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Somalia, Somaliland leaders agree to meet in Turkey


Relations between the two soured when Somaliland, that enjoyed relative peace all through Somalia’s civil war period, declared independence through referendum Leaders of the Somali government and Somaliland administration, currently in Djibouti, have agreed to continue their talks next month in Turkey, a source close to the talks said Sunday. The understanding came after Somali […]

December 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Sierra Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola


African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw their 850 soldiers from Somalia.Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for the Ebola virus. Sierra Leone sent 850 troops to Somalia for a 12-month deployment […]

December 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Unlikely duo works to grow transportation company

Dool Salat (left) and Ben Warne have worked together to start Reliant Transportation, a non-emergency medical transportation company serving the seven-county area. (Photo: Jason Wachter, jwachter@stcloudtimes.com PHOTOS)

Synergy can happen in business when two people work together and the result is greater than if either had the same plans on their own.It happens in many circumstances, but it’s rare — if not unique — in Central Minnesota in the case of Reliant Transportation. The principals in the company include Dool Salat, who […]

December 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

ISIS lures British girls with flights and marriage offer

Surveillance photographs from the day of the planned handover of ISIS cash for flights, show a man who appears to be a white Muslim convert and a woman in a burka who appears to be his wife

Her name was Aisha. She was 17, from a poor family of Somali origin, and lived in Newham, east London. She said that she had never been on a plane. “We can give u money to book a flight,” he said. The cash could be sent via Western Union and “if u want we can […]

December 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali Government welcomes the UNSC’ decision to delist Atom from the 1844 Sanctions list


Mogadishu, 20 December 2014 – The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s (UN SC) decision to de-list the former Al-Shabaab leader who has renounced violence and embraced the peace process, Sheikh Mohamed Said “Atom”, from the 1844 Sanctions list. H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, the Minister of Information held press conference today […]

December 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

PHOTO:Weekly Press Conference on the Progress of the Government


Mogadishu, 20 December 2014 – The Minister of Information, Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues: The appointment of the new Prime Minister, President’s visit to Kismayo, Somali Media Development, Humanitarian assistance, Security Operations, […]

December 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia Appoints New Prime Minister after Damaging Spat


Somalia’s president on Wednesday appointed a new prime minister, 11 days after the war-torn nation’s previous premier was ousted amid bitter infighting. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said he had appointed political heavyweight Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, 54, who becomes the first person to hold the post twice. “I’m very happy that I have picked Omar […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali president appoints new prime minister


Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as his new prime minister in a press conference held at Villa Somalia.Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, the former holder of the premiership and Somalia’s ambassador to the United States, held the post from 2009 to 2010, when he resigned due to an ongoing feud between […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

PHOTO:The unlikely love affair between two countries


The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way – but why is there such a strong bond between these two countries? Where once rival militias battled for control of these docks, giant container […]

December 15th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

VIDEO:Al-Shabaab blamed for five beheadings


Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) — A Quran teacher in central Somalia was the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia. “The Quran teacher was snatched from his house in Qandho by Al-Shabaab militants on Friday and they dumped his headless, beheaded body near his […]

December 15th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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