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Heavy censorship, Intimidation, arbitrary arrests and draconian orders threatens media freedoms in Puntland and central Somalia regions

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The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the acts of oppression, media censorship, intimidations, arbitrary arrests aimed at silencing the independent media by the semiautonomous administration of Puntland and Ahlu Sunna Waljama in Guriel’s central Somalia and calls for both administrations to unconditionally withdrew such cruel approaches that undermines media freedoms and release the […]

May 24th, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

Lewiston police looking to hire officers from Somali community

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LEWISTON, Maine —The Lewiston Police Department is hiring and it wants to make sure the force represents the city it serves. Officials with the police department are meeting with members of the Somali community to gauge interest in people joining law enforcement. Department officials said there’s some interest among young Somalis and they’ll continue to […]

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With Somali girls Mankato East track is ‘breaking boundaries’

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Mary Nelson walked down to the end of Mankato East High School’s Wolverton Field track, looking for two members of the girls track and field team that she had talked to a few minutes earlier. They were nowhere to be found. After several minutes, Amal Hussein and Nimo Hassen, two of East’s growing population of […]

May 24th, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

Japan donate $2.4M to Yemeni refugees in Somalia

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Japan has donated $2.4M in an emergency grant aid for internally displaced people in Yemen and Yemeni refugees in Somalia and Djibouti. The aid will support the refugees in the area of medical care, food, non –materials and evacuations of foreign nationals from Yemen. According to Japan Foreign Minister, the money will be channeled through […]

May 24th, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

Somalia: Puntland authorities arrest two Journalists

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Authorities in Somalia’s autonomous state of Puntland arrested two journalists working for a local radio station on Saturday, Horseed Media reports. Abdirahman Hussein Gardi, the director of Daljir radio and Jamal Farah Aden who is also the editor of the news outlet were detained by police forces from the headquarters of the local radio station […]

May 24th, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

Somalia: President Accused Kenya “heavy-handed” Approach to Regional Security

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Mogadishu (HAN) May 23, 2015, Regional Humanitarian Security and safety Interview. Andrew Harding BBc, Africa correspondent. Somalia’s president has lashed out at the government of neighbouring Kenya – accusing it of a “heavy-handed” approach to regional security, and specifically criticizing Kenya’s recent decision to clamp down on money transfer companies allegedly linked to the militant […]

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

2,020 Somali refugees repatriated from Dadaab camp

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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – The Department of Refugee Affairs on Friday said it had repatriated 2,020 refugees from Dadaab Camp in an ongoing pilot phase. Acting Commissioner for Refugees Affairs Haron Komen told a news conference that the repatriation process of the 600,000 refugees was halted due to rains but will resume the coming […]

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

FM holds talks with Somali leaders

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HE the Foreign Minister Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah held a session of talks yesterday with Prime Minister of the Republic of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke during his visit to the country. During the session, they discussed relations between the two countries and means of developing them, in addition to matters of mutual concern. […]

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

Deaths as al-Shabab fighters attack two Somali towns

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Dozens of fighters from the armed group al-Shabab have attacked two towns in southern Somalia, sparking clashes with government troops that left at least 18 dead, according to a Somali military official. Mohamed Abdullahi, a Somali military commander in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, said the clashes on Saturday happened in Awdhegle and Mubarak townships, but […]

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

Young Somali soccer players find fun in fitness, learn soccer skills

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When Hanan Warsame first started the Toronto Girls Soccer Association (TGSA) six months ago, her young charges could hardly do a lap of the Kipling Collegiate gym without collapsing in heaps – but what a difference half a year makes. These days, the girls on Warsame’s fledgling year-round soccer team – the vast majority of […]

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

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