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Hassan Ali Gesey, Somalia Correspondent

Hassan Ali Gesey is an experienced correspondent in Mogadishu, Somalia. Learn more about Hassan at Facebook or NewsBlaze.

Prominent Journalist Omar Faruk Arrested in Mogadishu By CID Forces
Omar Faruk Osman who claims to be the president of National Journalists (NUSOJ) was arrested in Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon by Somali government security forces.
16:05 Aug 19, 2013 PST
Heritage Institute for Policy Studies Responds to Monitoring Group Allegations
The July 2013 UN Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group report contains false allegations against the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies and its director.
09:19 Jul 21, 2013 PST
Dalsan Radio Reporter Critically Injured after Mogasishu Blast
Dalsan radio reporter, Mascud Abdullahi Adam was critically injured in the port town of Kismayo on Wednesday after Raskamboni militias and the Kenyan Army in Kismayo opened fire, following a heavy bomb blast.
16:23 Jul 20, 2013 PST
Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys Surrenders to Somali Government
Initial reports pointed out that Sheik Hasan Dahir Aweys who was previously in the ranks surrendered to the government.
12:38 Jun 5, 2012 PST
IFJ Executive Committee Member Accused of Fraud
The meeting observed that Omar and Abdirisaq had also become dictatorial and was not therefore serving the interest of the members but their own interest.
07:09 Jan 28, 2012 PST
NUSOJ Spearheads Conference to Honor Slain Somali Journalists
Most of the participants were journalists, diplomats, Somali lawmakers, ministries from the transitional federal government, Somali Ambassador to Kenya, Somali civil society representatives, Somali youth leaders, International press freedom organiza
21:28 Nov 26, 2011 PST
NUSOJ Saddened By Continued Violence Against Journalists in Puntland
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is saddened by the continued violence against journalists in Puntland as another broadcast journalist was shot and severely wounded in the commercial port town of Bosaso, in Puntland.
12:29 Sep 23, 2011 PST
SYAO Condemns Awarding of Weapons to Young Children By Al Shabaab
The second prize-winners received an AK-47 and $500, while the third prize was two hand grenades and $400.
07:43 Sep 22, 2011 PST
Malaysian TV Journalist Killed, Another Wounded in Mogadishu Shoot Out
The National Union of Somali Journalists condemns the shooting incident that left a Malaysian cameraman dead and meanwhile another journalist was wounded in Mogadishu's KM4 area on late Friday afternoon.
17:50 Sep 3, 2011 PST
UN Predicts Outbreak of Cholera in Somalia
This is another new problem! These days the distribution is limited only in Mogadishu.
05:47 Aug 15, 2011 PST
Prime Minister of Somalia Dr. Abdiweli Ali Announces His Cabinet Ministries
Dr. Ali had entirely reshuffled the former Farmaajo cabinet bringing in new names for parliamentary approval.
06:18 Jul 21, 2011 PST
NUSOJ General Assembly Kicks Off in Mogadishu
The Interim Supreme Council president Burhaan Ahmed Daahir, in his welcome remarks thanked the Ministry of Information, Posts and Telecommunication and Ministry of labor, Social Affairs, Youth and Sports for their support. He also thanked the delega
12:09 May 29, 2011 PST
Somali Youths Launch Campaign on Facebook to Overthrow Al Shabab
SYAO started this activity earlier this month and immediately successfully spread the idea to over 1700 registered youths on Facebook and Pal talk pages.
18:35 May 28, 2011 PST
Washington Warns Somalia over MPs Travel Ban
More than 40 MPs of the Somalia Transitional Parliament were not permitted to travel from Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu to various destinations.
08:27 May 11, 2011 PST
Hawiya Elders in Kenya Elect New Leader
The meeting highlighted the importance of unity among the Hawiye community in Nairobi and called on the elders to cooperate with each other.
18:40 Apr 10, 2011 PST
Somaliland Arrests Two Journalists Over Posting Secessionist Fliers
It is not yet clear who distributed the leaflets in the town of Boorama in the overnight.
