Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where is Somalia & Women right in Somalia

Where is Somalia & Women right in Somalia 

Somalia* has an estimated population of seven million. The territory, which was recognized as the Somali state from 1960 to 1991, fragmented into regions led in whole or in part by three distinct entities: the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Mogadishu, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland in the northwest, and the semiautonomous region of Puntland in the northeast. The TFG was formed in late 2004, with a five-year transitional mandate to establish permanent, representative governmental institutions and organize national elections. In January 2009an expanded Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP), established under the internationally backed Djibouti Peace Process (DPP), extended the TFG's mandate until August 2011 and elected Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed as TFG president. The DPP stalled in 2009 as the government came under pressure from armed extremist groups and the TFG's top leadership engaged in political infighting.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Where is Somalia & Somalia Development

Where is Somalia & Somalia Development  

Somalia is one of the poorest countries in the world. After eighteen yea
rs of civil war, Somalia faces the key challenges of building peace and security, establishing democratic processes and institutions and strengthening human rights. Poverty remains acute and support for the development of livelihoods is a priority. Basic infrastructure has deteriorated markedly since the collapse of the last national government in 1991. Social services are rudimentary; particularly in South Central Somalia, service provision is fragmented and ad hoc due to lack of security and institutional structures. To provide the conditions for longer-term development, priority must be given to promoting a peaceful and secure environment in which human rights are respected and democratic processes and institutions can develop, to providing basic social services and to developing an enabling environment for sustainable and equitable economic growth.

Jobs & Employment in Somalia, Africa

Somali Youth Leaders Initiative Program (SYLI) Labor Market Assessment Survey

Background CARE Somalia seeks the assistance of a short term consultant to assist in conducting a Labour Market Assessment Survey in Somaliland and Puntland. In Somalia/Somaliland youth are faced with a myriad challenges which have been exacerbated by political and environmental instability. These challenges include lack of quality and availability of formal education, poverty, frequent and prolonged droughts, and poor access to employment and self-employment opportunities. Youth are also faced with lack of opportunities for practical job training and formal employment in the region is scarce. They have also not been able to access adequate or appropriate resources for engaging in enterprise development. With few structured opportunities for access to education and viable employment, youth in the region have increasingly engaged in piracy, terrorism


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Make Your own Radio station in Somalia for free

Somalia Radio Station's Giveaway is #1 With a Bullet

I would usually hold a story like this for a weekly compilation of the dumbest radio stories, but this cried out for immediate attention. Andulus Radio, near Mogadishu in Somalia, held a competition to give young listeners the chance to win weapons, according to Kids and teens between 10 and 17 competed in a Koran-reading and general knowledge quiz. First prize: an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle plus $700; Second prize: an AK-47 and $500. Third prize: two hand-grenades and $390 dollars

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Jobs in telecommunications companies in Somalia, Africa

Somalia a place so racked with strife, that the UN’s political office for the country has needed to exist outside of it for security, in Nairobi, Kenya. Amazingly, telecommunications companies have been doing nothing but booming for the past ten years. The three main companies are Hormuud Telecom, Nation Link and Telecom Somalia. The largest of the three, Hormuud Telecom is actually planning on upgrading their networks to 3G in the near future, which would enable the country’s residents to use smart phones. Can you imagine playing ‘Words with Friends’ with a Somali farmer? This will soon become a very real possibility.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

BBC Somalia & where news is always free

African press review 30 April 2012

The sacking of four judges in Kenya, press control in South Africa, the Charles Taylor trial in The Hague for war crimes and the Forbes list of the 20 most powerful people in Africa grab the .

Friday, August 26, 2011

Somalia BBC & Somalia BBC Videos Online

Somalia BBC & Somalia BBC Videos Online
Islamist insurgents - including the Al-Shabab group, which later declared allegiance to al-Qaeda and in 2012 announced its merger with the global Islamist terrorist group - fought back against the government and Ethiopian forces, regaining control of most of southern Somalia by late 2008.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Somalia BBC & Daily news from Somalia in English

Somali Newspapers and News Sites                                   
 ndependent weekly newspaper. Somaliland local and international news. Past issues online. Its sister publications are Haatuf News (in Somali) and Alhatif Alarabi (in Arabic). Published by Haatuf Media Network, Hargeysa, Somaliland. [KF]

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Somalia BBC & Somalia Radio Station 2011

