Press Releases

FAJ Recognizes the Legitimate NUSOJ Leadership and Condemns Elements within IFJ leadership for Promoting anti-Africa Agenda – Communiqué

0 Visits: 538 | Saturday December 24, 2016 - 13:54:54
The Steering Committee of the Federation of African Journalists, FAJ, meeting in Abidjan December 7 – 10, 2016 resolved as follows;

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International community urges National Leadership Forum to uphold accountability, transparency and legitimacy of electoral process

0 Visits: 666 | Wednesday December 21, 2016 - 18:56:54
Mogadishu 21 December 2016: The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States have closely followed the work of the Independent Electoral Dispute Resolution Mechanism (IEDRM) in light of the…

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Somalia welcomes SFO decision to close Somali corruption probe of Soma Oil & Gas

0 Visits: 558 | Tuesday December 20, 2016 - 20:49:50
Mogadishu, 20 December, 2016. The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources welcomes the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) decision to close their investigation on Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited (SOMA).

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AMISOM Statement On The Death Of A Civilian In Mogadishu

0 Visits: 301 | Tuesday December 20, 2016 - 20:42:48
Mogadishu, 20 December 2016 - AMISOM expresses concern over reports appearing in a section of the media that its troops were behind the deaths of civilians in Qoryooley and Marka. Initial reports established that on the night of December 17th, AMISOM troops came under mortar attack by suspected Al-Shabaab…

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Tanzania police raid popular website's office in effort to learn users' identities

0 Visits: 408 | Friday December 16, 2016 - 10:13:49
Nairobi, (CPJ) - December 16, 2016- Tanzanian security forces should immediately and unconditionally release Maxence Melo, the co-founder of popular online discussion portal Jamii Forum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the website's office in the capital Dar es Salaam…

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NUSOJ welcomes the Union's re-joining to Somalia South-Central Non-State Actors (SOSCENSA)

0 Visits: 305 | Thursday December 08, 2016 - 21:52:43
Mogadishu - Somalia (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is delighted that the 5th General Assembly of SOSCENSA to have unanimous votes Today, Tuesday 6, December 2016 to be officially a full member of the consortium.

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EU condemns alleged attack on journalist, expects full inquiry into claims of tender malpractices

0 Visits: 288 | Thursday December 08, 2016 - 19:58:21
Nairobi, 8 December 2016 – The Delegation of the European Union is aware of media reports alleging that a Somali journalist was beaten up and intimidated for questioning alleged tender malpractices in an EU funded road project in the Puntland State of Somalia.

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Delegation from Finland visits the AU Commission to Discuss Ways of Strengthening Partnership for Peace and Security

0 Visits: 750 | Saturday November 26, 2016 - 17:30:41
Addis Ababa -Ethiopia: The Acting Director for Peace and Security, Dr. Admore Kambudzi received, on behalf of the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, a Delegation of Finnish Ambassadors representing several missions across Africa.

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

0 Visits: 278 | 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 expresses grave concerns over corruption and intimidation in Somalia's electoral process and delays in voting for Lower House seats

0 Visits: 307 | 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: 325 | 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: 279 | 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: 327 | 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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Media Freedom Under Attack in Somalia: Journalists Live in Fear While Government Promises to Investigate Ring Hollow- HRW

0 Visits: 312 | 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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AUC concludes the validation of the Draft Maputo Strategic Five-Year Work Plan on the African Standby Force

0 Visits: 290 | 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: 267 | 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: 264 | 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: 237 | 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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NUSOJ Welcomes the release of Xog-ogaal Editor

0 Visits: 414 | 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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International community expresses concern over parliamentary candidates with a history of violence and criminality

0 Visits: 284 | 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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