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International community calls for end to Hergeisa and Mogadishu hostilities

0 Visits: 42 | Wednesday October 03, 2018 - 08:54:34
The international community wants talks between the leadership in Hergeisa (Somaliland) and Mogadishu (Somalia) to re-open dialogue to end the cold war between them. Somaliland government has stated they are ready for a fresh round of talks after the Netherlands and Danish envoys to Kenya (and Somalia)…

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U.S. would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary: NATO envoy

0 Visits: 88 | Tuesday October 02, 2018 - 21:19:29
U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said Washington remained committed to a diplomat solution but was prepared to consider a military strike if Russian development of the medium-range system continued. "At that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a (Russian) missile…

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EU vows continued support for Somalia after convoy bombing

0 Visits: 53 | Tuesday October 02, 2018 - 21:09:56
The European Union (EU) has pledged that the trade bloc will remain committed to supporting the Somali people and government in rebuilding their country in spite of Monday's attack on its convoy in the Somali capital. Three people said to be civilians were killed on Monday after a car laden with…

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Press Release :- Presentation on the findings of the Somalia Confidence Index Survey: "One year later: What the Somalis think about the President and his Government.

0 Visits: 32 | Tuesday October 02, 2018 - 18:52:30
Ipsos Limited and Farsight Africa Research recently conducted a Confidence Index Survey on Somali Citizens. The survey covered 6 regions and sought to assess the economic and security perceptions of the Federal Government of Somalia and its institutions.

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NUSOJ Condemns 6-month jail sentence against a TV and radio reporter in Dhuusamareeb.

0 Visits: 53 | Sunday September 30, 2018 - 11:42:21
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in strongest terms possible the 6-month jail sentence handed today to Mohamed Abdiwali Tohow a radio and TV reporter in Dhuusamareeb, by the Galmudug authorities, terming it "outrageous and the harshest punishment" given to a journalist…

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Press Release NUSOJ and VIKES open labour rights training in Galkayo, Galmudug for 25 journalists with the support and funding the EU.

0 Visits: 52 | Sunday September 30, 2018 - 11:34:18
Galkayo, 30 September 2018 - The National Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) on Saturday opened a two days labour rights training for 25 journalists in Galkayo, Galmudug State of Somalia which is part of an ongoing NUSOJ and VIKES led trainings…

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Somali journalist in Mogadishu faces death threats, calls for action to save him

0 Visits: 39 | Sunday September 30, 2018 - 10:29:16
A Somali journalist, Munasar Mohamed, based in the Somali capital Mogadishu, said he had been receiving threatening phone calls and text messages since the past few days. Mohamed says the callers, apparently a group of men from a family involved in the killing of Ahmad Mukhtar, a father of 12 kids,…

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Denmark shuts links to Sweden and Germany as police hunt three in black Volvo

0 Visits: 34 | Saturday September 29, 2018 - 22:18:02
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police briefly shut bridges and ferry links to Sweden and Germany on Friday as they widened their hunt for three people and a black Volvo in connection with a serious crime - a kidnapping according to Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper - to include the whole country.

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Former Ethiopia's Somali region president seeks pardon

0 Visits: 39 | Friday September 28, 2018 - 21:05:11
The former president for Ethiopia's Somali region who was arrested on suspicion of gross human rights violations as well as instigating ethnic and religious violence has asked Ethiopia's new prime minister to pardon him. Security forces arrested Abdi Mohamed Omer, widely known as Abdi Iley a…

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Five years after the Westgate Mall attack, a culture of silence still haunts Kenya

0 Visits: 30 | Friday September 28, 2018 - 20:57:57
The first witness in the case against Ruto was a survivor of a church burning that killed 35 on New Year's Day 2008. When she took the stand, her testimony began to reopen old wounds and to rekindle fears and hatreds. When Kenyatta went to The Hague in 2014, it was the first time that a sitting…

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EU approves 1st budget support to Somalia as trust grows

0 Visits: 60 | Thursday September 27, 2018 - 20:35:14
The EU announcement comes a day after the World Bank said it would provide $80 million in direct financing to Somalia's government for the first time in 27 years, calling it a "milestone."

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Update1: World Bank approves first grants to Somalia in 30 years

0 Visits: 47 | Thursday September 27, 2018 - 00:01:30
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflict-ridden country in 30 years, the bank said. The Washington-based lender, which suspended ties with the country when war broke…

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Mogadishu mayor warns about impunity over man's 'horrific' murder in marriage dispute

0 Visits: 63 | Monday September 24, 2018 - 21:24:12
Ahmed Dowlo, an auto mechanic has been killed by the relatives angered by the marriage of their girl to his nephew deemed by the attackers as a minority person, an act decried by Somalis across the world as 'savagery' and 'atrocious'.

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London court extends injunction against Djibouti in DP World dispute -Dubai govt

0 Visits: 44 | Monday September 24, 2018 - 10:52:31
The government of Djibouti seized the Doraleh Container Terminal from DP World in February over a dispute dating back to at least 2012. Dubai government-controlled DP World has called the seizure illegal. Dubai's government said the High Court in London extended the Aug. 31 injunction at DP World's…

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Things are getting worse': economic collapse looms again in Zimbabwe

0 Visits: 45 | Monday September 24, 2018 - 10:47:00
Locals say conditions have deteriorated since July's contentious election, as world powers keep their distance Zimbabwe faces a deepening economic crisis as hopes fade of a new wave of international investment and aid following historic elections in July. The poll, the first after the military takeover…

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Arab Gulf states in the Horn of Africa: What role do they play?

0 Visits: 46 | Monday September 24, 2018 - 10:39:35
Ethiopia and Eritrea didn't pen their peace agreement in Addis Ababa or Asmara, but in Saudi Arabia with the Emirates alongside. Are economic and military interests increasingly binding Gulf states and the Horn together? The Red Sea, which separates Africa from the Arabian Peninsula, is just 355…

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Kenya:Desperation pushes youth to join Shabaab

0 Visits: 56 | Sunday September 23, 2018 - 23:27:00
Youth Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh said grants uptake by registered groups, both women and youth, from Northeastern is way below that of the rest of the country. She said the region risks lagging behind further in development if this trend continues. Shebesh spoke in Masalani town on…

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Rash Report: A split vote on two new documentaries about democracy

0 Visits: 62 | Sunday September 23, 2018 - 23:10:54
The 11/9 in Michael Moore's new film refers to Nov. 9, the day (or dawn, for bleary-eyed election watchers) in 2016 when it was confirmed that Donald Trump had been elected president. The numbers may have flipped from 'Fahrenheit 9/11," Moore's scorched-earth take on former President…

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Russia: Israel provided false information regarding downing of Il-20

0 Visits: 38 | Sunday September 23, 2018 - 23:00:36
Russia's Defense Ministry has accused Israel of criminal negligence and misleading Moscow on downing of the Russian Ilyushin Il-20 military plane off Syria last week by providing false information about the area of the airstrike. "We believe that the blame for the tragedy of the Russian Ilyushin-20…

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Muslim fashion for women: Modesty meets trendy style

0 Visits: 50 | Sunday September 23, 2018 - 21:54:39
Style-conscious Muslim women were long ignored by the mainstream fashion industry. An exhibition at San Francisco's de Young Museum confronts stereotypes on Islam and style, showing that Muslim fashion is far from drab. Muslim fashion is still fighting Western prejudices. "Many people believe…

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