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Call me Mohamed: Mo Farah to change brand for road racing career

Sir Mo Farah wants to be known as “Mohamed” when he starts the next chapter of his career. The 34-year-old claimed a silver medal in his last track championship race in London, finishing behind Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris in the 5,000 metres on Saturday night. Farah is now switching his focus to road racing and wants […]

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say

Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow, an elusive, charismatic militant who was once a senior commander of Al Shabab in Somalia, surrendered to government forces on Sunday in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants. More than any deep change of heart, Mr. Robow may have turned himself in simply to save his skin. […]

August 13th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somalia: Somali Military Commander Survives Apparent Assassination Attempt

The commander of Somalia’s Custodial Corps, General Hussein Hassan Osman, has survived an apparent assassination attempt inside Mogadishu’s central prison, security sources have told VOA Somali. A suicide bomber detonated a vest midday Friday inside the prison, authorities said, saying that General Osman survived the attack and was rushed out of the prison. VOA Somali […]

August 12th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somalia says key Al Shabaab leader killed in operation near Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo) says a key Al Shabaab leader was killed on Thursday in an operation carried out near the capital city of Mogadishu. Thursday’s operation was conducted in Shashweyne area, killing a key Al Shabaab figure, who was behind bombings and assassinations in Mogadishu, Farmajo said. “Earlier on Thursday, […]

August 11th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Clashes in Somalia kill 19

MOGADISHU, Somalia At least 19 people including Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured as a fierce fighting broke out in Somalia’s South West State, government officials said Thursday. Mohammed Hasan Fiqi, acting president for the state, said that the fighting which continued all through Wednesday in the Bakool region, killed 13 Al-Shabaab and […]

August 10th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

US Soldiers Deployed to Somalia Teaching Partners How to Drive Trucks

PENTAGON — When dozens of American soldiers deployed to Mogadishu back in April, their presence marked the first American military forces in Somalia, except for a small unit of counterterrorism advisers, since March 1994. VOA broke the story of their arrival, and now, VOA has learned more about their train-and-equip mission in Mogadishu. Soldiers sent […]

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somali Children Flee Al-Shabab Recruitment

More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived in the coastal town of Adale, seeking the government’s protection, officials said. Adale is a key trading town in the Middle Shabelle region, 220 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu. In an interview with VOA Somali, the town’s district commissioner, Muse Mohamed […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Proposal to limit legal immigration ripples through Somali families in San Diego

There was celebration in the air. Anxiety, too. About 60 people who came to San Diego from Somalia — refugees, immigrants, naturalized citizens — gathered in a conference room in City Heights for their weekly meeting. It’s an opportunity to work out problems, strengthen community bonds, share food. This time, Friday morning, they applauded those […]

August 7th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somalia: Puntland Police Detains Prominent Journalist Over Critical in Garowe

The Puntland police have on late Sunday night arrested Omar Mohamed, a prominent journalist and press freedom advocate in Garowe the capital of Puntland administration, witnesses said. “He was approached by soldiers and was ordered to follow them” Jama Deperani, another prominent journalist who was with the journalist at the time of the arrest said […]

August 7th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

World Championships 2017: Mo Farah ‘will overcome injury’ sustained in 10,000m win

Mo Farah says he will overcome a leg injury to defend his 5,000m world title after winning the “toughest race” of his life to retain his 10,000m crown. The Briton, 34, was tripped and almost fell twice late on as he won the first medal of the 2017 World Championships in thrilling fashion at London […]

August 6th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

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