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Somalia says reviewing oil deals U.N. says lack transparency

By   /  October 25, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia said it was reviewing several oil and gas deals that U.N. investigators say lack transparency and risk hindering development of the country’s energy industry. Energy firms are cautiously eyeing Somalia’s long coastline, an untapped frontier on the east African seaboard that has become an exploration hot spot after big gas finds in Mozambique […]

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UN chief to visit Horn of Africa

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen UN chief Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya next week, leading a delegation from six other international organizations to the volatile Horn of Africa region. The secretary-general will be joined by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and by officials from the African Union, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on […]

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Kenya Defence Forces, Somalia National Army kill over 80 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Kenya Defence Forces have killed more than 80 members of Somalia’s Al Shabaab militants in an offensive in Jamaame and Magambo areas near Kismayu in Somalia. The militants were killed on Thursday in an operation by the KDF and Somalia National Army, a statement from the Department of Defence said. The statement added […]

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Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to argue for the forcible return of Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published yesterday. The Dutch government has insisted that […]

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Resolution on Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions and AU Mission in Somalia

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

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Listen UN Security Council is set to vote today on a resolution on Somalia-Eritrea sanctions and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). A draft text was first circulated last Friday, followed by three expert-level meetings this week. At press time the draft resolution was expected to be put into blue this evening. In relation to […]

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Bravanase Somali community shocked by the death of Sharif Jeilani Sufi Ba-Alawi

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Bravanase Somali community was shocked and saddened in London – UK to apprehend the death news of Sharif Jeilani Sufi Ba-Alawi one of the most senior members of Somalia. Al Shahid news centre believe it’s a responsibility to publish these news with of this great man with a history and background about him. […]

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Somali president visits former stronghold of al shabaab

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has visited Elbur district in Galgadud region which was recently captured from Al Shabaab militant group. Elbur district was considered one of the largest Al shabaab rebel strongholds in Somalia. The president who was accompanied by some members of his cabinet and members of Federal Barliament are there to […]

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Turkish company develops Mogadishu port to increase fiscal revenue for Somalia

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Somali government’s grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises. Outsourcing port operations to Turkey’s Albayrak Group is one more sign of Somalia’s slow rehabilitation, a dramatic […]

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Kismayo residents visit free AMISOM medical clinic

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen African Union peacekeepers have conducted a free medical camp for residents in the port city of Kismayo. The free consultations took place at the main AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) base in Kismayo. Over 100 locals including women, children and men were treated. The patients were suffering from a variety of ailments including […]

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Community Policing Launched in Mogadishu

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia’s police forces have launched a community policing program in Mogadishu, the latest in a series of initiatives to improve security in the seaside capital. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Information and involved women, youth groups and senior citizens who were invited to give their views and insight to the police. […]

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