Saturday 23 September 2017
(Mareeg 07/08/13)
Mogadishu-(Mareeg.com) – a plane carrying a delegation led by the president of the federal republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud developed mechanical problems few minutes after the plane took off from Aden Adde international airport in Mogadishu. The plane took off from Mogadishu at 9:10 a.m local time and 30 minutes later the plane was spotted back landing at the runway with smoke coming off its engine. The plane landed back safely as fire fighters waited at the airport. Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya oo ka bad baaday Shil diyaarad. The 5Y-SAX plane was owned by an aviation company registered in Kenya and the company has not released any statement about the cause of the problem. The press was instructed not to take...
(The Star 07/08/13)
The call for the interview came just minutes before we were to meet. “Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys will see you. Now,” an intermediary told us by phone. We ran to our cars, guards in front, guards behind, and raced through Mogadishu’s sandy streets in the heat of an October afternoon. Aweys’ home was somewhere off Ballad Rd., although all I can remember clearly is a little boy cradling a dusty blender and waving furiously at us as we turned onto his street. “Ask me anything,” Aweys began our interview, although after an hour of talking through a Somali translator it was clear he would dodge as many questions as he would answer. Aweys, who was added to the UN terrorist...
(Ventures-Africa 07/08/13)
VENTURES AFRICA – Ideas rule the world and in this age, innovation is key. Businesses thrive on Eureka! moments, as innovation has become the benchmark for excellence. For most businesses/entrepreneurs the effective application of ideas determines whether a startup progresses to a multi-billion dollar company, a la Google, Facebook, Apple, or goes bust! African entrepreneurs have also tapped into the endless stream of Eureka! moments and have turned ideas to million-dollar businesses - ask iROKOtv, Justin Stanford or Kamal Budhabatti to name a few. On Africa’s Most Innovative Companies today, we feature Rasello, a company which helps you “manage, understand and communicate better to the people that matter most to your business.” There is no major reason behind the name...
(Mareeg 07/05/13)
Mogadishu-(sMareeg.com)- the prime minister of the federal republic of Somalia Hon. Abdi Farah Shirdon has today chaired a meeting addressing the security situation of the capital. The meeting was attended by all national security agencies, the mayor of Mogadishu representatives of internal security officials and defense ministries. New strategies to improve security in Mogadishu were unveiled in the meeting which will be implemented very soon. The prime minister who held a press conference after the meeting said that the aim of the meeting was to ensure security is sustained in Banadir region and also paving the way to reopen major roads which connect the city to different regions of Somalia. The prime minister added that the SFG troops will be...
(In2 East Africa 07/05/13)
Mr Sambi, who visited the 37th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) in the city also urged Africans to work together and exchange experiences in technology to hasten the continent’s development process. He said such exchanging and sharing of technology experiences will help the continent advance in various sectors, especially agriculture. Speaking at the Vocational Education Training Authority (VETA) pavilion, Mr Sambi promised to link Tanzanian business people with their counterparts in Comoro. “This is the time for Africans to stop feeling marginalised; from what I have seen here today (yesterday), this shows we have made major advancement in technology something that we should be proud of,” Mr Sambi noted. He said the DITF had impressed him so much...
(Mareeg 07/05/13)
Mareeg.com-The apparently accidental publication of a diplomatic letter has exposed a rift between the Somali government and Kenyan troops - supposedly allies. The letter, verified as genuine by the BBC, accuses the Kenyan army of causing recent faction fighting that left at least 65 dead in the port of Kismayo. Kenyan troops are part of the African Union force battling Islamist militants in support of the UN-backed government. The Kenyan authorities have not yet commented on the letter in detail. Some regional diplomats say Kenya is trying to create a buffer state, known as Jubaland, inside Somalia run by local politicians it can control. The letter is from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fawzia Yusuf Adam - who is also...
(BBC News Africa 07/05/13)
The apparently accidental publication of a diplomatic letter has exposed a rift between the Somali government and Kenyan troops - supposedly allies. The letter, verified as genuine by the BBC, accuses the Kenyan army of causing recent faction fighting that left at least 65 dead in the port of Kismayo. Kenyan troops are part of the African Union force battling Islamist militants in support of the UN-backed government. The Kenyan authorities have not yet commented on the letter in detail. Some regional diplomats say Kenya is trying to create a buffer state, known as Jubaland, inside Somalia run by local politicians it can control. The letter is from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fawzia Yusuf Adam - who is also...