Al-Shabab radio gives weapons prize to Somali children

A radio station run by Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist group has awarded weapons to children who won a Koran-reciting and general knowledge contest.
Andulus radio, based near Mogadishu, gave the group which won first prize in the Ramadan competition an AK-47 rifle and the equivalent of $700 (£450).The second prize-winners received an AK-47 and $500, while the third prize was two hand grenades and $400.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Somalia BBC & Turkish PM Erdogan visits Mogadishu

Turkish PM Erdogan visits Mogadishu

Somalia, where five districts have been suffering from famine, has been worst hit. Much of the country is controlled by the Islamist al-Shabab group. Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, has banned many aid agencies from its territory.
Foreign visitors to Mogadishu are a rarity, but since al-Shabab recently made what it called a tactical withdrawal from the capital, a few international politicians have come to see for themselves the thousands of famine victims pouring into the city.


International Power of Law & Somali pirates & Pakistani hostages

Status of abducted vessels and crews in Somalia

ECOTERRA Intl. and ECOP-marine serve concerning the counter-piracy issues as advocacy groups in their capacity as human rights, marine and maritime monitors as well as in co-operation with numerous other organizations, groups and individuals as information clearing-house. In difficult cases we have successfully served as mediators, helped hostages to get medical or humanitarian relief and released, assisted in negotiations and helped the families of victims. Our focus to make piracy an issue of the past is concentrating on holistic coastal development as key to uplift communities from abhorrent poverty and to secure their marine and coastal ecosystems against any harm.

Comparing Internet Access Options in nairobi, Somalia

Comparing Internet Access Options in nairobi, somalia

Blue is a wireless broadband service offered by Broadband Access. A Kenyan company licensed by the Communications Commission of Kenya as a Public Data Network Operator, Broadband Access manages the blue suite of services. Blue operates in the 5.7/5.8 GHz Universal National Information Interface band-3 (UNII-3). Employing a point-multipoint architecture, blue delivers connectivity using Motorola’s Canopy products as type-approved by the Communications Commission of Kenya.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Somalia BBC & Somaliland Newspapers and News

Saraar Media - East African Media Centre

Saxafi Media Network is a cooperative established in 2009 in Hargeysa, Somaliland, by a group of local journalists for the purpose of providing independent news information" . SMN publishes now a daily Somali language newspaper 'Saxafi', and a weekly Arabic language newspaper 'Al-Saxafi', but in the near future SMN planned to add its publication a weekly English newspaper "The Reporter". - from Abdifatah Mohamud Aidied, Chairman, Sept. 6, 2011n Somali and English."founded in 2002 by a team of Somali intellectuals..." "We are devoted to provide a quality service and trustworthy information." Has links to many Somali radio stations. Owned by Somali News Network Inc. 

Things You Didn't Know About Somali Pirates

The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC, pronounced: JAY-sock) is best known for the Osama bin Laden raid. But it has long served as the president’s secret army, planning and executing the most dangerous, highly classified missions of the United States military. In 2009, its snipers rescued an American ship captain held captive by Somali pirates. In 2003, JSOC hunted down and captured Saddam Hussein near Tikrit, Iraq. In 1993, two Delta snipers earned posthumous Congressional Medals of Honor for actions during the Battle of Mogadishu (a JSOC operation portrayed in Black Hawk Down). And before that, members of the Command were tracking Scud missiles during the Gulf War and slithering down ropes in Panama. Here are a few things about the president’s secret army that you might not know.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Somalia BBC Providing news honest and accurate

Somalia BBC Providing news honest and accurate

Hundreds of glasses were raised to join Peter Horrocks, director of BBC Global News, in a toast to the World Service on its 80th anniversary. The birthday party, held on 1 March in the courtyard of the World Service’s iconic home at Bush House, London, was an event full of warm thoughts and words about a remarkable and unique global institution. All those gathered celebrated the World Service’s reach and reputation – 166 million people trusting the accuracy and impartiality of its output in English and foreign language services.
Originally launched as the ‘Empire Service’ in 1932 to provide short-wave radio broadcasts overseas, predominantly to countries within the British Empire, in 1939 the name was changed to the ‘Overseas Service’ and by the end of World War II, was operating in more than 40 languages. Reflecting the end of the colonial era and a new emphasis on world affairs, the BBC World Service was born in 1965

