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US bank ending of Somali money transfers to have catastrophic impact’

A decision by a U.S. bank to stop doing business with companies that transfer money from Somalis living in the United States to families back home could have a “catastrophic” impact on the fragile Horn of Africa country, development groups said.  The lack of a formal banking system in Somalia is one of the legacies […]

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Somali Region Gets a Second Micro Finance Institutions

  The MFI has acquired a CORE banking system from Neptune for undisclosed sum The Somlai Region is going to open a second Micro Finance Institution (MFI) from which is going to extend loans from 10pc to 20pc. This will be the second in the region. Rays MFI received approval from the National Bank of […]

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US drone strike kills top Al-Shabaab leader in Somalia

A top leader of the Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab movement and some movement members were killed on Saturday in a strike believed to be carried out by a U.S. drone, a Somali official has said. Ahmed Adan said the strike targeted a convoy of Al-Shabaab top leaders near Dinsoor, a town in the southwestern Bay region of Somalia. […]

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over 100 Somalis Suspect id Cheating – can deprive Norwegian citizenship

Over a hundred Norwegian – Somalis can be thrown out of the country because the authorities believe that they have lied about where they come from . Their children born in Norway also risk issue. I’m from Mogadishu , born and raised during the Civil War , but my parents came here to get a […]

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Somalia: Mental Health Issues Part of Al-Shabaab’s Legacy in Somalia

  Mogadishu — Al-Shabaab’s rule over parts of Somalia has left a number of people suffering from mental health problems as a result of the harsh punishments the group meted out, traditional healer Sheikh Ahmed Yusuf told Sabahi. Yusuf, who runs an herbal medicine centre in Mogadishu that specialises in mental disorders, said 85% of […]

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Sack defiant teachers, Mandera governor Ali Roba urges TSC

  Some of the teachers camping at TSC headquarters in Nairobi seeking to be transferred from Mandera due to insecurity fears. Now Mandera Governor Ali Roba wants them replaced with those who are willing to work in north-eastern Kenya. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary The governor has refuted claims that […]

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Boy, 13, fatally shot by brother playing ‘cops and robbers,’ Eagan police say

The 13-year-old Eagan boy who died Sunday morning was accidentally shot in the chest by his older brother with their father’s handgun during a game of “cops and robbers,” police said Monday. The victim’s 15-year-old brother initially told emergency dispatchers about 11:30 a.m. that his brother — identified Monday as Suhayb Jamal Hassan — was […]

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Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has appointed a new council of ministers

J anuary 28th 2015, Mogadishu- Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has appointed a new council of ministers following extensive consultation with the President, Speaker of the Parliament, Members of Parliament and key stakeholders within the Somali society. “Today I announce the appointment of the ministers following deliberations with multiple stakeholders. I’m confident in the […]

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Turkish President points out new project to build 10,000 homes in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday not to give up in the face of terrorist groups in the war-torn Somalia. “We will fulfill our humane, conscientious, Islamic duties,” Erdogan said, during a joint press conference with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, following a head to head meeting. Erdogan, who began his Africa […]

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Turkish president visits war-torn Somalia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in war-torn Somalia on Jan. 25 amid tight security, a rare visit by a foreign leader to the war-torn nation. Hundreds of soldiers and police officers had shut down much of the capital’s streets, where on Jan. 22 five people were killed in a suicide attack on a hotel […]

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