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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

Somali militants behead abducted Kenyan driver

Nairobi – Militants of the Al Shabaab extremist organisation Friday beheaded a Kenyan driver who was kidnapped at Kiunga near the border with Somalia in the coastal town of Lamu. The body of George Mwita was discovered during a rescue … read more »

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Somali Pirate Leader Arrested in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says security forces arrested a senior pirate commander in Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Monday that Mohamed Garfanji, considered to be the second-ranking leader of Somalia’s pirate industry, was arrested in Mogadishu … read more »

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Weapons siezed from Bakaro Market, 30 arrested in a daytime operation in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) At least 30 suspected of Al Shabab members were nabbed after security forces conducted a daytime operation in the biggest marketplace in Mogadishu Bakaro Market on Tuesday. The operation which was conducted with an intelligence information by the … read more »

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AMISOM and Somali Government to launch final assault on Al Shabaab

Mogadishu August 17th, 2014 (BARTAMAHA) —  The Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will within the next few days launch the final assault to smoke-out Al Shabaab insurgents from the areas they control in some parts of … read more »

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Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya Oo Dib U Howlgeliyay Jaamacaddii Ummadda Soomaaliyeed (Sawirro)

Muqdisho (BARTAMAHA) Muddo kaddib waxaa lugu wada inay shaqo bilowdo Jaamacadda ummadda Soomaaliyeed taas oo an shaqeyn 24-tii sano ee la soo dhafay. Shir ka dhacay xarunta madaxatooyada Soomaaliya oo u shir guddoomiyey madaxweynaha Soomaaliya,Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud ayaa looga hadlay qodobbo … read more »

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Kenya to close borders to travellers from Ebola states

Nairobi (BBC) Kenyan officials say the country is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.Kenya’s health secretary said Kenyans and medical workers flying in from those states would still … read more »

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Somalia pulls out of refugee talks again

Somalia for the second time has pulled out of a long-awaited deal to repatriate more than half a million Somali refugees, and Kenya is now considering dealing with the administration of the Jubaland region. The tripartite commission was to be … read more »

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My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS. But receiving their text messages and talking to them on the phone can be an unnerving, and at times surreal, experience. BBC — … read more »

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Military operation commences in central Somalia regions

Beledweyn (BARTAMAHA) Somalia National Army backed by the African Union Forces [AMISOM] commenced heavy military offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked group Al Shabab in central Somalia region on Sunday amid major military move to secure the country. According to RBC … read more »

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The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’

WASHINGTON — One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. But critics say that the courses mostly draw students who already hold traditional degrees. When Coursera, … read more »

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Terrorism expert says isolation driving Calgarians to join ISIL

Calgary jihadist Farah Mohamed Shirdon, in his 20s, was reportedly killed abroad after joining the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State. Shirdon’s death follows those of fellow Calgarians Salman Ashrafi, … read more »

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VIDEO: Somali Security Forces and AMISOM recover arms from powerful Warlord

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) — In an early morning cordon and search operation in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district, Somali Government forces with the support of African Union troops recovered automatic machine guns, RPG launchers, grenades, vehicle number plates and an assortment of ammunition. 20 militiamen were … read more »

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Somali warlord Ahmed Dai ‘on the run’ after disarmament raid

A Somali militia commander in the capital, Mogadishu, has told the BBC he is on the run after the government launched an operation to disarm him. Mogadishu (BBC) — Ahmed Dai runs a powerful militia in the city, often providing protection to visiting … read more »

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SAWIRO: Howlgalkii Hubkadhigista Axmed daaci ee Degmada Wadajir

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) — Howlgalkii maanta ay Ciidamda Dowladda Soomaaliya iyo AMISOM ay ka sameeyeen Degmada Wadajir ayaa waxaa looga dan lahaa xaqiijinta in la sugo amaanka magaalada Muqdisho kaas oo ku saleysan qorshaha Dowladda Soomaaliya dajisay oo ahaa in la xakameeyo hubka aan ku jirin … read more »

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Joint security forces disarm and take over the houses of two politicians in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Security forces of Somalia Federal Government backed by AMISOM police raided ad took over the houses of two political leaders in Wadajir district in Mogadishu. The security operation started with heavy armed clash between the joint security forces and … read more »

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Government forces shut down two local radio stations following disarmament operation

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somali government security forces on Friday shut down two local radio stations in Mogadishu after describing the ongoing anti-security operations to disarm warlords as “Al Shabab operation in Mogadishu”, security official who spoke to RBC Radio confirmed. The … read more »

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Somali military court chief wages legal war against al-Shabaab, defends executions

Mogadishu — In the two months since Colonel Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare took over as chief of Somalia’s military court, the court has handed down the death penalty to convicted al-Shabaab members, carrying out nine executions so far. Turyare points to the … read more »

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VIDEO: From Piracy To Al-Shabab, Somalia’s President Addresses Challenges To Building Democracy

JUDY WOODRUFF: The militants no longer control the capital, Mogadishu, and other cities, but they have stepped up attacks, including a recent assault on the parliament building. Last week, at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, President Mohamud blamed the … read more »

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Tense Minneapolis House race to bring extra security at polling places

Minneapolis — Elections officials in Minneapolis are planning unprecedented security precautions for Tuesday’s primary at several polling places in a Minneapolis House district,where the race between two DFL candidates has become quite contentious, MPR News reports. The city is posting … read more »

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