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Amisom struggles with resources in Somalia

0 Visits: 643 | Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 16:54:42
KAMPALA – Al-Shabaab militants are on the run from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) in some parts of the country, but these successes are being challenged by funding cuts by the European Union (EU), stretched resources and a shortage of essential military equipment.

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International Somali Awards honours key Somali individuals with prestigious awards

0 Visits: 739 | Monday March 28, 2016 - 00:37:46
LONDON – For many Somalis around the world, lack of opportunities and recognitions for their inspiring talents in their host countries and beyond were major challenges that frustrated many Somalis who complained that lack of public diversity and considerations were obscuring what would otherwise have…

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Somalis protest against 'libelous' UN group reports

0 Visits: 491 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 22:11:45
MOGADISHU (HOL) –Hundreds of Somalis have taken to the streets of the Somali capital Saturday, protesting against the United Nations' Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group which they said dedicated its reports on Somalia to 'distort' the facts on the ground.

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Despite hurdles, Somali High Court reinstates 143 Port Workers, Orders Somali Government to Pay $178,310 for 11 Month Salaries,

0 Visits: 332 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 21:30:59
Mogadishu – SOMALIA: Somali High Court reinstated again 143 port workers, who were illegally kicked out from their jobs by the Mogadishu Port Authority last year, and ordered the Somali government to pay $178,310 for their 11 month missing salaries respectively.

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Money transfer firm Dahabshiil awarded at international Somali gala

0 Visits: 485 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 20:48:51
Money transfer company Dahabshiil is one of the institutions that were this week recognised for its contribution to recognition of the Somali community in the international society.

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Somalia: Fatuma's family escapes hunger

0 Visits: 380 | Saturday March 05, 2016 - 22:42:07
Fatuma and her family were living a difficult life in a Somali refugee camp about a year ago. Her kids were frequently hungry. School was an unaffordable luxury. A year later, everything has changed.

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Road Construction and Maintenance Project Launched in Baidoa, Somalia

0 Visits: 680 | Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 23:01:19
By; Abshir Nor; Baidoa – SOMALIA (Horn Observer) The international labour organization (ILO) in partnership with Community Road Empowerment (CORE) had conducted two days training on road construction and maintenance using new technologies known as DO-NOU borrowed from Japan.

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Somalia's Lido beach: the heart of Mogadishu and the place my friends died

0 Visits: 906 | Tuesday March 01, 2016 - 18:45:18
By: Abdi Latif Dahir As a winter storm approached New York in January, I lost my cousin. I lost a very good friend from high school too. Abdirahman and Omar died in the same place during an attack on a beachside restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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Somali Govt blames leading International news agencies for using fake sources

0 Visits: 441 | Tuesday March 01, 2016 - 17:48:33
Somali government has blamed international news agencies of using fake sources within the police in their news coverage of the country, in particular during security attacks from Al-Shabaab, Somalia's Dalsan Radio reports

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Somalia says 180 Kenyan soldiers killed at El-ade base in Gedo region

0 Visits: 414 | Friday February 26, 2016 - 20:58:55
Mogadishu(SONNA)-President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sh.Mohamud said that 180 Kenyan troops under AU mission were killed in El-adde in southern Somali attack on mid January by Al-qaeda linked group of Al-Shabab

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Shabab rebuffs Kenyan Claim of Killing its Intelligence Chief

0 Visits: 568 | Thursday February 18, 2016 - 19:22:25
Mogadishu – (Horn Observer) The Islamist Militants denied on Thursday that its intelligence chief were killed by KDF airstrike on early February.

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Alnur School of the Blind brings hope to Somalia's blind

0 Visits: 473 | Monday February 15, 2016 - 17:15:01
In Arabic, the word Alnur means light. It is therefore not a coincidence that scores of blind children come to the Alnur School for the Blind in Mogadishu, Somalia, to illuminate their lives in a quest for a brighter future.

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Breast cancer: The number one killer cancer in Somalia

0 Visits: 391 | Monday February 15, 2016 - 17:09:33
Worldwide, the month of October is set aside every year to promote breast cancer awareness and although general knowledge about this deadly disease is rising steadily, it provides little solace to communities with no health infrastructure.

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Somali Hospital in Baidoa Town Helps Contain Cholera Outbreak

0 Visits: 1109 | Thursday February 11, 2016 - 21:20:56
BAIDOA- Somalia (ICRC) - Baidoa Regional Hospital recently admitted more than 220 patients affected by a deadly outbreak of cholera. Seven people succumbed to the disease since the first case was confirmed in the beginning of December 2015.

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Militant group Al Shabaab leading suspect in Somalia plane blast: U.S. government sources

0 Visits: 434 | Thursday February 04, 2016 - 20:55:19
By: REUTERS

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Five years since famine: Somali children still stalked by the menace of hunger

0 Visits: 351 | Saturday January 23, 2016 - 18:21:39
By: Kun Li, UNICEF Somalia Communication Specialist @unicefsomalia

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Witness Accounts of the Deadly terrorist attack at Lido beach in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 429 | Saturday January 23, 2016 - 17:10:34
By Mohamed Osman Abdi "Black Cobra" - SONNA-Editor

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Kenya brings back bodies of troops killed in Somalia attack

0 Visits: 387 | Tuesday January 19, 2016 - 00:37:19
Nairobi (AFP) - The bodies of Kenyan soldiers killed when Al-Qaeda-linked militants overran their base in Somalia were flown home late Monday draped in the national flag as a rescue operation was underway for survivors.

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New SRSG Michael Keating arrives in Somalia

0 Visits: 524 | Monday January 18, 2016 - 23:51:17
Mogadishu, 18 January 2016 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating arrived in Mogadishu Monday to formally take up his duties following his appointment on 23 November 2015. Mr. Keating succeeds Nicholas Kay, whose two-and-a-half-year tenure ended on…

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Several dead as Shebab storm African Union base in Somalia

0 Visits: 371 | Friday January 15, 2016 - 00:24:28
Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base manned by Kenyan troops in the country's southwest on Friday, with several killed in fierce gun battles.

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