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The President: “I thank our African brothers for supporting us, and I hope that Somalia will soon be playing its full role in the continent”

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen 25 May 2015, Mogadishu: HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia attended the African Union Day celebrations in Mogadishu. The ceremony was attended by diplomats, commanders of the Somali National Army and the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) and other dignitaries. The President addressed several issues regarding the role […]

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200 Somali Police Officers Complete Training in Djibouti

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Two hundred Somali police officers completed their three-month training in Djibouti led by Italian carabinieri, local media reported on Sunday. The objective of this training, conducted under the auspices of cooperation between Somalia and Italy, was to reinforce the skills of these officers to fight against insecurity. The training which was the fourth of […]

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Al-Shabaab takes control of strategic town in southern Somalia

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Islamist militants Al-Shabaab seized control of a strategic town in the southern Somali region of lower Shabelle on Sunday night after government forces vacated the town, witnesses and residents said on Monday. According to residents in Janaale town, the militants had taken over the control of the town without firing a single shot after […]

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A Somali Businessman To Send A Ship To Evacuate Somalis In Yemen

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Abdi Ali Farah, a well-known Somali businessman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Jubba General Trading Company has pledged to dispatch a cargo ship which will ferry Somalis from Yemen which became home for ferocious fighting between the internationally recognized government and the Houthis, who have taken control of large swaths of Yemen. Speaking […]

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Horn of Africa’s Djibouti dreams of becoming ‘new Dubai’

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Djibouti – For years the Horn of Africa nation Djibouti was seen by foreign powers as a far-flung military outpost overlooking the Gulf of Aden. Now the strategic port wants to capitalise on its key position on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, the gateway to the Suez canal. Djibouti offers an African […]

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Iran aid plane for Yemen barred from landing in Djibouti

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen An Iranian Red Crescent plane carrying 20 tonnes of food for war-torn Yemen was prevented from landing in Djibouti, where the UN has a relief hub, official media said Saturday. “Despite coordination with the United Nations and the World Food Programme, the plane was not granted permission to land in Djibouti,” the state run […]

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UN official condemns killing of parliamentarian, reiterates support for political process

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned a deadly attack against two Somali Members of Parliament (MP) and reiterated the Organization’s support for the country’s democratic process. Yusuf Muhammad Dirir, a Member of the Federal Parliament, was shot and killed on 23 May along with his driver while another MP, Abdullahi Boss […]

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Somali government says MP shot dead by mistake

By   /  May 24, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali Interior Spokesman has told the media in Mogadishu on Sunday that the military has shot and killed MP by mistake. Member of Parliament Yussuf Dirir succumbed to gun wounds in Mogadishu Madina hospital on Saturday. Spokesman, Mohamed Yussuf said during press conference army personnel shot at MP car in Maka Al Mukarama road. […]

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MP killed in drive-by shooting in Mogadishu

By   /  May 23, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Unidentified gunmen have killed a Somali MP in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, the latest in string of attacks targeting the country’s legislative body members, officials said Saturday. The militias attacked a car travelling bay Yusuf Dirir and his colleague Abdalla Boss who first wounded in the attack which occurred on the […]

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Heavy censorship, Intimidation, arbitrary arrests and draconian orders threatens media freedoms in Puntland and central Somalia regions

By   /  May 23, 2015  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the acts of oppression, media censorship, intimidations, arbitrary arrests aimed at silencing the independent media by the semiautonomous administration of Puntland and Ahlu Sunna Waljama in Guriel’s central Somalia and calls for both administrations to unconditionally withdrew such cruel approaches that undermines media freedoms and release […]

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