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Somalia: EU and Finland Funded Initiative for Local Government Law Launched in Baidoa

0 Visits: 232 | Friday July 14, 2017 - 17:01:26
BAIDOA, Somalia, JULY 14 (Horn Observer) A ceremony that marked the launch of local government law for Southwestern Administrations, was held here in Baidoa in this week.

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Council of Ministers Approve Slight Changes in Somalia Media Law

0 Visits: 373 | Thursday July 13, 2017 - 21:35:21
KISMAYO, JULY 13 (Horn Observer) - The Cabinet has on Thursday approved the Somali Media law in their historic meeting in the town of Kismayo, the regional capital of Jubbaland Administration, officials said.

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Somalia: AMISOM Commander Justifies Civilian Casualties over Inability to Distinguish Shabab from Civilians ahead of a Major Operation

0 Visits: 255 | Thursday July 13, 2017 - 18:15:29
JOWHAR, JULY 13 (Horn Observer) AMISOM Commander announced a major plan to clear the roads that connect the liberated towns, but the group's inability to separate Shabab from a normal civiian hinders their operations.

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Somalia Cabinet Holds its Weekly Meeting in Kismayo amid Business Community speak Out against Shabab Taxation

0 Visits: 488 | Thursday July 13, 2017 - 14:00:33
KISMAYO, JULY 13 (Horn Observer) Somalia government held historic cabinet meeting in Kismayo on Thursday, a sign of heightened cooperation between the Federal government and the member states amid the business community spoke out against taxation imposed by the Shabab.

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Somali and Allied forces Storm Militant Bases in Southern Somalia - Officials

0 Visits: 321 | Thursday July 13, 2017 - 10:43:41
MOGADISHU, JULY 13 (Horn Observer) Somali government official said onThursday that Somali and allied forces launched an overnight attack against militant strongholds in Southern Somalia.

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Somalia: Suicide Car Bomber Attacks Government Checkpoint Outside Mogadishu, Kills at Least 3

0 Visits: 293 | Wednesday July 12, 2017 - 21:46:08
MOGADISHU, 12 July (Horn Observer) At least 3 people were confirmed killed and 8 others were wounded after a suicide car bomber targeted a government checkpoint outside Mogadishu on Wednesday, in an attack claimed by the Shabab.

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Somalia: Assailants Kill 2 in Mogadishu including a Tax Collector - witnesses

0 Visits: 254 | Wednesday July 12, 2017 - 18:12:44
MOGADISHU, 12 July (Horn Observer) At least two people among them a taxman and 14 year old girl were killed and 3 others were wounded in Mogadishu on Wednesday, after assailants on car opened fire, witnesses said.

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Somalia President opens the 2nd session of the Upper House of Parliament, tells both Houses to strengthen Cooperation

0 Visits: 235 | Wednesday July 12, 2017 - 16:34:57
MOGADISHU, 12 July, (Horn Observer) The President of the Federal Government of Somalia has on Wednesday opened the 2nd session of the Upper House of the parliament and urged both houses to strenghten cooperation on areas of national interest.

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Somali Attorney General asks MSC Alice Vessel to Compensate for the Loss, amid Internet Blackout in Somalia for the Third week.

0 Visits: 447 | Wednesday July 12, 2017 - 13:51:12
MOGADISHU, 12 July, (Horn Observer) The government of Somalia has asked the ship that was accused of cutting the Fibre optic cable from Mogadishu to compensate for the loss, amid the country faces more than two weeks of internet disruption, that costs millions of dollars.

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Phase 2 of Somalia's Girls' Education Challenge Launched in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 273 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 20:24:25
MOGADISHU: Girls Education Challenge (GEC), an initiative aimed at better ways of getting girls into schools was launched its second phase at the British Embassy in Mogadishu, Statement by Embassy read.

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Speaks on the Phone to Somalia President, Assures US Support

0 Visits: 192 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 19:59:12
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with the Somalia's president on the phone and affirmed Americaäs committment to Somalia, according to a statement released by the Somalia government on Tuesday.

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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: 218 | 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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Somalia Attends 22 World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, Turkey

0 Visits: 272 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 17:32:13
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) A Somali delegation led by deputy minister of Petroleum & mineral resources attended the 22 World Petroium Congress in Stanbul, Turkey, Somalia's Dalsan radio reported.

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Somalia: Goobjoog Reporter is Freed after Spending 3 days in Somaliland Jail

0 Visits: 505 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 10:39:01
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somaliland Authorities released Goobjoog reporter on Tuesday, after the journalist spent more than 3 days in jail, Goobjoog radio reported.

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Somalia: Shabab Kills 2 Landmine Experts in Puntland

0 Visits: 216 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 09:54:59
BOSASO (Horn Observer) The Shabab - the militant islamist group which is affiliated to Alqaeda claimed to have killed two landmine experts in the outskirts of Bosaso on Monday, reports said.

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Somalia Announces Taxation of 157 Companies Operating from Aden Ade International Airport

0 Visits: 400 | Monday July 10, 2017 - 23:17:49
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia government announced on Monday that it is planning to establish a taxation task force to negotiate payments and proper licensing to 157 foreign and local firms that operate inside Mogadishu International airport, the Somali ministry of Information said.

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Somalia: Veteran Army General Rejects an Appointment to Lead National Army Trust Fund

0 Visits: 280 | Monday July 10, 2017 - 20:34:48
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) — A veteran Somali General rejected an appointment for National army trust fund by Somalia's president, following an fundraising event held in Mogadishu on Sunday.

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Somali Journalists Launch a campaign of Forgiveness in a 2 day Conference in Turku - Finland

0 Visits: 393 | Monday July 10, 2017 - 13:55:07
TURKU - Finland (Horn Observer) A 2 day Seminar on Forgiveness held in Turku-Finland concluded with the launch of a national forgiveness campaign for Somalia with participants coming from Switzerland, Britain and Djibouti, among them lawmakers.

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Shabab Kills three People in Central Somalia - Police

0 Visits: 406 | Monday July 10, 2017 - 07:38:53
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Members of the militant group Al Shabab on Sunday killed three people in Maxaas area in Hiiraan region, among them a soldier and his wife, Somali police said.

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Somalia's Puntland Security forces said to have killed 18 militants

0 Visits: 204 | Sunday July 09, 2017 - 23:48:23
BOSASO (Horn Observer) at least 18 militants were killed and militant basis were destroyed in the northeastern regions of Puntland on Sunday, according to a statement by the Puntland authorities released on Sunday.

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