07:23 Apr 4, 2011 PST
Director and News Editor Arrested for Negative Reporting Against The Government
Abdimalik Yusuf, chairman of Shabelle Media, told CPJ the Interior Ministry ordered the media house today to publicly apologize for the report and to sign a letter stating that they would refrain from negative reporting about the government.
20:05 Mar 29, 2011 PST
Former NUSOJ Secretary General Accused of Extreme Fraud
The union has filed an indictment case against Omar Faruk Osman and Abdirisak Omar Ismail at the regional court in Mogadishu. The court invited him to appear in the court to defend himself but he did not comply and left the country on 16th March 201
05:18 Mar 25, 2011 PST
TFG Troops Weaken Al Shabaab Forces in Somalia
The government troops have recently been trained in the Isiola region of Kenya where the government planned to attack the positions of Al Shabaab in order to capture the Jubba region.
07:38 Mar 23, 2011 PST
Hawiye Elders in Kenya Participate in a High Level Meeting in Nairobi
Mr Mohamed also urged the elders to make efforts towards defeating the foreign fighters in Hawiye territory.
05:59 Mar 7, 2011 PST
TFG and AMISOM Forces Disrupt Extremists' Operations in Mogadishu
This week's operations are intended to disrupt the extremist insurgents the space and means to harass and extort money from the population to fund their terrorism.
11:41 Feb 27, 2011 PST
SYAO Organizes Peace Tournament in Hagardher Camp
Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, the chairman of SYAO, who organized the open tournament said on the phone that this sports campaign is important for all young Somalis. He promised that SYAO will continue to boost the awareness of youths in the refugee camps.
05:57 Feb 25, 2011 PST
Somali Government Condemns Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu
Seven people lost their lives in the attack and 35 others were wounded. Fifteen of the injured were discharged from hospital after receiving mild treatment. While 20 of them are still in the hospital. The dead include two children aged 10 and 11 who
18:04 Feb 21, 2011 PST
Journalist Detained Overnight Was Released On Bail In Central Somalia
Bulhan's arrest comes days after the radio he was working for was banned by the Ahlu Sunna Administration. It is believed that his arrest is associated with the ban.
11:35 Feb 13, 2011 PST
NUSOJ Replaces Corrupt Leaders in Somalia
The former Secretary General of the union, Omar Faruk Osman has been accused of extreme fraud, obtaining money from the International Federation of Journalists' (IFJ) Safety Fund and other donors belonging to wounded or killed journalists on 2009 S
09:51 Feb 11, 2011 PST
Al Shabab Extremists Attack Somali Govermnet Forces in Mogadishu
Al Shabab extremists attacked Somali government forces during the night between Wednesday and Thursday in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The militia used a hand grenade in their attack.
11:41 Feb 10, 2011 PST
170 Somali Refugees Released From Kenyan Prisons
Shabelle, a local radio station in Mogadishu, reported that the Somali ambassador in Kenya made extraordinary efforts in order to achieve the release of the many Somali prisoners in Mombasa.
13:48 Feb 4, 2011 PST
Somali Parliament to Extend Mandate for Another Three Years
The meeting was chaired by Sharif Hassan, the speaker of parliament. More than 435 lawmakers attended the vote and 421 voted in favour of the extension of the mandate.
09:33 Feb 4, 2011 PST
Somali Businessman Shot in Nairobi
Kenyan bandits frequently kill and rob Somali people in Eastlight village in Nairobi.
07:32 Feb 4, 2011 PST
Somalia Faces Severe Water Crisis as Drought Looms
Somalia is facing a severe water shortage following failure of the short rains also known as Deyr, heightening fears of deepening humanitarian crisis in coming months, a new report shows.
14:37 Jan 28, 2011 PST
Al Shabaab Leader Wounded in Battle
The injuries of the spokesman could affect Al Shabaab for he is responsible for the production and distribution of propaganda to the media in their fight against the TFG and African Union peacekeepers.
05:35 Jan 28, 2011 PST
Somaliland Editor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
Mohamud Abdi Jama, the editor of the private daily Waheen, guilty on charges of defamation and 'spreading false news,' local journalists told CPJ. The judge who issued the ruling on Saturday also fined Jama six million shillings (US$900).
