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Government warns illegal companies operating in Somalia

0 Visits: 2668 | Thursday January 08, 2015 - 23:08:30
Mogadishu, 08 Dec. 2014 (Qalin) - The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Federal Government of Somalia has been closely monitoring the illegal activities of ARC, a Chinese company. ARC has been involved in the illegal digging and mining for minerals in the Simodi mountain ranges in the Awdal…

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Somalia: President nominated former President;s son as the new PM

0 Visits: 1632 | Wednesday December 17, 2014 - 20:12:14
Mogadishu, 17 Dec. 2014, (Qalin) – Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud nominated on Wednesday Omar Abdirashid Ali as the new Prime Minister of Somalia after the Parliament sacked the former PM Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed early this month.

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Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Somalia Concludes Mission-PRESS STATEMENT

0 Visits: 1585 | Sunday December 14, 2014 - 08:09:34
Mogadishu, 14 Dec. 2014 (Qalin) - The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Mr Bahame Nyanduga, concluded his first mission to the Federal Republic of Somalia today.

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CPJ-Two Somali journalists killed and three injured in twin bombings in Baidoa

0 Visits: 1266 | Tuesday December 09, 2014 - 08:46:23
Nairobi, December 8, 2014-Two journalists were killed and three were wounded in a twin bombing in the south-central Somali town of Baidoa on December 5, which targeted a restaurant where journalists and officials frequently congregate.

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UN OCHA ALARMS HUMANITARIAN SITUATIONS OF SOMALIA

0 Visits: 1879 | Tuesday December 09, 2014 - 07:04:52
MOGADISHU, 09 Dec. 2014 (Qalin) - UN OCHA released its Somalia Humanitarian Snapshot showing that 3.2 millions of Somali people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Somalia invites energy companies to explore for oil

0 Visits: 0 | Monday December 08, 2014 - 23:03:35
The price of oil may have fallen off a cliff recently, but that has not deterred energy giants like Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Chevron from reactivating plans to drill in Somalia.

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Prime Minister Abdiweli Accepts Parliamentary Vote, Calls for Renewed Commitment to Vision 2016 and Somalia's national agenda.

0 Visits: 1296 | Saturday December 06, 2014 - 21:51:49
MOGADISHU, 06 Dec. 2014 (Qalin) - Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has accepted Saturday's parliamentary vote withdrawing confidence from his administration.

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Somalia Parliament officially dismissed the Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed

0 Visits: 1314 | Saturday December 06, 2014 - 13:40:54
MOGADISHU, 06 Dec.2014 (Qalin) – The Somalia parliament officially dismissed the Somalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed through a motion of no confidence against his government, which the Lawmakers approved Saturday.

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Somalia: Deadly explosions in Baidoa city claimed 18 people dead

0 Visits: 1087 | Friday December 05, 2014 - 20:28:44
MOGADISHU, 05 Dec. 2014, (QalinNews) – At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 others were wounded on Friday evening in Baidoa town after twin suicide explosions rocked a hotel and a restaurant in centre of the town.

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BREAKING - Twin explosions rock Baidoa town in Somalia

0 Visits: 912 | Friday December 05, 2014 - 19:20:56
BAIDOA, 05 Dec. 2014, (QalinNews) - Twin explosions rocked Baidoa town in south west Somalia Friday after suicide bombers targeted a hotel and a restaurant, officials confirmed.

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Alshabab claims responsibility of shooting down Kenyan jet fighter aircraft

0 Visits: 1280 | Friday December 05, 2014 - 07:37:13
MOGADISHU, 05 Dec, 2014 (QalinNews) - Alshabab fighters in Somalia claimed the responsibility of a Kenyan jet fighter plane that fell down in Southern Somalia Thursday as it continued bombing rural areas outside Kismayo, officials confirmed to Qalin.

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Somalia: Interim Southwest Admin President inaugurated

0 Visits: 0 | Thursday December 04, 2014 - 21:26:00
BAIDOA, Somalia Dec 3, 2014 (Garowe Online)-The newly-elected President of Interim Southwest administration Sharif Hassan Shiekh Adan has on Wednesday been inaugurated in Bay regional capital of Baidoa with Federal Government of Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud present, Garowe Online reports.…

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Students offer introduction to often-overlooked Somali culture

0 Visits: 0 | Saturday November 29, 2014 - 07:26:23
As music and laughter swirled around students on Friday night, knowledge about one country in the Horn of Africa passed between them. Student members of the Somali Association of Michigan hosted their annual Somali Cultural Night at the Eppley Center, and attendees from a variety of backgrounds were…

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OUR ENGAGEMENT POLICY WITH THE NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES CAN SLIDE US BACK INTO CHAOS

0 Visits: 19629 | Wednesday August 07, 2013 - 15:49:50
By Shariif Mohamed Haji. In the past two decades and so, there was never a consensus on any type of military involvement in the Somalia.

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Judith Tebbutt: my six months as a hostage of Somali kidnappers

0 Visits: 22053 | Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 11:08:49
"Judith Tebbutt and her husband David were looking forward to a quiet break in Kenya when kidnappers dragged her away. In an exclusive interview, she recalls her six-month nightmare"

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Embracing the enemy: Put yourself in the shoes of the man working to have Nelson Mandela killed.

0 Visits: 19704 | Thursday June 27, 2013 - 16:16:03
By Jonathan Jansen, Times Live, SA - This is "treason par excellence" shrieks the former debt collector, the son of Lithuanian immigrant Jews, in his closing prosecutorial statement in the Treason Trial of Mandela and eight others. Sabotage means a jail sentence; treason gets you hanged.

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THIS MAN WAS THROWN IN A SOMALI JAIL FOR INTERVIEWING A RAPE VICTIM

0 Visits: 24051 | Sunday June 16, 2013 - 07:52:00
By Oscar Rickett. - Everyone's talking about Somalia's future. They're talking up foreign business investment, they're talking up the new government, and they're talking up the Islamist militia al-Shabaab. Something that hasn't come up quite so much is the precarious existence of journalists in…

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HRW Urges Somalia Parliament to Strengthen Human Rights Law

0 Visits: 14294 | Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 09:22:52
(Nairobi, June 12, 2013) — The Somali parliament should revise the draft law establishing a national human rights commission to ensure a robust, independent body with a broad mandate and enforcement powers, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Voices in Danger: Jailed for 18 years for criticising Ethiopia's government, journalist Eskinder Nega vows to keep fighting

0 Visits: 16522 | Sunday June 09, 2013 - 08:43:00
JIM ARMITAGE- The Independent -- An Ethiopian journalist who was jailed after publishing a series of articles calling for democratic reforms has penned a letter from prison, seen exclusively by The Independent, in which he decries the "human rights crisis" unfolding in Ethiopia and describes the personal…

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Egypt’s Instability Triggers a New Proxy War Against Ethiopia and its Allies

0 Visits: 18604 | Sunday June 09, 2013 - 08:04:44
By Gregory R. Copley -- Egypt's Morsi Government has initiated a return to covert war against Ethiopia, which controls the source of the Blue Nile, Egypt's and Sudan's principal source of water.

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