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Facebook Invests Additional $100 Million to Support News Industry During the Coronavirus Crisis

0 Visits: 1816 | Monday March 30, 2020 - 20:04:47
The news industry is working under extraordinary conditions to keep people informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when journalism is needed more than ever, ad revenues are declining due to the economic impact of the virus. Local journalists are being hit especially hard, even as people turn…

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SOMALIA: US GOV Reports on Human Rights Practices

0 Visits: 2453 | Tuesday March 17, 2020 - 19:53:44
Executive Summary Somalia is a federal parliamentary republic. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmaajo," following his election by a joint vote of the two houses of parliament in February 2017, led the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), formed in 2012. Members of the two houses of parliament…

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Somali forces, supposed to unite against Islamists

0 Visits: 2154 | Tuesday March 03, 2020 - 02:55:14
Fighting erupted in south Somalia on Monday between the national army and regional forces, amid deepening divisions that help Islamist insurgents and may exacerbate regional frictions.

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Time to Weed out Cronies and corrupt Officials from the leadership of Somali Security Institutions

0 Visits: 1789 | Monday February 24, 2020 - 20:41:23
In contrast to his predecessors, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has exceptionally exacerbated the personalization and politicization of the federal security institutions to the point that the President, the Prime Minister (PM), and the Director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA)…

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Somalia: Fear of Public Unrest for Unconstitutional, Impractical Electoral Law

0 Visits: 1701 | Sunday February 23, 2020 - 15:28:44
The sudden policy change of the International Community in abandoning the support of democratic system of governance for building the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) and opting for the support of an authoritian system of governance has enabled President Farmajo to disregard the rule of law and to…

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VIOLATIONS AND ABUSES OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN SOMALIA

0 Visits: 1545 | Friday February 14, 2020 - 06:06:02
SOMALIA: "WE LIVE IN PERPETUAL FEAR": VIOLATIONS AND ABUSES OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN SOMALIA 13 February 2020, Index number: AFR 52/1442/2020

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Somalia: journalists targeted for speaking out

0 Visits: 3926 | Friday February 14, 2020 - 05:42:52
Nur Ismail Sheikh was an editor in Mogadishu for privately-owned Shaaciye news website. He told Amnesty International that he wrote articles and posted short videos that were critical of senior government officials on his Facebook account. Police arrested him without a warrant in November 2018. He was…

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Somali Goverment turned Into an instrument of Revenge.

0 Visits: 1997 | Monday January 27, 2020 - 08:24:41
Sunatimes.com - Remember Somali Goverment hijacked the elections of Hirshabelle, Southwest, and Galmudug states, while Jubbaland and Puntland people have fended their states from being aggressively and corruptly hijacked like other three states.

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U.S. and EU Diplomats Support President Farmajo to Tear Somalia Apart

0 Visits: 1719 | Monday January 27, 2020 - 08:12:04
Sunatimes.com - After 30 years of dictatorship and civil war, the Somali people pulled off a qualified consensus on forming a new state that is different from the obliterated one. The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia is vested with the awesome responsibility and authority to steer the formation…

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Somalia Report 2019 focuses on the main developments and key trends in politics, security, economy, social services

0 Visits: 4208 | Friday January 24, 2020 - 00:56:43
Sunatimes.com - The State of Somalia (SOS) Report focuses on the main developments and key trends in politics, security, economy, social services and the role of external actors from 1 January to 31 December 2019. The objective of the report is to: empirically and systemically document key events in…

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Somalia:World Bank Approves $112 Million to Strengthen Local Government Capacity

0 Visits: 1603 | Sunday January 19, 2020 - 04:16:14
The World Bank today approved a $112 million grant to deliver prioritized infrastructure in Somalia's cities and strengthen municipal government capacity. The Somalia Urban Resilience Project (SURP) II will support infrastructure investments in strategic cities such as Mogadishu, Garowe, Kismayo…

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Al-Shabab published images of their attack on US forces in Lamu, Kenya. What is behind the attack?

0 Visits: 4461 | Thursday January 09, 2020 - 22:55:07
Sunatimes.com - Head of Al Shabab operation Abdulaziz Abu Musab says in an interview to the militants radio, Al Andalous, that the Simba Camp attack in Lamu was in retaliation of Kenyan anti-terror forces destruction of Hormuud offices and false boundaries between Kenya and Somalia. Al Shabab communication…

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Somalia:security forces arrested 38 journalists, while 37 were beaten, shot at or threatened at gunpoint

0 Visits: 1952 | Sunday January 05, 2020 - 06:33:21
Somalia detained record number of journalists in 2019: Report. State security forces arrested 38 journalists, while 37 were beaten, shot at or threatened at gunpoint, report says.

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Over 16,000 people sign petition asking the UK gov't to revoke Somali singer's visa over "hateful remarks"

0 Visits: 4048 | Wednesday January 01, 2020 - 01:16:01
Waagacusub.com - A UK woman is petitioning her government to revoke the 6-month visa granted to a popular controversial Somali singer who linked Mogadishu's rampant terror attacks to Somali leader's refusal to grant Somaliland autonomy.

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SOMALIA: WORLD TRAVELER DANIEL HERSZBERG VISITED MOGADISHU

0 Visits: 1912 | Monday December 30, 2019 - 03:10:08
Daniel has also developed a strong Instagram following focusing on off-the-beaten path destinations (www.instagram.com/dhersz), with a very engaged and active following on Instagram (31,000+ followers). His recent trip to Mogadishu has garnered much attention from Somali social media users.

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Commemorating the Real Somali Heroes Who Fought the Ethiopian Invasion

0 Visits: 2760 | Saturday December 14, 2019 - 23:34:38
"General John Abizaid of the U.S. Central Command, which has military authority for the Horn of Africa, flew to Ethiopia recently to meet with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has told American officials that he could cripple the Islamists "in one to two weeks."" (13 December 2006, Jeffrey…

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For those justfying police killings, remember Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto were suspects for crimes against humanity

0 Visits: 2507 | Monday November 25, 2019 - 05:29:48
Sunatimes.com -Rashid and his killer police squad arrested four teenage boys from Good Samaritan Children's home in Mathare slums. They assaulted two and released them and proceeded with the other two boys to Amana Petrol Station which is said to be their operations base. Rashid and his crew were…

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NUSOJ strongly condemns suspension of leading Independent TV station and arrest of editor-in-chief in Somaliland

0 Visits: 2191 | Monday November 18, 2019 - 12:29:42
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) vehemently condemns the forceful and illegal suspension of operations of Horn Cable TV, a leading Hargeisa based independent television network, and arrest of its editor-in-chief.

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SOMALIA: Oiling Al-Shabaab's Economic Empire

0 Visits: 4115 | Saturday November 09, 2019 - 04:13:36
Al-Shabaab is more than just a terrorist group. In 2011, its annual revenue was in the region of $70–100 million per year. In 2018, the President of the Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) confirmed that Al-Shabaab collected an estimated $20 million dollars from South Somalia alone.

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IMF Flawed Approach to Somalia Masks Deep Governance Failure

0 Visits: 1517 | Tuesday October 15, 2019 - 13:53:10
Somalia, after 20 years of statebuilding efforts, is precipitously descending again into deep civil strife because of autocratic, corrupt, incompetent, divisive, hypocritical federal leaders more than any other factor. Today Somalia experiences the authoritarianism that Nicholas Kayser-Bril described…

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