Monthly Archives: October 2014

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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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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VIDEO: Shir looga tashanayo garsoorka dalka oo ka furmay Muqdisho (Sawirro)

Muqdisho (Bartamaha) Shirweyne wadatashi ah oo looga hadlayo nidaamka garsoorka, xeerka maxkamadaha iyo dib u qorsheynta hay’adaha caddaaladda ayaa maanta ka furmay magaalada Muqdisho. Waxaa ka qayb-galay shirka xeer ilaaliyaha guud ee Qaranka, Garsoorayaal ka socday Maxkamdaha gobolada dalka,Aqoonyahno khibrad u … 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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SAWIRRO: Socdaalkii Ra’iisul Wasaaraha Soomaaliya iyo Wafdi uu Hoggaaminayo oo tagay Puntland

Garoowe (Bartamaha) Raysal Wasaaraha Dalka Soomaliya Cabdiweli Shiikh Axmed iyo Wafti Balaaran oo uu hogaaminayey ayaa Maanta si weyn loogu soo dhaweeyey Magaalo Madaxda Dowladda Puntland ee Garoowe. Soo dhaweynta Raysal-wasaaraha Dalka Soomaliya waxaa ka qayb qaatey Madaxweynaha Dowladda Puntland Dr.Cabdiweli … read more »

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The Man Who Tried to Sell the Rob Ford Crack Tape Claims There’s a Second Tape, Featuring a Crack-Smoking Judge

Earlier this week, Mohamed Farah, a community organizer from Toronto’s Dixon neighbourhood in North Etobicoke, contacted VICE Canada and offered us a tell-all interview. If his name isn’t familiar to you, Farah was the man who tried to broker the … 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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VIDEO: Sababta aan Filimaanta Naxdinta u Daawanno

Maxaan inta qol mugdi ah isku soo xirno aan u daawanaa filimaan aad nooga nixinaya annagoo og?, Maxaa inaku sababa inaan madadaalo ka doonano filimaan habeenkii aan ka seexan weyno iyo maalmaha xigaba. Filimaanta Horror-ka loo yaqaan ama Naxdin Naxdinta … read more »

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Minneapolis forms sister city alliance with Bosaso, Somalia

Minneapolis sister city vote is small gesture, big moment for Somali community Minneapolis’ first Somali-American City Council member had said only a few words about the city becoming the first in the U.S. to add a sister city in Somalia before … 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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Malala and Satyarthi awarded Nobel Prize

Pakistani 17-year-old and Indian activist share peace award for “their struggle against the suppression of children”. Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist, Malala Yousufzai, and Indian children’s rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. The … read more »

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