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Mogadishu residents bemoan electricity service costs

SABAHI MOGADISHU — Six months ago, seven private electricity companies in Mogadishu merged to form the Banadir Electricity Company (BECO) after operating separately for the last 20 years. The merger aimed to streamline electricity provision and upgrade the grid in … read more »

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Somali leaders’ ongoing dispute, chaos at parliament frustrate citizens

SABAHI MOGADISHU — Somali citizens said they are feeling anxious and frustrated about the country’s political progress after the parliament devolved into chaos Monday (November 24th) for the third time in two weeks. A political feud between President Hassan Sheikh … read more »

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Ilwad Elman is appointed Youth Ambassador for Somalia on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Youth to End Sexual Violence “What can a small army of committed young people hope to accomplish for devastated women in the world’s most failed state, half a world away? Almost anything. The key to success? Empower dauntless local leaders … read more »

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Somalia’s new bourse sees seven firms listing on opening in 2015

REUTERS Kenya (Reuters) – The Somalia Stock Exchange expects seven companies in the telecoms, financial services and transport sectors to list their shares when the bourse is set up in 2015, its founder said. Somalia’s economy is slowly recovering from … read more »

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BREAKING: PM blames the Presidency on backing the “No Confidence” motion, calls for consensus

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheih Ahmed has on Monday said the country’s Presidency was backing the current motion of no confidence in the parliament which led the parliament sessions to be suspended, RBC Radio reports. Prime Minister has … read more »

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No-confidence motion sparks parliamentary row in Somalia

World Bulletin The speaker adjourned the session immediately after opening it, ignoring the commotion caused by lawmakers who opposed the proposed motion A session of the Somali parliament ended abruptly on Monday following the distribution of a proposed motion to … read more »

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Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli expresses his condolences to Kenya‏

Mogadishu (Bartamaha) The Prime Minister of Somalia Abdiweli Shiekh Ahmed Has sent condolesences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s attack. “My heart goes out to our Kenyan brothers and sisters on this tragic day,” said H.E. Abdiweli Sheikh … read more »

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Kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims

AP Al-Shabaab extremists singled out and killed 28 passengers who could not recite Islamic creed, Kenyan police say One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing … read more »

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Twin Cities man killed in Somalia is remembered at St. Paul memorial

TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET A group of more than 75 people gathered at the Afton View Apartments in St. Paul to honor a man who gave his heart to the Twin Cities and his life for his native country. Abdullahi … read more »

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Mobile Money is Finally Found by the Tech Revolution in Africa

African Business Review By Matthew Staff | Sunday, November 23, 2014 WorldRemit has taken the bull by the horns in Africa, making the most of a mobile money industry which has, until recently, been relatively dormant despite the acceleration of tech … read more »

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VIDEO: Kenyan bus attack kills 28; Al Shabaab claim responsibility

AL JAZEERA Al-Shabab fighters from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya’s north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said. Two police officers said that the bus … read more »

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Somali President says Government and Parliament to focus on ensuring Vision 2016

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the ‘one Somalia’ delegation yesterday returned to Mogadishu after attending the High Level Partnership Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Reflecting on the two-day meeting which was called to affirm progress against the milestones … read more »

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Heavy downpour forces Beledweyn airport to be shut down

Beledweyn (BARTAMAHA) Heavy rains continue to rain in many parts of Somalia’s southern and central regions resulting heavy downpours and floods into the main urban areas and affecting the lives of the people, RBC Radio reports. In Beledweyn, the capital … read more »

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Popular comedian dies in Mogadishu, police investigates the cause

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) A popular Somali comedian Abdi Mohamed Ilkacase has died in his home in Mogadishu on Friday after he slept overnight with no any illness, RBC Radio reports. The body of Ilkacase was found in his bedroom at Boondheere … read more »

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SOMALIA: Parliament to hold another session on motion of no confidence next week- sources

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Members of the Federal Parliament are planning to hold another session next week to discuss the standing motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister and his cabinet, sources told Bartamaha Online. The meeting is scheduled on Sunday … read more »

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SOMALIA: UN envoy says he does not need to apologize Somali MPs over “vote for cash” allegation

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay has intentionally rejected to give an apology to the lawmakers of Somalia following his comments on “vote for cash” allegation against the Members of the Federal Parliament during a motion … read more »

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Impunity guaranteed for violence against journalists in Somalia

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist Abdirisak Ali Abdi’s murder on 18 November 2014 in Galkayo, in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland. This unclaimed killing has yet again highlighted the urgent need to break the cycle of … read more »

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Donors praise Somalia’s progress at Copenhagen conference

Sabahi Online International donors gathered at the two-day High Level Partnership Forum on Somalia in Copenhagen issued a communiqué Thursday (November 20th) praising Somalia’s political and security progress and outlining priorities for future efforts.The 56 delegations noted that President Hassan … read more »

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An international donor conference for Somalia has opened in Danish capital Copenhagen (PHOTOS)

BAR KULAN The two-day High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) co-chaired by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the United Nations is aimed to maintain momentum in the political transition process and foster dialogue and reconciliation in Somalia. The conference brought … read more »

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President’s keynote speech – HLPF Copenhagen 19 November 2014

If you search for books on Somalia, you’ll come across a slew of titles featuring phrases like ‘the world’s most dangerous place’, ‘outlaw state’, and ‘failed’ and ‘fragile’. For decades, Somalia was synonymous with pirates, terrorists, and complete lawlessness. But … read more »

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