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South Africa: SA Duo to Break Ground in Co-Production With Supercompute

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  News  /  No Comments

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Listen A Cape Town duo is set to become one of the first bands in the world to produce a song in collaboration with a supercomputer. The electronica outfit Original Swimming Party (OSP) is an audio-visual group from Cape Town who define their music style as a mash-up of Western electronic, with African influences from […]

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South Sudan seeks $300 million in external support for budget

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Listen South Sudan’s government wants $300 million in aid and loans to support its next budget, as it seeks to stabilize the country which has been scarred by civil conflict since achieving independence in 2011. Last week, the cabinet approved a budget proposal for the 2016/17 fiscal year which nearly tripled spending at 29.6 billion […]

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Somali president calls on African leaders to jointly fight terrorism in the continent

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

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Kenya's capital Nairobi, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RTX2N8MD

Listen Somali president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has urged African leaders to find lasting solutions to combat threats of terrorism in the continent to achieve Pan-African development agenda. Speaking at the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), President Mohamud said the leaders should resolve challenges facing the continent to get Pan-Africa […]

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Foreign Affairs Minister Omer asks Japan to support Somalia’s education sector

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Listen Foreign affairs minister Abdusalam Omer has called on the Japanese government to support Somalia’s education sector through scholarships and vocational training. Addressing the media in the sidelines of the ongoing Tokyo International Conference for African Development, TICAD in Nairobi, Omer said he impressed upon his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida to support Somalia in building […]

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Somali politician calls for probe into central bank scam

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

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Listen A Somali presidential candidate has called for an independent probe into the theft of $530,000 by a teller at the country’s central bank, suggesting an amount higher than announced by officials was stolen. Somalia’s central bank governor Bashir Isse told reporters on Thursday that Muhyadin Mohamed Hassan, a teller at the bank made off […]

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Divisions of Somali National Army successfully accomplish their training

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

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Listen Divisions of the Somali National Army called Danab which are elites specially trained for counter terrorism have successfully accomplished their military training in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The warp up ceremony was attended by top military ranking officers in the Somali national army spearheaded by the Commander of the Somali national army Major General […]

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As election approaches, dispute over spending plan deepens

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Listen With less than a month left for Somalia to hold a presidential election, a new dispute over the sums of money the government would have to allocate for the upcoming election process is brewing between Somali leaders and the international community amid concerns over slow electoral process and ‘vagueness’ in leaders’ spending plans, sources […]

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Japan’s Abe pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Kenya's capital Nairobi, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RTX2N8MD

Listen Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa’s vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the […]

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UN: Somali Refugees Leaving Kenya Due to Threats, Pressure

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

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Listen The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says Somali refugees in Kenya are leaving the country due to threats and pressure from security officials. More than 300,000 Somalis reside in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, located in east-central Kenya. Kenyan officials have threatened to close the sprawling camp, citing national security issues. Mohamed Mahad […]

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Somalia stops registration of new universities

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

Listen Somalia’s Ministry of Education said it will stop giving  accreditation to the new educational institutions in Mogadishu to control quality. Mogadishu has seen an increase in privately owned educational institutions. Ismail Yussuf, Director General of the Ministry of Education said licensing and accreditation for institutions to be recognised as universities will be completely stopped. […]

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