Reports

Detained Somali Children Face Abuse - HRW

0 Visits: 165 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 19:40:12
(Washington, DC, February 21, 2018) – Somali authorities are unlawfully detaining and at times prosecuting in military courts children with alleged ties to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Overcoming financial hardship and bullet wounds to report the news – a Somali journalist's story

0 Visits: 285 | Monday February 12, 2018 - 15:42:26
Baidoa – Muhiyadin Husni's life story reads like a profile in courage that has unfolded against the backdrop of Somalia's turbulent history in recent years. And like so many of his compatriots, he has overcome many obstacles, both financial and security, to achieve his long-held goals.

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Somalia: President Farmaajo Leaves for official visit to Puntland

0 Visits: 482 | Sunday January 07, 2018 - 14:16:27
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Sunday traveled to Garowe, the Capital of Puntland state of Somalia for an official visit, where he was received by the Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and jubilant residents.

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Somalia Police say "Journalist in Jowhar not arrested in Media related issues

0 Visits: 373 | Saturday January 06, 2018 - 17:11:45
JOWHAR (Horn Observer) The regional police division of Middle Shabelle region, Col. Aadan Yarow Hussein speaks on the arrest of Abdishakur Abdullahi Shaashaa for the first time in a press conference held at Jowhar Police station.

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Somalia: Government arrests over 40 UAE Trained Soldiers in Connection with the Illegal raid of the Senator's House

0 Visits: 669 | Sunday December 31, 2017 - 10:44:27
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia government said that it had arrested over 40 soldiers including two commanders who have conducted the illegal raid against the senator's house on Saturday.

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Liberia commission still tallying votes for runoff election

0 Visits: 312 | Wednesday December 27, 2017 - 23:32:01
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's National Elections Commission continued tallying votes Wednesday from the West African nation's presidential runoff election between a football star and the vice president who are competing to replace Africa's first female head of state.

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Somalia: After Defying Court Order, Regional Appeals Court Gives 1 Week to a Somali Politician to Appear before the Court

0 Visits: 433 | Wednesday December 27, 2017 - 16:25:12
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) A Somali politician Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame on Wednesday declined to appear before the regional appeals court of Banaadir region for a hearing case and fired his lawyers.

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Dozens of Somalis Killed in Ethiopia's Oromo region

0 Visits: 829 | Sunday December 17, 2017 - 22:02:14
Hargeisa (Horn Observer) Dozens of Somalis have been killed in Ethiopia's Oromo region, in what many believe could have been a massacre against the Somalis.

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Finland: Somali-Finnish Peace Activist Calls for the Somalis to Unite and Forgive each in the wake of Terror attack that Killed over 300

0 Visits: 966 | Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 21:41:11
TURKU - Finland (Horn Observer) Somali-Finnish Peace Activist Wali Hashi called on the Somalis to unite and forgive each other in the wake of the Saturday's terror attack that killed more than 300 people.

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Somalia Replaces Army Chief, Defense Minister Resigns

0 Visits: 702 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 22:18:20
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia Council of Ministers during their weekly meeting on Thursday nominated Abdiweli Jama Hussen aka Gorod as the new Army chief replacing Ahmed Jimale Irfiid, while announcing the resignation of the Defense Minister, according to a statement from the office of the Somali…

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Somalia attends ITU conference with full voting rights for the first time in decades

0 Visits: 410 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 21:28:10
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia said that its no longer the only country in the world with no telecom regulation after the president signed the communications bill into law on October 2nd,

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Puntland Coast Guard Fire at Iranian Boat Illegally Fishing Somalia Waters, killing one and wounding another

0 Visits: 780 | Sunday October 08, 2017 - 21:50:31
BOSASO, (Horn Observer) Puntland coast guard at the port of Bosaso said on Sunday that they have seized Iranian fishing boat after killing the captain of the boat and wounded another, officials said.

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Ethiopia: After Serving two terms, Speaker of the Federal Parliament Resigns

0 Visits: 1214 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 21:29:21
ADDIS ABEBA (Horn Observer) The Speaker of the House of the Peoples' Representatives of Ethiopia, Abadulla Gemeda, resigned, after serving two terms as a speaker, Ethiopian media reports.

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Somalia: Italian Naval Mission Hands Over Equipment to Somali Police Custodial Corps

0 Visits: 536 | Saturday September 30, 2017 - 20:33:42
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Italian navy has on Saturday handed over equipment to the Somali Police custodial Corps in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Media reports

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Somalia: Federal Government Hits back Regional States, Reaffirms its Neutrality Decision in Gulf Crisis

0 Visits: 649 | Thursday September 21, 2017 - 21:35:43
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday reiterating its decision on June 2017 towards the Gulf crisis, following series of statements issued by some federal member states claiming to have sided with Saudi Alliance over Qatar.

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Despite Outrage, Somalia's Elders and MPs Back Handover of ONLF Rebel Official to Ethiopia

1 Visits: 891 | Monday September 04, 2017 - 22:42:27
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) — Somali elders and lawmakers defended the Somalia government's decision to handover the ONLF rebel commander to Ethiopia.

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Kenyan election commission sets Oct. 17 as date for new vote

0 Visits: 305 | Monday September 04, 2017 - 20:47:33
NAIROBI - Kenya's election commission on Monday set Oct. 17 as the date for a new vote ordered by the Supreme Court when it annulled an August poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

0 Visits: 385 | Monday August 28, 2017 - 18:23:28
NAIROBI - Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Monday, as the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.

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Somalia: Ministers asked to Seek Approval over Media Interaction

0 Visits: 583 | Sunday August 27, 2017 - 22:34:44
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) — Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Guled Mohamed introduced tough rules that govern the way the ministers interact with the media, according to a memo obtained by Horn Observer dated on 26 August, 2017.

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Somalia Declared Polio-Free for the Third Consecutive year, in an Anniversary Held in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 271 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 18:51:45
MOGADISHU - Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo praised efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, UNICEF and WHO to eradicate polio from Somalia, according to a statement released by the office of the President.

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