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ABDI MUSA MAYOW Waxaa uu kamid ahaa aas aasayaashii ururkii midnimada Hizbiya 1957, isaga oo agaasimay Bayaankii Labada Webi ( the Inter-riviene Manifesto) 1989.  Waxaa uu ku dhashay Umur Beere meel u dhow Afgoye, waxaana uu ku dheeraaday Cilmiga Marine Science. Mudadii u dhaxeysay 1965 ilaa 1971 waxaa International Law ka bartay Kiev State University ee Midowgii Soviet...

Mogadishu (Somaliafocus) – Kaddib markii Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a iyo maamulka Galmudug ay wada gaareen heshiis ku saabsan awood qeybsi dhanka maamulka ah ayuu madaxweynuhu wuxuu ku baaqay in la fuliyo arimihii la isku af gartay. Madaxweyne Farmaajo ayaa sheegay in dowladdiisa ay ka caawin doonto maamulka Galmudug dib u soo nooleynta kaabayaasha dhaqaalaha iyo nidaamka...

Mogadisho (Somaliafocus) – Dowladda Uganda ayaa bilowday in ay ciidamadeeda kala baxdo Soomaaliya iyaga oo la dagaalamayay xoogagga al Shabaab ee doonaya in ay wiiqaan awoodda dowladda. Afhayeen u hadlay ciidmada Uganda Brig. Richard Karemire ayaa sheegay in ay bilaabeen in ciidmado ay ka saaraan Soomaaliya taasi oo socondoonta illaa iyo 31. December. Qiyaastii...

The United Nations and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) held a joint meeting on Saturday to discuss a comprehensive approach to improving security in Somalia. The meeting drew participants from key federal ministries, member states and international partners, as the government has launched a major offensive against Al-Shabaab militants in southern region. Special...

Deyr rains performed poorly in October in southern Somalia, with increases in early November KEY MESSAGES The onset of the Deyr (October to December) season was significantly delayed over parts of southern and central Somalia by 20-30 days. Rainfall totals in October were less than 50 percent of average, following by increases in rainfall during the first 10 days of November....

Twenty-four years ago this month, President Bill Clinton, a first-term commander in chief with no military or foreign policy experience, approved a request from his military commanders to deploy several hundred special operations forces to Somalia.  The deployment would eventually lead to a bloody battle on the streets of Mogadishu, horrific images of U.S. soldiers being...

A Dubai-based health care group last week reached out to thousands of famine-hit refugees and distributed food in the east-African country of Somaliland ahead of Eid Al Adha. A group of volunteers from Aster DM Healthcare distributed meals in Buraco town, east of capital city Hargeisa on August 26. Meals worth Dh1.5 million were shipped in two containers in coordination...

The Somalia government has opened network operations center (NOC), the first of its kind for the Horn of Africa nation to provide free internet for federal institutions. Abdi Ashur Hassan, Minister for Posts, Telecom and Technology who officially opened the centre late on Saturday, said the service would help the ministry reclaim its role as technology services provider...

Qatar Charity (QC) continues to provide free health services for those affected in Somalia by the drought in rural areas. In a press release, QC said that the number of sick and affected people who have been provided with health services since March till August this year exceeded 35,000 people. Qatar Charity said that its office in Somalia has been operating mobile medical...

Over the last few decades, Somalia has become a symbol of poverty and anarchy.  But while recent Hollywood blockbusters Captain Philips and Black Hawk Down have depicted civil war and modern piracy in Somalia, people who lived in the capital, Mogadishu, in the early 1970s will tell you a very different story. Whitewashed coral houses, cafes and restaurants with Moorish...