List of ships attacked by Somali pirates

List of ships attacked by Somali pirates
Piracy off the Somali coast has threatened international shipping since the beginning of Somalia's civil war in the early 1990s. Since 2005, though, pirates have threatened and seized many ships. A list of ships attacked by Somali pirates since that time is catalogued. Since 2005, many international organizations, including the International Maritime Organization and the World Food Programme, have expressed concern over the rise in acts of piracy. Piracy has contributed to a rise in shipping costs and shipping insurance premiums, and impeded the delivery of food aid shipments.
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on November 20, 2008, proposed by Britain, introducing tougher sanctions against Somalia over the country's failure to prevent a surge in sea piracy. The Somali government is struggling for control of the country against an Islamic insurgency and its navy is currently in development, leaving it almost powerless to stop piracy.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

5 Worst Habits of Women in Somalia

Knicks Go Back To Bad Habits

A new survey of experts that ranks countries according to the treatment of women has found that Congo and Somalia are in the top-5 most dangerous places in the world to be a woman.
The survey by TrustLaw found that Afghanistan is the worst place to be a woman followed closely by Congo then Pakistan, India and Somalia.
This infographic explains why each country was ranked as it was.
Congo’s dismal ranking is down to “staggering levels of sexual violence” the survey reported, citing statistics that say 1,150 women are raped every day.


Somalia BBC in Local Somali Language start working

Somalia BBC in Local Somali Language start working

A host of mobile phone masts testifies to the telecommunications revolution which has taken place despite the absence of any functioning national government since 1991.
Three phone companies are engaged in fierce competition for both mobile and landline customers, while new internet cafes are being set up across the city and the entire country.
It takes just three days for a landline to be installed - compared with waiting-lists of many years in neighbouring Kenya, where there is a stable, democratic government.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Jobs in Somalia BBC & Somali Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia UN envoy: 'This is not an easy job'

This is your number one site for Latest Kenyan Jobs and Vacancies. It is an easy to navigate and to get daily job updates for FREE into your email. Subscribe for the job updates and upload your CV. Every service here is FREE of charge. Get us on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. For FREE job advertisements and updates send them to

Somalia bbc and independent media in Somalia

Telecoms thriving in lawless Somalia

 A host of mobile phone masts testifies to the telecommunications revolution which has taken place despite the absence of any functioning national government since 1991.

Three phone companies are engaged in fierce competition for both mobile and landline customers, while new internet cafes are being set up across the city and the entire country.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Somalia Human Rights

Somalia Human Rights

Since the overthrow of Siad Barre's 21-year government in January 1991, civil conflict has torn Somalia apart, leading to the collapse of the state and the economy. Fighting between armed Islamist groups and pro-government forces has subjected southern and central Somalia to violence and instability. Civilians are killed and injured as a result of indiscriminate attacks and generalized violence, and conflict has forced over two million people to leave their homes, seeking refuge as internally displaced persons (IDPs) or as refugees in neighboring countries. Access by aid agencies to civilians and the displaced is restricted by armed groups and insecurity. Humanitarian workers, journalists and human rights activists are at risk of killings and abductions. Armed groups control most of southern and central Somalia and they often carry out unlawful killings, torture and forced recruitment. The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) controls only part of the capital Mogadishu and there is no effective justice system. Serious human rights abuses, including war crimes, are met with impunity. Somalia continues to carry out the death penalty.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

How to Run Your Business in Somalia

  • Starting A Business in Somalia

    Starting a business in Somalia is a challenge in today’s market and if you, the business owner, does not understand the basic fundamentals the start up will fail. Setting up a small company in Somalia is difficult but any Somalia small business startup is easier if you understand a few simple truths.
    All Somalia startups must have a purpose, but it needs to be more than making a lot of money. If you are going to start a business in Somalia you must have a purpose and then your small Somalia business startup will be more focused. When setting up a small company in Somalia begin with the end in mind; know where you are going and you can take the first step.


