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Cabinet passes the Draft National Communications Act

Cabinet passes the Draft National Communications Act (Thursday, 22 June 2017) The Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia has unanimously passed the draft National Communications Act, submitted by the Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology. This act is one of the oldest draft laws that was not passed by the Parliament. However, the Ministry has in the last couple ...

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PRESIDENT FARMAAJO’S SPEECH AT THE REFUGEE SOLIDARITY SUMMIT, KAMPALA-UGANDA

PRESIDENT FARMAAJO’S SPEECH AT THE REFUGEE SOLIDARITY SUMMIT, KAMPALA-UGANDA Excellences and Distinguished delegates Let me start by thanking H.E Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda for hosting the Uganda Solidarity Summit for Refugees. I would also like to thank H.E Antonio Guteres, the United Nations Secretary General for co-hosting this summit and his commitments to the wellbeing of refugees everywhere. Earlier ...

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Somalia Federal Government Sacked UN FAO’s Head of Staff in Somalia

The federal Republic of Somalia Sacked the head of Staff at UN’s FAO in Somalia after accusing unprofessional and disorders from Somalia and UN team in Somalia. Somalia Government Accused Mr Dick Trenchard; that he refused to relocate FAO’s Offices in Nairobi to Mogadishu with 400 Staff of the FAO. Also Somalia accused him unprofessionalism and rejects to obey requests ...

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PRESS STATEMENT: Somali Special Forces Strike Destroys Alshabab Training Base in Middle Jubba

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s statement on the dawn strike on Alshabab training base near Sakow. “Earlier today, I authorized our special forces with the support of our international partners to conduct a strike against an al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, Middle Juba region. This was a successful strike which destroyed a key al-Shabaab command and supply hub. This will ultimately ...

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Exclusive Interview: US, Mission to Somalia is planning to relocate its offices from Nairobi to Mogadishu, Schwartz

The United States Mission to Somalia is planning to relocate its offices from Nairobi to Mogadishu, Somalia later this year, US Ambassador to Somalia told Mustaqbal Radio in an exclusive Interview. US Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz said the relocation, which is expected to happen around August will help the US Government increase it’s presence in Somalia with more than ...

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QRCS to Launch QR 5.5 mln Ramadan Projects in Somalia

Qatar Red Crescent’s (QRCS) mission in Somalia is set to initiate Ramadan projects worth nearly QR 5.5 million, for the vulnerable groups, to help improve their living standards and mitigate the impact of the three-year drought. Under its annual Ramadan Iftar, QRCS will distribute food packages to poor families, at a total cost of QR 400,680. Lasting for 15 days ...

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London Somalia Conference 11 May 2017: communique

London: On Thursday 11 May the UK co-hosted a major international conference with the United Nations and Federal Government of Somalia. The London Somalia Conference at Lancaster House brought together leaders from around the world to accelerate progress on security sector reform, build on the humanitarian response to the ongoing drought and agree the new international partnership needed to keep Somalia ...

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KDF to stay in Somalia until Kenya is secure – Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has insisted Kenyan troops will remain in Somalia to complete the “objective” of securing the country before returning home. In a briefing with journalists in Nairobi on Tuesday night, the President who has left the country for London to attend a conference on Somalia, argued Kenyan troops will not leave Somalia until Somali’s can protect themselves. “Amisom ...

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Communiqué of the National ICT Consultation Conference

The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology (MPTT) held a 3-day national consultative conference on telecommunications and technology in Mogadishu from 6th to 8th May 2017. The conference, which was officially opened by the Prime Minister and closed by the Speaker of the Parliament, had more than 60 representatives from Office of President, Office of the Prime Minister, Minister, State ...

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UN agency repatriates 62,372 Somali refugees from Kenya

 The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said that it had repatriated 62,372 Somali refugees from Dadaab camp in northeast Kenya since the return exercise begun in December 2014. The UNHCR said in its bi-weekly update that some 707 refugees were supported to return to their home in Somalia voluntarily in the past ten days. According to the ...

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 Opinion – Mustaqbal without Kobciye!

Mogadishu: Media do usually celebrate not more than its annual anniversary – but one does! And that is Mustaqbal Media Co-operation. On 3th May every year since 2015, MMC used to celebrate the anniversary of Kobciye program that was being aired for the last three years – and today its third anniversary is held not only for those who are ...

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Somalia: Rights Priorities for New Government

(Nairobi, May 3, 2017) – Somalia’s new government should ensure that the security forces are accountable and improve protection of the most vulnerable people, Human Rights Watch said today in a 10-point report on human rights priorities. The London conference on security sector reform in Somalia, slated for May 11, 2017, is an important opportunity for Somalia’s leadership and the ...

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