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House to reopen in May, Speaker Mursal says, dismisses claims of term extension

0 Visits: 177 | Wednesday April 22, 2020 - 20:42:02
The Lower House will resume business next month, Speaker Mohamed Mursal has said amid the fast spreading COVID-19 which calls for social distancing. Mursal said in an interview with BBC Somali the House will reconvene in early May to continue with business noting the House has to engage the National…

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South West State Bans Radio Barawe to Broadcast Local Dialect and Arrests VOA Journalist in Baidoa.{Press Statement}

0 Visits: 172 | Tuesday April 21, 2020 - 20:43:40
Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) condemns in the strongest possible terms the decision of Barawe local authority banned local journalists to broadcast Barawe FM radio with their local dialect which seems direct censorship undermining the rights of local communities to profess, enjoy and practice…

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Ex-President Mohamud terms arrest of Goobjoog journalist a sign of dictatorship

0 Visits: 179 | Wednesday April 15, 2020 - 19:41:26
Former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has termed the arrest and detention of Goobjoog Media Group journalist as an assault to democracy noting the country was sliding into dictatorship. President Mohamud said in a tweet the arrest of journalists just to silence them is of no help to building a democratic…

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Government confirms 35 more Coronavirus cases

0 Visits: 200 | Tuesday April 14, 2020 - 06:30:32
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Turkish air defense system shoots down Russian-made chopper

0 Visits: 199 | Monday April 13, 2020 - 19:26:56
A Turkish air defense system managed to shoot down a Russian-made chopper in the northern region of Libya on Sunday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) confirmed. The Government of National Accord forces and their allies are heavily supported by Turkey, as the latter has provided the GNA with military equipment…

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Government Imposes a Night Curfew To Mogadishu City

0 Visits: 177 | Monday April 13, 2020 - 17:24:23
After holding a press conference in Mogadishu, Somali police commander; General Abdi Hassan Mohamed (Hajar), Sunday announced that the Somali government enhances measures of combating COVID-19. The police commander underlined that number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases is on the increase in the country,…

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Mogadishu Mayor contradicts govt', says 'many have died' of COVID-19

0 Visits: 172 | Thursday April 09, 2020 - 20:21:23
Banaadir Governor Omar Filish has warned the spread of COVID-19 could be higher in Mogadishu than the official reports by the government noting 'many people have died'. The governor who also doubles up as the mayor of Mogadishu said Thursday the he knows a number of people who have contracted…

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Somali Music icon passes away from COVID-19

0 Visits: 178 | Wednesday April 08, 2020 - 21:16:59
A Somali cultural icon,Mohamud Ismail Hussein, or more commonly known as Hudeydi (Xudeydi), has died on Tuesday as a result of complications of COVID-19. He was 92. The musician and poet, best known for popularizing the oud in Somali music, passed away in London. In his nearly six-decade-long career,…

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Ex-Somali president cautions govt after spy outfit threatened top journalist

0 Visits: 183 | Tuesday April 07, 2020 - 18:49:50
Somalia's former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has cautioned against efforts that could derail Somalia's march towards democracy. He was weighing in on a recent incident that saw the country's intelligence outfit label one of Somalia's top journalists, Harun Maruf, as a national security…

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Kenya locks down capital as COVID-19 cases jump to over 150 13 Shares

0 Visits: 173 | Monday April 06, 2020 - 20:37:45
Kenya has locked down its two major capital cities amid a consistent uptick of the COVID-19 cases as the East African nation races to contain further spread of the disease to other parts of the country. President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Monday cessation of movement into and outside Nairobi and Mombasa…

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FESOJ condemns journalist jailed in Mogadishu over social media posts

0 Visits: 142 | Sunday April 05, 2020 - 19:23:08
The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) strongly condemns the arrest of journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye who was also the Deputy Director of Goobjoog Media Group on Tuesday morning April 14, 2020, and calls for his immediate and unconditional release. The journalist who was arrested yesterday…

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U.S. announces $7 million COVID-19 aid package for Somalia

0 Visits: 164 | Thursday April 02, 2020 - 20:43:23
The U.S has announced a $7 million humanitarian assistance to Somalia to combat the spread and effects of the deadly COVID-19 disease. The U.S embassy in Somalia said in a statement Wednesday the U.S government was extending the support to Somalia and other African countries as part of its global support…

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Message of Condolences on the Passing of the former Prime Minister of Somalia, H.E Nur Hassan Hussein{PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 170 | Thursday April 02, 2020 - 17:39:40
Message of Condolences on the Passing of the former Prime Minister of Somalia, H.E Nur Hassan Hussein The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), has with deep sadness, received the news of the passing, yesterday in London, of well-respected former Prime Minister of Somalia, H.E Nur Hassan Hussein…

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Ocean Stars join FIFA's global campaign against Corona virus.

0 Visits: 143 | Tuesday March 31, 2020 - 19:48:52
Members of Somalia's senior national football squad the Ocean Stars, have joined the FIFA-led global awareness initiatives to fight the spread of the killer disease COVID-19. The Ocean Stars recorded clips of videos in which they urged the people of Somalia to take the government's advice and…

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Somalia turns back UAE plane en route to Somaliland as flights ban takes effect

0 Visits: 136 | Friday March 20, 2020 - 20:18:47
UAE passenger plane that attempted to land in Somaliland after the Federal Government ban on international flights came to effect was forced to return to Dubai Thursday following the intervention of the civil aviation authority in Mogadishu. According to a source close to the Somali Civil Aviation (SCAA),…

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FESOJ CALLS ON NEWS ORGANIZATIONS & JOURNALISTS IN SOMALIA TO EXERCISE CARE IN COVERAGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

0 Visits: 132 | Wednesday March 18, 2020 - 13:59:11
The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) is urging journalists and news organizations to exercise care in their coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in Somalia to ensure accurate and fair portrayals of Somalis to avoid to disseminate false claims ,unfounded rumors and myths about Coronavirus which…

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Somalia records first case of COVID-19

0 Visits: 136 | Monday March 16, 2020 - 16:21:46
Somalia has confirmed the first case of the novel corona virus making it the fourth country in East Africa after Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda to record the presence of the viral infection.

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Up to 150 million Americans could get coronavirus: Live updates

0 Visits: 149 | Friday March 13, 2020 - 07:21:11
The United States Congress physician expects somewhere between 70 to 150 million people in the country to eventually get infected with the novel coronavirus, a lawmaker said. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from Michigan made the comments during a hearing of the House of Representatives with members of…

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Al-Shabab's Bashir Mohamed Qorgab 'killed in air strike in Somalia'

0 Visits: 186 | Monday March 09, 2020 - 14:01:26
Al-Shabab is fighting to overthrow Somalia's government/AFP An air strike in Somalia has killed a senior commander of militant Islamist group al-Shabab, state radio reports. The US issued a reward of $5m (£3,8m) in 2008 for information on the whereabouts of Bashir Mohamed Qorgab. The US carries…

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Sudan's PM survives assassination attempt in capital

0 Visits: 129 | Monday March 09, 2020 - 13:51:36
Sudan's prime minister survived an assassination attempt on Monday after a blast in the capital, Khartoum, Sudanese state media said. Abdalla Hamdok's family confined he was safe following the explosion, which targeted his convoy. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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