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Minister for defense “Somali National Army is facing many challenges”

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

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Listen Somali minister for defense, Abdikadir Sheikh Ali Diini has unveiled obstacle facing Somali national Army amid the SNA is combating Al-Shabab fighters in many parts of the nation. The minister speaking at High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) held in Mogadishu on Wednesday, he said that the government has put more efforts to rebuild the […]

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Kenyan experts call for new tactics to degrade Al-Shabaab

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Listen The Al Qaeda allied militant group has in the last four years waged a fierce battle with Africa Union and Somali forces over control of a large swathe of the Horn of African nation. The militant group has also exhibited a profound capacity to mutate and carry out attacks inside Somalia and neighboring countries […]

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Closing Speech of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at HLPF July 30, 2015

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Listen Presidents of Regional Administrations, Mr Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen It has been an honour and a privilege to spend this time together today here in Mogadishu, I am grateful to all who have participated and shared both the signs of progress and […]

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Minister for planning “ One man one vote elections cannot take place in Somalia”

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Listen Somali government has unequivocally declared that man one vote was not viable given the state of preparedness and security. Minister for planning and International Cooperation, Abdirahman Yusuf Aynte tald to Goobjoog News that Somali government will think about process tp hold elections in the country in 2016. He underscored that the government will inclusively […]

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UNSOM visits Somali capital’s Central Prison

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

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Listen Officials from the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNSOM) recently visited Somali capital’s Central Prison to assess their current status and to discuss means of providing support to ensure provision of effective correctional service. Built in 1930, Mogadishu Central Prison is the country’s main correctional facility, and faces major challenges including congestion of inmates, limited […]

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Three al Shabaab militants killed, five KDF officers injured in Lamu

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen KDF soldiers killed three al Shabaab militants when they repulsed an attack at Basuba, Lamu county, on Wednesday morning. Five of the soldiers were injured when the militants hurled an IED device at a KDF vehicle 7km from Basuba, KDF spokesperson David Obonyo said in a statement. “Two AK 47 rifles and 17 bullets […]

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UN says Somalia making progress despite election delay

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

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Listen The UN envoy for Somalia on Wednesday insisted the country was making progress, a day after the government said elections cannot be held as promised in next year. On Tuesday, Somalia’s government admitted that insecurity and lack of political progress means there cannot be “one man, one vote” elections in 2016 as envisaged by […]

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High-Level Partnership Forum Opens In Somalia

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

Listen The High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) opened today in Mogadishu to review the country’s progress in political, security and economic sectors. The 2-day forum is co-hosted by the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) to Somalia, Nicholas Kay, and brings […]

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IFJ Mourns Killing Of Two Journalists In A Terrorist Attack In Mogadishu

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Papers, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The International Federation of Journalists joins its affiliate in Somalia, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), in condemning a terror attack on a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, in which at least 13 people were killed, including 2 journalists. Abdihakin Mohamed Omar, producer for Somali Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) and Mohamed Abdikarim Moallim Adam, […]

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Security Council Renews Mandate Of UN Mission In Somalia

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

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Listen The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until March 30, 2016 to support the political process in the country. The 15-nation UN body also reauthorized the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until May 30, 2016, according to […]

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