Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  News
Latest

Bank Crackdown Threatens Remittances to Somalia

By   /  January 31, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

First Somali Bank

Listen Somali-Americans could find it much harder to send money back home to friends and family after next week. Merchants Bank of California, which handles 60 to 80 percent of the remittances sent to Somalia from the United States, announced this week that it is dropping the accounts of companies that transfer money on behalf […]

Read More →
Latest

The African Union welcomes the announcement of a new Cabinet by the Prime Minister

By   /  January 31, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

logo1

Listen The African Union has welcomed the release by Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke of a Cabinet list of Ministers-designate, including 3 women. The African Union notes that this is step in the right direction towards regaining the momentum towards the realization of the critical goals required for the attainment of the Federal Government’s Vision 2016 […]

Read More →
Latest

“I’ll betray White Widow”: Former al-Shabaab chief to assist capture of terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

WhiteWidowMain

Listen Special forces are preparing for a mission to seize the British fugitive “within days”, sources close to the investigation say A terror chief turned supergrass is ready to give up White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite. Special forces are preparing for a mission to seize the British fugitive “within days”, sources close to the investigation say. […]

Read More →
Latest

Bad weather leaves Hobyo fishermen hungry

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

doon

Listen Fishermen in Hobyo district in Mudug region say they are suffering as prolonged storms have been preventing them from fishing. Hussein Mohamed Jama told Radio Ergo his small fishing boats could not withstand the high waves and rough sea and he had not fished for many days. “My family of 15 members are now […]

Read More →
Latest

UN Special Representative welcomes announcement of the nomination of a new cabinet by Somali Prime Minister

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

kay

Listen The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the announcement of the nomination of a new Federal cabinet by the Prime Minister of Somalia on 27 January 2014. “This announcement is an important step towards the establishment of a new cabinet,” Special Representative Kay said. “Once approved by […]

Read More →
Latest

Ex-Bank Chief appointed as Somalia’s FM accused of corruption

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

logo1

Listen Former governor of Somalia’s Central Bank, who has been appointed to serve as the country’s new Minister for Foreign affairs this week was accused of being involved in corruption in a UN report. Abdisalam Hadliye Omar, quit in September 2013 after U.N. Monitors Report linked him to irregularities regarding millions of dollars withdrawn from […]

Read More →
Latest

Somali political crisis delaying state rebuilding

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

alraxmaan

Listen A political crisis that has produced Somalia’s third prime minister in just over a year has delayed work to draw up a new constitution and steps needed to prepare for a referendum and election in 2016, U.N. envoy Nick Kay said on Wednesday. Somalia is slowly recovering from two decades of conflict. A military […]

Read More →
Latest

Joint forces take more rebel-held villages

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

dagaal

Listen in a further squeeze to the militants’ shrinking strongholds, Somali troops backed by the African Union forces have seized two more villages from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group in southern Somalia, officials said on Thursday. As parts of the relentless offensive against Al-Shabab group which is waging a deadly insurgency in Somalia, the troops […]

Read More →
Latest

Al-Shabaab victims seek justice, government support

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

cadaalad

Listen Victims of the harsh punishments al-Shabaab meted out during its rule in some parts of Somalia have asked the government for help as they are still suffering from the ill effects of al-Shabaab’s brutal actions. Al-Shabaab’s punishments, issued under the guise of sharia law, are not sanctioned by Islam because they are carried out […]

Read More →
Latest

US court in Virginia to hear 2 Somali pirates’ appeals

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Beyle_Abrar_660

Listen Two Somali pirates convicted in the shooting deaths of four Americans aboard a yacht will have their appeals heard in a Virginia courtroom. Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar were sentenced to 21 life terms for their roles in the February 2011 attack off the coast of Africa. A three-judge panel of […]

Read More →