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interim President of south western regional state of Somalia visits Barawe

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

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Listen The recently elected interim President of south western regional state of Somalia, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan has visited Barawe the capital of the new regional state. This is the first visit since he was elected as the President and was accompanied in his trip by United Nations Secretary General Representative in Somalia ambassador Nicholas […]

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Militants attack bus on Kenyan coast, no injuries

By   /  December 21, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Islamist gunmen on Saturday opened fire on a passenger bus along the Kenyan coast but fled without injuring anyone, witnesses and officials said, nearly a month after Shebab militants executed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the country. After stopping the bus by shooting its tyres, three of the attackers climbed on board and identified […]

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Sierra Leone Peacekeepers to Leave Somalia Mission

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

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Listen A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola. Maj. Gen. Samuel Omar Williams, the chief of defense staff, said Saturday the troops currently in Somalia will be sent back to […]

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Somali Government welcomes the UNSC’ decision to delist Atom from the 1844 Sanctions list (Press release)

By   /  December 20, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Mogadishu, 20 December 2014 – The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s (UN SC) decision to de-list the former Al-Shabaab leader who has renounced violence and embraced the peace process, Sheikh Mohamed Said “Atom”, from the 1844 Sanctions list. H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, the Minister of Information held press conference […]

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UN removes former Somali warlord from sanctions list

By   /  December 20, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen A former Somali warlord who allied to the Islamist Shebab group but severed links this summer has been removed from a UN sanctions list. Mohamed Said Atom, a powerful arms dealer, was targeted with UN travel and financial sanctions for “kidnapping, piracy and terrorism.” In June, Atom announced he had laid down his arms […]

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Dreams come true, as expanded Football League kicks off in Somalia

By   /  December 20, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen SOMALIA REALISES its dreams to have a broadened football league, as the country’s Nation Link Telecom championship, has now grown from eight to ten clubs in participation. The Somali Football Federation has inaugurated the expanded football league with Elman FC defeating their Horseed FC rivals by 3-2 in the opening match on Friday, December […]

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Former British citizen, Mahdi Hashi, ‘illegally interrogated’ by US officials in Djibouti

By   /  December 20, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen A former British citizen detained in Djibouti in 2012 alleges he was threatened with physical and sexual abuse and “strongly encouraged” to cooperate with American interrogators before being rendered to New York, court documents reveal. Mahdi Hashi, who is awaiting trial in the US on terror-related charges, was stripped of his British citizenship in […]

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Four killed after Maasai and Somalia herdsman clash at Kinango

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen At least four people were killed and several others injured after two pastoralist communities fought over pasture in Kenya’s coastal region of Kinango, local official said on Thursday. Kwale County Commissioner Evans Achoki said the two communities are demanding ownership of ranches in the area and killed two Somali headsmen and two Maasai when […]

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Somali police in preparation to mark 71st anniversary

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali Police Force is in the last stages of preparations to mark the 71st anniversary of its formation. The force is now busy practicing parade to mark the colorful ceremony set for Saturday 20th December. Somali police band Hegan is also expected to entertain the guest with patriotic songs during the event. Police band […]

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UNSOM Conducts Training of Somali Police Forces On Digital Communication

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) completed an eight-day training programme for Somali police Forces. 11 members of the Somali Police Force (SPF) and two members of the AMISOM Police Component attended the training session. The training is the second phase of series of capacity building trainings. UNSOM’s Police Commissioner Mr. Mustafa […]

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