(Garowe online 07/05/13)
Somalia’s federal government has called for calm on Mogadishu streets after protesters took to the streets demanding the release of terrorist chief Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, Garowe Online reports. Abdikarim Hussein Guled, Somali Interior Minister “Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys is in good health and is currently in the custody of the Somali Federal Government,” Somali Interior and National Security Minister Abdikarim Hussein Guled told a Tuesday press conference in Mogadishu, adding: “Sheikh Aweys will not be transferred over to any foreign government and we call upon the Mogadishu public to calm down”. Minister Guled warned against “some groups who are inciting the public with false information, and public incitement is a threat to peace, stability and governance”. On Monday, hundreds...
(Garowe online 07/05/13)
(Garowe Online) - The president of Somalia’s Puntland government Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Farole returned to the Puntland capital of Garowe on Wednesday, after a month-long trip to Kenya, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates, Garowe Online reports. Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole addresses media at State House in Garowe, 3 July 2013. President Farole’s delegation, including Interior Minister Gen. Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Ilkajir, returned to Garowe and were received at the airport by Vice President Abdisamad Ali Shire, Deputy Parliament Speaker Salad Hared, Cabinet ministers and parliamentarians, civil society, and the public. Addressing the media at Puntland State House in Garowe, President Farole expressed his joy in returning home to Puntland and thanked the people who welcomed his delegation at...
(Shabelle News 07/05/13)
Somalia has become the target of Iranian own logistics companies to make quick money by Establishing small logistics company in the neighboring countries, these companies are often given UN and EU cargo shipments because they are claiming to be Somalia logistics expert. All these companies are under the control of SIMATECH SHIPPING LLC which has been mentioned into our last article. Another regional player in the East African Market is SIMA MARINE AFRICA which is not hiding their ownership and their association with SIMATECH SHIPPING LLC, According to their website ( www.simamarineafrica.com/about.aspx ), they are Confirming that they have been handling cargo shipments for UNHRC and DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL to Somalia. DRC is a Danish Government Agency which has been...
(The Economist 07/05/13)
At first glance Somalia’s foreign-backed government seems to be doing well. In the past two years it has benefited from the recovery of the country’s main cities by African Union peacekeepers after two decades of clan warfare and intermittent Islamist rule. And on June 29th the government pulled off something of a coup by locking up the grandfather of militant Islamism in Somalia, Sheikh Hassan Dahir, better known as Aweys. The red-bearded 78-year-old may be the victim of infighting in the Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked movement that is steadily losing power but can still cause mayhem with suicide-bombings here and there. But appearances may mislead. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, appointed last year to much acclaim, is accused of employing warlords to...
(Voice of America 07/05/13)
LONDON — A new satellite system was launched into orbit last week that aims to bring high-speed Internet to remote communities across the globe. Its backers say it could have a big impact in rural parts of Africa by speeding up economic and social development. Others argue the huge amounts of money, however, should be spent on more basic needs. Lift-off for the O3b - or "Other 3 Billion" - satellite system occurred last week in French Guiana. The system goes "live" later this year when eight satellites will enter a lower orbit to provide a faster connection. Its backers include Google and the Development Bank of Southern Africa, among others. Founder Greg Wyler said the "Other 3 Billion" are...
(AFP (eng) 07/04/13)
For the past year, many celebrated that Somalia's Shebab fighters were on the back foot, as African Union and government forces wrested town after town from the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen. But despite recent infighting -- including the recent killing of top leaders in a bloody purge -- analysts warn the extremist group are far from defeated. A brazen daylight attack last month on a fortified United Nations compound in Mogadishu, with a seven-man suicide commando blasting into the complex and killing 11 in a gun battle to the death, followed similar tactics used in an attack on a court house in April. "Despite significant infighting, Al-Shebab stepped up attacks... shaking the fragile sense of security in the capital by launching attacks,"...
