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Barkhad Abdi Of ‘Captain Phillips’ Fame Back On The Big Screen In 2015

Barkhad Abdi Of ‘Captain Phillips’ Fame Back On The Big Screen In 2015

ShareThursday, December 18, 2014 Barkhad Abdi of “Captain Phillips” will be back in the big screen in 2015. The Somali actor who became a star last year thanks to his role in the Oscar Best Picture nominee, and nominations he has received himself in major award shows this year, will be starring in a military […]

December 18 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Angry lawmakers force delay in vote on Kenyan security law

Angry lawmakers force delay in vote on Kenyan security law

ShareThursday, December 18, 2014 NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan opposition lawmakers disrupted a vote on Thursday to authorize tough terrorism-related measures that rights activists say threaten civil liberties and free speech, forcing the parliamentary speaker to postpone the session. Television footage showed members of the opposition yelling, tearing up papers and shouting down the speaker of […]

December 18 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

A Somali Woman Struggles Alone for a Better Somalia

A Somali Woman Struggles Alone for a Better Somalia

ShareThursday, December 18, 2014 SOMALILAND — Development economists debate whether institutions or infrastructure is more important for a nation’s development. Edna Adan, a retired Somali politician has done both, by building Somaliland’s first proper hospital and working to train a new generation of medical professionals. At 76 years of age, Edna Adan has more energy […]

December 18 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

AU Special Representative Welcomes the Appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid Ali

AU Special Representative Welcomes the Appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid Ali

ShareMogadishu-Wacaal Media The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has welcomed the appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke as Somalia’s new Prime Minister, replacing Mr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. Mr. Sharmarke’s appointment was announced yesterday, 17 December, 2014 by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud. Mr. Sharmake’s […]

December 18 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali President Appoints New Prime Minister

Somali President Appoints New Prime Minister

ShareMOGADISHU — Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud  appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as his new prime minister in a press conference held at Villa Somalia.Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, the former holder of the premiership and Somalia’s ambassador to the United States, held the post from 2009 to 2010, when he resigned due to an ongoing […]

December 17 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali shop attacks worry MEC

Somali shop attacks worry MEC

ShareWednesday, December 17, 2014 Durban – Recent arson attacks on Somali-owned shops in KwaMashu, near Durban, could be motivated by xenophobia, KwaZulu-Natal community safety MEC Willies Mchunu said on Tuesday. “Attacking foreign-owned shops is equal to xenophobic attacks,” Mchunu said in a statement.Durban – Recent arson attacks on Somali-owned shops in KwaMashu, near Durban, could […]

December 17 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia’s auditor general takes on government corruption

Somalia’s auditor general takes on government corruption

ShareWednesday, December 17, 2014 After years of pervasive public perception that public resources are being squandered by officials and government agencies, Somalia’s auditor general has taken unprecedented steps to fight systemic corruption. Auditor General Nur Jimale Farah told Sabahi his office has devised a new plan to fight the unlawful use of public resources and […]

December 17 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »