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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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Science should address poverty and inequality: Pandor

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has urged all delegates attending the third World Social Science Forum (WSSF) to use this opportunity to find innovative solutions which will address global challenges such as poverty and inequality. Pandor was speaking at the official opening of the four-day conference held in Durban themed, “Transforming Global Relations for a Just World”. The conference ...

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AU troops expected to leave stadium Mogadishu

After the long struggle by Somali Football Federation to get Stadium Mogadishu back into its hands, the president of the federal republic of Somalia, professor Hassan Sheik Mohamud, has now announced that AU troops will vacate the national facility, although he didn’t mention which date. Addressing the nation on Friday evening, the Somali president, professor Hassan Sheik Mohamud, made the ...

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Guelleh Battal FC wins 2015 Djibouti cup

THE 2015 DJIBOUTI CUP is now over with Guelleh Batal Football Club being crowned the winners of the competition which is the second most-watched sporting event in the country after the national league.   Guelleh Batal FC who finished 3rd in the last season beat their AS Port FC rivals by 2-0 in the hotly-contested match on Friday afternoon.  The ...

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Defendant in ISIL terror case to plead guilty Wednesday

Hanad Musse, one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to leave the United States to fight alongside terrorists in Syria, is expected to plead guilty in federal court in Minneapolis, according to documents filed Tuesday. Plea negotiations are also underway for at least two other defendants, and agreements could be reached within the next week to 10 days, according to ...

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The Latest: Hungary says it secretly settled Christian refugees from Iraq, Egypt in 2013-2014

By The Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The latest news as countries across Europe cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees. All times local (CET): 9:30 p.m. Hungary’s minister for human resources says the country secretly settled 1,000 Christian families from Iraq and Egypt last year and in 2013. Zoltan Balog told state news agency MTI ...

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The President: “We are committed to substantive security sector reform”

Mogadishu: HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today highlighted the Federal Government’s ongoing work to reform the national security sector. “Securing the peace of Somalia is the most critical task ahead of this government,” the President said. “Without peace we cannot have development and without development we cannot have prosperity. “Significant gains have been made in the past three years, including liberating ...

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Ocean Stars to camp in Addis Ababa prior to World Cup qualifier

Somalia’s National football squad [the Ocean Stars], will camp in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for a month ahead of their first leg of the preliminary round of 2018 World cup qualifiers in October. On Tuesday, the team flew to Addis Ababa, where they will play against Niger in a World Cup qualifier clash on October 9, while the second ...

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Djiboutian soccer coaches train at first ever FIFA fitness course

ELITE DJIBOUTIAN football coaches are being trained at a FIFA MA fitness coaching course, which is the first of its kind ever held for the small football-growing country in the horn of Africa. The high level course which is running from 5 to 9 September is being conducted by FIFA fitness instructor, Zakaria Labsy [France]. The course has brought together ...

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