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Somalia PM Meets Chinese Foreign Minister on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York

0 Visits: 384 | Friday September 22, 2017 - 00:48:34
NEW YORK (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday met with the Chinese Foreign Ministter Wang Yi in New York, on the sides of the UN General Assembly.

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Somalia: Galmudug Regional State in Trouble Over Gulf Diplomatic Crisis

0 Visits: 141 | Thursday September 21, 2017 - 23:17:06
ADADO, (Horn Observer) Galmudug Vice President, Mohamed Hashi Arabey and Ali Ga'al Asir, the speaker of the Galmudug parliament on Thursday opposed the decision by the Galmudug President in which he sided with the Saudi Allaince against Qatar in a press conference held here in Adado, highlighting…

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Somalia: Federal Government Hits back Regional States, Reaffirms its Neutrality Decision in Gulf Crisis

0 Visits: 210 | Thursday September 21, 2017 - 21:35:43
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday reiterating its decision on June 2017 towards the Gulf crisis, following series of statements issued by some federal member states claiming to have sided with Saudi Alliance over Qatar.

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Somalia: Airport Official Killed in Car Explosion in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 388 | Wednesday September 20, 2017 - 20:14:18
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) An Employee working for the Aden Adde International Airport was killed on Wednesday in an car bomb explosion, witnesses said.

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Somalia Prime Minister Meets with Russian Foreign Minister in New York

0 Visits: 428 | Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 22:04:14
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York, officials said.

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Somalia: 2 Federal Member States Defy FGS Position on Gulf Crisis

0 Visits: 320 | Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 21:28:20
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Galmudug and Southwest States of Somalia announced this week that they oppose the Mogadishu-based central government's position of neutrality towards the current diplomatic crisis of Saudi Arabia allies against the tiny Gulf nation of Qatar, officials said.

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Somalia media fraternities with civil society appeal Somali Media Law to be amended properly - NUSOJ

0 Visits: 291 | Monday September 18, 2017 - 22:53:11
MOGADISHU (Press release) The consultative meeting attended by local Somali media organizations, civil society groups, media professionals and lawyers was focused on creating a platform of media professionals to contribute the ongoing media bill in a professional, accurate and comprehensive manner and…

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Kenyan Army Sets fire on Local Telecom Company offices in Southern Somalia

0 Visits: 340 | Monday September 18, 2017 - 22:33:26
BARDHERA (Horn Observer) Heavily armed Kenyan military set fire on local telecom company base in Somalia's Gedo region, local media reports.

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Ethiopia: Somali and Oromia Leaders to Cooperate to Resolve the Conflict Peacefully

0 Visits: 320 | Sunday September 17, 2017 - 23:34:12
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Horn Observer) Heads of Oromia and Somali regional states announced that they will work together to end the conflict and rehabilitate the people displaced due to the conflict, Ethiopian News Agency reported.

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Somalia: 7 Killed in a Disarmament Operation against Armed Militias in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 470 | Sunday September 17, 2017 - 00:05:48
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) At least 7 people were killed and several others were wounded on Saturday after Mogadishu Stabilization Security Unit clashed with organized armed militias in Mogadishu's Daynille neighborhood during security operation, media reported.

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Somalia: Hirshabelle Parliament Elects New President in a Highly Contested Vote

0 Visits: 286 | Saturday September 16, 2017 - 22:41:18
Jowhar, (Horn Observer) Hirshabelle parliament on Saturday elected Mohamed Abdi Waare as its new president, replacing Ali Abdullahi Osoble, officials said.

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6 Alleged Somali Pirates in Yemen jail since 2009 Plead for Help

0 Visits: 421 | Saturday September 16, 2017 - 22:03:37
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) 6 alleged Somali pirates who are currently jailed inside a prison at the Yemen capital, San'a plead for help from the Federal government of Somalia, the group said in an interview with Horn Observer.

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AMISOM Deploys Troops to Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb

0 Visits: 489 | Friday September 15, 2017 - 22:16:15
ADADO, (Horn Observer) Troops from the African Union Mission to Somalia have been deployed for the first time to the Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb, media reports

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US Commends Somalia Progress toward Democratic Governance on the International Day of Democracy

0 Visits: 203 | Friday September 15, 2017 - 19:30:28
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) As the world marks the International Day of Democracy on September 15, the United States congratulates the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) for its continued progress towards a more inclusive democratic governance system and the peaceful transition to a new government in…

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Somalia: Amsterdam Court Dismisses Dahir Alasow's writ of Summons

1 Visits: 1287 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 23:51:58
Mogadishu, (Press release) I welcome with approval the Amsterdam court's ruling of dismissing Mr. Dahir Alasow; a Somali national residing at the Netherlands writ of Summons.

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Oromo Security Forces Kill dozens of Somalis in Ethiopia

3 Visits: 1712 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 21:43:06
HARGEISA, (Horn Observer) Dozens of Somalis have been killed in the town of Hawadaay by Oromo security forces this week, in what many say the worst massacre against the Somalis at a single time, media reports.

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Somalia: Mogadishu Mayor Fires Municipality Finance Chief

0 Visits: 352 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 20:31:42
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The Governor and the mayor of Mogadishu Thaabit Abdi Mohamed fired the municipality finance chief Abdikarim Iiman Jimcale over what the mayor described as mismanagement and turning down orders, official document obtained by Horn Observer reads.

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US Strikes in Somalia Kill 6 Militants

0 Visits: 332 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 22:45:05
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The US forces on Wednesday conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab, killing at least 6 militants, AFRICOM said in a statement.

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Kenyan police fire tear gas after women attacked at election meeting

0 Visits: 186 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 22:19:46
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police in the western city of Kisumu fired tear gas and bullets in the air on Wednesday to disperse young men who broke into a hotel and beat women attending an election meeting, an officer said.

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Somalia: Mogadishu Residents Rally in Support of FGS Decision to Extradite ONLF Rebel Commander

0 Visits: 450 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 22:08:20
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Thousands of residents on Wednesday took to the street in the Somali capital Mogadishu in support of the Federal Government of Somalia recent decision to handover the ONLF rebel commander to Ethiopia.

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