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Safe drinking water finally arrives for tens of thousands of people in Somaliland town

Wajaale, Somaliland, August 2017 – Seventy-four year old Mariam Omar Farah couldn’t hide her excitement when she heard her town would, for the first time receive piped, clean water that week. Mariam lives in a shack with eight family members including grandchildren, one hundred metres from the main reservoir tank of the new project. When she […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

NUSOJ RELEASES 2017 REPORT SEEKS GOVT. PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS AND AMENDMENT OF SOMALI MEDIA LAW

(Mogadishu, Somalia) The Somalia National Union of Journalists (NUSOJ) on Sunday released 2017 Annual Report “The Endless Violation Against Journalists and Media Workers” in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The report analyzed the violations related to freedom of expression including killings, beatings arbitrary arrests and illegal detentions noting a steady rise in impunity. Speaking at the […]

January 21st, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

US says four Shabaab militants killed in Somalia strike

US forces in Somalia said Friday that four Al-Shabaab militants were killed in an airstrike as part of the ongoing offensive against the jihadist rebels. The US Africa Command said the strike took place on Thursday in southern Somalia, around 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of the port city of Kismayo. Africa Command did not […]

January 20th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somali General Shot Dead In Capital Mogadishu

A Somali general was shot in the head and killed in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday and a colonel who was his deputy has been arrested for the murder, senior army sources said. The killing of Marine general Saiid Aden Yusuf in what was apparently an internal dispute is a fresh sign of problems facing […]

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somali-American girls battle families to send Portland molester to prison

The intense pressure to keep quiet began almost immediately after four girls reported that they’d been molested by a well-known member of their community: You’re lying. Take it back. Change your stories. Two of the four girls did. But after a trial last month, a Portland judge found Hassan Mohamedhaji Noor – a 46-year-old married […]

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WELCOME CREATION OF A UNIFIED GALMUDUG ADMINISTRATION

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Djibouti, Ethiopia, Italy, Kenya, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and United States congratulate the Federal Member State of Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) for concluding the agreement endorsed in Dhusamareb today which paves the way for the establishment […]

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

The Ministry of Information re-establishes the Famous Madbacadda Football Club

Mogadishu, 17 January 2018: The Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia has today re-launched the Madbacadda Football Team. The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman has announced the launch at a ceremony in Mogadishu. The ceremony was also participated by the deputy Minister of Information, […]

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in english,sports | Read More »

5 Al-Shabaab militants arrested in southwest Somalia

Somali National Army (SNA) captured five Al-Shabaab militants in an operation south of Baidoa town, the administrative capital of Southwest State, officials said Wednesday. Spokesman for the Southwest State Presidency Nuradin Yusuf Abukar said SNA and Southwest State forces jointly carried out the operations at Manaas location. “SNA and Southwest State forces conducted very successful […]

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

UN pleads for Sh160bn to avert famine in Somalia

The United Nations has said Sh160 billion is needed to respond to severe drought that has been ravaging Somalia since January last year. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) 5.4 million people in Somalia are in dire need of food, medical assistance and shelter, in the case of […]

January 17th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somalia’s al Shabaab denounces ex-spokesman as apostate who could be killed

Source: Reuters Somali al Shabaab Islamist militants, who have carried out frequent bombings in the capital, Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected to the government side was an apostate who could be killed. Al Shabaab fell out with its former spokesman and deputy leader, Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur, in 2013. He defected to the […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in english | Read More »

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