Somalia

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

0 Visits: 778 | 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: 609 | 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: 488 | 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: 418 | 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: 488 | 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: 493 | 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: 556 | 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: 532 | 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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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have a huge role to Prevent or Countering Violent Extremism in Somalia

0 Visits: 627 | 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: 541 | 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: 771 | 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: 595 | 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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An African Union (AU) Diplomat, who Dodged Sh3.6 Million Nairobi Hotel Bill, Plans to Escape Kenya, Possibly with a Different Identity

0 Visits: 991 | Tuesday May 10, 2016 - 20:06:05
Nairobi – KENYA (Horn Observer) An African Union diplomat (AU), who dodged Sh.3.6 Million from Nairobi Hotel bill and was arrested by the Kenyan authorities, plans to escape Kenya, possibly with a different identity, witnesses and sources revealed.

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Turkey sends 11,000 tons of aid to Somalia

0 Visits: 454 | Monday May 09, 2016 - 21:50:28
ISTANBUL- Turkey (Anadolu Agency) Turkey sent 11,000 tons of aid to Somalia on Sunday, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said.

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A Flight Recorder Found at Somalia Shores, amid Missing Malaysian Airliner MH370

0 Visits: 856 | Saturday May 07, 2016 - 21:16:50
Mogadishu, SOMALIA; (Horn Observer) Unknown device said to have been a flight recorder was found at the Somalia Gara'ad shores, local media reported.

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Kenya Police Briefly Arrest a former EAJA Official with a Trio Identity over What's is believed to be an Unsettled Debts

0 Visits: 4208 | Tuesday May 03, 2016 - 23:19:18
Mogadishu– Somalia (Horn Observer) The Kenyan Police on Monday afternoon arrested a former official of the Eastern African Journalists Association (EAJA) on Monday upon arrival at JKIA International Airport in Nairobi, witnesses said and officials said.

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Somalia: Journalists Under Attack - HRW

0 Visits: 569 | Tuesday May 03, 2016 - 19:11:41
(Nairobi, May 3, 2016) – Both the Somali government and the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab are using abusive tactics to sway media coverage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on World Press Freedom Day. The government should act decisively to end intimidation and violence against…

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Somali Prime Minister tables Electoral Process to the Federal Parliament

0 Visits: 802 | Saturday April 30, 2016 - 16:40:17
Mogadishu, April 30, 2016-----The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke today table the Electoral Process for 2016 to the Legislative Council of the Federal Government of Somalia for endorsement.

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Federation of Somali Trade Unions elects new Leadership at their 2 day National Congress in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 572 | Wednesday April 06, 2016 - 23:17:12
Mogadishu, 6th of April 2016 - The Federation of Somali Trade Unions held its National Congress in the Somali capital Mogadishu to elect its leadership.

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Six more Al Shabaab commanders killed by Allied Forces in Lower Shabelle region

0 Visits: 740 | Tuesday April 05, 2016 - 13:25:25
Mogadishu, 5 April 2016; Six Al Shabaab commanders have been killed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and by the Somali National Army over the past few days as the allied forces intensify the war against the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

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