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Blackwater founder’s FSG signs security deal with Somali region

Frontier Services Group (FSG), co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services for a regional development project in Somalia. Hong Kong-listed FSG said the deal was signed with the Free Zone Investment Authority of the South West State of Somalia, one […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

FSG to manage air-land-sea Free Zone project in Somalia

South West State of Somalia has selected Frontier Services Group (FSG) as the project management organisation for integrated air-land-sea logistics capabilities and advanced security management. The initiative will include constructing a seaport, airport as well as residential areas and agricultural zones for the state’s Free Zone Investment Authority (FZIA) with the aim of creating jobs […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

‘I feel betrayed’: the Somali refugees sent from safety into a war zone

Families repatriated to Somalia from Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya say they feel abandoned and let down by the UN after officials used small cash payments to encourage them to return home, where a hunger and security crisis awaited. Many travelled back to Somalia only to find themselves in a far worse position than they […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Firm calls for more aid for starving Somalis

A leading money transfer firm has rallied corporates, individuals and governments to join hands and support thousands of Somalis hit by prolonged drought. While it joined other corporates at a Charity Iftar held at the Radison Blu, Dubai Creek on Monday evening, Dahabshiil, represented by CEO Abdirashid Duale, said it was time for concerted efforts […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia: Puntland Displays Defected ISIS Terror Group Members

Security officials in Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland on Tuesday displayed eight defected ISIS terror group members. The eight young men, all from the local clans in Puntland, were members of the the terror group fighting in Alula and surrounding area in the far east of the Bari region in Puntland. Bosasso District Commissioner Yasin […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia: Info Minister Hails Suspension of Controversial Twitter Acct As Holder Breaks Silence Over Ban

Information Minister Abdrahman Omar Osman has accused the twitter account Live From Mogadishu of being an Alshabaab sympathiser. In an exclusive interview with Radio Dalsan Minister Osman hailed Twitter’s decision to suspend the controversial account. “He was promoting Alshabaab propaganda. Somali government respect freedom of expression but there are limits. He abused this freedom” Osman […]

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia: Trapping the tsetse fly to save livestock and income

A deadly epidemic disease that slows livestock weight gain, reduces milk and meat production, and causes infertility and abortion has infested South central Somalia. The tsetse fly lives along the rivers Shabelle and Juba where it thrives in the region’s trees, bushes and high humidity. The fly is a carrier of trypanosomiasis disease, which has […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Man attacked at gunpoint outside local mosque caught on camera

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Disturbing video has been released of a man being attacked at gunpoint outside a local mosque Sunday morning. Memphis Police Department is now investigating the aggravated assault. >> PHOTOS: Man attacked at gunpoint outside local mosque caught on camera The incident happened in the 3500 block of Mynders Avenue in the University […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

First Somali-American lawmaker Ilhan Omar: Muslims ‘no longer alone’

The Minneapolis bus was crowded, but Ilhan Omar felt alone. It was just after Sept. 11, and the “visibly Muslim” Somali refugee had noticed neighbors, colleagues and teachers growing increasingly suspicious of people who looked like she did. “I remember … feeling everyone on the bus was staring at me,” said Omar, who made history […]

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

New displacement figures: 65.6 million people forced to flee

Uganda received the largest number of new refugees last year, more than half a million people. “The system protecting refugees will collapse if we do not step up our support to countries like Uganda. The richest and most stable countries from Europe to the US do their uttermost to keep refugees away. At the same […]

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

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