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In Somalia, Ban lauds progress towards stability, urges ‘continuity’

Somalia has made “remarkable progress” as it continues down the road towards economic and political stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he arrived in the capital city of Mogadishu – the third stop in a tour of … read more »

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Two killed in riot demonstration against president Mohamud’s visit, three-region administration in Baidoa

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) At least two civilians were killed and three others wounded after security forces clashed with people demonstrating against the visit of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Baidoa and the three-region administration which was due to open in the … read more »

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Uganda Sends Fresh Troops to Somalia

KAMPALA, Uganda—Uganda has started sending 2,700 new troops to war-torn Somalia, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, as African Union peacekeeping troops continue efforts to stabilize the nation. The fresh troops will reinforce the security of Somalia’s presidency, the parliament, … read more »

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Somali president, prime minister spar over cabinet reshuffle

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s president has instructed his cabinet to ignore a cabinet reshuffle by the prime minister, highlighting a possible rift at a time when Somalia is looking to build confidence in its government and reassure donors. Somali President … read more »

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Uhuru holds talks with US General on Somalia progress

President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday held talks with the Commander of US Africa Command, General David Rodriguez, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. Gen Rodriguez briefed Uhuru on the partnership between Kenya and the US in the … read more »

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Somali President refuses PM’s reshuffle

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has rejected a minor cabinet reshuffle made by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed early on Saturday which targeted president Mohamud’s close ministers. In a press release this evening, President Mohamud said that he … read more »

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Somali PM reshuffle targets President’s “allies”

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has launched a long-awaited cabinet reshuffle on Saturday changing a key figures within the cabinet from their portfolios. The Prime Minister announced the reshuffle in a … read more »

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UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of … read more »

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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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