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  • 01:06 Chinese Analyst Says Somalia Hotel Attack Not Targeted At Any Specific Country

    Chinese Analyst Says Somalia Hotel Attack Not Targeted At Any Specific Country

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    At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in a deadly explosion at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Sunday. A security crew member working at the Chinese embassy, which is located inside the hotel, was among those killed. Analyzing the attack, Li

  • Horn of Africa Crisis

    Horn of Africa Crisis

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    Have US counter-terrorism policies contributed to the deadly crisis in the Horn of Africa? The worst drought in 60 years has thrown some 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis. In Somalia, ravaged by two decades of conflict, the consequen

  • 48:00 Warlords Next Door

    Warlords Next Door

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    Dispatches reveals how key politicians at the heart of the vicious fighting in Somalia - described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis - enjoy incredibly close links to Britain. They have British or EU passports, their families live here and they com

  • 01:26 Somali Security Minister Speaks Out On Jazeera Hotel Attack

    Somali Security Minister Speaks Out On Jazeera Hotel Attack

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    Somalia’s Internal Security Minister, Abdirizak Omar Mohamed, spoke to CCTV, expressing condolences to all the victims of the Jazeera Hotel attack and their families. The minister said stronger measures will be taken to improve the safety of the Somali ci

  • 03:32 Somalia's UN-backed Government Struggles In Shadow Of Islamic Militia

    Somalia's UN-backed Government Struggles In Shadow Of Islamic Militia

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    Islamic militiamen have taken control of vast swathes of southern Somalia, leaving the transitional government isolated, surrounded and almost powerless in the town of Baidoa, 250 kilometres (155 miles) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu, and raising con

  • 04:17 Four Things You Need To Know About Somalia's Economy

    Four Things You Need To Know About Somalia's Economy

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    The IMF has done its first economic check-up of Somalia since before the civil war, and it finds the country has made tremendous progress in spite of some formidable challenges. Rogerio Zandamela discusses what's in store for its economy. For more videos

  • 00:49 Chinese Official Killed In Al Shabaab Attack

    Chinese Official Killed In Al Shabaab Attack

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    A Chinese armed officer is among 15 people killed when Somalian Al-Shabaab insurgents launched a car bomb attack on a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu. Dozens were injured, including three Chinese nationals. The Chinese armed officer was tra

  • 01:23 Somalia Police Receive A Make Over

    Somalia Police Receive A Make Over

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    Somali police have received a big boost with a new fleet of 56 patrol vehicles and training from the African Union Mission Amisom in the country.

  • 06:14 Polio In Kenya And Somalia

    Polio In Kenya And Somalia

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    VOA’s Linord Moudou gives an update on polio in Kenya and Somalia. VOA’s Lenny Ruvaga reports on the international campaign to rid the world of polio has been hampered in some Muslim countries by claims from some clerics that the polio vaccine is really a

  • 02:02 Somalia To Adopt A New Law That Will Protect The Disabled

    Somalia To Adopt A New Law That Will Protect The Disabled

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    Campaigners of Persons with disabilities have been honored in Mogadishu. In a country slowly emerging from years of conflict, the disabled remain vulnerable but the government has announced its intention to adopt a new law that will ensure the Disabled ar

  • 02:39 US Reopens Somalia Embassy In Nairobi, Kenya

    US Reopens Somalia Embassy In Nairobi, Kenya

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    The US has reopened its Somalia Embassy that was shut in 1991 after the famous 'Black Hawk Down' incident that as well led to the country withdrawing its troops from the country. The mission will be in Kenya's capital, Nairobi - around 1200 kilometres awa

  • 01:57 Burundi, Somalia Security Challenges Remain A Concern

    Burundi, Somalia Security Challenges Remain A Concern

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    Top officals from the United Nations and African Union have been meeting in New York. Several security challenges were discussed - and the ways to address them. The details now from CCTV's Liling Tan

  • 01:26 Somali Capital Hosts Mogadishu International Book Fair

    Somali Capital Hosts Mogadishu International Book Fair

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    Somalia's revival continues to surprise. The country has a rich culture, but for years that's been overshadowed by its troubles. But now Somali talent is being put on display - for the world to see. From the capital Mogadishu, CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow has

  • 01:46 Somalia's New Tough Law Against Sex Abuse

    Somalia's New Tough Law Against Sex Abuse

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    Somalia is promising tough new laws against sexual violence and Female Genital Mutilation. Both are perpetrated on a regular basis, according to activists. But they often go unreported because of the stigma attached to victims in the country. This report

  • 01:48 Somalia Citizens Enjoy Free Medical Services

    Somalia Citizens Enjoy Free Medical Services

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    Hundreds of women and children have been benefiting from free medical services at a recently opened hospital in Mogadishu.

