CPJ condemn the arrest of Universal TV journalists
Nairobi,--Somali national security forces raided the offices of the privately owned broadcaster Universal TV in Mogadishu on October 2 and arrested Abdullahi Hersi, the station's East Africa director, and Awil Dahir Salad, a producer, on the same day, according to local journalists and reports.
US authorities, community work together to counter extremism
When Andrew Luger became the United States Attorney for Minnesota in February 2014, the problem of young Somali men in the community leaving America to join the radical Islamist insurgent group Al Shabab in the civil war in Somalia was easing off, only for a new form of terror recruitment to surface.
Hawala shutdown nearly crippled our economy -- Somalia minister
The closure of informal money transfer companies, commonly known as Hawala earlier in the year, locked out an estimated $ 5.4 million (Sh562.8 million) daily inflows into Somalia, a minister said on Friday.
Somalia detains journalist, director after TV debate
Somalia’s security forces have arrested a journalist and the director of a privately owned Somali television after hosting a debate which discussed about a meddling by neighbouring countries in Somalia’s internal affairs.
Underage asylum-seekers study Finnish, want to stay in Finland
The Joutseno folk high school has begun training young asylum-seekers. The youth at the school are aged 16-17. They have come to Finland in September from Somalia, Iraq and Arghanistan – all of them came to the country unsupervised.
Hailing Somalia’s ratification, UN renews call for universalization of child rights treaty
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials in hailing Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in renewing the call for the last remaining country that has yet to join the treaty to do so.