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Somalia warns of return to piracy

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen in northern Somalia, government officials are warning of a revival of piracy, unless foreign nations – and the naval armada patrolling the coast – do more to help create jobs and security ashore, and to combat illegal fishing at sea. At first glance, the ramshackle fishing port of Eyl looked much like it did […]

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Face to face with Somalia’s Warriors from the North

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen “I was a lonely boy in school and at work as well. So I decided to come here to Somalia. I don’t know … That’s just what I did. I wanted to kill as many people as possible.” The young Somali-Finnish Al-Shabaab fighter stares straight into the lens of the camera as he speaks. […]

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Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped. Jaber, an Iranian fishing vessel believed to have up to 19 crew, was captured on March 26, along […]

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Al Shabaab captures military post near Kismayo

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The armed group Al Shabaab has captured a military post near the Somali port city of Kismayo. Eyewitness have reported heavy exchange of fire last night before the capture of the base by Al Shabaab fighters. According to security Sources at least seven Somali troops were killed during the fighting. Witness who spoke on […]

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UN Special envoy welcomes the election of central regional state parliament speaker

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen United Nations Secretary General Special Representative for Somalia ambassador Nicholas Kay has welcomed the election of Somali central regional state administration parliament speaker. Ambassador Kay described the election of the speaker Ali Gacal Casir as step forward in the establishment of the regional state government. Kay also praised the role played by Somali interior […]

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Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

By   /  May 3, 2015  /  Africa, Arab World, East Africa, Featured, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

Listen This Sunday (May 3) is World Press Freedom Day, but been a bad week for journalists in Africa. The murder of a veteran Kenyan editor is the latest evidence of rising levels of intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country, bringing to 68 the number of journalists killed in Africa in the past […]

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Leaders Call For Urgent Withdrawal Of Kenyan Troops From Somalia

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, Latest, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Opposition leaders have renewed their calls for the withdrawal of Kenyan troops from Somalia as a measure of deflecting terrorist attacks. They said Al-Shabaab had made it clear that the presence of Kenyan troops in Somalia was the reason the country was often targeted by jihadist groups. Speaking at Moi University’s Odera Akango campus […]

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Somali President Says Al-Shabab Must be Confronted

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group is a regional enemy that needs to be confronted. He was speaking exclusively to VOA Somali, three days after al-Shabab gunmen stormed and massacred 148 people at Garissa University in northeastern Kenya. The president expressed horror and sadness at the Garissa attack. He […]

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Kenyan Police display Garissa University attackers for identification

By   /  April 5, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenyan police displayed to the public four bodies of suspected Al Shabaab attackers who carried out Garissa University attack. Hundreds of Garissa residents came out to view the bodies at Garissa Primary School playground but mission was cut short after the huge crowds turned up at the playing field almost causing a stampede. Garissa […]

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Kenyan politicians urge repatriation of Somalia refugees

By   /  April 5, 2015  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen NAIROBI — Political leaders from the volatile Kenyan northeastern region on Saturday requested the government to repatriate Somalia refugees in the wake of terrorist attack at a university in the north. Led by the majority leader in the national assembly Adan Duale, the leaders regretted that refugee camps have become bleeding ground for terrorist […]

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