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Somalia: Puntland Supports UAE and KSA on the Gulf Crisis, Calls for the FGS to Reconsider Stance

0 Visits: 296 | Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 21:56:30
GAROWE, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Semi autonomous government of Puntland have on Wednesday announced that its siding with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates on the gulf crisis and called for the Federal Government of Somalia to reconsider its position.

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Somalia: Mukhtar Roobow Quits Al-Shabab, says in Talks with the Government

0 Visits: 244 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 20:33:13
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Sheikh Mukhtar Roobow Ali aka Abuu Mansuur said that he quit al-Shabaab, accusing Al shabab for not serving the Islam, in a press conference held in Mogadishu and announced that he is in talks with the Federal government of Somalia.

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Somalia: Former Al-Shabaab Deputy Leader Mukhtar Roobow Surrenders to Somali Government

0 Visits: 495 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 10:52:23
BAIDOA (Horn Observer) Former deputy Shabab leader Muktar Roobow aka Abu Mansuur surrendered to the Somali government on Sunday, after several weeks of intense self defense fight against the Shabaab that claimed at least 20 people, officials and residents said.

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Somalia: Journalist is Freed after Spending 6 days in Garowe Jail

0 Visits: 211 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 08:44:19
GAROWE (Horn Observer) Puntland's Nugaal Region's first grade court freed on Saturday Omar Mohamed aka Omar Dheere on bail, after spending 6 days in jail without charges.

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Somalia: Ministry of Women and Human Rights accused of Rights Violations against Job Seekers

0 Visits: 231 | Saturday August 12, 2017 - 10:19:16
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Ministry of Women and Human Rights of Somalia have been accused to have employed tactics which might discriminate job seekers, after the ministry posted an online form that identifies the job seekers clan identity.

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Somalia: Suicide Bomber Kills 2 inside Mogadishu's Central Prison

0 Visits: 264 | Friday August 11, 2017 - 23:35:06
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) At least 2 people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the Mogadishu Central Prison during Friday prayers, the commander of the custodial Corps survived the attack, witnesses said.

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Somalia: Parliament Passes Communication Act aiming to Regulate the Telecom Industry and Contain Cyber Crimes

0 Visits: 302 | Wednesday August 09, 2017 - 20:57:49
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Federal parliament of Somalia passed the communication Act on Wednesday in a majority vote, a bill that seeks to streamline the country's telecommunication sector and tackle the growing cyber crimes in the country. officials said.

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Somalia: Female Lawmakers Protest against Male Dominated Parliamentary Committees

0 Visits: 341 | Monday August 07, 2017 - 14:15:51
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Female Lawmakers in Somalia walked out for the second day of the parliamentary session in protest against, what they call apparent exclusion from the parliamentary committees.

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Somalia: Prominent Journalist Detained in Puntland Over Critical Reporting

0 Visits: 376 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 23:30:07
GAROWE (Horn Observer) 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.

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Somalia: Parliament Approves 2017 Budget

0 Visits: 221 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 20:31:41
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Federal Parliament of Somalia on Sunday voted in favor of the 2017 budget, following 2 weeks of review and consultations.

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Somalia Minister of Constitutional Affairs Apologizes to the Parliament Over Critical Comments

0 Visits: 226 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 12:02:34
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Minister of the Constitutional affairs of the Federal government of Somalia apologized to the parliament on Saturday over comments the minister made on Twitter, following a motion by the parliament demanding his appearance.

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SOMALIA: Cabinet Appoints New Auditor General, Welcomes Recent Somalia, India Agreement and Approves Draft Bills

0 Visits: 264 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 08:02:08
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) - The weekly meeting of Somalia's council of Minister this week approved several draft bills and appointed new Auditor General and the welcomed recent agreement on Prisoner transfer between Somalia and India.

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Somalia: Blast at Maka Mukarama Road Kills 2 in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 259 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 21:59:09
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) At least two people were confirmed dead and several others wounded, after a suspected suicide car bomber detonated explosives at the Maka Mukarama road in Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said.

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Several Somalis Killed in South Africa, Shops set on Fire

0 Visits: 351 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 22:19:43
Cape Town, South Africa (Horn Observer) Several Somalis were killed in Limbobo area in South Africa this week and several shops were set on fire, witnesses said, heightening the growing concern of the lack of protection of the Somalis living in South Africa.

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Somalia: Violent Protests In Bosaso lead Maritime Security and the Police to Turn Each other, Several Wounded

0 Visits: 371 | Wednesday August 02, 2017 - 22:36:55
BOSASO (Horn Observer) Puntland Maritime security forces clash with the police on Wednesday at the Laanta Hawada village in the port town of Boosaaso, witnesses said, among the wounded is the Port security chief, meanwhile violent protestors continue in the town over the dismissal of the Somali shillings…

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Somalia Prime Minister cuts the ribbon of the relaunch of Faculty of Journalism

0 Visits: 160 | Wednesday August 02, 2017 - 00:02:20
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has on Tuesday cut the ribbon the relaunch of the faculty of Journalism and communication science of the National University in the Somali capital Mogadishu for the first time since 1991.

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Somalia and India Sign an Agreement on Transfer of Prisoners

0 Visits: 360 | Tuesday August 01, 2017 - 16:17:39
NEW DELHI, India (Horn Observer) A delegation from Somalia led by the foreign Minister, Yusuf Garaad Omar signed an agreement for Transfer of Sentenced Persons with India on a five day official visit to India, following invitation extended by the India's External affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj,…

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Somalia Immigration Chief Commends the Quality and the Security of the Somali Passports in a Television Talk show

0 Visits: 182 | Saturday July 29, 2017 - 08:42:15
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The Somali Immigration Chief Col. Mohamed Adam Kofi said that the agency made significant progress especially accelerating the public service, held over 100 training to improve the capacity of the employees and started the review process of the Somali immigration laws.

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Saudi-led coalition blamed for attack on Somali refugees near Yemen: UN

0 Visits: 255 | Friday July 28, 2017 - 19:54:10
United Nations (AFP) An attack on a boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen in March was almost certainly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, according to a confidential UN report seen by AFP.

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UN Secretary General Receives Credentials from Somalia's New Permanent Representative

0 Visits: 422 | Thursday July 27, 2017 - 23:22:14
NEW YORK (Horn Observer) UN Secretary-General António Guterres received the credentials from the new Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations, Abukar Dahir Osman, according to a statement from the United Nations.

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