( 07/04/13)
NAIROBI, 4 July 2013 (IRIN) - By withdrawing banking services from more than 250 money-transfer companies, Britain’s Barclays Bank risks severing an essential lifeline for millions of people in Somalia who depend on remittances from relatives in the UK, warn humanitarians, rights activists and academics. For most of the remittance firms, the move is set to come into effect on 10 July, although an extension of 30 days has been granted to some of the companies. Barclays said there was a risk that some of the firms might be “unwittingly facilitating money laundering and terrorist financing”. Companies set to have their Barclays accounts shut down - effectively ending their UK operations - include one of Africa’s largest remittance firms, Dahabshiil...
(Garowe online 07/04/13)
Today there was a deadly ambush that led to casualties of civilians and policemen in Galkayo, capital of Mudug region, in Puntland State of Somalia. Prior to this deadly ambush, the Registered Political Associations in Puntland were conducting peaceful rallies, and today Horseed Political Association conducted a public rally in Galkayo that began and ended in peace and order. However, after the peaceful public rally concluded, an armed group ambushed Puntland Police Force driving in the middle of Galkayo. Two Puntland policemen and two male civilians were killed in the attack, while 15 persons were wounded consisting of civilians, policemen, and the attackers. Puntland Government sends its condolences to the victims’ families and to the people of Galkayo, whom we...
(Shabelle News 07/04/13)
Recently Somalia’s state minister Farah Abdiqadir attended a meeting in Addis Ababa addressing the crisis emerging in Kismayu. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Mohamed Islam who claims to be the president of Jubaland state of which the federal government denied to recognize. However questions have emerged on who Mr. Farah represented in Addis Ababa. Abdi Bare Yusuf who is an MP said that his colleagues in Parliament observed the constitution and a state minister cannot attend or represent the government on domestic issues such as the Kismayu crisis. He added that parliamentarians will vote against any agendas agreed in that meeting as the legitimate government representatives were not available during the meeting. The MP reiterated that Somalia’s internal minister...
(Mareeg 07/04/13)
Kismayu-(Mareeg.com)- Col Bare Adan Shire (Bare Hirale)-who has spoken to radio shabelle station in Mogadishu last night said that he will retake the port city from the Raskamboni militia who are been backed by Kenyan troops in Kismayu. Bare who opposes Ahmed Madobe’s militia is one of the four other leaders who wants to control Kismayu and has always welcomed the government decision to take the lead in forming a balanced administration for the region. In his interview with Shabelle radio station last night, Bare said that he has a capable military to force out the Raskamboni militia which he accused of working for the interests of other countries in the region. He also added that his troops had the...
(Shabelle News 07/04/13)
Somalia has become the target of Iranian own logistics companies to make quick money by Establishing small logistics company in the neighboring countries, these companies are often given UN and EU cargo shipments because they are claiming to be Somalia logistics expert. All these companies are under the control of SIMATECH SHIPPING LLC which has been mentioned into our last article. Another regional player in the East African Market is SIMA MARINE AFRICA which is not hiding their ownership and their association with SIMATECH SHIPPING LLC, According to their website ( www.simamarineafrica.com/about.aspx ), they are Confirming that they have been handling cargo shipments for UNHRC and DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL to Somalia. DRC is a Danish Government Agency which has been...
(Shabelle News 07/04/13)
Mogadishu-(sh.m.netork)- tPrime Minister Shirdon holds a meeting addressing security in Mogadishu has today chaired a meeting addressing the security situation of the capital. The meeting was attended by all national security agencies, the mayor of Mogadishu representatives of internal security officials and defense ministries. New strategies to improve security in Mogadishu were unveiled in the meeting which will be implemented very soon. The prime minister who held a press conference after the meeting said that the aim of the meeting was to ensure security is sustained in Banadir region and also paving the way to reopen major roads which connect the city to different regions of Somalia. The prime minister added that the SFG troops will be participating in the...
(The New Times 07/04/13)
Mushikiwabo was speaking yesterday in Kigali as a panelist at a national symposium that featured discussions about 50 years of Africa’s independence, Rwanda’s 19 years since the Liberation War, and the role of Africa’s unity in the economic development of the continent. Mushikiwabo said that Africans will have to end rampant corruption, insecurity, and reliance on too much of foreign intervention if they are to record better achievements in their freedom and economic status. “Colonialism has hampered our ability to think for ourselves,” the minister said as she highlighted some of the reasons behind the continent’s ills. She encouraged all Africans to strive to tell their own story if they are to succeed in developing themselves because the current situation...

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