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Clashes in Galgadud region claim lives

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

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Listen Reports from central Somali region of Galgudud confirm that at least five people have been killed and 15 others injured after two clan militias clashed in Abud-wak district. The casualties are said to be from both the warring sides and the civilians. The fighting is believed to be caused by disputes over blood feud. […]

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Tension in Mombasa as grenade found

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

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Listen Kenya Navy soldiers were on Wednesday sent to back up a police security operation in the Likoni area of Mombasa, following panic sparked by reports that armed men had been spotted surveying the area. Parents withdrew their children from schools, while business owners closed their premises. (READ: Residents and leaders point fingers at police) […]

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PM sends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of killed MP

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

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Listen Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed sends his deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of MP and veteran Somali artist Saado Ali Warsame and Parliament Secretary Abdullahi Hussein Yabarow who were gunned down in Mogadishu by heinous murderers today. The Prime Minister said, “On behalf of the Somali Federal Government, I am […]

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US women charged with supporting Somalia’s Al-Shabab as violence escalates

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

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Listen Five people, including two women in the United States, were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the Al-Qaeda-linked armed group Al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said. Meanwhile, Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a shooting in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed a parliamentarian, who was popular for her social justice advocacy and formerly her career […]

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Somali President sends his condolences on the killing of Saado Ali Warsame

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

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Listen President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, sends his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of MP Saado Ali Warsame, a Somali Member of Parliament killed in Mogadishu on Wednesday. “Our prayers are with her. I send my deepest condolences to the Honourable Saado Ali Warsame’s family, friends, Members of Parliaments and Somali people. […]

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AU Acting Special representative condemns the murder of an MP

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

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Listen The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has strongly condemned the assassination ofa well-known Member of Parliament and singer Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu. The female Somali Lawmaker was killed on Wednesday in Hodan District by unidentified gunmen who shot at her car killing […]

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Somalia MP Killed in Drive-By Shooting

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

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Listen Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said. Lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame, who also was a popular singer of Somali folk music, was shot dead by gunmen who pulled up near her car as she was being driven to a hotel, said Somali […]

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Somali-American elders make citizen’s arrest of suspected recruiter

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

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Listen The motto of the Department of Homeland Security is “see something, say something” — and a group of Somali-Americans did just that when they thought a man was trying to recruit teens to fight in Syria. The FBI believes as many as a dozen young men have been recruited from Minneapolis, and as many […]

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Somali government condemns Israel attacks on Gaza strip

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

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Listen Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh, Somali foreign minister issued a press statement from his office in Mogadishu on Tuesday condemning Israel indiscriminate attacks on Gaza strip which entered 16th day. “We are condemning the Israel attack on Gaza strip and targeting innocent civilians which opposes the human rights conventions, cultures and international laws”, Somali foreign minister […]

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Kenya diverts qat exports to Somalia after British ban

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Imports of qat into Mogadishu from Kenya have soared in recent weeks, ever since the British government implemented a ban on the stimulant last month. Prior to the ban, the United Kingdom was Kenya’s biggest export market for qat, known locally as miraa. Now, Kenyan qat traders have diverted most of their product to […]

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