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Donald Trump’s shifting positions on Muslim ban

By   /  June 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States has been a central issue of his campaign — but he has described the ban differently in the weeks since the mass shooting in Orlando. His spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, told CNN Saturday that Trump supports barring only Muslims from “terror states,” not all Muslims. […]

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Somali Army Commander admits that SNA is capable after AU troops pullout

By   /  June 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Chief Commander of the Somali National Army Major General Mohamed Aden Ahmed addressing the Press on Saturday has admitted that the Somali national army is now prepared and capable of taking the security responsibility of the countrywide, and the liberation of the few areas where Al-Shabab remnants are taking cover. “I am very […]

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Somali lawmaker among those killed in Mogadishu Hotel attack

By   /  June 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The State Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office for Environment, Buri Mohamed Hamza, is confirmed to have been a victim of the violent terrorist attack on Nasa Hablod hotel by AlShabaab yesterday. Minister Buri Bur’i Hamza was a Member of the Federal Parliament of Somalia since August 2012 and he served as the State […]

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Somali PM axes female Ministers

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke fired two female ministers and appointed their successors yesterday night. No reason was given for the dismissal of the two ministers which was announced in a decree issued by the Prime Minister on Friday. Abdulkadir Abdi Hashi has been appointed as the new Minister of Education, while Mohamed […]

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‘Massive explosion’, attack under way at Mogadishu hotel

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen A huge blast followed by heavy gunfire rocked a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a resident and AFP reporters said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting hotels and restaurants. “There is heavy fire going on inside the hotel, it started after the massive explosion but we cannot know what […]

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Alert as suspected Shabaab militants destroy mast in Mandera

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The militants are reported to have struck Damasa Town and destroyed a communication mast and a water pump. Kenyan security officials are on high alert after reports on Friday that suspected Al-Shabaab militants had struck Damas in Mandera County. The militants are reported to have struck Damasa Town and destroyed a communication mast and […]

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UN to offer 1.9 mln USD to curb cholera outbreak in Somalia

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will release 1.9 million U.S. dollars to help contain the outbreak of cholera in Somalia. OCHA said in its report on Thursday that the money, from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, will be used to contain the cholera outbreak in the next three months. […]

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British PM David Cameron resigns

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Featured, News, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday he will resign after Britons voted to leave the European Union despite his campaign to keep it in the bloc. Cameron promised to try to “steady the ship” over the next months and did not give a precise timetable for his departure but said a new leader should […]

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Former Bosaso Mayor Forms Armed Opposition In Puntland

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The former mayor of Bossaso threatened to oust Abdiweli Ali Gas. Abdismad Mohammad Gallan, with hundreds of armed men occupied strategic villages and small towns along the main tarmac road that connects Bossaso to other main cities of the state, including Garowe and Galkayo. Speaking to the local media in Armo town, 100 km […]

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Turkey, Qatar launch joint aid campaign in Somalia

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Turkey and Qatar have launched a joint aid campaign for residents in Somalia’s Hiran province, which has been heavily damaged by floods and fighting. Turkey’s Ambassador to Somalia Olgan Bekar said at the launch of the campaign Wednesday that the humanitarian campaign aimed to ease pain of communities suffering from tribal fighting and heavy […]

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