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  • 01:20 30% Women Quota In Somalia's Senate, Parliamentary Seats Faces Stiff Resistance

    30% Women Quota In Somalia's Senate, Parliamentary Seats Faces Stiff Resistance

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    In Somalia, lawmakers announced that a 30 percent female quota would be applied to the Senate and parliamentary seats. But implementing this declaration is far more complicated. So far, just 16% of the parliamentary seats and 23% of the Senate seats had b

  • 00:41 Somalia Adamant Polls Are On Track Despite UN Concerns

    Somalia Adamant Polls Are On Track Despite UN Concerns

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    Concerns are mounting that Somalia's presidential elections -- due to take place on the 30th of November -- will be delayed yet again.The new president is supposed to be chosen by new MPs -- but their election has also has been delayed. The UN has raised

  • 02:58 Hundreds Of Thousands Of Somali Refugees In The Dadaab Camp Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

    Hundreds Of Thousands Of Somali Refugees In The Dadaab Camp Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

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    Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees living in Dadaab will be breathing a sigh of relief after the decision by Kenyan government to suspend the closure of the refugee camp following a request from the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR as CCTV's Son

  • 02:20 Meet Zamzam Dahir Mohamud, Somalia's First Woman Senator

    Meet Zamzam Dahir Mohamud, Somalia's First Woman Senator

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    Somalia is electing representatives for its Parliament and Senate. The country hopes to form a new government by end of the year. Some interesting developments have emerged from the elections - with young candidates beating seasoned politicians. CCTV's Ab

  • 02:36 Air Djibouti Makes Maiden Flight To Mogadishu After More Than Two Decades

    Air Djibouti Makes Maiden Flight To Mogadishu After More Than Two Decades

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    Air Djibouti has made its maiden flight to the Somali Capital, Mogadishu after more than two decades. The airline is expanding its market in the Horn of Africa. It now joins a number of international aviation companies plying the Somalia route. CCTV's Abd

  • 05:02 Somalia’s First Female Presidential Candidate

    Somalia’s First Female Presidential Candidate

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    Johannesburg, 17 November 2016 - Somalia's presidential elections are set to take place at the end of November. Among the eighteen candidates vying for the presidency is Fadumo Dayib. Dayib is the first female in the country's history, to run for presiden

  • 01:43 UN Envoy Urges Somalia's Regional States To Stick To Ceasefire Deal

    UN Envoy Urges Somalia's Regional States To Stick To Ceasefire Deal

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    Conflict continues in Somalia. In the central town of Galkacyo recent fighting has displaced more than 90 thousand people. 20 thousand of them are children. Somali authorities and the UN are warning that thousands of children will lose out on an education

  • 06:26 UN Security Council Renews Arms Embargo Against Somalia, Eritrea

    UN Security Council Renews Arms Embargo Against Somalia, Eritrea

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    The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to renew sanctions on Somalia and Eritrea. Ten of the 15 members voted in favour of the move, while the remaining five abstained. The measure is part of efforts to prevent al-Shabaab from acquir

  • 01:35 Somalia's Warring Sides Accuse Each Other Of Fueling The Unrest

    Somalia's Warring Sides Accuse Each Other Of Fueling The Unrest

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    Fighting between militias in Somalia's central Galkayo city has killed at least 29 people. According to officials from both sides, another 50 more were wounded in the weekend fighting between Puntland and Galmudug regional forces. The commanders from both

  • 02:29 Parliamentary Polls In Somalia Pave The Way For Presidential Vote

    Parliamentary Polls In Somalia Pave The Way For Presidential Vote

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    Parliamentary elections are under way in Somalia's regional capitals. Authorities hope to have a new government in place by the end of the year. CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow has more from the capital, Mogadishu.

  • 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

  • 06:05 Kenyan Woman Who Has Been In Captivity For 2 Years Freed By Somali Pirates

    Kenyan Woman Who Has Been In Captivity For 2 Years Freed By Somali Pirates

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    A Kenyan woman was at the weekend released by Somali pirates. Lois Njoki Weru's been in captivity for two years. He rescue comes just days after a group of Asian sailors was also released. CCTV's Clementine Logan has more.

