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Somalia: Renowned Journalist detained in Mogadishu

Somalia: The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia at Banadir junction of Madina district in Mogadishu arrested a well known journalist Monday.   The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in a statement said that they were disturbed by the arrest of prominent and respected radio journalist Abdi Mohammed Ismail, who works for...

Somali radio station reopens, journalists freed

Somalia, Apr 18: After few hours of closer Somali authorities have released five journalists and allowed their radio station is back on the air Friday, the reporters said on Friday.   Somali police arrested five journalist for covering fighting between government troops and insurgents and force to shut down their radio station earlier. The...

Somalia: Humanitarian situation worries UN

United Nations, Apr 12: The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating with the number of people in need of emergency aid reaching nearly a half million, the U.N. humanitarian office said Friday.   Describing the situation worsening faster than expected the Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) and Famine Early Warning Systems Network (...

Somalia Piracy: Geeska Afrika website publishes wrong pics of Puntland

Somalia, Apr 11: The Geeska Afrika Online paints a wrong picture about piracy in Somalia.   A story published in website yesterday, Dr. Abdullahi Mohamed, Deputy Editor Geeska Afrika Online, blurs the boundary between news and opinion. It published, 'Piracy is a big problem on Somalia waters. Pirates are known to be operating on Somalia?s...

Somalia coast pirates steal WFP boats

Mogadishu, (Somalia), March 24: Pirates stole two World Food Programme boats that were anchored in southern Somali port town of Merca, officials said on Monday.   "The two fiberglass boats were stolen at midnight (Sunday) and we don't exactly know who took them. They were used to train our staff members for emergency cases," a local...