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Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

The Somali government’s grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters and a surge in state revenue as traffic rises. Outsourcing port operations … read more »

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EAEF Condemns Kenyan Plot to Annex Somali Offshore Territory

The East African Energy Forum (EAEF), a Somali lobby group, has today condemned the Kenyan government of what it is calling “the slow elaborate annexation of Somali offshore territory.” Kenya has spent much of the past decade drumming up a … read more »

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Somali PM gives directives to prevent the risk of Ebola outbreak to Somalia

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said the country has put more measures to avoid the outbreak of Ebola disease to Somalia as the phenomena now seems to be only a West African issue. Shortly after departing back … read more »

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Somali women’s view of physical activity – a focus group study

Physical inactivity presents a major public health challenge and is estimated to cause six to ten percent of the major non-communicable diseases. Studies show that immigrants, especially women, have an increased risk of non-communicable diseases compared to ethnic Swedes. Somali … read more »

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Two Somali reporters released on bail, two still jailed

Mogadishu (AFP) – Two Somali journalists from a major radio station have been released on bail after two months in jail but two others remain behind bars accused of inciting violence, colleagues said Wednesday. Radio Shabelle owner Abdimalik Yusuf Mohamud … read more »

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50,000 children in Somalia “on doorstep of death”

Fifty thousand children in Somalia could die unless they are given immediate assistance, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the Horn of Africa country has warned.A drought has worsened an already dire humanitarian situation in the country which has experienced more … read more »

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No troops from Ebola-affected countries for Somalia

By Vision Reporter Somali Ministry of Health Ali Mohamed Mohamud (Ali Hared) has dismissed reports that troops from the Ebola-hit country of Sierra Leone will be deployed in the country. Ali said that they had an earlier agreement with the … read more »

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The US Welcomes the Agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland State of Somalia

United States Representative for Somalia (SRS) James P. McAnulty welcomes the historic October 14 agreement signed in Garowe between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Puntland State of Somalia.  This significant twelve-point agreement is a major cornerstone to the … read more »

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International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland

Joint statement by envoys of the UN, the EU, IGAD and the current Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, Ethiopia International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland Garowe, 14 October 2014 – The United Nations, the … read more »

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Sierra Leone peacekeepers bound for Somalia quarantined over Ebola

(Reuters) – A battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers awaiting deployment as peacekeepers in Somalia has been placed in quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, military officials said on Tuesday. The soldiers were … read more »

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Somalia – Worrying Times for Press Freedom (HRW)

The attack on Somali television director Abdirisak Jama – known as “Black” – who was shot and seriously wounded by gunmen outside his home in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on October 12, highlights once again the dangers facing Somali media. As … read more »

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Somalia presidential adviser linked to militants – U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. investigators have accused an advisor to Somalia’s president of involvement in the unauthorised diversion of Somali government weapons to Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda, according to a confidential new report seen by Reuters. … read more »

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VIDEO: National conference on judiciary opens in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (Bartamaha) Somali ministry of Justice and constitutional affairs is hosting a conference intended to discuss the ongoing reform on judicial institutions of the country. Somali federal government top officials are reported to be attending in this conference on judiciary. Somali … read more »

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Breaking News: Another explosion leaves unconfirmed casualties in Mogadishu

Several people are reported to have been injured after an explosion blew up in Mogadihsu’s NBC village of Hodan district neighborhoods today. It is yet to be established the type of the explosion and it is motive. Medical teams have … read more »

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Somali Bank Becomes First Lender to Handle Foreign Transactions

International Bank of Somalia became the first lender in the Horn of Africa nation to handle foreign transactions, the latest sign that the country is stabilizing after decades of conflict, Chairman Hassan Ahmed Yusuf said. The bank, run from a … read more »

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Breaking News: Deadly car bomb explodes near Mogadishu cafe

Mogadishu — At least 14 have been confirmed dead including the suicide bomber in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer has said. Police officer Major Nuur Farah said that several wounded people were taken to hospital after Sunday’s blast near a popular … read more »

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Somalia to halt banned charcoal trade at port recaptured from al Shabaab

BARAWE Somalia (Reuters) – Somalia’s president said on Saturday he would halt charcoal exports from Barawe, a port town recaptured from an Islamist group who U.N. investigators said had benefitted from the illegal trade. The U.N. Security Council forbade charcoal … read more »

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Somalia celebrates flag day

Bartamaha – Somalia celebrates the day its flag was internationally recognized over 50 years back. The country is marking the 60th anniversary of the Somali flag which was world widely recognized 1960, six years after the country got its independence from … read more »

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China officially opens embassy in Somalia today

Mogadishu (Bartamaha) Chinese Embassy in Somalia has been officially re-opened today in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Chinese new ambassador to Somalia Wei HongTian locally nicknamed “Warsame” and other Chinese diplomats, United Nations envoy to Somalia Ambassador Nickolas Kay and the … read more »

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Somalia closes dozen embassies overseas

Somali has cut the number of its embassies to 31, closing nine in Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Europe, Abdiraham Beyle, the Somali foreign minister told reporters on Thursday.Beyle disclosed in a press conference that nine of the country’s embassies … read more »

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