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Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government

Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government

Mogadishu, 25 October 2014 – The Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues: HE the President’s visit to El-Bur and Beledweyn; the Somalia Investment Conference in London; the delivery of food […]

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

By Peter Martell |  October 23, 2014 | 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 army and supposed to be used to […]

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High alert as Shabaab flee Somalia war

Security agencies were Thursday placed on high alert over fears of an influx of Al-Shabaab terrorists into Kenya. In Summary Operation Indian Ocean, comprising six African military forces, was launched last month and many towns that had remained under Al-Shabaab control have since been captured. Mr Kimaiyo’s warning comes less than a week after KDF […]

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Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help

World Bulletin/News Desk 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 to Turkey’s Albayrak Group is one more sign of Somalia’s slow rehabilitation, […]

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The Star | October 23, 2014 | BY JAMAL AHMED | I have read a few articles in the press on the issue of Somalia suing Kenya over the maritime border dispute. I must say, I expected more of Kenyan journalists. For example, it was unprofessional for Mutua Ndonga to choose not to do any […]

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UN moves to enforce Somalia arms, charcoal embargoes

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The UN Security Council is set to approve Friday a resolution allowing inspections of ships off the coast of Somalia that are suspected of carrying arms and charcoal, in violation of a UN embargo. The draft resolution seen by AFP also demands that the Somali government provide a full […]

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EAEF Condemns Kenyan Plot to Annex Somali Offshore Territory

October 23, 2014  | East African Energy Forum 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 non-existent offshore border dispute in the hopes […]

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Missing schoolboy traced to Somalia

A Form Four student who disappeared from Isiolo Boys High School a fortnight ago has been traced to Somalia. In Summary Police said he could have been radicalised. The student disappeared on October 6 but the school administration did not inform the police. His parents learnt about it a week later and reported the matter […]

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Somali officers relate to immigrant communities

About a dozen Somali-American Police Association members span Twin Cities law enforcement agencies. MINNESOTA DAILY | By Nick Wicker | October 23, 2014 | 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 […]

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After the fall of Barawe, al-Shabaab and Somali government face new reality

SABAHI | Analysis by Cleophus Tres Thomas III | Before the Somali National Army and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops liberated Barawe from al-Shabaab earlier this month, the port town had in recent years developed increasingly as a strategic headquarters for the militant group. It served as a key transit point for the […]

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