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NUSOJ condemns the arbitrary arrest of a journalist in Jowhar

0 Visits: 653 | Sunday May 07, 2017 - 06:10:15
For Immediate release Mogadishu, May 5, 2017 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms the arrest of a Somali journalist on Friday afternoon, May 5, 2017 in the town of Jowhar, the capital of Hirshabeelle regional state, located around 90 km North of the Somali…

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NUSOJ condemns fresh ploy by the Ministry of Information to "undercut independent media"

0 Visits: 602 | Sunday May 07, 2017 - 06:02:09
6 May 2017: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns the fresh efforts by the Ministry of Information of Somalia to control and undercut independent media through ministry-owned strategy.

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Ethiopia must free political prisoners and open up civic space - UN rights chief

0 Visits: 638 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 11:01:43
He also called for a much wider and freer civic space in Ethiopia and asked the government to release prisoners who were arrested out of fear of criticizing the government.

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As rainy season starts, UN health agency warns of cholera outbreak in drought-hit Somalia

0 Visits: 597 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 10:59:12
Lack of access to clean water and hygiene, food insecurity and malnutrition caused by drought are worsening the figures.

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Donald Trump savours win as House passes Obamacare repeal

0 Visits: 600 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 10:57:36
"A lot of us have been waiting seven years to cast this vote," he added. "End this failed experiment."

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U.S. military member killed in Somalia during operation against al-Shabab

0 Visits: 679 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 17:32:15
The statement said U.S. forces were conducting an advise-and-assist mission with Somalia's military.

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For Uganda and Ethiopia, it's $200m less in US aid

0 Visits: 2281 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 13:06:34
In February, Finance Minister Philip Mpango sounded the alarm over missed targets for the 2016/17 budget, revealing that the government had only met 37 per cent of the development budget by then.

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The Best of Frenemies: In Minneapolis' Ward 6, Abdi Warsame and Mohamud Noor find themselves as rivals, once again

0 Visits: 732 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 13:04:03
To understand the gist of the Ward 6 city council campaign, it's important to understand the ever-changing political relationship between Warsame and Noor.

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Somali Public Works Minister Seen as 'Rising Star' Is Shot to Death

0 Visits: 641 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 12:59:59
On Twitter, Sagal Bihi, a member of Parliament, remembered Mr. Siraji as "humble and patriotic," and an example of the "struggle & hard work" that had helped rebuild the country.

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Public Works minister Abbas Siraj gunned down near presidential palace

0 Visits: 817 | Thursday May 04, 2017 - 15:22:06
The circumstances surrounding his killing are not clear year.

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BREAKING: Somalia's youngest cabinet minister shot dead in Mogadsishu

0 Visits: 968 | Thursday May 04, 2017 - 07:30:49
Abbas Siraji made headlines earlier this year with his inspiring story that saw him go from the largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab, to being appointed a Federal Government Minister in Somalia

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Former MP elected as Galmudug President

0 Visits: 7296 | Thursday May 04, 2017 - 07:29:09
Xaaf, a prominent businessman was formerly a federal Member of Parliament but lost his seat in the 2016/2017 Federal elections.

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Report: Kenya, Ethiopia Using Excessive Force Against Somali Civilians

0 Visits: 741 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 06:05:35
But residents of the regions told VOA of incidents that seem to confirm the report's findings.

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Public health workers push back against anti-vaccine claims at Somali community meeting

0 Visits: 589 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 06:03:18
"If the consequences are greater than the benefits, it's better to leave it alone," Dahir said.

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Task Force Leaders' Visit Reinforces Independent Somali Defense Force

0 Visits: 793 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 05:59:37
Furness and Higginbotham quickly began covering ground on critical security issues in East Africa.

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Troops everywhere: Inside America's expanding war-fighting footprint in Africa

0 Visits: 698 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 04:45:10
"The Washington Post story that said 'flying from a secret base in Tunisia.' It's not a secret base and it's not our baseā€¦ We have no intention of establishing a base there."

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Somali militants kill two men accused of rape, al Shabaab says

0 Visits: 666 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 04:43:00
Police Major Abdikadir Farah disputed al Shabaab's account.

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Germany Pledges 70 Million Euros to Aid Somalia Fight Hunger

0 Visits: 601 | Tuesday May 02, 2017 - 04:40:48
"We are ready to at least double that," he said.

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Do not sever ties with Kenya - CS pleads with US

0 Visits: 2486 | Monday May 01, 2017 - 09:47:56
It was her first trip to Washington since President Trump came to power in January.

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Speaker says vaccines and autism may be linked, a view denied by public health officials

0 Visits: 1013 | Monday May 01, 2017 - 09:44:31
"It should be the right of every parent and family to make their own decisions," said Blaxill.

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