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Somali Journalist Union to Pick New Officials on Saturday

0 Visits: 91 | Friday June 28, 2019 - 15:33:45
Journalists under the umbrella of National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) are set to pick new officials in an election to be held on Saturday. This follows the commencement of General Assembly which opened Thursday with over 70 delegates from the branches arriving for the meeting taking place at…

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Communique on the AfricanDefenders Convention (Johannesburg +20 Conference)

0 Visits: 166 | Wednesday June 19, 2019 - 07:13:00
1. Twenty years after the All African Human Rights Defenders Conference held in Johannesburg in 1999, AfricanDefenders (the Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network) convened the AfricanDefenders Convention (Johannesburg+20) from 12-14 June 2019 in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania.

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NUSOJ condemns arbitrary closure of Two TV stations in Somaliland

0 Visits: 183 | Wednesday June 19, 2019 - 06:42:36
Mogadishu, 18, 06, 2019 National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has strongly condemned the arbitrary closure of two private television stations in Somaliland. . ERYAL and HORYAAL 24 TVs were all shut down on Tuesday morning, 18 June, by the government of #Somaliland . The order was made by the…

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NUSOJ announces today the date of its General Assembly Meeting.....

0 Visits: 265 | Sunday June 16, 2019 - 13:48:43
NUSOJ announces today the date of its General Assembly Meeting Mogadishu, Saturday, 15 June 201: As the term of NUSOJ governing team ends, the outgoing leadership of National Union of Somali Journalists has today officially set a date for the General Assembly kick off.

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DefendDefenders: Newsletter May 2019

0 Visits: 279 | Tuesday June 11, 2019 - 21:31:29
Dear friends and colleagues, According to the annualPress Freedom Index2019, three of our mandate countries are among the ten most restricted countries worldwide concerning free press, namely Djibouti, Sudan, and Eritrea. In addition to Tanzania's extreme drop in ranking, these numbers illustrates…

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Goobjoog Media reporter freed after spending four days in jail{Press Release}

0 Visits: 286 | Saturday June 01, 2019 - 06:23:33
Goobjoog Media reporter freed after spending four days in jail MOGADISHU - SOMALIA 31 May, 2019- Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) welcomes the release of Goobjoog media journalist Ali Adan Mumin who was released from police custody late on Friday 31 May, 2019. He spentfour days in jail. The journalist's…

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Car Bomb Explosion Kills Several In Mogadishu

0 Visits: 201 | Wednesday May 22, 2019 - 21:52:53
An explosion near Somalia's old parliament building in Mogadishu sent smoke and dust billowing into the sky on Wednesday, local news outlets reported.

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Car Bomb Explodes In Mogadishu.

0 Visits: 180 | Wednesday May 22, 2019 - 21:48:17
A huge car bomb explosion reported in Mogadishu, near Daljir monument on Wednesday morning. At least one person was killed and ten people were wounded, according to the police and eyewitnesses.

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7 Kenyan Towns Blacklisted By The UK in New Travel Advisory

0 Visits: 175 | Wednesday May 22, 2019 - 10:08:39
The Kenyan tourism industry suffered a major blow on Tuesday after the UK issued a fresh travel alert cautioning it's citizens against travelling to 7 major towns within the country.

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New Yorkers stand with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

0 Visits: 178 | Wednesday May 22, 2019 - 09:39:54
NEW YORK - New Yorkers of all colors, races, and religions on Monday rallied in support of U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has long been a victim of anti-Semitism allegations ever since she criticized a major lobbying firm working for Israel.

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UN chief: Somalia making progress but must tackle extremism

0 Visits: 186 | Tuesday May 21, 2019 - 10:15:40
UNITED NATIONS –Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption, the U.N. chief said in a new report. Antonio Guterres said in the report to the U.N. Security Council circulated…

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Michigan GOP congressman says Trump's conduct impeachable

0 Visits: 177 | Sunday May 19, 2019 - 14:35:15
"Mueller's report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment," Justin Amash wrote. Michigan Rep. Justin Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to declare that President Donald Trump committed impeachable…

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Twin Cities man who pulled gun on Somali teens sentenced

0 Visits: 165 | Sunday May 19, 2019 - 14:30:31
Hennepin County District Judge Philip Carruthers said Friday that 55-year-old Lloyd Johnson, of Eden Prairie, must serve 45 days in the county workhouse and perform 24 days of community service. The judge also ordered Johnson to pay a $500 fine, get rid of all of his guns, and undergo a cognitive skills…

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From Kenyan refugee camp to UB commencement, one graduate's story

0 Visits: 152 | Sunday May 19, 2019 - 14:16:23
Few of the University at Buffalo students receiving their diplomas at Sunday's commencement have come as far as Isnino Iftin. Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, she moved to this country at 8, first to Baltimore and then to Buffalo's West Side

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Ilhan Omar slams Trump's 'devastating' immigration plan, renews call to abolish ICE

0 Visits: 193 | Friday May 17, 2019 - 11:50:51
"Today the president has unveiled an immigration plan that makes no mention of DACA, a program Trump unilaterally ended in late 2017, that has been hanging by a thread thanks to court injunctions," Omar began in a speech to liberal activists. "A plan that fails to make sure people with temporary…

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Somalia: Social media shut down over exam leakages unjustified

0 Visits: 160 | Tuesday May 14, 2019 - 23:56:47
Responding to reports that Somalia's education minister has announced that social media may be shut down for five days from 27 to 31 May as one of the ways to stop cheating in the national secondary school exams, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and…

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Somaliland's chief elder passes away in Hargeisa at 122

0 Visits: 166 | Saturday May 11, 2019 - 22:02:48
Haji Warabe became a tribal leader in 1940, 12 years before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Somalia to recruit 400 police officers to secure main supply routes

0 Visits: 148 | Saturday May 11, 2019 - 00:11:56
Some 400 police officers are to be recruited for the regional state South West State's police force to help secure main supply routes to enable free movement of humanitarian supplies, officials said on Thursday.

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Winnipeg's Somali community voices concern over deportations

0 Visits: 149 | Friday May 10, 2019 - 23:58:13
Members of Winnipeg's Somali community held a small rally to speak out about deportations. They're concerned asylum seekers, whose refugee claims in Canada have been denied because of criminal convictions, are being deported without valid travel documentation. The group says the country's…

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Osama bin Laden: Eight years after his death, where is al-Qaeda?

0 Visits: 163 | Friday May 10, 2019 - 23:54:03
It is eight years since Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda, was killed by US forces in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad. The organisation he led was considered one of the deadliest jihadist groups in the world, commanding thousands of fighters. It was also believed to have had considerable financial…

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