  • 01:49 U.S. Says It Is Prepared To Maintain Financial & Military Aid In Somalia

    U.S. Says It Is Prepared To Maintain Financial & Military Aid In Somalia

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    The United States says it's prepared to deliver what it calls a "lasting defeat" to regional terrorist groups following reports this week of militant attacks in Somalia and Northeast Kenya. With more, here's our Washington Correspondent, Daniel Ryntjes

  • 03:29 Al-Shabaab Aims At Disrupting Coming Elections

    Al-Shabaab Aims At Disrupting Coming Elections

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    Despite losing a huge chunk of territory, Somali militant group al-Shabaab has increased its attacks in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya. AS the country prepares for presidential elections, CCTV's Robert Nagila talked to a regional expert on the prevailing

  • 02:08 Somalia Election Polls Postponed Until November

    Somalia Election Polls Postponed Until November

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    Somalia's electoral team has announced the 30th November as the new date for the presidential polls. Security challenges, delays in naming representatives and the absence of Somaliland from the political process have been cited as some of the reasons for

  • 01:54 Somalia's Coastline Still Attracts Tourists Despite Terror Attack

    Somalia's Coastline Still Attracts Tourists Despite Terror Attack

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    One of the most recent terror attacks in Mogadishu, took place on Liido beach. For years, it's been a popular attraction to both tourists and locals. But it's also become a symbol of hope in the fight against terrorism. CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow has more

  • 01:56 Somalia Central Bank Governor Adamant Financial Institutions Remain Solid

    Somalia Central Bank Governor Adamant Financial Institutions Remain Solid

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    Authorities in Somalia's capital Mogadishu are yet to arrest a teller who's accused of stealing over half a million dollars from the central bank coffers. Mohiyadin Mohamed Hassan is the subject of an intense manhunt in Somalia. However, the central bank

  • 05:39 Mogadishu Attack: Militants Storm Somali CID Headquarters

    Mogadishu Attack: Militants Storm Somali CID Headquarters

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    Seven people have been killed after militants set off two car bombs outside a police base in Somalia's capital, before gunmen stormed inside, earlier today. Heavy gunfire rang out inside for about half an hour after the first blast. Islamist group Al-Shab

  • 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

  • 01:19 Somalia Forum Seeks 30% Quota Of Seats For Women In Legislative Polls

    Somalia Forum Seeks 30% Quota Of Seats For Women In Legislative Polls

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    Representatives from the Federal Government of Somalia, civil society organizations and key political players recently attended a workshop on women's political participation, in the upcoming legislative elections. The forum sought to safeguard a 30% quota

  • 01:52 Project Aims To Put One Million Children In Somalia Classrooms In 2016

    Project Aims To Put One Million Children In Somalia Classrooms In 2016

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    Rocked by conflict for more decades, Somalia is slowly rebubilding itself. There's been progress in sectors like security and healthcare. And in education, one initiative is encouraging parents to enrol their children in school -- and it's all for free. T

  • 01:30 Somalia Militants Attack Civilian Homes As Muslims Observe Ramadan

    Somalia Militants Attack Civilian Homes As Muslims Observe Ramadan

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    Barrages of mortar attacks have claimed several lives in southwestern Somalia. The militant group Al-Shabaab has stepped up its attacks across Somalia as Muslims continue to observe the holy month of Ramadan.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 02:38 Uganda Pulling Out Its Forces From Somalia & C.A.R.

    Uganda Pulling Out Its Forces From Somalia & C.A.R.

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    There is growing concerns among authorities over the fate of the African Union peacekeeping mission AMISOM. This comes after Uganda earlier this week announced it will end its peacekeeping operations in Somalia next year. Uganda is the largest troop contr

  • 00:30 AU Troops Arrested In Somalia

    AU Troops Arrested In Somalia

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    Security forces in Somalia have arrested five African Union peacekeepers and 10 Somalis for allegedly selling military supplies. That's according to Somali police. The nationalities of the AU peacekeepers have yet to be announced. It's also not clear whet

  • 02:08 Authorities In Somalia Boost Security Ahead Of Possible Attacks

    Authorities In Somalia Boost Security Ahead Of Possible Attacks

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    Somalia is bracing for possible attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, which has just started. Al-Shabaab militants are known to step up their attacks during this fasting period, in the capital, Mogadishu, and beyond. CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow has that s

  • 05:26 Turkish President Officially Opens Embassy In Mogadishu

    Turkish President Officially Opens Embassy In Mogadishu

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially opened Turkey's largest embassy in Africa in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Erdogan's visit comes two days after a Al Shabab suicide car bomb killed 15 people including two lawmakers at the Ambassador

  • 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

  • 01:57 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

  • 00:48 Severe Drought Affecting Hundreds And Thousands In Somalia

    Severe Drought Affecting Hundreds And Thousands In Somalia

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    Severe drought exacerbated by El Nino conditions has hit parts of Somalia's Puntland and Somaliland, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. The drought compounds an already challenging humanitarian situation in the area and has brought the estimated n

  • 05:19 AU Troops Kill Four People In Southern Somalia

    AU Troops Kill Four People In Southern Somalia

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    There's rising anger against the African Union Mission in Somalia. Protests broke out south of Mogadishu after AMISOM forces killed four civilians travelling in a car. The dead include an 80 year old woman. AMISOM says the troops were scared and opened fi

