Somalia

Somali Journalists Union welcomes the UN report urging Somalia to ensure freedom of expression

0 Visits: 429 | Monday September 05, 2016 - 18:28:57
Mogadishu- SOMALIA: The National Union of Somali Journalists NUSOJ welcomes the joint report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) focusing on the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Somalia…

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UNESCO and the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights partner to fight impunity for crimes against journalists

0 Visits: 419 | Monday September 05, 2016 - 18:09:14
Paris, 05 September—The rate of impunity for crimes against journalists remains extremely high worldwide, according to UNESCO figures, which show that since 2006, fewer than 7% of these crimes have been brought to justice. In Africa, only five of the 131 murders of journalists committed between 2006…

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US designates Abdiqadir Mumin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist who Kidnaps Kids for War

0 Visits: 597 | Wednesday August 31, 2016 - 18:14:45
Washington: The Department of State has designated Abdiqadir Mumin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons and groups determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that…

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AU Envoy Says Somali Security Forces For Prevented Large Scale Attack on Mogadishu Hotel

0 Visits: 517 | Wednesday August 31, 2016 - 18:03:32
Mogadishu– The Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira has commended the Somali Security Forces for preventing what would have been a large-scale attack by Al Shabaab militants, on a hotel in the central business district of…

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Somali Militant Leader Surrenders to Government

0 Visits: 375 | Wednesday August 31, 2016 - 17:55:48
Mogadishu - SOMALIA:- A senior member of the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has defected to the government, officials said.

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Press Release: USAID Limited Scope Grant Agreement (LSGA) for Basic Education and Program Management

0 Visits: 424 | Wednesday August 31, 2016 - 17:44:07
PRESS RELEASE August 31, 2016, Mogadishu, Somalia On behalf of the United States of America and the Federal Government of Somalia, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) signed a bilateral agreement today to formalize USAID's support…

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NUSOJ condemns a journalist arrest in Kismayo .

0 Visits: 370 | Tuesday August 30, 2016 - 22:59:39
Mogadishu, August 30, 2016 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns - in the strongest terms possible - the arrest of a Somali journalist on Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 in Kismayo, the capital of Jubbaland regional, located around 500 km South of Mogadishu.

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15 dead, 20 others injured in a terrorist bomb attack

0 Visits: 356 | Tuesday August 30, 2016 - 18:14:54
Mogadishu - SOMALIA - At least 15 people including government soldiers were on Tuesday killed, more than 20 others were seriously injured after Al-Shabaab militants carried out terrorist car bomb attack at SYL, a popular hotel near presidential palace in Mogadishu, Officials and witnesses said

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Public Consultation on the second draft of the National Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in Somalia

0 Visits: 305 | Saturday August 27, 2016 - 21:11:22
Mogadishu 27 August 2016 – Tubta Toosan Initiative today launched an online 2 weeks public consultation on the second draft of the National Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in Somalia. Tubta Toosan Initiatives understands the importance of engaging with communities so…

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U.S. Strongly Condemns Attack on Lido Beach Restaurant

0 Visits: 442 | Friday August 26, 2016 - 23:06:20
The United States strongly condemns the senseless and brutal attack on the Banadir Beach Restaurant at Lido Beach in Mogadishu. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed and express hope for a speedy and complete recovery of the wounded.

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Mogadishu Book Fair Held in Mogadishu for the Second Year

0 Visits: 3927 | Monday August 22, 2016 - 23:19:35
In a city rising from the ashes of a brutal civil war, the Mogadishu Book Fair - August 17 – 20, 2016 - exposed the 'other' side of Mogadishu. The Fair brought together authors, poets, academics, playwrights, motivational speakers and literary scholars from across the Somali region and all…

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United States Ambassador to Somalia Presents Letter of Credence to Minister of Foreign Affairs

0 Visits: 1219 | Tuesday August 09, 2016 - 21:13:16
The United States Ambassador to Somalia Stephen M. Schwartz presented a copy of his letter of credence from President Barack Obama to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdisalam Omar Hadliye on August 9, 2016, at a meeting in Mogadishu. The letter of credence formally designates Ambassador Schwartz to…

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Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, ten dead

0 Visits: 436 | Sunday July 31, 2016 - 14:08:49
By: REUTERS Militants set off two car bombs outside a police base in Somalia's capital before gunmen stormed inside on Sunday, leaving at least 10 people dead, police said.

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Somalia Re-Launches its Fisheries and Coastal Project, Calls more Investment into the Sector

0 Visits: 862 | Thursday July 28, 2016 - 17:46:10
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) Federal government of Somalia recently launched the Somali Coastal and Fisheries Development project in a bid to develop the fisheries sector and the coastal areas at large, following years of chaos in Somalia.

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FESTU Welcomes the Landmark ruling by the Somali High Court with Respect to NUSOJ Elections

0 Visits: 709 | Sunday July 24, 2016 - 22:55:47
Mogadishu, July 24, 2016 Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) welcomes the landmark rulling by the Somalia's high court which endorsed the Elections of our affiliate the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), which took place Mogadishu's City Palace Hotel on May 2016.

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Puntland: Minister of Information restricts free speech, harasses and threatens journalists

0 Visits: 529 | Saturday July 23, 2016 - 11:48:46
Puntland's Minister of Information Mohamud Hassan So'ade should stop trying to muzzle and intimidate the press through death threats, undue legal restrictions and his Ministry's interference in the registration and accreditation of journalists, said DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa…

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AMISOM investigates claims of civilian deaths in Wardinle, Bay region

0 Visits: 425 | Tuesday July 19, 2016 - 20:23:46
Mogadishu, 19 July 2016 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is investigating claims of civilian deaths in Wardinle village, near Baidoa town in Bay region, during an ambush on SNA and AMISOM troops by Al-Shabaab terrorists on Sunday.

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AMISOM's new Force Commander formally assumes office

0 Visits: 357 | Tuesday July 19, 2016 - 20:17:46
Mogadishu, 19 July 2016 – The new Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia Lt. General Osman Noor Soubagleh has formally assumed office. Lt. General Soubagleh who replaces Lt. General Jonathan Rono arrived in Mogadishu yesterday to take up his duties.

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Somali Security forces arrested nearly ten suspected Al-Shabaab militants

0 Visits: 441 | Sunday July 17, 2016 - 21:43:12
Mogadishu 17 July 2015 – H.E. Mohamed Abdi Hayir (Mareye), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia paised the efforts of Somali forces and AMISOM for their continual defeat against terrorists groups in Somalia.

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National Trade Union Center Accuses African Union and AMISOM for union Interference

0 Visits: 437 | Wednesday July 13, 2016 - 20:31:10
Mogadishu, July 13, 2016 Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), which is an independent Trade union center legally registered under the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs condemns in the strongest terms possible to the African Union and its Mission to Somalia for mass interference to its Trade…

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