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UN envoy welcomes agreement of intent to form new central Somalia administration

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The United Nations envoy in Somalia welcomed today the agreement stating intent and principles for forming a new regional administration in the central part of the country. “This is another encouraging sign for Somalia’s progress to meet the goals set out in ‘Vision 2016’ and the Provisional Federal Constitution” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative […]

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Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

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Listen Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. Ruqiya Farah Yarow was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group, they say. The militants had ordered her to put on a veil, and […]

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PM Abdiwali welcomes agreement to form new administration in central Somalia

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Listen Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed alongside H.E President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud presided over the signing of the Central Regions State formation agreement. This landmark occasion has moved the nation forward in terms of rehabilitation and peace building throughout the region. Delegations from the Regional State of Galmudug, the Administration of Himan & Heeb and […]

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10 al Shabaab fighters killed on the outskirts of Kismayo

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Listen Interim Jubba Administration officials stated to have killed at least ten al Shabaab fighters on the outskirts of Kismayo city following armed confrontations between the two sides on Wednesday. Iftin Hassan Basto who is the head of IJA head of military operations against al Shabaab militants said the ten were killed in Abdi-dhore villages […]

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Joff Otieno retires as Air Force commander in military shake-up

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Listen The Kenya Air Force commander, Major-General Joff Otieno, retired on Wednesday on age grounds. He was succeeded by Maj-Gen Samuel Ng’ang’a Thuita, who was promoted from the rank of brigadier and transferred from Defence headquarters, where he was vice-chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) responsible for logistics and personnel. Maj-Gen Samuel Wesonga Nandwa […]

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Government forces, AMISOM peacekeepers conduct security operations in Bakara market

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Listen Somali security forces backed by AMISOM police have on Thursday morning cordoned Bakara Market and launched intensive operation in the market. Government forces are conducting search operations in the market while AMISOM police blocked the main roads entering Bakara market as a local businessman told the media. Unspecified number of people was arrested during […]

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A Mother Delivers Conjoined Twins in Mogadishu

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Last Friday, a mother delivered conjoined baby girl twins in Mogadishu. They are attached to each other on the stomachs and on the hips. They only have three legs. The father of these twins is called Ismail Hassan Sheikh Ali and their mother is called Raaho Jayte Hiraabe. Doctors are now trying to take […]

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Kenya’s tourism crisis: Al Shabaab hits where it hurts the most

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Listen There was some bad news this week for Kenya’s tourism industry, a vital driver of the country’s $41 billion economy (the Economist estimates that tourism provides up to 15% of GDP). According to the state-run Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), international arrivals for the first five months of the year are down 4%, from 398,000 […]

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Al Shabaab threatens to shoot down AMISOM planes

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Listen Somali Al Qaida linked militant group Al Shabaab has vowed to target planes supplying AMISOM peace keeping troops in the country. Speaking after Eid prayers in the stronghold port city of Barawe in southern Somalia Al Shaaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Dere has vowed to target AMISOM air transport to cut the supply line of […]

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Kent woman released before trial on terrorism charges

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Listen A local Somali woman accused of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabab was released from custody, pending a trial in Virginia, after more than 100 community members packed a Seattle federal courtroom Tuesday in her support. The decision to release 44-year-old Hinda Osman Dhirane, of Kent, on her own recognizance was made over […]

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