18:51 Jan 26, 2011 PST
New Political Alliance Aims to Oust Current Somali President
Ali Gedi has put a lot of effort in a campaign against the current Somali President. He has already been working with Somali MP's located in Nairobi, Kenya, to make them support the Gedi's rise to power.
09:11 Jan 25, 2011 PST
Osama Bin Laden Threatens to Kill French Hostages in Somalia
In the message Bin Laden said that if France does not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, the French hostages held by Al Qaeda will be killed.
07:51 Jan 23, 2011 PST
Al Shabaab Kills Two Somali Women for Their Patriotism
Reports say that the two women were killed on Monday after they refused to hand over the national Somali flag to Al Shabaab members. All of this took place in Shalambod district in the lower Shabelle region of Somalia.
11:55 Jan 20, 2011 PST
Somali Women and Youth Launch An Angry Protest Against Al Shabaab
Mohiyadin Hassan Afrah, chairman of the Banadiir region elders committee, addressed the protesters and denounced Al Shabaab leaders who are not behaving in the best interest of civilians by refusing humanitarian aid.
09:40 Jan 20, 2011 PST
Al Shabaab Bomb Makers Die in Explosion
The explosion took place on Saturday afternoon according to Radio Mogadishu, the government controlled radio station. The five members of Al Shabaab are said to be the very same specialists that always prepare explosives for the bomb attacks agains
09:32 Jan 16, 2011 PST
Somaliland-U.S. Joint Operation Apprehend Al Shabaab Members
The Al Shabaab members were apprehended in a joint operation involving the authority of the breakaway state of Somaliland and the United States of America according to intelligence sources. The operation took place early on Saturday morning.
05:49 Jan 16, 2011 PST
Somali Military Executes Three Soldiers
A Somali military court under the Transitional Federal Government has conducted the execution of three soldiers on Saturday after they had been found guilty of murder charges.
17:00 Jan 15, 2011 PST
Somali Journalists Condemn The Detention of Journalist By Al Shabaab Group
The journalists met on Tuesday in the Barakat hotel in Nairobi to protest the way Al Shabab behaves towards journalists working in Somalia.
18:28 Jan 13, 2011 PST
Zimbabwean Killed in Mudug Region By Unknown Militia
Unknown militia gunmen have shot and killed a Zimbabwean citizen who was working with a foreign company in the Mudug region of central Somalia.
12:50 Jan 13, 2011 PST
SYAO Celebrates Return of The Somali Embassy in Kenya
The Somali Youth Advocacy Organization, SYAO, organized a soccer tournament to celebrate the return of the Somali embassy in Kenya on December 7th last year.
08:02 Jan 11, 2011 PST
Al Shabaab Commander Arrested in Central Somalia
Somalia's Al shabaab militant group have detained members of the group in Galgudud region of central Somalia after being charged with stealing money, local elders said on Friday.
17:29 Jan 8, 2011 PST
Extremist Group Attacks Old Port of Mogadishu
A heavy fight broke out in the old port in North Mogadishu on Saturday. Al Shabaab militia attacked AMISOM troops in the Somali capital.
13:09 Jan 8, 2011 PST
Somali Journalist Imprisoned By Al-Shabaab Extremists
Mohamed Ali Mohamud, nicknamed 'Madka' has been in jail for two months now after Al Shabab militia forces raided his house in the Karan district of north Mogadishu.
06:34 Jan 8, 2011 PST
Somali Youth Concert Kept Nairobi Awake
The musical concert which was showcased by the popular musician named Salad Darbi in Nairobi on Saturday night to usher in the New Year was one that many fans of music from all walks of life attended with gender parity.
06:15 Jan 6, 2011 PST
January Offensive in Somalia
A military source in the Somali government announced last week that government troops and AMISOM peace keepers are preparing an attack on all fronts in southern Somalia, especially the port town of Kismayo.
14:01 Jan 5, 2011 PST
  

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