  • 00:51 Al-Shabaab Suffers More Loses

    Al-Shabaab Suffers More Loses

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    Jihadist group Al-Shabaab has suffered more heavy losses, this time in central Somalia. Officials there say the militants include foreign fighters. Authorities say 38 militants were killed and 61 caught, and Galmadug's president credits locals for the def

  • 03:51 Al-Shabaab Claim Responsibility For Attack Near Ugaas Khalif Airport

    Al-Shabaab Claim Responsibility For Attack Near Ugaas Khalif Airport

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    There have been calls for increased security measures at local airports in Somalia, after authorities in Beledweyne foiled a possible attack on a passenger jet. The Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for that attack that didn't cause much damage. But exper

  • 01:22 WFP Denies It's Supplying Food To Somali Militants

    WFP Denies It's Supplying Food To Somali Militants

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    The UN's food agency has dismissed claims that it's been ferrying food to Somali militants Al Shabab. Kenyan officials detained three trucks belonging to the World Food Programme earlier this week. They claim the aid was headed into the militants' hands.

  • 04:37 Somalia: Passenger Plane Exploded Mid-air Shortly After Take Off

    Somalia: Passenger Plane Exploded Mid-air Shortly After Take Off

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    Officials are investigating the cause of a mid-air explosion on a passenger plane outside Mogadishu. The blast happened minutes after ?the Airbus took off from Somalia's main airport. One passenger was reportedly sucked from the aircraft - and fell to the

  • 01:02 Somalia Presidential Palace Attack

    Somalia Presidential Palace Attack

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    There's been yet another mortar attack near Somalia's presidential palace. Officials say a child was killed and seven other people were wounded in a series of explosions. No-one has claimed responsibility. But Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab has launched simila

  • 01:57 Bodies Of Kenya Soldiers Returned From Somalia

    Bodies Of Kenya Soldiers Returned From Somalia

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    The bodies of four Kenyan soldiers killed in a Somali base attack were returned to Nairobi on Monday evening. The victims' caskets, draped in Kenyan national flags, were received at Nairobi's Wilson Airport by defence officials who witnessed a military ho

  • 02:28 Somali Militants Claim To Have Killed Dozens Of Amisom Troops

    Somali Militants Claim To Have Killed Dozens Of Amisom Troops

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    Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants are claiming to have killed dozens of African Union peacekeepers in a dawn raid on their base in southwestern Somalia. Somali military officials say fighting is continuing inside the base. The base is situated in the t

  • 01:16 Al Shabab Warns It Plans More Strikes In Mogadishu

    Al Shabab Warns It Plans More Strikes In Mogadishu

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    At least four people have been killed in a suicide bombing close to the presidential palace. The target was a Mogadishu restaurant popular with journalists. There's been no claim of responsibility. But Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab has warned it plans mor

  • 02:27 Garden In Mogadishu That Attracts Hundreds Of Families Every Weekend

    Garden In Mogadishu That Attracts Hundreds Of Families Every Weekend

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    For the first time in two decades - residents of the Somalia capital Mogadishu have a Peace Garden - one that attracts hundreds of families every weekend. CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow spent the past Friday with the Mogadishu residents at the Peace Garden and f

  • 01:57 Somalia To Expel 27 Kenyans Who Have Been Illegally Working In Mogadishu

    Somalia To Expel 27 Kenyans Who Have Been Illegally Working In Mogadishu

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    Somalia has fined a private company 10, 000 US Dollars for hiring 27 Kenyans Illegally. The case - the first to be tried in the once lawless nation is an indication that the country's immigration department has the teeth to bite. CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow r

  • 02:30 130 Medical Graduates Ignite Healthcare Hopes In Somalia

    130 Medical Graduates Ignite Healthcare Hopes In Somalia

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    More than 130 medical students in Somalia's capital have graduated making it the largest number of medical doctors to graduate in one given time. Six years ago - a terrorist attacked Benadir University's graduation ceremony - killing 19 people - but six y

  • 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

  • 02:33 Somali Police Force Undergoes Training On Human Rights

    Somali Police Force Undergoes Training On Human Rights

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    The United Nations is facing probably its biggest challenge in the east, Somalia. The UN is helping to rebuild an entire nation, after years of conflict which is still ongoing. Security training is just one element of that difficult mission.

  • 00:42 Kenya/Somali Ocean Border Dispute

    Kenya/Somali Ocean Border Dispute

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    The disagreement between Somali and Kenya on the ocean border lead Somali to take the matter to the International Court of Justice last year.

  • 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

  • 04:43 Somalia Speaker Blocks Motion To Impeach President

    Somalia Speaker Blocks Motion To Impeach President

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    Politicians move to impeach the president not received well by the public, most sighting fears of distracting the ongoing developments in the country.

  • 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