Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE "The most vicious of vicious spirals" – Cholera compounding famine risk in East Africa and Yemen

0 Visits: 41 | Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 17:45:39
Geneva, 21 June 2017 – Concurrent, killer cholera outbreaks in East Africa and Yemen are compounding famine risk in three countries, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned UN Member States today.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

0 Visits: 77 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 11:18:39
Rich countries are failing in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing death, rape and other human rights violations in South Sudan, said Amnesty International in a damning report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

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Speech of H.E Salah Ahmed Jama, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Somalia Delivered on 106th International Labor Conference

0 Visits: 100 | Friday June 16, 2017 - 11:09:57
GENEVA - Mr President, Director-General, Representatives of Governments, workers, employers.

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Sudan: End the miscarriage of justice against Dr Mudawi and his colleague

0 Visits: 114 | Wednesday June 14, 2017 - 12:15:39
The Sudanese authorities must immediately release prominent human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and his colleague Hafiz Idris Eldoma, and halt its misguided assault on dissenting voices in the country, said Amnesty International as their trial begins in the capital Khartoum today.

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American Jewish World Service Launches East Africa Crisis Fund

0 Visits: 117 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 22:03:51
NEW YORK, NY – East Africa is currently experiencing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. A crippling two-year drought, exacerbated by climate change and conflict, has placed millions of people at risk of starvation. South Sudan declared famine in mid-February and several counties in Kenya…

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AMISOM dismisses International Refugee Rights Initiative research findings as highly flawed

0 Visits: 119 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 21:11:39
Mogadishu- (Horn Observer Online) The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) dismisses as highly flawed, a research report on Somali perspectives on AMISOM published by the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) titled 'They Say They Are Not Here To Protect Us', published on 31 May…

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Somalia: Ministry starts offering Top-level Domain (dotSO) Services to Government Ministries

0 Visits: 125 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 14:20:16
(Mogadishu – (Horn Observer Online) The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology has officially announced that the Ministry is offering domain and email services based on Somalia's country-code top-level domain (dotSO).

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab Commanders Defect in Hiraan and Kismayo

0 Visits: 125 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 10:10:06
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) Two senior Shabab members were confirmed to have defected to the government of Somalia in the towns of Beletweine and Kismayo, Somalia Ministry of Information said Tuesday.

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Tragedy in remote north-eastern Niger highlights dangers migrants face when crossing the Sahara

0 Visits: 122 | Friday June 02, 2017 - 16:05:01
Dakar/Geneva, 2 June 2017 – The death of 44 people in remote north-eastern Niger is a horrific reminder of the dangers migrants face at all points of their journeys from West and Central Africa to the shores of Europe

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Somalia: World Bank Approves US$50 Million in Support of Emergency Drought Response and Recovery

0 Visits: 126 | Thursday June 01, 2017 - 00:29:01
WASHINGTON —The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a US$50 million emergency project - Somalia Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (SEDRP, the Project) - to scale up the drought response and recovery effort in Somalia. Somalia is facing its worst drought in decades,…

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Chairman of AU Commission condemns the attacks in Mandera and Garissa, Kenya

0 Visits: 133 | Monday May 29, 2017 - 23:55:41
Addis Ababa (Horn Observer Online) The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the multiple attacks perpetrated by Al-Shabaab terrorists on 24 May 2017 in Mandera, and on 25 May 2017 in Garissa, Kenya, resulting in the death of several police…

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AU Special Representative for Somalia sends best wishes to the people of Somalia, as Muslim faithful start a month-long fast

0 Visits: 118 | Sunday May 28, 2017 - 23:28:42
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online)- The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira extends best wishes to the people of Somalia, as the holy month of Ramadan begins.

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Somaliland Freed the detained journalist Mr Oldon with Presidential Pardon.

0 Visits: 107 | Friday May 26, 2017 - 23:41:31
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the release of Somali journalist by the Somaliland authority on Thursday 25 May, 2017 from Hargeisa prison.

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Africa Day is marked in Somalia with a call for increased investment in the country's youth

0 Visits: 85 | Thursday May 25, 2017 - 23:34:57
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) Africa Day celebrations in Somalia was marked in the capital Mogadishu today, in pomp.

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Somalia launches a learning event in #Mogadishu to enhance the collaboration between the Media and Security apparatus

0 Visits: 132 | Tuesday May 23, 2017 - 01:53:27
Mogadishu, 23 May 2017 H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information of the Federal Republic of Somalia emphasized the importance of researches on key issues that matter to the public such as the role on strengthening the collaboration between the media and security apparatus.

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New Customs management at Mogadishu airport spotted $34,000 missing taxation within two days

0 Visits: 142 | Thursday May 18, 2017 - 02:11:31
Mogadishu, 18 May 2017 - H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) together with Ministers of State & Deputy Minister of Finance today visited Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu in order to encourage customs officials for collecting extra $34,000 taxation on Khat within their first two days…

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Minister of Information opens editorial guidelines training to Somali journalists

0 Visits: 181 | Sunday May 14, 2017 - 22:58:54
Mogadishu, 14 May 2017 - The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, H.E Abdirahman Omar Osman "Eng. Yarisow" and the Minister of Women and Human Rights, H.E Deka Yasin Haji Yusuf, have today opened a workshop on editorial guidelines and building the capacity of Somali Media.

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United States Ambassador Extends Condolences on the Death of U.S. Service Member

0 Visits: 188 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 14:07:47
Nairobi (Horn Observer Online) The US Mission to Somalia extended heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the United States military service member killed in Somalia on May 5, the Mission said in a statement

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Somalia launches second cholera vaccination campaign in Baidoa

0 Visits: 188 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 14:31:26
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) WHO and the Federal Ministry of Health of Somalia launched the first round of a preventative oral cholera vaccination campaign (OCV) today in Baidoa at the Baidoa Regional Hospital, targeting 224 000 persons aged 1 year and older.

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Somalia: Rights Priorities for New Government

0 Visits: 225 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 23:06:29
Help At-Risk Civilians, Improve Oversight of Security Forces (Nairobi, May 3, 2017) – Somalia's new government should ensure that the security forces are accountable and improve protection of the most vulnerable people, Human Rights Watch said today in a 10-point report on human rights priorities.…

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