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About Chief Editor

Abdirizak Yonis is a senior chief editor at Bartamaha Media (a SMO "Somali Multimedia Organisation" Company), where he oversees the Bartamaha News outlet. Abdirizak was previously the National news editor of Bartamaha dot com. He has written for the site since the late 2012

SAWIRRO: Booqashadii madaxweynaha Soomaaliya ee magaalada Kismaayo

Kismaayo (BARTAMAHA) Wafdi uu hoggaaminayo madaxweynaha dowladda federaalka ah ee Soomaaliya, Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud ayaa maanta gaaray magaalada Kismaayo ee xarunta gobolka Jubbada hoose. Wafdiga madaxweynaha ayaa u tagay Kismaayo si uu uga qeyb galo xaflad sagootin ah oo garoonka … read more »

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Minnesota: 4 Charged In $4 Million Gov’t Benefits Scam

CBS Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –A former daycare operator is in jail while police search for her husband as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation. Yasmin Ali of Fridley and her husband, Ahmed Mohammed, are charged with felonies along with two … read more »

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VIDEO: Angry lawmakers force delay in vote on Kenyan security law

Reuters NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan opposition lawmakers disrupted a vote on Thursday to authorize tough terrorism-related measures that rights activists say threaten civil liberties and free speech, forcing the parliamentary speaker to postpone the session. Television footage showed members of … read more »

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A Somali Woman Struggles Alone for a Better Somalia

DAILY SABAH SOMALILAND — Development economists debate whether institutions or infrastructure is more important for a nation’s development. Edna Adan, a retired Somali politician has done both, by building Somaliland’s first proper hospital and working to train a new generation … read more »

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Dowladda Shiinaha oo dib u dayactiraysa xarumo muhiim ah oo ku yaalla Muqdisho (Sawirro)

Muqdisho (BARTAMAHA) Wasiirka arrimaha dibadda Soomaaliya, C/raxmaan Ducaale Beyle iyo safiirka dowladda Shiinaha u fadhiya Muqdisho ayaa booqday xarumo ay horay u dhistay dowladda Shiinaha oo xilligan la doonayo in dib loo dhiso. Xarumo muhiim ah oo ku yaalla Muqdisho ayaa … read more »

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President Mohamud arrives Kismayo to attend a farewell ceremony for Siera-leone troops in Jubba regions

The President of the federal government of Somalia Hassan Shiekh Mohamud have arrived the provincial capital of middle Jubba and the center of the Interim Jubba administration Kismayo today. The President along with a delegation have come to Kismayo to … read more »

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AU Special Rep. Welcomes the Appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid as Somalia’s PM

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has welcomed the appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke as Somalia’s new Prime Minister, replacing Mr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. Mr. Sharmarke’s appointment … read more »

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DEG DEG: Cumar Cabdirashiid oo loo magacaabay ra’iisul wasaaraha cusub ee Soomaaliya

Muqdisho [BARTAMAHA] Goor dhowayd ayaa madaxwaynaha Soomaaliya uu ku dhawaaqay cidda noqonaysa ra’iisul wasaaraha xiga ee dalka Soomaaliya. Madaxwaynaha ayaa kaga hor dhawaaqay xubnihii golihii wasiirada ee hore, xubno ka tirsan bulshada caalamka iyo marti kale. Cumar Cabdirashiid Cali Sharmaarke, … read more »

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Somalia: A Former Al-Shabab Fighter Tells His Story

DW Despite a series of setbacks, the militant group al-Shabab remains one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in Africa. A former al-Shabab member tells DW what made him join the group and why he left it. DW: Hassan Ali, … read more »

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Refugees Living in Kenya Long for Peace at Home

BNN EASTLEIGH, KENYA – Kenya is host to numerous refugees seeking safe haven from conflict. Immigrants from Somalia face challenges in their new lives in Kenya. Twenty-two year old Ahmed Shaciye runs a clothing business in Eastleigh, on the outskirts … read more »

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Kenya suspends licenses of some 500 NGOs, some tied to terrorism

Global Post Nairobi, Dec 16 (EFE).- The Kenyan government announced Tuesday it was suspending licenses and freezing the bank accounts of some 510 Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs; 15 of which have been accused of having ties to terrorist groups and money … read more »

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Somali family’s bench ripped up by TfL after it was their home for nine months

Local Guardian The mother and son had centred their lives around the bench outside TK Maxx, in Tooting High Street, since April this year. Witnesses reported seeing them yesterday (Monday) morning but said the pair had disappeared by the evening. … read more »

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Somali shop attacks worry MEC

SAPA Durban – Recent arson attacks on Somali-owned shops in KwaMashu, near Durban, could be motivated by xenophobia, KwaZulu-Natal community safety MEC Willies Mchunu said on Tuesday. “Attacking foreign-owned shops is equal to xenophobic attacks,” Mchunu said in a statement. … read more »

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SOMALIA: Attorney General says 19 ministers and three agencies involved rampant corruption

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s Attorney General has blasted a rampant corruption that engulfed 19 ministries and three government institutions which the offices of the AG and the General Audit started to probe up. Responding to parliamentary queries on Sunday, the country’s … read more »

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Syracuse Somali-Bantu community’s desire to be self-sufficient drives federal grant The Somali-Bantu Community Association of Onondaga County has received a three-year federal grant worth up to $450,000 to provide services to help refugees become self-sufficient. The money will be used to provide wraparound assistance to refugees in need of … read more »

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The unlikely love affair between two countries

BBC   The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way – but why is there such a strong … read more »

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Working for peace in Jubbaland

German Embassy German Ambassador to Kenya and Somalia, Andreas Peschke visited Kismayo, the capital of Jubbaland in Southern Somalia. He was part of an EU delegation, together with Ambassadors from the EU, France, Great Britain and Sweden. Also part of … read more »

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Xeer ilaaliyaha Guud ee Qaranka Iyo Hanti-dhowrka oo maanta Hortagay Baarlamaanka Dowladda Federaalka ee Soomaaliya

Muqdisho (BARTAMAHA) Waxaa maanta hortagay Baarlamaanka Soomaaliya Xeer ilaaliyaha Guud iyo hanti-dhowrka Qaranka Dowladda halkaas oo su’aalo la weydiinayey Uga Jawaabay Xildhibaanada. Xeer ilaaliyaha Guud ee Dowladda Axmed Cali Daahir ayaa u sheegay Xildhibaanada Baarlamaanka iney hayaan cadeymo muujinaya musuqmaasuq … read more »

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Somalia: New national Agency for Refugees & IDPs launched in Somalia

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Federal Government of Somalia through its Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs is pleased to announce the launching of a new national Agency for Refugees and IDPs (ARI). The agency is formed as a national institution that … read more »

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SOMALIA: Jeenyo Club wins the country’s Supper Cup defeating Banadir SC

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) In what was one of the most zealous matches in Somalia’s recent history, one of the country’s oldest football clubs, Jeenyo United has made a major approach since they were revived in 2012 after they won the Somali … read more »

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