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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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Falanqeyn: Heshiiskii Dowladda Soomaaliya & Puntland, Oktoobareey Adaa Lahaa (Wargelin Show Oct. 22-29, 2014)

Barnaamijka Wargelin Show iyo Cabdisalam Caato Todobaadkan waxaa ku saabsan yahay Heshiiskii Dowladda Soomaaliya & Puntland ay bishan Oktoobar ku saxiixdeen magaalada Garoowe iyo sida shacabku uu u arkay, waxaa kaloo jiray heshiis kaas la mid ah oo dowladda Soomaaliya … read more »

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SOMALIA: UN investigators whistleblow on the phenomenon of “secret contracting” within Somali Government

Mogadishu (RBC) The Monitoring Group is particularly concerned about the phenomenon of “secret contracting”, which has become a way of doing business for the Federal Government since at least mid-2013 and creates the opportunity for misappropriation. Contracts regarding national public … read more »

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Somali officers relate to immigrant communities

Minneapolis — Salah Ahmed wanted to become a cop ever since he moved to the United States from Egypt. On the other hand, Abdiwahab Ali’s interests gravitated to law enforcement after 9/11 — several years after he moved from Somalia … read more »

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Canadian parliament locked down, one suspect reported dead

(Reuters) – A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country’s parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital. A … read more »

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VIDEO: Cedar Riverside girls basketball designs own culturally-appropriate uniforms

KMSP-TV MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -The Cedar Riverside Community School girls’ basketball team is asking for parents’ opinions about their new uniforms. The girls designed the options themselves to be both religiously appropriate according to Somali culture, with a little help from … 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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Focus on Somalia: UN SC Monitoring Group on Somalia & Eritrea

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Popular Somali Group Waayaha Cusub Seeking Asylum In The Netherlands

A popular Somali band has been forced to seek asylum in the Netherlands after Kenya revoked its refugee status, its lead singer has told the BBC. Falis Abdi Mohamud said Kenyan officials seized her refugee card and that of four … read more »

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VIDEO: Qodobada Heshiiska Puntland Iyo Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya

Garowe (BARTAMAHA) Shirkii Wada Xaajoodka Dowladda Puntland iyo Dowladda Federaalka Soomaliya uga socday ayaa soo gabagaboobay. Qodobada ka soo baxay shirka ayaa waxaa si wadajir ah u saxiixay Madaxweynaha Dowladda Puntland Dr.Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali Gaas ,Raysal Wasaaraha Dalka Soomaliya Cabdiweli Shiikh … read more »

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Daawo Sawirada Heshiiska Puntland Iyo Dowladda Faderaalka

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Garowe (BARTAMAHA) Shirkii Wada Xaajoodka Dowladda Puntland iyo Dowladda Federaalka Soomaliya uga socday magaalada Garoowe ayaa maanta soo af jarmay.. Gabagabada shirkaan ayaa waxaa ka soo qeyb galay Madaxweynaha Dowladda Puntland Dr.Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali Gaas,Raysal Wasaaraha Dalka Soomaliya Cabdiweli Shiikh … 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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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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Somali Media: Deaf and Blind?

“I know they will catch me. I know they will torture me. But silence is not an option.” Those were Mohamed Bashir’s words – the senior most editor at Radio Shabelle, an independent radio station based in the capital Mogadishu … read more »

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Somali government as corrupt, Shebab as deadly as ever: UN

Nairobi (AFP) – War-torn Somalia’s government remains riddled with corruption while Shebab Islamists are as deadly as ever, United Nations investigators warned in a damming report seen by AFP Monday. The report also documents that weapons sent to the national … 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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Somali-Canadian council candidate faces racist graffiti

Toronto — Somali-Canadian woman running for a city council seat is brushing off prejudiced messages scribbled on her campaign signs. Munira Abukar, who wears a purple headscarf in the photo on the campaign signs, tweeted images on Friday showing apparently … read more »

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Exclusive: Somalia army weapons sold on open market – U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS – Somali army weapons and ammunition continue to be diverted to open markets despite the government’s pledges to prevent its arms from leaking and ending up in the hands of Islamist militants, U.N. investigators said in a new … read more »

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Eden Prairie seeks added resources for third-largest Somali community in metro

As an outer-ring, affluent suburb, Eden Prairie may seem an unlikely city to draw a growing refugee community. But 17 years ago, Somali-Americans like Asad Aliweyd moved there for its top-ranked schools, safe community and job opportunities.Now, nearly two decades … read more »

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Ugandan Independence Celebrations in Somalia

Bartamaha — The Somali President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has applauded the Ugandan government for the significant investment into supporting the stabilization process in his country. He made the comments while presiding over celebrations to mark Uganda’s 52nd Independence Day … read more »

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