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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

US hotels deny Museveni accommodation over gay rights

  Kampala — A group of gay activist in Dallas, Texas last Wednesday forced two hotels to deny President Museveni accommodation, saying he is a human rights violator. The President had been booked in, according to, an online gay … read more »

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Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup: FIFA executive

Reuters – The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.“I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup … read more »

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German-US Reporter Held in Somalia Freed

AP – German weekly Der Spiegel says a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia two years ago has been freed. Der Spiegel reported on its website Tuesday that Michael Scott Moore was taken by plane to the Somali capital, Mogadishu. … read more »

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Mass murder on the Mediterranean high seas

Al Jazeera (Hania, Greece) — When Doa al-Zamel and her fiance embarked on a voyage across the Mediterranean in an Egyptian fishing trawler, they felt their dream was coming true. “We were going to be married in Italy, and then … read more »

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Bristol police claim biggest ever seizure of drug since khat made illegal

Bristol — POLICE in Bristol have made their biggest seizure of the herbal stimulant khat since it became illegal nearly three months ago. Khat, now a class C drug, was sold and chewed openly in the city at about 30 … read more »

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VIDEO: Who is recruiting Minnesotans for ISIS?

KMSP-TV Minneapolis — A big part of the fight against the terror group known as ISIS and ISIL is taking place on American soil in places where young people are leaving the country to go join their cause, even fight … read more »

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Despite the death of its leader, the Shabab is as dangerous as ever

The Economist — ON SEPTEMBER 1st American aircraft, both manned and unmanned, unleashed a volley of missiles and bombs on a convoy of vehicles close to the coastal city of Barawe in southern Somalia .The strike killed Ahmed Abdi Godane, … read more »

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Oil & Gas: An Equidistant Line Could Settle Somalia-Kenya Maritime Dispute

August 28, Somalia officially took a long festering maritime border dispute with neighboring Kenya to the International Court of Justice in the Hague. At issue is the sovereignty of parts of the Indian Ocean to the East of Kenya and … read more »

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Somalia, Djibouti & Ghana Reportedly Ranked African’s Most Beautiful Women

According to, Somalia, Djibouti and Ghana are among the top 10 African countries with the most desirable women. The website reported: Ghanaian women are the third most beautiful ladies in Africa, according to ranking site Ranker. They were beaten to … read more »

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Somali president discusses his achievements and challenges ahead

Mogadishu — Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Thursday night attended an event organized by Heritage Institute of Policy Studies in Mogadishu to mark the end of his second year in office. The president answered wide range of questions to … read more »

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Wargelin Show SEPT 09-15, 2014 Maxaa Xigi Doona Shabaab, Xil ka qaadistii Sanbaloolshe, Muuqaalka Todobaadka

Bartamaha — Barnaamijka Wargelin iyo Cabdisalaam Caato wuxuu ku saabsan yahay todobaadkan: Xil ka qaadista agaasimihii Nabadsugidda Qaranka Mudane C/laahi Sanbaloolshe miyey haboonayd iyadoo xilligan lagu jiro dagaal ba’an lagu waday Shabaab oo deegaanno badan laga qabsaday, Hogaamiyahoodiina la dilay?. … read more »

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ISIS targeting Somali Minnesotans

MINNEAPOLIS – About seven years after Somali Minnesotans started to see dozens of young men volunteer for a war across the globe, the community is struggling with the latest effort to recruit their young adults. And this time, it’s an … read more »

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Federal Government of Somalia is concerned by HRW allegations on rape by AU soldiers

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed notes with concern the grave allegations of sexual exploitation made by Human Rights Watch in their report on the conduct of AMISOM peacekeepers, according to a … read more »

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Kenya must take lead in gifting ultimate solution to Somalia

By Makau Mutua (Standard Kenya) — There comes a time when you’ve got to save your neighbour from himself. For, if you don’t, you might be damned with him. Methinks it’s time Kenya thought boldly – and compassionately – about the mess … read more »

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Taliyaha Ciidanka Booliska Soomaaliya oo ka warbixiyay guulaha laga gaaray amniga Muqdisho

Muqdisho (BARTAMAHA) Taliyaha Ciidanka Booliska Soomaaliya, S/guuto Maxamed Sh. Xasan Ismaaciil, ayaa tilmaamay ciidamada Booliska Soomaaliya guulo waaweyn in ay ka gaareen sugidda amniga magaalada Muqdisho, kadib markii ay ciidamaddu qaadeen tallaabooyin lagu wiiqayo haraadiga kooxda al-shabaab ee ku dhuumaalaysanaya degmooyin … read more »

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New al-Shabab Chief Said to Be Experienced But ‘Difficult’

VOA — The new chief of al-Shabab, Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah, is an experienced official within the Somali militant group. But experts say he may lack the leadership qualities of his predecessor, Ahmed Godane, who was killed in a U.S. … read more »

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AMISOM strongly Rejects Report of the HRW on Sexual Abuse

AMISOM — The Commission of the African Union (AU) is concerned by the report entitled “The Power These Men Have Over Us: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by African Union Forces in Somalia”, issued today by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The … read more »

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Suicide car bomber targets AU convoy near Mogadishu killing at least 13

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) At least 13 were killed after suicide car bomber has targeted African Union convoy near the main corridor between Mogadishu and Afgooye on Monday, Somali government and health officials confirmed. Lower Shabelle governor Abdikadir Mohamed Nur said the  … read more »

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Hay’adda HRW oo ku eedeysay AMISOM inay Soomaaliya ka geystaan xad-gudubyo xaga jinsiga

Muqdisho (BARTAMAHA)  Hay’adda Xaquuqul insaanka ee Human Rights Watch ayaa shaacisay warbixin ku saabsan tacadiyo dhanka galmada ah oo ciidamada Midowga Afrika ay u geysteen haween Soomaali ah oo ku nool magaalada Muqdisho. Warbixintan oo ka kooban 71 bog ayaa … read more »

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Sawirro: Qarax Geystay Khasaare Xoogaan oo ka dhacay Jidka U Dhaxeeya Muqdisho iyo Afgooye

Muqdisho (BARTAMAHA) Qarax geystay khasaare xoogan oo ahaa mid Ismiidaamin ah ayaa ka dhacay maanta wadada u dhaxeysa Magaalooyinka Muqdisho iyo Afgooye,waxaana la sheegayaa in meesha qaraxu ka dhacay u dhowdahay deegaanka Xaawo Cabdi. Bartilmaadeedka qaraxa ayaa ahaa Gawaari kolanyo … read more »

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