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Somalia consults on Draft Communications Law.

Somalia consults on Draft Communications Law.

Somalia’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has begun a consultation on a new ‘Draft Communications Law’ which aims to establish the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for the country’s thriving telecoms sector. Somali Update reports that the ministry has discussed the proposed legislation with representatives from the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group, comprising public and private sector stakeholders, ...

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FOOTBALL Coach killed, two players wounded in Somalia gunfire

FOOTBALL Coach killed, two players wounded in Somalia gunfire

Somali Football Family is in shock and sadness after a football coach was killed and two players were wounded in what seems to be accidental gunfire late on Monday afternoon while they were traveling on a busy road which witnessed heavy security operations through the day. Initial reports indicate that soldiers opened fire on the private car in which the ...

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Guns seized as new security campaign introduced in Mogadishu. Story in photos

Guns seized as new security campaign introduced in Mogadishu. Story in photos

Somalia’s government has launched a new stabilisation campaign that has netted some guns in Mogadishu, KNN reports on Monday. Gun markets have a long history in Mogadishu, a city once ruled by clan warlords. The newly introduced campaign by Somali government is said to be aimed at restoring peace and security in the capital city. Security forces raided homes and ...

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Refugees in their own land: The untold story of the internally displaced.

Refugees in their own land: The untold story of the internally displaced.

War and natural disasters caused millions of people to leave their homes and settle elsewhere in their country last year, says a report from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The Guardian describes the internal displacement crisis as “war’s greatest scandal”. What is an “internally displaced person”? Put simply, it is a refugee in their own country. However, because they have ...

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Improve maritime capabilities as threat of Somali pirates rises again : The Statesman

Improve maritime capabilities as threat of Somali pirates rises again : The Statesman

den responded to distress calls from merchant vessels that fear they have come under pirate attacks. The most recent incident saw INS Sharda, a patrol vessel, steaming some 30 nautical miles and deploying its attack helicopter to ward off a raid on the Liberian-registered bulk carrier MV Lord Mountbatten. Not only did the incident testify to a revival of pirate ...

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fighting between Al-Shabaab militants and local villagers leaves 4 dead.

fighting between Al-Shabaab militants and local villagers leaves 4 dead.

At least four people were killed and several more others were wounded in clashes between Al-Shabaab fighters and locals in Hiiraan region, KNN reports on Monday. A repeated clashes reported in villages near Mahas district. Locals are said to have armed themselves to fight against the hardline militants of Al-Shabaab group. Residents said they were fed up with strict orders ...

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China ‘dismantled’ CIA spying operation and skilled sources – report

China ‘dismantled’ CIA spying operation and skilled sources – report

The Chinese government “systematically dismantled” CIA spying operations in the country starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years, it was reported on Saturday. The New York Times cited 10 current and former US officials, who described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. They spoke ...

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India ranks below Somalia and Afghanistan in neonatal healthcare, a study shows

India ranks below Somalia and Afghanistan in neonatal healthcare, a study shows

The country ranked 154th among 195 countries in providing quality healthcare access to its citizens. Babies born in Somalia and Afghanistan have a higher chance of surviving than those born in India, a study in the medical journal Lancet revealed. According to latest Global Burden of Disease study, India ranks 154th out of 195 countries as far as access to healthcare access and quality ...

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Somalia: Thousands of Students Sit for High School Exams Despite Militant Threat.

Somalia: Thousands of Students Sit for High School Exams Despite Militant Threat.

More than 23,000 Somali students are sitting their final Secondary School exams despite recent militant threats that it will punish parents who send their children to Western-style schools and universities. Somalia’s minister of education, Abdurahman Dahir Osman, said the exams, which began Saturday, will be conducted in 77 centers across five federal states – Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Southwest, Jubaland and Benadir. ...

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Measles vaccination campaign launched in Mogadishu

Measles vaccination campaign launched in Mogadishu

The World Health Organization with the Federal Government of Somalia and UNICEF launched a preventative measles vaccination campaign yesterday targeting 125 000 children aged 6 to 59 months from communities of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Banadir and Afgoye. The campaign was launched by the Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu, Director-General for Federal Ministry of Health and other government officials, in ...

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