Press Releases

Ministry of Information of Somalia Responds to Criticism of the New Media Law Review- Statement

0 Visits: 387 | Wednesday July 19, 2017 - 08:43:32
Mogadishu, (Press release) H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism is aware of criticism by some individuals of the new media law that was recently passed by the cabinet. A number of these concerns have been addressed directly, but as the complainant…

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UN unveils nationwide judicial training curriculum for Somalia

0 Visits: 238 | Monday July 17, 2017 - 21:11:22
Mogadishu - (Press release) The Federal Government of Somalia in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) has launched an extensive programme to train over 350 judicial officers countrywide to assist in the rebuilding of the country's justice sector.

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Somalia: Woman injured by shrapnel from Al-Shabaab planted IED is recuperating in hospital - Statement

0 Visits: 257 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 14:50:42
Mogadishu, 16 July 2017 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) would like to repudiate allegations by a local media organization, which claimed that its convoy killed a woman in Albao area, 20kms northwest of Mogadishu, on July 9, 2017. In the interest of the people of Somalia, AMISOM would…

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Somalia Media Watchdogs say Cabinet passes flawed Media bill after so-called Review

0 Visits: 724 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 11:42:47
MOGADISHU, Somalia: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and affiliate media organizations including Somali Media Association (SOMA), Media Association of Puntland (MAP), Somali Independent Media Houses (SIMHA), and Somali Women Journalists (SWJ) are dismayed about the endorsement of what…

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After Burundian troops Occupied for 10 Years, AMISOM hands over a Somali National University to the Federal Government of Somalia

0 Visits: 271 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 19:27:16
Mogadishu, 11 July 2017 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officially handed over the Somali National University, to the Federal Government of Somalia, relinquishing control of the institution, which it had occupied for the last 10 years, a statement released by AMISOM said.

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Puntland Authorities Arrest Journalist for Critisizing the Administration

0 Visits: 245 | Saturday July 08, 2017 - 23:30:34
GAROWE (Horn Observer) Puntland authorities arrested an online journalist for critisizing the Puntland government, in an attempt to muscle the media freedoms in the regions, officials said.

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AMISOM regrets the deaths of two SNA soldiers in a road accident involving an AU armoured vehicle

0 Visits: 153 | Friday July 07, 2017 - 23:20:58
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) highly regrets the deaths of two SNA soldiers and the critical injuries caused on a third soldier, from a road accident.

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British Embassy Mogadishu Honours Somali Chevening Alumni's in Mogadishu.

0 Visits: 380 | Friday July 07, 2017 - 14:36:23
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The British Embassy in Somalia hosted an event in honor of its Somalia Chevening Alumni at the British Embassy Mogadishu, the embassy said in a statement.

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Statement by United States Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz On Somalia's Independence Day

0 Visits: 204 | Friday June 30, 2017 - 20:39:29
July 1 marks the 57th anniversary of the creation of the Somali Republic and is an important date in Somali history. On behalf of the United States Mission to Somalia, I wish Somalis everywhere the most joyous of holidays.

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Somalia Ministry of Information Submits Media Law to the Cabinet for approval following a review process

0 Visits: 217 | Tuesday June 27, 2017 - 19:41:23
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) Somalia Ministry of Information has forwarded the Media law to the council of the ministers for review, the Ministry said in a statement.

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PRESS RELEASE "The most vicious of vicious spirals" – Cholera compounding famine risk in East Africa and Yemen

0 Visits: 175 | Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 17:45:39
Geneva, 21 June 2017 – Concurrent, killer cholera outbreaks in East Africa and Yemen are compounding famine risk in three countries, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned UN Member States today.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

0 Visits: 276 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 11:18:39
Rich countries are failing in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing death, rape and other human rights violations in South Sudan, said Amnesty International in a damning report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

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Speech of H.E Salah Ahmed Jama, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Somalia Delivered on 106th International Labor Conference

0 Visits: 279 | Friday June 16, 2017 - 11:09:57
GENEVA - Mr President, Director-General, Representatives of Governments, workers, employers.

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Sudan: End the miscarriage of justice against Dr Mudawi and his colleague

0 Visits: 243 | Wednesday June 14, 2017 - 12:15:39
The Sudanese authorities must immediately release prominent human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and his colleague Hafiz Idris Eldoma, and halt its misguided assault on dissenting voices in the country, said Amnesty International as their trial begins in the capital Khartoum today.

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American Jewish World Service Launches East Africa Crisis Fund

0 Visits: 250 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 22:03:51
NEW YORK, NY – East Africa is currently experiencing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. A crippling two-year drought, exacerbated by climate change and conflict, has placed millions of people at risk of starvation. South Sudan declared famine in mid-February and several counties in Kenya…

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AMISOM dismisses International Refugee Rights Initiative research findings as highly flawed

0 Visits: 221 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 21:11:39
Mogadishu- (Horn Observer Online) The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) dismisses as highly flawed, a research report on Somali perspectives on AMISOM published by the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) titled 'They Say They Are Not Here To Protect Us', published on 31 May…

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Somalia: Ministry starts offering Top-level Domain (dotSO) Services to Government Ministries

0 Visits: 232 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 14:20:16
(Mogadishu – (Horn Observer Online) The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology has officially announced that the Ministry is offering domain and email services based on Somalia's country-code top-level domain (dotSO).

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab Commanders Defect in Hiraan and Kismayo

0 Visits: 228 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 10:10:06
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) Two senior Shabab members were confirmed to have defected to the government of Somalia in the towns of Beletweine and Kismayo, Somalia Ministry of Information said Tuesday.

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Tragedy in remote north-eastern Niger highlights dangers migrants face when crossing the Sahara

0 Visits: 230 | Friday June 02, 2017 - 16:05:01
Dakar/Geneva, 2 June 2017 – The death of 44 people in remote north-eastern Niger is a horrific reminder of the dangers migrants face at all points of their journeys from West and Central Africa to the shores of Europe

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Somalia: World Bank Approves US$50 Million in Support of Emergency Drought Response and Recovery

0 Visits: 192 | Thursday June 01, 2017 - 00:29:01
WASHINGTON —The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a US$50 million emergency project - Somalia Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (SEDRP, the Project) - to scale up the drought response and recovery effort in Somalia. Somalia is facing its worst drought in decades,…

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