Press Releases

NISA detains a newspaper editor and shut down the office of Xog Ogaal paper in Mogadishu, NUSOJ Says

0 Visits: 456 | Sunday October 16, 2016 - 16:20:33
Mogadishu, July 15, 2014 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the arrest of the editor in chief of Xog Ogaal newspaper Mr Abdi Aden Guuleed (Caanogeel) and the shut down of main office of the paper in Mogadishu on Saturday evening 15th October 2016.

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Joint Press Statement: International Community Notes Nominations For Upper House And Urges Rapid Review In Line With NLF Commitments, Particularly on Women's Representation

0 Visits: 313 | Monday October 10, 2016 - 18:56:56
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) The United Nations, African Union, Ethiopia, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States take note of the nomination of candidates for the Upper House by the respective federal member state executives on 8 and…

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The United States Strongly Condemns the Assassination of Somali Journalist

0 Visits: 339 | Thursday September 29, 2016 - 13:08:14
The United States strongly condemns the September 27 assassination of Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali in Mogadishu. Mr. Ali worked for Radio Shabelle and Shabelle Media Network.

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ICJ Commences Hearing of Somalia and Kenya Maritime Dispute

0 Visits: 343 | Monday September 19, 2016 - 21:32:18
During the week of 19 September 2016, the Somali Government will present its oral pleadings to the International Court of Justice (the "Court") in The Hague, the Netherlands in connection with the preliminary objections filed on 7 October 2015 by the Republic of Kenya (the "Kenyan Government"),…

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Somali Journalists Union welcomes the UN report urging Somalia to ensure freedom of expression

0 Visits: 415 | Monday September 05, 2016 - 18:28:57
Mogadishu- SOMALIA: The National Union of Somali Journalists NUSOJ welcomes the joint report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) focusing on the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Somalia…

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UNESCO and the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights partner to fight impunity for crimes against journalists

0 Visits: 402 | Monday September 05, 2016 - 18:09:14
Paris, 05 September—The rate of impunity for crimes against journalists remains extremely high worldwide, according to UNESCO figures, which show that since 2006, fewer than 7% of these crimes have been brought to justice. In Africa, only five of the 131 murders of journalists committed between 2006…

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Press Release: USAID Limited Scope Grant Agreement (LSGA) for Basic Education and Program Management

0 Visits: 398 | Wednesday August 31, 2016 - 17:44:07
PRESS RELEASE August 31, 2016, Mogadishu, Somalia On behalf of the United States of America and the Federal Government of Somalia, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) signed a bilateral agreement today to formalize USAID's support…

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NUSOJ condemns a journalist arrest in Kismayo .

0 Visits: 358 | Tuesday August 30, 2016 - 22:59:39
Mogadishu, August 30, 2016 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns - in the strongest terms possible - the arrest of a Somali journalist on Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 in Kismayo, the capital of Jubbaland regional, located around 500 km South of Mogadishu.

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Ethiopia: Civil society groups urge international investigation into ongoing human rights violations

0 Visits: 387 | Tuesday August 30, 2016 - 22:51:48
Amnesty International Press Statement 30 August 2016 A group of civil society organizations are calling for an independent and impartial international investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia, including the unlawful killing of peaceful protesters and a recent spate of arrests of civil…

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Public Consultation on the second draft of the National Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in Somalia

0 Visits: 298 | Saturday August 27, 2016 - 21:11:22
Mogadishu 27 August 2016 – Tubta Toosan Initiative today launched an online 2 weeks public consultation on the second draft of the National Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in Somalia. Tubta Toosan Initiatives understands the importance of engaging with communities so…

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U.S. Strongly Condemns Attack on Lido Beach Restaurant

0 Visits: 426 | Friday August 26, 2016 - 23:06:20
The United States strongly condemns the senseless and brutal attack on the Banadir Beach Restaurant at Lido Beach in Mogadishu. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed and express hope for a speedy and complete recovery of the wounded.

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Mogadishu Book Fair Held in Mogadishu for the Second Year

0 Visits: 3767 | Monday August 22, 2016 - 23:19:35
In a city rising from the ashes of a brutal civil war, the Mogadishu Book Fair - August 17 – 20, 2016 - exposed the 'other' side of Mogadishu. The Fair brought together authors, poets, academics, playwrights, motivational speakers and literary scholars from across the Somali region and all…

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National Trade Union Center Accuses African Union and AMISOM for union Interference

0 Visits: 431 | 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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Somali women ready to Prevent Violent Extremism and to promote peace and harmony

0 Visits: 480 | 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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Somalia: Journalists Under Attack - HRW

0 Visits: 495 | 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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International community welcomes landmark agreement on 2016 electoral process

0 Visits: 524 | Monday April 04, 2016 - 23:30:02
Mogadishu, (UNSOM) 4 April 2016 – The international community welcomed the decision of the Puntland Government to participate fully in the electoral process that will choose a new federal parliament later this year.

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Clarification on misquoting the President of Somalia on the casualties of El Adde attack

0 Visits: 366 | Sunday February 28, 2016 - 15:11:31
Djibouti: 28 February 2016 (Press release): It has come to our attention that the media has misquoted HE The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the issue of the Kenyan casualties in El Adde attack in January 2016.

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2016 is a "decisive year" for the future of Somalia

0 Visits: 686 | Friday February 26, 2016 - 00:56:56
Istanbul, 26 February 2016 – The third Ministerial High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) ended yesterday in Istanbul with a strong commitment from delegates to ensure that Somalia's electoral process take place as scheduled in August 2016.

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AU Peace and Security Commissioner held bilateral talks on the margins of the High-level Ministerial Partnership Forum on Somalia, in Istanbul

0 Visits: 291 | Thursday February 25, 2016 - 16:46:41
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA (Press Release): On the occasion of his participation at the High-Level Ministerial Partnership Forum on Somalia, in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23-24 February 2016, The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, H. E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, held bilateral talks with several leaders and…

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National Trade Center Accuses ITUC of Funding Organized Crimes Against Workers in Somalia

0 Visits: 806 | Monday February 22, 2016 - 23:27:24
Press Statement, 22 February, 2016: Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) which is a NUSOJ affiliate raised alarming security concerns against media workers and trade union leaders at various levels by militias funded by the Brussels based International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

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