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Somali Parliament Dismisses anti corruption Bill, Urges further Review

0 Visits: 358 | Monday July 24, 2017 - 16:50:15
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Members of the Somali Federal Parliament have on Monday dismissed to approve the anti corruption submitted by the country's ministry of justice.

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Kenyan Military Convoy came under Attack in Somalia's Gedo Region

0 Visits: 281 | Monday July 24, 2017 - 15:40:29
BAIDOA, (Horn Observer) a convoy from Kenyan Defense Forces came under attack outside Bardhere, Gedo region, after a landmine hit the convoy followed by firefight, officials said. Meanwhile Puntland officials said to have arrested 10 suspected Shabaab members.

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Somalia Warns Traders against Financing to Al-Shabaab

0 Visits: 331 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 21:40:34
MOGADISHU, July 23 (Horn Observer) Somalia government on Saturday said it deems serious crime to offer any sort of support or finance to Al-Shabaab whether it is on business, politics, giving shelter, contacting and moral support, officials said in a joint press briefing.

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Access Roads of the Besieged Southern Somalia Town of Hudur is cleared in a Joint Operation

0 Visits: 248 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 21:00:30
HUDUR, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Somali National Army and special forces for the South Western State of Somalia have jointly succeeded in opening the access routes of the Southern Somalia town of Hudur of Bakool region, officials said.

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Somali Government denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter

0 Visits: 261 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 20:16:12
Mogadishu, (press release)- The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter issue 1455 (dated 21 July 2017) and published by www.africaintelligence.com.

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Somalia Minister of Posts fires Acting Director General Over Lack of Cooperation

0 Visits: 248 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 19:45:52
MOGADISHU, July 23 (Horn Observer) The Acting Director General of the Ministry of Posts has been suspended from duty over allegations including lack of cooperation, a document obtained Horn Observer read.

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114 Somali Prisoners Released from Ethiopian Jails arrive in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 305 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 23:07:46
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Horn Observer) Plane carrying 114 Somali prisoners who were released from Ethiopian jails arrived in Mogadishu on Saturday evening, officials said.

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Somalia: NUSOJ and UNICEF Train Journalists on Child Rights

0 Visits: 364 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 20:24:21
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Horn Observer) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Saturday launched a 3 day long training on Child rights in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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Suspension of Permanent Secretary of Somalia's Interior Ministry Sparks Conflict in the Ministry

0 Visits: 489 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 16:56:26
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Horn Observer) The Interior ministry of Somalia has on Saturday said that it has replaced its Permanent secretary over lack of cooperation in a letter signed by the minister, an act which sparked conflict within the ministry.

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Somalia Parliament rejects High Court Order Over Disputed Seats

0 Visits: 202 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 15:23:11
MOGADISHU, Somalia July 22 (Horn Observer) The Somalia parliament on Saturday voted against a high court ruling on disputed seats, officials said.

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Somalia: Hirshabelle President Watches the final match of Beletwein football Tournament, pledges support

0 Visits: 193 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 14:04:51
BELETWEIN, Somalia, July 22 (Horn Observer) The President of the regional state of Hirshabelle Dr. Dr. Ali Abdullahi Osoble and members of his government watched along with hundreds of viewers, the final match of Beletwein Football tournament, local media reported.

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Somali Special Forces destroy Shabaab Taxation Checkpoint in Lower Shabelle region - Officials

0 Visits: 290 | Friday July 21, 2017 - 22:07:08
MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 21 (Horn Observer) Somali troops and American special forces have attacked militant basis near Toorotoorow area on early hours of Friday, in Lower Shabelle region, Somali officials said, meanwhile there has been other reports of Shabab attacks in central Somalia.

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Fighting in Central Somalia town of Xeraale kills at least 15

0 Visits: 340 | Friday July 21, 2017 - 18:42:55
DHUSAMAREEB, Somalia July 21 (Horn Observer) At least 15 people were killed and 20 others were wounded in a fighting that continued in the past days in Xeraale district in Central Somalia, meanwhile Somalia government called the two sides of the conflict to unconditionally cease the fighting, witnesses…

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CPJ Calls on the South Sudan authorities to unblock Websites of four media Outlets

0 Visits: 169 | Friday July 21, 2017 - 00:59:42
New York (Press Release) — South Sudanese authorities should immediately unblock the websites of at least four media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

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Somali Forces Seize a car loaded with Explosives at a Security checkpoint Outside Mogadishu

0 Visits: 339 | Friday July 21, 2017 - 00:38:48
MOGADISHU, Somalia July 21 (Horn Observer) Somali security forces have on Thursday seized a car loaded with explosives at the Siinka Dheer checkpoint, south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said.

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Somali Presidential Secretary is Suspended Over Power Struggle - Reports

0 Visits: 310 | Thursday July 20, 2017 - 22:47:48
MOGADISHU, Somalia July 20 (Horn Observer) The Chief of Staff of the Somali Presidency suspended the presidential secretary in what many see an emerging power struggle and split among the president's inner circles, local media reported.

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Somalia: People in Galkacyo Turn Down Somali Shillings, Use Foreign Currency Instead

0 Visits: 219 | Thursday July 20, 2017 - 18:33:42
GALKACYO, Somalia July 20 (Horn Observer) The traders here in Galkacyo started to reject the use of the Somali Shilling note, the second major town to turn down the Somali currency in a matter of weeks.

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2 Somali Nationals Killed in South Africa in the past 24 Hours

0 Visits: 814 | Wednesday July 19, 2017 - 23:04:27
MOGADISHU, Somalia July 19 (Horn Observer) Two Somali nationals were killed in two separate locations in South Africa in the past 24 hours, residents and relatives reported.

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Somalia: Government Installs 5 KW FM Transmitter To Expand Reach of Radio Mogadishu - Officials

0 Visits: 205 | Wednesday July 19, 2017 - 22:27:49
MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 19, (Horn Observer) Somalia government has on Wednesday installed a new 5 kilowatt transmitter which will increase the coverage of the State run radio Mogadishu, officials said.

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

0 Visits: 249 | 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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