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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

12 dead in Islamist attack on Somali prison

(CNN) – Islamist rebels dressed in government military uniforms approached the gate of a high security prison in Mogadishu on Sunday, set off a car bomb and fired their way into the building, eyewitness Farah Mohammed told CNN. They were Al-Shabaab … read more »

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Dangerous work as taxmen return to Somalia

Aljazeera — Taxmen have returned to work for the first time in decades in the Somali capital Mogadishu.The Federal Government has decided to collect taxes from market traders as it tries to re-establish its authority in city.But dozens of collectors … read more »

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Somalia asks UN court to set maritime boundary

AP – THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Somalia has asked the United Nations’ highest court to determine the maritime boundary it shares in the Indian Ocean with east African neighbor Kenya. Somalia filed the case Thursday with the International Court of Justice, … read more »

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Norway: Mohammed most common name in Oslo

BBC — Mohammed is now the most common name for men in Norway’s capital city Oslo, it appears. “It is very exciting,” Jorgen Ouren of Statistics Norway tells The Local news website. A recent count of the city’s population showed … read more »

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VIDEO: Somali Army and AMISOM capture Buulo Mareer

The Somali National Army together with the African Union Mission in Somalia have launched a joint military offensive, dislodging the al Shabaab from the town of BuuloMareer. The town is located approximately 150 km South of the Capital Mogadishu in … read more »

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Wargelin Show: Abaarta Soomaaliya ka jirta & Kuwii Hore Aug. 27 – Sept 01

Abaaraha Soomaaliya ka dhacay tan iyo intii aad caqlisatay waa imisa magacyadoodase makala taqaan?. Weligaa ma maqashay Abaartii Maadh Gambiya?. Barnaamijka Wargelin todobaadkan ayaa kuu sharaxaya Abaarta ka jirta gobolada Soomaaliya qaarkood iyo kuwii ka horeeyey. https://www.facebook.com/wargelinshow Follow us on … read more »

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Minnesota: Feds sue city of St. Anthony over rejection of Islamic center

The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. The lawsuit sprang from a controversy that echoes those that have … read more »

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Somaliland forces capture Saax-dheer

Saaxdheer (BARTAMAHA) Somali armed forces have siezed Saax-dheer village where the newly elected president of khatuma state Ali Khalif Galayd was scheduled to be inauguarated today. The forces have attacked the village early morning on Thursday and grapped the control of … read more »

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Soomaaliland oo ka hadashey dagaalkii ay kula waregtay Saax-dheer iyo Cali Khaliif Galayr oo ka badbaadey

Saaxdheer (BARTAMAHA) Soomaaliland ayaa sheegtay inay ciidankooda amar ku qabaan gacan ku dhigida madaxweynaha cusub ee Khaatumo Dr Cali Khaliif Galayr,waxaana ay sheegen inay wali ku daba-joogan. Cali Khaliif Galayr oo ay waheliyan mas’uuliyin kale oo ka tirsan Khaatumo ayaa xilligii … read more »

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Dangerous drug or harmless herb? Europe cuts Ethiopia’s khat

  AWADAY (AFP) – For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a plant that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia’s Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back. As the sun sets on the small eastern town, farmers … read more »

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Can war, by Obama’s rules, beat IS?

He kept faith with his military creed in ongoing air raids against Sunni Islamic State targets in Iraq — in a war he had previously declared over. WASHINGTON: An apparently looming American clash with Islamic State in Syria presents a … read more »

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Somali President leaves to attend Turkeys newly elected President inauguration

MOGADISHU (BARTAMAHA) The President of the federal republic of Somalia Hassan Shiekh Mohamud has left for Turkey after Turkish government has issued an official invitation to attend the inauguration of the newly elected president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The president … read more »

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NOC welcomes re-entry of Somali Judo Federation into world body

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The president of Somali National Olympic Committee Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi has lauded for the recent election of Somali Judo Federation and its re-entry into the world body after years of absence, while receiving the recently elected president of … read more »

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Al-Shabab threatens to kill more politicians

Al Jazeera — The armed group al-Shabab has vowed to continue to assassinate politicians, as part of its strategy to fight the Somali government. At least five lawmakers have already been killed this year. But politicians in Mogadishu say they … read more »

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Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya iyo Wafdi uu hoggaaminayo oo u dhoofay Turkiga (Sawirro)

Muqdisho (BARTAMAHA) Madaxweynaha dowladda faderaalka Soomaaliya,Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud iyo wafdi uu hoggaaminayo ayaa maanta u amba baxay dalka Turkiga, halkaasi oo ay kaga qeyb geli doonaan xafladda caleemo saarka loo sameynayo madaxweynaha cusub ee dalka Turkiga Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Madaxweyne Xasan … read more »

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“ISIS waa dhiig-yacabyo cusub” — Feysal Cali Waraabe

Guddoomiyaha xisbiga UCID ee Hargeysa ayaa u sheegay weriye ka socda toddobaadlaha New Yorker in kooxda ISIS, oo qabsatay qeybo ka mid ah Ciraaq iyo Siiriya, ay hadda yihiin dhiigya-cabyo cuscusub”. Feysal ayaa weriyaha tusay fiidiyow muujinaya inankiisa oo faras … read more »

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VIDEO: Can Somalia disarm its militias?

Al Jazeera — After years of civil war and weak government, the country is awash with weapons. Sami Zeidan speaks to Jamal Osman – a journalist with the UK’s Channel 4; Abdi Aynte – the director of the Heritage Institute … read more »

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Video: NICHOLAS KAY and His 2016 Vision

The special representative of Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Nicholas Kay talking about the current situation of Somalia.  

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Qatar opens embassy in Somalia

  Mogadishu – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud met the chargé d’affaires of Qatar’s Embassy in Mogadishu, Hassan bin Hamza Assad Mohammed, on the occasion of the opening of the Qatari mission in Somalia. The Charge d’affaires conveyed the greetings of … read more »

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Somali Government releases the weekly press update on the progress of the government

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media in Mogadishu, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues including: the closure of … read more »

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