HAPPY EID MUBARAK FROM SOMALIUPDATE ONLINE

Sunday June 25, 2017 - 07:54:57

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — As Muslims worldwide and Somalis in Somalia celebrate the first day of Eid al-Fitr today on Sunday, we, Somali Update Online wish all Muslims happy Eid.

Eid depends on sighting of the new moon, which marks the start of the month in Islam's lunar calendar.

Muslims Worldwide Start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

Saturday June 24, 2017 - 23:02:45

RIYADH (Somali Update Online) — Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states will celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast on Sunday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, regional media said on Saturday.

President Farmajo met his Ugandan Counterpart Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on Friday June 23, 2017

Somalia Renews Bid to Join East African Community

Saturday June 24, 2017 - 17:50:10

KAMPALA (Somali Update Online) — Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has called leaders of the East African Community (EAC) to review Somalia's application to join the inter-governmental organization submitted in 2012.

Somalis are now busy preparing the 57th anniversaries of both 26th of June and 1st of July.

Did Somalis Become Independent Before They Learnt Who They Really Are?

Saturday June 24, 2017 - 09:42:06

As any other nation on earth we Somalis can never escape from our history; it really shapes our future and will ever continue to shape it according to circumstance and time unless we try to lift our thinking little higher and start thinking the unthinkable.

President Farmajo among African leaders attending Refugee Solidarity Summit hosted by Uganda.

Somali President Farmajo's Thankful Speech at the Refugee Solidarity Summit in Uganda

Saturday June 24, 2017 - 09:31:06

PRESIDENT FARMAAJO'S SPEECH AT THE REFUGEE SOLIDARITY SUMMIT, KAMPALA-UGANDA

IFJ: Demand of Closure of Al-Jazeera is Restriction of Freedom of Speech

Saturday June 24, 2017 - 09:24:52

BRUSSELS (Somali Update Online) — Saudi Arabia led coalition today sent an ultimatum to Qatar with 13 demands to be met within the next 10 days in order to end Qatar crisis, including the closure of Al Jazeera and other news outlets funded by Qatar.

Puntland security forces tighten security ahead of Eid. | File Photo.

Somalia: Puntland Tightens Security Ahead of Eid Celebrations

Friday June 23, 2017 - 15:56:39

GAROWE (Somali Update Online) — Security forces of Somalia's Puntland State have stepped up measures to tighten the security in the main cities ahead of Eidul Fitr celebrations that will start on Sunday to mark the end of the Ramadan Month.

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince| File Photo.

Blackwater Founder's FSG Signs Security Deal with South West State in Somalia

Friday June 23, 2017 - 14:41:35

NAIROBI — Frontier Services Group (FSG) , co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services for a regional development project in Somalia.

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. | File Photo.

Arab States Demand Qatar Closes Jazeera, Cuts Back Ties to Iran

Friday June 23, 2017 - 13:46:32

DUBAI — Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

KENYA: Three Killed in Gun Attack on Bank in Kenyan Northeast

Friday June 23, 2017 - 13:41:04

NAIROBI — Attackers shot and killed three people in a raid on a commercial bank in northeast Kenya's on Friday, police said.

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HAPPY EID MUBARAK FROM SOMALIUPDATE ONLINE

MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — As Muslims worldwide and Somalis in Somalia celebrate the first day of Eid al-Fitr today on Sunday, we, Somali Update Online wish all Muslims happy Eid.

Did Somalis Become Independent Before They Learnt Who They Really Are?

As any other nation on earth we Somalis can never escape from our history; it really shapes our future and will ever continue to shape it according to circumstance and time unless we try to lift our thinking little higher and start thinking the unthinkable.

Somali President Farmajo's Thankful Speech at the Refugee Solidarity Summit in Uganda

PRESIDENT FARMAAJO'S SPEECH AT THE REFUGEE SOLIDARITY SUMMIT, KAMPALA-UGANDA

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