Thursday 18 January 2018
(Midnimo 03/14/13)
The poor sanitation of Somalia prisons chills prisoners’ rights to health The Somalia Social Workers Association (SOSWA) concerns over the amazing health conditions exist in across Somalia prisons with its sinister overtones. This concern comes after when SOSWA acknowledged that the prisoners in Somalia central prison are in line with dramatic diarrhea and cholera diseases due to the scorching typical weather over the last two weeks in which caused death and urgent horrified tones from the chief of the central prison staff. Habitually, Somalia is hot most of the times but the months of March and April are the most serious months of high temperature scale in the country. According to the deputy of chief of the central prison Mr...
( 03/12/13)
Fourteen Filipino sailors have been freed unharmed by Somali pirates after 10 months in captivity on an hijacked Greek-owned oil tanker, the Philippines said on Tuesday. The Filipinos were among 26 crew members of the M/T Smyrni that was hijacked on May 10 off the coast of Oman. The ship and the crew were released March 9. ``All of the crew members are in good physical condition,’’ Foreign Ministry spokesman Raul Hernandez said. ``The vessel and its crew are now en route to Salalah, Oman.’’ Nine Filipino crewmen from two other ships were still being held captive by Somali pirates, Hernandez said.
(AL Jazeera 03/07/13)
Ban Ki-moon regrets a reporter jailed for speaking to an alleged rape victim will remain imprisoned after court ruling. Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, has welcomed Somalia's release from jail of a woman who told a journalist she was raped by security forces, but expressed regret the journalist she spoke to would remain behind bars. A Somali appeals court dropped charges on Sunday against the woman, who had been sentenced to a year in jail for "offending state institutions". The sentence for Abdiaziz Abdinuur, the reporter, was cut in half to six months. Abdinuur had also been found guilty of offending state institutions, as well making a false interview and entering the house of a woman whose husband was not...
(Voice of America 03/04/13)
A Somali court has dropped charges against a woman who says she was raped by government security forces. Lul Ali Osman was sentenced in February to one year in prison, after a judge said she was unable to show any evidence proving she had been raped. A reporter who allegedly interviewed her about case, Abdiaziz Abdinur, was also sentenced to a year in prison for not following journalistic ethics. On Sunday, a Mogadishu appeals court judge ordered Osman's release, saying there was not enough evidence to substantiate the charge. The court reduced Abdinur's sentence to six months. Both were accused of fabricating the story in an attempt to make money, and were charged with insulting the country's honor. The case...
(Voice of America 03/04/13)
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council is considering lifting an arms embargo on Somalia's government for one year so it can beef up its army to combat Islamist fighters, according to a draft resolution that is due to be voted on by the divided council on Wednesday. The Somalia government has asked for the arms embargo to be lifted and the United States has been pushing the council to agree, but Britain and France have been wary of removing the ban in a country already awash with weapons, diplomats say. The draft resolution, drawn up by Britain and obtained by Reuters, appears to propose a compromise: lifting the arms embargo for one year but keeping restrictions in place on...
(Reuters (Eng) 03/04/13)
Reuters) - Somali militants linked to al Qaeda urged Muslims to boycott Kenya's presidential election on Monday and wage jihad against the Kenyan military which sent troops into neighboring Somalia in late 2011 to help crush the rebels. The Islamist al Shabaab rebel group told Kenyan Muslims, who account for about 11 percent of the population, that the Nairobi government treated them as foreigners and second-class citizens. "Your regions are the least developed in Kenya and have the least facilities. You have been misled by the false promises of the presidential candidates and the same empty promises are repeated on every election campaign," al Shabaab said in a statement cited by the U.S.-based SITE service on Monday. "What is incumbent...
(Jssnews 03/04/13)
Somali militants linked to al Qaeda urged Muslims to boycott Kenya's presidential election on Monday and wage jihad against the Kenyan military which sent troops into neighboring Somalia in late 2011 to help crush the rebels. The Islamist al Shabaab rebel group told Kenyan Muslims, who account for about 11 percent of the population, that the Nairobi government treated them as foreigners and second-class citizens. "Your regions are the least developed in Kenya and have the least facilities. You have been misled by the false promises of the presidential candidates and the same empty promises are repeated on every election campaign," al Shabaab said in a statement cited by the U.S.-based SITE service on Monday. "What is incumbent upon you...
(Time 01/31/13)
(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — Two car bombs exploded on Wednesday night outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital that often is used by foreigners and government officials, killing at least six people and wounding eight, police said. The explosions occurred one day after al-Qaeda-linked Islamic rebels had warned Mogadishu to brace for an attack. Gen. Abdihakim Saed, Somalia’s police chief, told a local radio station two men who appeared to be suicide bombers also died during the attack when they tried to force their way into the Jazeera Hotel as the cars exploded, and security forces shot and killed them. Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press that shortly after the first explosion occurred outside the heavily guarded hotel near Mogadishu’s...

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