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Prime Minister Sharmarke negotiates the first phase of a peace agreement in Galkayo

0 Visits: 297 | Sunday November 20, 2016 - 19:23:49
The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Omar A. A. Sharmarke successfully negotiated a ceasefire and a two (2) kilometer pullback of troops on each side.

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International Community Urges Decisive Action To Address Instances Of Electoral Process Abuse

0 Visits: 327 | Sunday November 20, 2016 - 19:13:40
Mogadishu, Somalia: The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States call upon the members of the National Leadership Forum to use their authority and influence to prevent abusive and unfair…

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We are destroying generations-Galmudug Senator Axmad, calls for end to Galkaayo conflict

0 Visits: 354 | Monday November 07, 2016 - 17:14:31
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) Galmudug Senator Abshir Axmad has called for an immediate end to the fighting in Galkaayo which Sunday claimed at least 20 lives and injured over 80 others as ceasefire signed last week collapsed.

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International community expresses grave concerns over corruption and intimidation in Somalia's electoral process and delays in voting for Lower House seats

0 Visits: 358 | Sunday October 30, 2016 - 12:10:46
Mogadishu, 30 October 2016 -- The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned over continuing allegations of corruption in Somalia's electoral process and reports…

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Somalia Statement on 93rd anniversary of the Turkish Republic Day

0 Visits: 376 | Saturday October 29, 2016 - 18:16:18
Mogadishu - Somalia (Horn Observer) The Government and People of the Federal Republic of Somalia congratulate the Government and People of Turkey on the 93rd anniversary of the Turkish Republic.

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Press release on Somalia signing the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) charter and formally becoming a member State

0 Visits: 307 | Thursday October 27, 2016 - 16:39:17
Press Release: Bali - Indonesia (Horn Observer) On October 27, The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Abdusalam H. Omer signed the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) charter during the Council Ministers' (COM) Meeting in Bali, Indonesia…

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Clashes in Galkayo, Somalia Harm Civilians

0 Visits: 376 | Tuesday October 25, 2016 - 16:30:57
Laetitia Bader "We can't afford to keep fleeing," said "Halima," a 35-year-old mother of four who recently fled fighting in the contested town of Galkayo in central Somalia. "Those fighting might have big houses to hide in, but we live in tents and the bullets can easily reach…

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Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors held since 2012

0 Visits: 359 | Sunday October 23, 2016 - 17:13:39
By Reuters: Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship was hijacked in the Indian Ocean, government officials and a maritime expert said on Saturday.

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Media Freedom Under Attack in Somalia: Journalists Live in Fear While Government Promises to Investigate Ring Hollow- HRW

0 Visits: 354 | Sunday October 23, 2016 - 14:24:38
By Laetitia Bader Tuesday was yet another bittersweet day for journalists in Somalia. The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) released Abdi Adan Guled, the editor of Xog-Ogaal, one of the country's oldest newspapers. Abdi had been detained for three days without access to legal counsel…

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Sunatimes Editor Exposed in a Major Investigation

0 Visits: 5150 | Sunday October 23, 2016 - 14:16:57
Nairobi –KENYA (Horn Observer) The Editor in Chief of the Sunatimes.com, a site popular with launching smear campaign against the Public officials, has been exposed.

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Saudi king sends congratulations to Somalia, but on wrong day

0 Visits: 391 | Friday October 21, 2016 - 21:25:09
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has congratulated Somalia "on the anniversary of the country's national day", but on the wrong date.

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AUC concludes the validation of the Draft Maputo Strategic Five-Year Work Plan on the African Standby Force

0 Visits: 341 | Friday October 21, 2016 - 20:21:11
Addis Ababa, 21 October 2016 – The Commission of the African Union (AU), concluded the validation workshop on the draft Maputo Strategic Five-Year Work Plan (2016-2020) on the African Standby Force (ASF), at the AU Headquarters. This workshop was convened following the directive given by the 9th Specialised…

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UN Special Representative and AU Special Representative welcome Hubert Price as Head of UN Support Office in Somalia

0 Visits: 295 | Friday October 21, 2016 - 20:15:21
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Michael Keating, and Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, welcome Hubert Price to the Somali capital today…

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International Community Urge the Somalia Government to Protect and Promote Freedom of Expression and Association

0 Visits: 283 | Friday October 21, 2016 - 19:53:18
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) The United States of America, United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Denmark, Ethiopia, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and United Kingdom urge the Federal Government of Somalia to promote and protect the universally recognized…

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AMISOM Statement On The Killing Of A Civilian Contractor

0 Visits: 265 | Friday October 21, 2016 - 19:45:54
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) On Wednesday 19 October at 19:00 hours a convoy of civilian contractors was stopped at AMISOM Academy camp in Mogadishu for routine security check. Unfortunately, one of the soldiers conducting the security check accidentally shot a driver dead and injured two others.

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SIMHA and NUSOJ demand release of AlJazeera Journalist

0 Visits: 300 | Wednesday October 19, 2016 - 19:22:56
Mogadishu (Dalsan Radio/Horn Observer) Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) and National Union for Somali Journalist (NUSOJ) have called for the immediate release of detained AlJazeera Journalist.

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Man jailed for 10 years for travelling to Somalia

0 Visits: 382 | Wednesday October 19, 2016 - 18:16:08
By MANASE OTSIALO for DAILY NATION A 32-year-old man was on Tuesday jailed by a Mandera court to serve 10 years imprisonment for travelling to Somalia unlawfully.

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NUSOJ Welcomes the release of Xog-ogaal Editor

0 Visits: 452 | Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 22:40:59
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes with joy the release of the Xog-Ogaal Editor, Abdi Aden Guled by the Somali government on Tuesday October 18, 2016, around 8:30 PM local time.

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Somali Journalists Receive Training on Safety and election Coverage in Bosaso

0 Visits: 430 | Monday October 17, 2016 - 12:17:26
Garowe, Puntland: The Media Association of Puntland, in partnership with the IMS/FOJO, from the 11 to 14 October 2016, at the Gacayte Hotel, held a workshop aimed at improving the safety of Journalists in Bosaso. The training programme is designed to equip journalists with Safety techniques, Protection…

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International community expresses concern over parliamentary candidates with a history of violence and criminality

0 Visits: 327 | Monday October 17, 2016 - 12:11:07
Mogadishu, (Horn Observer)– The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned about the inclusion of individuals with a history of criminality, violence and terrorism…

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