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Yemeni Refugees Fleeing Conflict Arrive In Somalia – UNHCR

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

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Listen The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that the first group of Yemenis fleeing conflict have arrived in Somalia. The 32 Yemeni citizens from Tiaz arrived the port city of Berbera after more than 12 hours at sea. Meanwhile, the Federal Government of Somalia and UNHCR are working together to evacuate […]

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East African bloc strongly condemns attack by al-Shabaab at hotel in Somalia’s capital

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

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Listen The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has strongly condemned the attack by al-Shabaab on Friday at Hotel Maka Al Mukarama in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, according to a statement from the East African bloc on Sunday. Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of IGAD, said, “IGAD condemns, in the strongest terms possible, Al-Shabaab’s cowardly act of terror […]

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Germany extends military deployment in Somalia

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

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Listen On Thursday, the German parliament voted by a large majority to extend its military operations in Somalia. Of the 578 votes cast, 454 delegates voted for the continuation of German involvement in the mission. There were 115 “no” votes and nine abstentions. The decision provides for a continuation of earlier commitments to the European […]

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Militants threaten more hotel attacks in Somalia

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

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Listen -One day after fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked group in Somalia staged a deadly siege at a popular hotel in the Somali capital in which more than 25 people were killed, the group threatened more similar attacks in the country, warning hotel owners of renting their hotels out to government officials. The latest attack at […]

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A week of loss for Somalia’s strong clubs

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

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Listen As the second leg of Somalia’s Nation Link Telecom Championship started, it has been a week of loss and shameful experience for the country’s powerful soccer clubs. The clubs: Elman FC, Jeenyo United, Banadir Sports Club and Heegan FC, have all suffered from what their managers described as ‘unexpected’ humiliations by clubs they used […]

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UN Security Council condemns hotel attack in Somalia

By   /  March 29, 2015  /  News  /  No Comments

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Listen UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu that resulted in the heavy deaths of civilians. In a press statement issued here, the Council members underlined that “neither this, nor any other senseless act of terrorism in Somalia, would dent […]

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Somali youth group hosts hoops tourney

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

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Listen A colorful array of blue, green, yellow and orange danced across the court. In the gym of Apollo High School on Saturday, six teams donned shirts of bold color to participate in a basketball tournament hosted by the St. Cloud Somali Youth Organization. Prior to the game, individual team members mingled with a free-shoot […]

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Djibouti gains FIFA praise for refereeing development

By   /  March 29, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The world Football’s governing body FIFA has praised Djibouti Football Federation for doing a better job to develop its refereeing sector. The announcement was made by FIFA refereeing development officer, Mr. Sidi Magassa, during his address at the launch of FIFA refereeing course for Djiboutian elite football referees. “FIFA appreciates the fantastic work that […]

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Somalia President in Egypt for Arab League summit

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Arab World, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen -Amidst airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Federal Government of Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived in Egyptian resort, Sharm el-Sheikh for Arab league summit. President Mohamud’s delegation including Foreign Affairs Minister Abdisalan Omar Hadliye was received at Sharm el-Sheikh airport by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Arab league […]

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Djibouti to face Morocco in CAN beach soccer qualifier clash

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Sports  /  No Comments

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Listen For the first time in its football history, Djibouti is now eying on the upcoming African beach soccer championship to be staged in Seychelles. The country’s first ever national beach soccer team is scheduled to play against Morocco in their last leg of the 2015 African Beach soccer championship qualifiers. The match will take […]

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