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Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar


Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Shafi’i has extensive experience in journalism, international relations, and football management. He is the founder of Somali Sports Press Association, a long-time sports journalist and a member of the International Sports Press Association.

Shafi’i has a Master’s Degree in international Relations obtained at De Montfort University in Leicester and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Multimedia journalism from the University of Northampton. The photo shows Shafi’i in action while at CAF Centre of Excellence in Cameroon.

Former international Minister Hamza Said Hamza appointed Somali minister for youth and sport. Photo: Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

Ex International Appointed Somali Minister for Youth and Sport

History has been made in Somalia, as former Ocean Stars defender, Hamza Said Hamza, has been appointed the country's minister for youth and sport,...
duran ahmed farah at nocsom general assembly. Photo by Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

Somali Sporting Family Cheers as Former NOCSOM Boss Appointed Minister of...

Duran Ahmed Farah, a humanitarian worker and an influential sporting leader who lent a forceful commitment to the development of sport in Somalia, has...
Former CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye. File Photo CECAFA Media.

Nicholas Musonye Announces Candidacy For Football Kenya Federation Presidency

Former Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) General Secretary, Nicholas Musonye, announced his intention to run for the presidency of Football...
Children of slain journalists line up for financial assistance by Somali female journalists. Photo courtesy SWJF.

Somali Female Journalists Present Cash to Children of Slain Colleagues

Thanks to Somali female journalists for their understanding and thanks to them for doing something great that male Somali journalists have yet been unable...
IFJ Executive committee member and NUSOJ secretary General Omar Faruk Osman Nur addressing at IFJ conference on June 10 2016.

Somali Women’s Media Watchdog Praises Election of NUSOJ Boss to IFJ...

Omar Faruk Osman, recently elected Secretary General of National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and executive committee member of the International Federation of Journalists...
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Somali Journalists’ Union Boss Escapes Assassination Attempt

The brutal attack comes a day after the NUSOJ boss denounced a controversial media law passed by the Somali parliament on Monday.
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Bana Abdalla Ali Resigns as Africa’s Inter City Basketball Commissioner

The London Underground Engineer announced his resignation in a letter sent to the president of East and Central Africa Inter City Basketball Committee, Mr. Simon Msoffe

Somali Athlete Resumes Training in UK After Leaving War-Torn Homeland

Somali National Olympic Committee Secretary General, Duran Ahmed Farah, and a three-member delegation, visited athletes in a training session at Hillingdon athletic club

Will Crimea Dispute Put The World At Risk of Another War?

Russia threatens to use Nuclear weapons due to what it described as interference by western governments in the dispute between Russia and Ukraine over the ownership of Crimea.
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South African Charity Lends Helping Hands to Orphans and Disabled People

The largest charity in Africa has started a special programme that helps vulnerable people took over two centres that hold hundreds of orphans and street children.

Somali Olympics Founder Urges Government to Foster Peace Through Sports

Mr. Sheegow delivered the call in a high profile meeting with members of the Somali Sporting family under the leadership of Somali NOC Secretary General Duran Ahmed Farah.
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West Midlands Police Commissioner Candidate Vows End to Racism Against Somalis

During a press conference at his office in the city of Birmingham on Wednesday, the candidate said the 21st of August election is very much important for the Somali community to have a beautiful decision on their future and well being.
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London-Based Charity Distributes Cash Aid to Patients At Mogadishu Hospital

A London-based charity, led by Dahir Ali Kulmie and his secretary General Abdisalam Maoumin, distributed cash aid to patients at Mogadishu Hospital
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Somali FA Displays Report Magazine in London

Former Somali Football Federation executive committee member Dr. Hussein Diriye Afrah said he was very happy with the real changes of football development made in the country praising the current SFF authorities for their commitment to promoting foo

Somali Olympic Committee Concludes Sporting Development Courses in Kismayo

National Olympic Committee of Somalia completes round three of sport development programs in Kismayo, Somalia, after decades of bloodshed and lawlessness.

London Somalis Help Expand Fire and Emergence Services Throughout Somalia

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar reports that the Somali community in London is helping develop Mogadishu Fire and emergency services.
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Somali FA Spearheads Regional Level Leagues

The first team from the semi-autonomous Somali state of Puntland arrived in the capital Mogadishu on Friday as part of the preparations for the country's regional leagues.

Somali FA Annual Congress Approves Major Moves Forward in 2013

SFF president Ali Said Guled Roble thanked stakeholders for protecting Somali football from collapsing in 2013, urging further efforts to make Somali football stronger
Mr Felix waterhouse addresses the ceremony Photo By Ubah Olad

White Star Youth Association Youngsters Awarded

The White Star Youth association runs Learning Support Centres in Tottenham and Wood Green organized a colourful achievement award ceremony
Somali Parliament Speaker Mohamed Sheik Osman Jawari

Sacking Prime Ministers, Somalia’s Endless Drama

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar reports Somalia has not yet found a person they could elect as Prime Minister long enough to stabilize the country, but they are trying again.