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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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The African Union adopts the AU Peace Fund

0 Visits: 476 | Tuesday July 19, 2016 - 20:32:51
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, welcomes the groundbreaking decision of the Assembly of the African Union to institute a levy of 0,2 percent on eligible imports, in order to address the funding challenges the African Union has faced since its inception.

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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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Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu issues Statement on the Military Coup Attempt

0 Visits: 541 | Sunday July 17, 2016 - 21:30:46
"On the evening of July 15th, a faction of the Turkish Armed Forces attempted to stage a coup in various cities of Turkey, particularly in Ankara and Istanbul.

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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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Media Under Fire in Puntland Regions of Somalia, MAP says Files Lawsuit Against Info Minister

0 Visits: 490 | Monday July 11, 2016 - 20:01:55
Garowe, Puntland Somalia July 11, 2016: Media Association of Puntland (MAP)has accused Minister Mohamud So'ade of endangering Public interests, death threats to Journalists with a continued crackdown on the Puntland independent media ahead of Somalia's national elections.

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At least 10 Killed in a deadly Shabab Attack on Military Base in Somalia

0 Visits: 451 | Monday July 11, 2016 - 19:37:34
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Shabab militants claimed responsibility on Monday for an attack on a Somali military base about 30 miles outside the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least 10 soldiers, officials and witnesses said.

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Stop the fighting in South Sudan and uphold international law, says ACT

0 Visits: 430 | Monday July 11, 2016 - 19:07:54
Geneva, 11 July 2016 The renewed fighting in South Sudan has raised serious concerns around safety and security of the people of the new, and increasingly fragile country. The situation has rapidly deteriorated over the last couple of days, with a reported death toll of nearly 300 people, and armed…

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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have a huge role to Prevent or Countering Violent Extremism in Somalia

0 Visits: 527 | Sunday July 10, 2016 - 11:14:16
Mogadishu, 10 July 2016 – Hon Mustafa Duhulow, CVE Coordinator for Somalia praises the efforts of Hon Ibrahim Isak Yarrow, Chairperson of South-West Better Life Association (SBLA) for his leadership to implement CVE programs and activities in Baidoa, the temporary capital of South-West State of Somalia.…

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Dispatches: Protecting Somalis From Their Protectors - HRW

0 Visits: 454 | Sunday July 10, 2016 - 10:05:05
By Laetitia Bader The United Nations Security Council's renewal yesterday of the mandate for African Union forces in Somalia seeks to address the thorny issue of justice for abuses by AU troops.

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Somalia Ends Hotel Siege that left at Least 20 Dead

0 Visits: 690 | Thursday June 02, 2016 - 18:33:34
MOGADISHU – Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali authorities on Thursday said that the more than 12 hour long siege that left at least 20 people dead has been completed, ahead of the arrival of the British Secretary State for Foreign and Common wealth and the Turkish President in Mogadishu.

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Somali women ready to Prevent Violent Extremism and to promote peace and harmony

0 Visits: 490 | Sunday May 22, 2016 - 18:53:21
Mogadishu, (Horn Observer) – The Right Path (Tubta Toosan) Initiative for Somalia with the support of AMISOM today held consultation meeting on the role of women in Preventing Violent Extremism as part of the inclusive process to develop a comprehensive national strategy on Preventing and/or Countering…

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