Somalia

AMISOM Deploys Troops to Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb

0 Visits: 670 | Friday September 15, 2017 - 22:16:15
ADADO, (Horn Observer) Troops from the African Union Mission to Somalia have been deployed for the first time to the Central Somalia town of Dhusamareb, media reports

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US Commends Somalia Progress toward Democratic Governance on the International Day of Democracy

0 Visits: 283 | Friday September 15, 2017 - 19:30:28
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) As the world marks the International Day of Democracy on September 15, the United States congratulates the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) for its continued progress towards a more inclusive democratic governance system and the peaceful transition to a new government in…

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Somalia: Amsterdam Court Dismisses Dahir Alasow's writ of Summons

1 Visits: 1455 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 23:51:58
Mogadishu, (Press release) I welcome with approval the Amsterdam court's ruling of dismissing Mr. Dahir Alasow; a Somali national residing at the Netherlands writ of Summons.

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Oromo Security Forces Kill dozens of Somalis in Ethiopia

3 Visits: 2574 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 21:43:06
HARGEISA, (Horn Observer) Dozens of Somalis have been killed in the town of Hawadaay by Oromo security forces this week, in what many say the worst massacre against the Somalis at a single time, media reports.

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Somalia: Mogadishu Mayor Fires Municipality Finance Chief

0 Visits: 481 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 20:31:42
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The Governor and the mayor of Mogadishu Thaabit Abdi Mohamed fired the municipality finance chief Abdikarim Iiman Jimcale over what the mayor described as mismanagement and turning down orders, official document obtained by Horn Observer reads.

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US Strikes in Somalia Kill 6 Militants

0 Visits: 422 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 22:45:05
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) The US forces on Wednesday conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab, killing at least 6 militants, AFRICOM said in a statement.

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Somalia: Mogadishu Residents Rally in Support of FGS Decision to Extradite ONLF Rebel Commander

0 Visits: 557 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 22:08:20
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Thousands of residents on Wednesday took to the street in the Somali capital Mogadishu in support of the Federal Government of Somalia recent decision to handover the ONLF rebel commander to Ethiopia.

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Somali Journalist dies in Mogadishu Hospital after sustaining serious Injuries from Shabab Attack in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 559 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 18:20:20
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Somali Journalist, who was recently wounded at a restaurant attack in the town of Beletweine, died in Mogadishu hospital on Wednesday, NUSOJ said in a press statement.

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Al-Shabaab Releases Local Female Aid Workers on Ransom in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 576 | Tuesday September 12, 2017 - 14:11:46
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Al-Shabaab, a militant group affiliated to Alqaeda, released female aid workers, who the group hijacked at the border town of Far Libah area in Hiiraan region two months ago, SONNA reported

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In a Fortnight, over 30 Killed on Multiple Shabab Attacks across South and Central Somalia

0 Visits: 396 | Monday September 11, 2017 - 21:37:30
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Shabab, a militant group affiliated to Alqaeda launched multiple attacks against several towns in South and Central Somalia in a fortnight, with reported casualties exceeding up to 35 deaths, local media reported.

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Somalia Plans to Boost Security Operations against the Militants - Official

0 Visits: 487 | Monday September 11, 2017 - 11:59:15
BAIDOA, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali Minister of Defense Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed announced that the government will equip the Somali army to boost security operations against the terror group Al Shabab, SONNA reported.

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Several Killed at Restaurant Attack in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 464 | Sunday September 10, 2017 - 19:05:04
BELETWEIN, Somalia (Horn Observer) Several people were killed and 15 others were wounded, among them journalists, on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a popular restaurant here in Beletweine, witnesses and officials said.

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Somalia: Somali President Pays Visit to a UAE run Military Training Base in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 1461 | Saturday September 09, 2017 - 23:02:30
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on Saturday visited Gen. Goordan military training base in Mogadishu and praised the Somali army for their bravery, while admitting that the arms embargo represents a major setback for the recovery of Somalia national army.

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Somali Parliament's Saturday Session Delayed over lack of Mandatory Quorum

0 Visits: 452 | Saturday September 09, 2017 - 18:06:51
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Somali parliament on Saturday postponed its session, after failing to meet the mandatory quorum, officials said,

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Somalia: Suicide Bomber Attacks a restaurant in the town of Baidoa

0 Visits: 529 | Friday September 08, 2017 - 18:40:28
BAIDOA, Somalia (Horn Observer) An explosion believed to be suicide bomber on Friday afternoon targeted restaurant in the town of Baidoa killing several people, Warsan Radio reported.

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Somalia: Somali Minister of Health on 2 day Official visit to Finland

0 Visits: 597 | Friday September 08, 2017 - 18:12:08
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) A delegation ledy the Somali Minister of Health Dr. Fowsiyo Abikar Nor who is on two day official visit to Finland, attended a conference on Women's health on post conflict countries in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, Somalia National News Agency reported.

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US Kills 3 Shabab Militants in an Airstrike in Southern Somalia

0 Visits: 437 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 17:12:06
BAIDOA, Somalia (Horn Observer) The US Department of Defense said on Wednesday that it has killed 3 Shabab militants in an airstrike which was coordinated with the Federal government of Somalia, Statement from the US Africa Command said.

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Somalia: "ONLF Rebel Commander Extradited to Ethiopia was a Terrorist" Somali Cabinet decides

0 Visits: 1015 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 15:15:40
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali cabinet decided on Wednesday in an emergency meeting that the ONLF rebel leader extradited to Ethiopia was a terrorist and member of a terrorist organization.

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Despite Treaties, Ethiopia to Handover more Prisoners to Somalia

0 Visits: 941 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 05:12:20
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Ethiopia plans to handover more Somali prisoners currently at the Ethiopian jails to Somali authorities, days after Somalia extradited an ONLF rebel leader to Ethiopia, Somali state news agency reported.

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Somalia's Chief Justice Suspends 18 Judges amid Plans to Reform the Judiciary

0 Visits: 357 | Wednesday September 06, 2017 - 01:39:09
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somalia's Chief justice Ibrahim Iidle Saleban suspended 18 judges who work at the regional Benadir court, the appeals court and local district courts from work, according to official letter a copy of which obtained by Horn Observer.

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