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

0 Visits: 251 | 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: 217 | 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: 241 | 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: 244 | 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: 219 | 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: 215 | 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: 214 | 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: 217 | 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: 223 | 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: 265 | 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: 203 | 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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What's new in Somalia? Read the SSF newsletter!

0 Visits: 233 | 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: 214 | 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: 197 | 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: 248 | 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: 211 | 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: 216 | 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: 210 | 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: 222 | 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: 234 | 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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