  • 01:48 Ugandan Police Unit Awarded For Its Service In Somalia

    Ugandan Police Unit Awarded For Its Service In Somalia

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    The Ugandan Formed Police Unit officers were awarded in a colourful ceremony held in Mogadishu, for their recently concluded tour of duty in Somalia under the African Union Mission in Somalia. The 138-man police unit had been deployed to provide security

  • 04:16 Storytelling Traditions In Somalia

    Storytelling Traditions In Somalia

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    Somalia in recent years has been a country under siege as militants battle with government and international forces for control. Despite the threats from al-Shabab Islamic militants, Somalia’s deep rooted storytelling traditions are coming back to life. V

  • 02:05 Somali Politicians Propose New Law To Limit Foreign Workers

    Somali Politicians Propose New Law To Limit Foreign Workers

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    Somali politicians are proposing to jail foreign workers for taking jobs that locals can do. They're determined to create more opportunities for Somali youth and they've endorsed a new law to limit the use of foreign staff. CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow reports

  • 01:25 New Army Chief Appointed In Somalia

    New Army Chief Appointed In Somalia

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    The new Chief of Defence Forces of the Somali National Army Maj. Gen. Mohamed Adan Ahmed takes over from his predecessor Maj. Gen. Dahir Adan Elmi.

  • 02:15 Refugees Fleeing War In Yemen Struggle In War Torn Somalia

    Refugees Fleeing War In Yemen Struggle In War Torn Somalia

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    Thousands of Yemeni and Somali refugees still make their way across the gulf to Somalia. It's a war that forced them to flee from one warring country to another, and the weak and vulnerable bear the brunt of the conflict. Mohamed Hirmoge reports.

  • 01:35 Donors Appeal For Funding To Mitigate El Nino Effects In Somalia

    Donors Appeal For Funding To Mitigate El Nino Effects In Somalia

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    The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Somalia warn that the country will suffer from deadly El nino floods unless urgent measures are put into place. Drought and deterioration in food security and nutritional situation is already being exper

  • 01:02 Bodies Of Two UN Workers Killed In Somalia Arrive In Capital

    Bodies Of Two UN Workers Killed In Somalia Arrive In Capital

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    The bodies of two United Nations consultants, who were killed in Somalia on Monday, arrived in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Tuesday before being repatriated. On Monday, gunmen at the airport of Galkayo, in central Somalia, had shot the pair as they arrived.

  • 00:54 Al-Shabab Admits To Killing Somali President's Nephew

    Al-Shabab Admits To Killing Somali President's Nephew

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    Somali militant group Al Shabab has shot dead the nephew of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud. The attack happened in the capital Mogadishu. CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow reports

  • 01:45 Somalia To Rebuild And Better Equip Its Army

    Somalia To Rebuild And Better Equip Its Army

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    Somalia wants its army rebuilt and equipped so as to liberate the country from Al-Shabaab and take over the country's national security. But the force has been under funded and poorly equipped for years. Now, the Somali Prime Minister says he is on a miss

  • 02:38 The Game Of Archery Slowly Picking Up Popularity In Somalia

    The Game Of Archery Slowly Picking Up Popularity In Somalia

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    For a country known for its war and terror, a certain neighborhood in Somali is breaking that norm. On a bright and sunny afternoons such as this one, tens of youths and elders have crowded for a traditional game of archery. Archery is slowly picking up p

  • 02:52 Initiative Boosting Budding Businesses In Somalia

    Initiative Boosting Budding Businesses In Somalia

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    A new initiative in the Somali capital of Mogadishu is bringing together budding entrepreneurs and helping them get their business ideas off the ground. As CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow reports, young entrepreneurs in Somalia are overcoming years of conflict to

  • 01:13 What You Need To Know About AMISOM

    What You Need To Know About AMISOM

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    AMISOM was first formed back in 2007 and while the killing of seven Somalia civilians may be the worst scandal to hit the mission, it has done much good in the country. CCTV's Susan Mwongeli reports.

