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Somalia to rebuild its Navy to curb illegal fishing

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia will rebuild its Navy to protect the country’s territorial waters and marine resources and ward off illegal foreign fishing entities, Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omar Arte has said. The deputy premier said on Wednesday the Navy will play a critical role in securing the country’s marine resources which have been encroached for many […]

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Suspected Suicide Bomber Traded Seats Before Somali Plane Blast, Airline CEO Says

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The man authorities believe may have smuggled a bomb onto a Daallo Airlines jet in Somalialast week apparently traded seats with another passenger before the blast, airline CEO Mohammed Ibrahim Yassin told ABC News. The passenger was originally sitting in a window seat, but agreed to move to the aisle when the suspected bomber, […]

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Somali Plane Revelations Add to Fears of Insider Attacks

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia’s transport minister on Tuesday said that an employee at the country’s civil aviation office aided the bombing of a Djibouti-bound plane last week, reinforcing concern among security experts that insider attacks are among the biggest threats to commercial flights. For years aviation security upgrades have focused on reducing the risk of passengers smuggling […]

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Djibouti’s Guelleh receives Somali-British athlete Mo Farah in Djibouti

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Djibouti’s president Ismail Omar Guelleh has welcomed the British Somali-born athlete Mo Farah who won the 10,000m and 5,000m double at world championships into his presidential palace in Djibouti Monday Djibouti is set to host International Half Marathon with Mo Farah is among the athletes expected to attend it. During their meeting, Mr. Guelleh […]

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Somali Media fraternity Stage Country wide Protest Against Somali High Court Verdict

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Featured, News, Reports, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen At least 100 Reporters, Editors and Media Directors have staged public protest against the recent High court verdict against their union (NUSOJ) in Mogadishu on Monday to show and stand with solidarity, saying the verdict goes against the constitution and hint irregularities in the due process. Organized by the Somali Independent Media Houses Association […]

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Somalia arrested 20 over plane bombing

By   /  February 9, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia’s security forces arrested 20 people including civil aviation officials on suspicions of helping a suspected suicide bomber who sucked out of a passenger plane last week after a bomb gaped a hole on the aircraft’s side, officials said Monday. Somali government’s spokesman Abdisalam Atto confirmed the arrests, accusing two of the arrested persons […]

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AMISOM Military Operations Coordination Committee meets in Nairobi

By   /  February 9, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), convened in Kenya’s capital Nairobi today, to discuss the situation in Somalia. Attending the meeting were AU Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, Commissioner for Peace and Security at the African Union Commission Ambassador Smail […]

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Somali FA donates office equipment to Puntland State Branch

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali Football Federation [SFF] has donated complete office equipment to the football association in the regional Somali state of Puntland, which moved to a new headquarters over the weekend. The renovation of the headquarters comes weeks after newly-recruited secretariat members for the office took part in a sports administration course in the capital Mogadishu […]

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Somali Man Sentenced to 15-Years for Stabbing Woman in Britain and Fleeing to Ethiopia

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen A Somali man, who fled to Ethiopia after stabbing a young woman in Britain, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. Mahad Aden, 33, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to wounding with intent. The incident reportedly happened on September 16, 2013 near Torcastle Close, Paradise Coventry. Aden and […]

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Somali recaptures key port of Merka from Al-Shabaab

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers on Sunday recaptured the key port of Merka from al-Shabaab insurgents, just one day after the Islamists swept into the city, the army and residents said. “The Somali forces and AMISOM peacekeepers secured control of Merka again and now the situation has returned to normal,” a […]

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