of the newly founded Global Somali Diaspora (GSD) organization. GSD’s mission is to undertake activities to advocate, advance, and empower the Somali communities in the Diaspora and provide an effective advocacy for all issues pertinent to the Somali […]

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UN officials visit Barawe coastal town

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Delegates from United Nations on security reached Barawe district of Lower Shabelle region on Tuesday as sources confirm. Lower Shabelle region security vice chairman Ali Dini told Goobjoog FM that the delegates met with AMISOM troops, Somali national army officials, Barawe administration, religious leaders and elders the aim of the delegates visit is to […]

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Court Adjourned and Shabelle Owner and Newscaster Released on bail

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Featured, News, Reports, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Hearing of the case of Shabelle and SkyFM journalists started at the regional Court on Tuesday morning around 10:00am and lasted for an hour. Judge Hashi Elmi Nor opened the hearing as scheduled and read a letter from the office of the Attorney General charging Abdimaalik Yusuf Mohamoud, owner of Shabelle Media Network […]

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Somalia Aims for Oil Production by 2020

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia’s Petroleum Minister Daud Mohamed Omar announced that the country planned to take control over the hydrocarbon sector to produce oil within six years. The Ministry drafted bills for revenue sharing and downstream development, and submitted them to state governments for approval, Omar said in a statement at the second annual Somalia Oil and […]

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Information Minister: “Confidence building with communities is key to the progress of brining peace and stability in Somalia.”

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information on Tuesday hosted an important meeting between AMISOM and Somali Police forces and Civil Society groups in Mogadishu. The aim of the meeting was to better coordinate between AMISOM and the Federal Government institutions as well as on how best to engage with public in order to bring peace […]

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