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President and wife on way out – but what comes next?

0 Visits: 37 | Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:54:00
It looks to be the end for Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule in Zimbabwe after the military put the despotic president under house arrest. As our story says, "few other than the close associates who benefited directly from Mugabe's rule will mourn his passing from power". This morning our…

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Somali government releases names of six individuals involve in Mogadishu truck bomb ( PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 47 | Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 10:27:41
Somali governmenton Tuesdaypublished names of six men who involved in Zoobe truck bombing which killed more than 350 people and injured 600 others. Speaking to state owned television (SNTV), the country's security minister, Mohamed Abukar Islow said Osman Hajji aka Maadey was identified as the suicide…

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Shabaab touts deadly raid on Somali military base

0 Visits: 43 | Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 10:46:42
The assault, which took place on Sept. 2, left over 20 Somali military personnel dead, far more than Somali officials admitted to after the attack. Shabaab detailed the attack in a video entitled "And Be Harsh Against Them." The video, which was released today, includes dramatic footage of the…

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Somali-Canadian Community Discusses Causes Behind Rise in Youth Gang Activity

0 Visits: 31 | Monday November 13, 2017 - 11:04:11
The Somali community that settled in Canada says poverty and a lack of access to jobs and academic opportunities are some of the factors behind deadly gang violence that has taken a toll on its youth. More than two dozen young Somali men have died in Alberta because of such violence in the past decade,…

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US asks Amisom troops to stay on in Somalia, pledges support

0 Visits: 23 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 12:14:40
The US State Department has warned that extremism could escalate in the region if the withdrawal goes through, especially now that Al Shabaab has increased the number of suicide bombings such as the October 14 attack in Mogadishu that killed over 300. The UN Security Council has endorsed the withdrawal…

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A Tech Hub in Mogadishu Aspires to Link Investors and Innovators

0 Visits: 19 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 11:07:37
Their unemployment rate is at staggering 67%. And the issue of youth joblessness is exacerbated by the large number of Somali students who graduate—from secondary schools and from tertiary organizations—with skills that are neither appropriate for Somalia nor competitive elsewhere. Nonetheless,…

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Somali Government statement towards the UN Monitoring Group

0 Visits: 31 | Saturday November 11, 2017 - 18:58:41
The Federal Government of Somalia acknowledges the report by the Somalia & Eritrea Monitoring Group and is currently reviewing the findings.

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4 Somali-Americans Win Local Elections

0 Visits: 41 | Thursday November 09, 2017 - 12:43:24
Four Somali-Americans won races for public office in local elections that took place around the U.S. on Tuesday. In a contest between two Somali immigrants running for a seat on the Minneapolis city council, the incumbent, Abdi Warsame, narrowly beat challenger Mohamud Noor, 50 percent to 47 percent.

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East African Officials Trained in International Migration Law, Migration and Development

0 Visits: 33 | Wednesday November 08, 2017 - 12:04:15
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 30 October to 3 November at IOM's African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, Tanzania. The training aimed at enhancing the understanding of…

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Minister Eng. Yarisow requested and urged UN agencies the need to empower government institutions.

0 Visits: 29 | Wednesday November 08, 2017 - 08:19:04
H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia provided an update on the progress of the media development in Somalia to Strategic Communications teams of UN agencies working for the country.

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5 days Consultative Meeting on Media Development concluded in Mogadishu, Somalia

0 Visits: 45 | Monday November 06, 2017 - 10:36:51
HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia last night concluded 5 days Consultative meeting on Media Development that took place in Mogadishu between 31 October to 04 November 2017. The aim of the consultative meeting was…

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Ethiopia reassigns varsity admissions in wake of Oromia-Somali crisis

0 Visits: 45 | Saturday November 04, 2017 - 11:40:29
The latest move effectively means students from Oromia and Somali regions will only be placed in universities located in their respective regions. The Ministry added that as at November 3, 2017; the change of placement had been completed. It has undertones of security given the deadly clashes that has…

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Somali media fraternities jointly commemorate the international day to "End Impunity for Crimes against Journalist in Mogadishu "

0 Visits: 40 | Friday November 03, 2017 - 10:23:44
In commemoration of the of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the Somali media fraternities jointly organized a big national event under the theme Stop attacking the media at the hall in Hotel SYL in to raise awareness on the importance of media freedom and remind…

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Somali Canadian Wins 10K Literary Prize For Her Poetry on Muslim Identity in Canada

0 Visits: 29 | Thursday November 02, 2017 - 09:51:50
Somali Canadian Rowda Mohamud won the inaugural Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing on October 31st, as part of the Faith in 150 initiative, for her collection of poetry reflecting on her experiences of faith in Islam, racism, Islamophobia, and identity as a Muslim woman in Canada. The…

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Three killed in unrest in western Ethiopia city

0 Visits: 34 | Wednesday November 01, 2017 - 10:53:04
Addisu Arega, spokesperson for Oromia regional state, said 16 people have been apprehended over suspected involvement in the unrest that occurred on Sunday and Monday.

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Kenyan opposition shuns courts, vows protests demanding new vote

0 Visits: 38 | Tuesday October 31, 2017 - 23:15:49
Kenya's main opposition alliance said it won't challenge the results that gave President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide victory in last week's disputed election rerun in court and instead vowed to mobilize its supporters to press for a another vote. "This election must not stand," opposition…

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Mogadishu: Daytime ban on trucks to stop attacks

0 Visits: 34 | Tuesday October 31, 2017 - 22:53:43
Trucks and tankers will be banned from entering Mogadishu during the day in the wake of two deadly attacks on the Somali capital in just two weeks. It is hoped the ban will improve security at a time when the effectiveness of its current measures is under the spotlight. Two top security officials were…

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NUSOJ provides assistance to injured journalists and to families of killed journalists

0 Visits: 29 | Tuesday October 31, 2017 - 11:53:13
Mogadishu, October 31, 2017 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) contributed to medical costs of three Somali journalists who were wounded in the

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Former PM Gedi Calls For Unity To Defeat Extremism In Somalia

0 Visits: 28 | Monday October 30, 2017 - 21:05:42
Former Prime Minister, Professor Ali Mohamed Gedi has appealed for unity and working relationship between the federal and state governments to forge a common front against extremist groups in the country. Prof. Gedi

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Top Somali officials fired over deadly blasts

0 Visits: 36 | Sunday October 29, 2017 - 20:26:18
The Somali government has fired two top security officials after twin blasts and a siege left at least 27 people dead on Saturday. The country's police chief and the director of national intelligence were sacked following an emergency cabinet meeting, officials said. The Islamist militant group…

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