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Finland Contributes EUR 4 Million towards New Deal Implementation in Somalia


NAIROBI, May 10, 2016 – The Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank signed an agreement today for Finland to provide EUR 4 million to the World Bank-administered Multi Partner Fund (MPF), a multi-donor trust established for New Deal implementation in Somalia. Commenting on the Finnish contribution, H.E. Tarja Fernández, Ambassador of Finland to Somalia said that “Finland’s ...

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Omar Faruk Arrested In Nairobi Over Pinnacle Debt


The long hand of the law has finally caught up with a Somali national, Omar Faruk Osman, who has over the past five years been avoiding settling a debt that was incurred during his reign as Secretary General of Eastern Africa Journalists Association. Mr Omar was in Nairobi to pursue a case where he had sued a rival group of ...

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Spectrum ASA has successfully completed the acquisition of 2D seismic data offshore south Somalia


Press Release Mogadishu, 02 May 2016 Spectrum ASA has successfully completed the acquisition of 2D seismic data offshore south Somalia. It was on the 5th September, 2015 when Spectrum ASA and the Federal Government of Somalia entered into a Multi-client master co-operation agreement with the federal government of Somalia during a signing ceremony at the SYL Hotel, Mogadishu. The survey ...

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Security beefed up as al-Shabaab warns of attack


Mbale. Police have beefed up security in eastern Uganda and at key installations following an alleged warning by the al-Shabaab to attack Mbale Town. The warning by the Somali insurgents was contained in a letter reportedly dropped at Mbale Central Police Station on April 4 by a boda boda cyclist who has since been arrested. In response, police have tightened ...

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FESTU National Congress elects new Leadership


Mogadishu, 7th of April 2016 – The National Congress of the the Federation of Somali Trade Unions held between 5-6 April, 2016 in Mogadishu’s Maka Mukarama Hotel elected new office bearers. The theme of the National Congress was “Unifying the power of the Somali workers” As a  progressive trade union movement plays a larger role than just representing their members ...

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Hundreds of migrants arrive in Italy on boat from Egypt


Italy’s coast guard said on Thursday it had rescued more than 300 migrants from a packed boat in which they had travelled hundreds of kilometres (miles) from Egypt to the Strait of Sicily. People fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East have been arriving in southern Italian waters for years, usually from Libya, where they pay smugglers ...

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Arrests At Heathrow Over FGM Offences Overseas


Police say a school had raised concerns about a pupil who failed to attend class and was believed to have been taken to Somalia. A man and a woman have been arrested at Heathrow Airport in connection with female genital mutilation (FGM) offences abroad, police say. It comes after a south London school raised concerns about a pupil who failed ...

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U.S. Conducts Airstrike Against Terrorist Camp in Somalia


The U.S. military, in self-defense and in defense of its African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM, partners, yesterday conducted an airstrike in Somalia against Raso Camp, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement released today. The camp is a training facility of al-Shabaab, which is a terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaeda, Cook said. The strike was conducted ...

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