  • 01:59 Somalia Fights Gender Based Violence

    Somalia Fights Gender Based Violence

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    Somalia has been making steady progress in restoring stability and fighting off Al-shabaab militants but now its government is taking on what could be a far tougher battle to put a stop to the endemic violence there against women. From Mogadishu, CCTV's A

  • 02:14 Somalia's Young Men Take Up Taekwondo

    Somalia's Young Men Take Up Taekwondo

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    After learning the Korean martial art of Tae-kwon-do in Ethiopia after fleeing his once war-torn home of Somalia in the 1990s, trainer Ahmed Mohamed Haji is now encouraging other young men in Mogadishu to also take up the discipline. Just a few years down

  • 02:07 Somalia And AU Forces Have Liberated Towns In The South

    Somalia And AU Forces Have Liberated Towns In The South

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    The Somali national Army and African Union forces have liberated new towns in southern Somalia - Dinsoor among them. Now after eight years residents in that town saw officials from the federal government - among them the head of state.

  • 01:24 Somalia President Optimistic That Al-Shabaabis Coming To An End

    Somalia President Optimistic That Al-Shabaabis Coming To An End

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    Somalia's president says the war against Al-Shabaab is almost won, despite a string of recent attacks by the Al Qaeda-linked group. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the fight is in its, quote last stages and that people should focus now on rebuilding

  • 02:43 Somalia Struggles To Restructure National Police Force

    Somalia Struggles To Restructure National Police Force

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    A consultative workshop aimed at developing a new policing model for the Somali police force (SPF), concluded in Mogadishu early yesterday. Discussions focused on policing models in the federal states and legal frameworks that would support them, structur

  • 01:57 Burundi, Somalia Security Challenges Remain A Concern

    Burundi, Somalia Security Challenges Remain A Concern

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    Top officals from the United Nations and African Union have been meeting in New York. Several security challenges were discussed - and the ways to address them. The details now from CCTV's Liling Tan

  • 07:35 Burundi Threatens To Withdraw Its Troops From Somalia

    Burundi Threatens To Withdraw Its Troops From Somalia

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    The Burundian government has served notice that it could withdraw its troops from the African Union force fighting militants in Somalia. The country says the main reason for a withdrawal is due to their troops not being paid. According to Emmanuel Ntahomv

  • 01:12 140 Ugandan Policemen Join AMISOM Forces In Somalia

    140 Ugandan Policemen Join AMISOM Forces In Somalia

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    140 members of a contingent of the Ugandan police under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been called upon to remain vigilant and observe high level of discipline. This was at the end of a one week induction course for the newly- deployed

  • 01:48 Somalia Marks A Year Without Polio

    Somalia Marks A Year Without Polio

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    Somalia marked one year without a single case of polio being recorded on the continent. Just two years ago, Somalia had recorded the highest number of new polio cases worldwide. Now, it's down to zero - for the past year. But officials there say it's vita

  • 02:39 Al-Shabaab Still Poses A Great Threat To Somali And AU Forces

    Al-Shabaab Still Poses A Great Threat To Somali And AU Forces

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    Al-Shabaab continues to pose a great security threat for Somali and African Union forces, especially in Mogadishu. The militant group was dislodged from the capital in 2011 but years later - it continues to wage a deadly campaign to overthrow the internat

  • 2:00:52 Taking Back Somalia

    Taking Back Somalia

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    African Union and Somali troops forced Al-Shabaab militants out of Barawe, the last stronghold in Somalia. Please Subscribe To Our Channel: Website Like . African Union and Somali troops forced Al-Shabaab militants out of Barawe, the last stronghold in So