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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Capital of Somalia, Jobs for Muslims

Headlines Around The Web

For a generation, Somalia has been a byword for the suffering of a failed state. It has lurched from disaster to disaster in the last 21 years, since the central government was toppled by clan militias that later turned on each other. Year after year, Somalia has been ranked as one of the world’s poorest, most violent countries, plagued by warring militias, bandits, warlords and pirates.  
Since 2006, the country has faced an insurgency led by Al Shabab, one of Africa’s most fearsome militant Islamist groups. Al Shabab controls parts of southern Somalia and has claimed affiliation with Al Qaeda since 2007.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Conflict in Somalia and international media

Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking 

For many people Somalia is synonymous with violence, warlordism, famine, terrorism, jihadism and piracy. Nearly 20 years of foreign interventions – diplomatic, military and statebuilding – have failed to build peace. No government emerging from any internationally-sponsored peace process has established its authority or legitimacy among Somalis.
But Somalia is not an entirely lawless and ungoverned land. Somalis have used their own resources and traditions of conflict resolution to re-establish security and governance in many communities.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

List of cities proper by population

List of cities proper by population

This is a list of the most populous cities of the world defined according to a concept of city proper (an urban locality without its suburbs). A city proper is a locality defined according to legal or political boundaries and an administratively recognized urban status that is usually characterized by some form of local government.[1][2][3]

"World Urbanization Prospects", a United Nations publication, defines the population of a city proper as "the population living within the administrative boundaries of a city."[4] The book continues to say that "city proper as defined by administrative boundaries may not include suburban areas where an important proportion of the population working or studying in the city lives."


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Africa

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Africa

This South African city is very famous, especially after FIFA World Cup 2010. While most of the city is not any more special than an average city found in any other country, Cape Town is worth visiting for its landmarks. The Table Mountain is among the most popular tourist detinations of Cape Town, it's a great place for hiking and climbing. Cape Townis also famous for the Cape Floristic region and Cape Point. Both offer incredibel views.o many people, Africa is little more than a continent of poverty and death. But it's undeniabale that one can also find there beauty. And lots of life. One just needs to know where to look. In this article you'll see selected photographs of places in Africa that are woth visiting and short descriptions of those places.




Somalia's spreading war

Somalia's spreading war

If there were any doubts that the bloody conflict in Somalia could pose a threat to African stability, they were buried in the Ugandan capital of Kampala this week along with the 76 people killed in twin bombings orchestrated by Somalia's extremist Islamic militia known as Shabab. The attacks, which targeted fans watching the World Cup final on televisions at a rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant, were, in fact, a triple blow against Uganda, Ethiopia and what the radical group perceives to be ungodly Western influences such as soccer.
The United States, United Nations and African Union peacekeepers support a weak transitional government led by President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed that controls a small part of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, while Shabab's extremist rule extends over large swaths of the country. Shabab is largely focused on ousting the government, although the coordinated attacks in Uganda illustrate the rising influence of foreigners allied with Al Qaeda and their ambitions for global jihad. The two interests may have aligned in the strike in Uganda, which contributes a large part of the peacekeeping force.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

List of Universities In Somalia

List of Universities In Somalia
Western Illinois University Professor Christopher Sutton presented the Ninth Annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, at 3 pm Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Room 115 at WIU-Quad Cities and at 7 pm Thursday, Sept. 8 in the University Union Grand Ballroom at WIU-Macomb. Sutton's lecture, titled "Geography Matters! The Importance of Geographic Literacy in Liberal Arts Education," addressed the following: What is geography and what do geographers do? How is geographic literacy critical to all disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences? How are geospatial technologies shaping our interpretation of the world? Prior to coming back to Western to teach in 1998, Sutton taught geography at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches (LA) (1995-1998). At WIU, Sutton has served as the department's graduate program coordinator (1999-2002) and as department chair (2002-2007). He is an active teacher and scholar, who co-authored two atlases, "Student Atlas of World Geography" and "Student Atlas of World Politics"; serves as geography series editor for McGraw-Hill's Global Studies book series; has published several journal articles; and has made many conference presentations. Sutton is cartography editor for the journal Illinois Geographer and has served as a judge for the Illinois Geography Bee since 2010. The NSU Student Government Association twice named him "Professor of the Year." At Western, Sutton received the Provost Award for Excellence <b>...</b> 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blast kills 19 at graduation ceremony in Somalia

Blast kills 19 at graduation ceremony in Somalia

A male suicide bomber dressed in women's clothing killed three members of Somalia's U.N.-backed interim government and 16 others Thursday when he detonated at a medical school graduation ceremony in Mogadishu, government officials and witnesses said.
The Transitional Federal Government said Education Minister Abdullahi Wayel, Health Minister Qamar Aden and Higher Education Minister Ibrahim Hassan Adow were among the dead after the bomber attacked Banadir University's medical school commencement. The African Union, which leads a peacekeeping mission in Somalia, put the death toll at 19.


