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Somali Court Sentences Journalists to Pay Fine Money to win their Freedom Back

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes today’s court verdict against the journalists to pay fines in return for their freedom, but voiced the chilling effect such heavy fines could have to the press freedom and freedom of expression in the country and urged the regional court to review the decision. After several times of delays, finally Banadir Regional ...

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Mortar shells land by Somalia’s presidential palace

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA At least three mortars landed inside Somalia’s heavily fortified presidential palace compound on Thursday, a Somali police officer said. Some were wounded in the attack that was claimed by Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab through the group’s radio station, Andulus. Somalia’s security ministry said that the mortars were mostly aimed at terrorizing the public. There was no immediate information ...

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US bank regulators may destroy Somalia’s economy

U.S. banks stopped money transfers to Somalia because of strict regulations set by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency over concerns of money laundering and funding for terrorist organizations. The decision has left Somalis who depend on cash remittances for survival without critical financial support. Remittances bolster the local economy and serve as a major source of income ...

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Somali Immigrants Want Government Help To Restart Money Transfers To Somalia

Somali immigrants living in Washington hope the federal government will help them restart the flow of money to relatives in Somalia. Those remittances have ground to a halt since a California bank announced last month it would stop handling them. That leaves an uncertain future for many families in Somalia who depend on money from relatives abroad. Mohammed Jama, executive ...

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Dashing through the slush: Race to the Sky changes course to find snow

MISSOULA — The Race to the Sky has gone looking for snow. Warm temperatures and deteriorating snow conditions on the Blackfoot Valley floor have forced Montana’s oldest and most prestigious dogsled race to move its Saturday start from Lincoln to a trailhead near Seeley Lake. “Fortunately, we have enough good snow to pull off a 300- and 100-mile race if ...

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Minister Duhulow Statement Ministry of Information’s Hand-over ceremony

Hon Mustafa Duhulow, former Minister of Information of Somalia spoke on today’s hand-over ceremony and said “I would like to thank H.E. Omar Sharmarke, the Prime Minister of Somalia for attending today’s hand-over ceremony at the Ministry of Information, as this shows the huge commitment from the government towards the Ministry of Information and the progress that we made during ...

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Somalia: Majority of capital residents surveyed feel safer than in 2013

  Farah Abdi Warsameh/APView Caption In a recent study by the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies, a majority of 1,600 residents surveyed in the capital city of Mogadishu said they witness less conflict between clans and fewer attacks by rebel groups. After decades of war and failed attempts by international actors to establish peace and create a working administration, the ...

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Djiboutian President concludes two-day state visit to Somalia

Mogadishu: The President of the Republic of Djibouti, HE Ismail Omar Gelle and his delegation have departed Mogadishu International Airport, concluding a two-day (21-22 February) state visit to Somalia. During his visit, President Gelle held talks with the President of Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and other high ranking officials. President Mohamud and President Gelle together laid ...

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Djibouti in the final of Arab women’s youth tourney

In an unprecedented move, Djibouti’s women’s national U 17 football squad is now in the final of Pan Arab women’s youth tourney which is under way in the Qatari capital of Doha. The young girls kicked Palestine out of the competition after defeating them by 1-0 in the semifinal match on Saturday evening. Both sides made a very competitive exhibition ...

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Press Release from SSUP Office in Mogadishu

We Somali Social Unity Party condemn the killing member of Somali Federal Parliament and member of SSUP Party in the parliament. Mr. Omar Nur Ali was among 3 of SSUP members in the parliament who recently came a historic visit to Sweden on (4 until 13 april 2013).   SSUP has 7 members in the Somali parliament which today on ...

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