  • 00:59 More Than 20 People Killed In Attack In Somalia

    More Than 20 People Killed In Attack In Somalia

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    Al-Shabaab militants have targeted an army base in central Somalia. More than 20 people were killed, including soldiers and miltiants. The attack took place in EL-Hareri. Officials say 18 militants, 5 soldiers, and a civilian died. Somalia has made signif

  • 02:33 Somalia's Iconic Hotel Uruba Rises From The Ashes

    Somalia's Iconic Hotel Uruba Rises From The Ashes

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    The once top tourist destination in Somalia, Hotel Uruba, will be rebuilt after it depreciated from the effects of the long civil war in the country. The government of Somalia hopes that rebuilding the iconic hotel will revive its tourism industry followi

  • 01:49 Ban Ki-Moon Praises Somalia's Commitment To Recovery

    Ban Ki-Moon Praises Somalia's Commitment To Recovery

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    United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised Somalia's recovery efforts in spite of several challenges. But, the Secretary General warned Somali leaders to step down once their term ends.

  • 02:06 AMISOM Charges Three Soldiers For Killing Seven Civilians In Somalia

    AMISOM Charges Three Soldiers For Killing Seven Civilians In Somalia

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    The African Union mission in Somalia has charged three of its soldiers with killing civilians. The troops reportedly opened fire at a wedding party. Seven people were killed. AMISOM's chief has apologized and ordered a full-blown independent investigation

  • 07:05 Mogadishu Blasts Death Toll Rises To At Least 13

    Mogadishu Blasts Death Toll Rises To At Least 13

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    The death toll from twin blasts in Mogadishu has risen to at least 13. Seven UN guards are among the dead. Two car bombs went off near the airport earlier on Tuesday, one at a checkpoint leading to an African Union base. The second hit the airport's perim

  • 02:35 Kenyan Forces In Operation To Flush Out Al Shabaab

    Kenyan Forces In Operation To Flush Out Al Shabaab

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    A major anti-terror operation is underway on Kenya's border with Somalia. The target is suspected Al Shabaab fighters, who are thought to have taken refuge in Kenya's Boni Forest. Kenyan troops are trying to flush them out. But ordinary people also are be

  • 00:37 At Least 11 People Were Killed In Mogadishu, Somalia When A Car Bomb Exploded Near A Tea Shop

    At Least 11 People Were Killed In Mogadishu, Somalia When A Car Bomb Exploded Near A Tea Shop

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    A car bomb ripped through a tea shop in a normally quiet neighborhood in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Thursday. Police said the blast, which took place in a location where intelligence officers are known to congregate, killed at least 11 people. Witne

  • 00:31 Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility For Mogadishu Hotel Attack

    Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility For Mogadishu Hotel Attack

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    al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for a weekend attack on a hotel in Mogadishu. At least 16 people were killed. That includes guards, civilians, militants - and a prominent politician. Al-Shabaab fighters blasted their way into the Nasahabl

  • 01:19 Kenya Wildlife Flee Fighting To Seek Sanctuary In Somalia

    Kenya Wildlife Flee Fighting To Seek Sanctuary In Somalia

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    Kenyan military offensive to uproot alshaabab militants from a forest along its border with Somalia is displacing wildlife. Elephants, lions, giraffe and ostriches are reportedly seeking sanctuary - in Somalia. Officials there say the wildlife want a more

  • 02:36 Somali Establishes Taskforce To Protect Children

    Somali Establishes Taskforce To Protect Children

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    Barely a year after Somalia ratified the UN convention of protecting the rights of its children - the UN has commended the country's government for providing reintegration support including vocational and educational opportunities to mainly those who have

  • 01:53 Somalia High End Furniture Sales Soars

    Somalia High End Furniture Sales Soars

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    Somalia's improved security and relative economic growth has seen more Somalis moving into the middle, leading to the sale of high-end furniture in Mogadishu.

  • 03:27 Somali Refugees Heading Back To 'safer' Home

    Somali Refugees Heading Back To 'safer' Home

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    Dadaab town in North Eastern Kenya is home to the largest refugee camp in the world. For close to 25 years the camp has provided a home to refugees fleeing conflict and war in Somalia. But now slowly the refugees are heading back home saying they believe