Press Releases

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Attacks in Somalia

0 Visits: 152 | Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 18:26:25
WASHINGTON - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The United States strongly condemns the senseless mass murder that targeted innocent men, women, and children in Mogadishu, Somalia on October 14. The two attacks targeted a public, commercial area of the capital and resulted in the death and injury of hundreds of…

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South Africa condemns deadly Attack on the Somali Capital Mogadishu '

0 Visits: 141 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 22:46:45
The South African government condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday, 14 October 2017, which has resulted in the killing of many people and left others injured, according to a statement issued by the Government of South Africa

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UGANDA: Police quizzes and charges newspaper editors over Presidential Age Limit stories

0 Visits: 291 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 21:23:18
Kampala, 16/ October/2017; Two Ugandan newspaper editors quizzed by the police' Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) over age limit budget stories.

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IFRC and Somali Red Crescent Society mourn volunteers killed in Mogadishu blast

0 Visits: 175 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 19:15:53
Mogadishu/Geneva – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society are mourning the deaths of five Red Crescent volunteers, killed in a large explosion in Mogadishu yesterday.

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Somalia: A Freelance Cameraman Dies and 4 Other Journalists Wounded After Mogadishu's Suicide Attack

0 Visits: 328 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 19:06:31
Mogadishu: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ is dismayed by the suicide attack targeted to heavily populated KM5 junction in Mogadishu which caused the death and injuries of of many innocent people on Saturday afternoon.

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Somalia: AMISOM condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 212 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 18:56:32
MOGADISHU: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the residents of Mogadishu, on Saturday afternoon, that led to the loss of life and property.

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Somaliland Journalist faces 18 Month jail term over criminal defamation and publishing false news

0 Visits: 243 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 08:08:00
Nairobi, October 10, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer.

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Cartoonist detained in Equatorial Guinea for weeks without charge

0 Visits: 215 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 08:26:36
New York, -Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: Speech of the Minister of Information of Somalia at the AMISOM Strategic Communications Master Class

0 Visits: 323 | Wednesday October 04, 2017 - 22:28:23
Speech of the Minister of Information of Somalia H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) AMISOM Strategic Communications Master Class

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Somalia: Statement at the House of the People on the Amended Media law

0 Visits: 464 | Monday September 25, 2017 - 22:34:40
MOGADISU (Press release) Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) on Saturday 23 September 2017 presented the amended media law before the House of the People in order for the parliamentarians to take their constitutional…

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Ethiopian Prime Minister meets Somali PM in New York

0 Visits: 581 | Sunday September 24, 2017 - 04:15:29
New York - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held bilateral talks with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday on the side line of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, officials said

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: Somali PM Addresses the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly 

0 Visits: 510 | Saturday September 23, 2017 - 22:08:56
Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim  Mr. President

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

0 Visits: 435 | 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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Somalia: Amsterdam Court Dismisses Dahir Alasow's writ of Summons

1 Visits: 1372 | 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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Statement from the United States Mission to Somalia on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

0 Visits: 423 | Thursday August 31, 2017 - 22:15:04
NAIROBI, Kenya: The United States Mission to Somalia sends Eid Message to the Somalis everywhere in the world on the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha, the mission said in a statement.

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Uganda: Police stones journalists as they cover staff quarters on fire

0 Visits: 402 | Thursday August 24, 2017 - 21:32:56
Kampala; Police Officers at Katwe Police Station have today 24th August 2017 stoned five journalists who were covering staff quarters that had caught fire at the same police station. The journalists who were stoned are Nassaka Joweria (Kingdom TV), Ivan Mbadhi (BBS TV), Rachel Mabala (Daily Monitor)…

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Somali Ministry of Information and Free Press Unlimited discuss freedom of expression

0 Visits: 343 | Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 14:01:07
Mogadishu (press release) H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Toursim of the Federal Government of Somalia today met Mr Jens Kiesheyer, Programes Coordinator for Africa of Free Press Unlimited who visited Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Information Minister of Somalia Attends Dinner Party Hosted For A Group Of 27 Chinese Tourists

0 Visits: 231 | Saturday August 19, 2017 - 02:11:56
Mogadishu, Somalia's Information Minister, Culture and Tourism, Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) has attended a dinner party hosted for a group of 27 Chinese tourists who have been touring the capital city of Mogadishu in the past few days.

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Somalia: CPJ Demands Immediate Release of a Journalist Detained without charge in Puntland

0 Visits: 273 | Thursday August 10, 2017 - 07:47:39
Nairobi --Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately owned Somali Cable TV channel, on August 6, 2017, in…

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Up to 50 Immigrants from Somalia and Ethiopia deliberately Drowned by Smugglers off Yemen - UN

0 Visits: 391 | Wednesday August 09, 2017 - 23:49:24
ADEN – Early Wednesday morning, a human smuggler, in charge of the boat, forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the pitching sea as they approached the coast of Shabwa, a Yemeni Governorate along the Arabian Sea. The migrants had been hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn…

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