Press Releases

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

0 Visits: 78 | 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: 124 | 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: 220 | 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: 277 | 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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Somalia Minister of Information Meets with Representatives from the Disability Group

0 Visits: 137 | Tuesday August 08, 2017 - 22:13:02
Mogadishu (press release) HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Toursim today met representatives of the Disability Group to discuss best ways to promoting and raising public awareness to the public on the plight of disability people.

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Somalia: NUSOJ Condemns the Arbitrary Arrest of a Journalist in Garowe, Puntland

0 Visits: 197 | Monday August 07, 2017 - 21:41:18
MOGADISHU: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns – in the strongest terms possible – the arbitrary and detention of a Somali journalist on late Sunday, 6 August, 2017 in Garowe, Puntland.

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Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression During Elections in Kenya

0 Visits: 316 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 07:15:43
Nairobi, KENYA: Media Industry and Freedom of Expression stakeholders have held a meeting in in Nairobi to review the electoral environment and the state of press freedom and freedom of information ahead of the General Elections due on Tuesday August 8, 2017.

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Somalia: Aftermath of the Fiber-cut and Internet Outage

0 Visits: 404 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 10:18:59
MOGADISHU (Press release) The Minister of Post, Telecommunication and Technology (MPTT) hosted a consultation meeting in Mogadishu to discuss the impact of the recent fiber-cut that cut off Internet access to South and Central Somalia. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the impact of the outage,…

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ICRC: Mobile teams deliver health for Somalis "far, far away"

0 Visits: 236 | Saturday July 29, 2017 - 09:58:05
The families seemed to appear out of nowhere. Death and disease stalk the rural residents in this remote and lonely village, giving this drought-hit region a quiet, ghost-like feel.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab Forces Burn Villages, Abduct Civilians and Stole Livestock- HRW

0 Visits: 170 | Thursday July 27, 2017 - 21:26:22
Nairobi (Horn Observer) The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab burned numerous homes in raids on villages in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region in late May 2017, Human Rights Watch said today based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis. Al-Shabab fighters abducted civilians, stole livestock,…

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Somalia Government conducted Community Dialogue with Somali Citizens

0 Visits: 230 | Wednesday July 26, 2017 - 19:48:20
MOGADISHU,- The Federal Government of Somalia has conducted a successful community dialogue with hundreds of Somali Youth, University Students, Women, Elders and members from IDPS.

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Somali Government denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter

0 Visits: 268 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 20:16:12
Mogadishu, (press release)- The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter issue 1455 (dated 21 July 2017) and published by www.africaintelligence.com.

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CPJ Calls on the South Sudan authorities to unblock Websites of four media Outlets

0 Visits: 179 | Friday July 21, 2017 - 00:59:42
New York (Press Release) — South Sudanese authorities should immediately unblock the websites of at least four media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

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Ministry of Information of Somalia Responds to Criticism of the New Media Law Review- Statement

0 Visits: 254 | Wednesday July 19, 2017 - 08:43:32
Mogadishu, (Press release) H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism is aware of criticism by some individuals of the new media law that was recently passed by the cabinet. A number of these concerns have been addressed directly, but as the complainant…

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UN unveils nationwide judicial training curriculum for Somalia

0 Visits: 166 | Monday July 17, 2017 - 21:11:22
Mogadishu - (Press release) The Federal Government of Somalia in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) has launched an extensive programme to train over 350 judicial officers countrywide to assist in the rebuilding of the country's justice sector.

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Somalia: Woman injured by shrapnel from Al-Shabaab planted IED is recuperating in hospital - Statement

0 Visits: 198 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 14:50:42
Mogadishu, 16 July 2017 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) would like to repudiate allegations by a local media organization, which claimed that its convoy killed a woman in Albao area, 20kms northwest of Mogadishu, on July 9, 2017. In the interest of the people of Somalia, AMISOM would…

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Somalia Media Watchdogs say Cabinet passes flawed Media bill after so-called Review

0 Visits: 623 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 11:42:47
MOGADISHU, Somalia: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and affiliate media organizations including Somali Media Association (SOMA), Media Association of Puntland (MAP), Somali Independent Media Houses (SIMHA), and Somali Women Journalists (SWJ) are dismayed about the endorsement of what…

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After Burundian troops Occupied for 10 Years, AMISOM hands over a Somali National University to the Federal Government of Somalia

0 Visits: 220 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 19:27:16
Mogadishu, 11 July 2017 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officially handed over the Somali National University, to the Federal Government of Somalia, relinquishing control of the institution, which it had occupied for the last 10 years, a statement released by AMISOM said.

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Puntland Authorities Arrest Journalist for Critisizing the Administration

0 Visits: 165 | Saturday July 08, 2017 - 23:30:34
GAROWE (Horn Observer) Puntland authorities arrested an online journalist for critisizing the Puntland government, in an attempt to muscle the media freedoms in the regions, officials said.

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AMISOM regrets the deaths of two SNA soldiers in a road accident involving an AU armoured vehicle

0 Visits: 98 | Friday July 07, 2017 - 23:20:58
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) highly regrets the deaths of two SNA soldiers and the critical injuries caused on a third soldier, from a road accident.

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