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Eng. Yarisow “We must all do all we can to end impunity for crimes against journalists in Somalia”

H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of Somalia speaking on the commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists said “We must all do what we can to end impunity for crimes against journalists in Somalia”. Minister Eng. Yarisow praised the efforts of the Somali media fraternities that jointly organized ...

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Somali, Borana agree on Isiolo peace deal to end bloodshed

Two warring communities in Garissa and Isiolo counties have agreed to end perennial conflicts that have resulted in deaths and destruction of property for more than five years. Political leaders and elders from both the Somali and Borana communities and their members agreed to implement resolutions made during the day-long meeting on Saturday that was organised by the National Cohesion ...

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Greece-bound boat with 310 migrants stopped in Turkey

ISTANBUL — Turkish authorities say 310 migrants have been stopped from crossing the Aegean Sea to reach Greece. Turkey’s coast guard said the migrants were stopped Friday afternoon while travelling in a fishing boat south of the Dardanelles in western Turkey. The coast guard says the passengers included 110 Syrians, 179 Pakistanis and Afghan, Indian, Sri Lankan, Somali and Iranian ...

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UN, AU agree on reimbursement of lost equipment in Somalia

The United Nations and the Africa Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have reached an agreement on reimbursement of claims by troop and police contributing countries during operations in the Horn of Africa nation. A statement from AMISOM said Thursday that Boards of Inquiry (BOI), an analytical and managerial tool used within UN peacekeeping missions, will be critical in facilitating claims ...

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Somali envoy: Turkish military base milestone for Somalia’s state building

The recently inaugurated Turkish military base in the Somali capital city of Mogadishu will lay the groundwork for the country’s state building process, Somali ambassador to Ankara Jama Abdullahi Mohamed has said. “For sure, the military base will contribute to the building of the Somali national military.” Expressing Mogadishu’s high expectations from military collaboration, Mohamed told Daily Sabah in an ...

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US Tells Staffers Of Somalia Mission To Leave Over Threat

The US has ordered all non-essential employees of its mission to Somalia to leave the capital, Mogadishu, because of “specific threat information” against them. Saturday’s statement says the information relates to Mogadishu International Airport. Somalia remains one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The US has not had an embassy there since 1991 and calls security “extremely unstable.” Somalia’s capital ...

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AMISOM reviews its gender strategy plan ahead of the planned drawdown

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is reviewing its gender strategy plan which is set to expire end of this year. The five year strategy plan was formulated in 2012 to help AMISOM integrate gender issues in its activities in compliance with the African Union Constitutive Act and the various United Nations Security Council mandates. A two-day workshop has ...

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Demonstrator killed in Somali Puntland protest over port concession

Protester was killed in the town of Bosaso in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday after demonstrations broke out in opposition to a concession deal for the management of its port, residents said. The Dubai government-owned P&O Ports won a 30-year concession worth $336 million in April to expand and manage Bosaso’s port, a deal that involves dredging, building a ...

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