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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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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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Somalia hotel attack: Diplomat, others killed

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

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Listen Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) – Gunmen detonated bombs and sprayed people with bullets as they raided a hotel in Somalia’s capital late Friday afternoon, killing a Somali diplomat and at least five other people in an attack claimed by Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab, officials said. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, Somalia’s permanent representative to the United […]

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Hotel attacked in Somali capital

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Seven people have been killed in an attack on a hotel popular with government officials in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, officials say. The African Union mission to Somalia, AMISOM, confirmed to Al Jazeera that there had been an explosion followed by gunfire at the Makka al-Mukarama hotel on Friday. An AMISOM spokesman said al-Shabab […]

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Why A Retired British Army Colonel Has Become The Last Hope For Somalia’s Forgotten Hostages

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Arab World, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Even by Somalia’s standards, the village of Amara is a lawless place. A tumbledown hamlet in the sunbleached scrubland north of Mogadishu, it lies in a “no man’s land” between turf controlled by local warlords and the al-Shabaab Islamist militia. It is the perfect spot to keep hostages, and during the height of the […]

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Kenya Begins To Construct Wall Along Her Border With Somalia Over Terror Attacks

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenya will this week start constructing a wall to separate it from Somalia as part of efforts to contain terror attacks. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said the construction will start this week. “Mandera and Bulahawa are almost merged and you cannot tell which is which. Now we want to put a wall at […]

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Mo Farah Breaks European Half Marathon Record In Lisbon Win

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has won the Lisbon half marathon in a new European record time, becoming the first Briton to break 60 minutes. The 31-year-old won the 13.1-mile race in 59 minutes, 32 seconds, to knock 20 seconds off the record set 14 years ago by Spain’s Fabian Roncero. Farah, also world […]

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Protestors in Mandera want county commissioner out over insecurity

By   /  March 21, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Hundreds of Mandera County residents took to the streets of the border town on Friday protesting over insecurity that has claimed lives of many in the area. The residents led by local political, religious and community leaders held more than six hours of peaceful street march before giving the local County commissioner Alex Ole […]

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The man who wants to make Djibouti the next Dubai

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen Ilyas Dawaleh has an ambition: he wants to make his country the Dubai of Africa, and he is getting plenty of help from the UAE to help him achieve that. Mr Dawaleh is the minister of economy and finance of Djibouti, the small but strategically situated country on the Horn of Africa. It commands […]

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North Kenya official says security situation ‘hopeless’

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  Featured, Horn of Africa, News  /  No Comments

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Listen The governor of northern Kenya’s Mandera county on Monday attacked what he called a “hopeless” security situation due to a wave of cross-border attacks by Somalia’s Shebab militants. Speaking in the capital Nairobi, Ali Roba said he had survived six attempts on his life — including an ambush of his convoy on Friday — […]

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