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Somali Prime Minister meets with the traditiona​l elders and women’s groups of Jubba

Mogadishu, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 – The Prime Minister of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and a delegation he is leading have been in Kismayo, the capital of the Interim Jubba Administration, on an official visit since Saturday, April 11th 2014. In keeping with his promise to meet with various sectors of the community, [...]

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Africans face the highest remittance fees globally, regularly paying a “super tax” to send money home at a cost that hurts families and holds back development in the world’s poorest continent, a leading thinktank said on Wednesday. The London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said that reducing remittance charges to global [...]

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 meters of the Somali president’s residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital Mogadishu. The deadly February 21 assault on the Villa Somalia compound was the closest al Qaeda-linked insurgents had got to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The assault by [...]

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KAMPALA, Uganda — About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting UN staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said. Dressed in the UN’s blue helmets and Ugandan military fatigues they will wear while on duty in Mogadishu, the troops [...]

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For the best part of the last three years I’ve been visiting, working and living in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. During that time a lot has changed. Security has improved thanks to al-Shabab retreating from the city. Mogadishu feels like it is finally being resuscitated from the bloody two-decade long civil war-induced coma. Residents are [...]

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Nairobi — Forty-six Ethiopians suspected of being in the country illegally were arraigned in court on Monday. Twenty-eight of them were taken before Principal Magistrate Eunice Nyutu at the Makadara Law Courts after being held at the Safaricom Kasarani Stadium. They were taken into custody in the ongoing security sweep dubbed Usalama Watch operation after [...]

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Somali Business Leaders call on Federal Government to establish legal framework to ensure Security of Investment. Leading Businesses, government officials and International businesses converged in Dubai on the 6th and 7th of April for the second investment Summit Leading Businesses, government officials and International businesses converged in Dubai on the 6th and 7th of April [...]

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The duo Iska Dhaaf, comprised of multi-instrumentalists and poets Benjamin Verdoes and Nathan Quiroga, culled its name from the Somali phrase meaning, “Let it go.” Verdoes said he and Quiroga have nothing to do with the song of the same name that is featured in the Disney animated-hit “Frozen.” “In the school district I work [...]

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Nairobi 15, April 2014 (SDN)- British Petroleum has entered an agreement with the Somali government to resume its oil and gas exploration activities, which were abruptly stopped in 1991 after the central government was toppled. Reports indicate that the Somali government has been involved in negotiations with several petroleum companies who were operating in the country [...]

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London April 15, 2014 (SDN/Guardian)- A council in the British city of Sheffield has voted in support of independence for the Horn of Africa’s famous non-state state, Somaliland. Somaliland declared independence from the Somali Republic in 1991 following a long-running war with the Mogadishu-based national government. It has, however, never been recognised by the United [...]

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