Press Releases

IFAD and Djibouti sign agreement to tackle Djibouti's 'problem of thirst' in rural areas

0 Visits: 550 | Monday January 23, 2017 - 19:18:30
Rome, 23 January 2017 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Djibouti today signed a financial agreement to address the serious impact of water scarcity facing Djibouti's rural people.

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NUSOJ launches annual report on Somalia Press Freedom

0 Visits: 408 | Saturday January 21, 2017 - 15:45:29
Mogadishu - (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today released its Annual Report on the state of press freedom. The report is the result of extensive and systematic monitoring and documentation of incidents of attacks on journalists and media organizations in Somalia.

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The AU chairperson welcomes the lifting of the US sanctions on Sudan

0 Visits: 394 | Saturday January 21, 2017 - 15:36:25
Addis Ababa - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma welcomes the lifting of economic sanctions by the United States of America on the Republic of Sudan.

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Local EU Statement on Election of the Leadership of the House of the People in Somalia

0 Visits: 372 | Thursday January 12, 2017 - 20:42:22
Mogadishu, 12 January, 2017 - The EU welcomes the election of the Leadership of the House of the People. It is an important step in Somalia's political transition that will allow Somalia to soon conclude the indirect parliamentary electoral process that started in 2016. The newly elected parliamentarians…

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The United States Urges Momentum in Somalia's Electoral Process

0 Visits: 441 | Thursday January 05, 2017 - 22:52:22
The United States welcomes the inauguration of Somalia's new Federal Parliament and congratulates the people of Somalia on yet another step toward political stability. Parliament must now prioritize transparency and timeliness in the election of Speakers for both houses and the subsequent election…

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FAJ resolved to work with the legitimate elected leadership of NUSOJ

0 Visits: 438 | Monday December 26, 2016 - 10:29:52
Mogadishu-Somalia 26/12/2016. Press release. National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes with great appreciation, the decision by the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) steering committee in which they officially announced to work with the democratically elected legitimate leadership…

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FAJ Recognizes the Legitimate NUSOJ Leadership and Condemns Elements within IFJ leadership for Promoting anti-Africa Agenda – Communiqué

0 Visits: 427 | Saturday December 24, 2016 - 13:54:54
The Steering Committee of the Federation of African Journalists, FAJ, meeting in Abidjan December 7 – 10, 2016 resolved as follows;

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International community urges National Leadership Forum to uphold accountability, transparency and legitimacy of electoral process

0 Visits: 605 | Wednesday December 21, 2016 - 18:56:54
Mogadishu 21 December 2016: The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States have closely followed the work of the Independent Electoral Dispute Resolution Mechanism (IEDRM) in light of the…

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Somalia welcomes SFO decision to close Somali corruption probe of Soma Oil & Gas

0 Visits: 384 | Tuesday December 20, 2016 - 20:49:50
Mogadishu, 20 December, 2016. The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources welcomes the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) decision to close their investigation on Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited (SOMA).

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AMISOM Statement On The Death Of A Civilian In Mogadishu

0 Visits: 207 | Tuesday December 20, 2016 - 20:42:48
Mogadishu, 20 December 2016 - AMISOM expresses concern over reports appearing in a section of the media that its troops were behind the deaths of civilians in Qoryooley and Marka. Initial reports established that on the night of December 17th, AMISOM troops came under mortar attack by suspected Al-Shabaab…

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Tanzania police raid popular website's office in effort to learn users' identities

0 Visits: 271 | Friday December 16, 2016 - 10:13:49
Nairobi, (CPJ) - December 16, 2016- Tanzanian security forces should immediately and unconditionally release Maxence Melo, the co-founder of popular online discussion portal Jamii Forum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the website's office in the capital Dar es Salaam…

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NUSOJ welcomes the Union's re-joining to Somalia South-Central Non-State Actors (SOSCENSA)

0 Visits: 210 | Thursday December 08, 2016 - 21:52:43
Mogadishu - Somalia (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is delighted that the 5th General Assembly of SOSCENSA to have unanimous votes Today, Tuesday 6, December 2016 to be officially a full member of the consortium.

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EU condemns alleged attack on journalist, expects full inquiry into claims of tender malpractices

0 Visits: 207 | Thursday December 08, 2016 - 19:58:21
Nairobi, 8 December 2016 – The Delegation of the European Union is aware of media reports alleging that a Somali journalist was beaten up and intimidated for questioning alleged tender malpractices in an EU funded road project in the Puntland State of Somalia.

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Delegation from Finland visits the AU Commission to Discuss Ways of Strengthening Partnership for Peace and Security

0 Visits: 635 | Saturday November 26, 2016 - 17:30:41
Addis Ababa -Ethiopia: The Acting Director for Peace and Security, Dr. Admore Kambudzi received, on behalf of the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, a Delegation of Finnish Ambassadors representing several missions across Africa.

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Prime Minister Sharmarke negotiates the first phase of a peace agreement in Galkayo

0 Visits: 184 | Sunday November 20, 2016 - 19:23:49
The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar A. A. Sharmarke successfully negotiated a ceasefire and a two (2) kilometer pullback of troops on each side.

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International community expresses grave concerns over corruption and intimidation in Somalia's electoral process and delays in voting for Lower House seats

0 Visits: 240 | Sunday October 30, 2016 - 12:10:46
Mogadishu, 30 October 2016 -- The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned over continuing allegations of corruption in Somalia's electoral process and reports…

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Somalia Statement on 93rd anniversary of the Turkish Republic Day

0 Visits: 242 | Saturday October 29, 2016 - 18:16:18
Mogadishu - Somalia (Horn Observer) The Government and People of the Federal Republic of Somalia congratulate the Government and People of Turkey on the 93rd anniversary of the Turkish Republic.

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Press release on Somalia signing the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) charter and formally becoming a member State

0 Visits: 198 | Thursday October 27, 2016 - 16:39:17
Press Release: Bali - Indonesia (Horn Observer) On October 27, The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Abdusalam H. Omer signed the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) charter during the Council Ministers' (COM) Meeting in Bali, Indonesia…

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Clashes in Galkayo, Somalia Harm Civilians

0 Visits: 230 | Tuesday October 25, 2016 - 16:30:57
Laetitia Bader "We can't afford to keep fleeing," said "Halima," a 35-year-old mother of four who recently fled fighting in the contested town of Galkayo in central Somalia. "Those fighting might have big houses to hide in, but we live in tents and the bullets can easily reach…

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Media Freedom Under Attack in Somalia: Journalists Live in Fear While Government Promises to Investigate Ring Hollow- HRW

0 Visits: 228 | Sunday October 23, 2016 - 14:24:38
By Laetitia Bader Tuesday was yet another bittersweet day for journalists in Somalia. The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) released Abdi Adan Guled, the editor of Xog-Ogaal, one of the country's oldest newspapers. Abdi had been detained for three days without access to legal counsel…

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