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Somalia: Senator Farole Resigns from CRC membership, after failing to win its Chairmanship

0 Visits: 283 | Saturday August 12, 2017 - 21:25:44
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Senator Abdirahman Sheikh Mohamed Faroole has on Saturday resigned from his membership to the Joint Parliamentary Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) in a letter submitted to the members of the upper house of the parliament, after failing to win the chairmanship of the committee.

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Somalia: Ministry of Women and Human Rights accused of Rights Violations against Job Seekers

0 Visits: 231 | Saturday August 12, 2017 - 10:19:16
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Ministry of Women and Human Rights of Somalia have been accused to have employed tactics which might discriminate job seekers, after the ministry posted an online form that identifies the job seekers clan identity.

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Somalia: President Farmaajo congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election

0 Visits: 261 | Saturday August 12, 2017 - 00:16:48
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) : Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo congratulated Kenyan elect President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Kenya for a second term, soon after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared.

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Somalia: Suicide Bomber Kills 2 inside Mogadishu's Central Prison

0 Visits: 264 | Friday August 11, 2017 - 23:35:06
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) At least 2 people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the Mogadishu Central Prison during Friday prayers, the commander of the custodial Corps survived the attack, witnesses said.

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Somalia Government says a high-level al-Shabaab leader Killed in an Airstrike

0 Visits: 349 | Thursday August 10, 2017 - 21:01:00
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia government said on Thursday that a coordinated airstrike against the militants killed a high level Shabab leader near Shashweyne, outskirt of Benadir region.

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Somalia: CPJ Demands Immediate Release of a Journalist Detained without charge in Puntland

0 Visits: 205 | 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: 262 | 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: Gunmen Kill Deputy Police Commander in Bosaso, Puntland

0 Visits: 187 | Wednesday August 09, 2017 - 23:13:53
BOSASO (Horn Observer) Gunmen killed deputy police commander in Bosaso, the regional capital of Bari region, in an attack claimed by the Shabab, a militant group affiliated to Alqaeda.

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Al-Shabab Takes Over Abal Village in Attack against its Former Deputy Leader in Southern Somalia

0 Visits: 166 | Wednesday August 09, 2017 - 22:27:45
BARDHERE (Horn Observer) Shabab Militias launched an attack against their former deputy Leader, Sheik Muktar Robow (Abu Mansur), after the US treasury department removed him from Rewards for Justice Listing,

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Somalia: Parliament Passes Communication Act aiming to Regulate the Telecom Industry and Contain Cyber Crimes

0 Visits: 302 | Wednesday August 09, 2017 - 20:57:49
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Federal parliament of Somalia passed the communication Act on Wednesday in a majority vote, a bill that seeks to streamline the country's telecommunication sector and tackle the growing cyber crimes in the country. officials said.

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Somalia Minister of Information Meets with Representatives from the Disability Group

0 Visits: 132 | 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: Guards Open Fire inside Somaliland Parliament Building Over Election Results

0 Visits: 254 | Tuesday August 08, 2017 - 18:20:46
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) A day after the election of the speaker of the Somaliland parliament, disagreement over the results of recent election of the speaker of the parliament led a lawmaker's body guard to fire at other lawmakers.

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

0 Visits: 194 | 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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Somalia: Female Lawmakers Protest against Male Dominated Parliamentary Committees

0 Visits: 341 | Monday August 07, 2017 - 14:15:51
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Female Lawmakers in Somalia walked out for the second day of the parliamentary session in protest against, what they call apparent exclusion from the parliamentary committees.

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Somalia: Prominent Journalist Detained in Puntland Over Critical Reporting

0 Visits: 376 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 23:30:07
GAROWE (Horn Observer) The Puntland police have on late Sunday night arrested Omar Mohamed, a prominent journalist and press freedom advocate in Garowe the capital of Puntland administration, witnesses said.

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Somalia: Parliament Approves 2017 Budget

0 Visits: 221 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 20:31:41
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Federal Parliament of Somalia on Sunday voted in favor of the 2017 budget, following 2 weeks of review and consultations.

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Somalia: Al Shabab Executes Kenyan Prisoner

0 Visits: 290 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 19:56:44
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Somali militant group Al Shabaab released video of the execution of captured KDF soldier, who was caught at the El Adde attack in Gedo region, reports said.

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Somalia Minister of Constitutional Affairs Apologizes to the Parliament Over Critical Comments

0 Visits: 226 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 12:02:34
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Minister of the Constitutional affairs of the Federal government of Somalia apologized to the parliament on Saturday over comments the minister made on Twitter, following a motion by the parliament demanding his appearance.

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Rwanda: Paul Kagame Re-elected for A Third Term

0 Visits: 156 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 13:15:26
KIGALI - Incumbent leader Paul Kagame has swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, results showed early on Saturday, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power.

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Somaliland Considers Clerics Fatwa, Retracts Decision to Open the Catholic Church in Hargeisa

0 Visits: 334 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 09:29:15
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) The Somaliland government has retracted its decision to open the Catholic church in Hargeysa this week, after the clerics here in Somaliland issued Fatwas calling for the closure of the church.

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