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Qatar Raises Stakes In Somalia With New Port In Hobyo

RadioWadani(Aug 20, 2019)Qatar is eying the lucrative port   of Hobyo, ministers from the two nations said during a visit by a government delegation from the Middle Eastern nation. Construction will begin soon, Somalia’s Minister for Airports Maryan Aweis Jama and the Qatari transport and communications minister, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, told reporters, without giving details. The Qatari group ...

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Drama As Ethiopian Plane Denied Landing In Kismayo

RadioWadani(Aug 20, 2019)Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday, a witness said, amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of elections on Thursday. Somalia’s central government said on Saturday it would not recognize the result of an upcoming vote to elect a president of Jubbaland, a key ...

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Al-Shabab Militant Killed In US Airstrik

RadioWadani(Aug 20, 2019)-The U.S. military says it has conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab militant in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, killing a militant. In a statement, U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike was carried out Tuesday in co-ordination with the Federal Government of Somalia. The command says it appears that no civilians were wounded or killed in the ...

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African leaders to attend peace celebrations in South Sudan

Mogadishu-wadani fm-South Sudan confirmed on Tuesday that at least four African leaders will attend the much-anticipated peace celebrations slated for Wednesday in Juba. Michael Makuei Lueth, minister of information, told journalists in Juba that the leaders from the regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have confirmed they will attend the peace celebrations to mark the end of the ...

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Justice for journalists is ‘worst in Somalia

Mogadishu-wadani fm -For the fourth year running, Somalia has been declared the worst country in the world when it comes to prosecuting people who kill journalists. The report, published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), comes at a time when rights groups have condemned the killing of a Somali radio journalist in the capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday afternoon. Abdullahi ...

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In Kismayo on first regional visit, UN envoy encourages Somalis to solve problems together

Kismayo-wadani fm  – With his first planned trip to a regional centre coinciding with tensions between the federal and state governments, the new United Nations envoy to Somalia encouraged Somalis to work together to find their own solutions to their problems. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom, visited Kismayo, the capital of Jubaland, a Federal Member State in ...

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Suspect in Toronto van carnage due in court.

Canadian investigators are piecing together information about the man accused of driving a van into multiple pedestrians at a busy Toronto intersection Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15. Witnesses described the vehicle plowing into people on the sidewalk and driving in the wrong direction down the street in what police say appears to have been a deliberate act. The suspected ...

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Somalia Finance Minister Says Country Passes Trust Factor.

Somalia’s finance minister said the country is winning in its effort to get the trust of international financial institutions and could receive debt relief as early as next year. Abdirahman Duale Beileh, who participated in the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank last week in Washington, said Somalia has “passed [the] trust” factor with international ...

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Somalia: Thousands Homeless as Settlements Razed Government Pledge to Investigate Forced Evictions a Positive Step

Nairobi, January 29, 2018) – Somali security forces using bulldozers have demolished dozens of informal settlements in Mogadishu since late December 2017, leaving thousands homeless, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch analyzed satellite imagery that shows that between December 29 and January 19, 2018, approximately 3,000 shelters were dismantled or destroyed using heavy machinery. On January 17, the ...

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