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Young Somali doctor shares her story of treating COVID19 patients in Mogadishu hospital and falling sick herself

0 Visits: 108 | Wednesday July 08, 2020 - 21:43:32
Hamdi Abdirahman Ahmed has spoken about her experiences as a doctor treating Coronavirus patients at a Mogadishu hospital at the start of the outbreak – and coping with catching the virus herself. In an interview with Radio Ergo, Dr Hamdi, 25, described her excitement to help with the national effort…

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Kenya's Amina Mohamed eyes top global job three years after failing to clinch AU job

0 Visits: 106 | Wednesday July 08, 2020 - 21:28:46
Kenya's Secretary of Sports Amina Mohamed is among six candidates vying to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to replace Brazil's Roberto Azevedo. Africa has two other contenders from Nigeria and Egypt. The new head will have to repair relations with the United…

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Mogadishu Court Adjourns Case Against Goobjoog Journalist Gurbiye, SJS And SOMA Call For The AG To Drop Charges

0 Visits: 107 | Wednesday July 08, 2020 - 18:12:35
Somali Media Association (SOMA) and Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) jointly call for the Office of the Attorney General (AG) of the Federal Government of Somalia to drop charges against Goobjoog Editor, Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye who appeared today before the Banadir Regional Court after he was pressed…

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FESOJ upholds the legal poistion and objection of Goobjoognews Editor's defense team {PRESS STATEMEN}T

0 Visits: 95 | Tuesday July 07, 2020 - 03:37:00
The Fedaration of the Somali Journalists (FESOJ) upholds the legal decision by defending lawyers of journalist Abdiziz Ahmed Gurbiye, the editor of the Goobjoog Media Group who appeared in Benadir Regional court on Tuesday July 7, 2020 after the Attorney General's office started press charges under…

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UK, Denmark and Netherlands approve deals with Somaliland Government on infrastructure

0 Visits: 190 | Sunday July 05, 2020 - 20:26:32
Under Phase II of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF2) programme, the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands have approved four agreements with the Somaliland Government to improve critical infrastructure to support economic growth. These projects were prioritised by Phase II of the Government of Somaliland's…

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We abducted and killed MP - Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 192 | Sunday July 05, 2020 - 19:59:47
The militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed it killed a Federal MP whom its fighters abducted Sunday morning. The group said through its affiliate media the MP identified as Mohamed Mohamud Siyad had been killed.

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6 Killed, 15 Injured in Somalia Bombings

0 Visits: 206 | Saturday July 04, 2020 - 21:11:17
At least five people were killed and more than eight others wounded when a government security checkpoint was bombed in Baidoa, Somalia's administrative capital of Southwest State, on Saturday, witnesses and security officials said. Officials in Baidoa, about 250 kilometers west of Mogadishu, told…

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13 more political parties registered in Somalia

0 Visits: 241 | Thursday July 02, 2020 - 17:54:53
Thirteen more political have been cleared on interim basis having met conditions for registration by the registrar of political parties. The registrar of political parties Mohamed Omar Ahmed and the National Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Halima Yarey announced Thursday that the 13 parties…

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Support helps lift Madino and her family out of hunger and back into production

0 Visits: 237 | Thursday July 02, 2020 - 17:37:14
FAO delivers agricultural inputs and cash transfers to vulnerable farmers in rural Somalia thanks to funding from the European Union's humanitarian aid programme. The prolonged dry spell in early 2019 ended with late, poor and erratic rains across the Gu cropping season (April‒June). As expected,…

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Making a Difference for Women and Girls? East and Horn of Africa countries and women's and girls' rights at the UN Human Rights Council

0 Visits: 263 | Wednesday July 01, 2020 - 00:23:57
In a new report, DefendDefenders examines to what extent, and how, the 11 States of the East and Horn of Africa contribute to the advancement of the rights of women and girls at the United Nations (UN). "Making a Difference for Women and Girls?" aims to make knowledge about States' behaviour…

