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PRESS RELEASE : WORLD PEACE DAY

The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E. Omar Sharmarke and the UN Special Representative to Somalia Nicholas Kay attended today a World Peace Day Event. The slogan of the event which was ‘Lets Unite in Peace’ was also attended by the President of the Regional Government of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali , President of Galmudug State ...

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Islamic bank to spend N19.5bn on Arabic-English studies

The Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) has said it will invest $98 milion (about N19.5 billion) in Bilingual Education Project in Nigeria (BEP) to bridge the gap between formal and informal education using Arabic and English. The Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) has said it will invest $98 million (about N19.5 billion) in Bilingual Education Project in Nigeria (BEP). The ...

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Fire in Old Cairo’s Jewish Alley injures 4

A fire in the commercial hub of Haret El-Yahud (Jewish Alley) injured four people early Sunday, Egypt’s ambulance authority head Ahmed Al-Ansary told Ahram Online. The fire in Haret Al-Yahud, a high-density populated alley located off Gohar Al-Qaed Street (also known as Moski Street), about 300 metres from the historical Moez Street in Gammaliya district, destroyed a four-storey building hosting ...

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AU Special Representative rallies support for peace initiatives, as the world marks International Day of Peace

Mogadishu: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM Ambassador Maman Sidikou has appealed for concerted efforts in peace building initiatives in Somalia. As the world marks the International Day of Peace today, the AU Special Representative says dividends brought about by peace are already evident, as the country rebuilds, ...

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AMISOM Vehicle Wound Somali Journalist in Mogadishu, NUSOJ Calls for Investigation into the Incident

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) calls for a thorough investigation into the today’s incident which AMISOM vehicles wounded a broadcast journalist. Abdirahman Mohamd Ibrahim known to many as Gacan was working for Radio Mogadishu, voice of the Somali Army. He was injured by an AMISOM vehicle outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Saturday, according to Kulmiye Radio. ...

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Al-Shabab Overruns Somali Military Base

Al-Shabab militants briefly captured an army base in southern Somalia Friday — the latest of several high-profile attacks the group has carried out this month. Ali Nur, deputy governor of the Lower Shabelle region, told VOA’s Somali Service that militants attacked and took control of the Yaqbariweyne army base, about 120 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu. He said Somali soldiers managed to ...

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Somali-American pleads guilty in Minneapolis to trying to help Islamic State

A Somali-American man from Minnesota pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to provide support to Islamic State militants, the second young adult in a week to do so in connection with a federal probe into the group’s recruiting, prosecutors said. Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 20, could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. The guilty plea before U.S. District ...

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Uganda sends new commander to Somalia

A new commander has been appointed for Uganda Battle Group 16 in Somalia as his predecessor is suspended over allegations of laxity in the line of duty.According to an army statement on Wednesday, Lt Col Peter Emola has replaced Lt Col Bosco Mutambi. Mutambi was suspended following the recent deadly attack by al-Shabaab militants on the Ugandan AMISOM base in ...

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Thailand: Release Dozens of Asylum Seekers

(Bangkok) – Thai authorities should release 64 asylum seekers detained in a recent raid who are being held in immigration detention, Human Rights Watch said today. The asylum seekers – including 7 children – are from Pakistan and Somalia, and possess “person of concern” documents issued by the United Nations refugee agency. “People who are seeking refugee protection should not ...

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Ocean stars attend luncheon at Somali embassy in Addis Ababa

SOMALIA’S NATIONAL Football Squad [Ocean stars] were invited to a well-organized luncheon held at the Somali embassy in Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa over the weekend.   Somali ambassador to Ethiopia, Ahmed Abdisalam Haji Aden, and consular Abdirashid Sheik Said organized the honor lunch in a bid to encourage the team who will battle against Niger on October 9, in the ...

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