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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 01:53 Ugandan Peacekeeping Soliders Complete Training Ahead Of Deployment To Somalia

    Ugandan Peacekeeping Soliders Complete Training Ahead Of Deployment To Somalia

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    Ugandan officials say about 400 troops will be deployed in Somalia on Thursday under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting UN staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital. "UNGU is the United Nations guard unit in Somalia

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 01:12 140 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 01:25 Somalia: Al Shabaab Driven From Two Major Strongholds In Recent Weeks

    Somalia: Al Shabaab Driven From Two Major Strongholds In Recent Weeks

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    Somali militant group Al Shabaab has been driven from two major strongholds in recent weeks. That's part of an attempt by African Union and Somali forces to liberate the so-called Juba Valley corridor - which leads to the strategic southern port of Kismay

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 00:50 At Least 18 Killed In Somalia Bombings

    At Least 18 Killed In Somalia Bombings

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    At least 18 people were killed in Somalia on Saturday in two bomb attacks carried out by suspected al-Shabaab militants in the south of the country and the capital Mogadishu.

  • 02:12 Humanitarian Aid Needed In Somali Despite Calm In Diinsoor Town

    Humanitarian Aid Needed In Somali Despite Calm In Diinsoor Town

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    Somalia comes under increasing attacks; some regions are savouring victories of AMISOM and Somali forces, against Al-shabaab. A sense of calm has now engulfed the recently liberated towns of Diinsoor and Bardheere. Leslie Mirungu reports

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 01:50 UN Humanitarian Officials Announce Worsening Food Crisis In Somalia.

    UN Humanitarian Officials Announce Worsening Food Crisis In Somalia.

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    United Nations humanitarian officials in Somalia have announced that the country's humanitarian crisis will worsen in the coming year.

  • 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

  • 02:02 Somalia Unrest: Al-Shabaab Militants Take Towns

    Somalia Unrest: Al-Shabaab Militants Take Towns

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    In Somalia, Al Shabaab has reportedly taken control of a third town - apparently after African Union forces withdrew. The militants have been retaking towns in south-western Somalia since Friday. AMISOM forces withdrew from Buqda town late on Saturday - l

  • 02:15 Women  In Mogadishu Protest Against Al Shabaab

    Women In Mogadishu Protest Against Al Shabaab

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    Hundreds of women have protested in the capital Mogadishu against Al Shabab. The demonstration follows a spate of attacks by the militant group. Abdulaziz Billow 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

  • 02:39 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

  • 01:48 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.

  • 02:30 Somali Refugee Community Thrives In Johannesburg, South Africa

    Somali Refugee Community Thrives In Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Somali entrepreneurs are sharing their skills with South Africa’s local business owners and employees. Julie Scheier reports

  • 01:27 Somalia's Bulla Burdo Airport To Reopen

    Somalia's Bulla Burdo Airport To Reopen

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    Final touches are being applied on the runway of the Bulla Burdo Airport, in Hiiran, Somalia.The airport's renovation is aimed at facilitating commercial and humanitarian access to the town, which had been obstructed by Al Shabaab activities in the region

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 02:35 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02:14 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

  • 02:43 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

  • 01:45 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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