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Somalia: Mujahedeen are safe and didn’t face any Kenyan attack, Al-Shabab

Somalia: Mujahedeen are safe and didn’t face any Kenyan attack, Al-Shabab

ShareMedafrica TimesBy Geraldine Boechat Wednesday, November 26, 2014   Somalia’s rebel group, al-Shabab, has refuted claims by Kenya that more than 100 of its militants were killed after a raid on its hideouts. Al-Shabab stated that the Kenyan government was trying to mask its failure to protect its citizens after an attack on a bus […]

November 26 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali leaders’ ongoing dispute, chaos at parliament frustrate citizens

Somali leaders’ ongoing dispute, chaos at parliament frustrate citizens

ShareBy Shukri Mohamed Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MOGADISHU — Somali citizens said they are feeling anxious and frustrated about the country’s political progress after the parliament devolved into chaos Monday (November 24th) for the third time in two weeks. A political feud between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has triggered […]

November 26 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Ilwad Elman is appointed Youth Ambassador for Somalia on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Ilwad Elman is appointed Youth Ambassador for Somalia on Sexual Violence in Conflict

ShareWednesday, November 26, 2014 Sexual violence is not country specific. It knows no creed, religion, or age. In conflict, rape is seen as an effective biological weapon, used to terrorize men, women, girls, and boys. Too common are the cases where justice fails to manifest in laws and practice. Impunity for rapists, and harmful traditional […]

November 26 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia’s new bourse sees seven firms listing on opening in 2015

Somalia’s new bourse sees seven firms listing on opening in 2015

ShareWednesday, November 26, 2014 Somalia’s economy is slowly recovering from more than two decades of conflict, although the government is still battling an Islamist insurgency. Amid the chaos, some businesses have thrived, including money transfer and mobile phone firms.Kenya (Reuters) – The Somalia Stock Exchange expects seven companies in the telecoms, financial services and transport […]

November 26 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

To fend off terror recruiting, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger unveils Somali community effort

To fend off terror recruiting, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger unveils Somali community effort

ShareBy Paul McEnroeTuesday, November 25, 2014 In an effort to parry terrorist recruitment of Twin Cities Somali youth, the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota said Monday that he will lobby White House officials to create jobs and expand youth programs that combat the root causes of extremism. At a closed-door briefing with nearly 50 local Somali […]

November 25 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Thousands warned to leave Kenya’s restive north

Thousands warned to leave Kenya’s restive north

ShareTuesday, November 25, 2014 The warnings by six unions to members to leave the restive northeast, as well as the protests in Nairobi, follow a weekend attack which saw 28 non-Muslims executed on a bus.NAIROBI: Thousands of Kenyan civil servants were urged today to leave troubled regions hit by a wave of insurgent attacks, as […]

November 25 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali parliament again fails to hold ‘no confidence’ vote

Somali parliament again fails to hold ‘no confidence’ vote

ShareTuesday, November 25, 2014 The Somali parliament’s Monday (November 24th) session again devolved into chaos as lawmakers prepared for the third time to debate a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia’s Goobjoog News reported. Copies of the no confidence motion were distributed to members of parliament, but the lawmakers against the motion […]

November 25 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »