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Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed concludes visit to Kismayo

Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed concludes visit to Kismayo

Listen Somali Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, concluded his seven-day working visit to Kismayo with a ceremony to mark the progress made during his visit. The ceremony signals the success of the visit of H.E. the Prime Minister and the commitment of the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) and other stakeholders to promoting peace and harmony […]

Somali President: “Saudi Arabia has been a constant friend to Somalia throughout the years of trouble.”

Somali President: “Saudi Arabia has been a constant friend to Somalia throughout the years of trouble.”

Listen Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the new Ambassador from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Somalia and said, “Saudi Arabia has been a constant friend to Somalia throughout the years of trouble.” His Excellency Garam Bin Said Bin Garam Almulhan presented his credentials to the President in Villa Somalia, Mogadishu. Accompanied by […]

Unknown disease frightens residents in Bay region, local officials appeal for help

Unknown disease frightens residents in Bay region, local officials appeal for help

Listen Officials in Somalia’s Bay region are appealing for emergency assistance from aid organisations and the Somali government after an unknown disease that broke out in March has killed more than 30 people and afflicted at least 100 others in Bardale district. “We are still confused about what the disease is,” said Mohamed Mayow, a […]

IGAD envoy to Somalia warns anti-peace politicians in Jubba

IGAD envoy to Somalia warns anti-peace politicians in Jubba

Listen IGAD Special Envoy for Somalia Mohamed Abdi Afey has warned the Somali politicians trying to spoil the peace process within Jubba region following an agreement in Addis Ababa last year. “It is time of accountability. Somali people suffered enough and do not need any more violence. Anyone opposing peace process will be punished.” Mr […]

Iranian Navy Ready To Boost Security In International Waters

Iranian Navy Ready To Boost Security In International Waters

Listen Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the country’s navy is ready to help boost security in international waters. Sayyari told Iran’s Mehr News Agency (MNA) on the sidelines of the National Army Day ceremony here Friday that Iran’s naval forces have increased their presence in international waters to protect naval routes and […]

From bandits to ‘terrorists,’ the fate of Kenyan-Somalis

From bandits to ‘terrorists,’ the fate of Kenyan-Somalis

Listen After a spate of grenade attacks in Nairobi, the coastal region and the Somali-inhabited North Eastern province, the Kenyan government has launched a massive crackdown on ethnic Somalis. More than 4,000 people, mostly Somali refugees, have been arrested since Kenya launched Operation Usalama Watch on April 2, ostensibly in response to the deteriorating domestic […]

Al-shabab attacks Mogadishu military base.

Al-shabab attacks Mogadishu military base.

Listen On Friday night, Al-shabab fighters have attacked military base at Huruwa district in Mogadishu, residents confirmed. Asha Ahmed who spoke to local media said on Saturday morning that well-armed Shabab fighters 8:00 PM attacked Warshada Barafunka base which AMISOM and Somali military troops attacked. “Al-shabab attacked Warshada Barafunka military base. The fighting continued minutes, […]

Barre Hirale, former warlord, rejects PM’s call, calls new fighting in Kismayo.

Barre Hirale, former warlord, rejects PM’s call, calls new fighting in Kismayo.

Listen Col. Barre Adan Shire (Hirale), former warlord, who was ousted from Kismayo by Kenyan military troops with Raskanboni militias which it’s leader was recognized to lead Jubba interim administration boycotted a reconciliation and peace call from Somali PM, Abdi Weli Sheikh Ahmed. During exclusive interview with VOA Somali service, Hirale has on Friday has […]

Future of Somalia predicated on respect for human rights and gender equity

Future of Somalia predicated on respect for human rights and gender equity

Listen The future of Somalia is predicated on respect for human rights and gender equity, a top official in the Federal Government of Somalia has said. Mr Mohamed Omar Nuur, the Director General of the Ministry of Gender and Human Rights, said yesterday that as Somalia prepares for general elections in 2016, the Government was […]

Security officials injured clashes in lower Shabelle region

Security officials injured clashes in lower Shabelle region

Listen Middle Shabelle region police Commander, Isman Abdulle, and Bal’ad district station police officer in the same region have been injured on Friday a surprise fighting between Somali military and police troops who headed to some of residents in middle Shabelle region. Reports from the road which links Mogadishu to Jowhar district of the regional […]

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