Monday, August 3, 2020

Being a Journalist is Risky Business in Somalia, Somaliland

Journalists in Somalia routinely face many difficulties but this year, under the stress of the spread of COVID-19, they say feel even more threatened...

Somaliland: Authorities Must release Imprisoned Journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon – Amnesty

'Defamation laws should never be used to silence journalists, human rights defenders and activists' -  AI Amnesty International is calling on the Somaliland authorities to...

Somalia: Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud Cautions FGS of Rogue Threats Against Public, Professionals

Somalia’s former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has cautioned against efforts that could derail Somalia’s march towards democracy. He was weighing in on a recent incident...

Somalia: Al-Shabab’s Tactical and Media Strategies in the Wake of its Battlefield Setbacks

In 2009-2010, the Somali militant group al-Shabab controlled most of central and southern Somalia south of the autonomous region of Puntland. Since the February...

Somaliland: Minister Koore Recalls Climb from Security Guard to Minister

It's not often you hear of a security guard rising through the ranks to become a government minister, but Suleiman Yusuf Koore did just...

Somalia: Universal TV Reporter Shot Dead on Duty

Reporter Abdiweli Ali 'Online' died of gunshot wounds, today, Sunday, at Afgoye of the Lower Shabelle region, Southwest State of Federal Somalia. The reporter was...

Amnesty International Accuses Somalia of Using Killings, Corruption to Besiege Media Freedom

A surge in violent attacks, threats, harassment and intimidation of media workers is entrenching Somalia as one of the most dangerous places in the...
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Somaliland: Chairman Irro Commiserates with Independent Media on Government Turncoat Accusations

The honourable Chairman of one of the two Somaliland national opposition parties, Waddani, told the independent media that he was aggrieved that the government...

Social Madia: A Powerful Tool To Harness For Good – Or Bad

Social media platforms have been becoming an increasingly integrated part of the lives of the Somali people. They have become the number one socializing...
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Somaliland: ‘More Than 30 Reporters On Villa Somalia Pay Work in Somaliland’

Not yet clear if SOLJA would challenge the government on the damning revelation it sprung on the media or remain silent For the first time...

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Somaliland: Using a Solar Minigrid, Villagers Leave Behind Brackish Water

A solar array – complete with battery storage and remote monitoring and control capabilities – has been transforming brackish groundwater into fresh drinking water...

Kenyan Traders Lose KShs 8 Milion as Somalia Turns Away a Miraa Cargo Flight...

Miraa traders are up in arms after another plane ferrying 11 tonnes of the produce to Puntland in Somalia was turned back for allegedly...

US Africa Command Plans to Move Headquarters, But not to Africa

US President Donald Trump has ordered the US military's Africa Command (Africom) to move its headquarters out of Germany, the force's commander said on...