The History of Somalia

The History of Somalia

The history of Somali people dates back so many centuries. The first time the word Somali mentioned in a history books was 3500 years ago, when the queen of Egypt Hatsebshut sent a fleet of 5 large ships and a crew of 250 men to Somalia which the Egyptians called The Land of Punt. Punt means “THE LAND OF SPICES” from the aromatic plants that grow there. The Egyptians wanted to trade and they brought jewels and glass beads that they exchanged for gold, elephant tusks myrrh, ostrich feathers, spices and different beads. Some of these items, especially the aromatic ones were Egyptians used to their religious festivals and celebrations.


Somali Republic, Horn of Africa in East Africa

Somali Republic, Horn of Africa in East Africa 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My trip to Hargeisa

My trip to Hargeisa

t appears that the main reasons why Luanda was ranked as the most expensive city are because of the high costs of goods and steep rental accommodation rates. “Goods are very expensive, generally speaking, in Luanda . . . In Luanda rental prices beat records, and over there a house may cost more than US$20,000 per month,” commented Mercer’s Marie-Laurence Sépède.

“Finding good and secure accommodation for expatriate employees is a real challenge in most of the African cities on the list and costs can be significant compared to other regions,” said Nathalie Constantin-Metral, a senior researcher at Mercer.
Every year the survey is conducted for companies and governments who send employees abroad.


World's Five Most Dangerous Cities

World's Five Most Dangerous Cities

Crime has been a major problem in South Africa (both for locals and travelers) for many years now, and the murder and robbery statistics loom large in today's society.
The "good" news is that the number of killings declined by 3.4% to around 18 000 (sic!) between April 2008 and March 2009. Still there are 50 murders a day in South Africa. The latest data shows that there have been 71,500 sexual offenses (10% increase), 18,400 burglaries (27% increase), and 13,900 business robberies (41% increase) reported from April 2008 to March 2009. If it's any consolation, the street robbery declined by 7% to 72,194. 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Somalia: Capital City Shell Shocked and Deserted by Population

Somalia: Capital City Shell Shocked and Deserted by Population

Once a beautiful and big sea-side city, Mogadishu, Somalia's capital city is now going through its worst nightmarish and the most affected victims of this misery are the inhabitants, particularly the innocent civilians who were primarily taking the brunt of most horrible events since 1991 when law and order collapsed in the city soon after the topple of Somalia's late strongman Mohamed Siad Bare.
Mogadishu, a prized place to whoever has grown up in it just like me, went through all sorts of violence such as shelling, mortar bombing, air strikes, which completely destroyed its beauty but at this time as you are reading this article, worse than all those, is happening to Somalia's biggest city, mass desertion by its residents after the city has formally become battleground for unscrupulous and brutal sides who mercilessly want to execute their political ambitions through all forms of violence; assassinations, street and gun battles, shelling and many more vicious forms and that is leading the city to be almost empty and ghost.



Cute muslim girl in Somalia for marriage

Cute muslim girl in Somalia for marriage
An oft quoted saying from the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, is “Marriage is half of the religion”. One of the main points that Muslims take from the hadith that mentions this is how important marriage is for a person of faith. It is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life so marriage being ‘half of one’s religion’ is not hyperbole at all. Another hadith that is not quoted as often relates to who one should marry. The Prophet Muhammad was asked this question and he responded by saying that marrying someone for their piety is best (he mentioned that you can marry for other reasons as well but that piety was best). But in a complex world filled with many divisions on race, class, gender, ethnicity, language and culture the reality often times is in contradiction with the ideal. Moreover we must consider how we are socialized as far as ideas and images we have regarding marriage. While there are have been many lectures and several books on marriage in Islam it is rare to have frank and open 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Maritime Security & Counter Piracy

  • Maritime Security & Counter Piracy 

    Black Swan Security has an experienced team of “hands on” security operatives with both Military and commercial maritime experience that caters to both commercial and private sectors. We have an in-depth understanding of the requirements and implications of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) legislation that is being strengthened in order to mitigate risks to ports and shipping.
    We have a definite understanding of the international port facility operators to prepare with compliance with the mandatory provisions of the new International Ship and Port facility (ISPS) and the consolidation of the provisions of the international Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), as well as develop in-depth security and crisis management procedures.


Somalia thriving money transfer business

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