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Security Improves In Somalia As Police Force Builds Capacity – SPF Commissioner

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The security situation in Somalia has seen improvement with the strengthening of its national police force despite the constant threat of terrorist attacks from Al Shabaab, the Force’s Commissioner, Gen Mohammed Sheikh Hamud, has said. Gen Hamud said the police service, which is receiving training from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), is […]

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Ministry Of Education To Conduct National Examination

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali Ministry of Education said that it will administer national examination for students who of secondary schools in this year. Mukhtar Abdullahi Haji, the Director of the ministry’s Examination Board expressed big hopes. Haji said the ministry of education has planned to carry out unified national examination during the academic year. He further called […]

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Al-Shabaab Fighters Loyal To Islamic State Complicate Somalia Security

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Members of Al-Shabaab in Somalia who recently pledged allegiance to Islamic State are moving into the capital, Mogadishu, according to a senior intelligence analyst. Colonel Abdullahi Ali Maow, a former national intelligence officer who now heads the new Mogadishu-based Somalia Institute for Security Studies, told VOA that some Al-Shabaab members are fleeing to the […]

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US Charges 2 in Attack on 3 Somali Men in Kansas

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen U.S. federal prosecutors have announced hate-crimes charges against two men in connection with an attack on three Somali men in Dodge City, Kansas, last June. The indictment, unsealed Wednesday, charged Omar Cantero Martinez, 31, and Armando Sotelo, 24, both of Dodge City, with three counts of causing bodily injury to a victim because of […]

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Government forces take control of new areas from Al-Shabab in Bakool region

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali National Army together with the African Union Peacekeeping troops have on Wednesday taken control of new areas near Hudur town the capital of Bakool region southwest Somalia from the militant group of Al-Shabab. Governor of Bakool region, Mohamed Mo’alim told reporters that Somali National Army and AMISOM’s Ethiopian Contingent captured new locations which […]

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Drought conditions worsen in Puntland

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The situation in Puntland has significantly deteriorated from severe to extreme, according to the latest rainfall analysis by FAO-managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM). This is due to delayed and poorly distributed rains. While between moderate and heavy rains have been recorded in parts of Somaliland, some areas of Puntland and Somaliland […]

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Abdullah bin Zayed receives Somali counterpart

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received today at the ministry, Abdusalam H. Omer, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Somali FM and his accompanying delegation, and discussed with him bilateral relations between the UAE […]

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Aid agencies warn of looming humanitarian crisis in Somalia

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen More than 20 aid agencies working in Somalia on Tuesday called for urgent aid for the Horn of African nation which is facing a looming humanitarian crisis due to severe drought. In a joint statement issued in Mogadishu ahead of a key meeting to be held in Geneva later Tuesday, the 23 agencies including […]

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AMISOM Forces Will Uphold Respect For Human Rights: SRCC

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are committed to complying with international Human Rights law, the Mission’s head Ambassador Francisco Madeira affirmed Tuesday. Madeira, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) in Somalia, was speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop on Human Rights and […]

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Somali refugee family arrives to make new beginning

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Their new home in Kentville has been waiting for them for six months. The Centreville Aldershot Refugee Sponsorship (CARS) committee began preparing for this day last September. The oldest of their three sons, Noor, is 13. Mohamed is 10 and Sidow is three. The oldest of the three daughters, Kosar, is 10. Dahabo is […]

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