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DefendDefenders opens permanent office in Geneva

0 Visits: 102 | Tuesday March 06, 2018 - 08:15:59
Almost six years after acquiring special consultative status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council, DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) is proud to announce the establishment of a permanent representation in Geneva. During a celebratory reception…

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HRC37: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

0 Visits: 84 | Tuesday March 06, 2018 - 07:59:11
Human Rights Council: 37th Session Item 3: Clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence and the Special Advisor on the prevention of genocide Oral Intervention 2 March 2018 Thank you Mr. Vice-President. The…

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Thousands raised at Korean cultural event in Victoria to help Somali-Canadian reunite with family

0 Visits: 96 | Monday March 05, 2018 - 17:35:23
TheKalmo Refugee Support Group raised $6,000 Saturday night at theirKorean Dinner and Culture Celebration event in Victoria. The fundraiser had Korean food, music, dance and art.

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Somalia and Turkey sign agreement to rebuild water reservoir in Middle Shabelle region

0 Visits: 69 | Monday March 05, 2018 - 17:06:08
Turkey and Somalia on Sunday signed an agreement to reconstruct storage reservoir in Middle Shabelle region.

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South Africa: Alleged Cape Town gangster sentenced to 35 years in jail

0 Visits: 96 | Monday March 05, 2018 - 09:44:35
An alleged gangster – 32-year-old John Arnoldus, also known as "Mortie" – has been sentenced in the Bellville Regional Court in Cape Town to 35 years imprisonment for two murders and an attempted murder committed in January 2016, Western Cape police said on Sunday. On January 4, 2016, a…

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AU, Somalia commend Museveni's efforts to restore peace in Somalia

0 Visits: 71 | Saturday March 03, 2018 - 17:50:06
Somalia and the African Union Commission (AUC) have commended President Yoweri Museveni's decision to deploy troops in Somalia 10 years ago when everyone else shunned the idea. Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed noted that President Museveni's decision and his commitment to achieve…

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Somali Extremist Group Alshabaab Confiscates An Independent FM Radio In Balad

0 Visits: 72 | Friday March 02, 2018 - 22:08:51
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ ) is deeply concerned by the violent act of Al-Shabaab militant group who confiscated the whole equipment of radio Balad including the FM transmitter on Friday morning on March 2,2018 after taken over the Balad disrict about 30Km north to the Somali capital…

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Human Rights Council: 37th Session Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

0 Visits: 89 | Thursday March 01, 2018 - 22:00:39
Thank you Mr. President. The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and recognises the vital role of human rights defenders working to protect and promote the rights of people on the move. Although his findings are…

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XSKK oo Eng- Baana Cali u Magacaabay Arimaha Horumarinta & Xiriirka Caalamiga (Aqri Taariiqdiisa Sports)

0 Visits: 166 | Thursday March 01, 2018 - 18:56:06
Xiriirka Kubadda Koleyga Soomaaliya ayaa xoghayihii hore Xiriirkaasi isla markaana ahaa Madaxii Suuqgeeynta xiriirka FIBA Africa Zone V, Eng Baana Cabdalla Cali u magacaabay u qaybsanaha XSKK arimaha horumarinta Iyo xirriirka caalamiga,

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{PRESS RELEASE ]AU Special Representative condemns yesterday's terror attack on innocent civilians in Mogadishu.

0 Visits: 83 | Sunday February 25, 2018 - 11:48:25
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, has strongly condemned yesterday's twin attacks on innocent civilians in Mogadishu.

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HRC37: Renewing and strengthening the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

0 Visits: 73 | Friday February 23, 2018 - 21:59:28
RE:Renewing and strengthening the mandate of theCommission on Human Rights in South Sudan to ensure accountability for gross violations of human rights and related crimes in South Sudan Excellencies, We, the undersigned national, regional and international non-governmental organisations, write to call…

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Somalia: Detained Children Face Abuse + INTERVIEW

0 Visits: 111 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 19:00:09
The 85-page report,"'It's Like We Are Always in a Prison': Abuses Against Boys Accused of National Security Offenses in Somalia,"details due process violations and other abuses since 2015 against boys in government custody for suspected Al-Shabab-related offenses. Somalia's federal…

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Somalia among the riskiest places to be born: UNICEF

0 Visits: 96 | Tuesday February 20, 2018 - 19:18:34
A United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report released on Tuesday has named Somalia one of the riskiest places to be born. According to UNICEF, Somalia is in a four-way tie for the fourth most dangerous country to be a newborn. 1 in 26 babies from Somalia, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau and South Sudan…

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Aloys Habimana, Protection Coordinator Front Line Defenders, released

0 Visits: 84 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 23:27:06
DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) welcomes the release of human rights defender Aloys Habimana, Protection Coordinator for East and Southern Africa at Front Line Defenders. On 17 February 2018, Mr Habimana and another individual were arrested at the border…

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Cabinet endorses director of Somalia's Communications Authority

0 Visits: 73 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 18:10:48
(Mogadishu, February 19, 2018) The Cabinet has unanimously endorsed Abdi Sheik Ahmed for the post of Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia, which is established under Somalia's Communications Law 2017. Speaking after the endorsement, the minister for Post, Telecom…

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Somali Migrants Returning From Libya Tell of Abuse, Horror

0 Visits: 85 | Sunday February 18, 2018 - 11:55:26
Some fell to their knees, crying; others placed their foreheads to the ground in prayer; while some chanted the Somalia national anthem as they disembarked from a Turkish Airways plane that had flown them from Libya, where some had been stranded for years, to the Somali capital. Since 2014, Libya has…

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Four questions about the Ethiopian PM's resignation

0 Visits: 75 | Saturday February 17, 2018 - 10:57:33
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, the first leader to do so in the country's recent history. As Africa's second most-populous country enters uncharted political territory, here are four questions about what happened — and…

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Shamsa Abdullahi Bybook: A champion for Somali women's reproductive health rights

0 Visits: 79 | Thursday February 15, 2018 - 10:17:23
Mogadishu – Shamsa Abdullahi Bybook was a young nurse in her twenties when she fled the mounting chaos and tensions of Mogadishu in 1989 to start a new life in the United Kingdom. She became an experienced midwife at a North London hospital with a master's degree from Middlesex University and…

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President Farmajo's first year in office

0 Visits: 110 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 20:58:56
Mogadishu (HOL) - President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo rode into victory February 8 last year to become Somalia's 9th President following a hotly contested poll pitting among others incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and former President Ahmed Sheikh Sharif. His win was greeted with jubilation and…

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Case of botched ICE flight to Somalia signals legal shift on deportations

0 Visits: 94 | Thursday February 08, 2018 - 10:17:35
The U.S. government's prospects for deporting 92 people it unsuccessfully tried to fly to Somalia in December are getting murkier. What's more, a legal fight over the passengers' fates — many of whom are from Minnesota — joins a string of recent cases that could stake out a more muscular…

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