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Security Council calls on Somali parties to address political challenges amid latest election delay

By   /  October 1, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Regretting an extension to the 2016 electoral process in Somalia announced by the country’s electoral body, the United Nations Security Council has called on all parties in the country to upload their commitments on the elections and to come to an agreement on the remaining political challenges without further delay. “The members of the […]

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Turkey sets up first African military base in Somalia

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Turkey has completed equipping its first military base in Africa in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu. The base will host Turkish military officers to train Somali soldiers and troops in their fight against the Al-Shabaab terrorist organization. It will become operational shortly. The base, which has been approved by the United Nations, is the […]

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CPJ says Somali authorities should investigate to the killing of radio journalist

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

Listen Somali authorities should thoroughly and credibly investigate this evening’s fatal shooting of radio journalist Abdiaziz Ali and swiftly bring his killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The BBC reported that gunmen on motorbikes shot the journalist, who hosted a morning news program for the privately run Radio Shabelle, at sunset […]

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With 66% unemployment, Mogadishu, Somalia is the world’s most fragile city

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

Listen Earlier this year, global security expert Robert Muggah released a report that outlined the most “fragile” cities in the world — basically, cities that were flirting with economic or physical collapse. Muggah ranked fragility based on a scale of 0-4, with 0 being rock-solid and 4 being extremely fragile. In total, 66 cities scored […]

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Somali Government Condemns The Killing Of Somali Journalist In Mogadishu

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

Listen Somali government has condemned the fatal shooting of radio journalist Abdiaziz Ali who was killed in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening. Mohamed Abdi Mareeye, Somali minister for information has blamed the Killings of the journalist for Al-Shabaab saying Somali government will bring the killers of Ali to the justice. “We condemn this barbaric killing of […]

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At least 17 Somali Soldiers Killed In Inter-regional Fighting – Officials

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

Listen At least 17 soldiers were killed in clashes overnight between forces from two semi-autonomous regions of northern Somalia, local officials said on Wednesday. Soldiers in Puntland and Galmudug have clashed repeatedly over territory and political rivalries in recent years.As well as fighting in a civil war that began in 1991, national forces, loyal to […]

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NUSOJ condemns the killing of Somali journalist in Mogadishu

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

Listen The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder of a Somali Journalist in Mogadishu on Tuesday 27th of September 2016, the latest in a series of attacks against the press in Somalia. The incident happened around 6:10 PM local time, when armed men with pistols shot Abdiaziz […]

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Al-Shabaab poses with captured Kenyan vehicle

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

Listen Terror group al-Shabaab in the last few days has been displaying bodies they claim are of Kenyan police officers at their headquarters in the southern Somalia town of Jilib. The militants had claimed to have killed six Kenyan police officers after they attacked Hamey police post in Garissa county on Thursday, September 22. The […]

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Somalia delays its presidential election by a month

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

Listen Somalia is pushing back its upcoming presidential election by a month amid concerns by the international community, which has called on all parties to implement the electoral calendar without delay. This Horn of Africa country has been trying to rebuild after establishing its first functioning central government since 1991, when warlords overthrew a longtime […]

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ARAGTO-IFISO: Respect the 30% Quota, No Selection Without Women

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Somali elders and electoral institutions must respect the 30% quota for women Parliamentarians agreed by the Somali National Leadership Forum. Ending decades of conflict in Somalia by forming a new dispensation cannot be achieved without the leadership of the country’s women, says ARAGTO-IFISO today. While women’s representation was a goal in the formation of […]

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