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UN envoy commends advances in testing of COVID-19, welcomes efforts to build medical capacity for the future

0 Visits: 308 | Monday June 29, 2020 - 19:13:15
The United Nations envoy to the country commended Somalia's advances in diagnostic testing for COVID-19, and highlighted the importance of the national laboratory and other laboratories throughout the country in the COVID-19 response. "Over the last four months, the NPHRL has played a critical…

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Somaliland bans Universal, Star TVs, orders cable companies to end services

0 Visits: 306 | Monday June 29, 2020 - 18:22:21
Authorities in Somaliland have ordered cable TV companies to cease transmission of content from Universal and Star TV in effect blocking the two stations from operating in the breakaway region. A letter from the Minister of Information Suleyman Yusuf Ali seen by HOL directs Astaan cable, Hornsat cable…

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Lower House approves 13 seats for Banaadir region in the Senate

0 Visits: 346 | Saturday June 27, 2020 - 16:47:30
Banaadir Region which encompasses the capital Mogadishu will be allotted 13 seats at the Upper House should a proposal adopted by the Lower House of Parliament today get the nod from the Upper House. In what could allow the country's most populated region to get representation in the country's…

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PRESS STATEMENT FESOJ condemns closure of private TV station in Somaliland

0 Visits: 282 | Saturday June 27, 2020 - 09:59:58
The Federal Union of the Somali Journalists (FESOJ) denounced the closure by authorities in Somaliland of a privately-owned Universal TV's office in Hargeisa on 27 June 2020. According to Mohamed Abi Digale, the office's director who spoke to FESOJ by phone, the security forces forced their…

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Hundreds of pastoralist families flee bushfires in central Somalia's Galgadud

0 Visits: 365 | Friday June 26, 2020 - 17:49:32
Huge bushfires that destroyed an important livestock grazing area in central Somalia's Galgadud region has forced the displacement of hundreds of pastoralist families and their animals. Families fled from Dhagahdher as the fire spread across an estimated 30 square kilometres of pasture. Isse Mohamed…

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Amb Awad urges Ethiopia, Egypt to negotiating table, seeks peaceful resolution to Libya

0 Visits: 428 | Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 14:37:39
The Somali government says it supports a peace agreement between the Nile, Egypt and South Sudan. Somali Foreign Minister, Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad said he attended two Arab League talks on the conflict in Libya and the Nile River dispute. Amb Awad says the Somali government supports a peaceful resolution…

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COVID19 escalating plight of refugees in Somalia - UN

0 Visits: 514 | Saturday June 20, 2020 - 19:25:04
The additional threat of COVID19 in Somalia besides an already fragile situation has worsened the situation of refugees and internally displaced persons, the UN has warned. Calling for concerted efforts to stem the tide, the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Saturday said the COVID19 pandemic…

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Kenya plans to reopen border with Somalia

0 Visits: 508 | Saturday June 20, 2020 - 17:14:52
Large-scale fishermen in Lamu County and traders in goods to and from Somalia will soon resume trade after the national government revealed plans to reopen the Lamu section of the Kenya-Somalia border. In June last year, the government closed the border with Somalia, including the Kiunga cross-border…

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Kenya beats out Djibouti for final Security Council seat

0 Visits: 525 | Thursday June 18, 2020 - 22:15:08
Kenya has secured a seat at the UN Security Council after defeating Djibouti in the second round of voting. Kenya narrowly won the vote by securing 129 votes, while Djibouti was able to garner 62. It needed 128 votes to win the necessary two-thirds majority. The two-year term will begin on New Years…

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4 civilians killed by roadside bomb in Somali capital

0 Visits: 518 | Thursday June 18, 2020 - 21:50:57
At least four civilians were killed Thursday – including a mother and child – by a roadside bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, according to a government official. The blast "killed four people, all of them civilians, including a woman and her child, and three others were also wounded,"…

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