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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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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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SOMALIA: Gov’t supports repatriation efforts for over one million Somalis

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s Federal Government on Saturday said it will support the repatriation program for over one million Somalis living as refugees in the neighboring countries where they fled to after the state collapse in 1991. After wrapping a conference … read more »

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Somali Pirate Leader Arrested in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says security forces arrested a senior pirate commander in Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Monday that Mohamed Garfanji, considered to be the second-ranking leader of Somalia’s pirate industry, was arrested in Mogadishu … read more »

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Weapons siezed from Bakaro Market, 30 arrested in a daytime operation in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) At least 30 suspected of Al Shabab members were nabbed after security forces conducted a daytime operation in the biggest marketplace in Mogadishu Bakaro Market on Tuesday. The operation which was conducted with an intelligence information by the … read more »

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AMISOM and Somali Government to launch final assault on Al Shabaab

Mogadishu August 17th, 2014 (BARTAMAHA) —  The Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will within the next few days launch the final assault to smoke-out Al Shabaab insurgents from the areas they control in some parts of … read more »

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Somalia pulls out of refugee talks again

Somalia for the second time has pulled out of a long-awaited deal to repatriate more than half a million Somali refugees, and Kenya is now considering dealing with the administration of the Jubaland region. The tripartite commission was to be … read more »

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My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS. But receiving their text messages and talking to them on the phone can be an unnerving, and at times surreal, experience. BBC — … read more »

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The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’

WASHINGTON — One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. But critics say that the courses mostly draw students who already hold traditional degrees. When Coursera, … read more »

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Terrorism expert says isolation driving Calgarians to join ISIL

Calgary jihadist Farah Mohamed Shirdon, in his 20s, was reportedly killed abroad after joining the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State. Shirdon’s death follows those of fellow Calgarians Salman Ashrafi, … read more »

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VIDEO: Somali Security Forces and AMISOM recover arms from powerful Warlord

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) — In an early morning cordon and search operation in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district, Somali Government forces with the support of African Union troops recovered automatic machine guns, RPG launchers, grenades, vehicle number plates and an assortment of ammunition. 20 militiamen were … read more »

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Somali warlord Ahmed Dai ‘on the run’ after disarmament raid

A Somali militia commander in the capital, Mogadishu, has told the BBC he is on the run after the government launched an operation to disarm him. Mogadishu (BBC) — Ahmed Dai runs a powerful militia in the city, often providing protection to visiting … read more »

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SAWIRO: Howlgalkii Hubkadhigista Axmed daaci ee Degmada Wadajir

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) — Howlgalkii maanta ay Ciidamda Dowladda Soomaaliya iyo AMISOM ay ka sameeyeen Degmada Wadajir ayaa waxaa looga dan lahaa xaqiijinta in la sugo amaanka magaalada Muqdisho kaas oo ku saleysan qorshaha Dowladda Soomaaliya dajisay oo ahaa in la xakameeyo hubka aan ku jirin … read more »

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Joint security forces disarm and take over the houses of two politicians in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Security forces of Somalia Federal Government backed by AMISOM police raided ad took over the houses of two political leaders in Wadajir district in Mogadishu. The security operation started with heavy armed clash between the joint security forces and … read more »

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VIDEO: From Piracy To Al-Shabab, Somalia’s President Addresses Challenges To Building Democracy

JUDY WOODRUFF: The militants no longer control the capital, Mogadishu, and other cities, but they have stepped up attacks, including a recent assault on the parliament building. Last week, at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, President Mohamud blamed the … read more »

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Tense Minneapolis House race to bring extra security at polling places

Minneapolis — Elections officials in Minneapolis are planning unprecedented security precautions for Tuesday’s primary at several polling places in a Minneapolis House district,where the race between two DFL candidates has become quite contentious, MPR News reports. The city is posting … read more »

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Wasiirka warfaahinta oo dhalinyarada baaq-udiray sheegayna…

Wasiirka Warfaafinta Mudane Mustafa Sheikh Ali Dhuhulow oo ka hadlayey maalinta Dhalinyarada Caalamka ee 12ka August ayaa ku nuuxnuuxsaday doorka muhiimka ah ee dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed oo uu yiri “Dhalinyaradu waa laf-dhabarka bulshada iyo Mustaqbalka Dalka.” Wasiirka Warfaafinta ayaa sheegay in … read more »

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Press Conference Opening Remarks of Jeremy Schulman August 12, 2014

Good afternoon. I am Jeremy Schulman from the law firm Shulman Rogers. For the past five years, we have served as legal counsel to the Federal Government of Somalia on a range of important matters. A key focus of our … read more »

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