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Somalia Security High Level Meeting Joint Declaration

0 Visits: 52 | Friday May 04, 2018 - 21:41:48
Somalia Security High Level Meeting Joint Declaration by the Co-Chairs Brussels, 2 May 2018 1. Following the Mogadishu Security Conference of 4 December 2017, H.E. Hassan Ali Khaire and EEAS Deputy Secretary General Pedro Serrano co-chaired the Somalia High-Level Security Meeting on 2 May in Brussels.…

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Exclusive: Massive military base buildup suggests the U.S. shadow war in Somalia is only getting bigger

0 Visits: 46 | Friday May 04, 2018 - 20:53:04
The U.S. military is dramatically expanding its operations at a former Soviet air strip in Somalia, constructing more than 800 beds at the Baledogle base, VICE News has learned. The construction at the secretive base marks the latest example of America's growing and controversial shadow war in Africa.…

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Investigators believe ICRC security guard played crucial role in nurse kidnapping

0 Visits: 57 | Thursday May 03, 2018 - 22:09:47
The Somali government said that it has made headway in the investigation of the ICRC nurse who waskidnapped from the ICRC compoundon Wednesday evening. Interior Ministry spokesperson Abdiaziz Ali Ibrahim announced that they have identified one of the kidnappers as Mohamud Mohamed Alas. Security officials…

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NUSOJ PRESS STATEMENT- Somalia journalists mark 2018 World Press Freedom Day across the country

0 Visits: 40 | Thursday May 03, 2018 - 20:04:07
Mogadishu, May 3, 2018 - National Union of Somali Journalists and its affiliate regional member organisations with in kind support from the United Nations Support Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) organized nationwide events bringing together hundreds of Somali journalists, the public and government officials…

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Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital: Aid groups

0 Visits: 47 | Thursday May 03, 2018 - 09:49:05
Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday evening from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group said Thursday.

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PRESS RELEASE WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 3 MAY 2018{PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 45 | Thursday May 03, 2018 - 08:06:29
The Federal Government of Somalia commemorates the World Press Freedom Day by strongly committing to protect Journalists and ensuring the freedom of the Press.3 May 2018 is the World Press Freedom Day with the theme: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law. The theme of the 2018 celebration…

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The AU Special Representative for Somalia congratulates the new Speaker of the House of the People{PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 29 | Wednesday May 02, 2018 - 09:23:46
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, congratulates H.E. Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman on his election as the Speaker of the House of the People of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

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The Independent Expert (IE) on the situation of human rights in Somalia meets with AMISOM leadership.{PRESS RELEASE}

0 Visits: 59 | Wednesday May 02, 2018 - 08:52:03
The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Bahame Tom Nyanduga, appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) met with AMISOM as part of on-going consultations with human rights stakeholders in Somalia in his 5th Mission to Somalia.

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Group Investigating Police Shooting Of Mentally-Ill Woman

0 Visits: 43 | Tuesday May 01, 2018 - 10:45:01
Shukri Ali Said​, 36, was shot and killed Saturday morning by two Johns Creek police officers after her family called 9-1-1 for help. JOHNS CREEK, GA — Shukri Ali Said woke up around 6 a.m. Saturday, April 28 hearing voices in her head, and told her live-in sister she needed to leave the house.…

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Former Defense Minister elected as Lower House Speaker

0 Visits: 44 | Monday April 30, 2018 - 18:45:13
MOGADISHU The Somali Parliament has elected a new speaker to replace Mohamed Osman Jawari resigned in a bitter dispute with Executive members led by Prime Kheire in March. Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman has been elected to head the People's House of the Federal Parliament of Somalia in the third…

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"This is our Freedom. These Are Our Rights" Human rights defenders in South Sudan since July 2016

0 Visits: 31 | Thursday April 26, 2018 - 19:23:29
In a newreportlaunched at the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project)expands on its previous research on South Sudan, published in2013and2014."This is our Freedom. These Are Our…

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Girls in ICT Day celebrated in Somalia with the launch of an ICT initiative

0 Visits: 28 | Thursday April 26, 2018 - 19:19:42
(Mogadishu – April 26, 2018) International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in Mogadishu with the launch on an initiative to create gender parity in Somalia's ICT industry. Organized by Fursad.so in partnership with Somalia's Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) and Ministry of Post,…

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Exclusive - Weapons stolen from UAE training facility in Somalia, sold on open market

0 Visits: 33 | Thursday April 26, 2018 - 09:34:24
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 600 weapons were stolen in the past week from a former United Arab Emirates-run training centre in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and are for sale in the city, weapons dealers said on Wednesday. The weapons, including new Kalashnikov assault rifles and Chinese versions…

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International Conference On Safety Of Journalist Concluded In Mogadishu

0 Visits: 37 | Tuesday April 24, 2018 - 19:26:51
Deputy Prime Minister of the Somali government, Deputy Minister of Information, Upper House, the office of the Attorney General and the Governor of Banadir region has attended the first day of the conference. The Ministers of Information of the regional states, leaders of the Somali media associations,…

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Russia to pitch first camp in Africa with military base in Somaliland

0 Visits: 33 | Friday April 20, 2018 - 22:44:27
Russia is in talks with breakaway Somali region, Somaliland, to set up a naval base of at least 1500 men outside Zeila, a city near the border with Djibouti to offer support to warships and submarines patrolling the strategic stretch of coastline.

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Somaliland Arrests a journalist without charge

0 Visits: 42 | Friday April 20, 2018 - 22:35:57
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns – in the strongest terms possible the arbitrary arrest of another journalist in Hargeisa, Somaliland on Thursday 19, and April 2018. Najiib Abdiweli Abdi , a journalist with a London-based TV, Universal was arrested upon arrival at Egal International…

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Somalia to launch multi-stakeholder dialogue forum for safety of journalists

0 Visits: 86 | Friday April 20, 2018 - 10:04:50
Somalia will become the first country in Eastern Africa to launch a multi-stakeholder dialogue forum for safety of journalists when stakeholders from the media, government, human rights organisations and civil society convene thisSaturday 21 April 2018in Mogadishu, Somalia for a two-day dialogue towards…

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Russia warns of 'consequences' for US-led strike on Syria

0 Visits: 40 | Saturday April 14, 2018 - 20:03:24
Russia responded angrily to a U.S.-led strike against Syria on Friday, warning of unspecified "consequences" that stoked fears the conflict could escalate. President Donald Trump ordered targeted military action in the country, following an alleged chemical weapons attack that reportedly left…

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Al-Shabaab commander defects to Somali government

0 Visits: 37 | Wednesday April 11, 2018 - 10:37:43
An Al-shabaab militant commander on Tuesday defected and surrendered Somali government in Bay region. The state owned media reported that Adan Mohamed aka Adan Shah had surrendered to Southwest authorities amid the government forces stepped up their operations against the militants in south and central…

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Reflections on the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council

0 Visits: 63 | Thursday April 05, 2018 - 17:08:54
Version Française Over the past five years, the human rights situation in the East and Horn of Africa has seen a continuous decline. Whether through open conflict or increasing restrictions – both legal and extra-legal – on civic space, the rights of citizens in the sub-region have been violated.…

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