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Minnesota Puntland communities DIVIDED - will this be the LEGACY of Dr. Gaas?

0 Visits: 713 | Sunday March 13, 2016 - 07:32:08
As some of the Puntland Somali Diaspora community members that I spoke confirmed me, there will be a protest against Dr. Gaas outside Minneapolis convention center - which is the place that is expected Dr. Gaas to speak with the Somali community in MN. To some, that is an indicative of the division…

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Somali president attends Security meeting in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 647 | Sunday March 06, 2016 - 04:57:30
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the president of the federal republic of Somalia has attended a key security meeting held in Mogadishu, to discuss ways to tackle Al shabaab attacks in the country.

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Sudan Islamist opposition leader Turabi dies aged 84

0 Visits: 546 | Sunday March 06, 2016 - 04:55:28
Hassan al-Turabi, the Sudanese opposition leader who helped bring President Omar al-Bashir to power, has died at 84 in the capital Khartoum. A hospital source told AFP news agency he had suffered a heart attack. Mr Turabi was a key ally of Mr Bashir when he took power in a coup in 1989 but they fell…

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Qatar has granted a political asylum Sheikh Atam

0 Visits: 667 | Sunday March 06, 2016 - 04:44:33
Qatar has granted a political asylum to a former rebel commander with the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab group who defected from the insurgent group in 2014 following months of secret talks with the government, sources said on Saturday. Mohamed Saed Atom, the commander of Galgala based militants in Puntland,…

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Uganda election: Facebook and Whatsapp blocked

0 Visits: 714 | Thursday February 18, 2016 - 21:47:09
Social media has been blocked in Uganda on the day of presidential elections to stop people "telling lies", President Yoweri Museveni has said. Mr Museveni, 71, is seeking to extend his 30-year rule, in a race widely seen as the tightest in the East African state's histor

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Former Governor Sanag Region has died

0 Visits: 922 | Wednesday February 17, 2016 - 01:04:12
Former Governor Sanag Region, Mohamud, Said Nour" has died overnight on Sunday in Hargaisa according to colleagues and relatives,Galgalanews.com, current Sanag Governor Momaud Ismail Ayon has sent condolences to his bereaved families. Allah Grant him Janatul Fardousa Amini Amin

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Somalia: Puntland finalizes TPEC lineup

0 Visits: 835 | Wednesday February 17, 2016 - 00:33:36
Puntland Government in northern Somalia has finalized a lineup of 9-member committee set to oversee State's direct vote by 2019 in a move hailed by EU on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports. Parliament Speaker Ahmed Ali Hashi has named the remaining four members a day after President Abdiweli Mohamed…

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IN MEMORIAM: AMB. ABDULLAHI SAID OSMAN By Ismail Ali Ismail (Geeldoon)

0 Visits: 1008 | Sunday February 14, 2016 - 08:00:15
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 the Somali people lost one of their best and brightest advocates and senior diplomats in the person of Ambassador Abdullahi Said Osman, who passed away in the U.S, and in him I also lost a great friend of long standing – a friend whose memory I shall cherish for the…

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Presentation made by former president Abdirahman Mohamad Farole to int'l community.

0 Visits: 699 | Sunday February 14, 2016 - 07:19:30
Your Excellency, the SRSG of the U.N. to Somalia, Excellencies, Ambassadors of the International Community, Distinguished Members of the Delegation, we thank you for your trip to Puntland and for this opportunity to meet and discuss the political dispensation of the future Somalia.

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Somalia's al Shabaab says its bomber behind airline blast

0 Visits: 702 | Sunday February 14, 2016 - 07:13:43
Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents said on Saturday they were responsible for a blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane last week that the government said was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board.

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Somaliland: President Silanyo Thanks Britain

0 Visits: 965 | Thursday January 21, 2016 - 23:19:14
Today 20/01/2016 I Laid the foundation stone of a new modern HQ for the #Somaliland Nat'l Police Force president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo wrote on his twitter page where he also proffered Many thanks to @DFID_UK.

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Somaliland And Sool elders Concludes with an Eight Points Communique (VIDEO)

0 Visits: 1431 | Sunday January 03, 2016 - 08:18:20
The government has had a fruitful discussion with southern Sool community in the spirit of the nation's homemade rapport tradition. Elders of the Baharrarsame sub-clan led by Raage Garaad Abdiqani Garaad Jama Garaad Ali met with cabinet ministers and discussed matters pertaining to security and…

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SOMALIA: Two Iranians Arrested Over Shiite Indoctrination in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 1174 | Tuesday December 29, 2015 - 03:02:48
Somalia's security forces arrested two Iranians it accused of converting locals to Shiitism doctrine, a development which underlines the tricky relationship between the Sunni horn of Africa nation and the overwhelmingly Shia country of Iran. According to authorities, the two were arrested during…

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VIDEO: Dahabshiil CEO Narrates How the Case against the Illegitimate Content Publisher, Dahir Alasow Started

0 Visits: 1458 | Tuesday December 29, 2015 - 02:59:02
By Abdirisak Itaqile Hargeisa, (Somaliland Monitor) -Following last week's Dutch court decision in favor of Dahabshiil, the CEO of Africa's largest money transfer company, Dahabshiil has for the first time spoke about the court's ruling and how the defamation case against the illegitimate…

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Somalia: Somaliland leader names advisers in new shuffle

0 Visits: 1038 | Wednesday December 23, 2015 - 23:36:14
Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud (Siilaanyo) has made a surprise shuffle, naming a roster of new faces to posts, Garowe Online reports. In a presidential decree seen by GO , President Siilaanyo sacked six officials including governors and deputy director of state broadcaster. At least three…

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Ethiopia: Amnesty warns against 'brutal crackdown' on protesters

0 Visits: 1162 | Thursday December 17, 2015 - 02:32:07
Anti-terror rhetoric by Ethiopia's government could escalate into a brutal crackdown on protesters, human rights group Amnesty International has warned. A plan to expand the capital's administrative control into the Oromia region has sparked deadly protests. The government has accused Oromo…

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Feds charge another Somali youth with supporting ISIL terrorists

0 Visits: 1046 | Friday December 11, 2015 - 04:27:23
Federal charges were filed Wednesday in Minneapolis against another young Somali man from the Twin Cities, alleging that he conspired to provide material support to the terrorist organization known as ISIL.

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California terror 'recruiter' behind bars in Somalia

0 Visits: 1279 | Friday December 11, 2015 - 04:25:17
The Somali-American refugee who investigators believe helped inspire the attacks on Garland, Texas, and San Bernardino, California, has turned himself in to authorities in Somalia, according to reports. Mohamed Hassan, also known as "Miski" on Twitter, was one of the Islamic State's most…

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The world must not forget the jailed journalists of Ethiopia

0 Visits: 1009 | Friday December 11, 2015 - 03:34:30
Today, on International Human Rights Day, the Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who was convicted on trumped up terrorism charges, will have spent more than four years in jail. Eskinder is just one of many Ethiopian journalists currently languishing behind bars, merely for doing their job. But unlike…

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Malaysia accepts first of 3,000 Syrian migrants

0 Visits: 1076 | Thursday December 10, 2015 - 05:04:12
Malaysia has received the first batch of Syrian migrants out of a total of 3,000 it plans to allow into the country. The eight people have relatives working in Malaysia who appealed to authorities for help, reports said. Malaysia and the Philippines said earlier this year they would accept Syrian migrants.

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