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Hassan Ali Gesey

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Hassan Ali Gesey is an experienced correspondent in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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.

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.

Dalsan Radio Reporter Critically Injured after Kismayo 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 targeted them

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

UN Predicts Outbreak of Cholera in Somalia

This is another new problem! These days the distribution is limited only in Mogadishu.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Hawiye Elders in Kenya Participate in a High Level Meeting in...

Mr Mohamed also urged the elders to make efforts towards defeating the foreign fighters in Hawiye territory.

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.