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0 Visits: 133 | Monday March 09, 2020 - 13:44:30
We are delighted... ...to share with the remarkable stories of Somaliwomenin leadership and business. From all the corners ofSomalia, women have beenidentifiedas a strong pillar in the process of recovery, state and peace building as well as stability in the nation.In this quarter's

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Somalia clears arrears to World Bank

0 Visits: 135 | Monday March 09, 2020 - 13:39:34
Somalia has cleared its arrears to the International Development Association (IDA), a member of the World Bank Group, completing the process of normalizing its financial relationship with the World Bank Group. The lender said Somalia has thus fully re-established its access to new resources from IDA…

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Al-Sarraj accepts credentials of Ghana and Somalia's ambassadors to Libya.

0 Visits: 122 | Saturday March 07, 2020 - 18:46:01
The ambassadors of Ghana and Somalia have both presented their credentials to the Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj in Tripoli.

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Farmaajo, Kenyatta dial down tension in phone call after bitter exchanges

0 Visits: 168 | Thursday March 05, 2020 - 15:03:33
Tension between Kenya and Somalia appeared to ease Wednesday evening following a telephone conversation by leaders of the two countries after days of bitter exchanges with Kenya terming the spill-over of the Belet-Hawo an 'act of provocation'. Villa Somalia said in a tweet Thursday morning President…

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Somalis turn to Dr Hyena to fight depression, mental illness

0 Visits: 134 | Tuesday March 03, 2020 - 06:37:40
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The growls from the caged hyena reverberate through the room as Mohamed Sheikh Yakub slumps silently in a chair nearby, hoping the animal will frighten away the evil spirits he says have troubled him since his divorce. The traditional treatment - rooted in the belief that hyenas…

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Calm returns in Belet-Hawo after heavy fighting, Kenya says no incident in Mandera

0 Visits: 138 | Monday March 02, 2020 - 20:58:25
Calm has returned in Belet-Hawo following heavy artillery fire between Somali National Army and Jubbaland forces as Kenya assured there was no incident on its side in Mandera.

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Ahlu Sunna spiritual and political leaders surrender to federal forces after heavy fighting in Galmudug

0 Visits: 133 | Saturday February 29, 2020 - 16:58:34
Ahlu-Sunna leaders in Dhusamareb town of central Somalia have turned themselves in to Somali military barely a day after heavy that saw close to ten people killed. Sources in the central Somalia state have told HOL the group's spiritual leader Moalim Mohamud Hassan and Sheikh Mohamed Shakir the…

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AMISOM trains Somali police officers in community policing

0 Visits: 147 | Sunday February 23, 2020 - 19:20:15
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has completed a week-long training workshop to enhance the skills of the Somali Police in crime prevention through community policing. The training, conducted at the Gen. Kahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu with support from the government of Italy, was attended…

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EU supports training for 25 young female journalists in Jowhar to Promote Young Women's Voices in Media

0 Visits: 157 | Sunday February 23, 2020 - 18:46:54
In collaboration with the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) with funding from the European Mission for Somalia, the Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) has concluded two-day training workshop for twenty five young female journalists from various independent media outlets and…

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SJS condemns multiple arrests against journalists in Somalia's Hirshabelle and Puntland

0 Visits: 163 | Thursday February 20, 2020 - 20:52:02
Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary arrests against four journalists in the towns of Galkayo and Bulo-Burte on Wednesday 19 February and Thursday 20 February respectively. Radio Hiiraan-Weyn reporter, Mumin Muhumed Biyow was at 10.00 a.m local time on Wednesday morningtaken into…

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FESOJ Hands Over Financial Support to the the Family of Slain Journalist and Demands Investigation{Immediate Press Statement}

0 Visits: 184 | Thursday February 20, 2020 - 20:12:01
Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) is deeply saddened by the brazen killing of young journalist Abdiweli Ali Hassan in Afgoye and demands an immediate in-depth investigation into the circumstances leading to his tragic and sensless murder. Members from FESOJ including the President Abaadir Abdulakdir…

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FESOJ Welcomes the Amnesty International Report and Urging Somali Government to Ensure Freedom of Media Immediate Press Statement

0 Visits: 166 | Thursday February 13, 2020 - 21:53:24
Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) welcomes the report by the Amnesty International focusing on Violations and Abuses of Freedom of Expression in Somalia and urge Somali authorities ensure freedom of media and freedom of expression in Somalia. A surge in violent attacks, threats, harassment and…

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NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020{DefendDefenders' Newsletter - January 2020. Check it out!}

0 Visits: 189 | Saturday February 08, 2020 - 07:17:35
2020 is an auspicious year for women's and girls' rights, as we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration – recognised as one of the most progressive roadmaps for women's and girl's rights. DefendDefenders will honour this anniversary by continuing to boost women…

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SJS calls for NIEC to avoid restricting media coverage during 2020/2021 electoral process

0 Visits: 190 | Wednesday February 05, 2020 - 19:08:36
Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls for the Somalia National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) to refrain from imposing restrictive measures on the journalists and the media coverage and to allow conducive environment for journalists covering the 2020/2021 elections.

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Kenyan president says ex-president Daniel arap Moi has died

0 Visits: 185 | Tuesday February 04, 2020 - 20:34:09
Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya's longest-serving president and presided over years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, has died. He was 95. Moi's death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement on the state broadcaster on…

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LeBron James Breaks His Silence After Kobe Bryant's Tragic Death

0 Visits: 234 | Tuesday January 28, 2020 - 11:00:14
"I'm Not Ready but here I go. Man I [sic] sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had!" James, 35, wrote via Instagram on Monday, January 27.

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Canada identifies first case of coronavirus

0 Visits: 246 | Sunday January 26, 2020 - 11:18:35
TORONTO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Canada on Saturday declared the first "presumptive" confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus in a resident who had returned from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak of the viral disease. Ontario health officials told a news conference…

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SJS calls Somali President to withhold and refuse signing draconian media bill into a law

0 Visits: 210 | Friday January 24, 2020 - 17:23:20
Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) protests against the draconian Somali Media Law (amendment) passed by the Upper House on Tuesday 14 January, 2020 and calls for President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to exercise Constitutional powers to withhold and refuse to sign this bill into law which was submitted…

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Ex-intel chief Sanbalolshe 'apologises' for Qalbi Dhaqah's rendition, calls on Somali government to lift ONLF from terror list

0 Visits: 235 | Tuesday January 21, 2020 - 21:27:01
Former intelligence chief Abdullahi Sanbalolshe has said he is apologetic for his role in the renditioning of ONLF official Abdikarim Muse aka Qalbi Dhaqah to Ethiopia in 2017 and called on the government remove the group from its list of designated terror groups. In an interview with Mogadishu based…

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FESOJ Concludes 2 Day Training for Women Journalists in Kismayo to Promote Young Women's Voices in Media.

0 Visits: 198 | Tuesday January 21, 2020 - 19:58:48
In partnership with the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) with funding from the European Mission for Somalia, the Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) has concluded two-day training workshop for twenty women journalists from various independent and governmental media outlets held…

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