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First Export of Responsible & Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold from Eastern Congo to Canada

First Export of Responsible & Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold from Eastern Congo to Canada

OTTAWA, Canada (RBC Radio)  Partnership Africa Canada and Fair Trade Jewellery Co. today announce the first export of conflict-free and traceable artisanal gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada. The milestone comes a month after Partnership Africa Canada announced the Just Gold project had implemented a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal […]

SOMALIA: Puntland security forces raid ISIS base in eastern town

SOMALIA: Puntland security forces raid ISIS base in eastern town

GALKAYO (RBC Radio)  Puntland security forces raided ISIS militant group base in Urur town killing several militants and destroying the base, Puntland military chief General Said Mohamed Hersi (alias Said Dhere) said. In a media briefing in Galkayo, General Said Dhere said the security forces conducted planned operation to destroy the militants hideout base in […]

SOMALIA: Somali Govt commemorates 26th June amid the start of the independence week

SOMALIA: Somali Govt commemorates 26th June amid the start of the independence week

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo attended the commemoration of the national day of 26th June, the day Somalia’s northern region got independence from British Colony in 1960, amid the start of the National Independence Week. President Farmajo made national address in which he sought public support to defeat another colony which he […]

SOMALIA: Turkish military training camp to open soon in Somalia capital

SOMALIA: Turkish military training camp to open soon in Somalia capital

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) Turkish military training camp will soon open in Somalia capital, Mogadishu, Somali Foreign Minister Yusuf Garaad Omar said. The military training base, the largest one by Turkish forces in overseas, is now in its final stage of construction and equipping. In an interview with Turkish news agency, Anadolu, Mr. Garaad lauded the […]

SOMALIA: Puntland accuses Somaliland of financing Al-Shabab activities

SOMALIA: Puntland accuses Somaliland of financing Al-Shabab activities

GAROWE (RBC Radio) The President of Puntland State of Somalia Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gaas has warned the neighboring Somaliland to stop “supporting and financing” Al-Shabab activities in the region saying that the terrorists will not spare anyone. “I am sad that there are people who are our neighbors who pay time in supporting Al-Shabab. I […]

UK: Six hurt as car hits crowd in Newcastle Eid prayers ground

UK: Six hurt as car hits crowd in Newcastle Eid prayers ground

LONDON (RBC Radio)  Six people, including three children, were injured when a car mounted a kerb and ploughed into a crowd of people outside a sports centre in Newcastle, the BBC reported. It happened outside Westgate Sports Centre where an event was taking place to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Two children are in intensive […]

SOMALIA: Puntland president calls unity against terrorists amid Eid celebrations in Garowe

SOMALIA: Puntland president calls unity against terrorists amid Eid celebrations in Garowe

GAROWE (RBC Radio) The President of Puntland State of Somalia Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gaas has praised how united people in his region celebrated the Eid al-Fitr on Sunday as majority of the Muslim world started the first day of the Eid today. President Gaas urged the public to continue collaborating the security forces to tackle […]

SOMALIA: President Farmajo, PM Khaire attend Eid Prayers in Mogadishu

SOMALIA: President Farmajo, PM Khaire attend Eid Prayers in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) Somali government top officials participated Eid Prayers in Mogadishu Mosque on Sunday as Muslims in the world start Eid al-Fitr holiday on Sunday ending the Holy Month of Ramadan. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire attended the prayers with thousands of Mogadishu residents in a very tight security […]

SOMALIA: Federal government extends three days of holiday for civil servants

SOMALIA: Federal government extends three days of holiday for civil servants

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) Somalia Federal Government announced three days of public holiday for all civil servants starting from Sunday as the first day of the Eid al-Fitr. Muslim world countries announced that Sunday is the first day of Shawal Month, marking the end of the Holy Month Ramadan. The Ministry of Labour announced the public […]

SOMALIA: Blackwater founder signs security contract with South West state of Somalia

SOMALIA: Blackwater founder signs security contract with South West state of Somalia

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) The founder of Blackwater firm Erik Prince, whose company once charged with killings of civilians in Iraq, has signed a security contract with South West State of Somalia, Reuters news agency reported. Erik Prince is co-founder Frontier Services Group (FSG), a Hong-Kong listed security firm. The company will offer an integrated solution […]

SOMALIA: President Farmajo thanks Uganda for hosting Somali refugees (Full Speech)

SOMALIA: President Farmajo thanks Uganda for hosting Somali refugees (Full Speech)

PRESIDENT FARMAAJO’S SPEECH AT THE REFUGEE SOLIDARITY SUMMIT, KAMPALA-UGANDA Excellences and Distinguished delegates Let me start by thanking H.E Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda for hosting the Uganda Solidarity Summit for Refugees. I would also like to thank H.E Antonio Guteres, the United Nations Secretary General for co-hosting this summit and his […]

KENYA: Suspected Al-Shabab militants kill 5 in Elwak

KENYA: Suspected Al-Shabab militants kill 5 in Elwak

NAIROBI (RBC Radio) Suspected Al-Shabab militants shot and killed five, including people, including two Kenyan police officers after raid on a local bank in Elwak town, local officials said. Three civilians are among those killed, according to Mandera South police chief Charles Chacha. The police said the militant armed with AK-47 rifles arrived the Equity Bank […]

SOMALIA: Jubbaland Sports and Youth Minister dies in Mogadishu car bomb attack

SOMALIA: Jubbaland Sports and Youth Minister dies in Mogadishu car bomb attack

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) Jubbaland Minister for Youth and Sports Mohamed Yusuf Aw-Libah is confirmed dead after he was injured in yesterday’s car bomb attack on Waberi Police Station in Mogadishu. The minister who was in official business in Mogadishu was in his car driving on the main Maka al Mukarama road when he sustained critical […]

SOMALIA: Cabinet passes the Draft National Communications Act

SOMALIA: Cabinet passes the Draft National Communications Act

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) The Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia has unanimously passed the draft National Communications Act, submitted by the Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology. This act is one of the oldest draft laws that was not passed by the Parliament. However, the Ministry has in the last couple of months accelerated […]

SOMALIA: Jubbaland minister wounded in today’s Mogadishu car bomb

SOMALIA: Jubbaland minister wounded in today’s Mogadishu car bomb

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) Jubbaland minister for youth and sports Mohamed Yusuf Aw-Libax is among more than ten people wounded in today’s car bomb that hit the entrance of Waberi Police Station in Mogadishu. At least 10 people died in the blast which the Al-Shabab militant group claimed its responsibility. Aw-libax was in official business in […]

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