Somalia

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 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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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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SOMALIA: Cabinet Appoints New Auditor General, Welcomes Recent Somalia, India Agreement and Approves Draft Bills

0 Visits: 264 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 08:02:08
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) - The weekly meeting of Somalia's council of Minister this week approved several draft bills and appointed new Auditor General and the welcomed recent agreement on Prisoner transfer between Somalia and India.

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Somalia: Blast at Maka Mukarama Road Kills 2 in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 259 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 21:59:09
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) At least two people were confirmed dead and several others wounded, after a suspected suicide car bomber detonated explosives at the Maka Mukarama road in Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said.

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Somalia Prime Minister Commends the Somali army for the Excellent work

0 Visits: 197 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 23:30:27
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somali Prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire accompanied by the several members of his cabinet have on Thursday attended meeting in Mogadishu organized by the Somali army.

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Several Somalis Killed in South Africa, Shops set on Fire

0 Visits: 351 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 22:19:43
Cape Town, South Africa (Horn Observer) Several Somalis were killed in Limbobo area in South Africa this week and several shops were set on fire, witnesses said, heightening the growing concern of the lack of protection of the Somalis living in South Africa.

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